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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

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. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

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.

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.

Reviews for Omaha movers
Thumbtack Customer
I called around to several moving companies to move my baby grand and I was surprised how few movers actually had the equipment. Murphys not only had the right equipment but the price was the same as a regular piano. The movers moved it quickly and without damage. I will definitely use Murphy's again!
Murphy Moving, Inc.Murphy Moving, Inc.
Megan S.
So easy to work with! They were very quick to pick up the piano moving job and we’re very happy with the move!
HOMES-Helping Others Move EffortlesslyHOMES-Helping Others Move Effortlessly
Austin L.
Do NOT do business with this company. Scheduled a move and paid in advance, did not show up on moving day, no communication! Scam!
Elite MoversElite Movers
Pat S.
Professional and personable service. Very accommodating with my move from one apt to another within the same building. My only comment is that they forgot to move my microwave. Since it wasn’t a long distant move it wasn’t a significant problem.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Susan D.
Jacobi, Zach. And Ramsey were professional and reliable. They did a great job taking care of my personal possessions and getting them moved to my new home in Florida. Black Belt movers spent time to ensure I got the service I needed and provided an accurate estimate for my move. Definitely recommend them for household goods moving!
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Murphy Moving. I needed a cabinet moved from one room to another; however, the move involved stairs and I could not do it myself, and I have no one around who could help me. Murphy Moving was the only company who responded to my Thumbtack request. The owner contacted me immediately and the move was complete a day later. I really appreciated that there was a company in Omaha who would tackle such a small job.
Murphy Moving, Inc.Murphy Moving, Inc.
Laura A.
Movers did a great job
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Dwayne D.
Due to no fault of the movers, the start time for my appointment was delayed because of a prior customer's appointment. Once the movers arrived, everything went splendid. And to my surprise, instead of expecting two movers, I got three for the price of two. On top of that I received a 10% discount for my inconvenience. All of my merchandise was secured and transported without anything being moved without being cracked or broken. The guys were friendly, knowledgeable and new exactly how to move furniture. Although this was not an easy job, these mover's performance was excellent. Would I use Black Belt again? Most differently! Thanks Black Belt.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Julie T.
They moved a couple items for me and it went smoothly!
Elite MoversElite Movers
LeeAnn R.
This is the first time we have used a professional mover and located one online. We put out move needs on Thumbtack, and got several replies. But the first company to respond was Fred’s Transportation. Not only did they give us a very reasonable price quote, but they responded to every text message we sent within a couple of hours. When the move day came, they were on time (even letting us know when they were on the way), came completely prepared with tools, and were professional, friendly and extremely efficient. They moved more than we had estimated for, and stayed within the agreed timeframe. I would totally recommend Fred’s, and we will definitely use them when we move in the future. Thank you for making our move a pleasant and stress-less chore!
Fred’s TransportationFred’s Transportation
Theresa B.
These guys were great to work with and they are a funny crew. They had me laughing! They came in and got right to work. I’ve hired many moving companies before and this company was, by far, the best one! If I ever move again....I will definitely be using them again! Thank you so much for making this a stress-free move.
HOMES-Helping Others Move EffortlesslyHOMES-Helping Others Move Effortlessly
Sharon F.
The movers were both very personable and easy to work with.
Bellhops Moving (Omaha, NE)Bellhops Moving (Omaha, NE)
Redarin D.
Really hard workers, they made my move very easy
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service and friendly - will use again for future moving projects.
Arguijo Cleaning , gutters cleaning & holiday ..Arguijo Cleaning , gutters cleaning & holiday ..
Christine K.
Furniture moved and reassembled, excellent job I will use these guys again.
Smooth MovesSmooth Moves
Pam C.
They did a wonderful job moving however, I was told prior to the move that I would be charged an hourly rate and a landfill fee. When I was billed after the move they added a $25.00 per item charge on top of the hourly rate and landfill fee. I never would have hired these guys if I knew that was a case. Make sure you ask about undisclosed fees before hiring.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Jay Y.
Josh and Conor were great! They are very friendly and professional. My stuff were well arranged and moved with caution. They are also very efficient! I would highly recommend these two enthusiastic young men to those who need moving service!!
Midwest Valued MoversMidwest Valued Movers
Anita B.
We haven't moved yet. Up to this point they have been very professional and responsive.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move went very smoothly. The 3 gentlemen were professional and great with handling the furniture.
Murphy Moving, Inc.Murphy Moving, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Steve is the best! Quick to respond and very careful moving my item. Highly recommend!
Red Sky Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I had an overall great experience with Innerlight Moving. They were extremely conscientious about moving my furniture, they took time to carefully wrap up and protect my furniture that way it wouldn't get scratched or otherwise ruined in the move. They were kind and easy to work with. My one complaint would be the amount of time it took for them to move me. I was expecting that the move would be completed in 3 hours tops - and it ended up taking closer to 5 hours. Not the worse thing in the world, because as I stated earlier - they were being very careful with my belongings, and I'd rather have them take extra time to do that than to have ruined furniture. But the time commitment was something I wasn't anticipating, especially being in a crunch for time that day. Overall, they did a great job.
Carla W.
We need help with a long distance move for our son. Quick work and great to deal with.
Fred’s TransportationFred’s Transportation
Jerome C.
My son had some heavy furniture in his basement, and had suffered some water damage to that area. He and a friend tried and failed to move the furniture so the water damage could be fixed. Black belt movers got the job done in about 40 minutes.
Black Belt MoversBlack Belt Movers
Alexis R.
They did a fantastic job with moving all of my heavy furniture with little to no damage. Further, they went above and beyond to move my 75” TV safely, which I was most worried about. Very quick and professional, would recommend to anyone interested in working with a professional company.
Anne B.
Jaron, Austin and Christian were perfect! I could not have had a better experience. They were knowledgeable, friendly, professional and moved my furniture quickly. They went above and beyond my expectations, I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone wanting to move.
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