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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Yonkers movers
Scarlet M.
I would have clicked all five options if I could have. Veteran & Sons is a great moving company, I highly recommend them. My bf/I moved from his parents house upstate to an apartment in Bronx. Sovery called ahead to make a moving plan/pick the size of the truck/etc. From speaking with Sovery it was clear that he works with each customer to make sure the move/vehicles/planning is tailor made to whatever the customer's moving needs are. The day of the move Sovery and Victor showed up early and were able to get the move done start to finish in a few hours. I've lived in the NY area for about ten years and they're by far the best movers I've ever worked with, you should absolutely hire them for your next move.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move went smoothly.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Del H.
BG Moving provided an amazing experience with our large move on short notice. They left all of our belongings in pristine condition and were efficient with transport, delivery, and reassembly of our items. Max and his crew were very friendly and made this move seem effortless! Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to move!
BG MovingBG Moving
Mary S.
Great company, great movers.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Jeff J.
I highly recommend Diamond Movers for your move. They did an amazing job taking care of my household items and belongings. Roger and his crew were very respectful and professional. They got the job done quickly, effectively and cautiously!!!! I will definitely recommend you guys to anyone I know looking to move. I was blessed to have made the decision to use Diamond Movers !!
Diamond MoversDiamond Movers
Zuleyka P.
This was a last minute move. I made the appointment at 3am, 3 days before my move and within the hour I received a response. The guys that helped us move worked fast. They were very friendly. They moved us out and into our new house in 3 1/2 hours. They helped us pack our TVs and our mattresses. I definitely recommend.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Jose D.
Liga did an awesome job on my move. The movers were extremely professional, thorough and took meticulous care in protecting all of my furniture. They arrived right on time and got the move done extremely fast, but did not sacrifice quality and care. They took time to protect all my furniture and get everything placed exactly where I asked. My only recommendation for new customers is to ask questions before the moving date such as payment options so a customer can be prepared on moving day.
LIGA MovingLIGA Moving
Christopher B.
It was great working with Pack & Go! They made the effort of moving a seamless process. They were very quick to provide an estimate and were accommodating to last-minute changes. During the move, they worked quickly, respected my property, and got the move done in record-fashion. Would recommend to others.
Pack & Go LLCPack & Go LLC
Paromita D.
Very happy with the move. Paris led the whole project. Kudos to the team. The team arrived little late due to the traffic which is unavoidable given the move was on a Monday, but the packing and moving was done in no time!! I took the full service packing and moving for my studio apartment and the team did a wonderful job in professionally packing all my belongings. They came fully equipped with packing materials and helped to de-assemble bed frame, TV and other bulky furniture. The whole project of packing and moving took three of them around 3 hours. I have another move coming up soon and will surely take their service again. Highly recommend the company!!
Nisha P.
They we’re communicative, professional, accommodating and compassionate. They even helped with a lot of miscellaneous things that weren’t part of the move. Would certainly recommend them for help with moving to friends and family.
MY Move EliteMY Move Elite
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome job, they were super fast, professional and the price was totally worth the stress free move. Ill call them everytime i ever have to move now.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Henry N.
The movers were very friendly and hard working.
Sooo Supreme movers,Appliance Repair and More.Sooo Supreme movers,Appliance Repair and More.
Walter R.
These moving men were excellent , I would highly recommend them to anyone moving , both times I hired them , they were in time friendly & very professional ! Heavy items ? No Problem with these men ! They moved heavy furniture , exercise equipment and even repaired my table ! Excellent work men !
Michelle B.
Hands down, best moving experience I’ve ever had- and I’ve moved a number of times. Tyler, the owner, is extremely responsive and conscientious. The two movers who arrived kept me in the loop as to their exact arrival time (as did Tyler, and they were even early per my request!), and were beyond polite and professional. I felt very comfortable having them move all my personal belongings and would probably only ever use them again. I strongly recommend you cancel the other movers you booked and book Beaumont instead!
Thumbtack Customer
The guys did a GREAT job! Very happy with the move!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Shanelle R.
They were great! Quick, smooth and easy move. Thank you!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Reji a.
LIGA helped with moving some things from Westchester to long Island. Everything went smoothly and efficiently. The movers were very professional and personable. I would definitely use them again if needed.
LIGA MovingLIGA Moving
Patrick L.
The movers showed up right on time and only two of them moved a sturdy antique upright piano across the street to my neighbor's house. I would hire them again and so would my neighbor.
LK MovingLK Moving
Lonnie S.
The crew was on time, professional and friendly. They moved me in and even repaired some of my items that got damaged while in storage. I would recommend them to my closest friends and family. It was a great move to hire them.
E Square Moving & StorageE Square Moving & Storage
Adebayo i.
Highly recommend. Arrived on time no issues will definitely use again in future moves
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Carla A.
On time and very professional. Worth the money spent and more. Thanks for a seamless move
C&S Rapid Removal&Transportation incC&S Rapid Removal&Transportation inc
Hannah C.
We hired St. John moving to move us out of our small one bedroom apartment. We agreed to 2 movers at the rate that they gave us. We broke down all of our furniture and had everything packed and ready to go. We did need a few things wrapped in blankets to protect them on the move. The movers showed up a half hour late and with an extra person. They took their time taking things out and would frequently stop and talk as if they were planning their next task. One of the guys took smoking breaks. Although they did handle my items with care, I would not hire this company again. My couch reeks of smoke and after the men left a representative from the company called because there was a “discrepancy” in the final payment. He said that we payed for 2 movers and they sent 3. We then told them that we had agreed to 2 movers from the beginning and that they should have called us and asked if it was okay to send 3 and let us know that it would be an extra fee. The guy said “ok, never mind” Beware of this company.
Marisa D.
Needed help moving large items. The team was very professional and I was pleased with the service
Committed Movers LLCCommitted Movers LLC
Paromita D.
Great experience on my state to state moving from NY to NJ. They came on time with a smile on their faces! I totally recommend them and will hire for any future movings. Good value compared to other pros on thumbtack for the same job, which is again a big plus!
Flex Moving IncFlex Moving Inc
Cam A.
The workers showed up on time and were quick and professional. Definitely recommend for your next move.
Sooo Supreme movers,Appliance Repair and More.Sooo Supreme movers,Appliance Repair and More.
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