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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 Mount Vernon movers
Briana G.
Blue Moving was great! They provided my family and I with a very stress free and seamless move. They responded very quickly even with my last minute inquiry. Very professional. I would recommend them if you’re looking to move and would book with them again.
Blue MovingBlue Moving
Semone W.
I moved from an upstairs apparent with a very narrow staircase to a house with an even more narrow staircase. These three amazing young men did everything possible to ensure that my move was seemless. I highly recommend them and would definitely use their moving service again
Evan A.
Vance was very responsive when setting everything up. On the day of the move, the team was cool and collected, and did a great job with my move. Highly recommend them.
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Really great customer service. Terrific movers.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Debra C.
These guys were great. I hired them to help me move a bunch of items to a donation site. The charity did not want boxes so the movers offered to help me bag things and then the charity didn’t except certain items so the movers offered to help load them in my car. Overall friendly, reliable, trustworthy and very helpful.
Tyasia L.
Great crew! They showed up exactly on time and began the move right away. They didn’t stop until the job was completed. I would highly recommend them for your moving needs! A group of hard working professionals. And they have the best customer service from the beginning to the end. Thank you very much for making my move such a breeze!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Diana M.
These guys were moving masters! They worked well with each other and us!!!
Blue MovingBlue Moving
Steven S.
Job went very smoothly. Jersey Moving Pro did everything in its power to satisfy me as a customer.
Jersey Moving ProJersey Moving Pro
Brittany S.
These guys are super movers!! These guys were terrific! I’ve never seen movers like them before. They packed up my two-bedroom drove 30 mins to unpack and reassemble my bed in less than 4 hours. I recommend them! No hidden fees; what I was told in my quote, is what I paid at the end, plus a good tip because these guys are so awesome. If your considering movers, don’t even consider anyone else! Go with LK. You won’t be disappointed!
LK MovingLK Moving
Fred M.
The team arrived on time and moved all my items to the basement as requested. This included items that were unwieldy to move like the treadmill. (A little wide to fit through doorways and down the stairs.) I was very pleased with all aspects of the transaction. The team was polite and professional to deal with. Would definitely use them again.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were extremely professional. They did come later than was originally scheduled due to an issue with getting the truck but I was notified first thing in the morning. Once they arrived they got right to work and they worked NON STOP!!!! The job was done within the timeframe that was given and the price was VERY REASONABLE. I would recommend these mover TO ANYONE!!!!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service and great price! The movers Alex and Cyrus were quick and efficient. I will use them again in the near future.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Small move from house to storage with a pit stop in between. They arrived on time, courteous & professional. Would recommend to others and would use again.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Carlton M.
His response time was good, but he kept adding charges for different things. There was a scratch on my new floors that wasn't there before they started moving the furniture, but they said they didn't do it.
Freds Moving ServicesFreds Moving Services
Marcella M.
Dealt with this guy Sam who was all nice until the day of my move which was on Sunday the 22nd. He called the Thursday before to ask if I would be ok with them changing my scheduled time. I agree to go from the earlier time to mid day which I would advise you not to do since the movers showed up late. I really this company the service was just disrespectful all around. There was no one anwering the phone is the office when it was time to run my card. Seriously the worst. How are they on Thumbtack best list is questionable. They seem to understand how give a realistic estimate.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
SCarlin T.
I highly recommend them ! They just helped us move on Saturday and they were great. They work very efficiently, and handled our belongings with care nothing broke which amazing considering the amount of stuff we had. They were very pleasant and easy to work with !
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Semone W.
Sheldon and his team did an amazing job moving me from a three-bedroom house with a basement to a three-bedroom apartment. Thanks to this team, what I thought would be an impossible task was executed with professionalism at a very reasonable price. It was a pleasure to work with these four young men
Jessica B.
Wow! What an experience. St. John's Moving was very professional and got the job done. I have never seen any other copmany that has taken such pride in their work. The gentlemen were very nice, helpful, and did a fantastic job! I would recommend them to anyone.
Rose Z.
I wanted to relocate a treadmill from the basement to the first floor. Unfortunately they were unable to move it due to e size. The 2 men tried their hardest to get it upstairs. There was minor damage to my wall but I was able to fix myself They were very nice but after trying different ways we gave up.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Precious J.
I must say this company was excellent. Dariusz was very responsive to my texts and was even able to accommodate our change of move date. The workers were fast, very professional, and everything arrived at the new location in tact. They arrived a little earlier then the time scheduled which showed me they were professional. They made sure all furniture was wrapped up correctly. They disassembled and assembled the furniture quickly. When they arrived at the new location they made sure all the boxes were in the correct rooms since they were labeled. They didn’t waste any time. They came to do a job and get it done and they did just that. The move was very smooth and that was a ease off my mind because I didn’t have to lift a finger they did all the work. I would highly recommend them.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Thumbtack Customer
They were so awesome and efficient I was speechless the entire time. They worked quick and were true to their word. My husband who is definitely not an easy to impress guy, was totally satisfied and paid them extra!!!!! I will call them again for anything else because I trust and believe they will do terrific work. Thanks guys for making my moving experience delightful and stress free.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Kenyah M.
They were able to book me the day before, after I had to fire a different moving company. I’m very pleased with the work they did. Everything was professional and well-taken care of. We had mixes of so many different items and they made it all fit, and worked HARD the whole time. No breaks. No laziness. Got my job done ASAP! I’m using them again in the future. Please don’t hesitate to book Mr. Michael. You won’t be disappointed
Gucci & Sons EnterpriseGucci & Sons Enterprise
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