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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.

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’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. 

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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Broken Arrow movers
Shae H.
Very responsive movers. I underestimated move and owner involved himself to ensure move concluded the same evening
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Melinda J.
Awesome moving experience! Thank you SO much! I would HIGHLY recommend using We Haul Moving. They aren't one of the "big" guys, and that is a good thing. I'm never moving again, but if I were, I would use We Haul Moving.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Charles S.
Everything was packed and moved as quickly as possible, they took care when moving items, and I didn't notice any damaged areas.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Alicia l.
Cody and his team were amazing!!! Made my move a breeze, came on time and helped finish my move when I was super stressed. I Will refer him and recommend him to anyone that needs to move or have small haul needs
Lifted Hauling and Moving LLCLifted Hauling and Moving LLC
Emily B.
Absolute best moving experience ever!! These guys are the best!! Wonderful utilization of time!! My family was in town from Florida and was blown away by their efficiency compared to movers they used in the past!! Much cheaper than other movers and well worth it!! Thank you guys!!
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Thumbtack Customer
They were there on time, very polite, did the move and they were on to the next job. Was highly satisfied and the piano was moved without a scratch. Would highly recommend his service.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Robert D.
Great packing and moving done by LT and his team. They were very efficient and careful with my furniture and items. Recommended for anyone looking for professional movers at an affordable rate.
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived on time, and moved my furniture to the garage and back in record time. I couldn't have done it without them. Compared to other movers, the price was very reasonably priced!
Oklahoma Granite and StoneOklahoma Granite and Stone
Lindsey T.
These guys are top notch!! They did a fantastic job with my move, did not damage one thing and know how to pack a UHaul like a pro!! They were super quick and helpful from the inquiry stage to the completed move!! Just overall awesome to work with!! I will refer these guys to everyone I know that is moving. You won't be disappointed!
Lifted Hauling and Moving LLCLifted Hauling and Moving LLC
Dee M.
I don't recommend ANYONE lightly, honestly, I don't normally take the time to write reviews good or bad. When I tell you these were the most professional, efficient, and affordable movers I've EVER used; you have no idea. If you know ANYONE who needs to move, I would HIGHLY recommend Goodstart Moving
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Jennifer S.
Good Start is a new company but they have to get organized. Timeleyness in a move is of the essence. Getting things completed and ready, papers to be signed, on time on the day of the move, all in order so the customer does not have to fret on the day of the move is vital. Once they get organized they are goingv to be great. The actual work they did preparing my things and loading the truck was excellent! I would recommend them to anyone.
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went great and if I ever move again I will call them!!
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Megan C.
The gentleman from GoodStart were by far the best movers I've ever worked with. They're also the lowest cost! They were incredibly friendly, respectful, and careful with my things. Also very efficient and had my entire move done within two and a half hours, even with a second stop. I'll never use any other company and would recommend GoodStart to anyone needing great movers at a reasonable cost.
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Very nice and hard working. The move went very smooth and the quoted price was great
All Seasons MovingAll Seasons Moving
Jill B.
Cody and Brennan were great! They arrived right on time, performed all of the moving tasks we requested, showed absolute respect for us and our property. We were very pleased with Lifted Hauling and Moving and would highly recommend this business to anyone needing such services.
Lifted Hauling and Moving LLCLifted Hauling and Moving LLC
Shannon S.
I was quoted $1500 from another company and these guys were a third of the amount. My initial concern was you get what you pay for. However these guys were amazing. They took great care to move everything with No Damage!! They are very friendly, humble and priced to make getting the moving help without breaking the bank. Also even though they charge by the hour, they move swiftly so as not to rack up more money. I will definitely recommend them and use again in the future.
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Penny M.
The two men that moved our home were very professional and very good. Would use again.
All Seasons MovingAll Seasons Moving
Heidi B.
LT was very professional & did a great job. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great moving company!
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Matthew C.
They arrived on time and did a great job getting everything moved in the estimated time. Much better price than the competitors
All Seasons MovingAll Seasons Moving
Teresa G.
Most polite and helpful men I've had the privilege of hiring. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing help with a move.
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Lisa S.
They did a great job moving my stuff. Very nice guys and really helped me out. I'd hire again.
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Jill g.
We needed movers quickly. These guys worked us in and did the job in a timely manner for a reasonable price. Would definitely use again.
Lifted Hauling and Moving LLCLifted Hauling and Moving LLC
Joshua H.
Extremely fast and very careful with everything. I needed moved from a house into a 3rd floor apartment a few miles away and they got it all done in appx. 2 hours. I couldn't have been happier with their service. They were very friendly and professional and the price was less than I thought. Would recommend to anyone needing top notch movers.
We Haul MovingWe Haul Moving
Chris H.
I highly recommend GoodStart! They did an amazing job moving us and I would use them again in a heartbeat! Thank you so much!
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
Robert L.
We had hired another moving company to move us from Oklahoma to Casper Wyoming. They kept changing the time as to when they would arrive and the day before we were to load I received a phone call telling me how I should pack. We had a deadline to meet to be out of our house. The company wouldn't work with us or didn't seem concerned about our situation. I called Good Start the afternoon before we were to leave. LT came out the next morning to give us a bid. It was much lower than the other company. They wrapped everything, loaded quickly, didn't take breaks. They delivered our furniture the next afternoon. Everything was set up the way we asked. All of the movers were pleasant and dependable. I would highly recommend them to move anyone. They would be my number one choice.
(GoodStart, LLC)  ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️(GoodStart, LLC) ⭐️Best price & quality⭐️
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