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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 White Plains movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very professional and courteous. They made the moving process seemless and easy. I felt the price for the move was great as well. Overall good experience with no issues.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time, fast, and efficient. Moving can be quite stressful, but David's folks made it a breeze. Would certainly recommend them for your next move!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Vanessa K.
Setting up the move, obtaining the COI, and receiving & paying the invoice was all great with Dumbo moving. I am giving 1 star because the movers themselves were not good- my move was for 2 filing cabinets to be moved from one office building to another- and the movers were upset that I didn't have parking figured out for them, and overall were disgruntled. Part of why I hired them was so I didn't have to figure out parking and move the cabinets myself. At the destination of the cabinets, the movers demanded I owe double the price that I paid Dumbo, and that I must pay them in cash. They said the project was hard and worth more. They got angry when I said I would like an invoice if I owe more than the initial invoice that I paid from Dumbo. Overall, the movers made this move more stressful than it needed to be, and if they thought the project should have cost more to Dumbo, they should take that up with the company- not demand I pay it to them in cash.
Dumbo Moving and StorageDumbo Moving and Storage
Martin C.
I have moved several times in the tri-state area and found the experience to be a trying one. Now with Advanced Moving I can honestly say that moving is such a breeze. They responded promptly to any questions I had. On the day before the move they communicated with me and confirmed the time that the job would commence. Arrival was on the dot. For the next few hours there was no slacking off, but before I knew it the job was completed. I was impressed with the team of Andrew, Romeo and Robert and thankful to Vance for the coordinating of the move.
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Nell M.
Great mover and very nice!
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Mikel S.
Advanced Movers were pr
AdVanced MovingAdVanced Moving
Adeepa S.
Igor was very responsive to questions and concerns before the move. The three movers worked quickly and carefully and were so friendly and professional. Would recommend highly!!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Michele K.
Alex and the guys were great. The move was seamless.
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Jason B.
Moved piano from NJ to NY. Very responsive and professional
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Susan J.
Being out of state, I was concerned about hiring a mover via online. Hoped for the best and got it. Movers were prompt, careful, really hustled, and got it all done in half the time I was expecting. Very impressed.
Roadway MovingRoadway Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Fast, efficient and competitive price. I was very happy with the move and even happier with the piano!
Magic Piano MoversMagic Piano Movers
Malika B.
Professional, courteous and responsive guys when I needed short notice moving labor.
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Gaurav K.
Excellent movers, showed up before time. Extremely professional to make the move a cake walk. Guided us during the packing and took good care of fragile items. Helped us unpack at the new place and put the furniture back together !!. I will highly recommend Jose and his crew and they were fast and finished everything in less than 6 hours (2BR plus storage move from White plains to Eastchester).
Blue MovingBlue Moving
Keith L.
Great couple of guys! A small move in the same building, but it was a very heavy item. They got the job done as quickly as possible despite some obstacles, and a few hassles. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND, and will use again in the near future. Thanks again Veteran & Sons Moving.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Julie G.
They moved all of our belongings efficiently and safely. I would highly recommend this company to anyone. Thank you!
Planetary MoversPlanetary Movers
Falisha P.
They were absolutely amazing! On time, careful, I would defintely use them again when I move in the future!
Thumbtack Customer
We moved today. The guys were professional and everything went smoothly. Thank you so much! J Duffy
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Sharon C.
They did a great job moving a piano for us and were so easy to work with and a reasonable price too! Definitely recommend!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Prem R.
Jason was very professional and very efficient in helping us move some furniture from my home to my son’s home. He came to our house on time, thoroughly wrapped the furniture and moved it with great efficiency. His rates were very reasonable and he was very pleasant to deal with. I recommend him very highly.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Sean Q.
My Move help me out with an emergency request, prompt and professional, they did awesome work! Will definitely use them again.
My MoveMy Move
Megumi H.
The movers were punctual, efficient and professional. They did the job very well and were respectful. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Fidelity TransportationFidelity Transportation
Nicole M.
I would give a zero if I could. This company was the ABSOLUTE WORST!!!! Booked them and then had to reach out to confirm myself the day before. That should have been an indication. I was told they would be at the pick up location no later than 2. 2pm rolls around and no calls. I call the numbers and get blown off. Finally at 3 get a call from the movers that they “might” show up at 5 or 6!!! I had specifically told them I was only allowed to move between 9-5pm. On top of it the mover was laughing at me. Completely unprofessional. Well they never showed and I was out more money than I wanted to be. The only positive was that Zona did not move me and I will make sure everyone knows this is by far the worst company. DO NOT USE!!!!!!
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Elana L.
I hired them on short notice. Communication before the job was great, very responsive service. My crew of movers were excellent! They were polite, showed up right on time and worked fast, with care for our house. I would 100% use them. Really the best moving experience I’ve had - so glad I hired them!
Neha P.
Alex was very responsive from the time of booking until the actual move. He provided a very competitive rate. The guys were very professional, efficient and worked with a smile even when I asked them to move boxes from one room to another. I would definitely hire them again and would recommend them to my friends and family.
Family Moving Inc.Family Moving Inc.
Marley G.
Great experience! Very professional, arrived on time, and took great care to make sure belongings weren't damaged during the move. Thank you!
Fidelity TransportationFidelity Transportation
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