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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Baytown movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time and quick. We got everything moved below the expected time frame. The movers were nice, polite, and very helpful. A pleasure to work with! I'd definitely recommend Texan Movers.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a very good experience with A&C Movers. They arrived on time and worked non stop until the job was done, so we completed the move below what I have budgeted move for it. The guys were very professional and polite. I will diffidently use them on my next move.
A&C Movers HoustonA&C Movers Houston
Thumbtack Customer
Courteous, friendly, very fast movers! This was the best moving company I've ever used,would definitely use again!
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Juan M.
This mover was quick and friendly.
Mckinney Billiard ServicesMckinney Billiard Services
William R.
I've moved 9 times in 10 years and have always had stuff broken or stolen. A-Star Movers were able to move my household goods without any damage and were pleasant company during the whole process.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome team to work with! This was one of the smoothest moves we have had and will definitely refer Moving It to anyone moving and wish Scott and team all the best success - you're definitely on the right track. Thank you for everything! Tommy and Noble
Moving It NowMoving It Now
Melanie L.
Our move was amazing this time. Texans Movers were great! They were on time and we had -0- delays. Our last move was a nightmare (using a different company) Nothing was damaged and they made is so simple! Thank you for an easy transition!
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Debbie A.
Texans Movers was the third moving company I hired in my long move from Denver. (My place to truck, truck to storage, storage to new home), and absolutely the best. They knew exactly what they were doing and didn't waste one second. Their rates were low and I definitely got my money's worth. I would highly recommend Texans Movers.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Markie O.
Amazing movers! They were there early and loaded the truck earlier than expected. I would definitely recommend them to any and all people looking for movers!
Emanuel Movers,Inc.Emanuel Movers,Inc.
Elizabeth S.
They are my angels! I've never experienced movers that cares about my valuables and me as much as they did! I had a blast moving with them too!
GM Moving and delivery Services LLCGM Moving and delivery Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Moving is always a hectic experience. The men working to move my belongings were hard working, careful and polite. That made it a little less stressful. Great job!
The MoooversThe Mooovers
Teresa D.
2 of the 3 movers were excellent, the 3rd guy was lazy, complained about the stairs multiple times, and attempted to tell me his life story rather than move my son and daughter in laws furniture. Additionally, while moving one of the tv's, the lazy mover left the cord to the tv in the van and we had to order a new one on Amazon. I contacted Mombo, the main mover , he confirmed it was left in truck but never responded any further. Contact I had setting up appt with office personnel was excellent, making payment was easy, and I would recommend, just wish we would of had 3 great movers, it would had been less time overall.
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys worked fast, were careful with our belongings, and all the movers were pleasant to work with. I've used a few moving companies in the city and this one was by far the best experience.
Texas Move-It - Houston MoversTexas Move-It - Houston Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I'm satisfied with the services I received with my move.
Barahona MoversBarahona Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with my move. Not only did Scott come the next day after I first contacted him, my move was done quickly and efficiently. I was moved out of a one bedroom apartment and everything packed in storage within 2 hours. I will definately use Scott and his company again.
Moving It NowMoving It Now
Taylor B.
Allsawa Movers were amazing! They took really good care of my stuff, had great communication, and worked fast! Definitely felt like just having a couple of friends help me move!
Allsawa MoversAllsawa Movers
Joseph F.
I have already referred them to friends . I was very surprised to see how well they prepared furniture for my local move. They are professional , on time , and a great value. You won't regret hiring Graceful Moves !
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
All moves are stressful. Texan Movers relieve that stress. The crew was efficient, pleasant, and professional. I could have hired locally, but they gave me a better price. Great price, great crew, I couldn't have asked for more.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Myra M.
Antonio’s Movers was awesome! They were very professional. They set everything up perfectly in my new place. They worked fast considering I was on the 3rd floor. I will definitely use them again if I ever need movers in the future!
Antonio's moversAntonio's movers
Ankit S.
I am glad I decided to go with a Clawtel moving. They were economical and did a great job moving all my furniture, appliances etc. They took great care for each item and worked continuously. Would hire them again.
Clawtel Moving & StorageClawtel Moving & Storage
Carol S.
Very good move Nothing was broke Would definitely use them again.
Mike B.
The movers showed up on time and hanker all my stuff with care. They were her careful not to damage anything . They worked promptly and exceeded my expectations when is comes to hire a mover . If i could i would hire them every time .
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
Daniel A.
Extremely surprised with the move, they were quick and friendly and at a good price thanks guys and Vanessa
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Dneilia c.
Very affordable and fast movers. Moved a 4 bedroom with some very heavy furniture to another 4 bedroom with stairs. The guys were very professional and nice, didn't waste any time. Very thankful for the help, I couldn't have done it myself.
Allsawa MoversAllsawa Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The Moovers did an excellent job with my move. They showed up on time, were courteous and professional and got right to work, completing my entire move in under 2 hours. During the move a piece of glass broke in my china cabinet. The Moovers apologized, took responsibility for the damage and immediately took steps to replace the glass. I was very pleased with their service. I would recommend them to anyone and will definitely use their services in the future.
The MoooversThe Mooovers
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