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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 Kearny movers
Alex t.
Zip to Zip Moving did a very good job moving all my stuff. They were fast and professional with packing and moving everything. Definitely will recommend them!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Anne P.
We were moving our 3 bedroom house and needed a lot of help with packing and moving heavy items. I had so many questions and customer service was so helpful. On the day of, I was so nervous because I have had bad experiences with some moving companies in the past, but Zip-to-Zip moving did not disappoint. The Crew was so positive and made sure everything went smoothly, so I would highly recommend them to anyone for a worry free moving day :)
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Ron s.
They were on time and moved me quick .
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Nick R.
The team are wonderful, this is the 2nd time I've used them to move. I contacted them last minute and they were able to accommodate me the next day on short notice. These movers are extremely professional and took precaution with moving our breakables, they even wrapped up our couches and cabinets to ensure no scratches would happen. If you’re looking for a reasonable and professional moving company I would highly recommend! Thanks guys!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Langa I.
Amazing customer service! They were professional, friendly, fast and very reasonably priced! One of the best moving company I used . The move went smoothly with all of our furniture arriving safely at our new house. 100% recommend them to anyone who is moving. Thank you guys!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Sean W.
So happy with how efficient Zip to Zip Moving was with our corporate move. I will continue to use them for all personal and professional moves going forward. Incredibly communicative and competent. They were amazing and I am very grateful for their help. HIGHLY recommend. Can't beat their Customer Service.
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Reginald and his crew were great. From the constant communication from the quote to the actual move was outstanding. Very professional. I highly recommend them for your next move.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
The job went very well. The movers were prompt, professional and fairly priced. I would definitely recommend "moving ur way" and would use them again. Carol M
Kimberly d.
i called titans moving with a last minute job to move a very heavy couch up to a 3rd floor with extremely tight spaces. not only did they finish the job in a timely manner there was absolutely no damage caused. they were so nice and helpful throughout the entire experience. i would highly recommend titans moving !
Titans MovingTitans Moving
Sean H.
Movers were well prepared, kind, , enthusiastic and respectful.
Bryan L.
Came with everything they needed and finished it quick. It was tough to get the schedule in for my small move but they made it work. Only down side was they came an hour late but it was okay because I wasn’t moving far.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Ireland movers was a great experience! Brian was very honest and upfront from our first meeting and gave me an amazing rate. Was a bit slower than expected but it wasn't the easiest move, lots of stairs. Probably would have been better with 4 people but only contracted for 3. That being said the theee guys were awesome. They really took care if my furniture and they were super friendly. It was a very pleasant move. I highly recommend Ireland Movers. Great company!!!
Ireland Movers, LLCIreland Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys. I moved from NJ to NY and they pretty much handled everything. Make sure to give the right inventory your moving to get more accurate quote. Would definitely recommend them.
Outbox Moving & StorageOutbox Moving & Storage
Jacob B.
I cannot recommend them enough! They were the hardest working and most professional movers I've ever worked with, not to mention also being the most affordable. They worked fast and took incredible care of my things. They moved my entire apartment in just over 3 hours. I was already impressed enough by them, but then they managed to flawlessly park the moving truck into my cramped driveway! They are also just all around great people, very polite and personable. You can tell they genuinely care about their company and it shows! If you need to move in the area, seriously give them a try, I know I'll be using them for my next move when the time comes!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Stephanie F.
Working with Boxie24 made moving a breeze. They were extremely punctual and treated my belongings with care. Their pricing was also was competitive and a good value for high quality work. I would certainly hire them again for my next move!
Boxie24 Moving & StorageBoxie24 Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Reginald and his team just helped me move yesterday and the service was fantastic. I was given a time window for which they would arrive (b/w 8-9 am) and they promptly showed up 9. Almost immediately they started with the 2-3 bedroom 2nd floor apt (with basement) move. When Reginald came out to give me a quote, as I was a local, I mentioned the landlord had just fixed the main entrance. Fast forward 3 weeks ahead to the move and there was Reginald instructing his guys to be careful with the newly repaired entrance walls. All of our heavy furniture and fragile items were carefully wrapped with moving blankets and plastic wrapping. Due to this attention to detail all items arrived in the same condition they had been in. Furthermore, not one mark was left on the entrance walls. Overall, the move took 8 hours to complete. I originally scheduled a 3 man crew for 4 hours but badly miscalculated all of the stuff we had to take with us. In fact a second trip had to be made in order to complete the move. Tip: if you're like me and you want your items to arrive in pristine condition allow yourself a little extra time. This is needed to properly secure and protect the items which are more prone to being damaged. Hands down this has been the best service and experience I had moving! The guys at 'Movers for a Cause' were very nice & professional. We also had a few laughs along the way which I thought wasn't possible during a move as they tend to be more stressful. I would highly recommended Reginald and his crew for when you want a move done right at an affordable price. Thanks again guys for the excellent move. Hope to run into you guys again someday.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Carlos R.
I had a wonderful experience with Redhat movers. Despite arriving a bit earlier than planned, the team worked very hard to move through all of my items. They took the time and care to wrap everything, and were always very cautious. I appreciated their attention to care and attention. I'd highly recommend Redhat movers! Good value, polite crew with good work ethic. Thanks for the help guys!
Redhat Moving and StorageRedhat Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
We moved on January 2nd, 2016 within 3 miles distance. Both the apartments are in 2nd floor and do not have elevators. Unlike other movers, they did not charge anything extra for that. Also they helped me to drop my refrigerator to a different place and did everything within 3 hours. They showed up on time and my moving went perfectly smooth.--- I am very pleased with their service. I would definitely recommend them.
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Dominick S.
These guys are great. Communicated well throughout the course of the day and handled the move with ease. Highly recommend
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Tiana P.
I wanted to let you know personally how much I appreciate you guys working with me on this move. I can honestly say that you and the movers were my only saving grace for not losing it. Thank you so much for having patience with me. I never experienced such hard-working lovely movers. You guys were very professional and very pleasant. 😊 Thank you so very much, I will highly recommend you guys! 👍
Marjorie D.
Such a great experience with these guys and the best movers I’ve had! They showed up on time, efficient, easy to work with and all so kind. What I had anticipated to be a 2 hour move was done in 1 hour. I’d highly recommend them to anyone and will use them again myself.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Mark S.
Moving is stressful. But these guys make it as easy and painless as possible. This is the second time I've had the pleasure of using these movers and we will undoubtedly use them again. My experience with them from initial call, set up, reservation, confirmation, to actual move has been a breeze. Great service - all around 5 stars - from the booking experience to the actual move. Over the phone I was walk through the entire process with a very nice and patient person. The guys arrived on time and literally no items were damaged. They were very careful and were more than willing to place items where I needed through the house. Very customer friendly. Highly recommended.
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Alex R.
I couldn't have asked for a better moving experience. Everything went smooth from start to finish. The movers exceeded my expectations in every way. The office staff handled scheduling, pricing, etc. and were on top of everything and called me before and after the move to make sure the process went well. The team were the best and were on time, super helpful, and all around the nicest guys I could have imagined! Upon arrival they saw I was stressed and overwhelmed and the team lead reassured me that everything would be okay and they would take care of everything. All of my belongings made it to my new apartment safe and sound thanks to these movers. I would highly recommend this company to others!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Jennifer R.
They showed up on time and handled the move of my console piano with ease! I would definitely hire them again.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot talk about how great this company is! They confirmed days before, came on time, and moved everything without a complaint. They also gave me the best price. Some things didn't fit in my elevator and they carried it down the stairs without a problem. They made the day of my move completely stress free and I'm grateful!!!!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
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