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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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 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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Gresham movers
Gary C.
David was great along with his partner. They were careful with handling the items moving out and moving in. They were right on time and completed the move on time. I would recommend them anytime.
Stumptown MoversStumptown Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This moving company was great! The movers were on-time, friendly, informative, and did the job in a good amount of time. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for great movers and a great company!!
All Service MovingAll Service Moving
Jackie D.
Quick and easy move.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Greg G.
Great Crew! Great Move!
PDX Movers llcPDX Movers llc
Thumbtack Customer
Move of 3-bedroom household goods. Robert was professional and serious about his work. There was a miscalculation of goods to be moved and an additional 10' truck was required. Robert was on schedule and all was delivered in great condition. I highly recommend Robert Roberson to help anyone with a move.
moving with ease
Thumbtack Customer
I had a last minute change to my move date. Todd and Randy changed the date without issue. My moving crew, Nettra & Larry were on time, professional and did great work. One of the best moving experiences I have ever had. Great Job.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Rebecca R.
Supportive Services helped us with a complex move from Gresham Oregon to Roseburg Oregon that involved packing and moving for our elderly mother, delivering items to a storage unit and also to her new apartment in assisted living. They did a wonderful job from start to finish, and were careful to pack the items on the truck and in the storage unit so that the most needed things were unpacked first, and then packed last into the storage unit. A move to assisted living is fraught enough as it is and I wasn't really thinking through the post-move logistics as carefully as they did - they not only made the move far better at a very reasonable price, but they also made the post-move experience far better. I heartily recommend them!
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Chris C.
Professional, hard working, and fast movers. Will use again!
Luxury Moving of Oregon LLCLuxury Moving of Oregon LLC
Annette C.
They delayed a day at 3pm the day before the move. Then the day of the move were 50 min later than the latest they were supposed to show. The 3 men that came were pleasant but never in much of a hurry - they stood around A LOT. Nothing like the movers we hired a few days earlier for my fiancé. I would not recommend.
Miracle Man MoversMiracle Man Movers
Nicole G.
Really happy we hired Smoove Movers, they really did make our move smoove. No kinks in the process, communicative, and all around glad to have the support of a friendly, hard-working group of people.
Smoove Movers LLCSmoove Movers LLC
Steve A.
Project went well, furniture moved and movers were very polite and helpful. They had to use a lot of muscle power to move heavy pieces of furniture, thought they would have straps to make it easier but whatever works! Good communication and made short work of the task. First time user of thumbtack and worked well to locate and hire help for this job.
Portlandia Construction and junk removal LLCPortlandia Construction and junk removal LLC
Joel H.
The three movers were friendly, efficient, and careful. They did in five and a half hours what would have taken my girlfriend and I two to three days to do. They managed to get all of our furniture and boxes into one load, even when it was looking like it might not all fit. (We had a lot to move.) Nothing was broken or damaged. Each of them had a great sense of humor, and we had some fun conversations along the way. The rates were typical. I like that they offered three movers instead of two. This made very good use of the time. This company was the only one on Thumbtack that responded to my initial query by including the ODOT publication on hiring movers. This went a long way in establishing confidence in this company, as they were actively demonstrating their compliance with state regulations for moving. I would definitely hire PDX Premier College Movers again if the need arose.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Linda M.
They came out and gave an estimate based on where we were moving from. Where we were moving to. And what we were moving. Other companies gave me quotes based on my answers but not on what there was. They were estimated quotes not estimates based on actual intelligence. They were on time and fast. They did a great job and were very respectful. Would definitely use again and recommend them to others.
PacWest Moving & DeliveryPacWest Moving & Delivery
Karla K.
Aaron was great! Hard worker, polite & very dependable. Would recommend to anyone planning a move.
Aaron's moving serviceAaron's moving service
James H.
Very happy with the service I received with Luxury Moving people. Showed up as was scheduled. Every one knew how to work. I liked how they had all possible tools and blankets etc. will use them again for my future moves. Highly recommend.
Luxury Moving of Oregon LLCLuxury Moving of Oregon LLC
Thumbtack Customer
On the hottest day of the summer thus far the two guys that came out worked their hearts out to get me moved. They were professional, courteous and very careful with the antiques I had to move. I'd have them back in a heartbeat! Thank you so very much!!
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Tyler S.
Efficient, thorough and hard working guys! The value of Smooth Movers LLC is hard to beat! Couldn’t have asked for better value for the dollars spent. Thanks you guys!! Hopefully I don’t move again too soon. But if I do, I will definitely be calling you.
Smoove Movers LLCSmoove Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely the best! Our movers (Trey, Jazz and Patrick) were friendly, and extremely efficient! They arrived on time and worked within our time budget. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing affordable moving services! My wife loves that this company also serves the most vulnerable in our communities.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Tiffany D.
These guys are awesome. When the "other" movers I had scheduled failed me, these guys stepped up - same day - and got me moved in to my new place quickly, and safely. They were so hard working and polite, and really affordable! I recommend them highly! Thank guys for such a fantastic job!
Less Stress Moving LLCLess Stress Moving LLC
Shawn O.
Our move won't be complete until 2/3/18. So far they respond quickly and with courtesy to my questions.
SET’S G-HandymanSET’S G-Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were an hour late, however, they did shave 45 min off our bill. They worked very fast loading our things but one of the movers had to leave and another took his place to unload. After that things really slowed down. The guys stood around and chit chatted then the new guy carried one thing at a time, prior to this they had been using a hand truck to move 3-4 boxes at a time. Todd, the owner, was very kind and easy to work with. And I would consider using them again because of the price, but maybe ask for different guys.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Abbey T.
These movers are great! David was prompt with responding to my request for help. They were on time and did a very professional job loading all the items from my one bedroom apartment to our rental truck for my out of state move. The two of them did in 2 hrs what would have taken me and my dad all day to do! Would totally hire again!!
Stumptown MoversStumptown Movers
Crystal B.
Aaron’s moving service is amazing! They were so nice and worked so hard. They made sure to check if I was satisfied before I left. Thank you!!
Aaron's moving serviceAaron's moving service
Thumbtack Customer
Brent was professional and communicative. They did the move in pouring rain, and never blinked an eye or complained. Brent was especially good at organizing the truck in the most efficient way. Highly recommend!
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Rodney B.
Best move ever if there is such a thing. Hardworking polite and very professional. Definitely would use and recommend again without a doubt Job well done. Thank you bellhops!
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
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