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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 Summerville movers
Sharon D.
I would recommend Elite movers for your move.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Every moving job has it's shares of worry, but ready to move erased all my fears. On time and super pro's, all arrived safe and sound and on time. Many Cudo's. make your best move with "Ready to Move"
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Fred W.
Move Buddies did our move and they were great. Will use them again.
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Steve D.
Shane and his moving team did an outstanding work with my move. Highly recommended to higher them for anyone looking to move in Charleston south carolina area
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Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the punctuality of Ready to Move. They arrived on time were very pleasant and went out of their way to make sure I was completely satisfied with the move. I highly recommend Ready to Move when you need a great moving company.
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Janis C.
I highly recommend R&S Movers. I requested a treadmill be moved from one house to the third floor of another home. The move was seamless and Shane was a pleasure to work with.
R&S Movers LLCR&S Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
James and the entire crew at Ready to Move were phenomenal and EXCEEDED our expectations on every way! They were the most professional and hard working moving company we have ever used (and we move a lot!) Thank-you SO much Ready to Move for making this experience as painless and fun as possible! We will never use another moving company again!!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Almost every piece of furniture that I own was damaged in this move (nicks, scratches, dents, etc...). The only good thing about the move was the two men that moved me. Great personalities but terrible movers. Their idea of padding was shrink wrap. If you value your belongings you won't use this company.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were young professionals who showed up at the promises time. Tori kept in constant contact with me to make sure everything went smoothly. The movers informed me of their every move while in my house, and didn't rush the process on a Friday night. I would definitely request another move with this company.
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Kathy d.
This was the best move ever! The guys were wonderful. Professional. Friendly. Took great care of my stuff. Move was great. A++++++++
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Barbara A.
We used them to move furniture to Ft Worth, TX. Very pleased! Then, we used them a month later for a move to Nashville, TN. Corey and Syqoune were beyond nice and professional. We are considering them again for a move of two entire households to Florida! You will not be disappointed if you hire this company for your move.
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Thumbtack Customer
I called Tori's moving in the evening saying I needed to do a local move the next morning...they responded immediately and quickly completed my entire move curteously, honestly and respected all our requests kindly. They stuck to the initial verbal estimate despite several unrelated factors causing long delays. What a refreshing moving experience!
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Thumbtack Customer
Elite movers did a perfect job! They are professional, quick, and extremely considerate. Thanks to them this was the easiest move I've ever had. I would recommend them to anybody I know and will use them if I ever need to move again.
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had to call Thumbtack to follow up with emails I sent to Tori in reference to hiring Pack it Up moving. I was strongly recommended to hire another company. This was about 2 weeks prior to our move. What happened was-'-All of a sudden TorI was no where to be found....didnt respond to emails about 2 weeks prior to our move. About 4 days before our move Tori sent an email if we were still interested in their services. At this point I did not trust their service. Instead we ended up paying friends to move us because it was too late to hire another moving company and I definitely didnt trust using a company that left us hanging so close to our move.
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Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I used Elite Movers to move into our new home (local move) on July 31st and we couldn't be more pleased! From working with the owner Jamol to set up the move, to the actual move itself - it was an easy and stress free experience. Aaron and his crew were punctual and professional. They worked quickly and efficiently to move our furniture (some very large and heavy pieces) from two storage units into our two story home in just 4 hours. They even helped assemble our bed, dining room table and hook up washer/dryer - and they did it all with a positive attitude and a smile. Great service and the best rates in town...what more can you ask for?? I highly recommend Elite Movers!
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Ricky W.
Last minute drop from another mover, so we called elite. They were able to accommodate us the next day, and it was a Sunday. The movers were very polite, and worked hard. Price was comparable with other movers in the area. We are very happy with the work they did.
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Lindsey S.
Monty was very professional and easy to get get in contact with. The movers were punctual and took great care of our belongings. The movers were very hard workers, especially for it being an extremely hot day! I would recommend and hire Big Movers LLC again.
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Jacqueline I.
Movers were pleasant and very courteous.
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Roy H.
The two movers showed up on time as promised they were equipped with all necessary tools needed for the move the price and logistics were discussed before the move and delivered as promised by James York. I want to give a big shout out to the two young men that moved the items for us they were well mannered and very considerant of our valuables and time. Will recommend this company. Roy & Beth Hansell
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Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom. We had to make stops at storage and then on to the new place. The movers never slacked off and worked consistently for hours until we were all moved in. Great customer service. Would use again. Thank you
Elite MoversElite Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved for the 6th time in 6 years. It was the 1st time I have used Ready To Move and it was BY FAR the best moving experience I have ever had. James and his crew were excellent. They told me they would be at my place between 8-9am to start moving and they were there at 8am on the dot. Saquon and Larry were friendly, polite and professional. They took very good care of all of my furniture as I had no damages on anything. They worked nonstop from start to finish and took no breaks, which I really appreciated as it was a very humid day and I was moving from a 2nd floor to a house with 2 stories. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to move and I will definitely be using them with any future moves I might have. Thanks again guys! Andy in Summerville
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Thumbtack Customer
Awesome service, passionate, dedicated, professional movers!
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Jamie R.
I needed a piano moved and found R&S movers. They gave me a quote and we were able to set up a pickup date and time during our first conversation. On the move date, they came during the time frame that was given and called when they were on the way. They were very professional and took great care of my piano. It was obvious that they treated my piano as if it was theirs and took every measure not to damage it. The piano was moved from one house to another without any problems. I would definitely use R&S movers again!
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Daniel S.
Movers were on the time and respect customer. So I don't worry during moving. They work very carefully and fast. I am very satisfied with this company. Thank you!!
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Atyia S.
I could not have asked for a better moving experience with Elite Movers. They answered all my questions, didn't charge me anything extra beyond what was quoted, came with the appropriate tools needed, and moved me out of my old place and into my new in about 5 hours. Even reassembled my bed for me! Friendly, professional, and hard working. I would recommend them to anyone who needs assistance moving.
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