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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 Bayonne movers
Volkan v.
Fast and effective move.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Janet J.
I had a very positive experience with Dumbo Moving. My job was a "quick turn around" move of some heavy items (sofa bed, washing machine, dryer). I contacted Dumbo Moving and was able to schedule the move for the following day. They showed up precisely on time. The movers were very professional and respectful and got right to work. They finished my job quickly and were not afraid to go the extra mile to help. I would recommend them to others.
Dumbo Moving and StorageDumbo Moving and Storage
Tiffany N.
Mike was so helpful during my long distance move! Everything was handled with care and I could not be more grateful for the help with my move of over 1000 miles. Let’s not forget the pricing is the best in the area! Thank you Wizzard Movers for everything!
Wizzards Global LLCWizzards Global LLC
Ally M.
This was my first time using the Thumbtack app and I chose LK Moving based on other positive reviews - it was a great experience! The movers were punctual, FAST, and professional. It was a very smooth and easy process from start to finish. I strongly recommend LK Movers! Thanks!
LK MovingLK Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Super quick and efficient. They had wardrobe boxes, so I didn't have to worry about moving my clothes from my closet, and my clothes were nicely hung at my new place. The final quote was given after giving them the full list of things needed to be moved, which was a lot cheaper than any other moving companies. Thank you Cyrus, Lorenzo, & Anthony for helping us move!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Mary B.
I really enjoyed working with Ample Moving Company! They were so responsive and accommodating to our needs. The crew was extremely hard working and polite. They were very cautious about moving items and made sure everything was wrapped properly for moving. I highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Worst experience ever!!!!. They didn't show up after confirming the move over the phone. This cost us a great and we weren't move out of the apartments that day. Irresponsible And Have zero accountability .
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
This company was spectacular! I will recommend this company to any and everyone I know. Thank you again 1st Moving Corp.! Looking forward to using you in the future if ever I am moving!
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Leslie J.
Our movers showed up right on time and worked hard but also extremely efficient. They packed our items so well that they did not budge during our move. Highly recommend Demidov's team.
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Renee P.
Anthony did a great job in helping move my storage items to my apt. He was very savvy and thoughtful. I would recommend Ant Movers to anybody looking for a competent and professional team.
The Ant Movers Company LLCThe Ant Movers Company LLC
Jasmine E.
I would definitely recommend Family Moving Inc. to anyone I know! They made the moving process I thought would be long and difficult, quick and easy. They were also super punctual. My window was 8am-9am and they called me at 7:50am to let me know they were ten minutes away. Will be using them for any future moves.
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My moving experience with Reginald was excellent. He worked diligently and efficiently. He communicated well with me over the phone prior to the move. His assistant was also very helpful. I will recommend Reginald's services to others.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Nancy K.
They showed up early, were polite and professional. Moved a hutch from the store into my home. Wrapped it in moving blankets and took great care. Excellent service and genuinely nice men. They did a great job fast!
Grand Moving Services LLCGrand Moving Services LLC
Sara D.
They were on time and made the move easy and stress free. I was incredibly happy with how easy it was to work with Bracho and how friendly everyone was. I would one hundred percent recommend them for any moving job.
LK MovingLK Moving
Jason R.
Very seamless moving experience of my 1 bedroom apartment, by a reliable crew at a very affordable price compared to others who tend to price gouge in this field of work. Will definitely be reccomending ASAP moving services to my friends and family.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Tesia c.
They did a great job moving my heavy furniture down a ton of stairs
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Christina Y.
Ghislain and Brice and their team were very responsive and prompt. They were able to help my mom with a last minute move. They came a couple hours after I called! They came with their own brand new moving truck. I wasn’t there, but my mom says the guys were super sweet, honest and hard working. Definitely a great value on the price too. We will definitely be using TETRIS MOVERS in the future.
Kevin C.
Great experience overall! I used Happy 4 Moving for a long distance move from New Jersey to Georgia. Elsayed and Hannah were the absolute best. Before finding out about Happy 4Moving company, I spoke to over 20 companies and none of them offered the personal approach that Elsayed and Hannah did. The Happy4Moving team was able to professionally pack my stuff in a truck within a few hours and everything that I had within my 2 bedroom apartment fit into a Sprinter Van which made the trip cost effective. Happy4Moving then drove my belongings directly to my destination 14hrs away while my GF, mom and I drove separately. During the trip, I was kept updated on the progress and where Happy4Moving was during journey. Overall, the move was a picture perfect move that could not have gone any smoother. I would highly recommend this company for any and all moves as they have trucks of many sizes. If I do move in the future, I will definitely be using this company again and again.
David C.
Really needed a my last piece of furniture (which I tried to remove 2days straight) moved out of my apartment within 24 hours of my move out date and On-Time Movers definitely came in and saved the day. Didn’t try and break my pockets like other places, and they came in, & made it look easy. Managed to remove the couch without damage, and even loaded it into the van. Down to earth, professional, and provided great service. Thank you again!
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Angelique B.
Jeff and his crew were fantastic to work with. They were on time for the pickup and packed the baby grand piano with complete care. They also set up the piano with efficiency and care. They left everything clean and had the piano moved in 3hrs. All of the movers were polite and friendly. The price was reasonable.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
Ron and his partner were quick and very professional. Would hire again for any moving job.
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Laura P.
These guys were great! Showed up on time and got right to work!! They wrapped up everything nicely, were super efficient and very professional. I would highly recommend them (my move was super last minute and they helped me out quickly!) for any move!! Super reasonable too!
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Darryl M.
Everything went great. They were even able to start the move a little earlier, which on one of the hottest weekends of the year thus far, was fine by me! Thank you both Muhammad and Daniyar for being so punctual, professional and polite. Demidov is a great option if you’re moving and looking for something with reasonable rates and great service!
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Ahmed E.
Today, I had service furniture tranfer through Monroe moving pro. Yesterday, Sunday (weekend), I was searching online for a moving company, I sumitted my request online, then within 15 minutes I received a quote from Monroe, then followed by a call by their professional consultant and everything was aligned professionally in less than 30 minutes. I had a scheduled move by next day 9:00 - 10:00 am Team contacted me sharp 9:00 am and were in place on time. Three skilled workers appared in a smiling face and welcomed me actually, then they started doing the work. Perfect wrapping, perfect handling and kept working in a great manner till the whole task was done. Had to get furniture from two adjacent places and get one intermediate stop and then continue to the final destination. I highly recommend to deal with this company for any one who wants to move his stuff. Thanks Monroe moving pro team for doing this high level job. Was a real pro experience!
Monroe Moving ProMonroe Moving Pro
Sayed N.
The three guys that helped me move were extremely helpful. They were professional, they gave me advice, and helped with things they didn’t even need to help me with. I would definitely use Zip to Zip Moving again in the future if I didn’t buy my dream home. Thanks again guys, I appreciate all your hard work!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
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