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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 Oak Ridge movers
Xianzhi M.
Great experiences! They work hard, fast and carefully. I would recommend Olympix-Elite Moving Service to anyone who needs to move
Olympix-Elite Moving ServiceOlympix-Elite Moving Service
Heather F.
Brothers on the Move did an excellent job moving me and my family! We couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to handle our move in a more professional and personal manner. They went above and beyond taking care of each and every need. :-).
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Kristin H.
Brothers On The Move are absolutely the best. They were extremely accommodating to my urgent need and charged a very fair price. I would most certainly recommend them! Work quality and professionalism were top notch. Thank You Brothers On The Move for helping complete our move!
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
RAY P.
The movers arrived on time and were very professional.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Ron M.
We needed some heavy furniture moved upstairs. After calling around, we chose Mack Truck Moving. We called Mack on Saturday, they were here on time on Sunday, and moved the heaviest piece of furniture we have (entertainment center) up a curvy, 90 degree staircase. We worried about walls, pictures (they removed and replaced) and just feared the worst. They strapped up the furniture, lifted and moved the center up the stairs with ease! Our worries were over. Mack was very friendly and we encourage contacting Mack for your moving needs!
Mack Truck MovingMack Truck Moving
Jamie Z.
They gave me a very reasonable quote comparing to many moving companies I've talked to. During the moving day, they managed to finish the job in less than 2 hours. I am very impressed with their work quality and efficiency.
Mitchell MovingMitchell Moving
Eric W.
Professional service that quickly responded with a quote and scheduled us for our move. Unfortunately, the sale of our home fell through and weren't able to use their services this time around, but will be the first people we'll call when we do sell and have to move.
American Patriot Moving (Knoxville, TN)American Patriot Moving (Knoxville, TN)
Laura P.
Such a great experience. Truly hardworking professional movers that handled everything with great care and a smile on their face. My pod was packed with extremely heavy furniture and two movers unpacked it placed in rooms and did a final walk through. I so very lucky to have found them on Thumbtack. Oak ridge residents and others take note of every you need anything moved. These guys are awesome. Highly highly highly recommend.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
Kayla L.
These guys were awesome! They moved my piano to my house and all around my living room until I was happy with it's position. They were extremely reasonable and handled my piano with the up most care. I would recommend this company for all of your moving needs.
Olympix-Elite Moving ServiceOlympix-Elite Moving Service
Danielle W.
These guys were absolutely wonderful!! They were right on time and did not stop working until they were done. They finished earlier than expected which saved us a good chunk of money. While being very professional and courteous, they were also super nice, and very pleasant. Moving a large household in upper 90s temperatures is exhausting to say the least.... and yet they never complained and never lost their smiles, and never stopped working .... It is the best moving experience we ever had .... while we are not planning on ever moving again, if we had to we would definetely choose U.S. Moving and will recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much guys!! You are the best!!
U.S. MovingU.S. Moving
Elaine B.
They did a great job with all the things we had to deal with/ two moves in less than a week. love you guys
U.S. MovingU.S. Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They arrived on time and were very efficient moving everything from storage into a multi-level house. They were very professional. They made sure they did not nick the walls and placed everything where requested. They were reasonably priced.
U.S. MovingU.S. Moving
Trent E.
I was extremely pleased with Mackenzie and Dan. They did a fantastic job. We had some heavy pieces of furniture and they had to navigate some tricky steps. They took great care of our furniture and great care of our floors, and they had a great attitude! I would highly recommend them and wish we had used them when we moved into our home three years ago.
Mack Truck MovingMack Truck Moving
Jason R.
These gentlemen, for a second time in two months, helped us at a time where we were in a jam, running against a deadline of closing on our old house, and unable to help ourselves due to a newborn. They came out supplied with only the info I gave them via the app with what needed to go where, completed on time, at a fair price, and I didn’t need to worry about the condition of our belongings or our garage, knowing they would care for it as their own house and possessions. Our family never gave much a thought to it before, but they have loyalty from us for certain, and we could not think of using another company for my moving and removal needs. Webster’s defines a brother as “One who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others - a kinsman.” I could think of no better name to associate with a company that makes you feel as if you are the only job they have, and that your needs matter.
Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)Brothers On The Move (Knoxville, TN)
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