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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 Middletown movers
Susan P.
The movers were on time and they worked, continually, for the entire time. I will recommend them to anyone looking for movers and I will hire them again.
Clark and sons moving llc.Clark and sons moving llc.
Thumbtack Customer
Was a little leery reading the contract. The contract doesn't sound very customer friendly. A lot of outs and limitations in favor of the company. I was afraid the movers might try to milk the job or be reckless. Fortunately the movers that moved me were hard workers, polite, careful, seemed to be knowledgeable/competent about their job and seem to have a very good professional attitude. The movers did a great job.
Debbie A.
I am very pleased with the work they did for me. Mine wasn't a simple move but they pushed through and got the job done. I will definitely use them again if I need anything moved.
Sherry C.
Absolutely the best movers!! Very professional and courteous!! I would use them again.
Jennifer V.
Definitely glad we chose this company to move our belongings. We had a lot of furniture going to three different floors and they were very fast and took care not to damage anything. The guys moving our items we very nice as well! The price was great too!
Woodby Movers LLCWoodby Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't have asked for a better, quicker and kind crew! I called the day of my move to see if it was even a possibility and Gary was able to work me in his already full day. They guys never slowed down, took a break or complained. They moved me out of my house and completely and perfectly packed me into storage in an insanely small timeframe! Even contacted me to see if I made it safe (I moved out of state during a blizzard!) Would recommend them to anyone! Thanks guys!!!!
H.E.L.P.! Moving and StorageH.E.L.P.! Moving and Storage
Kylie G.
I cannot say enough good things about this company! This morning the guys came right on time, came in and went straight to work! I only needed them to move a few things but in two hours they had my whole entire apartment moved to the new unit. I would and will recommend!!
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Lea T.
We had a heavy item to move and I was afraid that it would be very difficult to do. But these guys made it look easy and did a great job!
H.E.L.P.! Moving and StorageH.E.L.P.! Moving and Storage
Jalen E.
They worked with me for the price and was aware of the time constraints so worked and got the heavy stuff which was mainly needed. So will hire again when moving.
DSL MovingDSL Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up 2.5h late because they input the completely wrong address into their GPS. Instead of calling me and telling me they were late or lost; I had to call them and they kept saying there was traffic. Finally, I confirmed the address with them and they showed up to move my stuff. The two guys looked very unprofessional and possibly high. They proceeded to blame me for "giving the wrong address" despite my confirmation email from Thumbtack with the proper address. They then moved my furniture for 40min (because I had personally unloaded the majority of the small items from the truck while I waited for them) then they charged me $120 for TWO hours worth of moving. It was ridiculous.
Paul M.
Had Tami get her crew to help out with a move. Price and flexibility were right on for the job. Her two young men were great and worked hard.
Silver Lining Organizers, LLCSilver Lining Organizers, LLC
Michael p.
They did a wonderful job moving my stuff they were on time and fast. I wold definitely used them again and they were professional about the whole process thanks guys
Woodby Movers LLCWoodby Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony & Tommy were a dynamic duo. A+ display of customer service from start to finish. Treated my possessions like their own - kid glove treatment. Went above and beyond what was expected from a moving company.
Clark and sons moving llc.Clark and sons moving llc.
Lori R.
Chris, Larry and Jerry were amazing!! They showed up on time and worked very efficiently to get the job done!! They handled my belongings with care and did an excellent job!! I will be recommending this company to everyone I know that needs a mover!!
Clark and sons moving llc.Clark and sons moving llc.
Mike S.
I wound up not using this company because of the travel charges, which by the way weren’t disclosed until I started asking a lot of pointed questions. Most moving companies start the clock when they arrive at the pickup point and stop the clock after the last piece is delivered at the destination. Liberty Twp OH to Bellevue, Ky is 28 miles. Paying for your drive time to and from Dayton OH doubled the cost to move 1 bed and mattress ($480 vs $240). Here’s a thought. Perhaps HELP should avoid bidding on jobs between Northern Cincinnati and Northern ky.
H.E.L.P.! Moving and StorageH.E.L.P.! Moving and Storage
Bette S.
These guys were great! Was very careful with fragile items, was quick and professional. If you need anything moved, especially a whole house, hire these guys. You will be amazed! I will DEFINITELY use them again. Thanks guys. You were AWESOME!
Marti K.
Company owner kept me informed about delays and we worked through a mutually acceptable solution. The employees who supported our move were excellent...efficient, responsive, and enjoyable to work with. I recommend this company for small/moderate -sized jobs without question.
DSL MovingDSL Moving
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