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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 Warwick movers
Jenelle W.
Good moving company very efficient. I hired them to do a long distance move, and the price was great. Three movers on the move out, two at the move-in. They were very professional and hard working. Thanks guys!
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent movers. I would highly recommend H-Movers. They were professional, friendly, and really hustled. They were very careful with the furniture, and the move was completed in a timely manner. Thank you H Movers.
Thumbtack Customer
The three gentlemen that moved me recently were amazing! The were very polite and professional. They were gentle in moving our furniture! I highly recommend H-Movers!
Joan B.
I had a small piano moving job and they responded quickly, gave an extremely reasonable estimate. I called Wednesday for Friday move, and they were able to take care of it. The piano was moved in seconds, with care and expertise. Would use again.
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Chan S.
The movers were punctual and very efficient. The two guys completed the move much more quickly than I expected. They were courteous and professional and the value for the service is icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend booking them for your moving needs!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Cody B.
I would higher recommend these movers
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Karen D.
I could not have asked for a better crew. They were courteous, efficient and careful. My move went smoothly. I highly recommend H-Movers!
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and Derek were outstanding! They made my move quick, easy and painless. I definitely would hire them again for any future moves!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient, friendly, responsive and careful. Perfect move, thanks!
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Here2haul and they did a fantastic job moving our stuff out to our new place. They were dedicated and quick. They moved our 1 bedroom apartment is under 2 hours.
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Dylan M.
They were excellent, most efficient movers I've ever hired.
David J.
Great moving company. Professional and timely. Would highly recommend!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Frankie T.
This is my second time working with John for moving a piano. I would not call anyone else. Excellent communication, I knew exactly what was going at all time. Piano was moved at exact time he said
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Danika H.
I was beyond impressed with Top Concierge. They arrived early, got right to work, and made the most of everyone’s time. The movers were kind, funny and so helpful. I would highly recommend this company to anyone that is moving In the near future!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Camille M.
The experience with H-movers was absolutely perfect!!! From start to end I new everything that was happening. They took great care of my belongings!! Everyone was very nice and professional. When I need to move again I will hire them again.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and knowledgable about moving... Would recommend to anyone look for great service.
Jim J.
John and his team were on time and professional. They took great care in moving our piano at a very fair price.
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Thumbtack Customer
Punctual, Professional and Polite! USE H-MOVERS! I can't tell you how happy I am with the job Eduardo and his team did. They went over and above to make sure they did everything possible to make this a smooth move. Eduardo checked and rechecked to make sure we were satisfied before leaving each location. They took great care of our furniture, set up everything to our liking and with a great attitudes. I would recommend H-Movers to the pickiest client and promise that they would be highly satisfied. You would be foolish to use anyone else!
S B.
Amazing guys! Very professional. Did what was asked and more. No damage to anything. I will be using them for all future heavy moves.
Jerry B.
Extremely professional. They moved a very heavy roll top desk from a home in No Scituate RI, to my home in Warwick. Stress free and at a fair price.
Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.
Kristen B.
The office manager Michelle definitely is so very sincerely helpful and genuinely very nice as stressful as it is moving she has made this huge part of moving so much easier where I have one less thing to be worked up about thank you to an obvious great team you have and making sure I had everything I needed help with taken care of
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job. Cordial and even moved clothes shoved in garbage bags when we ran out of time packing. Would definitely recommend. Thank you!
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional and efficient. Baker & Dylan took great care with my belongings and made my move much less stressful. The cost was very reasonable and definitely worth the money.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Chris A.
This stressful move for my daughters and I went so smoothly! They were polite and calm, while the craziness went on around them! They were excellent! I will recommend them in a minute! Thank you! Christine Abbott
Bethany L.
It started out very shaky, the 2 guys that showed up to move the 2 very large pcs of furniture i hired them for were an hour late, in a regular u haul VAN and had exactly 2 moving blankets. My pcs were solid wood Ethan Allan Wall unit entertainment center with rising tv, very big, very heavy and 2 bookcases which matched. I almost lost it. And 1 of the 2 guys was so unfriendly, or so i thought. Turned out, they reserved a large truck with uhaul, bc they keep thier trucks in Boston and this was in RI, and uhaul did not have it when they arrived. They ran back to uhaul and got many moving blankets and although it took much longer than expected due to the van they worked and somehow managed to get everythjng in the van, JUST. The grumpy mover i mentioned, was actually very nice just very sick with a cold/flu type of thing but he worked non stop. They got the pcs to my home and set everything up nicely. So although it was shaky initially I would definately hire them again!
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
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