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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Germantown movers
Thumbtack Customer
We got a small apartment and it is a simple moving (that's the reason I give a 4 star). The movers worked in a professional way. Be careful with the furnitures and efficient. We are quite satisfied with their service. we will recomend it to friends who need moving later.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
A little late, but called ahead. Hardworking crew, very professional and reliable! I would definitely move with them again. Highly recommend 1st Class Moving and Storage.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Tian M.
Arrived on time, great service and moving speed.
Anantha K.
Thank you, James... for making the move very easy for us. Very punctual and professional... even though it was a close distance. Loaded, moved and unloaded 2BHK in 2 hours... no packing involved.
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
O'Shaun and his crew were excellent! They moved part of my house from Germantown to North Carolina. They packed up fast and unpacked fast- they were terrific! I am using them again for some local moving.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I used Heavylifters Moving to move from Memphis to Biloxi, MS. I would give them 10 stars if it was an option. They were super nice and professional, and they did an excellent job! I wouldn't consider using anyone else.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Manny was great to work with. I needed a large (very heavy) antique wardrobe moved to the second floor and our stairs have two turns. He properly evaluated our needs and he and his crew handled the furniture move perfectly.
Manny's Movers & Van LinesManny's Movers & Van Lines
Thumbtack Customer
Nothing at all they was horrible and one was drunk and continue to drink while moving my things
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a heavy piano across town on a snowy day with no problem. Thank you gentlemen!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job, especially since most of the furniture was being moved upstairs in the new house, not an easy job! The only thing we had problems with was that they made a few scratches on the wood floors from moving furniture in the old house. Other than that, amazing job!!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
They could not have done a better job. Hope to use them again when I move.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Jerome S.
Very good experience. The movers were fast paced, professional, and accommodating. Would definitely hire again.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome service, punctual, went above and beyond in moving a piece of furniture upstairs for us. Highly recommend. Thanks again!!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a sofa bed delivered from Costco and another moved away. Manny and his partner called ahead of time, showed up promptly, got everything delivered, unboxed, set up, and moved out, with no muss, no fuss. Manny's sharp, too - he didn't need directions to my house once I told him the address, and knew which Costco to go to from the address on the receipt I handed him. I mention this because so many service guys need so much handholding - it's kind of refreshing not to need to. I'd hire them again for sure.
Manny's Movers & Van LinesManny's Movers & Van Lines
Warren C.
I really appreciate Elite Moving Co.. I am a remodeling contractor and work alone most of the time. When it comes time for me to remove a huge mirror or a double vanity ,I rely on Elite; they do a great job and make me look good also!
Elite Labor & RelocationElite Labor & Relocation
Robert S.
They do quality work and all the workers are polite and fine people. They got the truck stuck in my pick up zone and they worked out that unexpected “glitch” and still completed the move by the end of the pick up day. Completion was hard on them and equally hard on me. They stayed with the job and got it done well. That is professionalism.
Thumbtack Customer
Not enough stars available for these guys. John and Lee were great! We used TM&S for an in-house project; moving boxes and items stored, for decades, in attic to the garage in preparation for neighborhood garage sale. They were on time, fast, careful, and clearly experienced. On top of that, they were very courteous and thoughtful. If you're looking for a job done well and great bang for your buck, look no further.
Tennessee MovingTennessee Moving
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