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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 Trenton movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers showed up when promised and moved the piano out of the house quickly and professionally. The 2 man team was courteous and knowledgeable. I would definitely hire them again if I had to move another piano.
Professional Piano MoversProfessional Piano Movers
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
Mo H.
Cruz moves provided me great service. I got in touch with them a day before my move and luckily their afternoon shift was available. Jordan and Ridge were the guys that helped us move and they treated every piece of furniture or box as if it was their own and wrapped all the items very carefully and nothing was damaged. Moving is the one thing everyone hates but these guys made our move a lot easier at a reasonable price. Definitely recommend.
Cruz MovesCruz Moves
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
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
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
Judy V.
Best experience by far, and I've moved a lot! Kelsey (in the office) was super-responsive and communicative throughout the process and very patient with my questions. The four movers (two at each house) were professional, efficient and genuinely nice guys. This was a long distance move, and I was really nervous about everything going smoothly. It couldn't have gone better. Thank you Riley & Sons!
Riley and Sons MovingRiley and Sons 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
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
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.
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
Julia R.
The work was great and expeditious. The guys were very nice and helpful. However, they were 3 hours later than the original scheduled time and because they were late, they added a 4th mover to get the job done. I was charged another 20$ per hour for the 4th mover that I did not ask for. Additionally, I was charged for materials at the end which I was not informed about prior to them finishing the move. Overall, I ended up spending 200$ more than the originally agreed upon price.
Jersey Moving ProJersey Moving Pro
Chidera A.
Chris showed up at exactly the time we agreed on and got straight to work with a smile! They were fast and organized - my 2 bedroom apartment was loaded into the truck in 3.5 hours despite my moving prep being incomplete (ran out of boxes!!!). The unload only took 1.5 hours. They were super kind to my dogs who were definitely stressed by the move. I would absolutely hire Chris in the future and have already recommended him to friends of mine who will be moving in the near future.
Step By Step MoversStep By Step Movers
Stephanie K.
Michael and Dawson did a phenomenal job today helping to move my belongings from a storage unit to my apartment. They worked hard and made what seemed impossible (moving two large couches into two narrow doorways) possible! They were professional and very pleasant. You can tell they actually like their job and want to make sure the customer is satisfied. I will definitely call them the next time I move!!! I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you both!!!
Smooth Ride MoversSmooth Ride Movers
Michael P.
Can't say enough about Cruz Moves. Dealt with the owner Cruz directly. He was very pleasant and professional and was able to fit me in on the day I needed, even though I only gave him a weeks notice. On move day, Cruz and his assistant arrived on time and got right to work. I had to leave to sign for a deliver at my new place but they packed everything, locked up, and met me over at the new one. They moved everything in very efficiently and reassembled my bed quickly. I had no issues with the condition of the furniture. Cruz's assistant was just a professional as himself. They did a great a job. Moving can be a stressful process but Cruz made it as easy as possible. He was worth every penny.
Cruz MovesCruz Moves
Thumbtack Customer
Cannot say anything negative. I called on Tuesday, they moved for me on Saturday and were on time, efficient and polite to boot.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Tony V.
Our original moving company cancelled last minute after their truck was hit. We could not reach anyone willing to come out on short notice. After contacting Redhat Moving, they had a truck on their way to us from Brooklyn to Trenton, NJ within minutes. As they were on their way, original company showed up. I felt awful that I had to cancel Redhat, as they were exceptional in helping us out. John was very understanding. Not many companies would be that way. I can't thank John & Redhat enough. If you need a mover, please call them.
Redhat Moving and StorageRedhat Moving and Storage
Brian Z.
Kept in contact, showed up on time, worked hard! Would hire again and have no problem recommending him for your moving/hauling!!!
October Ocean LLCOctober Ocean LLC
Sheri B.
Amazing communication and worked with me on the project. He was professional and spoke to me twice. So happy we chose them to move our items.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Timothy P.
These guys were great. All of my furniture was handled with care, and the move itself was completed very efficiently! I would definitely recommend them to others.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Nadia S.
Amazing company: expert, responsive, friendly, and hard working. These gentlemen moved a piano for us (no small feat!) with the utmost care. Highly recommended for any job!
GM Moving Service & Transports LLCGM Moving Service & Transports LLC
Khalid D.
They took great care of my belongings wrapping everything up and packing it nice and neat. If you need movers and want it done quick. ASAP is the way to go.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Thumbtack Customer
Cruz and Jay came to the rescue on New year's day, last minute, after another mover never showed. Their price was incredible for last minute, holiday work, that ended up taking longer than expected and going late into the evening. Even in the difficult circumstances of the move, Cruz and Jay remained kind, courteous, and committed to getting the job done. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them in the future. Thank you!
Cruz MovesCruz Moves
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