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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

Can you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Lincoln movers
Todd W.
Great move
M&K Movers LLCM&K Movers LLC
Caleb Y.
Best movers you can hire in the Lincoln area hands down. Will definitely hire them again for any future needs. Look no further than 30 Minute Moves!
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Erica B.
Utilized every minute and got the move sone quickly.
Fantroys Phenomenal ServicesFantroys Phenomenal Services
Zach M.
I requested help to move a giant couch that I had gotten stuck in my hallway. We found that we could not move it into my apartment so we had to go over my balcony and they had all the equipment for that (I even live on the 3rd floor) just to move one couch other companies were quoting me around $250-300 but they did it for $50 with no complaints! If I ever need any help moving things out I’ll be reaching out!
C&R Customer ServicesC&R Customer Services
Kaye T.
I was in a time crush to have a bed moved and after calling around and it not being a job worth the movers time, Tim at Black Belt Movers said he could have his guys stop in before going to their scheduled move for that morning and help with my request. Not only were they at the location bright and early but there was no hassle of getting this huge bed from the house for me to load and bring back to Texas !!! Thank you Guys. If I ever need again, you are who I will call!!!
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Krista G.
Easy to work with. Movers arrived on time and were very efficient. Would use again!
30-Minute Moves30-Minute Moves
Ryler D.
Flexible, willing to move my couch when I wasn't present in the city for a fair price.
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Jenna S.
We had a great experience with 30-Minute Moves. I would recommend them to anyone!
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Leslie R.
I requested help to move a few things. They responded and came out the same day! They were helpful and professional.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Marcel K.
They did a great job, would definitely use them again and recommended them for anyone who needs to move items
30-Minute Moves30-Minute Moves
Suzanne S.
I highly recommend Elite Movers. They are very professional and friendly. They did a cross country move for us and they were very careful handling everything. They were prompt in every way and kept us informed with each step of the process. Terrell and Trey were great and didn’t even complain about the 110 degree heat index here in south Louisiana while they were unloading 😀
Elite MoversElite Movers
Sheila M.
Very professional, kind and skilled. I appreciated Mark’s experience and ability. He got right to it and moved the heavy item down the stairs just as I requested.
Steph J.
We had a smaller job, but we needed it completed fast. Ryan’s team showed up right on time, were very pleasant, and super fast. I have worked with four different moving companies the past two months and although this was a small project, M&K were the best by far.
M&K Movers LLCM&K Movers LLC
Anil k.
Hunter and Jared were like super humans....so very polite, shifted my 1 bedroom apartment in an hour. I wasn't very sure hiring 30- minute Moves but i am happy i went ahead with them for my loading/unloading. Now I understand why they have so awesome reviews. Job very well done.
30-Minute Moves30-Minute Moves
Sydney S.
They showed up right on time and got straight to work! We were very stressed about whether or not all of our stuff was going to fit or not and somehow they got it all in the Uhaul! All 3 of them were very nice, treated our things well and got it done fast! I can’t thank them enough for helping us out. We seriously could not have done our move without them.
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