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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Utica movers
Camille J.
We arranged to move on short notice. David was responsive and they moved us quickly and took great care with our things. They were friendly and professional and very reasonably priced. We would highly recommend.
Brownie's estate junk removal/moving/paintingBrownie's estate junk removal/moving/painting
Thumbtack Customer
Really nice guys and very helpful with moving my stuff out of my apartment
MJC Finish CarpentryMJC Finish Carpentry
Thumbtack Customer
I was very satisfied with Jay Movers. Very professional and did a great job. I would definitely recommend their services.
Jay MoversJay Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and Nick were very professional and worked hard to make the move as seamless as possible. I would definitely recommend them.
MJC Finish CarpentryMJC Finish Carpentry
Golan R.
Chuck and his father are real pros. They move swiftly, their work is great and they are nice besides. It doesn't hurt that they can work independently and make you laugh. Highly recommend.
Chuck's ContractingChuck's Contracting
Mike M.
The PT Movers team showed up on time and after we did a quick walk through, they had us packed up in no time. Same at destination. Very smooth process and no damage to anything. I'd use these guys again.
PT Movers - New YorkPT Movers - New York
Thumbtack Customer
Ask for Keith and-or Chris. They handled 3 flights of stairs like a champ! Motivated and in good spirits. They handled the tight corners and tough spots very well. Great job guys, I'll keep your number if anyone comes asking for movers.
Jay MoversJay Movers
Gina C.
Prompt and courteous. Carefully moved heavy office furniture in order to prevent marring of newly refinished wood floors. Navigated up and down a curved staircase. Worked quickly and efficiently. Impressed with The Labor Union. I would recommend and use again!
MJC Finish CarpentryMJC Finish Carpentry
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the movers, they were right on time and very friendly and professional. They had a hard time getting the couch in the door but did not give up and were able to get it in. They were very nice gentlemen and I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again or recommend them to others.
Jay MoversJay Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and did a great job for us. The day had a rough start. The U haul location didn't have power. I immediately called Mike and he understood we might need to reschedule. Fortunately quick thinking prevailed and we were able to rent the truck, get to the first location before the original start time and get the move done. I would hire him again.
MJC Finish CarpentryMJC Finish Carpentry
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