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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.

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’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. 

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 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. 

Reviews for Trenton movers
Vaibhaw R.
Movers did an amazing work. They were on time and made the move very smooth
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Carolyn B.
Amazing professionals! Easy to plan the move with their help. The movers were quick and well coordinated. Would use again and again.
B&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully InsuredB&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully Insured
Randi Y.
Jason was awesome with moving me into my 3rd floor loft. His communication was great. I appreciate the effort that was put into moving my heavy dresser to my bedroom. I would definitely use him again for another move.
June B.
Any movers never disappoints! They helped move my window ACs from the garage to the various floors throughout the house. I had other boxes, bins and a mattress that needed to go to the basement and they moved them with ease. Happy customer!
The Ant Movers Company LLCThe Ant Movers Company LLC
Kason M.
Asap movers has a great team that offers very diligent service. Well worth the money spent and would use again for another move.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient, Exceptionally good service, affordable, and very professional staff. I highly recommend Round One Moving Company for your next move.
Round One Moving CompanyRound One Moving Company
Lauren A.
After a roller coaster ride to close on our new home, we needed a smooth moving day, and that’s just what we got! Punctual and professional movers!
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Matt R.
Kadeem responded quickly to my request for moving help and we set up a move for the next day. He was prompt, courteous and professional and moved our two large file cabinets quickly, safely and without any issues. I would definitely hire him again and give him my strongest recommendation.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Vivek k.
Micheal came for our house move , he and his team did a wonderful job moving , specially in disassembling and assembling our furniture , i would definitely hire them again if needed .
Mendez Hauling & Demolition LLCMendez Hauling & Demolition LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional perhaps it would be easier if three movers arrived and not two
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Jeanne C.
After I got done speaking to Crawford movers over the phone, I knew it was them that I was going to use. I felt very confident using them. Unlike others that I had spoken to before them. The price was reasonable and they did not ask me to send them money first but instead said that I will pay them on the day of the move. Crawford movers were very professional. Showed up on time and created a game plan, so that they were able to move in a very efficient and timely manner. They certainly deserved the tip that I gave them. I feel very confident with Crawford movers and I will use them again and I highly recommend them
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Thumbtack Customer
With the recommendation from a friend, I contacted Round One Moving Company.I needed a mover immediately on Christmas. Yes Christmas Day. I spoke with Mike the owner who assured me that he could accommodate me with my emergency move. Mike and is team showed up when he stated that they would, packed, wrapped and moved me to my new location within hours. His team was AWESOME, and very professional. His company made something happen that no other company could do on Christmas. I was overly pleased with his work, and will recommend to company to all my friends and family..Thanks Round One Moving Company for a Superb job well done.
Round One Moving CompanyRound One Moving Company
A. N. Q.
From the initial request until completion of move, Zip to Zip was great!
Zip To Zip MovingZip To Zip Moving
Robert Z.
The team moved the piano effortlessly but with great care, first rate service.
B&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully InsuredB&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully Insured
Khelsea S.
Just4 Move did an excellent job! The movers showed up EARLY, did their job quickly and efficiently and left. They were pleasant and easy to work with, they kept me laughing all afternoon. I mean these guys hauled a massive Koing size mattress up my tinya** staircase and were still laughing. I will recommend just4move to anyone in need of affordable and professional movers!!!
Keirsten W.
These gents were fantastic! Arrived 15 minutes early and completed my one bedroom apartment move in less than 3 hours. They even disassembled and reassembled my bed for me. I highly recommend LK moving.
LK MovingLK Moving
Meghna B.
Daddy's Moving did a great job of answering all my inquiries before I decided to hire them. Their quoted rate for my long distance move was $1500 less than other quotes I received. On the day of the move, I was not completely finished packing all my furniture, etc. and started panicking. The company pushed the pick up time, by request, and they also helped me pack items. They were friendly, punctual and easy to work with. They ended up getting to the destination earlier than anticipated, which worked out great because everything was bought in and assembled by early afternoon, as opposed to late evening. I wish I discovered them previously to help with my other moves. My mother, who was present at the destination, was also impressed by them and wanted their contact info for future moves. They made an incredibly stressful move go smooth.
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had a wonderful experience with Round One Moving Co.. We are older folks and could not pack and move ourselves. The first day was packing day. The men were there on time and ready to get to work. They packed quickly and carefully marking each box of what it contained. The next day was moving day and once again the men were there on time and ready to work. They had the truck packed quickly and efficiently. When they arrived at our new house, they moved the furniture into the proper places, hooked up our washer and dryer, and unpacked all the boxes in the each appropriate room. There was no breakage or lost items. The over the phone estimate of the move was right on. I can't praise this company enough! Thank you Gentlemen-- I appreciate your candor and hard work.
Round One Moving CompanyRound One Moving Company
Bill H.
The team offered a smooth move. They were on time, worked fast and were pleasant and professional.
Revell Moving Co.Revell Moving Co.
Kristine R.
We had a good experience with On-time movers. The move was delayed because of Icy weather but they kept us updated on their estimated start time. We liked that there were no extra fees (equipment or travel fees) in addition to the hourly rate. The unload process only took 2 hours for our 3 bedroom house and there was no damage to the house or furniture. (The people who moved us out of our last house put a small hole in the wall).
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Boleita M.
Step by Step me Movers were Professional and Courteous. They were willing to work with my Budget.
Step By Step MoversStep By Step Movers
Margarita S.
On time movers were the first to respond when I put up my project. Since then Marquita and Leon were very responsive. I needed some very heavy and antique furniture moved . The last time I moved that furniture the movers had damaged it but Marquita and Leon took a lot of care , packed the furniture well and made sure no damage was done. They put back all my things in place and left my home clean . They were very professional, the most reasonable quote I received and did a great job. I will be highly recommending them to all my family and friends. Keep up the good work.
On-Time MoversOn-Time Movers
Suzanne M.
Alex and crew were professional and did an excellent job moving a very awkward and big elliptical machine from one house to another. They were engaging, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. I will hire them again for other projects because they do more than just moving!!
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Boney M.
Had a wonderful experience with movers. They are smooth in their work and completed all work without hassle or any fuss.!
M.P. Solutions LLCM.P. Solutions LLC
Aleesha P.
MPSolutions was awesome. They showed up early, and moved everything quickly. The price was also great. I needed some furniture taken to Goodwill and also some furniture moved from the first floor to the second. I was unable to do it myself so was very happy to get them at a great price.
M.P. Solutions LLCM.P. Solutions LLC
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