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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Allen movers
Elizabeth C.
Great movers, punctual and got the move done quickly.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Stephanie K.
Javier did a great job for our move. We will definitely reach out to JM Moving for our next move. He was careful with our items and very professional.
Laura T.
Moved us in one day. Easy to get in touch with the owners and the movers were nice. Packing service was great.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Just as advertised, showed up actually earlier than scheduled and moved all items that we wanted moved.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Lisa M.
A wonderful moving experience
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I don't recall the names of the 2 gentlemen that moved me but they were great! Curteous and quick. This is my 2nd move in 2 years and they were much better than the previous big name move company I used before.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Good movers but not low-cost !
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Sheila L.
Great friendly service by professional movers. From booking to the very end, top notch and I highly recommend Brother Bear Moving!!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Ted N.
Moved my table from one house on 2nd floor to new house on 1st floor. Professional disassembled, moved, and reassembled table
5 Star Billiards5 Star Billiards
Karen D.
Pressure Movers did some heavy lifting on an item that needed to be moved to the second floor. They were professional, punctual and courteous. I highly recommend.
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Leslie J.
They did so awesome!! The movers were there on time, extremely efficient, and swerved all walls and valuables. I will be using them for every move from now on!
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Thumbtack Customer
Move went great, totally helpful and worked so hard to get it done. Will recommend to friends and are using them for the move from storage to our house!!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Sana S.
Helped with a last minute move. Moved an entire office space overnight and worked from sundown to sun up! Amazing crew with great work ethic!!
Davison Foreclosure Cleanout and More LLCDavison Foreclosure Cleanout and More LLC
Yin H.
Very organized, we have 3 movers David, Juan and Jonathan. These guys are very polite and moving carefully during the whole process. Highly recommended. They able to help almost everything. Quick and smooth, that's been a pleasure to work with these guys. Thank you castle movers!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Kiara p.
Manifest Moving was amazing at helping my boyfriend & I move into our new place. They were very professional and friendly. Would definitely use them again in the future!
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Sarah B.
Jason was very easy to work with and made the move of our pool table smooth and worryfree. He was able to move the table within 24 hours of contacting him and was priced well!
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Piano was moved safely in the rain. Rico and team were right on time. Very courteous and pleasant. He checked tuning before and after move. I highly recommend them!
Gregorio C.
They were very professional and organize. Excellent work moving and protecting items on and off transport vehicle. 5 star rating in this company. Brett Moore was great to work out the moving details.
American Eagle Relocation ServicesAmerican Eagle Relocation Services
Ebad U.
Were Very careful with the moving items. And easy to work with.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Vicky W.
The movers did an excellent job. Definitely recommend them.
Comfort Home MoversComfort Home Movers
Jagadeesh K.
They did good job packing as needed and moving things
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
These movers were exceptionally professional, they worked efficiently and were very polite the whole time. As far as I can tell nothing was damaged in the move and nothing is missing. Reyes stopped by during the move at one point to check in and make sure everything was going well, which was a nice touch. I highly recommend these guys.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Dora M.
They were 2 hours late and a man short making the move cost more. Also didn’t finish the job so I had to hire a second company. They were nice but inexperienced movers.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Brandon E.
Mediocre move. Not the best. The guys were not very friendly. Ill give them credit that they did move the piano very efficiently, and nothing was broken. But, the cost was waaay to high. I was originally quoted $275, but the first half of move cost me $355 and then another $355 to deliver to piano. This is a shorter baby grand piano, which we have moved a few times before, and it has never been this much. Needless to say, I probably wont use them again unless I am in a pinch.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Taylor B.
The team was a little late to my move, but they worked hard to get it done and help place things where I wanted them. It was a great value for my cross-town move, and I would definitely recommend this company.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
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