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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

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 Morristown movers
Kira S.
E Square Moving & Storage was wonderful! They worked with my schedule to figure out the best moving day with the lowest cost to me. The men that came to help me move were lovely; very professional, efficient, and worked well as a team. Definitely took a lot of the stress away from moving. 10/10 service!
E Square Moving & StorageE Square Moving & Storage
Dan P.
I moved an upright piano from NYC to NJ and ASAP movers were very professional and careful with our piano. It was a pleasure working with ASAP.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Halley G.
We had a great experience with ASAP movers! They came and moved furniture within my house quickly and made sure I was 100% satisfied with where everything was.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Celia M.
The movers were efficient and ensured all of my furniture was protected before moving it. They got everything done within the window we discussed and made this move so easy for me. Communicating with the company was also very easy in the days leading up and they answered all of my questions quickly!
Flash & Dash Moving & StorageFlash & Dash Moving & Storage
Sam C.
This team made our move happen with a fantastic attitude. They were affordable but didn’t cut any corners! Would recommend for anyone looking for a house move without hassles
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Dennis G.
Efficient Moving was quick to respond to my calls/text. My moving crew, Ron and Al showed up on time and were easy to work with. I’d use them again.
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Thumbtack Customer
Movers for a Cause were wonderful to work with; they were communicative, on time, personable, and professional. I used them to move out of an apartment and storage unit and into a house. I recommended them to the person moving into my former apartment, and he ended up hiring them as well! Thanks for a stress free experience guys :-)
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Lauren S.
Thank goodness for Dee Moving! Not only were they extremely flexible in terms of how many times we had to reschedule, they were prompt, efficient, and friendly, ultimately making our move a wonderful and stress free experience! Their pricing was the best as well and we would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for an easy move!! Thanks again!!
Erin D.
I have only wonderful things to say about On-Time Movers! They were such a pleasure. On top of being quick and diligent, they were affordable, they were very careful with my things, and they were a wonderful presence to have around, even in the scorching heat we had this weekend! Moving is stressful enough as it is, but having movers with a positive disposition and calm demeanor really made the day that much easier, and I can’t recommend them enough. Thank you On-Time Movers!
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Reggie gave us a quote the day I requested and was available to help us move the day we needed. He helped make our move quick and painless for sure! Thanks guys!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Emma I.
Zona Express Corp helped us safely move all our
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Madelyn B.
Zona Express did an amazing job moving my large furniture items. I have a spinet piano that they were able to handle and set up again expertly. Plus they were able to moved everything within the 3 hr time period I had been quoted. Will certainly use them again if I can for future moves! Thank you Zona!!
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Brielle G.
Great service. They made my move so much easier. I directed and they moved everything just as I asked- and worked quickly. Even stuff I tried holding they took from me to carry. Don't hesitate... definitely hire these guys.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Nicole K.
I never write reviews but this is my exception. I just moved in to my first apartment and although it’s obviously exciting it can be super stressful at times. However, Anthony made this entire experience amazing. From the moment I messaged him he was timely in his response and followed up with me until the day of move in. His movers Josh and Miguel were awesome as well. I highly recommend them! Thanks again Anthony!!
The Ant Movers Company LLCThe Ant Movers Company LLC
Sara C.
All around good experience - quickly and carefully moved our furniture. Very responsive and friendly. Highly recommend!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Amy E.
Reggie helped my husband and me move on 3/4/17. Communication was great leading up to the move and he would get back to me pretty swiftly via email. I was expecting this to go extremely well because he had such excellent reviews on Thumbtack. We were quoted a 2-4 PM arrival window for the move, and Reggie said he'd call about an hour prior to when they'd arrive with a better estimate. Around 3:15 I got nervous because I hadn't heard anything, so I called and called many times before he called back to tell me their first move was taking longer than expected because they "added stuff." He said they wouldn't be at our house until 6 pm and that he'd update me in an hour and a half or so. He never updated me, I had to call him again and again before he picked up to let me know that in fact it was not going to be until 7-7:30 that they could move us. They finally arrived around 7:45 (3 hours and 45 minutes later than the latest time in our window) and completed the move by 10 pm, which was great--they were very efficient. Reggie also added a fourth guy at no charge - we initially only had 3. They were all very polite and friendly too. Reggie also apologized in person. Moving is an extremely stressful thing, and I was getting worried that the move wasn't going to happen because of the lack in communication. I realize the price may be lower because Reggie also moves things himself, so he can't pick up the phone all the time, but I just ask for prompt communication and follow through on your word.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were fast, friendly and efficient and I appreciated the care they gave to my furniture. They even recommended how best to set up the room. Movers arrived at the tail end of their estimated arrival time but emailed me at the beginning of their time frame to let me know. I would definitely use them again.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Jamie G.
Definitely will use these guys again! I contacted them on Thursday for a furniture move, and they were there by 10am Friday morning ! The next day!
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Mary L.
Great team! We had a unique loading situation and Anthony and his colleague went with the flow. Would recommend Ant Movers to anyone.
The Ant Movers Company LLCThe Ant Movers Company LLC
Lena S.
These guys were great! So nice and professional. Took great care moving my piano. Would definitely hire them again.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Stewart S.
We had a GREAT experience with Zip to Zip movers. From the minute we called, the staff were friendly and found us an opening that was perfect for us. Dennis and his crew were extremely professional, efficient and extremely careful and thoughtful with our belongings. They were on time and finished the move in the time they allotted. I will absolutely recommend them and am so grateful for their services.
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Moving sucks, these guys made it easy. Before you go throwing out your back consider Beccan to do your dirty work.
Beccan contracting llcBeccan contracting llc
Jocelyn H.
They were great. they moved things and put them back . They were on time no waiting. I will call them again .I am very Happy with them.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Jordan K.
From speaking with Alex to meeting the crew was fantastic. Max the one mover was great and they were the hardest working guys I’ve seen in a long time. Highly recommend.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Eliana E.
I found them to be very helpful and professional. Their response time was quick and the work was impeccable. I highly recommend The Ant Movers LLC and would happily use their services again.
The Ant Movers Company LLCThe Ant Movers Company LLC
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