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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 North Charleston movers
Thumbtack Customer
Local move. Went great! No issues. Planning long distance move with company.
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Thumbtack Customer
Aj and his crew made moving an 800 lbs safe look like child's play. Friendly movers and they made sure not to damage any the house while moving the item. Would definitely recommend for moving local items. Thanks fellas
AJ & Sons Moving ProsAJ & Sons Moving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
They moved me from AL to SC. Very efficient and professional move team with great attitudes the whole time!
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Thumbtack Customer
The movers were extremely professional and worked VERY hard from start to finish to get my move together in the allotted time - I was very pleased with them and would hire them again for future moves.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great job moving but it took a little longer than expected. Would definitely use again for my next move!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Thumbtack Customer
Last minute moves can be very stressful but Alton really made my move very smooth and quick. I definitely recommend him. Camera E.
AJ & Sons Moving ProsAJ & Sons Moving Pros
Danielle J.
They were very nice, kept moving the whole time. Effecient! They literally took EVERYTHING, no hidden guidelines and fees! Will def recommend them to anyone looking for movers!
Elite MoversElite Movers
Ken a.
From the first time I contacted Shane, he returned my calls quickly, explained everything to me and both he and I knew what was needed before our move. Cody and Gilbert came out to move us and could not have been more hard-working, polite, accomodating, and professional, moving everything from a misplaced POD to our second-floor condo, cheerfully and quickly. I would not hesitate to use R&S Movers again and would recommend them to anyone seeking help with a big move.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Alex E.
We moved an office locally; and they made it easy!
Thompson & Scott Delivery Partners LLC.Thompson & Scott Delivery Partners LLC.
Sofie S.
Thanks for moving our stuff! On time and easy to work with.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing! It had to be one of the hottest days of the year and they were working their hardest to get my move done quickly. All the movers were very friendly and took the job seriously.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Elite Movers were beyond great! First thing they were able to do our move with extremely short notice. Arrived 15 minutes early and got straight to work They were really nice and polite. Broke everything down, got it moved, and put it back together quickly! This was a better experience than I could have ever expected
Elite MoversElite Movers
Adrian M.
They work fast and efficiently. The best movers I’ve ever had.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a wonderful experience with Pack It Up Moving / Moving with Integrity! Clyde and Ron were absolutely exceptional. They communicated with me when they were on the way, wasted no time in preparing my items for the truck, and took excellent care of my items during the entire move. They were friendly, professional, flexible, and a joy to work with! I will certainly be recommending this team to anyone I know who is need of movers. Thank you for making what is often stressful time a completely care-free experience!
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Crystal L.
They were on time, and took care of all our moving needs.
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Drew A.
The crew was extremely helpful, careful, and respectful of the move and all of our belongings
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Elite movers to unload a moving truck at my apartment. (We had packed, loaded, and driven it from several states away). They were on time and very professional. We asked for 4 movers because of our heavy antiques, and they had 5. The job was completed in one hour! I could barely get them to stop for a glass of water. They were very careful with our antique furniture, which I appreciated. I would highly recommend them, and I plan to use them again if I am moving.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome job! Moved all of my things quick and carefully. Nothing broken, nothing damaged. Both guys were very nice and worked fast. I will gladly use this company next time I move and recommend them to any of my friends!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Selena H.
Shane and his team did an awesome job with moving us back to Florida. Highly recommended.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I am pleased in so many ways possible at this point, I moved from California to Georgia and couldn't have picked a better moving company! three well mannered, clean shaved and all around professional guys came in and put all my troubles to rest from the way they handled my belongings to the way they kept in contact the hole way across country. I would differently consider them on any move. Job well done guys!
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Tracey G.
They were punctual, professional, and efficient! I would 110% recommend them for all your moving needs!
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Devann M.
The move itself was great, 1 truck, 3hrs, 2 men. Victor and Kevin were quick and efficient. My move was completed within the 3 hrs and it doesn't seem like I have any damaged items as of yet (still sorting and unpacking). My items were carefully shrink-wrapped and I do feel like they did their best to make sure that my items were safe. On the business end, initial communication was great. Mr York was responsive and seemed to be professional. However, after the move getting a correct invoice was a hassle, which, he eventually rectified. If you want an invoice ask ahead and if you want a quick, stress-free move ask for Victor and Kevin.
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James a.
I am quite pleased, getting two strong, competent guys on short notice for moving a China closet.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers showed up on time and went right to work. They were very agreeable and carried out any request quickly.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time, super friendly, and got the work done in under 3 hours. I'd highly recommend to anyone!
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