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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. 

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. 

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.

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 West Linn movers
Sam T.
Casey Movers are the best movers we have ever had. They moved a heavy sleep sofa and took great care in wrapping it and then moving it . They are professionals and we highly recommend them.
Caseys Movers, LLCCaseys Movers, LLC
Jonathan C.
Above and beyond. Moved appliances and hooked them up for me at the place they moved to. Will use again!
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Tasnoova A.
Awesome moving company - looking forward to our 2nd move with the company. On time, professional, and easy communication.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Julie M.
All aspects of the move were excellent from set up of moving date to the move. Actually hired them twice since we needed to have things in storage for awhile. Very careful with mom's things! And just nice guys! Hire them - that will make your move less stressful.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Moving is a stressful time, and when things go awry on moving day it can be frustrating. But, when things do go awry the most you can hope for is great customer service and that is what I experienced with PDX Premier College Movers. We had some communication issues compounded by terrible weather the day of the move, but Kathryn was extremely responsive to my feedback and made things right very quickly! All of that aside, the two movers who did the move were great - polite, hardworking and a pleasure to have help us on a stressful day!
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Melody L.
I was really impressed with 503 and their customer service attitude. I needed to change my day of moving and they were very accommodating. I appreciated the close loop communication so there wasn’t any miss communication. They moved our house quickly and efficiently and did it with smiles on their faces. I couldn’t have asked for better movers and the experience was swift and tear free :) thanks again for helping us and making it a stress free moving day.
503 Moving Labor Services llc503 Moving Labor Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
Had a terrific moving experience with Brian and Matt. We had some difficult furniture moves and they were pulled off without a ding. My highest of recommendations to these folks.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They came out the next day. They moved incredibly fast, literally running quite often. Great attitudes and smiling the whole time. CJ and Rhonda were my movers. They were awesome. Definite recommend.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Julia T.
Three movers arrived on time for the move and did an outstanding job. I moved five townhouses down and added more stairs which they handled with ease. Instead of using the truck, they walked everything over in the middle of a heavy rain storm. They were personable, professional, and very efficient. The price was good too. I wasn't nickeled and dimed for every little thing either. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Simon K.
Right on time, smooth move of a heavy vanity, great work and reliable. Top notch experience
bOcOgO LLCbOcOgO LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Punctual, profession, and incredibly quick. They did such a great job. I highly recommend Cherish Moving.
Cherish Moving LLCCherish Moving LLC
Susan C.
They really did a great job moving very heavy items without any damage. Thank you!
503 Moving Labor Services llc503 Moving Labor Services llc
KC D.
I can't say enough about my experience with supportive Services moving. The team was professional, hard working, and worth every penny. My family and I had a difficult task of also moving a large sized play structure from our backyard. Randy and his team took apart the structure, moved it to our new property, hiked it up a large hill, and put it back together for us. This is one example of how this team works for their customers. I would use them again in a heart beat.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I can't say enough positive things about these guys! They are great when you have just a few things to move. In our case, we wanted to move items among 5 locations and they were so polite and professional. I will probably hire them again soon as we are cleaning out my mom's house and distributing items to various friends and relatives. They work quickly and got all our items moved within the 2-hour minimum, including a trip to donate items to Good Will.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a piano moved down 5 stairs to another room. Though initial communication with Robert was a bit fragmented because I don't text and don't have a camera on my phone, we finally talked on the phone and got the job lined up within my time frame. Initially, I thought the cost was a bit high for 10 minutes' work ($120), I'm sure the gas, overhead and assistance (1 helper) was fair since I could not do the job myself. In comparing other movers, Robert's price was very reasonable. He and Luis showed up, took care in moving my piano, and it was very quick and easy. I would hire Moving with Ease again. Thank you, LJ
moving with ease
Meghan G.
