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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Kearny movers
Ron s.
They were on time and moved me quick .
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
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
Alisha C.
I required disassembly and assembly of furniture along with moving. MCT services were on time and they got the job done perfectly with professionalism and great work quality! Definitely recommend them for moving!
MCT Moving ServicesMCT Moving Services
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
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.
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
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
Karisha K.
“The fine print” Zayn movers start charging you from when they leave their facility in NY even when you live in NJ so unfair and unprofessional. They scratched almost every piece of furniture that we own. They did not protect our mattresses or box springs so we had dirt marks all over them. They are only careful with your items when you are watching them otherwise they shove and handle your items without care. You pay for 3 men but you only get two and a half because one of them will not help all the time it’s horrible, I would not recommend this company at all unless you don’t mind your items being damaged and it taking a very long time to move. I read the reviews here on Thumbtack and thought hiring Zayn Movers was a good decision. I was sooooooooo wrong DANGER! STAY AWAY! In addition, as a response to Hossein who by the way was not one of the movers so how do you know what occurred? Zayn Movers do not even deserve one star should be rated somewhere in the negatives. You do not know what I have time for so please don’t assume you make yourself look foolish. I work 65-70 hours a week, full time student, mother, wife, and starting a business. I do not and will not take a picture of all the items damaged to have a debate about what your teenage movers messed up during a horrible move. Yes you waived the fee of about a hundred dollars wow that is nothing compared to the damage that was done. It is physically possible to damage and dirty almost every single item like I said I have no reason to lie because I will not gain anything. I am just trying to warn good people like myself to not hire people who are not professional and instead of apologizing and learning from your mistakes, you decide to blame the customer you will never progress at that rate. After movers took 57 hours to move I just wanted them to get the hell out my house and be done with them and I accepted a loss. You didn’t mention that even though the movers carelessly handled all my items I still tipped them because although they did a horrible job they still did the job. God will deal with you all and your business will collapse trust me when I tell you. God don’t like ugly. I will say it again DANGER protect your items and do not hire Zayn Movers!!!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Reg and his staff were great. I highly recommend them. We were only moving a short distance but these guys were amazing.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Karen D.
We can’t thank Family Moving Inc. enough. If there was a 10 Star option, that’s what we’d be selecting. They were punctual, professional, and organized. The three gentleman we had were all extremely professional and kind. They were by far the best movers my wife and I have ever used. They went above and beyond as far as securing all of our belongings. We were on a third floor walk up, and these guys hustled and never groaned or complained once. We can’t thank them enough. The price was amazing too. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move. Thanks again guys!
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Arun S.
Brig and company did a great job with the move. They took extreme care of every piece of furniture and fragile items. I would highly recommend them.
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Reggie 6 days before my move and he was very responsive. He was able to give me a competitive quote right away and even followed up a couple of days later when I didn't get back to him. On the day of the move, Reggie and his crew were extremely friendly and professional. They were all about getting the job done quickly and right. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Ashley T.
I truly appreciate you guys , I never knew moving could run so smoothly , everyone worked fast and efficient. The rates are amazing. I will definitely hire this company in the future and will refer my family as well as friends. Thank you for all your hard work it didn’t go unnoticed!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Michelle J.
I had a fantastic experience with them. They were able to schedule my move the day after I called them, they were on time and called ahead to give me a heads up. They were incredibly fast and efficient. These guys are pros at working with city stairways and they were careful with the house hold stuff and the flooring. Pricing is more than fair and they were a pleasure to work with. Would definitely recommend them!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
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