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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 Memphis movers
Thumbtack Customer
James and his team are most professional movers. They helped us move stuff . My move had been most smooth. All products were packed very professionally and handled and moved with very cautiously.m
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Will use you guys again.....great move gentlemen...great move!!!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Veronyca W.
The movers were inefficient & lacked logistical skills. I’d recommend hiring individuals with moving experience as I would be surprised if my move was not their first. Update: it is unfortunate, this company is misrepresenting my experience and expectations. To clarify, I requested two movers for a 3rd floor to 3rd floor move of a 2 br apartment. Major furniture included 2 queen beds, a sectional, tv stand, dining room table, 2 TVs, >20 boxes & 15 garbage bags of clothes. On move day, 3 men showed up adding an additional $40 an hour to my move request, ok no problem. Obviously, with this additional expense added to move the amount of furniture listed, I am expecting the move to take less than the amount of time 2 movers took to move into the apartment (>3 hrs) because I don’t have much furniture at all. There was no wait to move appliances, we pulled up & the movers were able to load the washer & dryer from a 1st floor garage. The first trip the two movers made, as I was informed the additional 3rd mover was to load and the other two were there to move items to and from apartment, each mover took one dining room chair at a time. I, no professional mover would stack chairs during a move but maybe these are lofty expectations. However, this initial trip was indicative of what to expect over the next 5 hours as the movers fumbled around & hung out at the truck. There were spans of time where no work was being done. I am glad to have the experience behind me. Moving is stressful, hiring movers should eliminate a big chunk of the stress. If you go with this company, you’re signing up for stress. Fair warning.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Mishal a.
The best experience with moving company!! Everything was perfect. They move my stuff carefully and quick! I was surprised how quick they did it and with perfect moving! I recommended it!
Elite Labor & RelocationElite Labor & Relocation
Carol M.
I called them last minute, the day before our move. They were able to provide us with 2 movers and a truck. Great company. Great movers
Cam I.
Mr.James and his movers were beyond helpful during our move. Would recommend.
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very professional & efficient. They moved quickly and were extremely thoughtful throughout the process.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Freddie P.
My experience with this moving company was great. I would recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Dianne L.
One of the Best Movers I've had in the past year. I moved three times in 12 months.
Mirlourdes P.
Absolutely exceptional service for my long distance move! I am very pleased with their work and they will be the first moving company I would recommend to anyone needing moving services. Just amazing! Thank you so so much for all your hard work and for making moving easy.
All-Star Express MovingAll-Star Express Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with this moving service was excellent. I actually had a prior date to move and had to move sooner. I called Manny and he was right on it. The two movers he had was quick and efficient and very neat and did everything in one trip. I was so pleased. Manny came and introduced hisself and also helped to make the job quicker. I am going to refer him to anyone I know that is moving. Whenever I move again I would most definitely be calling Manny again!!
Manny's Movers & Van LinesManny's Movers & Van Lines
Tanya B.
Arrived early and promptly. Finished my move in only an hour. Very polite movers. Would use again.
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were upbeat and kept a positive attitude the whole time. They helped us at one of the hardest things, moving. Movers called in advance to confirm reservation, clocked in electronically, and the customer support staff was very attentive.
Bellhops Moving (Baltimore, MD)Bellhops Moving (Baltimore, MD)
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very professional. I appreciate their punctuality and ability to complete the job in a time efficient matter. Will undoubtedly use their services again. Thank you Heavy Movers for making my moving experience hassel free.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Michael F.
Professional. On time and very responsive The move was seamless Simply, I highly recommend Moving and Cruising You won’t be disappointed!
Moving and cruisingMoving and cruising
Thumbtack Customer
Heavy lifters moving did a fantastic job moving my fiancé and I into our new home. They were punctual and curtious. Sean and Jamichael assisted us, and both were very professional. They answered all our questions and helped move any and everything. I would use Sean, Jamichael, and Heavylifters for any future moves.
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Warren D.
Moving on February 1
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Annette M.
The movers were slow
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Katrice B.
The service was great. The movers were professional and responsive to my needs. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a move.
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Heavylifters Moving to move furniture inside my home. There were a lot of heavy items and moving up and down stairs. I found the crew courteous and very helpful. I would definitely call again for the same type of job. I did not have any experience working with them for a local move. Thanks again!
Heavylifters Local and Long Distance MovingHeavylifters Local and Long Distance Moving
Kelsey d.
These guys were great! Exactly what I needed for my move at a great price. Would highly suggest to anyone moving in the Memphis area.
Elite Labor & RelocationElite Labor & Relocation
Thumbtack Customer
Chris and his movers (Sam &T) were very professional and very friendly with great attitudes! The movers did a great job with moving everything from my apartment to my current home. By having small talk with the guys I found out they have been doing this for a long time (6 & 13 yrs).. I would most definitely recommend them to anyone that is moving!!
1st Class Moving & Storage1st Class Moving & Storage
Todd S.
Teamwork great prompt and quick responders; which, when your first company bills on your day off is something you really look forward to in procuring a new service provider. Don’t just move; cruise through your move with Moving and Cruising.
Moving and cruisingMoving and cruising
Julie F.
The movers did an excellent job for us and had to deal with a lot of rain and mud our moving day. They are a great value, work hard and definitely keep your time and money in mind during the move. Meaning, they work hard to get the job done quickly.
MOV-N-U Moving ServiceMOV-N-U Moving Service
Patrick R.
All 3 movers worked together well. They all assisted and they were able to handle challenging tasks like moving a 300 lb refrigerator up a flight of stairs and take another one down the stairs. They also moved boxes and placed furniture in requested places.
Moving Solutions NashvilleMoving Solutions Nashville
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