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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 Fort Lee movers
Allen K.
My Real Move offered a better rate than nearly a dozen different moving companies that I reached out to. They were quick to respond and very professional with their communication. The movers were early and quickly went to work. They moved all of our furniture, heavy items, and even miscellaneous belongings from one apartment to the next with care. They even disassembled our bed and reassembled it without us even asking them to do it. I would definitely use them again for a future move. All around fantastic experience, and I highly recommend them to anyone moving in NYC or NJ.
My Real Move - Moving & StorageMy Real Move - Moving & Storage
Cara D.
Polite, hard working movers at a reasonable price!
Bonafide MoversBonafide Movers
Tonza H.
Darko and his team are excellent! I started with a small move that ended up being a larger than expected move. He was accommodating and helped the move go very smoothly. They’re also super fast and professional. I HIGHLY recommend them. I’ll be using them again. Thank you.
My MoveMy Move
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
Jason S.
My experience with these guys weren't great. In fact, it was pretty poor. I used their flat rate because I didn't want to deal with movers showing up and padding on fees after fees . We worked with Tom for our move. He kept saying tip was optional, but we tipped them in advance anyway (10% of the moving costs). The movers showed up, and they immediately started complaining about everything and made us feel uncomfortable. They said things like the sofa was too big, etc. Mind you, we had sent them a laundry list of furniture to be moved, along with the pictures. They later came back and told us that they weren't thrilled with the fact that the company sent them a van instead of a truck and that's why they were angry. After the move, the movers demanded more tip, of which I thought was ridiculous. One, they said optional, and two, to demand more felt out of line. They called the office, and the office sent out a bill saying as though I owed them more money. The invoice didn't say tip, but rather said the cost of the move went up by $X. Later that evening, Tom called/texted me to let me know how I should've contacted the office and that he wasn't feeling well. How was I supposed to know that the movers that contacted the office was different from Tom? He sounded annoyed that we didn't call him, but if the movers called the office and the office sent us another invoice, why should we believe otherwise? After the move, we found out that a couple of dishes were shattered, as well as the edges of the coffee table was damaged. Not thrilled with these guys. The only reason why I gave them 2 stars instead of 1 is because there are still nastier ones out there and I've dealt with them.
Dumbo Moving and StorageDumbo Moving and Storage
Anas A.
Although there were some unintentional issues encountered during our move, the teams responsiveness, communication and overall work ethic was much appreciated. The team of movers did their work well and we would be happy to use them sometime again and recommending them to others.
urBin Moving & StorageurBin Moving & Storage
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
James D.
I can't tell you how easy they made moving our treadmill. Our treadmill was a little fancier with more electronics, so I was worried that no one could do it. He took it apart, moved it a long ways, and it works absolutely perfectly. They didn't even need to look at the manual and every aspect of the treadmill works just as it did before it was moved. Very careful, very fast. I'd trust them with anything! We even had a Certificate of Insurance that our complex wanted and he just took care of it and got it done within a couple hours. Amazing! Definitely recommend.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
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
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
Michael C.
Overall a good experience. Very fair price, responsive, the movers came early at my request, they worked quickly and efficiently, including lugging a couch down from the 5th floor. My only minor negative is charging $100 for a COI is crazy. But even with that, the price was lower than competitors so can't complain.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
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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