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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Norristown movers
Lacey F.
My previous experiences with movers was not very positive. I was pleased to have a much better experience with George. He was great with answering emails leading up to the moving day and communicated thoroughly on the actual moving day. He even offered to move some extra boxes that I didn’t originally include in the moving estimate, which saved me a lot of time and energy from moving it myself.
Georges Moving Cleaning CompanyGeorges Moving Cleaning Company
Ashley O.
This moving company is excellent! They were professional, accommodating, careful and finished moving everything in record time! I had a large commercial grade elliptical that they had to move into a basement which was not an easy task, but they seemed to be able to do this without difficulty. If I ever need to move again I will be using them and highly recommend them to others.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Hazel m.
The two movers arrived on time, did excellent work, both moving the furniture and re=assembling it for us. They were helpful, efficient and professional.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
Perfect movers! Highly recommend them!
Revell Moving Co.Revell Moving Co.
Denisha H.
Move was completed efficiently, professionally, and fast!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Vik T.
I had a great experience working with them. Art was very responsive and arranged for my move the same day. Darren and Dimitrius the movers were very courteous, skillful, fast and helpful. I will use them again for of my moving needs. I highly recommend them.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Victor J.
The movers were very respectful, efficient and caring.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Harry D.
The two movers were friendly and professional. They moved a set of five pieces of modular furniture up a narrow 10 step staircase and through two narrow doorways without making a sound. They moved the entire contents of my basement into a PODS in my driveway in a little under one hour . Hardworking and respectable.
A & M Friendly Movers MD LLCA & M Friendly Movers MD LLC
Benjamin C.
I scheduled to move with them but they never showed up. When I called them it took them half an hour to figure out that they couldn't get down either of the streets where I was moving. They probably should have told me that before I scheduled the move and they took my money.
A & A Professional Movers, LLC.A & A Professional Movers, LLC.
Ryan F.
They moved some large heavy furniture. They did a great job and was very careful and respectful of the furniture. I will be using them again on another move upcoming. Great service and great price
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Julia M.
Having to move a family of 7 was a very big project that I didn't look forward to doing it. Juan come over to my house and did a visual estimate and understood, I was on a tight budget and was very happy they were able to move me at affordable cost! They were absolutely great! Thank you for helping us move!
Dhruv B.
Had a great experience with Terrence and team ! Though the move was not easy due to moving lot of items through tight spaces , they worked tirelessly through the day and got it done ! Would recommend them to all !
New Beginning’s Moving & HaulingNew Beginning’s Moving & Hauling
Kelley e.
The crew arrived promptly, completed our move quickly and efficiently.
Randy M.
Movers were excellent. Very careful with all of my belongings.
Toro MoversToro Movers
Joshua N.
I typically don’t write reviews but I had to for this company. Everything involving the actual move/moving was efficient. The two guys handled all of my fragile items with care. My bed was put together rather quickly and they were patient with where I wanted all of my furniture set up (I am indecisive lol). The only negative thing was the scheduling process. I didn’t like how I scheduled the move a month in advance only to have it confirmed a day before the scheduled move. I’d rather pay a deposit early knowing I’ll be moving on the day I chose rather than having my move up in the air for a month. However, Art was quick to answer any questions I had surrounding my scheduled time. It’s a small business so I learned to understand. Definitely choose them for your move! It’s rare to find a reasonable price with quality service these days.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Akash M.
These guys are very professional. They came on time and had no issues loading and unloading whatever we asked them to load and unload. Super clean and smooth move. Highly recommend them to anybody looking to make a move.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Tamera J.
Extremely fair pricing. The scheduler (and I) estimated that the job would take far less time than it actually did (4 hrs vs. 9 hrs!) and had booked my moving crew for another job later in the day. I had more boxes than expected and several large furniture pieces that had to be unassembled and re-assembled taking more time than I realized. But he sent over a 3rd guy at no extra charge and got the job done. Ebineser, the head of the moving crew, did a fantastic job in a difficult situation. He made sure things were done right even though he was being rushed and still went to the 2nd job after 9 hours of moving me! I highly recommend "I Like To Move It Move It" movers.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Alex R.
A&M helped us with a holiday move on very short notice. Tom was very helpful and polite on the phone and was always quick to respond. Our move couldn't have gone any smoother and Desmond and James went above and beyond for us. They moved quickly, didn't leave a scratch, and they were extremely friendly. We would definitely use and recommend this company in the future.
A & M Friendly Movers MD LLCA & M Friendly Movers MD LLC
Matthew W.
Best movers I have ever dealt with. They were quick and efficient.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Baskar S.
These people are awesome. They arrived on time and didn't waste a minute. We had a 3 bed apartment and they moved all our stuff in less than 3 hours. Highly recommend and will go with them again for another future move.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Mohit A.
Streefree move with these people. On time, responsive and professional. Took great care of stuff.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Brett P.
Movers were extremely easy to work with and very friendly! Most importantly, they did a fantastic job!! Truck was big enough for the entire haul and the 2 men on the job were great. Couldn’t have had a better mover. Thank you Toro!!
Toro MoversToro Movers
Ashley F.
Movers were very nice and worked quickly. Would definitely recommend and use again.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Vernetta R.
My move was smooth and done well. Both gentlemen were very respectful and courteous.
Jason A.
I would leave 6 stars if I could! I highly recommend. Lanre is an outstanding project manager, his customer service skills are top notch and he even drove the moving truck! He does it all! His pricing model is very fair and easy to understand. There were no hidden or unexpected charges, everything is listed line by line on the estimate and invoice. Being this is the first time I’ve ever used a moving service I had some questions. Lanre scheduled a time for a call and afterwards I was confident I not only did the right thing by hiring movers, but definitely by hiring On-Demand movers. His crew were all professionals, thorough, plus work well and fast as a team. My move was a challenging one because we had to stop at 2 places, a condo and a storage unit, but they were able to fit and arrange everything on the truck so that it was easily and quickly unloaded. I’m glad I used them for my move, you will be too.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
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