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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 Greensburg movers
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful movers!!! would hire again
Don Farr Moving & StorageDon Farr Moving & Storage
Sarah S.
Thanks a ton for your help guys! Did a great job moving me, very professional and hard-working - they never stopped moving. Would definitely recommend them.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Ann H.
This is the 2nd time I’ve used Elite. They were very good, on time, and took very good care in wrapping and moving our furniture. I would highly recommend them for a move.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Denise A.
Moved a really heavy bedroom suite down a turned staircase for a client of mine.
E & A Moving LLC.E & A Moving LLC.
Ann H.
Tim and Chris were very good movers. They wrapped all furniture to be moved. They even tightened our dining room furniture legs on our buffet and china cabinet. I highly recommend using Elite again. Elite pricing was very reasonable.. Again, you won’t go wrong using this company.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Thumbtack Customer
Actual movers were fantastic on both ends of the move. We had a lot of stuff, and only one item was broken at the end of the day. Our only problem was scheduling-- there was a communication hole between our estimator and the dispatch office-- but it all got sorted out and we received all of our items when we had planned on them.
Don Farr Moving & StorageDon Farr Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Make Moves could NOT have done a better job with my move. I had kind of a unique situation where I needed movers to unload Pods and did not actually need anything relocated, but did need some flexibility, because I didn't know what time exactly my Pods would be arriving (their company gives you a 4 hour delivery window). They sent me three guys for two hours on three days, and they did a fantastic job. They took great care of everything I needed unloaded, were very friendly, and did it for a great price. I'd definitely recommend them.
Make Moves LLCMake Moves LLC
Antoinette M.
Very professional, courteous, punctual, and took care of each piece of furniture & boxes. They even made sure not to damage any walls at the place I left and where I moved to.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Barbara H.
Couldn't have been better. In the past we have hired a major mover - never again. Saying that Elite Moving did a much better job is an understatement. You want a company that knows what they are doing and treats your things the way they would want their belongings treated. Not just get it done as fast as possible which means damage. O U T S T A N D I N G and will hire again.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Andrew V.
A++!!! Extremely responsive, professional, and most of all they move furniture well. Fast but very cautious too. You can tell they know what they are doing. I would highly recommend them for anything from a 3 hour to multiple day move. I got a quote from a different company for 4-6 hours and these guys got it done in 2! Do not be afraid of their slightly higher hourly prices - they are actually the cheapest because they are so efficient!
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
Desiree M.
Great guys. Friendly, efficient and adorable. They helped move my mother to a small apartment that is on the third floor. Lots &lots of steps and they managed large heavy furniture. I will be using them again in the future. Thanks guys!
Moving MountainsMoving Mountains
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