Fantastic movers and worth every cent! Very professional and got the job done quickly and very well. Highly recommend.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had heavy, hard to maneuver furniture and they moved it fast. They padded and wrapped the furniture and then strapped it in the truck (which was large) to protect it.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Brent and Brian were AWESOME!!!! They were friendly, fast, hard working and so careful with my things. They outshone the high priced name brand company I used last time and I will be sure to call on PDX Premier College Movers for all future moves. Communication was always quick too as we worked to set up times and my questions were always answered to my satisfaction. The actual cost was within $35 of the bid and under $400. A real bargain compared to my last move. :-) I moved from a 2nd story condo in West Linn to a ground floor smaller condo in Tigard. It took 3.5 hours for them to load the truck, drive here and unload it. That was 2 hours less than the name brand company who moved me 3 miles from a 2nd story apt to a 2nd story condo with 3 men and charged me over $500. You cannot go wrong this company, they are responsive, positive, quality hard workers. I am very, very happy!!!
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Travis t.
I am updating the review based on follow-up with the promised Amazon $50 gift card. While the guys who did the moving were great, I'll have to say the advertisement on providing the gift card never came through, and that the price advertised online is not what I was charged. I paid $95 per hour despite the $70 advertised price and was told there was a 3-hour minimum, but the movers were very efficient and finished in 2 hours which I was happy with. However, after 4 weeks the promised $50 Amazon gift card never arrived despite texting and messaging Josh several times. The movers were good, just disappointed in the overall customer service that was promised. In hindsight, I would recommend using a credit card to pay and don't pay with cash as I did because with a card you can dispute the promised services which were advertised and not delivered on. Roy and Quinn were the two movers who helped out, they were prompt and very professional. They were very careful moving our huge dining room hutch out, and also did a great job of placing things in a great space-saving area! They went above and beyond and moved anything else I needed while they were there, really helpful! Really great crew!
Gentle Touch Moving LLCGentle Touch Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for coming through for us, even when we changed the date to one when everyone else was closed you offered to help - This is very much appreciated, more than you can imagine! The guys were on time, friendly, worked hard and had this small move done in a jiffy. I will recommend you to anyone who needs a moving company ~ Have a Happy and Prosperous 2015
Cherish Moving LLCCherish Moving LLC
Travis t.
Stumptown was very professional and they did a text reminder and follow up email after reserving. They were on time, very friendly and did a great moving job! Would definitely use them again, thanks Stumptown!
Stumptown MoversStumptown Movers
Seamus B.
Came for a very last minute move of a couple very heavy pieces of furniture. The guys were very pleasant, quick working, and careful with out home and property. We would HIGHLY recommend them and will use them again!
Rosco'sRosco's
Nancy B.
Kathryn and Brent and crew were very responsive and reasonably priced. Even when things were changing, they were flexible and helpful Their crew was polite and respectful, while being quick and efficient! I would definitely recommend them for your local move.
PDX Premier College Movers LLCPDX Premier College Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were early and ready to go.I appreciated that very much.They were attentive and took care with all of my things.Since my back is not what it used to be I really benefited from their help.I would not hesitate to use your services again.Hopefully I will not have to move again soon though.Melanie
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I'm really disappointed. The two movers they sent were nice and worked hard with no breaks, but they did not seem to have the equipment to do the move properly. They struggled a lot and the move took a lot longer than it should have. They lifted my couch by the armrest and ended up separating part of the armrest from the couch requiring repair. They wanted to take the couch and have one of their people repair it, but I did not want to lose use of my couch nor did I want just anyone repairing it when it was a special made couch. I wanted to use the company who made the couch so I knew it would be properly repaired. They agreed to this and said I could send them the invoice ($95) and they would reimburse me. I never got reimbursed. I thought at first that they didn't reimburse me because part of my address was wrong, but I corrected it and still never got a check. That is disappointing, I'm out $95, and therefore I cannot recommend this company. All they had to do was follow through and my review would have been better. They did resolve the issue by going above and beyond by mailing $50 more then the cost of the couch repair. Wanted to thank them for resolving the issue.
Supportive Services MovingSupportive Services Moving
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