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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 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
Tammy H.
Different movers
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
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 & family moving service LLCFaith & family moving service LLC
Shakira D.
I hired Faith Movers to move my parents. They were VERY professional and punctual! They made sure everything was moved and put where my mother requested. They even made two extra trips to ensure we didn't have to move things on our own at a later date. I would definitely recommend them and use them again!
Faith & family moving service LLCFaith & family moving service 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
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.
Peggy W.
Very polite and moved piano leaving no marks on our hardwood floors
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Karen C.
Movers were on time, very professional and took great care of our belongings.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Johanna S.
Perfect experience. They came on time, were nice humans who were fun to interact with, and they knew what they were doing. They only moved one piece but it was big and for sure would have cost me much more in wall repairs to move down stairs myself!
World Wide Lumping and Hauling LLCWorld Wide Lumping and Hauling LLC
Sarah T.
They were very nice and helpful. Also, very careful with the large furniture I had moved.
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
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
Aera Marhee G.
Isaiah from just get moving got back to me right away, and the price was very reasonable.
Just Get MovingJust Get Moving
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
Dariya C.
I hired this company for my long distance move (200 miles). The actual movers themselves were amazing, they did a great job and were quick with moving. However, I would never hire this company again. We had some issues (that were my fault) that needed resolving. The owner of this company doesn’t actually have any of his own moving trucks, they just rent a Uhaul. I could have rented my own Uhaul and hired guys to move my things. If he did we would have resolved the problem faster. Also he was very condescending while talking to me, he also hung up on my mother. When you run a business and you have issues you don’t throw a tantrum like a toddler, you figure it out. Maybe don’t work with people if you don’t have patience or you’re just an asshole? There is problems in every business but the way you handle them says a lot about you. I would hire their movers but not the company. Please take your business elsewhere.
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
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
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
Carol B.
Two young men came to help immediately, took the furniture completely apart, moved it, and put it back together. They were extremely pleasant as well.
CLC Services of Ohio LlcCLC Services of Ohio Llc
Beth H.
Dan was great! Returned phone calls, showed up early, was efficient. He did such a good job, I've hired him to do a second move
Harrington Moving LLC (Cleveland)Harrington Moving LLC (Cleveland)
Lisa H.
You definitely do NOT want to use D & A Movers because they ripped my couch and will not return my calls. So pay a little more and use this company.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Lisa H.
You definitely do NOT want to use D & A Movers because they ripped my couch and will not return my calls. So pay a little more and use this company.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
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