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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 Plum movers
The movers were very professional, punctual and did a great job! :) Scheduling, moving and the after move billing was all smooth sailing. Thank you.
Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)
Pavithra I.
Did a great job with the moving. Will recommend it to anyone looking for good movers!
GE Logistic Solutions 1GE Logistic Solutions 1
Thumbtack Customer
I scheduled my move 48 hours before move-out. Make Moves LLC accommodated my last minute request and scheduled an afternoon move on my intended move date. I was told the morning move scheduled before me may run late, but I would be notified of the status. True to his word, Matt called me several times throughout the morning to provide status updates. Matt personally came to my apartment to assist with the move and provided nothing but a professional and courteous environment. Make Moves LLC exceeded my expectations for a move-out and I plan to use their services again in the future. Professional, affordable, and efficient sums up Make Moves LLC. -Bill
Make Moves LLCMake Moves LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers did a great job moving our stuff and setting up the furniture.
GE Logistic Solutions 1GE Logistic Solutions 1
Alyson L.
The three movers were very careful and trustable with our piano. They took their time to think through the move and then worked with precision to move the piano down the stairs.
Apollo MovingApollo Moving
Thumbtack Customer
No one available for my move, had to rent a U haul and move it myself
Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thumbtack Customer
Specialized Moving Services were reliable and extremely helpful! They moved everything carefully, and took care to make sure none of our furniture was damaged during the move.
Specialized Moving ServicesSpecialized Moving Services
Jean G.
The movers were polite and efficient. They showed up on time, and the move went smoothly.
Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mark A.
Great company to work with. Moving is such a hassle. The team facilitated a seamless move for us.
2 Men Labor2 Men Labor
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from Pittsburgh to just west of Cleveland. It was so easy to schedule this move and when our closing dates were moved, Eko moves was so accommodating! They were very understanding and it was an all around excellent crew! Communication was wonderful from everyone at Eko. I would highly recommend Eko Movers. Thank you
Eko Movers of PAEko Movers of PA
Seth W.
I hired The Home Team for a local move. There was initially a problem when one of the movers didn't show up, but the one mover who did show up -- Jacob -- was really helpful and professional. One of the managers, Dave, stepped in and helped with the rest of the move. Dave immediately refunded me and made sure the move was a success. It ended up being one of the smoothest moves I've ever had. The Home Team for the win!
The Home TeamThe Home Team
Thumbtack Customer
Moving coolers went pretty well with this friendly guy. Will surely hire these guy for moving
Moore's Hauling & Snow Removal LLCMoore's Hauling & Snow Removal LLC
Krissy H.
My husband was extremely happy! They helped this move so much! It was a Pitt campus move from one apartment to another! This move will happen again, and we will use this company!
Westmoreland Movers LLCWestmoreland Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Make Moves LLC was wonderful from start to finish. Matt spoke to me in-depth on the phone about my moving needs to make sure he had a clear understanding of the inventory involved and any difficulties his movers might encounter. At the time of my move, Make Moves LLC only required a 2-hour moving minimum, while most other companies I talked to required 4 hours. Since my move was a smaller one, I definitely appreciated the 2-hour option! The day of the move, Make Moves LLC called me a half-hour prior to their arrival. They were on-time, friendly, professional, and got my move done in the 2-hour window we had discussed. They went above and beyond by doing the full re-assembling of my bed and carrying extra boxes up the stairs in my new location. I would highly recommend Make Moves LLC for a hassle-free move that does not break the bank. Thanks to your team!
Make Moves LLCMake Moves LLC
Maureen H.
The movers did not move everything that needed to be moved. It's too bad that one has to babysit them to make sure that all items were moved. One person neglected to follow directions to move boxes from my third floor, which required asking my family to move stuff for me. The basement was totally overlooked, and they quit early. I realize the day's heat was brutal, but they did not work the entire 4 hours, even though I paid for 4 hours.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Brian K.
Not moved yet
GE Logistic Solutions 1GE Logistic Solutions 1
Thumbtack Customer
The move was okay. Their first job ran over so our move started late. We have additional items to move but no one returned our calls. We will be looking for another company to finish the job. Other than that, they were professional and moved furniture witour breaking any item.
GE Logistic Solutions 1GE Logistic Solutions 1
Curt W.
Fantastic Service. E&A moving were punctual and professional. I highly recommend them for your moving needs!
E & A Moving LLC.E & A Moving LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony, Mike and Olaf (?) are the most amazing movers and made this moving extravaganza so much easier. I would highly recommended E&A Moving to anyone. They were awesome!!! Thanks again guys! I appreciate it!
E & A Moving LLC.E & A Moving LLC.
Vivian F.
The two movers are very professional and polite. They did a great job and I would highly recommend the helpful hands for moving.
Helpful HandsHelpful Hands
Joann F.
A good experience with these movers.
Westmoreland Movers LLCWestmoreland Movers LLC
Patrick P.
Great moving experience. However, SEVERAL of my furnishings were damaged in the move and the owner has yet to rectify the problem.
Elite moving companyElite moving company
Great team of movers!
Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)Bellhops Moving (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were super efficient and fast... Careful with my furniture. The office staff changed the price after movers were done. They tried to charge me additional hour despite the agreement to charge for time movers were there. They finally agreed to charge for hour and half as I had no time to argue during a busy hectic moving day.
DFF Dumpsters & Junk Removal EST 1959DFF Dumpsters & Junk Removal EST 1959
Alan L.
Great choice for moving. I did local moving with them, very efficient and professional. Great value as well. I compared its quote for my moving against a few and this one was the best value option hands down.
2 Men Labor2 Men Labor
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