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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 Poughkeepsie movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had my upright piano moved with Grago. The schedule was moved once with advanced notice and the movers were nice. The whole moving experience was smooth. Great job and thanks.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Kristen P.
I had a great experience with A&A Movers. The movers were extremely nice and took great care in moving my furniture. Thank you for making my moving day a smooth and easy one!
A & A Professional Movers, LLC.A & A Professional Movers, LLC.
Rachael e.
I had an amazing experience with New Chapter Moving Co. The movers came on time and moved all of my furniture very quickly and with great care. Nothing was damaged during the move and it was an overall stress-free experience. Thanks again!
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Jessica M.
Parry’s moving and beyond is absolutely amazing from start to finish. They were on time did a great move and were delightful ! Would definitely use them again and would highly recommend them.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Moved all my stuff in less time.
All Season Cleaning Services, LLCAll Season Cleaning Services, LLC
Troy C.
Very responsive and 100% worked with my moving schedule. All three gentlemen were extremely careful will every item and the most friendly people you could ever meet. The value for money was exceptional...worth every penny. If you need movers....this company is who you want to hire.
Kenneth's Affordable LaborKenneth's Affordable Labor
Sidney H.
Daddy's Moving LLC team was professional, effective, and lovely to work with. I am sure we will be using them again!
Daddy's Moving LLCDaddy's Moving LLC
Mike S.
Arthur was amazing, I highly recommend him, have no doubts, he knows what he is doing and moved my pool table with no problems at all, very professional, do not hesitate to hire him
Arts Krafts LLCArts Krafts LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and attentive company that went out of their way to meet our needs. If I need a moving service again, I will definitely use them. They were also the most reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Eileen H.
Kenneth and his partner showed up when promised. They kept in touch with me through the whole process. They were very nice and professional. Move everything necessary with no damage. Would definitely hire them again.
Kenneth's Affordable LaborKenneth's Affordable Labor
Robert M.
Mr DeFreece professed to be in the moving business as well as the cleaning business, and I read his reviews on this site. He came to our home (a tri-level townhouse)and gave us an estimate. He reported that he rents his equipment for a move, as he did not own a truck. We had gotten 3 estimates. We chose Mr DeFreece as he seemed genuinely sincere about increasing his client base and working hard to do so. He explained what he would provide which was the following: an appropriate size vehicle, 4 men, Flat Screen boxes, furniture blankets and 3 wardrobes.We compiled a contract which included the above, as well as the $400 he wanted ahead of time to pay for the supplies, and what we had agreed upon to pay him. He read, agreed and signed. He told us he would be at our home at 9AM on the day of the move. I called him at 9:15 as he was not there. He stated he was waiting for the truck, and said he had it. The saga is too long to continue, but in essence he lied about so many things and broke the agreed upon contract in it's entirety. He showed up at our home at 2PM with a 15 ft truck and 2 men and no supplies. He was still moving us at 2AM in the morning when I stopped him. And $480 was taken from my pocketbook during the move. It was a nightmare.
All Season Cleaning Services, LLCAll Season Cleaning Services, LLC
Liz R.
They were great! Answered all my questions ahead of time and made me feel very comfortable with the move. Showed up and got right to work. Covered and wrapped all the furniture. I would definitely hire them again.
Obsidian Logistics LLCObsidian Logistics LLC
Bal S.
I needed a large playset moved to a new house. This is a wonderful team, very professional, came right on time, no haggling on the price or the work that needs to be performed. Finished the job in a timely fashion and did a great job, making sure everything is safely attached. Really a wonderful experience! Thank you!
Precision Moving & Storage LLCPrecision Moving & Storage LLC
Nikki H.
Frenchys did a great job helping us move all of our big furniture and putting together our beds! They were professional, respectful and took direction very well. They were never afraid to ask any questions regarding any issues and I would definitely would work with them again 😊
Frenchy Helping Hands LLCFrenchy Helping Hands LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I assumed the movers were arriving with a van. It was a pick up truck. They had to make 2 trips which aggravated me. I didn't get a copy of my receipt for which I texted them about it, still waiting for a reply. I was unable to leave a voicemail because the mailbox was 'full'! Very disappointed!
A Plus Moving, LLCA Plus Moving, LLC
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