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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 Charleston movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers where awesome, my family will be moving again in 9 months and we will definitely use Ready to Move again and will be requesting the same crew. Very happy with this company
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Jared A.
The movers were prompt when they arrived. Although there was a little bit of a language barrier, we were able to work out a moving plan! Both guys were very courteous and extremely hard working! Moving is stressful, and they definitely helped take the stress out of moving!
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Marc F.
The movers did a great job moving our furniture. They wrapped each item and handled them with care. The truck was expertly packed. They were professional and worked well together as a team. The crew moved quickly and efficiently to get the job done. They made moving less stressful and more pleasant. If you want knowledgeable movers, look no further. I highly recommend this group!
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Ed B.
Their aim was to help make our move as easy as possible. Moving crew were professional and a joy to work with. Also management was aware of our every need. I would highly recommend Pack it Up Moving to whomever. A great long distance move at a very reasonable price.
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Natasha T.
A co-worker of mine used Pack it Up Moving fot her move and recommended them to me. I'm so happy I chose them. Everything was great from start to finish. Tori called and explained everything over the phone and worked around my schedule. Keith and Brandon were sent to complete my move. They were both smiley and fun to work with. They were fast, and very careful with handling all of my items. The move was completed within the timeframe I was given. I highly recommend Pack it up Moving/Moving with Integrity for your move.
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Jason S.
Great work crew! Jamol and his guys did an outstanding job moving us from our apartment to new house. They took care with our possessions and thought of solutions in moving difficult pieces. With all the companies vying for moving business, Elite movers is Outstanding. I highly recommend them!
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Lizabeth F.
Moving day is never a thrill & it really helps welcoming friendly & organized movers into the process. My experience today with Ready To Move was terrific 😊! Great price & fast workers. Ask for Corey... he was wonderful.
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Thumbtack Customer
Look no further...Elite Movers is a top shelf professional moving company. Fast, courteous and priced just right for any budget. My wife and I moved from James Island to Folly Beach and it was done with ease compliments of Elite Movers. Troy and Josh were all business and shrink wrapped my big screen TV and important pieces of furniture. I would highly recommend Elite Movers!!!
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Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great. They were friendly, courteous, and respectful of my belongings. They did the move in exactly the amount of time that they said they would and nothing was broken or damaged. It was so easy and worth the money that I've decided to never move myself again. If definitely recommend Pack It Up movers and use them myself in the future.
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Romik S.
Excellent quality of move
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Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great.
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Thumbtack Customer
They showed up early and were very professional. The experienced mover who wrapped our furniture and coordinated the move was outstanding. He is the reason we got everything finished so quickly. In hindsight, we probably could have used just two movers but it worked out and we are happy with the move. Thank you!
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired this company to do a small move -- they moved a couch to NYC and fit it in with a scheduled larger move. . They showed up on time both ends, price as quoted, everything was done perfectly no complaints I highly recommend .
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Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived on time and did an excellent job. They were nice and professional, I would use Ready to Move again.
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Richard L.
Shane quickly responded to my request, Got the details of the move and 2 days later, our equipment was professionally moved!
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Thumbtack Customer
Tori and the gentlemen from "Pack It Up Moving" did an outstanding job with a move that was way more complicated than I had first thought. From the first walk-through, when Tori made note of the size of the move, I really felt confidence in how the move would be handled. This was a long-distance move, all the way up to St. Louis. On top of that, due to problems in St. Louis, I had to reschedule the move several times. Each time, Tori was extremely understanding and flexible and worked with me to find a new move date. When everything finally got moved, the two gentlemen who did the move were punctual, extremely efficient, and skillful in loading up the truck. They also wrapped mattresses and furniture carefully, using blankets and plastic, which I really appreciated. The one quibble I would have is that some things accidentally got left in a closet, which is a good reminder to always check the closets as the last step in moving out, regardless of who is doing the move. I got regular updates from Tori and from the movers themselves, who drove straight to St. Louis. They were very efficient in unloading everything, even though they had to deal with stairs and some small/narrow doorways. I would definitely recommend "Pack It Up" moving!
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Mark B.
Pick it up and move company made our move a vacation. Dandre and CJ were the epitome of professionals. They have great personality and an even better work ethic. We 100 percent are using them for our next move.
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Amy D.
The men worked quickly and efficiently. I would definitely recommend Ready To Move and will use them again for any future moves.
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Frank S.
I had never used a mover before and we were moving quite a distance from South Carolina to Mississippi. They showed up right on time worked quickly and professionally on both ends of the move. Would definitely recommend again.
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Thumbtack Customer
Arrived on time and completed the job quickly. Wrapped the furniture in plastic and blankets for protection during the move. Movers were friendly and courteous. This is my second time using Ready to Move and I will definitely consider using them again in the future.
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Dorcas S.
The gentlemen that came to help my family and I move from one side of town to the other side were absolutely outstanding. They move quick all while being friendly and awesome. I would welcome Elite Movers without hesitation to help with any moves in the future. Guys thank you for making a stressful situation seem effortless.
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Thumbtack Customer
We had an out of state move and this company was fabulous in every way! Not only did they provide us with boxes way before our move, they were happy, professional. caring, efficient, respectful and economical. We will ALWAYS use them and after much research, they initially were well above the other moves! I love moving with AJ!
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Thumbtack Customer
Great guys, quick moving, and hard working. Willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. They made sure our belongings were protected and secure during the move. Great expirence, you won't regret choosing elite movers.
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Lori G.
The Ready To Move team showed up on time and were very professional in executing a logistically complicated move. We will hire them again.
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Sherri W.
This was the best experience we have had with a moving company in years. The movers were professional, polite, and punctual. I would hire again.
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