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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 Canton movers
Working with the team at Mount Up Moving for the 2nd time bc of how well the first move went. Great team and company!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Scarlett P.
June is a busy month in the moving industry and we had a long distance move. The company was still able to deliver our belongings within the window noted on the estimate.
Nation Capital Moving - OHNation Capital Moving - OH
Brenda S.
I needed a heavy couch moved from one location to another and from there they moved another couch for me. They responded quickly with a decent price and could fit me in when I needed them to. They are a rather new company so there are a few things they need to improve on, but basically it was a good move.
Mary B.
Tuuk moving company was wonderful to work with. They were professional and thorough. They were easy to schedule with and responded very quickly to messages. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs movers!
Tuuk Moving LLCTuuk Moving LLC
Jenna D.
The guys who helped moved us were friendly however, the experience was ridiculous. When I first called the company I gave them an explanation of things i needed move and the guy told me BASED ON WHAT I TOLD HIM an estimate of $490 but half of the stuff i told the company originally, we had moved ourselves before the company even came. On the day of the move, we made the process go quicker by putting all the stuff that needed moved at the first house outside. The move itself took an hour and 35 minutes. The guys who moved us called the office and they told us the price was $228. They then called the guy who i originally spoke to and he said since he already quoted me of $490 that was what we had to pay. On top of that, we had to pay a $25 deposit and they didn’t deduct the deposit off the total. Would not recommend based on the miscommunication and overprice of the move, there was no reason we should’ve been charged that much for so little done.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Bobby and Marcus moved my wife and I from Canton, OH to Charlotte, NC and we could not be happier with the service! They are truly some of the most professional movers we have ever dealt with and we HIGHLY recommend them!!!
Professional Moving Assistance LLCProfessional Moving Assistance LLC
Aaron W.
Faith and family made my move so easy. They showed up on time and went right to work. Ryan and Sam took carry of loading my furniture while faith did the wrapping. We were finished in a hour and a half. I’ll be contacting f&f next time I move.
Faith & family moving service LLCFaith & family moving service LLC
The two men who moved us were amazing and beyond professional. The two hardest working guys in the business!!!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Bridgette K.
I contacted Aaron from a google search and he responded right away. Scheduling was fast and easy! He and his team showed up within hours same day. I needed a sectional sofa and door moved. The sofa was a puzzle to figure out and move. So thankful for their service! Would recommend.
World Wide Lumping and Hauling LLCWorld Wide Lumping and Hauling LLC
Zarina d.
Bobby and Marcus have been amazing to work with made my move so much easier and smooth thank you
Professional Moving Assistance LLCProfessional Moving Assistance LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Got the best quote on my move from Andrews and the company was very responsive to any needs I had and stayed in contact with me the whole way. My movers were all great... super nice and nice to my kid. They were there to get the job done and that's what they did. My only tiny complaint is that it has been 3 business days (5 total days) since my move and my card still hasn't been charged, which is a bit irritating as they have had my card info written on a faxed piece of paper for over a week. If you're the kind of person who lives down to your dollars like I do - and has things auto debit on your cards constantly, it might be a bother to have to keep moving funds over to make sure you don't get an NSF fee/decline when the moving company finally decides to charge your card. Otherwise, I highly recommend.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Morgan H.
Two guys moved a 300 pound copier into our office space. Very polite, professional, and punctual! I will certainly keep them in mind for any future needs!
World Wide Lumping and Hauling LLCWorld Wide Lumping and Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Desmond's services were fantastic. He and his partner were both very professional and polite. I hired them to load a moving truck and they did it swiftly and properly. I wish I could have brought them with me to unload at my destination! If you have any concerns about who you are going to hire I would put those aside and hire Desmond in a heartbeat. Thanks Desmond!
Desmon's Demo, Drywall & PaintingDesmon's Demo, Drywall & Painting
Kay M.
I had bought an adjustable bed system by Puffy on line & of course the boxes for the mattress and base were bigger than 2 seniors could handle. Aaron and his helper went right to it bringing the boxes in & even though they had never setup an adjustable bed system before they read the manual & did an excellent job in a short amount of time. And the fee was reasonable. I will definitely keep their number in case I have anything else I need 2 strong men to move.
World Wide Lumping and Hauling LLCWorld Wide Lumping and Hauling LLC
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