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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. 

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 Philadelphia movers
Thumbtack Customer
Albeit the movers were late, which led them to not be able to help me with my packing as promised and the communication with the owner of "Move it, Move it" prior to the move was not as good as I would have hoped (e.g., delayed replies and not managing expectations regarding the timeliness of his movers), I have to admit that when the movers arrived they were extremely apologetic, friendly and efficient allowing me to move my things on time. I would hire "Move it, Move it" again just for the movers.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
on-demand moving was great. The movers were friendly and quick to move everything in and out of the apartments. defibately recommend!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Words cannot express how wonderful these movers were to deal with. From beginning to end everyone was extremely accommodating. The movers where friendly and moved quickly and setting up the entire move was easy and painless. I would recommend On-Demand Moving Service to anyone who wants a affordable worry free move.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Derry W.
They were very punctual! I have moved many times with movers (4 times) and this is the first time the movers actually come in time. I was impressed! And the movers were very professional, they moved everything carefully and they were very patient (even though yesterday was a very hot 90 degrees day). Finally the payment was a breeze, we can pay via Venmo, which is convenient. The arrangement for the move was also straightforward. Art from "I like to move it move it" messaged us with quotes in Thumbtack and we exchanged text messages for details. He was very responsive to our queries. Thanks Art and send our thanks to the guys who help us move! We'll definitely use "I like to move it move it" again when we move.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Megan M.
Smooth Moves was very helpful in getting my move booked. During the move they were very efficient, and not a scratch on anything!
Smooth MovesSmooth Moves
Michelle Z.
Amazing efficient seamless work by “let’s move it move it”
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very efficient and professional. It was a perfect move!!!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Fred M.
Needed items moved from my house. Contacted I like to move it move it and they were there that same day!! Quick and professional.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
DARRELL W.
My wife and I are so glad we trusted our move with Asap Movers NJ. The team was professional, taking a lot of stress off us. They were on time and provided excellent value. They took great care of our valuable family items. I don't believe any other mover could have made our move as smooth as Asap Mover NJ. We have highly recommended Asap Movers NJ to a couple of close friends who are in the process of moving. I encourage you to let ASAP Movers NJ manage your next move.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Ken H.
On-Demand Moving Services provided a quality work for my moving.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Kiran N.
The most peaceful move i ever had. Great Move it Team..
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Madhura M.
On Demand Moving Services helped me move from Philadelphia to NYC. The movers were punctual and efficient. They disassembled and assembled my furniture without any problems and also helped to move them to the right spots. They are real pros.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Hoot’s R.
This company was the most responsive with no-nonsense pricing who accommodated a SAME DAY move as if we had been scheduled for weeks!! The movers were enthusiastic, enjoyable to work with, and lots of fun in the end. I’m an Airbnb host and have moved many times; I will be asking for the same great TEAM to work with me when I move again. 5 gold stars for I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Kerry F.
I Like to Move It Move It responded quickly and had no hidden fees. I paid exactly what I was told I would be charged, which I'd like to note was very reasonable. The movers showed up and finished on time, were very professional and flexible (I changed the appointment time just a day before the move). During the move, one piece of furniture chipped which they brought to my attention - but the chip was already there before the move. I appreciated the fact they brought it up. Everything else they moved remained in good condition. I would highly recommend these movers!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
The crew was punctual and accommodating; but it took three movers almost three hours to move boxes that were recently moved by two persons in about the same amount of time.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Elizabeth H.
I had a perfect experience with I Like to Move it Move it! Would definitely recommend!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
Very good movers. I would recommend to anyone who needs moving help.
On-Demand Moving Services - PAOn-Demand Moving Services - PA
Helen X.
Best decision I made during my move. The movers were punctual, quick, and friendly. They made the move a lot less stressful. I would highly recommend!
Boatwright Moving & HaulingBoatwright Moving & Hauling
Judy M.
I Like To Move It Move It was great. I needed their help loading up a storage pod and they were efficient and quick. Will definitely use them for any future moves!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Sean H.
My move was done much faster than was originally quoted and movers were excellent
On-Demand Moving Services - PAOn-Demand Moving Services - PA
Patricia D.
We could not have asked for better movers. The contact person Art took care of all of the details. This was a last minute booking. The day befoe the move our plans fell through so we were greatful to find a company to move us. The two movers were extremely nice and professional. They accommodated our timeline and went out of their way to try to move a piece of furniture that was really hard to move down a narrow staircase. They had the best attitude and worked as a team. It's refreshing to see such great customer service despite the difficulty of that kind of work. Would recommend I like to Move It Move It to everyone, A special shout out to our two movers... Ebenezer and Alex ! PATRICIA 7.8.17
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Denise W.
The movers where here to work. They moved the house with no complaints and with the utmost care of my items. I would recommend On-Demand moving and would use them again. Have no complaints.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Tyler N.
Had a great experience using I Like to Move it Move it help my wife and I move into our new home. I would definitely use them again!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Djuana R.
I would absolutely use "I like to Move it Move it" for all future moves. Art scheduled the move promptly, was flexible when I needed a change, and asked for appropriate detail so the best move team could be selected. Ebenezer and Derrick were more than polite, efficient, and talented. They worked smoothly and diligently disassembled several larger items for best transport. I am a very satisfied customer. Thank you team Move it, and a very special thank you for accommodating me on a move from PA to NJ!
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Jerome S.
This company is owned by James, he manages and runs the moving team. He works efficiently on packing and moving. I would use their services again if I have to move or If I need to move something, he is responsive and know what he id doing an A+ Service. 👌🏻
Country Fit Movers, LLC.Country Fit Movers, LLC.
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