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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for York movers
Thumbtack Customer
Did the move professionally, on time and for the right price unlike professional piano movers.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Terri A.
I was contacted by Tom at A&M friendly movers when I was looking for a mover to help with moving our ReStore product to a warehouse. He was great to work with, reasonable and sensitive to our non-profit status. We were very happy with the moving guys as they were dependable, worked hard and did the job with utmost care. We really appreciate all that A&M Friendly movers did for us and will definitely work with them in the future! We highly recommend A&M Friendly movers!
A & M Friendly Movers MD LLCA & M Friendly Movers MD LLC
Abigail W.
I had to follow up with Van Lewis to confirm the move, then my move had to be rescheduled by them the night before our scheduled move due to a conflict. Overall, nothing to complain about besides just not over the top customer service. They were efficient during the move though! The whole process was quick.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience. We have moved cross country several times and know the deal. These folks moved us more quickly by half than others, and packed everything extraordinarily well. It is seldom with a move that you can say it went better than your wildest expectations....but that was the case. These reviews are for real. Best move ever...
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very quick move and well done.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Nancy T.
Anytime movers were punctual and careful with my things.
Anytime moversAnytime movers
Anthony R.
Great! I would use him to move again!
Piccolo's Friendly MoversPiccolo's Friendly Movers
Daniel C.
They were on-time, well prepared, highly professional, polite, and hard-working. They worked non-stop to make sure that my move went smoothly, even when that meant they were going above and beyond what I would expect from a traditional moving company. I will use this company for my future moves, and recommend you do as well!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Tai W.
They were great in spite of moving items to a 4th floor apartment.
Wingmen Moving, LLC.Wingmen Moving, LLC.
Rania a.
If you are looking to move, gogo and johnson is the go to moving company! They were very professional from the first minute I reached out via thumbtack and throughout the process! Thank you for all your help!
Gogo and Johnson Moving Company LLCGogo and Johnson Moving Company LLC
Wayne S.
Awesome job Would not want to work with a better mover on such a big day
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Dyana R.
The team was very courteous, prompt, efficient, and took great care while handling/moving the large and heavy furniture down our stairs. I'd recommend them to friends, family, or anyone in need of a reliable and trustworthy moving company. I didn't feel stressed at all, during past moves, I would worry the entire time but that quickly faded this time. The guys were great!
Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.Reflections Cleanout & Moving, LLC.
Skyler C.
Very fast, efficient, and professional with the move. The price was worth every cent. Highly recommend.
Rice Bros Moving, LLCRice Bros Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Piano moving from one residence to another. Punctual, pleasant, took good care of the piano.
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Sheila L.
The guys did a excellent job! I would highly recommend them to anyone planning a move
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Josie G.
Dave is super friendly and his team was polite, worked fast, and did a good job. We ended up having a storm for our move and they still completed everything without ruining our carpets and in a timely fashion. We would highly recommend Kingdom Movers!
Kingdom Moving and TransportKingdom Moving and Transport
Lindsay B.
I had a desk moved on very short notice. I needed the desk moved asap and they were able to accommodate my request on a Sunday! The team was prompt, friendly, easy to communicate with and very reliable! I highly recommend them! Thank you very much again.
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Jessica J.
Wonderful experience. The team worked quickly and carefully to get us moved. Would definitely recommend them!
Reliable Moving and Labor LLCReliable Moving and Labor LLC
Sara s.
Monopoly Movers LLC is an great company to work with. They did an awesome job moving our stuff to the new house. They were very careful with our furniture and the house. They were very professional, on time and efficient. We were happy working with them and definitely will work with them again and recommend it to everyone.
Monopoly Movers  LLCMonopoly Movers LLC
Brandon T.
Came out on last minute notice and got everything moved over and installed. Very professional and handled everything.
Proper PoolProper Pool
Bob K.
Very impressive. They moved a pool table from our carport to the basement. Very tight fit. And they did an awesome job!
Kerchner Ground SolutionsKerchner Ground Solutions
Mitchell G.
Your Friends with a Truck arrived promptly, worked quickly, and packed all my belongings with care. After arriving, movers wrapped all the furniture in plastic or moving blankets depending on what was needed. The gentlemen I worked with were polite and of course very helpful. I would definitely recommend Your Friends with a Truck.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Mr Crass and his staff of two men moved our household of three women's belongings. Items were moved from attic, second floor, main floor and garage, including a snowblower, etc. They were very efficient and most courteous. His rate was reasonable and I would definitely hire him again.
Crass HaulingCrass Hauling
Juah T.
Moved and installed our Nordictrack treadmill very quickly. Very nice guys and will be doing business with them again in the near future!
Karen R.
The movers were very professional. They completed the job in a timely manner, and did it well. Would definitely recommend them, as well as use them again.
Already There Delivery Service LLCAlready There Delivery Service LLC
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