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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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Buffalo movers
Danielle H.
This past week I was in search of a mover for a couch. (It can be difficult to find someone willing to only move one piece of furniture) Moving & Moore quickly responded. We messaged back & forth. Ultimately we couldn't work out a time that worked for the mover, the seller and us. But, I even heard back from Moving & Moore on Sat. morning checking to see if the move had happened. I will not hestitate to contact them again when I need a mover.
Moving & MooreMoving & Moore
Melody g.
Came on time. Moved everything I needed to be moved quickly. Very easy to work with.
Call Tyrone IncCall Tyrone Inc
Usman Y.
Very efficient, punctual and professional movers. Did a good job with over 400 miles of move out distance !
Kiper Moving and TransportationKiper Moving and Transportation
Miko H.
Excellent move in experience! Not only that but they needed to go to 2 other locations. And move up stairs. It was a seemless process. BRAVO!
After hours cleaning serviceAfter hours cleaning service
Tiffany K.
Great work at a great price! Highly recommend to anyone looking for moving help without the hassle! Thank you, Veteran Moving! -Tiffany & Brett
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Pamela J.
HP3 Moving did a wonderful job moving be from NY to PA. They were careful with my things, thoughtful about my needs, and dedicated to getting the job done right! Also, they were pleasant and willing to help ease the moving process. For example, they offered to help with the furniture layout in my new place, and moved things around a bit to find a good fit. The level of service I received was bar none compared to larger and comparable sized moving companies. Would hire the again in a heartbeat!
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Dave R.
Top notch movers, Highly recommended.
A to B servicesA to B services
Alex F.
They made our move super easy. They were very fast and efficient. I will be using them for all future moves and recommend them to all our friends.
J&A movingJ&A moving
Sherry T.
Thank you for your recent help with our move. You were the beat movers we have ever hired and we would recommend you to anyone.
J&A movingJ&A moving
Essence S.
Veteran Moving made moving hassle-free and dare I say enjoyable. The level of professionalism, precision, and care was second to none. These men have likely been in some serious situations during their military service, so it is no wonder why moving was absolutely no sweat or what Dave called it “easy work”. I can guarantee any other mover would have complained, made excuses or left work undone. Not these guys! And...I was moved in half the time expected, including major appliances. I highly recommend to anyone that needs to relocate but doesn’t need the stress.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Joshua B.
Was given a time and date, the movers kept to the time and were prompt with the job. Appreciate the professionalism of the movers and will use them again for my next job that I am already planning for.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Krishna G.
Moving with Trifecta was incredibly stress free and overall a great experience! I had to move from Buffalo to New York City; I've never done a long distance move before, so I was filled with anxiety and worries. Korrina was amazing at relieving my worries! She called me and asked me about all the specifics necessary and gave a great estimate (believe me, you will not get a better estimate anywhere else). She also made sure of assuring me that things would go great; Overall, conversing with her is the ray of sunshine that we all need in these troubled times :) On moving day, the packers and movers were right on time and executed the move professionally and efficiently. They were also incredibly fun to talk to! Korrina was also very helpful, by giving me updates on the movers' status, etc. Finally, I highly recommend this company for peace of mind and amazing service! ☮️
Ti Trifecta Moving - Serving All of NYTi Trifecta Moving - Serving All of NY
Nicholas D.
Moved my furniture and boxes to my new apartment. Randy is very serious about customer service, and his guys did a great job. I would absolutely recommend for moving help.
Moving & MooreMoving & Moore
Mary B.
Not only was the moving crew polite, respectful and friendly, they truly showed their professionalism with the quality and style of their work. The entire job was completed very efficiently and made the whole moving process effortless. Thank you!
First class delivery moving LLCFirst class delivery moving LLC
JOSEPH A.
Came on time and went above and beyond to make the move less stressful. Very professional but casual. Felt like moving with friends. Very respectful of property and belongings. Would hire again in a heart beat.
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Trish C.
We used A to B for the second move in two days ( two daughters sold their double and moved to separate apartments) and couldn't be more pleased with the move. It went smoothly, quickly, and without any damage to the furniture or walls, or floors. Norris alerted us to damage to a bed frame which was incurred when it was initially assembled by my daughter which allowed us the time to figure out a quick repair. I would highly recommend Norris and A to B Movers. They were professional, reasonable, careful, and efficient.
A to B servicesA to B services
Charlie S.
I contacted Norris at A to B Services based on the experiences detailed by others who had used their moving services. And I must say I agree with them completely! Norris and his two movers arrived exactly at 1:00 as requested. All three gentlemen were courteous, professional and cordial. They were "rarin' and ready to go". I showed them what had to be moved and they immediately got to work. I have some very heavy furniture and they handled it carefully and professionally. They worked steadily and very well together. I told Norris that when I move out of my temporary location to the home I am purchasing, I would definitely call them again for that move. If you are looking for careful, professional hard working movers, I would most certainly suggest that you contact Norris at A to B Services.
A to B servicesA to B services
Jacqueline S.
I had 3 large heavy and awkward pieces to move. The gentlemen movers were on time and very courteous. They were able to move the furniture easily and quickly, in part because there was communication between them. Each making sure the other was aware of obstacles that may have been out of their range of vision. Good work fellas! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company!
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Tiffany K.
My husband and I needed help unloading our 15-foot, furniture-filled U-Haul with fairly short notice, and Jason responded to my request right away. He was also flexible when I needed to reschedule the unloading for one day later than originally scheduled, since my husband and I returned to Buffalo later than expected. Three movers promptly arrived to help us, though Jason only charged us for two movers since our original request was for a two-person job, which we greatly appreciated. The movers were friendly and helpful, and unloaded the truck in record time without damaging any of our items - including a very heavy mirrored dresser that previous movers have complained about! Overall, the cost was very reasonable, and the service was the best quality one could ask for while dealing with the inevitable stressors and expenses associated with moving. We would use Phenix Movers again and would recommend them to anyone who needs moving help.
phenix moversphenix movers
Christina P.
Alex was friendly, on time and his quote was reasonable. I hired him to move a very heavy (500lbs) and somewhat delicate marble table and everything went as planned. Would definitely use Alex again in the future for moving needs.
Levchuk's Moving ServiceLevchuk's Moving Service
Jennifer M.
I could not be happier with this company and how smooth my move went. They were by far the BEST movers ever and at the most affordable price!! I've been raving about them all day . A to B services will be the only ones I call for all my future moving needs. I give them two thumbs up and would recommend them to all my friends and family.
A to B servicesA to B services
Kelsey M.
I was moving my 3 bedroom apartment (upper level) to a house. I received an accurate quote and the level of responsiveness was really great from the team. The two movers did a great job, did more than they probably thought the job would be (I underestimated I think) and were super friendly. I really have no complaints and would definitely recommend them for your moving needs.
NEED A TRUCK  & PARTY GEARNEED A TRUCK & PARTY GEAR
Rick R.
Roy and Nesti were great. They were like the energizer rabbit. They just kept going until the job was done. It couldn't have gone any better. They are great movers, and they also move pool tables and grand pianos. 5 stars.
First class delivery moving LLCFirst class delivery moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers went above and beyond to help us, and did a fantastic and efficient job.
JP HOUSE PRESERVATIONSJP HOUSE PRESERVATIONS
Heather M.
Fast response. Difficult to Move item because of shape but the figured it out quickly.
A to B servicesA to B services
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