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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. 

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 West Chester movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were great and completed the move in less time than originally thought. Movers arrived 45 minutes late but other than that, no complaints.
Moyers Moving ServicesMoyers Moving Services
Karen P.
Dan made my move very easy. I highly recommend Forward Moving!
Forward Moving LLCForward Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very professional, efficient, and careful. They were the best part of our move!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
We were moving from a one bedroom apartment, but had some extra furniture in the basement storage. Dave arrived with two movers and they moved quickly and efficiently. We were very pleased with their service.
Dave's Moving ServiceDave's Moving Service
Rosemary C.
On-Demand was amazing as we had to delay a move for a month, 3 days ahead of move the apt was not ready!! It was totally unexpected and last minute, but On- Demand was understanding and willing to make the delayed moving happen. Great JOB ODM!!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
My experience working with Rose and great nation was fantastic. She was extremely responsive to my questions and concerns and orchestrated a great long distance move. I have moved several times, including international moves, and then was one of my best.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My move took longer than expected because I underestimated the amount of stuff I had. The movers took care of everything. My things were handled gently and the movers made a very difficult day as pleasant as possible.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Movers have to be more efficient and way more cautious when moving furniture. Almost all my furniture got damaged on the way to my new home; chips, dents and scrapes. Did a lousy job moving furniture into new home; left marks and scrapes on my walls. There were 4 movers which was great except they talked too much to each other and it dragged out the time of the move...even with my help! I chose this company because of the estimate but it ended up costing twice as much. I would not recommend this company to anyone!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Michael K.
Miguel and his crew were great to work with on our pool table move. They arrived early on a Saturday and made sure everything was done perfectly. They spent extra time and effort making sure the reassembly was perfect. The table looks and works exactly like it did prior to the move. I definitely recommend FV Moving.
FV MOVING  COMPANYFV MOVING COMPANY
Brad M.
Miguel and crew did a great job moving our pool table. Went above and beyond helping with moving something else too. Very friendly and easy to work with. Would recommend!
FV MOVING  COMPANYFV MOVING COMPANY
Jagdeesh N.
Jide and his team were of great help in our moving. If you just need people to transport stuff quickly and leave, these guys are not for you. These guys took sufficient time to ensure all of our stuff were properly packed and moved to our new place. And any discrepancies during the move are handled professionally. Thanks, Jagdeesh
Moving HandsMoving Hands
James S.
Dave Johnson and his team are hard workers and despite the hot weather they maintain that work ethic. In addition, they are polite and responsive to customer's needs. Dave as the leader is a consummate professional that knows how to move things. He is patient with his team and caring as well. Strongly recommend Dave Johnson/Kingdom Movers and his team for any moving needs, particularly those that require attention to detail. Thanks Dave for the great job with our moving requirements. Jim Stevens
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent Quick and Easy move !! We had to move our Couch and Sofa chair and Dave did it with ease and professionally, he had one more person along with him to carry out the whole job. I would really hire him next time for any future move. Dave and Adam did a great Job. Thank you so much guys
Dave's Moving ServiceDave's Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Dave helped me move to a new apartment and it couldn't have gone better. He and his crew were professional, polite, and efficient. They handled my belongings with care and were done in less than 4 hours. His prices are great and I highly recommend him for any moving need. I will definitely be calling him again next time I move. Thanks Dave!
Dave's Moving ServiceDave's Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
On time, did good move. Only downside is they take cash/check no credit card.
1st Moving Corp.1st Moving Corp.
Kitty Z.
Guys we're great. They were early and didn't call to let me know that was going to happen. Luckily the person I was getting the piano from was home. Other than that they were very efficient and careful in the move of the piano. I would consider this company again for a move.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Eileen C.
The crew did a great job and we were pleased with the work and price. I'd recommend this mover.
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went smoothly and I was impressed by how careful they were when moving 2 pianos!
B&N Piano Sales & Service Inc.B&N Piano Sales & Service Inc.
Barbara M.
Mike is a true professional who I hired to move a dining room set which was handled with the utmost care so that nothing was broken or damaged. He worked with me on the time frame which was short notice. I would highly recommend Mike for my next move.
On It! Moving CompanyOn It! Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Dave arrived on time and carefully packed, moved and unpacked all my furniture. He helped me set things back up in my new home and was a pleasure to do business with. I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone looking for efficient, safe and friendly movers!
Dave's Moving ServiceDave's Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Dave showed up right on time and did a great job moving out things. Joe D
Dave's Moving ServiceDave's Moving Service
Mrs. S.
Very professional. Did a great job of moving a very heavy upright piano. Competitively priced. On time.
Professional Piano MoversProfessional Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Service was great. From planning to the move. The guys were earlier and careful. Would use again in a heartbeat
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Moved from one apartment to another about 11 miles away. Three guys with a decent sized moving truck took great care of my stuff, handled everything carefully, were very fast and efficient. Paid per hour and they did not waste any of that time. Great workers.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Natalie N.
I’ve never hired movers before and so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially at such a reasonable cost. Let me just say I’m not in the habit of leaving reviews, but these men were 100% worth it. I would and will hire them anytime I move. Professional, kind, friendly, very hard working, efficient, masterful eye for angles which really helped with moving a seven foot couch up a narrow stairwell and into the living room. The quality of work was excellent, they were thorough, quick, and glad to adjust furniture etc from one room to another. Specifically I had the pleasure of working with Ebeneezer and Eric. Cheers to them and to the whole team at I Like to Move It; I think they really do! :)
I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)I Like To Move It Move It LLC (Philadelphia)
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