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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. 

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. 

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 Westerville movers
Thumbtack Customer
Eko Movers moved our household goods with professionalism, care, and efficiency in the midst of a snowy cold snap. On a day on which they could easily have postponed the move due to less than ideal conditions, the team of movers persevered, honoring their contract and delivering our furniture and boxes in perfect condition.
Morgan H.
Bellhops exceeded my expectations! They were on time, professional, and moved all of my belongings with ease. They made the moving process enjoyable because they were friendly and ensured all my furniture was wrapped and never damaged during the move. Would highly recommend them to anyone planning to move!
Bellhops Moving (Columbus, OH)Bellhops Moving (Columbus, OH)
Sara H.
They were a great moving company very reasonable for moving long distance I would recommend them handsdown
AmeriTrans Moving Co.AmeriTrans Moving Co.
Eridania C.
Very good value. Was told 2 movers would come in but there were 3, which completed the moving fast. Will use again.
Movers IncMovers Inc
Shalmal S.
Really good and professional moving
Smooth Moves LLCSmooth Moves LLC
Jaime B.
Great movers, quick and helpful!
Douse Deliveries and Moving LLCDouse Deliveries and Moving LLC
Arleen K.
Not cancel my move the day of appointment.
Bellhops Moving (Columbus, OH)Bellhops Moving (Columbus, OH)
Thumbtack Customer
My movers, Josh and Tony were very professional and took great care in packing up the truck and moving everything up to my second floor apartment. Not a wall was even touched by any piece of furniture or any boxes. It snowed all day and they had sunny dispositions anyway. They relieved my stress and worry and because of that, my move was as pleasant as it could be. I highly recommend Legacy Moving and give them 5 stars.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Liz B.
Both movers that came to complete my move today were outstanding! They showed up on time, we walked through and they got right to work! My mother was present, providing me an additional hand with my move. They laughed at the jokes that her and I made at each other. One gentleman even shared a story about those plastic mats that have the spikes that protect the carpet from rolling chairs. Very personable, and helpful! They made sure my items were protected. Couldn’t believe the things they moved with ease! If you can, schedule this mover!! A++
Another Flawless Move LLCAnother Flawless Move LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Incredible Hulk Movers! Not only were they quick and efficient, but they were also really nice, friendly guys. It made the time fly by and really eased the stress of moving.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Day is always a stressful one, but thanks to the help of Charles and his team, it ended up being a seamless transition. The team showed up early, worked efficiently and kept the move under two hours! I appreciated the professionalism and kindness! I would recommend highly and will use them again for any future moves!
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Hope H.
Great moving team!! This is the second time I’ve worked with them.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful men moved everything Timely and never hit the walls
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Thumbtack Customer
The movers did a great job with our treadmill move. Even though it was a smaller job, they treated it as a priority and were very professional. They beat the competitors price by a lot as well. We would hire this company again in the future.
Incredible Hulk MoversIncredible Hulk Movers
Dave l.
Person quoted a price after viewing the move then charged $100 more because of work he didn’t think. Very poor service plus mover shouted at my sister about money. Will never use device again
Evans Exterior ServicesEvans Exterior Services
Thumbtack Customer
Matthew and his helper were amazing with our move. Quick, friendly, courteous, and professional. Even hooked up our washer/dryer after the move! Definitely hiring again if we ever have the need, and will be referring friends.
Three We Moving Co.Three We Moving Co.
Phyllis L.
Very friendly. There were 4 guys helping out and very thorough. It was perfect timing to get all moved after I looked for a mover close to midnight and Redding responded by morning and showed up at 11am and done by 12:30.
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Gail J.
Very professional men that moved me. They were on time and very responsible at the job.
Movers IncMovers Inc
Natalie S.
Overall a really great experience! The team showed up on time and ready to go! Josh was the moving lead and he did a fantastic job with packing the truck in the most efficient way possible. He also kept his guys motivated and constantly moving. Nothing was damaged in ANY way which is a first for any move I've ever had!! I even received two calls from Legacy the day of the move to check in on how things were going; they're clearly focused on customer service. I would highly recommend Legacy to any friends or family!
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Elizabeth A.
Our movers were great! They unloaded our truck and they had to do it without a ramp or electricity in our home. They were careful with furniture and very friendly! I would use them again! A special thanks to Carlos and Justin, our movers!
Movers Making SolutionsMovers Making Solutions
Nikhil M.
Spates Services did an excellent job in my moving. They came 10 minutes before time and their work quality was great. They followed all CDC guidelines while doing their job. They unloaded, loaded + travel time was within 1 hour. They are super quick in their job which saves you money. I have contacted 40+ movers, but Spates hourly rate is unmatchable. Plus they don't have any minimum, which big moving companies fool us. I completed all my move within $65 + tip, where-in the big moving brands were quoting me $600-$800. I would definitely recommend them to my friends so that everyone can get benefitted in the future. Best Regards, Nikhil
Scoop N Go LLCScoop N Go LLC
Ed S.
Great guys, quick turnaround, showed up at the appointed time and efficiently did the move
Good Karma E-Cycling and Junk RemovalGood Karma E-Cycling and Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Responded to my request within minutes and our piano was moved 2 days later.
Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...Junk Removal, Hoarding, Demo...
Thumbtack Customer
Nice guys, on time, got the work done quickly. They will be the first call I make if I have any type of heavy lifting or moving to do. In fact, I may be moving in June of next year, if I do – they will be the guys who make that happen.
In House Moving CompanyIn House Moving Company
Nikki G.
They did a great job moving us, and didn’t waste any time getting the job done.
Leave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLCLeave It For Us Moving & Storage, LLC
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