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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 Asbury Park movers
Amber H.
On the morning of our move, the company owner experienced a tragic family emergency. Despite his difficult situation, he still sent someone to do our move and not only did he show up, he went out of his way to find a second mover to get us moved. They could have canceled on us and left us in a bind but they didn’t and they went above and beyond to get us moved. I really appreciated this effort and the professional by both of the movers. They were friendly and fast and I’d hire them again. Great work and took great care of our belongings. Thank you.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Kallie Z.
The movers from Zona were efficient and professional -- it was clear they knew what they were doing. We had a big job (incl. wrapping and multiple stops), but they helped the move go as smoothly as possible!
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Courtney M.
Johnny was AMAZING! I would highly recommend him for any move. I hired him to help move and pack my truck. He organized the truck perfectly. He was on time, professional, and priced fairly (though worth more than he charges). I moved out of the NJ area, but I would absolutely use him again. Highly recommend!
SHORE CARTING LLCSHORE CARTING LLC
Rick L.
It was for moving a shed not furniture please leave me alone now thank you
Demidov Transport Inc.Demidov Transport Inc.
Peri F.
Moving can be incredibly stressful, I am very happy that I chose Next step for my move. They were professional , friendly, and I would recommend them to anyone. Everything went smoothly. John and Tim were great!! Thank you!
Next Step delivery serviceNext Step delivery service
Tony H.
They called at 8am with a broken down truck, and I had to call the entire day to try and get an update. They were finally done at 11PM at a senior location that did not want moving done after 8PM. Its not the mover's fault, it was the lack of an answer from the sales person who was my only resource. Terrible experience.
Bluebell Relocation ServicesBluebell Relocation Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! Prompt reply to phone calls, on time and efficient. I would definitely use 1st Moving Corp again.
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Nicole V.
Update: 12/4/17: Buyer Beware! I previously rated this mover with 5 stars for my first move in June, but on the second move in late October, had a completely different & horrible experience. Yes, Dariusz is cheap, but you truly get what you pay for. His crew left a decorative piece of mine on his truck, and despite confirming that they have it, Dariusz has yet to return it. A month plus later...calls, texts, and emails go unanswered. Sadly, Dariusz has been unprofessional & deceptive throughout this ordeal. There are hundreds of qualified movers out there who will gladly compete for your business so be an informed consumer. Don't be fooled by his low price because at the end of the day you will lose much more than you gain. Household Service? More like Household Thief!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Julie A.
The company was easy to communicate with regarding the details of my move. The items were handled with care and the workers were professional and polite. No issues with this company!
Next Step delivery serviceNext Step delivery service
Todd T.
ASAP MOVERS refused to take off the railing going down my stairs to the basement. They got two couches wedged between the walls and had to force them out. They made 4 double fist size halls in the walls on both sides. The two men the owner brought were lazy and complained for 7 of the 9 hours of the move. ASAP Movers charged us for insurance on the receipt and in the Thumbtack app. You would think if ASAP Movers got the insurance they would just provide it. Instead of 15 messages on Thumbtack and 5 calls and texts to his cellphone no response from the merchant . How many people has this merchant charged for insurance and pocketed the money and not actually gotten the insurance? This is fraud . Horrible experience run from this merchant we heard his workers talking that he pays for his reviews after jobs are completed and knocks money off for a good review.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
Vlad & his crew were awesome. They were right on time and completed the move very efficiently and exactly at the estimate price. Couldn't be happier...thank you!
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Dan D.
These guys worked efficiently, and handled everything with attentiveness. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for movers that are dedicated to getting the job done. Rashad and Victor did an awesome job!
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Kadeem and his staff were great. They were on time and did everything we asked regarding the moving of furniture. I would use them again. They were professional and affable.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Jordan P.
Mr. Scott was courteous, professional, overly communicative, friendly, and arrived early. His team worked quickly and with great care and attention to detail while safely packing and moving my belongings. I highly recommend Veteran & Sons for any job large or small.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Truyen N.
These guys were great. They moved us out of a one bedroom third floor walk up apartment to a 3 level townhome and they were fast, efficient and professional. They’re true pros so look no further. And you can not beat their rates. It was money well spent.
Fly Truckers LLC MovingFly Truckers LLC Moving
Peter S.
These guys were kind enough to give me same-day service, even though they were at the end of long hard day. The in-house furniture move was great, and they even took care of the little things, like screwing the furniture pieces together and placing the furniture cups. Quality service all around. Thanks, guys.
SHORE CARTING LLCSHORE CARTING LLC
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