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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 Albany movers
Richard L.
They were in constant communication throughout the day. I got my appointment time moved up after a cancellation. The movers showed up and they were very professional and efficient moving my treadmill.
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Adrianne R.
Quick one bedroom apartment move and very affordable. I would recommend them to anyone looking for reliable and careful movers. I'll definitley reach out on my next move! 5 stars for SURE!
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Francesca L.
I used Ciamps for a local move. From the first contact they were professional and responsive to my questions. Even after having to reschedule my move they continued to be polite and aware of my needs. The day of the move went like clockwork with no hiccups or letdowns. I can’t recommend this company enough for your moving needs.
Ciamps ConstructionCiamps Construction
Thumbtack Customer
We've had the misfortune of having to move 3 times in the past 18 months, and these four were the most friendly, professional, hard-working and efficient movers we've ever had. I hope we never have to move again but if we do this is the obvious choice.
Mack's Moving CompanyMack's Moving Company
Fred D.
Overall it was a decent experience. they will get the job done and take care of your stuff, they moved 2 large TVs and a large fish tank (empty) no damage done. Overall with the move I am happy. Feel as if they could work on pricing/quotes going forward. The original quote was a little over 400$ and after the move ended up paying north of 1100$ also the move ended up taking 2 days which was a little inconvenient. 1100$ is reasonable for a move but it would of been nice to expect pricing like that not be quoted half of that. And knowing the move was going to take 2 days would of also been nice to know.
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Barbara B.
These movers were great! They communicated clearly and professionally as well as being a great price. I would highly recommend them if you have any moving needs.
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Katherine B.
Tom and his crew moved the baby grand piano that my father left me with the utmost care and skill. I was impressed by their attention to detail, early than expected arrival, patience with my forgetting a key and first class customer service! If you have a piano to move, Classicmves is your mover!
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Mary H.
Parry's moving company is outstanding. Way better than other movers in Albany, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. It's the only one I'll be using now. Efficient, very careful, reliable, and friendly with a good sense of humor. Returns calls quickly. Made my move worry-free. Thanks, guys! Parry, you're the best! You rock!
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Peter O.
Excellent service. Exceeded my expectations. A true professional and very experienced piano mover. Tom and his crew were exceptional and handled a complex move with ease. Tom has my highest recommendation!
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Jay V.
James was great to work with, and completed our move efficiently and with no damage.
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Robin P.
i highly recommend these guys. no problems. i used them for small moves & will call them for my major move into my new home. thanks guys, it was great working with you. i wish you much success.
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Daniele S.
It took all 3 men to move my super heavy upright grand! They got it done quickly and without incident. This is my second time using Classic Moves; my first was 11 years ago! Highly recommended.
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Joseph K.
Polite, hardworking strong fellows, quick careful work. Can't say enough about how much we appreciate the help in moving heavy, awkward pieces. A++ Work, recommend for your local move like ours, just great.
Ez does it!  moving & furniture assembly LLCEz does it! moving & furniture assembly LLC
Mirrah M.
I set up a moving appointment weeks in advance for Saturday June 29th. I had initially asked for a Sunday appointment instead but had been told that only Saturday would be possible so paid for an extra day at my new place. Switched my busy work schedule so that I could get Saturday off instead. On the day of the move I was scheduled for 12-1pm. It became 2pm when I finally called and asked where the movers were. Only to be told they were working on it got held up at some other job. This turned into 4pm then 6. With the mover telling me he couldn’t find a second guy for the job. He was working on it. And then he stopped replying whatsoever. I sent him multiple texts asking what the status was. Only to get no replies to my calls or texts So basically I was left in the air at the last possible moment with no movers. Spent the rest of Saturday stressing out and trying to find a last minute mover. Do not go with Here and There Movers unless you want an unreliable and unprofessional moving company who won’t only cancel on you last minute but won’t even have the courtesy to let you know nothing worked out. I’m glad I was able to find emergency work coverage for me for Sunday and found another reliable mover who understood my plight and agreed to help me move at the last minute. But if I had to this all over again I would never have booked Here and There in the first place.
