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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for North Canton movers
Jesse l.
The two movers were extremely polite, friendly and careful with my piano. Very good experience.
CLC Services of Ohio LlcCLC Services of Ohio Llc
Stephanie B.
Bobby and his assistant showed up on time wearing their masks which we appreciated. They were polite and listened to my concerns regarding the furniture I wanted moved. Carried it right to where I wanted it! Also moved 2 desks for us! Will definitely recommend them!
Professional Moving Assistance LLCProfessional Moving Assistance LLC
Mike J.
The 2 men that moved my treadmill were punctual, friendly, and very professional. I'd recommend them to anyone. Mike Janson
Professional Moving Assistance LLCProfessional Moving Assistance LLC
Jodi B.
All three of the gentlemen who took care of our move were courteous, professional and treated my furniture with care. They were swift in their movement and made every effort to do quality work in a time period that fit the need. On top of moving furniture from one location to another, for an additional fee, they removed junk (no longer wanted furniture) from our old place which saved me a higher fee while allowing me to take care of two of my moving needs into one! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has a moving need. I definitely am one of those customers who are looking for small businesses to support and this is definitely a risk that I took and am so GLAD I did. Here is hoping that the support of the GREAT small business continues, and they can build a positive future for their company.
Tracy B.
I needed help receiving and disposing of heavy kitchen appliances. Quick response, right on time, and took excellent care of appliances being moved.
Jackie A.
Zach and Brandon were my movers and i would definitely recommend them. They were attentive to where i wanted things put at new house and they were very quick at unloading and loading truck. Never even took a break...now that's what i call efficient, especially when you are paying by the hour. I will use them again if i ever move!
CLC Services of Ohio LlcCLC Services of Ohio Llc
Deb D.
Tuuk Moving LLC was great! Very professional, punctual and great workmanship. Definitely will hire them again and will also refer them. Thanks guys. You rock!
Tuuk Moving LLCTuuk Moving LLC
Krystal R.
I contacted Faith and Family moving and they were able to get me in next day for an emergency move. They were on time, wrapped all my items with blankets and wrap. They were very fast at disassembling and assembling all my furniture. They were very cautious of walls/paint and went above and beyond to make my move smooth. The men were professional and very social. I will use them in the future and I recommend anyone to use them as well. The owner called to make sure they arrived on time and called me to ask how everything went. I am beyond pleased with their work. If you’re looking for a company this company is the one, look no further! You won’t be disappointed.
Faith & family moving service LLCFaith & family moving service LLC
Raymond L.
Great teamwork and awesome communication. Office team keep me updated on arrival times and the move team was fast, personable, and careful not to hurt themselves or the merchandise! Will use again.
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Nancy W.
I would clearly use this company again and refer to others as they were very professional and respectful- They left everything clean once they moved the vanity into the house- Thank you again!
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Michelle S.
Great value for moving services. I cannot recommend them enough. They treat your things with care but don't charge you an arm and a leg to do it. Thank you so much!!
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
Kriss B.
We are so appreciative that John was able to do our small moving job at a reasonable rate. He messaged me ahead of time which I really like so I didn't have to be the one to confirm. They arrived early and got right to work on our job and got our refrigerators right where we wanted them.
JW’s Thunder moving&hualingJW’s Thunder moving&hualing
James H.
We hired Renagade Services to relocate a massage chair from the first floor to the second floor. This is an expensive, delicate and very heavy piece of equipment. Luke and Chris had the necessary lifting straps with them. This was a very physically taxing move - bulky and heavy. Not a mark on any of the walls or stairway ceiling. No damage to the chair. Great attitude. True professionals. Definitely consider Renagade for any future projects.
Renegade Services, LLCRenegade Services, LLC
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