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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Manchester movers
Morgan N.
Po's moving was great! They called to confirm my move a week before, then again the day before. They let me know when they'd be arriving the morning of the move. Two movers arrived that morning. They were kind and friendly and very professional! They wrapped all my furniture and moved it all quickly and efficiently. It could not have gone more smoothly and I would absolutely hire them again!
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Gino B.
There are so many movers to choose from, that's why I'm letting you know that Stark Moving and Storage is the one and only mover to consider. I am so happy with the care, speed and quality that these professionals give you for your money. I highly recommend Stark if you need a mover that you can trust.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Mary F.
We have not moved yet but preliminarily all seems to be in order. Once we complete the move, we shall write a review.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
My move had to me re-scheduled to the next day through no fault of the movers. The move before me way underestimated how much stuff they had. It was not an issue with me at all. The guys came 1/2 hour early than the estimated time. Bith worked very hard and well together loading and unloading my things. They were nice and personable. Very apologetic about the day before and asking to change the day of my move. Moving is stressful as every one knows. The guys were great and the move went well. I highly recommend them!
J and J Services MovingJ and J Services Moving
Robert W.
Fast, efficient, and reasonably priced. Although the job was firm fixed price, they wasted no time in getting the furniture moved out and moved back in at the new location.
J and J Services MovingJ and J Services Moving
Julia D.
CJ and Anthony helped us a lot during the move-in date. They were on time, careful with our items and very professional. It was easy to communicate with the company before the actual move-in date, they were responding quickly and answered all our questions. Highly recommend Vetrun Movers. Thank you, guys!
Vetrun MoversVetrun Movers
Sean P.
Very good move with Frank and his team!
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Eric B.
Hebert Movers was prompt, efficient and courteous. Highly recommend.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Kristina p.
It was a pleasant experience to work with these guys. The move went smoothly. They were very professional, got the job done in record time. Will definitely work with you again if I need to move. Great job.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Dennis G.
They were great. Had me moved across town in 2.5 hours
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Jessica D.
We had an awesome experience with Laid Back Moving today! They moved everything in quickly and efficiently and took care with our belongings. Their price was more than reasonable and they were super friendly, nice guys. Can’t ask for more than a great job done by great people for a great price. I will definitely be using them again for any moving needs we have in the future!
Laid Back MovingLaid Back Moving
Chris M.
Takes cares of your belongings. First mover I’ve used that hasn’t broken anything!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Jake D.
BEET BANG FOR THE BUCK. Moved me from Manchester to Boston for $525. They move fast and focused on the job at hand; nothing else. These guy are the real deal they don’t mess around. Would recommend them to my mother. I don’t recommend anyone to my mother.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Deirdre P.
From the moment I got a quote from them. Was very quick to respond. Got to my move within 3 days of request for quote. On time. Friendly and quick. I absolutely would not hesitate to use Hebert Movers again for any project. What a pleasure to work with.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Sabrina F.
I would recommend Stark Moving. Very professional and got the job done in no time! Thank you!
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Matt K.
Both guys were friently, polite, and efficient. We would definitely use them if we ever move again.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing. Frank quoted us 8-9 hours to move our 4 bedroom, dining room, two livings rooms and boxes upon boxes. They were done in record time, about 6 hours. Bryant and Josh were great to work with, they set up the beds, fixed a broken leg on a piece of furniture and just went the extra mile. No move is ever perfect or fun, but this crew made it less stressful and we had some laughs along the way. Thanks!!! We will definitely be calling them for our next move.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Theresa V.
Although the 2 men that actually moved us were great, there were "hidden fees" that surprised us on the final bill that added up to A LOT! We were charged for them to wrap moving blankets around furniture and tape it (we didn't ask them to do this nor did we know we would be charged for it.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Amanda H.
A little bit of a rocky start and a bit late, but they were quick and very nice. Would use again if needed for next move!
RS Contracting ServicesRS Contracting Services
Christa H.
They were very responsive and the job was completed quickly. The movers were very personable and professional. I would hire them again.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Rene C.
Home Run Transport provided excellent service even though they had only a few days to prepare. I am grateful that they moved various pieces in my new home (I moved in with my partner) to make room for my furniture from my previous home. Great price, excellent service and pleasant men all the while.
Home Run Transportation LLCHome Run Transportation LLC
Lea M.
Best movers I've ever had. They really took care of my belongings and went out of their way to ensure everything was as I wanted and where I wanted. Made sure nothing was scratched or broken during the move. It was more expensive than what I was quoted so make sure you have extra cash. It was great quality service though.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Christopher C.
Laid Back Moving was great. Very communicative through the app and were professional and fast. I would definitely use them again for their services!
Laid Back MovingLaid Back Moving
Eric B.
Very professional. Work crew was courteous, efficient and completed the job quicker than expected. Highly recommend this company to anyone looking to hire movers.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Tamara C.
The two guys (one being the owner, Jack) did a great job moving my one bedroom sized apartment contents. They are friendly and efficient workers with great attitudes. The old second floor place I was leaving was a challenge to navigate out of. They did it well. The cost of the move was half of what one of their competitors had quoted (a company whom I had used a couple of times in the past.) The 2 other quotes I had considered were the same as J and J. I simply could not afford the way more expensive movers. I am happy with my experience with J and J. There are a few differences in style that may account a bit for the price difference. The other movers had a team of 3 guys instead of 2. They did a thorough inventory and inspection of all items prior and after the move with a detailed checklist. They also used shrink wrap from a roll to secure drawers and doors on furniture pieces. J and J used large elastic bands instead. The pricier company put the mattress and box spring in protective bags. J and J did not. If a person has very fine furniture and is very meticulous they may want to pick the higher priced competitor. For myself I am a satisfied customer with Jack and his assistant. My belongings are mostly old, eclectic and close to distressed looking! I personally choose to move my more fragile items on my own no matter which company I have chosen. J and J fit my needs and current budget. I would gladly use them for a future move.
J and J Services MovingJ and J Services Moving
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