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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 Jersey City movers
Siddharth m.
Hossein is very professional in helping us with the move . His movers came in at the scheduled time and did the move very quickly. Great service. Thanks zayn movers
Vivek R.
Great movers...will use again if I move!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Sean K.
Expertly moved a piano for me, completely smooth move – highly recommended.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Sandra W.
I needed to move on short notice and JEP Transport came to the rescue. The movers were on time and the service was great. I highly recommend this moving company.
Maid To Perfection & JEP TransportMaid To Perfection & JEP Transport
Thumbtack Customer
I had a really excellent experience with Dyno Moving. I was moving to a 5th Fl walk-up and the crew was extremely professional, fast, and careful with my things. Plus, the move was super reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend Dyno Moving and will use them again the next time I move.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Nikhil R.
Movers cancelled in the last hour. Really hoping the cancellation was because of a genuine reason. Very inconvenient finding another mover on a weekday that we planned to take off for the moving.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Poornima P.
Mine was a very last minute move and they created a slot for me when no moving service had any availability. Staff was polite and took care of my move effortlessly.
EMS GROUP | Designer & Fine Art ServiceEMS GROUP | Designer & Fine Art Service
Marie S.
The movers were very professional and did a great job moving my things into storage.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Brandie D.
Dante was professional, honest, and punctual. I had a one bedroom move to another 1 bedroom move. I would definitely hire again and refer for future moves.
Fly Truckers LLC MovingFly Truckers LLC Moving
Kanan d.
BG Moving is a fantastic service. Maks and his colleague went above and beyond to complete the move. Very professional AND reasonably priced. Will definitely be using their services for my next move!
BG MovingBG Moving
Tina R.
I badly needed a mover after one bailed out on me. Day One’s Moving proactively helped me with my moving problem. Although I ended up deciding to forego moving first, their responsiveness and wanting to help is worth the five stars. I will definitely put them on top of my list of movers if I need one.
Karan C.
Anthony's work was very good and everything with the move went on smoothly . The moving time , handling of boxes and overall experience went as expected and i had a hassle free move with anthony
A.MassMoving LLCA.MassMoving LLC
Prasanth R.
BG Movers were amazing, they finished the move hazzle free in 2 hours. Kudos to the team.
BG MovingBG Moving
Ayaka K.
They were very professional movers! We would use them again for our next move.
BG MovingBG Moving
Kenge B.
Joe was great to work with! He was very responsive leading up to the move and was efficient yet careful with our items during the move. I would 10/10 recommend him for future moves.
Joe's ServicesJoe's Services
Matt R.
NJ LOCAL MOVING was phenomenal for our move The movers were right on time and worked lightning fast -- working considerably faster than the estimate -- yet were very careful with our stuff. As promised, their staff communicated with us every step of the way & made our move easy .
Minta B.
The service I received from Family Moving was top notch! The four men crew worked non stop from the time they arrived until the move was complete. Extremely pleasant and professional from start to finish. I would highly recommend Family Moving for your moving needs.
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
What a great moving experience! Marvin and his very professional & charming team made the move smooth and pleasant. All our stuff was carefully wrapped and moved over to our new place. The price was very fair. It was a very pleasant and friendly move, a 100 % recommendation! Thank you guys!
Harlem Express Inc.Harlem Express Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Reggie and his crew did a great job with the move. Furniture was properly covered with moving blankets and no damage during transfer. They even did the impossible of getting a sofa bed upstairs around a turn, and through a small doorway entrance. Definitely recommend Movers-For-A-Cause for an overall awesome moving job.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Rahul B.
Moving can be a pain. Hiring movers and dealing with them, even worse. Having moved several times I can definitely say that Piece of Cake was my best experience. They might be a little expensive, but every dollar is worth it for the team is very very good. I was stressed several times (Moving into Manhattan is crazy!), but Marko and his team Kept reminding me that they will make this move a “piece of cake” - and it was.
Piece of Cake Moving & StoragePiece of Cake Moving & Storage
Robin I.
Moving is never an easy task, but the team at BG Moving helped take a lot of the stress out of moving. From start to finish Max and his team was on time, responsive on all communication and professional. They provided a reasonable quote In person and they took good care of our large items during the move. The team was friendly, courteous and worked efficiently. If I have to move again, will definitely call this team!
BG MovingBG Moving
Tracy M.
Responsive, polite. Would recommend for moving. They moved a king mattress and box spring from one house to another.
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and quick. Move out and move in on separate days went smoothly. Would definitely use their services again.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Jiushan y.
Danial did great job moving my stuff. He is easy to talk to and it was a smooth moving experience. My moving load is light and Astra Moving offers me better price than other companies because other companies quote me a standard price even if my load is light.
Astra MovingAstra Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Never having used movers before I put my trust into Ireland movers based on the amount of items being moved and size of the apartment to determine the right package for me. The quote they sent me was good and they said there were other packages available if it is something we were interested in. Based on the information I provided they sent a contract, which we then signed. The issue was that they had only assigned 2 movers to the move. We were moving a 1 bedroom apartment to another apartment less than 2 miles away so we assumed that the move wouldn't take more than 3-4 hours. However, with the 2 movers they assigned, although the movers themselves were nice, gentle with the items and generally responsible, it took them almost 6 hours costing us an extra $200-$300. One of the movers actually asked me why I had requested 2 movers because with 3 it would have been done much faster and would be much cheaper. While I appreciated them telling me this for the next time I felt as though I did not have the full information available to me at the beginning and probably would have gone with 3 movers at the rate of $130/hr saving us hundreds of dollars. All in all I liked the movers we had but can't help but feel I was taken advantage of.
Ireland Movers, LLCIreland Movers, LLC
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