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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 Schenectady movers
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with my move by PT movers. They picked up my furniture from our home in upstate NY and delivered it to Knoxville TN. There was absolutely no damage and they were right on time both places. I had a different mover move furniture for me here in Knoxville. There were nicks and gouges in 3 new pieces, as well as a dent in a wall. P T movers were meticulous in their care of my things and my homes. Highly recommend Phil.
PT Movers - New YorkPT Movers - New York
Kathy c.
ARMS Moving made my daughter’s move from Schenectady to Castleton as stress-free as possible. The two gentlemen made fast work of the task and were personable as well as very professional. I found Arms Moving to be very accommodating, too. At the last minute we asked them to drop a barbecue grill en route so that my daughter could swap it with a friend for a desk and a few book shelves. They happily agreed to do so. A Five Star moving experience!! I highly recommend ARMS Moving!!
ARMS MovingARMS Moving
Rhonda P.
I was very happy with my experience with Boxing Movers. I contacted Boxing Movers a few weeks ahead of the move,for a quote. They got back to me the next day,& I hired them. They called to confirm a couple times, showed up on time. Very nice young men, very professional. They had to move me from a 3rd floor to a second floor,plus some big furniture went to the Attic. & they never appeared to be bothered by that. I appreciate that. Everything arrived without incident. I plan on calling them for my next move.
Amanda S.
Great guy-did a great job moving our piano!
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Marra D.
Great people and workers! Team was very responsive, professional and handled everything with care. Team was also very polite and moved quick. Great value for your buck! Thank you for making our move easy!
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Scott F.
It was a huge job moving AND putting household junk into dumpster. Parry accommodated the changes to the work load, adjusted the price fairly, and finished EARLY! It’s a gamble when you hire movers. These guys are a safe bet.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Bill B.
Parry arrived on time and took care of the furniture move without a problem.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Thumbtack Customer
Gary came in for my moving. he was great. definitely would recommend them
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Shar C.
Very professional. They were very careful as I had heavy glass items to be moved. Would not hesitate hiring again.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Lee J.
These guys were amazing! I couldn't believe how quickly and professionally the job was done. If you're looking for skilled workmen to safely move your belongings without overcharging you, save yourself a headache and call Parry. I hope I don't have to move again for a while but I'm saving his number just in case.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Janet Z.
Great experience, they worked very hard, quickly and were very responsive. Would definitely recommend them for any moving job.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Jeremie C.
Tom was great to work with, piano was moved very carefully from the pickup location to our home. I would definitely hire him again in the future.
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Rebecca D.
This moving service was exactly what I needed! They really helped me out with a tough situation. They kept in constant contact with me and moved my furniture very quickly within 2 hours from my old residence to my current residence. David and Carol were super nice and went the extra mile for me. They gave me a great price for their service. I will definitely use them again.
Brownie's estate junk removal/moving/paintingBrownie's estate junk removal/moving/painting
Amarilis F.
They came on time and moved everything in short order. I appreciate the promptness in response to my first inquiry. I would absolutely recommend them and use their service again.
Here N ThereHere N There
Meredith P.
Tom was very nice and great to work with. He was very friendly, efficient and we are so glad we trusted him to move our piano. Would hire him again in an instant!
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Gerri T.
Dillon was a pleasure to work with. He and his co-worker Chris did a great job moving me into a third floor apartment. The stairs were brutal and they handled them like true professionals. Highly recommend!
Grace Property Maintenance and Removal ServicesGrace Property Maintenance and Removal Services
Jeanne S.
They arrived when they said they would and worked diligently to complete the job. They were friendly and polite and were careful moving items so as not to damage anything. They did an excellent job. I would definitely hire them again.
Here N ThereHere N There
Holly S.
Matt is the absolute best! From the moment I replied to him regarding his *very* reasonable quote, he was personable, professional and responsive. He gets an A+ from me in customer service! Matt and Chuck arrived on time and worked SO HARD (sorry about those heavy dressers and the stairs!) to take excellent care of our items. We all chatted and laughed like old friends during our time together... it made the stressful situation of moving a breeze! I was so impressed with Matt that I asked him if he would be willing to help us out the next time we move. I highly recommend Here N There for your relocation needs. Thanks, Matt!
Here N ThereHere N There
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent team of professionals. Very responsive with communicating and felexibility in requesting date change. They handled a move from a 5 BR house to both a storage facility and an apartment. Their overall expertise, calm and genuine easy friendly manner reduced our stress level immensely. I would definitely refer them and plan to use them again.
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