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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 Buffalo movers
Kira Z.
The move was extremely quick and efficient. Could not have asked for an easier move.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Melody g.
Came on time. Moved everything I needed to be moved quickly. Very easy to work with.
Call Tyrone IncCall Tyrone Inc
Stephanie L.
Had a wonderful experience with these folks! Excellent communication prior to the move to ensure that it was a good experience for all of us. They moved our items quickly and very carefully, all while respecting social distancing at my request. I would absolutely recommend Veteran Moving for your next move.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Graeme G.
Big reds help me move into my new apartment. They were by far the most professional, courteous, and all around pleasant people I could have ever asked to help me move. Their attention to detail and their punctuality was the best I've ever had with a moving company. I would hire these guys in a heartbeat if I ever needed to move again. Truly next level movers.
Big Reds Property ServicesBig Reds Property Services
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
Nicole B.
Alex was professional, outgoing guy. I reached out to other moving companies no responses. He quickly responded to my inquiry and was available within few days. I needed heavy piano moved into place and it was raining. He and his coworker was able to move the piano in the rain with no issues. I would recommend Levchuk Moving Service.
Levchuk's Moving ServiceLevchuk's Moving Service
Madelyn S.
I had a great experience working with the Veteran Moving company! They helped me move today and made moving super easy! They were all super nice and friendly. I would recommend them to everyone I know
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Angelique W.
I would recommend this moving company to everyone. My moving time was at 11am. Everything was broken down, loaded and unloaded and reassembled by 2pm. Very professional, communication was great and their rates are awesome. Best moving company hands down!!!!
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Amanda A.
Thank you for coming on short notice and moving several appliances up and down stairs! I highly recommend Veteran Moving!
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Robert e.
Gentlemen were great. Jumped right in and moved effortlessly. They will handle our next move if ever needed. Would highly recommend.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
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
Evan C.
Veteran is a solid choice for your moving needs. I had some large items that needed to be moved and not only were they early for the move, it took less than 2 hours! Very responsive group and fair price. I’d use them again and refer to friends.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Dave R.
Top notch movers, Highly recommended.
A to B servicesA to B services
Michael R.
Dave and his assistant were extremely professional and took great pains to complete the job with diligence toward wood floors, walls and ceilings. They had to move a heavy, bulky piece of wood furniture up two flights of stairs and made the move look easy. Clean and neat. I would highly recommend Veteran Moving to anyone in need of a move...either inside a home or from home to new home....
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Michele w.
I can’t say enough about the guys that moved me. it was a lot to move on a very hot day. They were on time, fast and not one thing was damaged. I would highly recommend VMC if you need to move! Thanks Dave and the crew for all your hard work and attention to detail.
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Peter B.
Best moving experience ever! They moved an entire apartment with a massive elliptical machine in only a few hours and that was with an hour drive between locations! Will definitely hire them again!!
Gary K.
Great movers, definitely would hire in the future!!
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
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
Timothy T.
Dave and his team were great! They arrived early and worked hard to get the job done and solve problems that came up. Our move went off without any difficulty and they helped to disassemble and assemble furniture during the move without a problem. Overall would highly recommend for others looking for help with moving!
Veteran Moving LLCVeteran Moving LLC
Dan H.
The move was simple and went great. Will use again in the future
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! ☮️
Grayscale Yin Yang Movers (GYM)Grayscale Yin Yang Movers (GYM)
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
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
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