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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.

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 Akron movers
Thumbtack Customer
Mount Up Moving Services was on time, professional, and moved my household goods with care. I recommend them if you are moving. Great service!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Jessica C.
I am so happy with Faith and Family Moving! Faith was very responsive, and the movers arrived early and moved everything quickly and efficiently. Everyone was friendly, and nothing was damaged. I highly recommend them!
Faith and family moving service LLCFaith and family moving service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I have moved several times including a cross-country move with a large relocation/moving company. Jacques and Tim took better care of our belongings than any other movers. They worked very efficiently and were very polite. We were very impressed with them and will use their services again if needed!
Cleveland Relocation Services LLCCleveland Relocation Services LLC
Nuvpreet B.
Couldn't thank Pick Up Movers enough for their service. I've heard about many people having delays and difficulties with their move but Pick Up Movers was able to get a quote and delivery to us within 48 hours after our own previous moving company cancelled on us as well. Dimitriy was able to give us an up front confirmation of the estimate and quickly loaded up the furniture. Our move from Ohio to Illinois was completed in 2 days
Pick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OHPick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OH
Jill A.
The best piano movers I have ever used!! They were great and the piano was in excellent condition. I have moved alot of pianos in the past and always had something happening to them or delivery people that did not know how to move them properly. I will now use JPM for all my moving needs. Thank you for your help! J. Adams
Jones Moving - PianoJones Moving - Piano
Brittany P.
The crew at Moving on Up were amazing. We have dealt with many moving companies over the years Because we have a big family and many job locations. None of them have “stuck” with us because none of them made a lasting impact on us through their work ethic or care of our items. James and his crew were amazing with our Akron Ohio to Pittsburgh PA move! From his quick response on thumbtack to answering all of our questions over the phone and getting the contract/numbers to us quickly. They we’re reasonably priced, but even more than that, they were worth the value ten times over because of how hard and quickly they worked to get the truck loaded, safely and efficiently with 30 years worth of items and memories from our 4 bedroom home. They are extremely smart and professional, had all the tools and moving equipment needed, and unloaded just as fast. We had to move to a storage unit while waiting for our “forever home“, but we will be hiring Moving On Up for the 2nd round of moving, my sister’s move from Atlanta to Pittsburgh, and possibly another family member’s potential-move from Baltimore. We are more than thrilled to not have to search for another moving company because we will be keeping their contact in our back pocket. Thank you so much, seriously, you guys did amazing!
Moving On Up - Moving, Junk Removal, Cleaning.Moving On Up - Moving, Junk Removal, Cleaning.
Marla F.
These are the guys everyone needs to hire for their move. Excellent in every way!!
Veteran moving services llcVeteran moving services llc
Peggy W.
Very polite and moved piano leaving no marks on our hardwood floors
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Matthew S.
Both Movers we had were very professional and very efficient!
Jones Moving - PianoJones Moving - Piano
Karen C.
Movers were on time, very professional and took great care of our belongings.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Melanie C.
They showed up on time but without the size crew I was expecting or the equipment I was expecting. Move took way too long and they could not finish the job. At lunch they picked up additional help but he had never worked for this or any other moving company before. They were slow and complained about the job most of the day. Would have fired them but I needed my furniture to get moved.
Veteran moving services llcVeteran moving services llc
Thumbtack Customer
The move was not bad, but could have been more efficient. We decided to go with three movers. One of them was sluggish while packing the truck so it took longer than necessary. The truck still had to be unloaded at the new house so since it was taking longer than expected my boyfriend, a buddy and I helped unload. Again, one of the movers was much slower and at times just standing in the basement to rest in the AC. My stepson's bed frame was damaged during the move. I contacted Stephen right away to let him know because we were not able to put the bed together due to this. He insisted he could not have damaged it even though only he and his guys moved it. I sent him photos to show him the damage, called him multiple times and even said I was not looking for them to replace the bed. I thought it was fair to pay half for the replacement part. He told me he would look into this and never called me back. I didn't want my stepson sleeping on the floor so I purchased the part myself. The convenience of not having to move everything was nice, but the end result was disappointing. I can't say that I would use movers again because I don't want my things damaged and no one takes responsibility. My advice would be to move anything valuable yourself and let the movers handle anything else.
Sarah T.
They were very nice and helpful. Also, very careful with the large furniture I had moved.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Amazing. Will use again. Highly recommend for all your moving needs. Thanks so much.
Veteran moving services llcVeteran moving services llc
Alexandra B.
I was very happy that I used Andrews Moving! I hired them based on the reviews I had read. Angelo promptly contacted me and came to the house to go over the move. The crew (five guys and two trucks) arrived as scheduled. They were amazing! They covered the floors with cardboard and put plastic on the stairs. They did the same at the new house, too. They shrink wrapped all of the furniture before moving to the truck. They were very nice, hard working and always did as asked without complaint. My husband had his doubts about me hiring them, but he was VERY impressed with them. He told me that twice, and he doesn't throw out compliments easily. They worked 12 hours to get all of our furniture moved, even making a second trip to the house to get remaining furniture ( they didn't want to crowd the trucks). The office even called, during the move, to check on how it was going. We were very pleased at their dedication, professionalism and "service with a smile" attitude. I would highly recommend this moving company.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The were very professional and fast. The price was reasonable. I will call back for my next move.
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Demi J.
The company I previously had booked through someone else cancelled on me last minute. I wrote Moving men, they responded immediately and was able to set a time and have me moved all within 24 hours. They were on time and got the job done fast. I recommend
Mr. MoveItMr. MoveIt
Thumbtack Customer
Moving can be pretty stressful, but these guys were great. They were very fast and had really positive attitudes.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
J. R.
The move was quick! They team was professional and friendly. They were responsive to my questions. I would recommend them again.
Helping Hand Movers LLC OhioHelping Hand Movers LLC Ohio
Sharon D.
Great people! Friendly and professional, very capable in tight moving conditions! I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys did a great job moving a treadmill for me. They were professional and speedy. Would hire again and highly recommend. A+++
Dirt Dr.Dirt Dr.
Thumbtack Customer
THIS WAS A COMPLICATED MOVE. I dealt with "Pierre" until the very end when he was in the hospital. "Michael", the dispatcher, was very helpful in keeping me informed of all movement. The movers that showed up in Akron, OH were very helpful and courteous. The movers that showed up in Clearwater, FL were also very helpful. We were very happy that the "quote" we were given was exactly what we were charged. There were no hidden fees. I would not hesitate to deal with this company again if I could use Pierre and Michael.
Pick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OHPick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OH
Thumbtack Customer
Both of the movers were on time and super nice! They also did the job short notice (same day). The two guys who helped me were both hilarious and they got all my stuff moved within the three hour minimum so I didn't end up owing more, which was awesome! I would definitely hire again.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly manners. Knowledgeable staff, perfectly on time, efficient work. Helped with move as well as installation of furniture. I absolutely recommend this business.
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived on time. Brian and Eddie were professional, efficient and friendly. Would definitely recommend Andrews to friends and family. Cheryl, Aurora, Ohio
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
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