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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 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
Mary S.
Great company, great movers.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
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
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
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!!
JUST4MOVE NYCJUST4MOVE NYC
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 and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
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!
BEAU & BROS. SERVICES, LLCBEAU & BROS. SERVICES, LLC
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
Adebayo i.
Highly recommend. Arrived on time no issues will definitely use again in future moves
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
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.
ST. JOHN MOVING, DELIVERY AND JUNK REMOVALST. JOHN MOVING, DELIVERY AND JUNK REMOVAL
Jennifer O.
The movers were amazing. Friendly, respectful, and hard workers. What I thought would be a very long process, turned out to be so short. They were knowledgeable in what they were doing & did it in a quick manner. Definitely will use for my next move!
Moved.Moved.
Tyasia L.
I booked them less than 24hrs before I needed my things to be moved from storage into my new apartment. They showed up on time and ready to work. They had to make two trips in order to move my things and never complained. They even reassembled my bed set. AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE WHICH IS A BIG PLUS! Hire them for your moving needs. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Thank you guys!
LK MovingLK Moving
Cam A.
The workers showed up on time and were quick and professional. Definitely recommend for your next move.
Sooo Supreme movers and HaulageSooo Supreme movers and Haulage
Lucille V.
The team was very careful and packed my things with care. Professional and helped my move go smoothly.
Fidelity TransportationFidelity Transportation
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience moving our baby grand piano with All Around Trucking! They called ahead to let us know when they would arrive; they were on time, and they had the right equipment to move the piano. They were experienced, friendly and professional. I recommend them without hesitation.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
CATHY E.
Perfect moving company will definitely hired them again. Very well done. Thank you for your service.
Redhat Moving and StorageRedhat Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Helped me move out of an apartment and did a great job, it was a lot stairs and did awesome job and were quick
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Alice M.
The movers from Blue Moving showed up on time and were very careful with packing and loading all our furniture and boxes. The job was bigger than expected (I had not been able to schedule a walk through) and they had to get another truck. They were clear about the additional cost that would be incurred. As agreed, they drove the 300 miles to our new residence the next morning and unloaded everything quickly and efficiently. They even moved around some of the existing furniture for us. I would use them again and highly recommend them.
Blue MovingBlue Moving
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