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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Hilliard movers
Haley C.
Great service for a last minute move!
American logistics & solutions/ Americas msAmerican logistics & solutions/ Americas ms
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Legacy Moving. The crew were on time, extremely hard working, polite, and they finished the entire move in a very reasonable time.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Mike B.
The job was moving household goods from a townhouse apartment to a storage unit. The movers arrived on time, looked over what needed to be moved, and proceeded to load the truck. At the storage unit, they packed my items in such a way that I still have about half the unit to put more stuff in it. They did an excellent job and I would recommend them for your next move. I plan on hiring this company again when I make my final move into a new house. As a veteran I do look for companies run by other veterans and that is why I picked this company in the first place.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Taylor L.
The Muscle Movers team was great! Excellent communication, prompt arrival, quick and efficient loading and unloading, very professional, and an overall pleasure to work with. Thanks so much for taking the stress out of our move!
Muscle MoversMuscle Movers
Craig F.
Everything was moved from point A to point B in a professional manner.
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Brett J.
Great moving company! They were professional, courteous, and easy to work with. Highly recommend them👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
The Carry Guys LLC.(Columbus)The Carry Guys LLC.(Columbus)
Wesley P.
This Moving team was excellent! I've honestly never had a better experience and I've moved 3 times in the last 6 months. They were on time and very coordinated. The crew was friendly and very professional. Moving the Fridge into my new home was difficult but they made it work. There was a scuff on the front door but the owner took responsibility and hired a handy man to come out and fix it. I would definitely hire again and can't speak highly enough!
Resident Safety Mover #Cbus 1Resident Safety Mover #Cbus 1
Sara B.
Highly recommend. They were the only company who were flexible with our request to move a pool table. Literally NO ONE would ate to move this even if we signed a waive for accidental damage. But they not only accepted but assured us they can disassemble/reassemble the table and will be delivered on time. Even the place I got the pool table is considering using them for their move to Florida! They do a little bit of everything and I thank them for that.
Accurate Midwest MoversAccurate Midwest Movers
Julia D.
They responded quickly to my inquiry and communicated with me up until the move date. They arrived at the storage unit and had everything loaded in the truck in about an hour. They brought everything upstairs to our apartment and even moved a couple things for us. I definitely recommend them. The price wasn’t bad either.
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Venkatasubramanian S.
Hired these guys today for moving. These guys excel in every aspect. Timely, friendly, listen to our needs and act accordingly.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
SuSanta G.
Smooth move did not complete the moving job for me. They told me all my things would fit in a 26 foot truck because I did not have a lot of furniture. They did not pack the 26 foot truck correctly and left over a quarter of my things. Then they just left me hanging to get the job finished.
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Momina K.
Very hard workers. They worked very efficiently and got our move done as soon as possible. Very reasonably priced as well.
HyreMovers IncHyreMovers Inc
Casey W.
The gentlemen who moved me were fast, efficient, and respectful. They finished ahead of time and did everything I asked of them.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The service was outstanding. Pierre did an excellent job of communicating and arranging the move. Nikita and Sergei were courteous and efficient. The cost was lower than I expected. I very highly recommend them to you. It made this move so much easier than if I would have rented a Budget or U-Haul truck and the total cost made it well worth it.
Pick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OHPick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OH
Thumbtack Customer
The guys did a great job moving. Originally only one person signed up for the job, so that day I had no choice but to agree to a later scheduled time (4 hours later) on Friday evening in order to have the two movers I requested and needed. They worked quickly and were willing to work. My job only took them about 15 minutes, though, so next since I have to pay an hour, I would have other jobs lined up for them to do to get more for my money. They were professional and did a good job moving the sectional for me.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Sandra M.
This company moved me about an hour in distance, loaded me up and took good care of my belongings. The truck was too small for all my things though but otherwise they got all the big stuff that I certainly couldn’t manage. They were reasonable and very easy to deal with, kind and respectful. And they worked through the tough stuff of my move which I greatly appreciated.
The Carry Guys LLC.(Columbus)The Carry Guys LLC.(Columbus)
Christine H.
SO GRATEFUL to the Manifest Shipping team for their expert handling of my move which included an upright piano! I recommend Manifest Shipping to ALL those who need professional movers who provide timely, high quality services at a reasonable and competitive price. They did an amazing job estimating the space needed based on the inventory I provided. I also commend their communication and coordination - very responsive.
Manifest ShippingManifest Shipping
Stephanie P.
The two gentlemen were on time and professional and had a great attitude about the work! I had to rehire them already! I highly recommend Muscle Movers!
Muscle MoversMuscle Movers
Rachel A.
Able and Eric were absolutely FANTASTIC. They were wonderful to work with, punctual, took great care of my items. Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend for anyone looking for movers.
HyreMovers IncHyreMovers Inc
Rachel C.
They were nice guys, they didn’t move too fast though. And there were marks on my furniture, nothing so bad I need to replace anything but still. They were just okay.
The A-TeamThe A-Team
Lauren R.
Good service. They had a truck breakdown & had to do our move the following morning. They didn’t even charge us for their service because of the inconvenience. Nice guys & did good work.
American logistics & solutions/ Americas msAmerican logistics & solutions/ Americas ms
Thumbtack Customer
Mike's team helped us move our piano around in the house when we renewed the flooring. They are on time, very reasonable charge to do the work, easy to communicate. Thumbs up.
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Colleen N.
I cannot speak highly enough about how great they were! They were fast, productive and really made our move smoothe. They worked very efficiently and were gentle with our belongings.
Leave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLCLeave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLC
Anne D.
This company is the best. The owner Mark was super responsive. The two movers, Marquis and Al, were so skilled, so professional — and so strong!! They moved a massive, heavy wooden armoire (7 feet tall by 4 feet wide by 2 ft deep) from my friend’s house into my tiny cottage and up the narrow stairs. Seemed miraculous to me. And the job was finished so fast! No scratches on door frames or walls. Reasonable cost. These guys are amazing! I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Custom MoversCustom Movers
Jodi W.
The guys did a great job moving a heavy quartz vanity top to a second story bathroom for us. They were responsive, prompt, and professional. Couldn’t have gone any smoother. We will certainly be using them in the future when the need arises. Thanks!
2 Handy College Guys2 Handy College Guys
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