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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 Milwaukie movers
Brianna G.
Movers was fast and able to move heavy objects
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
we are good experience with moving with Supportive services Moving. They where quick and helps you make the move easier . Thanks
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Kiran V.
Was a tricky move, movers were patient, professional, and super helpful
Stumptown MoversStumptown Movers
Dan N.
Great moving firm. Immediate response to moving need, on-time arrival and thorough work. Will use again when moving furniture is necessary.
Stumptown MoversStumptown Movers
Jennifer M.
Movers were right on time and communicative throughout the process. Moved quickly.
Less Stress Moving LLCLess Stress Moving LLC
Robin B.
Great moving company! The movers were professional and attentive to fragile items .
Miracle Man MoversMiracle Man Movers
Vron T.
First time hiring movers and Ed and Joe did a amazing job moving all my stuff to a new apartment on the 3rd floor with no stairs. All stuff was handled with care and I would definitely recommend prime time movers. Their rates are reasonable - especially for weekend moves. Thanks for a awesome move!
Primetime Movers PortlandPrimetime Movers Portland
Jordan O.
I had a heavy piece of equipment a different moving company was unable to move. Aaron quickly responded and was able to schedule quickly and get the piece moved in
Aaron's moving serviceAaron's moving service
Thumbtack Customer
Very efficient, professional and timely movers. Moved within PDX city limits and these movers were affordable and all of my belongings were treated with care.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Lisa K.
Great moving experience today. Really fun and the two movers were so well tuned in their job that it relieved the stress of the move. I highly recommend this company.
Precision Relocation Services llcPrecision Relocation Services llc
Chad T.
The movers were very helpful, quick and efficient. I would 100% recommend these movers!
Gentle MovingGentle Moving
Nathan W.
These movers were able to get everything in our moving van Tetris style. They were fast, efficient, and friendly. I am definitely using them for our next move!
Hood to Coast Labor & Moving ServicesHood to Coast Labor & Moving Services
Hilary J.
Super disappointing. I booked over a month prior to moving date. Not only did they screw up my move date by confirming a whole month too early but rescheduled my move time by 7 hours 22 hours prior to my moving date. Moving is stressful enough without this crap. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Emily S.
Quality moving service, but nothing special. Last minute one of the movers decided not to show up so the move overall took longer than expected. Another mover showed up a little late delaying the start time. Nothing was broken or damaged and the two movers and driver were very friendly. But considering the per-hour cost I was expecting more.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Thumbtack Customer
PDX Premier College Movers did an outstanding job on our move! They were professional, reliable and got the job done quickly. Their time estimate for the move was right on. All our furniture, boxes and fragile items were treated accordingly and made it to our new place without a hitch. On top of that, the crew that moved us were really friendly and nice people! I would definitely recommend PDX Premier College Movers for your next move.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Taner A.
Great people to work with, the movers were very efficient and safely move all furniture and boxes.
Miracle Man MoversMiracle Man Movers
Thumbtack Customer
QAR Movers did an excellent job moving a 2000 lb safe. They were innovative and friendly.
SET’S G-HandymanSET’S G-Handyman
Lisa B.
These movers did a fantastic job on our move! We were amazed at how quickly they moved and yet handled all of our belongings with care. They were friendly and professional. Highly recommended!
Miracle Man MoversMiracle Man Movers
Karen T.
Good movers!
Less Stress Moving LLCLess Stress Moving LLC
Ashley L.
My movers were great! They were on time and very careful when packing my belongings and moving them in/out of my residence. They were friendly and made moving a stress-free process!
Precision Relocation Services llcPrecision Relocation Services llc
Ashwin G.
Great experience moving with Brent and Devon. They were clean, on time professional and did good swift moving.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Responsive, professional movers that take great care of me and my stuff for a 7-hour move yesterday!
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Karena S.
Joshua with Gentle Movers was professional and courteous. He and Jesse, the other mover, were understanding and accommodating of all the crazy that was happening with my move. They went above and beyond to help me and priced everything I added on at the end more than fairly. I highly recommend Gentle Movers for any moving job, large or small, and am grateful I found them on Thumbtack!
Gentle MovingGentle Moving
Qin H.
Miller’s moving is the BEST moving company I ever had. Professional and high quality. 1. Protected everything great 2. Communication is smooth. 3. Nice person and take care of our stuff 4. On time and move forward immediately Highly recommended anyone need moving. They are the best.
Miller's Moving Company LLCMiller's Moving Company LLC
Nancy Z.
They were on time. Called ahed to let us know they were on their way. Crisp communication from the movers and the office. They do not move plants FYI. The move was handled well and no time was wasted. It was an excellent experience.
Primetime Movers PortlandPrimetime Movers Portland
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