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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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for East Ridge movers
Katie W.
The movers were well over an hour late and took much longer than the anticipated quoted time. Also, I got charged for a higher rate for a portion of time with 3 movers when this wasn’t discussed with me (they simply had another mover help for a bit). The movers were nice and got the job done. There are a bunch of moving supplies that were left at the house. Overall, it was still a decent value and the move is complete.
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Kristie B.
Friendly and very helpful with our move. Also was careful with our furniture while moving and loading.
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Lewis A.
Our move involved an organ and piano moves to different locations. My preferred date and time was accommodated. The staff was on time, professional, and efficient. I highly recommend Chattanooga Moving and Delivery.
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great guy. Everything was moved in an orderly and timely manner. Definitely would recommend to anyone needing help moving.
William E. Miller ("Ed")William E. Miller ("Ed")
Thumbtack Customer
Called to help move furniture around and movers came that afternoon. Very nice, professional and conscientious young men! Very pleased and will use them again.
Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)
Erin P.
That did a fantastic job of helping us move all our stuff very quickly and with such short notice. They knew how to pack the truck efficiently and secure it. A huge help for our move!
Scenic City Movers LLCScenic City Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was quoted for a two hour move, it ended up taking four and a half, and I was helping out a fair bit. The movers were super helpful and nice, could just be a bit quicker.
Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)
Thumbtack Customer
We used two guys from Bellhops to unload a moving truck. They were on time and worked very hard. Good communication in the days leading up to the move! Would recommend using this company!
Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)
Thumbtack Customer
I scheduled him to help me move several weeks in advance. Ed arrived a few minutes before scheduled. He was very nice, and helped me efficiently complete my move.
William E. Miller ("Ed")William E. Miller ("Ed")
Krystle H.
Arrived on time for my long haul move and arrived at the new location faster than I anticipated. Handled all my items with care and professionalism. Definitely will be my go to for any future moving needs.
Movers DirectMovers Direct
Sandip S.
It was a great experience! Will Definitely suggest someone who needs a mover!
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Jill B.
Moved my large appliances from my residence into storage. Dependable.
William E. Miller ("Ed")William E. Miller ("Ed")
Thumbtack Customer
Well worth cost to have piano moved...very hard working.
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Affordable, reliable, friendly, professional moving service experience. Thanks guys!
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
I was moving a small apartment and ended up renting my own uhaul for the job. It was a difficult move with multiple steps up to my house. Ed and Travis were very careful with my furniture and everything made it safely. Thanks!
William E. Miller ("Ed")William E. Miller ("Ed")
Thumbtack Customer
I had to move a bedroom suit from Nashville to Chattanooga and James did a fantastic job of coordinating the move and making it affordable. Bruce and David were polite and respectful and took great care of my funiture. Upon arrival David and Bruce did a fantastic job and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. I will absolutely be referring anyone who needs to move and needs help.
Summitt Pianos/Piano Movers Plus/Choo Choo MoversSummitt Pianos/Piano Movers Plus/Choo Choo Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Incredible and effective, others were cheaper but these guys were actually legit movers
Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)Bellhops Moving (Chattanooga, TN)
Paul B.
Our move was in 2 stages. Because of access to the basement we had to time the weather go a dry period, Denny worked it in and he an his crew did a great job of moving a safe and piano. Thanks for a great job! Paul & Sue
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Kevin P.
Denny is great! Scheduled him the morning of my move and he was there on time and did a great job.
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Michelle P.
Fast, affordable, and they took care to wrap the fragile items. Will definitely use them if I move again.
Scenic City Movers LLCScenic City Movers LLC
Kristin K.
These guys were excellent and efficient and took the stress out of moving! I can't thank them enough!
Chattanooga Moving and Home ServicesChattanooga Moving and Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
I've never hired a moving company before, but Randy, Tony and Matt made my move from Chattanooga to Winston Salem easy and stress free. They were all very professional, priced well and hard working to get the job done. I highly recommend...you won't be disappointed.
EkoMovers of AtlantaEkoMovers of Atlanta
Elizabeth R.
We were very pleased with Curtis and his team. They moved several items for us across different locations. We would hire them again.
Williams Lawn Service and junk removalWilliams Lawn Service and junk removal
Tonya A.
Wow! This company is awesome. They were the first to respond, they were early to pick up and the price was great. I highly recommend this company for any small moving projects!
SNM MoversSNM Movers
Chad D.
Ed was great. We had to move some heavy furniture a few miles down the road and he was very careful with it. I would definitely hire him again.
William E. Miller ("Ed")William E. Miller ("Ed")
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