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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Moore movers
Melissa F.
They moved us efficiently and made moving so much easier!
Kimberley G.
I was panicking to get my dad moved and my complex move was the best moving experience i have ever had. Thank you Brandon and Dave
Keristy G.
Movers arrived on time. Movers messed up many of our belongings during the move. There is a large scratch in the living room floor where they scooted a recliner rather than picking it up. Both the home we moved from and the home we moved to have large black marks in the driveway from them moving the refrigerator, which now does not close properly. Our washer is all scratched up. Would not recommend.
Berry MoversBerry Movers
Cassandria M.
Had a fast and easy move. Movers were professional and friendly. All around satisfied.
Dan’s Moving ServiceDan’s Moving Service
Monique S.
Great movers!!!!
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Hannah H.
Smiley Face Moving was professional, prompt, and did a great job with our move. Would highly recommend!
Michelle B.
We needed a mover last minute and they were amazing. The individuals who moved us were fast, professional, and so friendly. After a horrible moving experience with another company that left us hanging, this company came through and then some.
Paul A.
Dan’s Moving Service did an excellent job with my moving project. They were efficient and timely plus the charges were more than reasonable.
Dan’s Moving ServiceDan’s Moving Service
Karla R.
They were awesome. Called last minute to move some furniture to our new house and they replied quickly and scheduled us to move it next day.
Dixieland MovingDixieland Moving
April C.
These guys are soooo nice and got my entire move done in exactly three hours. Robert is THE MAN! They were very behind on schedule that day, but that should be expected from a small local mover. I highly suggest Berry Movers unless you are on a strict, tight schedule.
Berry MoversBerry Movers
Joe K.
The guys from Dixieland Moving were professional, careful, and did a great job. They moved a family piano with care and carefulness, but made it look easy. Would recommend.
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Craig W.
Appreciate them squeezing me in after I mixed up my moving dates. Very pleased with the moving experience. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Bryan Y.
Did a great job on a local house moving.
Jennifer F.
The movers were prompt, helpful, and very polite
Aleesha L.
He was awesome! Came for a last minute job same day and loaded up my moving truck perfectly! Would hire again if I wasn't moving out of state.
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Jayson H.
Second time using this company and they worked with me every time. If you’re on a budget for moving expenses, they are the ones to us. They are quick and organized in moving your stuff like boxes and furniture.
Berry MoversBerry Movers
Samantha O.
Eddie and his team were amazing! They helped me move everything out of my old place and then helped load things into another vehicle at my new place and moved some furniture around at the new place as well! I will DEFINITELY be recommending them to my friend and family for all their moving needs!
Dixieland MovingDixieland Moving
Minna p.
Great customer service, moved everything very quickly.
Dan’s Moving ServiceDan’s Moving Service
Jan P.
It was quick and easy to schedule and Caleb and Patrick did a great job moving a large heavy armoire upstairs to a third floor apartment. I would highly recommend Dixie Land Moving!
Dixieland MovingDixieland Moving
Jeffery B.
Jared and team did a fantastic job with my move. They were very careful and very efficient. They were even willing to replace my refrigerator and move the old one to the garage. Highly recommended
Jared WilliamsJared Williams
Stephen C.
I asked these guys for a same day move and they were able put me on their schedule. Veteran owned and best movers in OKC. Guys were professional, on time and ready to work. Don’t go with anyone else!
Dixieland MovingDixieland Moving
Alexis M.
I had two moving companies cancel on me the same day as the move and only 30 min before. I reached out to Berry movers and they showed up in two hours ready to go! The loading was much faster than I anticipated and we even able to add extra stuff to move in the end. The unload took longer but that is because there is construction going on at the new house. They were able to navigate the construction situation and still were able to finish within the 3-hour minimum. Be aware, you do have to pay for milage but it was so cheap we didn't even bat an eye. Overall best moving experience I have had. Lifesavers.
Berry MoversBerry Movers
Robby W.
They just finished up my move! They are the most efficient and friendly movers I have ever seen. They did the job quickly and UNDER budget! We cracked jokes together as well. It was money and time well spent.
Dan’s Moving ServiceDan’s Moving Service
Tara M.
DO NOT HIRE!!! Terrible moving experience. Did a small move then a full house move. 1st one went ok but he was an hour late. Full house move was bad!! Suppose to be there at 9:0am. Then he moved it u til noon then back to 3:00 pm. He disappeared for 2 hours in the middle of the move. He said it was an hour. With a quick I’m sorry and came back with Little Caesar’s. My wood floors were scratched. The lead glass top for my coffee table went “missing”. They loaded it. I am sure they broke it but Brandon wouldn’t own up to it. Said the water was hooked up to the fridge it doesn’t work. Gonna have to look at that myself. Taking the fridge out from my old house they broke the pipe and I have a leak now. Found 2 drawers broken on a dresser this morning. Brandon is not honest or reliable. His 2 workers kept apologizing. Move went until after midnight due to his tardiness. So unprofessional. He took some off for the scratched and the table. Move should not have taken 9 hours with 4 guys. Altogether terrible experience.
Jose D.
Im glad I bumped into Dan’s moving services. Every other company was over priced and unreasonable. Dan delivered a flawless move without hurting the pocket. Would use again and again and highly recommend it to anyone!
Dan’s Moving ServiceDan’s Moving Service
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