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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 Knoxville movers
Stephanie H.
A+ EXPERIENCE!!! Moving can be stressful, but Brothers On a Move made my experience as stress free as possible. I was especially impressed with how efficiently they moved my treadmill from upstairs. When I originally had the treadmill moved, three men struggled to move it. Brothers on a Move did it effortlessly with two. They are professional, flexible, and offer a fair price.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Kathy M.
The movers went above and beyond expectations. Will definitely call on them for future moves.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Thumbtack Customer
Well organized and clear pre-move communication. Good crew for the physical move, too.
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Erin S.
Great experience as usual! We will continue to use Brothers On The Move for our moving needs!
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Ali k.
Best move experience I have had. I have moved with other quite a bunch of times but Brothers on the move are the best. Worked with my schedule and delivered my stuff as planned. They seem very professional and quick. They loaded the truck in no time and wrapped the furniture very well. There was no damage to my stuff during the move. I would definitely hire them again and recommend them as well. Thank you Brothers on the move for making my move so fun and relaxing!!
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Micah B.
I had a really great experience working with Brothers on the Move for our move. They were extremely efficient and respectful of our time. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to move!
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Daniel W.
The communication was great and they were very punctual. I recommend Brothers on the move to anyone in need of moving services!
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Ifdy W.
Moving into our new home went so smoothly (and quickly) because of Brothers On The Move! They were careful but fast, helped place items in the right rooms, and they didn’t stop moving till the job was done. We’d definitely recommend them again and use them again for our next move!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Becky K.
My experience with Brothers on the Move was great!!! They did a great job in getting my daughter moved, and they were so polite and respectful!! I've already hired them again! If you need movers, these are your guys!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
John S.
Moving from Knoxville, TN to Cleveland, OH was a lovely and pleasant experience. I had hardworking movers who did their best to pack my expensive furniture safe and delivered everything I wanted to move in 7 days. I am content with the price and with the fact that I had a careful and fast moving.
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Yevonne H.
This was THE BEST EXPERIENCE I have EVER had with a moving company!! They took EXCELLENT care of my belongings. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Key Movers to anyone looking for excellent quality, friendly people and the BEST VALUE of any movers I’ve ever dealt with and they delivered a higher quality than any of the more expensive movers! I can’t say enough great things about them!! Thank you Key Movers!
Key’s moving and storageKey’s moving and storage
Hannah J.
Brothers on the move was phenomenal! Hands down would recommend for anyone needing a mover! They did everything by the book and went above and beyond our expectations! Andrew and his crew were super professional, responsive, punctual, and strong work ethic! Thank you Brothers on the move and we will be calling you for any of our moving needs 😊
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Valerie B.
Excellence experience today with Brothers on the Move. They quickly moved/hauled some old furniture and set up the new. Call them!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up a day early. There were only 2 men and I had told them multiple times that I gad a baby grande piano to move. They were not prepared to move it and I had to hire professional movers to move it out of my house. When moving into my new home, they made a large scratch in my stairwell and broke a claw foot off an antique table. I was never so happy to see them go. Would never recommend them.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Gabriela H.
The movers were great! They were on time and super quick + efficient with everything! Would definitely hire them again for my next move.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Josh N.
Key’s moving was a huge help for our move. They were willing to help, were professional, and did the job well. Thankful to have their help.
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Euginia W.
Brothers On The Move is very responsive. Many of the movers before did not answer my calls. They are also very professional and handle your items carefully.
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Amy E.
I have used them several times - packing and moving a house, moving a refrigerator, picking up and delivering furniture. We love this team.
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Mike F.
This crew of brothers was outstanding to work with. They booked my last minute move request from Knoxville to Nashville the afternoon before I needed to move my entire apartment. They do a great job and move fast. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Gloria S.
Andrew, David, Josh and one other young man from Brothers on the Move were absolutely wonderful in helping us with our move. My husband and I are "getting on up in years" and he is a disabled veteran, so we hired Brothers on the Move to move the large items from a home we were renting to a condo which we had purchased. They did a wonderful job getting our large items moved and set up for us. They were professional and so helpful that you couldn't help just "loving them"! After the big move, we once again faced the fact that we were going to be unable to move a lot of the remaining "stuff" we had to get out of the house. Once again, Brothers on the Move came to the rescue and moved the remaining items for us. We could not have hired a better company to help us during this stressful time! They were all very professional, courteous, and very careful with everything they moved. They can also help you with other areas of moving, or refer a "good company" which can help you with landscaping, "clean up", etc. You could never go wrong by hiring Brothers on the Move to assist you with your move and you can feel safe and confident that they will do the very best job possible. I personally recommend them as "the best" to work with during stressful times, and a joy to work with. Also, if you happen to be a Veteran, they are very understanding of some of the needs you may have, and will do everything possible to help you.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Rebekah G.
The Brothers did a fantastic job once again. They loaded the truck up for my move from East Knox and unloaded in Loudon in 4 hours. These guys move quickly, are friendly, and respectful of your art/furniture/items that need extra care during a move. They’re wonderful to work with and I’m happy to give them 5 stars for the third time they’ve helped me move.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Jane P.
Brothers on the Move did a phenomenal job! They took care of all my heavy furniture and boxes as well as did my whole move in such a prompt time! I am so appreciative of these guys for helping me out and I 100% recommend Brothers on the Move for everyone!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Mark A.
Brothers on the Move did a great job moving us into our new house. They even put some furniture together! We highly recommend them!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Steven R.
Kevin and his partner were early (but not too early) and they got after it from the get go but we’re also very careful when moving our items. I’ve had different moving experiences with other movers before and I was very appreciative of the job they did.
Key’s moving and storageKey’s moving and storage
Niki W.
Best move I've ever had!
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