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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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 Fort Lee movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired CCS to move a VERY small 2 bedroom with minimal furniture (the bulk of the work was on our personal library- 5 bookcases worth). I would say that they were adequate. They arrived just at the end of the one hour time frame agreed upon to arrive (though with the time frame- by minutes). 2 out of the 3 movers worked efficiently enough, but one was on his phone the entire time and was not moving as quickly as the other 2, slowing things down a bit. But everything was moved without damage and the lead mover was very friendly and accommodating. He even helped me move two other pieces that were left out front of the apartment we were moving into. My big issue was that the estimate that I was sent slyly hid some costs. The estimate includes $157 for what is called "travel time," which should mean travel from the apartment you are vacating to the apartment you are moving to. But then when it came to make the final payment I was told that this money was for "driving to the aparment before the move and leaving the apartment after the move" which makes little sense to me. My job does not pay me for my commute to work and back, and I'm certain almost everyone's job is the same. Our travel to work is at our own expense. I think we all would love to get paid $150 to drive to work. So inevitably, you end up paying twice for the travel from the two locations. Once in this "fee," and a second time at the hourly rate you are paying for the move. That's really my only issue. They also forgot our standing mirror in their truck, which they returned two days later. The rest of the move was adequate. But
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Thomas W.
They did a great work moving my furniture around the house through a lot of tight corners and spaces. Jeff was quick to respond and made sure to answer any and all questions I had about their services. They took much care and precaution when moving my furniture, and I would use them again for future moves. I highly recommend them to anyone.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Sophia L.
They did a great job, arrived on time and helped move my belongings in a timely fashion.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Thumbtack Customer
We hired New Horizon for moving to a coop building. They were supposed to come over around 9 AM. On the morning of the move, I received email from New Horizon asking building’s written permission for the move and I forwarded the permission email to them. They told us that the track will be at our place in 30-40 minutes. We waited and as time went on, we began calling and asking where the movers were. Every time it was some kind of excuse: “the track got stopped by the police”, “the track had a flat tire” and “it should be there in about 40 minutes”. Eventually New Horizon office stopped answering our calls so we only talked to the driver. By around 2 PM when we saw that the move is not going to happen because of the building’s restrictions, we told the driver not to come. This incident caused us allot of aggravation and we had to reschedule the move to a different day (with much more reliable company). We received no apology calls or emails from New Horizon. Alex B.
New Horizon Handy ServicesNew Horizon Handy Services
Tyrone G.
Fast, quick, helpful professionals, careful and expert movers. I would use them again if needed
Janet S.
Where to begin! These guys are lifesavers! I had to be out of my apt by the end of month and I was stressed as can be. These guys moved all my furniture to a storage for a few days and then moved all my furniture into my new place. Their service was outstanding!! Their price was very reasonable too. I would definitely be recommending them to my friends and family. Eric the team leader was amazing and his crew Louis and Ashton the whole team was hardworking and very respectful. They cared for my belongings as if they were their own. I would rate them a 10 for responsibility, excellent service and punctuality, communication. If I ever have to move again I will be calling them because I had a wonderful stress-free moving experience thanks to them!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Jane A.
We hired them to help us move from our two bedroom two bathroom apartment. They were very responsive to inquiries, showed up on time and completed the job in the three hours we agreed upon and out of all the quotes we got they were the cheapest. The movers did scratch my hardwood floors in two areas but it was not so bad, hence one star taken off but these things happen in any move and I didn’t say anything to them about it. Overall happy and would recommend to others.
Thumbtack Customer
Jason and his guy where great. Everything went off exactly as I planned, they went out of the way to help in my move. Thanks!
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Diane F.
Would definitely use their services again! Very professional, on time, and move went smoothly despite tight space at delivery site. Thank you!!!
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Olivia S.
Wow, they were HORRIBLE. I requested a morning move. They show up early as planned, pack up my things and say we're going to do a few quick jobs on our way to you. Mind you, they were so unfriendly and I very uncomfortable and I've only had positive moving experiences that I figured ok, maybe itll be really quick and they'll be on their way. HOURS and hours go by. No contact. Finally its 3 PM and I call the company. They tell me I should have called them because they didn't know they were doing this. How does the company not know what the movers are doing? Then the movers have the AUDACITY to call me and say maybe we'll bring it tomorrow? Like I don't think so. I forced them to show up and they finally arrived at 5 PM. Early in the day they told me I had to tip them 20%. I am a big believer in tipping well when deserved but I should have seen that as a red flag. I was tempted to not tip them at all but they were three unfriendly men and I am a young woman and was alone and I just wanted them out of my sight. Do NOT hire them. DO not try and save a few bucks. Go with a valid service like Maxi Movers. A bit more expensive but worth it. Zeromax, get a class on how to be professional and not total jerks.
Zeromax MoversZeromax Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Grasp and his team arrived on time and did an excellent job. They were all very friendly and actually completed the job much faster than I anticipated. I highly recommend them for your next move!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ron and his team were punctual and delivered their services as promised. They were extremely careful and ensured they accommodated us to our satisfaction and meet our expectations. Courteous and professional, his team provided us with a pleasant experience. I would absolutely hire Efficient Moving in the future and would highly recommend them to all that require this type of invaluable service.
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Jennifer I.
Don't make the same mistake I did! I decided to go with CCS instead of Moishe's (I used Moishe's for my last move they are great) - bad decision! So many problems, but the most important piece of information: they sent a truck that had another person's stuff already inside and we had to leave behind many of our items(boexes) because it wouldn't fit in the truck. Can you believe that crap?!
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The team of guys doing the job did amazing work and they were great. The initial price looked good. But far too many add ons. Way to high priced add ons for things like TV protection covers. Basically an old cardboard TV box. And couch cover hire which was blankets. These things should be inside the price. Also being charged for driving to me and to their next job is also an addition that didn't agree with. Maybe they things that have to get used to now living in the US as seems to be add ons with everything. Was expecting 300-350 for a small amount of things to move. Ended up being over 500 dollars. Tolls etc I understand so no issues there. I still tipped the workers well as they worked well. Experience was ok but my advise would be to be more clear on pricing if everything at the beginning.
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