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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 Secaucus movers
Vandana S.
Skybox movers moved us yesterday. We are very pleased with their service. I highly recommend them to anybody who is looking to move
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Kapil S.
I hired the movers to move 1 bedroom apartment on 1st floor to another apartmemt on 1st floor in same town. The movers came on time. They had gloves and masks and maintained social distance throughout the move. They took 7 hours to pack and complete the move. I packed few boxes myself to speed up the move. I felt they were bit slow and move could have been finished bit early but nonetheless i think the work was very well done. Their price is very reasonable compared to others. I definitely recommend them will use them in future.
Danielle B.
Monroe moving pro did an excellent job helping with my move. They made it stress free and handled everything with care! Highly recommend!
Monroe Moving ProMonroe Moving Pro
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were quick in their job and very friendly.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
L. B.
We couldn’t be happier with this company. They moved my mom from NJ to FL and helped her the entire way and the move was really seamless. Eric the representative answered all of her questions and was amazing!
Homeland MoversHomeland Movers
Monalisa M.
Husky movers helped us move this month and we had a lot of stuff, but they were just so professional and quick, that they made the whole experience easy. They took great care of our stuff, which was much appreciated. We have moved a couple of times before, but these guys were the best yet. I would highly recommend them.
Husky Truck MovingHusky Truck Moving
Rah B.
The guys did a good job in moving the furniture. Will surely recommend
Megan R.
Awesome Job! Would recommend for any move. Very punctual and professional!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Thumbtack Customer
Jason did a great job! I highly recommend and will use him again for any future moving needs.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Sankalp n.
Max and his guys from BG moving company were fantastic. Went about their business quietly and professionally. Arrived on time. My move was for a two bedroom apartment moving into a 3 storeyed town home with a lot of stairs. They were fast and very careful with all my stuff. Neatly wrapped and protected every single item. They were humble and patient unlike many jackass movers that I have run into the past. 2 bedroom with full fledged furniture , 65 boxes and a lot of random stuff. Price wise totally worth it. Highly highly recommend them. Max is a great guy and will treat you with a lot of respect. Good stuff guys. Thank you for your services.
BG MovingBG Moving
L. D.
Overall, it was a good experience and Dariusz was very communicative via phone and text. The team arrived on time, even brought extra manpower, and was able to move all my things in one hour flat (apartment transfer in same building). Would definitely hire again if the need arose (but not moving again anytime soon).
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Curtis H.
The guys were super nice, fast, and professional. They didn't blink at the stairs. They helped my crew load everything up. And were five minutes early to getting to the pick up spot. They worked as a team to get things moving and done. I will be going to them first when I need to move stuff back next week.
Outbox Moving & StorageOutbox Moving & Storage
Kapil B.
Excellent Service for the work done ! The team is well versed with all sorts of moving. In our case it was big bed however they helped us moving other furniture as well. They did their work so professionally and quickly that It would save us lot of time. I would highly recommend them ! Good luck and stay warm :)
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Elicia b.
Our experience with Usher Logistics was nothing short of amazing! They were super punctual, friendly and helpful. Not only did they work super hard to get everything done as quickly and safely as possible but they made our moving experience much more fun and comfortable. Would 100% recommend them to anyone who wants have a seamless and worry free move. Thanks guys!!
Usher LogisticsUsher Logistics
Kim P.
Very professional and polite. Arrived on time and completed the job within 30 minutes house to house! I will definitely utilize their service for future moving needs.
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Shantell R.
Fred and two of his employees were great, super friendly guys, very strong, and packed up and loaded quickly as I have plenty of belongings. They moved us from 1 apartment and I had many items in the basement storage to a single family home. They have tremendous energy as it's not easy to keep up high spirits doing strenuous work. The distance was a bit more than about 4:30hours between locations and they loaded and unloaded my items. I was a bit uneasy as this was my first time using a moving company but it definitely helped immensely as my partner and I no longer wanted to do the moving ourselves with aid from family friends. Communication was a bit difficult but Fred eventually would get back to me and let me know not to worry. Price was confirmed then changed so that was also a bit confusing but Fred apologized and acknowledged the issue at hand and I really appreciated that as moving is very costly from 1 state to the next . Fred also provides better deals than several others companies I contacted so I would definitely suggest to use this business for your moving needs.
Freds Moving ServicesFreds Moving Services
Jason A.
These guys are incredible!! They got in and got out everything was packed in about an hour. I have never had such a seamlessly smooth moving experience in my life and I'm 29!
Demidov Transport Inc.Demidov Transport Inc.
Nitin V.
Dariusz was very responsive and accommodative. The guys who helped us move were very professional and finished the job quickly and without any issues. Would definitely recommend.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Vlad S.
I have used several moving companies over the past few years, but have never seen a crew more professional and more efficient. Dmitri's team were the best!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was on time & his service was nice,clean & pretty quick. He handled the move seamless& was good. I appreciate him & pricing was really good compare to rest of the quotes.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Thumbtack Customer
Eric and his guys (more then 3) showed up early. They move quick! Extremely professional and efficient. I really didn't know what to expect but I will say that I would use you guys 1000000% over. Thank you Eric and the young men who made the move superrrrr easy! David is the manager for fair price, he coordinated everything and responsive is an understatement. No BS, no hidden fees no craigslist rip offs just hard working men who get the job done. If I could rate them a 10, I would.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Ayesha J.
My experience with this company has nothing but positive. They are extremely professional and adept at what they do. They were punctual, very helpful, had positive attitude and moved all my belongings with extreme care. I would recommend them to all my friends and family and would definitely hire them again. Ayesha
LK MovingLK Moving
Dhirendra P.
Jeff responded to my request very quickly. He was very soft spoken & cordial. He came With his coworker Leo on time.Price was reasonable compare to other quotes I received. They were excellent workers. I will recommend them to everybody & use them for any of my future moves. Dhirendra Patel
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Amith M.
Sherpa and team were prompt, responsive and did a thorough job in moving our stuff. Very nice folks, patient and attentive. Would love to work with them again. Only constitutive feedback would be that work could have been done a tad faster given there were three folks. But overall very pleased.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Sulalit d.
Updated review in response to the post from Dyno. I had shown all stuff right from get go and not after the initial stuff was moved out. So either the crew is lying to the management and/or the management is outright lying on ThumbTack. Again, the issue was not only that, it was the 'whiny' nature and attitude of the crew on ground. Also as mentioned, the work was completed end to end in 1 hour and 10 mins and the crew told me while leaving that they had another job to do right after, so they did mine fast/ else it would have been done at a slower place. Anyways, as I said in original review, work done was okay, but there was a lack of professionalism in the service. ------------------------------------- Had an ok experience. I had got a flat fees quote after i told them my pick up and drop off address and an estimate of my stuff. My quote included 3 men and a truck for 2 hours. During the move when i showed my stuff(which was all packed) to the men, they started whining and complaining saying our manager didn't tell us you had 10 boxes, and a fan etc. etc. Overall move went well and was completed in exactly 1 hour 10 minutes (from time of arrival of crew to wrapping up and leaving), so i was surprised they were complaining about the number of boxes while I had paid for 2 hours ( which I didn't even come close to using up). Maybe it was the experience based on the crew that showed up for my move, but I had expected a less whiny and complaining crew, when I had paid for what was quoted and it was very clear from the beginning that we wont even need the whole time.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
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