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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Bedford movers
Jay D.
I used Cordobe to get my mom moved. The movers were on time and completed the move perfectly. They also worked with us on short notice.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Emily M.
We Move guys did a great job moving some furniture around for me. They showed up early, were careful and very fast! I thought it would be a struggle to move a big dresser into the garage but they did it with ease. Will definitely recommend and use again for moving needs!
We MoveWe Move
Thumbtack Customer
This was the quickest cleanest,easiest and most pleasant move because of Extreme movers!!! I recommend them to everyone!
Extreme Movers, LLCExtreme Movers, LLC
Wildflower C.
These guys got it done!!!! They are the best movers I have ever used and I have moved 27 times!
Let’s Move It!!!Let’s Move It!!!
Sarah M.
We moved New years eve, and with several changes to our moving date due to renovations taking longer and longer. The movers were quick, efficient and professional. Thanks so much for loving us into our home!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Carmen d.
I actually liked everything, about this company. I will be referring them to a friend. She will need moves. The movers were very very professional and did amazing job. Just wished it was not so hot, hot the day of the move.
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Brittany B.
It was raining hard and flooded in front of our old apartment. The movers were still able to move our items and keep them mostly dry. They also laid out a mat to not track dirt on the carpet. Great, friendly and professional movers!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Shimana J.
New life movers made my move a simple and easy process, they were friendly and professional, very efficient, they cared for my belongings. I would definitely recommend New Life movers and would use them again if I need to.
New Life MoversNew Life Movers
Regan C.
Easy scheduling & efficient moving.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Steve F.
These young men showed up on time and were extremely courteous and professional throughout the move process. They moved my three-bedroom home into a storage unit without issue or damaging any of my furniture. I highly recommend Brother Bear Moving!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I just used Best Price Movers for a local move and D'Andre & Bobby were great guys! They moved my entire place quickly, carefully and fast in were done within a couple hours. I will use this company again in the future. Thanks, Guys!
Susanne B.
Guidance Moving did a great job moving my furniture and things into my 2nd floor apartment! I would definately recommend and hire again!
Guidance MovingGuidance Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived on time. The 2 movers were clean,careful, and courteous. When I move in the future I will use them again. Lastly they were in time and efficient.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Uriel and Kirby were absolutely the best. I have had movers in the past and then there is Triple"A" Moving. I highly recommend. Great work ethic and great communication.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Alyssa G.
We were so impressed with Family Moving from the beginning to the end. They provided a quick honest answer on my inquiry. The moving team sent a text they were on the way and then showed up right on time. They were very professional and wrapped every item thoroughly. We had two different drop off spots and they kept the items separated with no issues. Moving is never fun but at least Family Moving made it easy!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Sarah T.
Very smooth move, even through a thunderstorm!
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Kristen H.
Could not have asked for a better moving experience!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Linda J.
They moved my grand piano to another room so that I could get new flooring and then came back to move the piano to its original place. They did a great job. They prepared the piano with blankets and strapped it to the dolly as if it were going on a moving van. They know what they are doing and are nice to work with.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Jimmy T.
They came in assed the job and moved everything in a professional manner
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Stan P.
Arrived on time and wasted no time loading up things. Wrapped my furniture before moving and took care of my belongings. If I need to move again I will definitely contact them.
Lauren C.
Highly recommend! I was able to hire them same day for a last minute job to move a large TV and a few boxes left over from a move. They responded within the hour and the job was completed quickly and professionally.
The Hauling MogulsThe Hauling Moguls
Jolene B.
Robert was amazing! I had apprehension on getting movers due to my previous experiences and Robert completely changed my expectation. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone looking for a trustworthy and successful move.
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Karla S.
The movers were polite and on the hall did everything that I asked of them.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Trudy J.
Great moving experience...will be using again in a couple of weeks. Highly recommend.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Diane L.
The moving guys were great!! I’ll definitely use this company again.
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
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