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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Pawtucket movers
Briana W.
Really nice, Quality moving, fast moving, would highly recommend
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
2 movers did great job
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Alisha V.
Very professional! Had an amazing experience with this company! Any moves in the future I will absolutly use them again and will also be recommending them!!! Answered all my questions, re-moved things I wanted to try in different places without hesitation, they were fast but careful, excellent communication between the 3 I had for my move to make sure everything was taken and arrived safely. As stressful as moving can be they made it much easier!!!
Andrea P.
I had a great experience with Aable Moving, who we hired to move a spinet piano. First, John was very responsive -- providing me with a quote very quickly and promptly answering/returning my calls. He and his crew showed up exactly in the window they estimated and moved our spinet piano efficiently and with no damage to our home or the piano. John is also very personable and great to work with. I highly recommend this moving company!
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Thumbtack Customer
These movers were efficient, courteous, and very careful with handling all of our furniture and boxes. I really appreciated how attentive they were, asking me to check each room, more than once, to make sure they got everything I wanted moved. I highly recommend this moving company! They were excellent!
Thumbtack Customer
I realize that my review is quite late as I moved at the end of April 2016! I hired Eduardo to move me in Pawtucket, RI. Him and his assistant came as scheduled and moved me a few miles away to a new apartment in just a few hours. Definitely very professional, friendly and most of all, protective of my belongings! Yes, I would most definitely recommend H-Movers and would hire them again without question!
Thumbtack Customer
It took a few tries to schedule a moving time, as they wanted to schedule short term and I am not always immediately available for contact. Once we set a date they arrived on time and moved the piano with no problems.
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Thumbtack Customer
The whole team did a great job from start to finish. The scheduling process was fast and easy and they were able to move me in less than a week on the specific day I requested. The day of the move the team was professional and personable. They also work efficiently as to not "milk the clock". I would definitely suggest H to anyone looking for help moving. The price was very good for the quality of work and service provided.
Emory H.
First time using DA Family Moving and they did an amazing job!!! Highly recommend. Fast, professional packers that loaded my POD in 2 hours. Great price and friendly movers! Would definitely use again and recommend to family and friends 👍
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Edwin G.
The movers were very polite and professional. I was pleased with the service and I would recommend to anyone!!!
Dima M.
Hired to move a fridge between homes. Super responsive and reasonable pricing. Would hire again.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hard-working, fast, professional. I'm very happy with the work the team did for my move. Thanks!
Janet Z.
They did a great job to help my moving. I definitely recommend them to anyone who needs relocation. Janet
Jody v.
These guys were awesome, responded quickly and right on time. Got the job done with efficiency and professionalism! I definitely recommend c.j. movers 👍👍
CJ’s express move LLCCJ’s express move LLC
Mary N.
LUMY Moving was amazing! 5/5, I would HIGHLY recommend should anyone I know need movers. They texted when they were 30 min out and arrived well within their arrival window. 2 movers worked quickly and efficiently. They wrapped furniture to ensure it got to its destination safely, too. I cannot speak highly enough about these gentlemen! They weren’t the cheapest in my area, but they were absolutely worth the difference I paid. They were also super responsive when scheduling, getting an estimate, and when I asked questions. They also expertly fit me into a storage unit! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
LUMY MovingLUMY Moving
Jeana D.
Super friendly and professional movers! They did an amazing job with really heavy pieces of furniture. It was a rainy day and they didn't complain once. Really helped make our move more manageable. They even had rug savers to avoid tracking mud through our new apartment. They were the cheapest so I was worried they wouldn't offer the best service, but they completely exceeded our expectations at a great price!
Thumbtack Customer
Geoffrey and Moses were friendly and professional. I was very impressed with the care, efficiency, and pace with which they moved me. Highly recommended for quality service and reasonable cost.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Alison K.
They were fast, efficient, friendly, and reasonably priced. The next time I move - I DEFINITELY want to work with them and I will refer them to everyone I know.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Leah G.
I was really in a bind. Ordered a vanity from Home Depot upon delivery they said they wouldn’t be able to get it upstairs into the bathroom we were renovating so they left it in my dining room. I contacted Stark and was immediately responded to and they accommodated not only the day I needed but the time as well!! They had it up in place in 15-20 minutes. The movers were extremely professional helpful and respectful of property. Highly recommend, if I ever need movers I will 100% be a repeat customer.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Ryder C.
Wish I could give zero stars. They cancelled on me just a few hours before they were supposed to arrive to unload my moving truck. I was already en-route to my destination.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Carolyn N.
Steve, Eduardo and Crawford were EXCELLENT! They worked fast, were very professional and extremely careful with all of my possessions. This move threw them a few curve balls and they smacked it out of the park!! GREAT job guys... highly recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Top notch service and a "can do" attitude from start to finish. Eduardo and his assistant took care of my moving project politely and efficiently. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future and can wholeheartedly recommend his company.
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