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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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. 

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Carrollton movers
Thumbtack Customer
3 bedroom home move. The movers were on time and they MOVED!!! One of the guys was literally running to and from the truck. They packed everything tight and we're very helpful. These are my movers from now on.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Joshua T.
NS Moving is a very good moving company to hire. Chasm was my point of contact in scheduling my move and she was very friendly & professional. Matt & Shannon were the movers and those guys are great! Very hard working and good nature individuals. I would highly recommend NS Moving!
NS MovingNS Moving
Wanda G.
Great move! Very nice movers and very fast. We had an oversized piece that could not fit in the elevator but they were gracious about using the stairs. Thank you Cheetah moving!
Cheetah MovingCheetah Moving
Rose M.
Manifest moving is the best moving company in the metroplex! Not only were they on time but they were also extremely professional, respectful and very efficient! I honestly could not have had peace of mind and I would probably still be moving if it wasn’t for them! Manifest movers definitely “have your back”!
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Valarie F.
From the first phone call to moving day..Moving DFW was responsive, accommodating and professional. They have simple straight forward pricing and come prepared to get the job done. The movers were personable and very mindful of our wishes and handled our valuables with care. I will use Moving DFW again.
Great Value Movers LLCGreat Value Movers LLC
Kevin K.
Best moving experience I've had. Blake and Ryan were friendly and efficient in moving my stuff to my new home. It was a local moving of less than 5 miles with fair price. Thanks guys!
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Victoria M.
If you need your move to be done fast and careful. Call Safari movers. Their pricing is fair for the quality work they do.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Swati S.
Blue Mule Movers are very professional in their work. Their crew is very careful and answer all questions with patience. They are punctual and quick to respond. I am extremely happy with the move that I hired them for business moving as well.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Terry H.
Using Metroplex Piano Moving was a wonderful experience. The move just couldn't have gone any better. Will use them again!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Rissa R.
They came and helped me move last minute for a very reasonable price ! Definitely will be using them for all my moving needs
Extra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLCExtra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLC
Alicia R.
The best moving company I hired in years. If you need excellent service Blue Mule movers should be your choice.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Ursula D.
Only needed a sectional moved and was told that they were too busy to move one item. They should be more specific in description. 👎🏾
Kai MovingKai Moving
Barb S.
They really took the time to ensure my furniture was protected during the move. Unlike other moving companies, they take pride in their work!
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Thumbtack Customer
My movers Mingo, Gordo, Raul and Sonny were very careful with all of my furniture. Everything was wrapped properly and handled with care. I would recommend them to anyone and I will definitely be using Castle Movers for any future moves.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Amogh K.
Helped me move with ease.
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Paulette B.
If you are looking for a moving company that is dependable and gets things done than you should call Red Carpet Moving Company. Very happy with our move because of this company. Not one issue....wow...so excited to say that! Great job
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Mike F.
The movers did not bring enough blankets to wrap all of the furniture. Because of this they had to make two trips (unload and then take those blankets back and continue the move). This added at least an hour to the move and i was charged for this additional hour even though it was their fault that the move took extra time. I called to complain about the bill but they have not returned my call.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Sara p.
Excellent! Go-Hard Movers LLC did a great job of moving all things for my house! 👍👍 They were very professional, friendly, and always come on time. I highly recommend Go-Hard Movers LLC. 👍👍👍
Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.
Timothy P.
Very happy with my experience. Frank & crew were very cordial and got right to work . They real took the stress out of moving. Very fast and efficient. Got everything moved on time. If you want a stress free move, give these great guys a call.
Curb Appeal ExpertsCurb Appeal Experts
Lashay J.
The movers were very professional and fast
Easily Movers and Home servicesEasily Movers and Home services
Jessica F.
Moving could not have been easier!
Independent Transporter-Move&DeliveryIndependent Transporter-Move&Delivery
Cody H.
They moved my stuff. Work was quick.
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The movers where early. They moved everything very fast and didn't break anything. Will definitely use them again. The price they quoted is what I paid.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
D'Angelo B.
The movers were very quick with wrapping and moving my furniture without breaking anything. I applaud the 2 guys that helped move me from a third floor apartment *stairs only* to another place on the second floor. I would highly recommend this company!!!!
TetrisPro MoversTetrisPro Movers
Ashley B.
Austin, Ivan, Jacob, and Jacobe were awesome! Super friendly, super professional, and did an amazing job! We had a huge move and they handled it flawlessly... Zero issues and ran really smooth. They spent almost all day with us and made sure everything we wanted moved got moved safely!!!! Thanks you guys! We will recommend y'all to anyone who is looking to move!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
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