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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 Carrollton movers
Sandra C.
Great moving experience with Family Moving! Will use them again for our next move!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
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
Lacey A.
Family Moving was very easy to work with and did a great job moving all of our furniture and boxes with care. I would highly recommend them for your moving needs!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with this company was amazing. They were professional, friendly, on time and fast. I have always been hesitant hiring movers because they have all my belongings in their hands... but I will call OC Moving next time I move. I would 100% recommended this company to anyone looking for movers. Thanks again :)
Amanda P.
Love To Serve Pros goes the distance when it comes to providing door to door moving service! They offer affordable moving solutions that works for both your budget and your moving needs. Love To Serve Pros knows that moving can be difficult, but they have experience making it as fast, friendly, and stress-free as possible. Whether you are moving across the street or across the metroplex, they treat every customer like their family, and their possessions with care, respect, and courtesy. Our entire moving process was performed in a masterful professional manner. Love To Serve Pros did a fabulous job & I highly recommend them to anyone that needs a moving service!
Love to serve ProsLove to serve Pros
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
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
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
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 excited to say that! Great job
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
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
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
Amogh K.
Helped me move with ease.
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
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
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
Cody H.
They moved my stuff. Work was quick.
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
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