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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.

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 Saratoga Springs movers
Ashok B.
On time and smooth move.
Here N ThereHere N There
Matthew E.
I had some really heavy stuff to get moved, Perry moved it without damaging any walls. Would definitely hire again.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Whitney N.
I would recommend Here N There movers to anyone. They are very professional, very friendly, and truly do a wonderful job at protecting your goods during a move.
Here N ThereHere N There
Margot T.
Tom and his team were great. They moved an 1890s upright piano from one house to another (down 4 steps, then up 2 steps). They took extraordinary care of the piano and both homes. It's clear that they have extensive experience moving pianos and their goal is a safe and successful move.
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Tina K.
I needed some furniture moved with only a days notice . I called Parrys moving and he responded immediately and was able to do my move the next morning . He was prompt , polite , professional and very easy to work with . He did a great job and I would highly recommend him !
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Rocco L.
The service was excellent they did a great job moving everything and putting the furniture and boxes where I wanted them. I would recommend them for any moving needs. Rocco
Here N ThereHere N There
Michael M.
Super fast quote over thumbtack. Matt and his assistant were fantastic handling moving very heavy bulky furniture down narrow twisty stairs. Driving and storing them in my storage unit all at an extremely reasonable rate. I'll be calling them back for the next move. If you need movers, these are the guys to call.
Here N ThereHere N There
Jeff M.
It's great to find a local mover who is efficient and professional.
Here N ThereHere N There
Samantha C.
Helped us move in a pinch. Team was quick and a huge help!
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Melanie M.
Overall was very pleased with the professionalism and quickness of the move. Would hire again!
Here N ThereHere N There
Trudy R.
Parry arrived on time, quickly surveyed the heavy item and the space, brought in CLEAN moving blankets, and moved the treadmill downstairs before I turned around, (without denting the wall). Job well done. I would definitely call on Parry again!.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Anna L.
They did a great job when I needed an extra hand in moving my bed.
RHC ServicesRHC Services
Ben F.
Parry was available when we needed him on short notice and made our move easy! Thank you!
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Linda C.
They were very helpful, and made the move lots easier than it might have been. Very efficient, careful,and pleasant.
Brian W.
On time, worked hard and fast, pleasant, professional, no BS! Took the job on very short notice for a weekend move. Highly recommend!!!
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Phillip L.
I haven't moved yet. Lay the Fuck off. This immediate feedback crap has to stop. Not just your site and the games iota plays. I was tolt there were like 9 movers and I got one quote until I asked for more. Then I got a higher one. Do you think I am stupid and don't see through the games you play. I'll let you know when it is finished. Don't you know how annoying people find these immediate feedback requests. Sit tight till I move or you get Jack Shit, then I'll find out if you are a legit site or shared quotes. That would not be good. For you. Now back off
Here N ThereHere N There
Lynne E.
They did a terrific job, one that involved moving a lot of heavy steel furniture and awkwardly sized pieces, and they left not a scratch anywhere. Communication was great as well. I highly recommend this company
Frenchy Helping Hands LLCFrenchy Helping Hands LLC
Annette B.
Move could not have gone better. We are interior designers and very picky! They were able to arrange their schedule to accommodate a last-minute job; they were punctual, professional and exceeded expectations. Perfect!
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Julie B.
They arrived on time, had a positive attitude, were extremely careful and efficient, and did not stop until the work was done. They were flexible and did a few extra big-item moves that were not initially discussed. Highly recomment.
Reliable & Safe MoversReliable & Safe Movers
Leigh W.
Matt and his team were great. They were super responsive over email, quoted us a fair price to move a heavy item in our home, showed up on time, and carried out the work with professionalism and care. Definitely recommend!
Here N ThereHere N There
Diane T.
The guys were a little late to the job, but that's OK because it worked better for us in the long run and they were extremely communicative about it. We had a move up a few flights of stairs and they did not complain or bat an eye. They were strong, quick and efficient.
ARMS MovingARMS Moving
Mark M.
Matt and the boys were awesome! Arrived early, worked non-stop and had us packed, moved and unpacked by early afternoon. They were also super patient with us as we had no idea where so many things were going in the new house. Thank you!
Here N ThereHere N There
Emma Y.
Such a great experience. I was moving into a walk up apartment in Manhattan and it was a very hard job. I cannot say enough good things about Parry!! Fast, friendly and excellent all the way through. I HIGHLY recommend this company. Wonderful service. We could not have accomplished anything without these guys.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Daniel S.
If you are looking for the best local movers then you need to hire Matt and his crew. They were EXACTLY on time, very professional and got the job done right! I could not be happier with them. They made a stressful day so much easier. Would not hesitate to hire them again. Thanks Matt!!! Dan Schaff
Here N ThereHere N There
Katherine C.
Very late (40 min) and did not pick up my television despite my requesting it. They also charged me the same amount as they would have if they did in fact move the tv. The manager was incredibly rude from the very beginning. The other two gentlemen were lovely, though no one apologized for being nearly an hour late.
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