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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Delaware movers
Miranda P.
I had to hire movers last minute (less than 24 hours) and muscle movers responded immediately and were super accommodating!! The movers were very friendly and got the work done quickly!
Muscle MoversMuscle Movers
Karen B.
We hired Movers Making Solutions to assist us with moving out of our home and packing our moving truck. Our experience from start to finish was incredible! Their scheduling specialist, Alexandria was great to work with and was very responsive when we had questions. The movers (Justin and Sidney) arrived right at the scheduled time and worked quickly and efficiently to move us out of our house in only 3 hours. They were very polite and professional. Highly recommend!!!!
Movers Making SolutionsMovers Making Solutions
Sierra R.
The movers were quick and very polite
KJ Hauling/Movers LLCKJ Hauling/Movers LLC
Steven M.
Let me start with this - the 2 guys who showed up to help were GREAT. They worked hard/efficiently. But here is the reason for the 3 star rating - I made clear that the movers had to arrive by 9am at the latest because of a stop we had to make that involved a freight elevator. They called at 9am to tell me they would be there at 10:30am or 11am. Not the mover's fault, but the scheduler's fault. So the whole thing was a big hassle to deal with. The move seemed a little pricey compared to other moves I've done. The 2 movers were fantastic but the company as a whole needs some work.
AmeriTrans Moving Co.AmeriTrans Moving Co.
Liz S.
The guys did a fantastic job. They worked very hard and got our move done efficiently. Very professional. I would hire them again and I highly recommend them for moving needs.
HyreMovers IncHyreMovers Inc
Litu Z.
Moving with Fighting Chance was a huge pleasure! They are very professional and extremely responsible. We moved from a single house in suburban Ohio all the way to a 26 story apartment building in downtown Rochester, New York. They were able to manage and handle all the work efficiently, including moving, driving, assembling and so much more! The price is very reasonable too!
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Kyrsten T.
The Island Express Movers were able to schedule me last minute and on a holiday. They were kind and very helpful despite our apartment not being 100% packed when they arrived. We ended up needing an extra hour, and they were able to accommodate us without issue. All our furniture was moved with no problems, and nothing was damaged in the process. I will be hiring them again if we ever move. Thanks, guys!
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Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very friendly, and did a great job for us! Highly recommended, I would definitely use them again in the future!
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Thumbtack Customer
I needed heavy furniture simply moved across the street. They were very professional and careful. I was quite satisfied with there work and would recommend them.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Liz L.
I give KJ Hauling my highest recommendation. They were good communicators and showed up on time. They worked quickly to get the moving project done. They got more work done than I expected. They finished early and helped move extra pieces. I would definitely hire them again. They are responsible and hard-working. I highly recommend hiring them for your next project.
KJ Hauling/Movers LLCKJ Hauling/Movers LLC
David B.
The two guys sent were professional and courteous, called me when they were on their way, and arrived exactly within the window they had stated! They went out of their way to avoid damage during the move, including partially disassembling my treadmill so that it would fit better through a door frame, and removing the door itself! No doors or treadmills were harmed in the making of this move, so I an exceptionally happy, and would definitely recommend!
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Teresa D.
The 2 man crew worked hard and were polite, but when they left after loading they disappeared for over 2hrs on a 20 mile move. I had visions my house was in a ditch somewhere! But it all came out ok at the end!
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
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