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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 Troy movers
Kathryn F.
I used Haul Of Fame Movers of Saratoga about a month and a half ago to move about 70 miles. On the day of the move the two movers that were scheduled to move me unfortunately were sick and could not make it. Sam did everything he could to not delay this move; he showed up by himself to move my entire apartment. Even with the delay, the move was extremely seamless and quick. Sam was extremely professional and had great communication throughout the process. Would highly recommend!!!
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Thumbtack Customer
Small local move on the Sunday before the 4th of July -- these guys were the only movers in the area who were willing to move us when we needed to move, and they came back with a super-reasonable quote.
Mack's Moving CompanyMack's Moving Company
Russ S.
Movers arrived right on time- worked really quickly. Nothing broken/ done in very resonable time considering it was A 5th fl move. Would recommend this moving co for sure.
ARMS MovingARMS Moving
Justin K.
Parry's moving was excellent to work with. They were very communicative and responsive via text in the lead up to the move and day-of. They moved a lot of heavy items up several flights of stairs on a very hot day and were extremely friendly and professional. They also wore masks throughout the move and were covid conscious. I would definitely hire them again.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Art F.
Excellent updates on day of move
Brownie's Painting & Estate cleanoutsBrownie's Painting & Estate cleanouts
Chris G.
Parry’s moving and beyond is absolutely amazing. They were on time and did a great move. Would definitely use them again and would highly recommend them.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Clement g.
Parry knows how to move things quickly!
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Tim D.
I've had over 10 moves over the past 22 years and Here N There were by far the most professional, courteous and helpful movers I have ever worked with. Not only did they work fast, but they worked with care. They went above and beyond and made our move the easiest and best that it possibly could be. Highly recommended!
Here N ThereHere N There
Shiyu C.
Haul of fame is the best moving service I've ever used. They are trustworthy, transparent, easy to talk to, and punctual. They responded quickly to our last-minute moving request during a busy moving month and was able to offer appointments in just a few days when all other moving services were booked up. Sam is very responsive and professional, and came to our place to do an estimate the day after we talked. They also impressed us by providing a packing service. We have a lot of fragile items and they were all packed carefully, and none of them broke when we unpack. They were also able to take our furniture apart and put them back together in a short amount of time. They were able to get the move done within a short time frame and I was truly impressed! I will absolutely use them again for my next move, and I will recommend them to anyone who needs professional movers!
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Susan B.
Wouldn't hesitate to use Haul of Fame Movers Saratoga again or recommend them to family and friends. They were on time, very polite and were very careful moving my items, taking care around all other items in my home.
Haul of Fame Movers SaratogaHaul of Fame Movers Saratoga
Irene P.
Very recently hired ARMS Moving - very pleased with the experience - their office kept in touch with me which I felt was important. The movers were on time and quick - overall I was very happy and feel others will be too once they hire ARMS.
ARMS MovingARMS Moving
Darlene R.
Our move has not taken place yet. However he is very responsive and willing to be flexible.
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Tolina V.
Hard workers, helped me for a long distance move on short notice, and on a holiday (Memorial Day). Best prices with these guys as well
Pharrah Y.
Perry was professional and efficient with the time spent moving our furniture. I appreciate their service and would recommend them to the next client who's looking to hire them.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Amanda W.
Moved an apartment’s worth of furniture and boxes from storage to our new place. They were on time, good with communication, and took good care of our belongings. Very pleased.
Grace Property Maintenance and Removal ServicesGrace Property Maintenance and Removal Services
Lidia Z.
The guys are great showed up and got the move done in 4 hours. Nothing was damage. If you have doubts hopefully this review will change your mind. They’re great!
Ez does it!  moving & furniture assembly LLCEz does it! moving & furniture assembly LLC
Courtney W.
The guys that came were wonderful and easy to talk to. They did the job quickly and got all my furniture into the truck securely. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that’s moving!
Watson EnterprisesWatson Enterprises
David C.
I had a time sensitive requirement to move a piano from upstate NY to the Pocono’s. Mr. Seeberger responded quickly with a fair estimate and the piano was delivered without incident in 4 days time. I am quite satisfied with the entire process.
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Nancy H.
Tom had so many 5 star reviews that I decided to hire him to move my baby grand piano to a new home. He certainly lived up to his reviews! He and his crew were very careful with each step of the process. The piano was completely and tightly wrapped to protect it. The move went perfectly smoothly without any problems and without damage to the piano. After they put the piano where I wanted it, Tom played it to make sure everything worked (he's a good piano player). He charged a very reasonable fee, less than others I had gotten estimates from. I would not hesitate to hire him again, I highly recommend him.
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Paul F.
Very tough - two stop move (Condo and Storage Unit) to new home in Albany from Troy. Couple that with below freezing temperatures and wind - Chris was there for every part of it. Great customer service during the negotiating process as well - he always returned your calls and texts withing minutes - so important to me.
Watson EnterprisesWatson Enterprises
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