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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 Rock Hill movers
Candice C.
The movers were super friendly and hardworking. Everything was moved with care.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Taylor m.
Mission moving did a great job moving my few pieces.
Mission Moving and Storage LLCMission Moving and Storage LLC
Rebecca O.
Made the move so easy! They moved all of our stuff in about 2 hours and arrived promptly on time ready to go! I highly recommend this company to anyone needing movers!
Audax MovingAudax Moving
Tari K.
I can’t say enough good things about Trevor and his team or movers. This was our second move with them, and both times, they were fast, reliable, and professional. They make movers look good!!!
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Payton M.
I am so happy I went with Quick Movers. They got the job done quickly, had wonderful attitudes, and helped me to get everything done. I would recommend Quick Movers to anyone who is looking to move as painlessly as possible!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
John E.
The move was great, but the end left a bad taste in my mouth. Weeks prior to the move a price was agreed upon for the total move. At the conclusion of the move I was shocked when asked for $175 more than originally told the price would be. They acted like I was in the wrong, but did later say they forgot to include mileage. Started off great ended with a poor feeling afterwards.
Mission Moving and Storage LLCMission Moving and Storage LLC
Patrick M.
Hornet movers did a great job handling our moving. I want to give a special thanks to Fred and Frank. They were very professional, and courteous.
Hornet MovingHornet Moving
Marketa O.
Good communication, careful moving, good manners
Carolina EnterpriseCarolina Enterprise
Andy H.
We needed to move apartments within our same complex due to flooding - the guys from Quick Movers were out the next morning! They were very friendly and efficient
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Jennifer M.
Although there were a few hiccups with the scheduling, King’s movers were courteous, careful and worked really hard to make sure everything got moved. I’d work with them again in a heartbeat.
King’s Moving and RelocationKing’s Moving and Relocation
Dan M.
They did a great job both with the moving and disassembly and assembly.
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Donna R.
If I could give them 10 🌟 I would! These guys went above and beyond to make sure that my move went smoothly! Very respectful, courteous, efficient, careful, timely and professional and well worth every penny! I pray I will not be moving again in a while but if I do, will definitely be calling them!! Found out they even do cross country moves and many more additional services! Couldn't ask for a better group of guys and the owner made sure everything was going well throughout the move along with coming to begin the move itself and help. That's leadership at its best!
1st Step Moving & Delivery1st Step Moving & Delivery
Nikki N.
Very punctual, professional and did a great job moving the furniture.
SG DeliversSG Delivers
Lisa F.
Wow! We are so thankful to have found Dad’s Moving America! They have been flexible, professional, friendly, provide excellent service and the cost is so reasonable. Our move could have been much more stressful and difficult but Dad’s Moving America made all the difference! Don’t hesitate to hire them. You will be so thankful you did! Bravo!!!
Dad's Moving AmericaDad's Moving America
Deidra J.
We were very happy with the service. They moving day very easy!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Kathe S.
I highly recommend Mike's Movers! Mike met with us at our home so he had a good idea of what he was moving 137 miles! He and his assistant took great care with our household belongings. Mike was very patient when we arrived at our new home and had misjudged the size of door openings! The piece of furniture would fit in the room but we neglected to measure the doorways it needed to go through. Mike understands that moving can be very stressful and his patient and professional attitude made our move go very smoothly.
Mike's MoversMike's Movers
Henry S.
R&S did my move on schedule and carefully. there was prompt response to my questions.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Mckenzie N.
Ok so I looked under the heading on thumbtack that says in plain print Local Moves (50 miles). I needed to move a lawnmower and grill from Rock Hill to Lancaster. I saw Get It Home charges $85/hr and decided to pursue the job with them. However that was a mistake, first I was quoted $199.00 then when the job was finished it cost me $250.00. I paid $140 with u-haul to move all of my belongings in a 2200sqft house in a 26' truck for two days. Seriously!!! It was a lawnmower and grill, moving 35 miles away. Never again!!!! False advertising!!!!
Get It Home, LLCGet It Home, LLC
Showed up on time ready to work. Very professional and got us moved very quick
Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.Haulers and Installers, Moving Co.
Sheri L.
They were the dream movers! Honesty, integrity, a great work ethic and a truly fair price that they never veered away from. I paid him more than he asked because of his fairness and that they did a great job! I never want to use another mover!
Upscale Experts Moving LLCUpscale Experts Moving LLC
Kat k.
Super great service. Dominic saved us when our original mover cancelled on us same day. He and his team went above and beyond and did our move fast and courteous. Highly recommended. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!!
Moving on upMoving on up
Wayne L.
Hello and if you need someone to move your things this is the one to hire! Great experience all the way around!
60/40 Services LLC60/40 Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were wonderful to work with and were very professional. I certainly will use them again for any moves, small or big!
Pack It Up Moving/Moving with IntegrityPack It Up Moving/Moving with Integrity
Ashley B.
They worked so hard to get all the larger pieces moved and covered. They were considerate and helped with furniture breaks down and set up. Very friendly and respectful! Don’t let the Budget truck surprise you. They pick the size based on square footage and items being moved. They covered everything and even helped me with small things. Highly recommend!
Quick MoversQuick Movers
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are awesome. Naturally I moved during tropical storm hermine. They covered every piece of furniture to keep the rain off my furniture before packing it and then drove through the stormbto get it to my new house. These guys are extremely polite and very hard working. I recommend Ready To Move to anyone. You will be glad you did.
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