Here N ThereHere N There
Jeff K.
Great experience all around with Matt and his colleague. Best price around and didn't even have to rent my own truck! Will definitely be using them for any future moves and recommending them to any friends who will be moving!
Here N ThereHere N There
Anjie w.
These guys were very accommodating during a stressful move with changing move out dates. The movers arrived on time, wrapped my fragile items with care, and were detail orientated. There were a lot of curveballs thrown at us along the way and this company was professional and beyond kind throughout. I am planning on using them again soon. Highly recommend!!!! I WISH I COULD DO EVEN MORE STARS!!!
ARMS MovingARMS Moving
Amaury T.
We hired for a move. They were communicative, careful and efficient. We highly recommend them!
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Michelle V.
Reliable movers were quick, yet careful and extremely efficient. They worked very hard and finished the job in a timely manner. They were also very polite and considerate. I would definite hire them again for any move needed, big or small!
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Victoria D.
We had a great experience with Haul of Fame Movers during our recent move. They are very trustworthy, they made the entire process so much easier and were very helpful throughout. They communicated extremely well, as I wasn't on-site during the move due to work. They even made sure my cat didn't escape and made her a box/gave her some toys before they left! I highly recommend these guys, you will not be disappointed!
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Reena M.
Did a great job and worked really fast. Will definitely be hiring them again for future moves!
Here N ThereHere N There
Larry C.
Our second experience with Parry’s Moving. First tine local, this time over 100 miles away with 3 stops. Parry and his crew know there stuff. They loaded that truck like a jigsaw puzzle and everything was handled carefully. We have some very old items (200+ year old pieces) and they arrived perfectly! Our move cost half of what the BIG companies charge and took a lot less time. Our next move, Parry! Absolutely!
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Princess G.
Our experience with Haul of Fame Movers (Sam & Jake) was awesome! When we first reached out for a quote via Thumbtack, Sam responded within minutes. He then gave me a call and explained the whole process (payment, the move, etc.) Initially we didn't have a closing date so we booked a couple weeks out based on an estimated date. Somewhat at the last minute, Sam was still able to switch the original moving date to the day after our closing. Sam's responsiveness was very accommodating. We were informed when the movers were on their way to our pickup location. They arrived promptly. They got right to work and did so strategically and effectively. They did not take any breaks. There were some hiccups on account of the new place's structure and some of the furniture pieces. Sam & Jake remained calm and patient. They figured everything out while communicating with each other and is throughout the whole process. At the end of the move, Sam did a final walkthrough with us to ensure everything had arrived and had been placed exactly where we wanted it. Nothing was required of us except to show the movers where things were going to be placed. They didn't ask for water, but we still provided it. (Always have cold water available for your movers, they work hard and they'll need it!) They didn't even use the restroom without asking. There was a little rain during the move, yet all the furniture was protected and nothing really got wet, if it got wet at all. Sam & Jake are very well-mannered, kind, polite, and professional! I highly recommend their service and would definitely use their service again if necessary!
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Tydie A.
These guys were so awesome!! Very efficient and got the job done quickly. The day before my scheduled move, Matt informed me that their truck broke down but that they will find a way to ensure they can get the job done - and they did. Matt was super kind and communicative throughout the day and during the move. Highly recommend Here N There!
Here N ThereHere N There
Chrystina D.
This company provided excellent service with communication to customer service from the start to finish of the move . Will definitely recommend and be using them again.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Angie H.
Had a great experience with Here N There!! I needed help to move my bedroom into a new apartment locally, and Here N There was super efficient and helpful with the move. Everything took under an hour and a half, I didn't need to do anything, my furniture stayed in good shape, and they were incredibly friendly! Would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Here N ThereHere N There
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