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Your burning questions: answered

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. 

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. 

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 Lancaster movers
Thumbtack Customer
My move in day felt like 98 degrees outside. My movers worked so well through the heat moving quickly and carefully.
Movers & Co.Movers & Co.
Molly B.
I moved back in the spring and loved these guys! Moving again and will look to rehire them!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Thumbtack Customer
I really enjoyed their services...will never move without movers again. The only downfall was that they were an hour late for moving because they had a job before mine. But other than that they were great!!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
The move became more complicated that I had anticipated, but through no fault of the movers. They quickly adapted and got it done.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Marty P.
These guys did an excellent job on short notice. Showed up, moved quickly and managed to move everything with care.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers did a fantastic job moving my furniture. Very polite - I would hire them again!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Le H.
The gentlemen who helped me move were on time and industrious. They politely helped me move and did everything I needed them to do. I will be using Moyers Moving Services again, very soon.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Karen K.
Once Kingdom movers arrived they were efficient and careful with the furniture to be moved. They also set up the furniture at its destination.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Brian B.
Reliable Moving and Labor exceeded our expectations. They are friendly and very careful. I recommend this company to anyone looking to move.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Leigh B.
Just finished our move and they were great! They were early and worked so efficiently. Due to their hard work, our move was smooth! Would recommend them and will use them for future moves! Couldn’t ask for more in a company!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a small moving request with some heavy items. Kingdom movers did a great job moving them with no damage to the items or the walls. They were very conscientious in all aspects of the job. I would highly recommend them.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and quick response. Excellent and careful work moving my piano. Highly recommend for anyone needing moving help!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Thumbtack Customer
On 10/31/16, Moving Made Awesome helped us with a local move in Lancaster City. Before the move, they were knowledgeable and honest about what size truck we would need. We chose the 3 person team and everyone was very friendly, professional and hard-working. We had a tight timeline but they were able to make it. Thanks a lot to Moving Made Awesome! They did a great job and we would highly recommend for future moves.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys did a great job, very friendly and accommodating for our move, went above and beyond to help us get the job done, highly recommend using moyer's moving services. Great prices, will definitely use again for future moves
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Darlene Z.
The moving team was courteous and respectful. They worked well together and were very efficient. I would definitely recommend them for moving projects.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Wendy S.
We had to move a piano and Dave and his assistant used extreme caution and care with the move! I would highly recommend them!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Dai-Suzanne M.
I bought a new home and needed help moving over two days. The movers were prompt and speedy and absolutely wonderful! Everyone took wonderful care of my items and nothing was scratched or damaged. I would recommend Moyer Moving to anyone!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Melissa S.
Helped us move with ease!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Kelsy M.
I had the best experience with Moyers! I have now moved twice within the past two months and this was by far the better experience! MOVE WITH MOYERS!!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Heather M.
I chose Reliable Moving because they were always quick to answer my questions, plus the pricing we fair! Reliable Moving showed up on moving day on time and ready to go. I was so impressed with their professionalism. They had my apartment emptied within one hour. Plus, my neighbor noticed how professional they were and asked for their business card. I am so happy I chose Reliable Moving and highly recommend them to others. Thank you Darrell and Mike for a fun and professional move! Heather
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We moved a 4 story city house and the guys were excellent! I would recommend them to anyone. They were more like friends than hired movers.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Alexa S.
Awesome movers, their truck was clean, movers were respectful of my items and very courageous, Nick and Samuel were great. They made sure all my items were protected. The moving coordinator was able to fit me in on his schedule the same day and that saved me from going crazy because the movers I previously scheduled with canceled on last minute notice (I was very aggravated to say the least). I scheduled with Movers & Co and I couldn't be happier. Price was very reasonable. I couldn't recommend them more. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Movers & Co.Movers & Co.
Elliot M.
True professionals. They moved me in quickly and effectively.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Margie N.
I highly recommend Moving Made Awesome! From the initial communication through the day of the move Jay was very responsive and replied to my emails quickly. He confirmed the date and was very easy to work with. I needed to change my moving day and it wasn't a problem. Jesse and Jaimie helped me move and I couldn't have been happier! They arrived on time, were very friendly, very professional and took great care of my items. Nothing was damaged and they kept the move to 3 hours! I will absolutely recommend them to friends and will use them again.
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Aila B.
Wonderful moving company!! I highly recommend! The owner, Darrel and his staff were amazing! Such a pleasure to work with. I will be recommending Reliable Moving as much as I possibly can!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
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