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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 Reading movers
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for helping us move! The three gentlemen were very polite and professional while being dedicated to the move the entire time. There was no milking of the move to cost us anymore money. Would definitely recommend and will be using them in the future for moves! You won't be disappointed when using Moving Made Awesome LLC!
Moving Made Awesome, LLCMoving Made Awesome, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
From start to finish, the movers kept on moving and worked incredibly hard in the not so cool weather. Thanks Moyers for making the move easy and virtually stress free!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time, moved everything in the time estimated, and the guys did a great job.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Lyn M.
I would highly recommend On-Demand movers, they were courteous, hard workers and very professional.. Move was completed quickly and at a very reasonable cost.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Shontel J.
James and team was very professional and on time to get my move on the way. Quick and awesome. First time ever hiring movers. Glad I made this awesome choice to hireReflection Cleanout & Moving. Thanks for my first time experience James. You ROCK
Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.
Judy K.
Dan and his crew(unfortunately can't remember the other names) arrived early. Hard workers. Wrapped everything. Very careful with family antiques. Moved everything to where I wanted it. I have always moved myself with family assistance. Having these guys made my move very stress free. Hope they are still in business when I am ready to move again.
Forward Moving LLCForward Moving LLC
Janet K.
Quick response and reasonable quote for moving a piano to another town. Movers were polite and careful at both ends of the job. Entire Thumbtack experience was easy.
Professional Piano MoversProfessional Piano Movers
Cathleen S.
Would highly recommend Forward Moving.
Forward Moving LLCForward Moving LLC
Sreenath J.
The best quality and costly affordable movers ever.
Top Notch Moving & Storage
Abigayle S.
Highly recommended!! Made my move the easiest yet !
Dolly Llama Moving Co.Dolly Llama Moving Co.
Christina w.
If I could give 0 I would I’m very disappointed the day of the move seems the movers just bailed on us now I’m stuck with a big issue on my hands
Wingmen Moving, LLC.Wingmen Moving, LLC.
Stacey K.
Friendly guys. Wrapped vanity well for move. Thanks!
Big Men MoversBig Men Movers
Tucker m.
Big Ben Movers were great! They’re very friendly hard workers. Would definitely use them again. Call them for your moving needs. You’ll be glad you did!
Big Men MoversBig Men Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went smooth. Movers showed up on time. Everyone was fast friendly and helpful. I had a complicated bed that they worked with me on. Priced very well. Will definitely use again for my next move.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved from one apt to another within the same complex. The movers from Moyers we're professional, strong, hardworking young men. They got the job done in no time and nothing got damaged or bumped in the process.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Crystal S.
Country Fit Movers have been very responsive when being messaged. They are scheduled to move me next weekend. I have no doubts from reading their previous reviews and by their professionalism via messaging. I look forward to working with them.
Country Fit Movers, LLC.Country Fit Movers, LLC.
Rachel H.
The experience from start to finish was great. Emily is amazing at understanding what you need... and Mike and Chad who helped with the move were equally so. This company is professional and very family- oriented. I felt like it was my family helping me move. Great experience all around! This company offers so many services as I found out during the move. Definitely will be using them again! A++++++
Kane and Family MoversKane and Family Movers
Crystal N.
This was the easiest nicest move I’ve ever experienced. The guys from Moyers were professional, quick, and responsible. Everything was wrapped up and protected for the trip. The move everything in and out in the specific rooms. Assembled all the furniture. Josephine in the office is so nice and helpful. I had a last minute change and she handled it with no problem and even had me laughing. I’ve already recommended this company to a friend who is moving.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Stephen S.
These guys did it all. They were right on time, friendly and very professional. They went right to work and moved everything quickly. They took special care to not damage anything as well as not leaving dirt behind at the new place. All at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend Moyer’s to anyone contemplating moving. I will certainly use them again should I find the need to move again in the future. Thanks Moyer’s.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
They were very courteous, professional and I enjoyed having them move my belongings.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Trudy B.
They were very professional. Arrived and moved everything quickly and carefully. Extremely happy with there work.
ABC Services in 123 LLCABC Services in 123 LLC
Joanna F.
The two gentlemen that helped with my move were on time, polite and worked fast. They did me a huge favor by taking out some furniture for trash in addition to moving all of my furniture from point A to point B. This was obviously something they did not have to do and I am super appreciative they helped me with that. I was definitely satisfied with the work of these two gentlemen and would recommend them to others needing a moving service.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Kim S.
First, Josephine was very helpful with answering all my questions and setting things up for me. On the day of my move, I had a great experience with the movers. They were friendly, careful, and hard-working. They finished just under the 3 hour minimum, which was great!
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Andrew R.
Great work from the 3 men who helped me move, would highly recommend
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am so happy I found Kingdom Movers. Other companies gave me inflated estimates that included all types of extra fees but I chose Kingdom Movers because they were the first to give me an honest and affordable estimate. They stood by their estimated price and did an outstanding job.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
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