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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 Newark movers
Leonard L.
Great moving experience. The workers were very efficient and made the whole moving process a smooth transition. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a moving company
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Brenda O.
BG Moving helped me move from NJ to Maryland. They arrived on time and worked efficiently to pack up my apartment. They moved all of my belongs on the same day when other companies told me it would take days to complete the move. Max kept me updated along the way and answered every question that I had. BG Moving was also very affordable. I would highly recommend them for any move.
BG MovingBG Moving
Marylou V.
Fair Price Movers is by far the best moving company I have worked with. From the sales staff to the moving crew, everyone is a professional. They all deliver efficient, quick and quality work. They took the stress out of my moving experience. Andrew and Romeo were great patient and efficient, wrapped all my furniture no damage to anything , they even moved my reptiles with care ! Great service I recommend Fair Price Movers !! Thank You Guys !!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Anthony G.
Bonafide Movers were extremely professional. The price they quoted me was fair compared to other moving companies. Shawn and his men were able to move large furniture with ease. I would definitely recommend and will be calling them again soon. Thank you for making moving day less stressful for me and my family!
Bonafide MoversBonafide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first experience using movers. Ireland Movers were courteous and efficient. They were on time and did a great job in moving my belongs. I would recommend this company to anyone. I will definitely use this company service.
Ireland Movers, LLCIreland Movers, LLC
Heather W.
Pego Moving & services were fantastic!!! They not only moved the appliances but did the set up of the 2 appliances. Will definitely use in the future!
Pego Moving and ServicesPego Moving and Services
Lakashia H.
Our move was smooth and fast. The movers were professional and very efficient. I would use them again and highly recommend their services.
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Elizabeth D.
The three movers were great.
Lynnette P.
I was happy with the work done; the items were quickly loaded on the truck. The movers were able to adapt when I added more items to the list to be moved.
Beccan contracting llcBeccan contracting llc
Janice A. C.
Danyar and team member were phenomenal. Move included going to two locations. Moving furniture from one room into van. Moving furniture from garage to newly cleaned out room. Driving furnishings 10 miles. Moving furniture from from one room upstairs and then moving the furniture in the van into rooms both down and upstairs. Both moves included stairs. In addition, I had a new box spring delivered. They brought inside and offered to pit it together. This was not a part of the original job description. I highly recommend using this business. Their workers are knowledgeable and carefully protect your furniture taking it apart and putting it back together. You won’t be disappointed.
SkyRocket MovingSkyRocket Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Smooth move. Great service for a great price.
Magic Piano MoversMagic Piano Movers
Jane F.
ASAP movers did an excellent job moving my son from his apartment. They were very professional and solved every small problem as it arose. The price was as quoted. We were very pleased.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Kelsey M.
I would not recommend this company to anyone seeking moving services. I booked with this company and month and a half ahead of my move date, upon calling to book I asked about the crew that they would provide (advised 3 persons), asked would they be using a moving truck (I was assured yes), I was quoted a rate and assured they they would wrap and protect all furniture appropriately. 2 weeks after I booked, I received a call to reconfirm the details of the move as it was not “written down” correctly. I was assured that I would be receding a call 24 hours in advanced of the move to reconfirm the appointment. The day before the moving time, I read he’d out via the Thumbtack app and phone call to verify the start time of 12pm for the move the following day, Kyle is the individual I spoke to and confirmed they would arrive at 12pm to begin the move. 7:45pm of this same evening, I received a text message that Kyle’s wife had double booked the day and they would need to start at 9:30 am. Naturally, I was not pleased as I had called earlier with 24 hours before the move to confirm time and location. The following morning on move day Kyle and 1 individual an older gentleman arrived. Not the 3 we agreed upon when I received the quote. Upon entering my home, there was a strong scent of marijuana that lingered in the air which is completely inappropriate. The next galling bit of information is that they did not have the moving van as agreed but instead were using a “sprinter vehicle”. I advised that this was completely unprofessional and unacceptable and should’ve been advised when I called to confirm the afternoon before. I was advised that “I needed to understand” and that they would be professional and there would be no mishaps. Mishaps occurred throughout the day. The 2 person team were unable to move efficiently as this was not a moving van, the older gentleman was winded, they were slow and failed to pack appropriately. I also have damage to expensive furniture items do their negligent handling and failure to have the correct equipment. I also had to move things myself to push the process along as due to the vehicle not being a moving can, it required 3 trips between locations to get the work done which ended after 6:45 pm. Please keep in mind this was a one bedroom apt with boxes pre-packed. I would not recommend this company due to the unprofessionalism I experienced and their predatory means to elongate the total time of a move.
Titans MovingTitans Moving
Sediqua S.
I highly recommend using Jason’s Station for your moving needs. He promptly responded to all my messages, he was very thorough, professional and the pricing was reasonable. I will be calling them for my future move.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Pedro D.
Truly professional movers, not a single item was damage. Will used and the future again.
Dumbo Moving and StorageDumbo Moving and Storage
Dorothy L.
service was good. movers were on time and professional. would recommend to others.
Patrick Moving & Storage IncPatrick Moving & Storage Inc
Brittni D.
I was so stressed out looking for last minute movers and eventually came across Thumbtack. It had me fill out information about my move and said moving companies would eventually reach out to me with quotes. I got disappointed because I figured no one would get back to me the day before New Year’s Eve...but ASAP Movers did and it was within 20 minutes! After seeing the quote, I decided to call...expecting to get disappointed given how last minute it was and because the holiday was coming up. Instead, I got the greatest news! They could come the following morning! It took 3.5 hours for the move (including the 45 minute drive to the new place) and they were so professional! I made sure to save all of their information because I will not be using any other company for my next move! I HIGHLY recommend them!
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Al J.
Move took longer than expected but so far nothing appears to be damaged
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Dinean R.
I will definitely utilize this company again! They were careful, on-time, efficient, professional and nice. They moved a large sectional down stairs and didn’t damage anything! They also moved a few smaller items. Very glad to be able to hire local small businesses!
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Right from the beginning, David was very communicative and very fast. I had to change my move date because of something personal and they were accommodating and we found a time that was good for everyone. The movers were kind, respectful and fast. Very happy.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Jonathan M.
The whole process was seamless and efficient from the beggining. A representative made sure to be available and answer all of my questions, responding promptly and in detail. When move day came, the movers were on time, they made sure to confirm every detail again and began work on the spot. They were fast, careful and honestly the whole experience was impressive. Within 3 hours I was at my new place ready to go. It was all extremely affordable considering what other moving companies were willing to charge. It helped to have everything packed and ready to go, but I would definitely hire them again for my next move.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Latroy G.
The guys moved me from a 5 flight walkup, they worked hard fast and professional.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
Let me just start by saying i just reached out to Ron yesterday afternoon, Boom! This morning at 9 am they were here. Moved me in 2 hours flat! I must say it was all my heavy stuff including a double door fridge and a HUGE fireplace (which i cherish). Also moved and hooked up stoves (which is not a movers job) They were great and I'm definitely using them again!
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Pamela S.
This company it’s amazing the two gentleman were very friendly professionally and move my stuff with care and effort. The transition with the movement was perfect. I’m so grateful to hire them to move my bedroom set! Thank you very much you did a wonderful job
Elite Runners Moving ServicesElite Runners Moving Services
Javier C.
Jose contacted me immediately for my local move. Very good communication throughout the process. Super friendly, incredibly efficient and respectable pricing compared to other local movers on Thumbtack. Just a great overall experience with Jose and his team. Hope to work with him in the future.
Rosmilka LLCRosmilka LLC
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