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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.

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 North Central movers
Thumbtack Customer
The Incredible Hulk Movers were excellent movers. They moved rapidly without damaging anything. I would recommend these movers to anyone. They were outstanding listeners and were very cooperative.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time, fast, friendly, professional, and moved what we needed moved, to where we needed it moved without any issues. Would recommend to anyone looking to move. This is a hard working group! Thanks!
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Sheila W.
Missing items, left hole in wall when they let bed foot rail hit the wall. Had contact with movers with another company a year ago and move from Cincinnati to Columbus took 1 day and was great. This move, no contract or business card and a 10 mile move from Columbus to Columbus and move took two days, and mover won't discuss missing items from move. Only good is mover is personable and polite, but that doesn't help if they keep some of your items and won't call you back.
Movers Making SolutionsMovers Making Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Movers and cleaning. Quick and on task movers. Very reasonable price as well.
Resident Safety Home InspectionResident Safety Home Inspection
Jennifer M.
The movers were friendly, efficient, and paid attention to the details. It was really good move!
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Thumbtack Customer
We needed to move a heavy piano downstairs. Movers did a great job
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Thumbtack Customer
I had a seamless move thanks to Bellhops. The movers were efficient, polite, and professional.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Second time hiring for a move. Excellent customer service, punctual and very efficient movers.
Scoop N Go LLCScoop N Go LLC
Lauren S.
Very professional, responsive and moved everything carefully and quickly! Couldn’t have asked for an easier move!
Manifest ShippingManifest Shipping
Brian P.
Mike, Brian, and Corben were our movers. They were on time for the move, were respectful, and treated our property with care. They offered an incredible value compared to other movers. Our move involved a mid-trip stop at a storage unit and that was handled well. No issues were experienced during the move. Would definitely recommend and would hire again should the need arise.
Leave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLCLeave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLC
Alex L.
This was my first time hiring a moving company, and Muscle Movers made the process very quick and painless! Kylee was incredibly helpful in providing me detailed information on what I needed prior to my move, and the three gentlemen (whose names I did not get) worked FAST and efficiently to get my move completed. Would recommend for future moving services!
Muscle MoversMuscle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very flexible and professional. Would definitely use them again if I move.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Emily M.
I booked a specific March move date on January 17th. I confirmed said March date the week of. This company confirmed my move for my chosen date and 3 days later, 15 hours before a large move, sent me a message to let me know they only had 1 mover to send. They told me I could find additional people myself or I could move my move date. Moving my date was not optional due to circumstances outside of my control. Initially, these movers were polite and easy to work with, however, the woman speaking to me about moving my date was rude and not understanding. The expectation for me to accommodate them being understaffed was ridiculous and the options they gave me were not helpful.
Accurate Midwest MoversAccurate Midwest Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Incredible Hulk Movers were great to move with! They showed up exactly on time and had me moved out of my apartment in a half hour. They were fast and efficient, but also very friendly and happy to make my moving experience easier. Going into the move I knew my couch would probably not make it through the very small apartment doors. They gave me peace of mind and tried every way they could to get my couch in. Their efforts and attitude while moving me is so appreciated. Would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to move in the Columbus area
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Joshua helped us with moving our furniture in Columbus. The overall move was completed in 4.5 hours. Both the guys were very efficient and friendly and did not waste a single minute of moving time.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Nishant S.
Great experience moving with Manifest! They sent good people who completed the move without any issues.
Manifest ShippingManifest Shipping
Amy S.
The contact person, Mark, needs to communicate with clients and the moving crew. He did not respond to questions in a timely manner, and he made promises that were not fulfilled. He also did not communicate with his moving crew about all the details of the move. The actual movers were great; very professional.
Custom MoversCustom Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Legacy Moving Columbus helped us move into our new home. They were professional, engaging, and efficient. They communicated very well with me, calling to keep me up to date on their status before and during the move and location as we drove to the new home. We moved our belongings out of two storage units and into our new home and the job was completed in 7.5 hours. The price for 7.5. hours was far below other competitors. I found their pricing to be extremely fair. They took great care in packing and moving our belongings. I would highly recommend Legacy Moving Columbus. With their help, this move was the most stress-free move I have ever participated in!
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Thumbtack Customer
I had a very large plasma TV I needed moved to my basement. I posted a job request on Thumbtack.com and had a quote in 5 minutes and the TV was moved with the hour. The Incredible Hulk movers were prompt and courteous and made the move in minutes. They live up to their name… INCREDIBLE…
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers Hands Down! I've used a few other movers over the years. But Incredible Hulk Movers have been the best over all others. Today was my 2nd time using Incredible Hulk Movers and if/when I move again they'll be my first call for help. They are Very fast, they've always handled my items with the best care, nice and upbeat personalities, & the moving pricing can't beat for the level of efficiency you receive. Thank you guys so much!
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Helen M.
Redding Removal, Moving & Clean out did a great job with moving 4 pieces of furniture for me. They were fast and careful with the pieces. I would recommend and use this service again for moving needs. Thanks!
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Thumbtack Customer
The movers went above and beyond to help me move. They were very knowledgeable and friendly as well. Definitely worth it! They were willing to help me move at 9pm on a saturday night when no one else would, and packed my boxes and items into the moving truck like a precise, careful game of tetris.
Joshua ConleyJoshua Conley
Raymond M.
A+ moving service. Give Spates a call on your next move. You will be happy that you did. They are total pros!
Scoop N Go LLCScoop N Go LLC
Halley K.
My best experience working with movers so far (and I’ve moved quite a few times!). I would recommend thus company! The process was very smooth and the movers were very nice and hard working.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Alon M.
They did a GREAT job moving on short notice - they moved several very heavy couches down many flights of stairs, helped me move a piano, and many other items. They were prompt, polite, and most importantly efficient. I will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
Accurate Midwest MoversAccurate Midwest Movers
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