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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 Abilene movers
Thumbtack Customer
Nathan's Moving ServiceNathan's Moving Service
Amanda F.
I called at the last minute needing movers and they put me right in to move me the next day. There were very courteous and caring . I will never use anyone else when and if I ever move again. They were great .
West Texas Master Movers Llc.West Texas Master Movers Llc.
Anne E.
Darrell did a great job, if your looking to move from the Midland or Abilene area to DFW, Good Movers is who you want to call!
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job for us on a recent move.
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Move went very well. Will use them again.
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Tammy R.
Nathan’s movers were fantastic to work with and very affordable. Great Company!
Nathan's Moving ServiceNathan's Moving Service
Jane P.
Darrell and Pelo were magnificent! Their price was very reasonable, they were extremely polite and respectful of our property, and they did everything as promised. They even repaired a dresser that was broken before the move. All large breakable items and leather furniture was professionally wrapped in plastic or bubble-wrapped. Good Movers are very hard-working, diligent, and clean in appearance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality moving experience!
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Rance to move furniture & boxes out of a storage building & an attic into a storage unit. They not only did an excellent job of moving all the items but also assisted me in cleaning out the building. They were absolutely fantastic to work with! I will most certainly use them again.
HR Maintenance SolutionsHR Maintenance Solutions
Sonya M.
One of the best “moving experiences” I’ve ever had moving. Not only was this man 100 % a gentleman and hard working but he was also very careful with my Pool Table and hands down the best priced MOVING service in town and surrounding areas. I say that with facts because after calling about 10 or 12 moving services he’s the only one that was willing to help me SAME DAY/AMAZING PRICE and also his own hand in process as well. my move was unexpected and he didn’t want to charge me an arm and a leg, I believe he cared more about satisfying his customer! I’m certainly going to use him for any other job I can if it’s in his area of expertise. Thanks again so much for offering your strength, time, and truck when I needed it the most. It’s definitely not being taken for granted and won’t be forgotten.
Double Bar D Welding & ConstructionDouble Bar D Welding & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I could not be more happy to have Mr Darrell, and his two wonderful helpers, helped me out with my move. It was a wonderful experience for me and my son. We moved from Abilene Texas to San Antonio, and they even setup our beds. I will recommend Mr Darrell, to any one looking for a moving company, that is willing to give you 300 percent, at a such stressful time. I wish them well, because they are great.! My son and I, thanks them, from the bottom of our hearts.
Good MoversGood Movers
Liz C.
Setting up the appointment had been amazing so far! I will update this review as soon as we’re finished with our move!
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome team and great movers! They accomplished a great job arroved promptly and finished quickly, efficiently and professionally. Awesome price. Will be using again.
HR Maintenance SolutionsHR Maintenance Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
It was a great pleasure to work with Joe’s Movers. He was true to his word. The estimate that I got online matched the estimate that he gave after doing a tour; there were no hidden fees or price jacks. The move went well and there was no damage whatsoever to my things. He and the crew that worked with were very respectful and friendly. Not to mention that they were right on time as well with the packing and unpacking. Thanks Joe.
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Good movers. They were super friendly and wrapped all our furniture in blankets so none of it got scratched. They were fast and did a great job!!
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Utilized this 4 man team on 3 Feb '17, On time, organized and energetic crew, Respectful & Safe with all issues with our household goods!! Highly recommended for future moves 😊
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and his team were so professional and respectful! Not a scratch on any walls, floors, or furniture pieces. They were helpful, and I highly recommend them for your family's move!
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Darrell called an hour ahead of show time to say he was going to be 45 min late, was supposed to be 2 guys but one couldn't show. He worked really hard and was able to move us solo with help from my wife and I. Didn't charge me as much as he quoted me to start with due to some of the setbacks. He was very professional and knowledgeable concerning packing and moving. I would use his services again if needed.
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great job from start to finish. Worked tirelessly and carefully to load and move contents. Very professional and followed through with agreed times and locations. Would highly recommend and would use them again!
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time and had all the supplies needed. They were friendly and efficient. I would use them again and I would recommend them to family and friends. They took a lot of stress out of the move with their professionalism.
Good MoversGood Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Quoted 1 price but upon completion paid almost $30 more. Called to say he was going to be 1 hour late. Walked through home so they knew what was being moved. Once truck arrived at final location everything had shifted, which I figured. Metal bars were never dropped to reduce shifting. Total disaster inside the truck. Total. Twenty plus years of experience packing trucks? This does not solidify that you've been doing it right. Ask around BEFORE you hire!! Once I started telling people of my experience they confirmed they had either heard or had someone close to them experience the same situation with this mover.
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
April S.
Joe was very nice. We had a few issues with boxes not being labeled once they were packed so they didn't know what office they went in, and we had a piece of furniture broken, but they compensated us for the loss. There was some squabbling among the crew on the first day and one of them ended up quitting and asked one of our office personnel to give him a ride home. Other than that, they got our move done.
Joe's MoversJoe's Movers
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