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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.

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 Harrisburg movers
Thumbtack Customer
They moved all of my stuff in a timely matter n very professional I definitely would recommend Keystone moving company to anyone who needs movers
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Andrew G.
We hired Reliable Moving and Labor to move a few pieces of furniture between towns. They were very helpful in making sure the move was as seamless and simple as possible.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
BELLA F.
The two men were organized, experienced and competent. The loading and unloading proceeded swiftly, without delays, but with caution and attention to safety. Darrell and Justin were courteous, responsive and diligent. I had moved several times before using different moving services. The current move with Reliable Moving was the most hassle free I have ever had. Thank You Reliable Moving and Labor LLC!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We used Keystone Moving & Junk Removal for our move from a 6th floor apartment to a two story townhouse. Both Chris and Joey were very professional and did a great job with the move. They worked well with us and made moving day easier than it would have been without them :)
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Andrew S.
Very good move.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Raymond M.
Keystone movers are outstanding! Chris is totally above board and honest. His crew worked hard and took great care moving my furniture being very careful not to scratch any walls. I highly recommend Keystone movers!
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Prakash C.
They are nice and great professionals! They made our move so easy than I thought of. I have worked with several other movers and reliable moving and labors is best I have ever hired. Thank you so much for help!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Nawaz M.
The move was less cumbersome.Experience was great.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Brandon G.
Bob was very professional, reasonably priced, and provided a great service by moving a piano to our home and tuning after the move. He clearly knows his pianos and is very experienced. I would recommend him to anyone looking for piano moving or tuning services.
BOB BARRY PIANO SPECIALIST /  SOUNDSCAPE ARTISTBOB BARRY PIANO SPECIALIST / SOUNDSCAPE ARTIST
Tim T.
The movers where extremely helpful and professional.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Keana L.
Darrel & his fellow mover were super professional, on time, quick, and friendly! His service is amazing & I intend to use Reliable Moving & Labor again in the future!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Sandra S.
I live in Maryland and contacted Chris Gambill, Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, to arrange a move for my elderly brother who lives in Harrisburg, PA. WOW, what a great company to do business with! My brother was moving from one apartment building to another in Harrisburg. Chris and his crew arrived on time and very quickly packed some items my brother had missed and loaded the moving truck. The move to the new building was delayed due to some unforeseen circumstances on my brother's part. However, Chris and his crew waited with my brother and went out of their way to assist him in every way possible. They then quickly moved him into his new apartment and placed his furniture and boxes in place. I highly recommend Keystone to anyone for their moving needs. A very punctual and efficient company with very reasonable rates. My thanks to Chris and crew for a job well done!
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Ryan G.
They did an excellent job! Would recommend to anyone moving.
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Cody M.
Dwayne and his team were excellent. Arrived between the times they said and easily moved our stuff in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this team for your next move.
Already There Delivery Service LLCAlready There Delivery Service LLC
Justin H.
Fantastic. Top notch movers and super nice guys
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
DeFord D.
Darrell responded very quickly to my request for movers and was very communicative in setting up our move. He and his co-worker were efficient, making sure we were on the same page about everything during the move. I would HIGHLY recommend his service and will use them again when we need to!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Nancy M.
They were absolutely amazing! Showed up, moved my sister and made this the most simple move during a hard time in our lives. WE GIVE THEM GOLDSTAR RATING ALL THE WAY.
The Junk TankThe Junk Tank
Missy K.
Very careful moving very heavy furniture up stairs
The Junk TankThe Junk Tank
Mary D.
Great response by the owner, James. Very professional and was able to complete the job in a timely manner. Took great care with the furniture being moved. I would definitely use Reflections Cleanouts and Moving in the future.
Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. We moved from Harrisburg to Mechanicsburg today. Chris and Joe helped us and they are very nice guys. They got everything covered. Would recommend to anyone who need moving service.
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Matthew H.
The personnel at Reliable Moving And Labor LLC live up to their name. They are punctual, fast, thorough and courteous. Also, they handle your belongings with care. I would hire them in a heartbeat for my next move.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Chris of Keystone Moving & Junk Removal in May to see if he had any availability to move me from one apartment to another in June. (I know the spring & summer months can be busy for a moving company) We easily came up with a date that worked for both of us. Chris is very friendly and he and his team are very accommodating. I called a few days before the move just to check in and make sure everything was good, and he made sure to double check his calendar and re-confirmed the move date/time/locations. If you are upfront with what you are asking them to move, there is no guessing with the quote and his prices are VERY reasonable. I did price shop before getting to Keystone Moving and everyone else was outrageously priced. I would much rather support Keystone Moving & Junk Removal as they hit all the marks when it comes to service, price, flexibility, friendliness...the list goes on. They are hard workers and if I ever need their services in the future, I will certainly be a return customer. I highly recommend them! Thanks again guys!!
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
William G.
Move not taking place till Sept 23. Will rate at that point
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Connie R.
Chris and his crew were wonderful to work with. Moving is no fun in the first place but the mover I had lined up bailed on me less than 2 weeks prior to the move so thank goodness for Thumbtack and Chris. Chris was quick to respond and luckily had an opening. They were prompt and professional. They kept things moving and even agreed to an extra stop. They made sure to pad things so that nothing got scratched or broken. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Thanks so much Chris. I will gladly recommend you and if I ever move again you’ll be the first person I call.
Keystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLCKeystone Moving & Junk Removal, LLC
Susan P.
This team was very personable and ready to do all the moving tasks on the list.
Magnificent Mighty Movers LLCMagnificent Mighty Movers LLC
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