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Your burning questions: answered

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 Depew movers
Kelsey d.
My experience with this company has been a complete mess from start to finish. The move was originally planned for Tuesday at 5 pm. At 5:09 I got a call from the owner of the company, Ken, saying that they were running a little late on their previous job and would be to my house a little before 7. At this point, it was only a minor annoyance. 7 pm comes, no movers. 7:15, still nothing. 7:30, nothing. 7:45 still nothing so I call Ken to check on their status but I get no answer. 8:00, I call again and still no answer. At this point, we had a 5 hour move scheduled and this would have us finishing at 1 AM. By 8:30 I have still not heard from ANYONE at the company so I sent a text to Ken saying that I can no longer wait for them and we would need to reschedule. At 9:30 I finally get a message back saying that they're still on the move 18 minutes from me and still want to make it happen that night. I obviously said NO! The next morning I got a call from their dispatcher, Ayesha, to reschedule my move. At this point, they only had Wednesday at 2 pm available for my move. This meant taking a second shift off of work to complete this move but I had to be out of my house so I accepted the time. They said they would call me when they were 20 minutes from my house so I wouldn't be waiting around for them again. I was grateful for this until... I get a call at 10 am saying they will be at my house in 15 minutes. There is no way I could be there for this. I told the driver my move was scheduled for 2 pm and I could not do it any sooner. I called the number I had for the dispatcher twice with no answer and sent her a text to which she responded that it was a miscommunication and they would be at my house at 2 pm. At 2 pm, I get a call from the driver that they are in my drive way. Not exactly the 20 minute heads us we had previously discussed. I leave work and drive home to meet the movers. When I get there, I see that they have a 17' moving truck that I know will not fit everything I have to move. We walk around the house and I show them everything I need moved. They then begin moving at 2:30. By 3:30 they have half of the truck filled and I am optimistic that this will be a short move and not go over our 5 hour limit. BOY WAS I WRONG. The movers were able to remove my large solid wood dining room table out of my house easily, then they call me outside to show me that SOMEHOW they had decided to stand a SOLID WOOD TABLE UP ON ONE LEG and proceeded to break my table to pieces. But dont worry.. they made it better by telling me "well now everything will fit better in the truck." ITS NOT MY PROBLEM THAT YOU BROUGHT A SMALL TRUCK!!! By 6 pm, they are still somehow moving things and are not even close to being done but their truck is full. We had a 50 minute drive from this house to the new house they were moving everything into. I gave them the address and they put it into their GPS. I walk out of my house while they were in the driveway to a huge cloud of weed smoke. I have nothing against recreation drug use, but DO NOT do it on my dime. I left my house at arrived at the new house at 7 pm. The movers did not show up until 7:30. There was no way this drive should have taken them an HOUR AND A HALF. Mind you, I am paying for this also. They start unpacking the truck and this time I decided to sit outside and watch them the entire time to ensure they are doing what is needed. I had them put everything in our spare living room instead of the rooms where everything should go to make this go as fast as possible because we are now over our 5 hour time which means this is costing me even more. The unpacking thankfully only took about and hour and 45 minutes. Not sure how it takes twice as long to pack as to unpack but they are the 'professionals.' When I started planning this move, my original motivation in hiring movers was to not have to bother friends and family to help me and not lose a weekend moving. Well since these movers weren't able to get everything with their small truck, I will indeed have to bother said friends and family and lose the weekend completing this move. And on top of that I HAD TO PAY FOR THIS!!! When my boyfriend came home from work, I filled him in on how my day had been. He was irate and immediately called the owners cell phone. Of course he didn't answer. We did receive a call from their 'HR' department that said they would call us back, but of course, no call back yet. I read all the AMAZING reviews online about this company and really thought I was getting a good deal and would have a great experience. I don't want anyone else to have to go through the two days of moving hell like I did!! My advice: FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO DO YOUR MOVE.
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This review is two-fold. I give Nate (Allbright) 1 star for first impression and 4 stars for the end product so in essence 2.5 stars overall. 1 Star Reason: Nate e-mailed me 10 minutes before his scheduled arrival to let me know he was going to be late. I called him and he said he would arrive by 10:30 am. I confirmed the time as I had a very tight schedule. He assured me yes. I went and ran errands and was back home by 10:20. I called to confirm his ETA and he made me aware that he got held up and would not be there until 11. I was upset and asked why he did not call me to let me know. He said he left his phone in the truck. I told him he had until 11 to get to my apartment. In the interim I made back-up plans as I had no faith in his reliability. Nate go to me at about 11:25. So almost 2.5 hours later he arrived in a Budget rental truck. I will say my initial impression was not good at all. We had a discussion, I gave him an ultimatum, and they got started moving. 5 Star Reason: Once they got started moving my stuff things started to improve. Marquez (sp) was a life saver. He was polite, and really sweet and was very concerned about the protection of my items. He also went the extra mile to make sure that I was okay with everything that was being done. After a while, Nate also came around. They took really good care of my items, set everything up just the way I wanted them to and did not rush the move even though we were already behind schedule (which I appreciated). That service was really a 4 star effort. It is really unfortunate that the first impression was so negative. It seems as if lateness is a theme for Albright Moving Services. Being late does not have to be such a huge issue if clients are made aware in a timely fashion and they feel as if there frustration is taken seriously. So, if you are in a time crunch and have to stick to a strict schedule this might not be the moving company for you. If you are flexible with your time and/or understand that they will probably be late I think that they will be worth it for the quality of the move and the affordable cost.
Allbright Moving Services Inc.Allbright Moving Services Inc.
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