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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 East Orange movers
James M.
It was a great move
Step By Step MoversStep By Step Movers
Holly G.
I am SO happy I hired movers with Household Service Co! Dariusz was very communicative, and the movers were very professional and helpful. My move was done quicker than expected and I am very pleased!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Stephani O.
Mike and his team were absolutely phenomenal! I moved from NJ to Atlanta,GA. From the onset, Wizzard Movers responsiveness throughout the moving process was impeccable and timely. Quotes were accurate against moving day and the most competitive in the area. I hit a major snag and my items had to be transported to a storage unit in Atlanta. Mike made the adjustments with ease. All my items were arrived in great condition and arrived within a few short days- two days to be precise. Moving is stressful, but not with Wizzard Movers- they replaced stress with efficiency, care and professionalism. Highly recommend!
Wizzards Global LLCWizzards Global LLC
June B.
Large 2 bedroom apartment move went without a problem. I originally asked for 2 guys but they sent a 3rd one to expedite the move which saved me money and time!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Sophie S.
I had a wonderful experience with VS NY Moving. They were punctual, professional and quick with the move. They made it look effortless. I will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks guys! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
LIGA MovingLIGA Moving
Deanne S.
I was extremely happy with Ample moving company and will highly recommend them.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Tushar A.
Andrew and his team did a fantastic job moving us in NJ.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Miracle P.
Dariusz as his team were remarkable. They packed and moved everything from my former house to my new house. They assembled my furniture as well. All for a reasonable price in under 8 hours. Best moving company ever!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Valerie W.
I was so impressed by Sky box movers they really made an anxious transition for me easy. They arrived on time, got right to work and so professional. Great work, if you need movers these are your guys. Thank you so much!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Alexandra C.
My mover cancelled on my last minute. I scrambled to find another moving company and I’m so glad I found this one! They came on time, packed EVERYTHING (which I didn’t think would fit) and got the job done in no time. They placed everything with care, were super kind and very efficient. My move couldn’t have gone any smoother! Will definitely use them again.
Demidov Transport Inc.Demidov Transport Inc.
Aj A.
Diamond movers were quick, efficient, and extremely careful with my belongings during my long distance move. They exceeded my expectations, and I'll absolutely use them again in the future for any relocation needs. Their prices are quite affordable, especially considering how good they are. Roger and Tony, thank you very much.
Diamond MoversDiamond Movers
Tiffany A.
The movers were on time, got in and got the job done in a timely manner. No time wasted. Will definitely book them again!
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Zuri S.
Moved out in less than 3 hours a 2 bedroom apartment. They were punctual and very efficient. Never the less affordable.
Ashley C.
I had the best experience with Alex moving services! He did an amazing job moving my stuff, nothing broke or cracked. He works very quickly as well! I definitely recommend using his services he will not disappoint you! He does not leave until the job is completely done! I am over pleased! Thank You!
Aliaksandr BeladzedAliaksandr Beladzed
Anushka D.
The best moving experience! Super professional, quick and no hidden fees! Did a great job of wrapping furniture, I’ll be recommending to everyone I know.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Danielle E.
I moved to another apartment in my building. These guys were friendly, fast and professional. Their price was simply unbeatable! I will definitely hire them again in the future
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Raven K.
They were great to work with. Arrived on time and made it so easy for me to get my sofa moved to a new apartment. I will definitely work with them again.
Lozano Transportation LLCLozano Transportation LLC
Fay H.
Lasha and his crew was very thorough and well organized-everything that need to be wrapped always wrapped and everything was handled with the utmost care. It made my move seemlees with no hiccups.
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The moving job did not occur, because after pressing "Hire" on Thumbtack, talking on the phone with someone to discuss the specific move plans, and confirming the job by message over Thumbtack, no one showed up at the scheduled time. After calling, the man I spoke with found our Thumbtack dialogue but couldn't send anyone. He called back an hour later, having found some guy who could help, but at that point it seemed like this entire operation and any contacts are too unreliable to trust with my property.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Yolanda R.
First!…like would to point out how respectful all three moving men were! From the oldest to the youngest!..The men wasted no time. They were strong, rested, energetic; and, extremely knowledgeable regarding the overall process!..As well as careful and efficient when it came to wrapping and protecting furniture; moving furniture from one location to another. Disassembling and reassembling furniture. Great organizational skills when it came to stacking and placing. All this while being respectful of my property as well as others. Preventing any liabilities! These men were sharp! I am Very satisfied!..Will I use Advance services again. Yes! Thank you to Mr. Vance @ Advance Moving, for making this happen for me. I Truly Appreciate the response time, and all open communication, you assisted me with. Removing all my worries! 😇What a Great team!
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Danielle C.
This has to be the worst moving experience I’ve ever had. Kadeem and his “team” 2 other men, weren’t even on the job for 2 hours after arriving after 10 am before they started complaining about being hungry and needing to order lunch. Kadeem insisted they were over pizza and wanted sandwiches for lunch today. He then had my mother drive and get the specialty sandwiches for him and his team (did not compensate her for gas). At the point half of the large items in my apartment were not even touched as yet. I was moving my 2 bdr/2 bath apartment into a 3 bdr house across town. It took Kadeem and his team 9.5 hours to do this job which is beyond extreme. Because these guys knew they would get paid additional by the hour, they took their slow sweet time. They chipped paint off the wall above my staircase and made up an excuse not to move my box spring into the bedroom upstairs. His pricing is beyond misleading and there is a severe lack of communication with his clients. Please PLEASE do NOT use this moving company you’ll regret it. I have no idea how he has been booked so many times. He’s a scam.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Patrick V.
They did a great job moving all our heavy furniture up a tricky staircase. Everything was taken care of nicely and even though our project was quite difficult due to spacing and pathing of staircase they got everything done nicely. Would definitely hire again.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Nneka N.
My appointment was scheduled at a time and they reached out to confirm the new time and they came in and started working immediately. They didn’t take their time to run the time which some movers do. They were pleasant and had great conversation as they worked! I would definitely recommend them again
BG MovingBG Moving
Beyond exceed my expectations. They were prompt,courteous and efficient. I had a small doorway with a couch that would not fit through. They assured me they would not give up on making it work which they did. If there was a rating beyond 5 Stars they would get it. My go to movers from now on. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Akosua B.
Shawn and his team were amazing. From the time we spoke on the phone I knew I found the right company. He took his time to explain the entire process and answered any questions I had. He kept me in the loop every step of the way the day of the move and carefully wrapped all my belongings. I definitely would recommend this company. This was the most seamless process ever!
Bonafide MoversBonafide Movers
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