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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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Summit movers
Laura W.
Very friendly. Moved the piano quickly.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Pam Y.
Excellent experience from start to finish. Quick & competitive initial quote, excellent communication and answers to my questions, competitive rate and ultra-professional moving experience. They confirmed in advance, showed up on time and moved my treadmill as planned. A pleasure to work with and I’d hire them again when I need movers.
Geri Y.
The guys were on time, worked quickly and efficiently and were even able to help move two items from one room to the next that originally hadn't been discussed. I will call on them again for any future moves.
LK MovingLK Moving
Andrew W.
Cruz and his crew were fantastic. Everything was easy and the move was handled quickly and with care. Very professional and definitely hiring again!
Cruz MovesCruz Moves
Thomas P.
Used Ample for my move from NJ -> NYC and they were fantastic. They showed up at 8:15am and got right to work. Before I knew it, all of the boxes were moved, and they were beginning to tape up the rest of my furniture. They used great care in moving everything, and consulted me when they thought something needed extra attention and packaging. Once we arrived at the new apartment, the unloading process was just a quick and efficient as the packing process. Overall, it took less time than I expected. All of the guys were friendly, professional and hard working. Would absolutely recommend them!
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Kelly B.
Ample Moving arrived early and they were extremely efficient. They navigated some tough narrow hallways and corners with ease. They are incredibly skilled and finished in record time! I Highly recommend them.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Peter C.
A move was scheduled for 12noon. Two and a half hours late they were not responding when I reached out to them. I simply cancelled it because the people at the pick up address could not wait longer.
Central PianoCentral Piano
Deborah t.
Finding and contacting Demidov Transport using the Thumbtack app was extremely user friendly. The manager, Stan, emailed and messaged me back almost immediately after my request, scheduling a next day appointment! When Daniel’s team of 3 movers arrived early to move our 300 lb treadmill base, the could not have been more professional. They all put their masks on, assessed their plan on how they would move the item and got started right away. A short while later, our treadmill was safely and carefully brought from our first floor garage to our basement level. When finished, they were appreciative of the water we provided them with and even took a moment to interact with our dog! Thanks so very much to Demidov Transport! We would totally use them again!
Demidov Transport Inc.Demidov Transport Inc.
Alex G.
Jaba and his crew did a fantastic job! They wasted no time, worked hard but above all, were very careful with our belongings that included several fragile large pieces. It was so much different from the previous moving experience I had in NJ. Thank you!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Asim K.
Very professional, organized group of guys. Meticulous in their effort, they are very careful with furniture. They even stayed late to make some bed and TV modifications - kind of them to do so. Only thing I had issue with was that as they are very careful (no damages whatsoever) they did take a lot of time wrapping furniture with sheets/wrap. As a result, there was a notable difference between quoted time (an estimate) and actual time. In addition, as the truck was a medium size, apartment + storage furniture needed two trips (didn’t charge for transport time on second trip). It was certainly more expensive than I estimated before the move; that was hard to swallow. That being said - the furniture was in great shape, Vasyl and his team are kind and have great customer service skills. Just check if your furniture can fit in one move in the truck.
Husky Truck MovingHusky Truck Moving
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