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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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’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.

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 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.

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.

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 Woonsocket movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired them to move a tenant. I wasn't there for the move, but everything seemed to go well.
H-MoversH-Movers
Leslie P.
H Movers were very flexible and accommodating. The movers themselves were extremely nice and helpful. They made a stressful day much easier and pleasant.
H-MoversH-Movers
Donna M.
The movers were extraordinary, the best I've ever seen. They were punctual, very efficient and disassembled some furniture. They did all this with a physically challenging move.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Alexandra S.
We had a great experience with these guys for our move. Tony was easy to contact throughout the process. Our move was done quickly and carefully. Definitely recommend!
Smoove Move & StorageSmoove Move & Storage
Jennifer D.
DA Family moving did a great job with my move. They were very polite, worked hard and efficiently. I would hire them again!
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Susan M.
I was very pleased with Top Concierge with my recent move. I needed someone short notice they were thankfully available. They arrived right on time, were very kind and personable, and did an excellent job moving. I had a tough move, out of a second floor apartment with winding staircases, but they got all my belongings and furniture out quickly. I would recommend them and will use them again for my next move.
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Eddie O.
They were on time, efficient, got the job done in quick fashion, corrected mistakes of previous movers and were great to work with. For all the frustration we’ve had with other movers, would hire Speedy any time.
Speedy Moving CompanySpeedy Moving Company
Jay K.
The movers were courteous, attentive and worked diligently until the job was complete.
H-MoversH-Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Eduardo was in constant touch. He and his crew are hard workers and did a great job. They helped me move my dad into an assisted living facility and did it with a high level of respect for my family. If you're looking for a dependable and affordable move hire these guys.
H-MoversH-Movers
Rebecca H.
After a little miscommunication about times, they showed up and were awesome, move was basically seamless.
H-MoversH-Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tom did a great job with our move. There were some last minute changes and they definitely rolled with the punches! Great job! Good price!!! I hope I never have to move again but if I do these are the guys I would call! Jon C. New Hampshire
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Thumbtack Customer
we did'nt move yet but Eduardo was very willy to help any way he could because of the situation
H-MoversH-Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly, good communication and were able to get all my stuff moved efficiently and quickly. Glad I found them.
H-MoversH-Movers
Heaven C.
The movers themselves were so nice so I feel bad leaving such a low review but I specifically used Thumbtack to try to find someone with good reviews as this is my first real move on my own. I got a response from them so quickly and I spoke with Michelle who I repeatedly told my couch went in through the window and she suggested I get three guys even though I was leaning towards two because she said you know with my couch. When I finished signing the paper they moved all of my stuff quickly but wouldn’t move my couch out. Not their fault at all but I wanted to point out the company manipulates and omits the truth to get business. So if you think something might not fit through the door don’t go here.
H-MoversH-Movers
Syed H.
These guys did a excellent job... I am recommending based on the experience... Hopefully I will reference them to my friends and colleagues ... Thank you again for the Moves...
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Geoff with his team did an outstanding job of moving my stuff. He was polite and punctual too. I am extremely satisfied with the service and would recommend to others too. Thanks Akhil
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Professional. Punctual. Affordable! I could not have asked for better, more expedient service. The two gentlemen assigned to me on the day of the move were patient, pleasant, and careful while being conscientious of my allotted time. I'd recommend this company to anyone!
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were super professional, and so fast! I couldn't be happier with H-movers. I expected the job to be done in 3 hours, but even with an hour drive it took only 2.5 (and one of the apartments had 3 flights of stairs)! I definitely recommend these guys.
H-MoversH-Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Superb, personable and completely professional moving service! The three-man team arrived as scheduled, had all materials and assisting devices (racks, rollers, etc.) ready, and got straight to work. They got the job done efficiently, even under (in my situation) somewhat adverse circumstances (which need not be elaborated upon here…). Got my belongings to the new location, and quickly placed everything where I directed, with nary a broken glass or dinged wall. The main office personnel as well couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. And the price was right! I have nothing but praise for the outstanding job Real Deal did with my move! They made a nightmare day (not their fault) that much less stressful and hectic. For peace of mind at a great price, Real Deal Van Lines receives my highest recommendation. Thanks again!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Julia S.
I would definitely hire Tony again. He was quick to respond, gave a fair quote up front, and was very reasonably priced. He kept me updated on his arrival time and worked quickly, thoughtfully, and professionally. Wonderful guy who was very helpful, and made sure I didn’t lift a thing since I’m 8 months pregnant. Highly recommend him for all your moving needs.
Smart JunkersSmart Junkers
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