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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.

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 Sparks movers
Thumbtack Customer
Other than a slight delay in the arrival time of the movers, which was due to weather and road conditions everything went very well. The movers were professional and took the time to wrap furniture items before loading them. All items arrived at the final destination safe and undamaged. I would recommend Safe Moving to anyone needing a reliable professional and fairly priced moving company.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Kimberly H.
This was our second time using this company and this experience was just as terrific as the first. The moving crew were punctual, professional and took great care when moving our belongings.
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Aaron S.
Steve was great. Would definitely recommend if you need some stuff moved!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Meike v.
Tim was understanding, treated my things like it was his own, was kind, respectful. And my god he and his coworker moved me fast. With short notice and a few speed bumps from my end. He was truly amazing. I will never use another moving service again. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Enright Transportation Alliances inc.Enright Transportation Alliances inc.
Sanjeev S.
We said that we were moving a couple of dressers, tv and most of the big stuff in a home. Was told a rate of $125/hr and then they said they did 3.5 hours of work and took $450 total. Should’ve been charged $375 and removing the $20 deposit to make it $355 as the total amount due. Had to give them $450. Pretty much ripped off because they brought a small truck as well and took longer to move due to that. Overall, they were good at moving the furniture especially the 65” LG OLED TV I have (easily weighs about 75 pounds).
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
They brok my things didn’t move all my stuff took things from me a Dolly and a computer screen and more I’m sure I just haven’t been able to go through everything yet not to mention the two men were using drugs the whole time and asked me to get them som Terrible movers not recommended at all!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Kyndal B.
These guys were amazing. I seriously can’t compliment how kind & helpful they were with just moving large furniture. Thanks guys for the last minute pick up!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Arlette C.
The 2 young men were very punctual, professional and polite. After they moved the 2 items I asked them to, they asked if I needed help with anything else.
College Movers - RenoCollege Movers - Reno
Kimberly H.
The moving crew were punctual, friendly, and very professional. They worked well together as a team. They took great care of our belongings. We would definitely use this company again!!!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Dezaree' D.
Helped us move all the big stuff in our apartment. Would have been so screwed without him. And it was totally worth the money because we got it all done in 2 hours!
Dirty Werk Handyman Service LLCDirty Werk Handyman Service LLC
Brian C.
Moving from Las Vegas to Reno & I had a semi trailer full of household good. They showed up on time, worked hard & stayed a few hours over what we discussed to help me finish.👍🏻
The Handy N3vadanThe Handy N3vadan
Bharat M.
Great work by Seth and Stevie on my 3rd floor apartment move. Got off to a late start due to delays on a previous job but Stevie was in touch with me to let me know in advance and kept me updated.
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Arvind K.
Stevie and his colleagues were amazing. No complaints, would recommend them to others. They were lifting heavy items like it was a piece of cake. They confirmed the move a day before and they were right on time and finished everything in less time than they had quoted.
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Wai G.
This crew is so professional. They are punctual, really careful with your stuff, honest and hillariously entertaining. I hate moving but for the first time ever it was such fun. Feeling soo blessed to have used their services. Thank you guys. My family and I are better because of you guys. #BestMoveEver!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Hélène N.
I’m always leery when hiring movers but these guys are great and take time with your important belongings to make sure they arrive safely! I’m happy to report the load went smoothly and we experienced no losses after getting to our destination! We drove from Reno to Lake Havasu City and had some interesting road issues... everything stayed in place! I’ll use Steve for my next move and highly recommend his company! They’re local so no one coming from Sacramento like a lot of the Uhaul referred guys and they’re punctual! They hustle with care and don’t waste your time trying to milk you for more hours! We were mid COVID so everyone was respectful of the pandemic situation!! My mom is not easily pleased and she’s still saying how professional they were ... down to the matching t-shirts and well mannered guys!!A+ guys!!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
Anna T.
I needed help unloading a moving truck and Steve was very friendly and professional when I reached out to schedule. The two guys that helped out were very careful not to bump any corners and put blankets down to protect the floors. I labeled my boxes by room and listed the contents. The guys placed the two boxes I had for the master bathroom with toiletries together and the boxes I had labeled Master with a “C” for clothes were placed together. They were extremely detailed. They centered the furniture pieces as well. They work fast and was able to finish ahead of time. Highly recommend!
Reno Moving CompanyReno Moving Company
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