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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 Solon movers
Thumbtack Customer
Mount Up Moving saved my life! With the reason for my move being an unexpected life event, moving was a very stressful time for me. The Mount Up Movers were more than professional! They were fast and competitive in pricing! One of the great things was my time did not start until they started moving my belongings. I'd recommend them to anyone needing to move!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding job. Packing and move completed faster than quoted, thus lowering the quoted price. Movers were very nice, polite and professional. I would highly recommend them as your choice for a mover
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Cathy a.
Small move, went smoothly.
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Lydia B.
The movers were extremely professional, timely, and courteous. I would definitely recommend them and will consider using them for all of my future moving needs.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Michelle W.
Movers were prompt, courteous and friendly.
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
Nitin J.
Mount up moving were very professional. They were on time and delivered as promised.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mount Up Moving Services did a great job and were very conscientious and helpful. They assembled furniture for us after the move and even offered to help us carry things in from our own cars. Would definitely recommend! Thanks so much!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Angela M.
Bobby and crew did an excellent job packing and moving my home. He was very detail in the level of care wrapping and placement of my things. I would definitely use his company again and recommend him for all your packing, moving and storage needs
Professional Moving Assistance LLCProfessional Moving Assistance LLC
Mariana G.
This is my second time using this compony for my moving services. Dave and Alan were absolutely fantastic, professional, respectful, and did an amazing job moving all my items. They were mindful of not getting any damage to the walls and I really appreciated that. Highly recommend!
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Shay S.
I had a one bedroom apartment move that took 5 hours to do with 2 men, totaling $675. The guys that did my move were very professional and Likeable but I do not think it should have taken more than 3, 4 hours max to complete my small move and the distance to the new place was about 15-20 min. I had 75% of my items in large storage bins. Absolutely None of my large furniture was covered, not even the TVs. But I was told there would be furniture protectors provided during booking. Small scratches here and there I've found. Like I said, the guys who moved me were great but simple things like not covering the furniture and the amount of time for a small one bedroom is not what I would expect from a legit moving company, I would expect this if I paid some random person to move my stuff for me off of the street. Just ok, would probably not use this company again in the future just because of not covering the large furniture pieces and TVs with protection
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
Shannon H.
We need to move a couch upstairs, this was a very last minutes request, Jacob showed up within 1 hour to help us out. Very professional, great service and very very responsive, Highly recommended, we would definitely hire him again for future needs. Thank you ASAP moving!
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Moved to new home. Company did an outstanding job. Very efficient and friendly workers. I would highly recommend them.
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Jiahui W.
Michael and his man are very responsive and reliable, they helped us move a 72 in vanity upstairs, really appreciated their hard work! I highly recommend!
Power Movers., LLCPower Movers., LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Whole move went great. Help wrapped the furniture well and quickly got it into the truck. At the destination they laid down protective flooring so that they wouldn't mark up the floors in the new house which was appreciated. Quickly unloaded the truck getting all the furniture into the right rooms. Didn't need to stay on top of this crew unlike some other moving crews I've used in the past. Would use them again.
Andrews Moving & StorageAndrews Moving & Storage
Matthew J.
Highly recommend FDMC . Very knowledgeable when it comes to moving around things through narrowest of spaces. Tully professional, friendly and helpful. Price seems very reasonable as well
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
I needed help some moving furniture, including a large, heavy sleeper sofa up a flight of steps to my 2nd floor apartment. Martin Griffin and his partner were very punctual, friendly and courteous. Martin gave us a call 30 minutes before our scheduled time and also when they were 5 minutes away. I would highly recommend them and plan on using them again the next time we need help moving.
Dirt Dr.Dirt Dr.
Victoria W.
I can’t say enough good things about the team. They were punctual, pleasant, and worked hard. They kept us updated throughout the whole move. I look forward to using their service again!
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Mariana G.
Arrived on time , super polite and came prepared with all the right tools needs for the job. Did a great job moving my furniture, and I truly appreciate the extra care around walls and doorways. First responders /military discounts are offered as well. I highly recommend!!!
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Bhawana S.
Did not realize the price was for quoted for one hour , but minimum charge was for 2 hours that we had to pay when I hired it . It became too expensive to move one cabinet from basement to first fooor , 15 minute job .., but pay for 2 hours . His quote should be cleared
World Wide Lumping and Hauling LLCWorld Wide Lumping and Hauling LLC
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