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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 Conroe movers
Jonathan S.
Easily the best movers ever! They moved lots of furniture including several antique pieces which other movers have flat out refuses to move. Everything was wrapped up for the move for protection. I cannot emphasize enough how outstanding they are.
Thumbtack Customer
Graceful Moves Moving Company was wonderful from the beginning of my requesting my move date with details to the completion of the move! Everyone was just so courteous and thoughtful and made the move enjoyable. They all went above and beyond taking good care of all items, especially the antiques. They truly were outstanding!
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
April K.
Amazing and quick piano move!! Very professional and will use them for regular move!!
Powerhouse Moving & StoragePowerhouse Moving & Storage
Kari H.
The movers arrived on time and were extremely professional. Having moved every year for the past 4 years, my family has hired many moving companies. We were extremely impressed by their organization, speed, and expertise. We couldn’t have asked for an easier move!
Kadijah R.
Respond time is fast. I moved from one third floor to another third floor and the move was quick. In Texas heat, they moved quickly and carefully with everything. Service with a smile...I do recommend!
Jonathan T.
Great movers on time and efficient
The Moving GeniesThe Moving Genies
Dustin P.
Miles & Myles moving company
Miles&Myles Moving Co.Miles&Myles Moving Co.
Jeffery S.
Amazing job! Awesome movers!
Jeffrey C.
The guys showed up a day early when our move in date was changed at the last minute with our hesitation and worked well into the night to complete the move.
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
Michelle K.
Though I didn't realize it when I booked them this week, this was my second time to use Texans Movers and they were great....again. We had used them previously to move my daughter when she left home and they were absolutely wonderful and even included a stop in Houston to pick up some furniture before coming to Conroe. This time when they moved my home it did take a bit longer then expected, as it had not taken quite as long to move the same amount of stuff last time I moved a year ago through a different company. HOWEVER, these guys were VERY thorough and careful and I have not found any damaged items whatsoever where there were a number of broken or damaged items found after my last move. I will definitely recommend Texans Movers to friends and family who are moving.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Kaedy C.
We needed two pianos moved and Leo’s moving were careful and professional all the way through. I appreciated that they were extremely communicative when they were running late and carefully cleaned up all their moving supplies when they were done. Very polite team!
Leo’s Moving ServicesLeo’s Moving Services
Kim G.
Great Job,!!! Moved my furniture and such from 3 separate locations to one in 3.5 hours. They were very careful with my property and although they did move quickly they were very cautious when moving furniture etc.. Definitely Recommend, Great Service at a Great Price.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Kristen B.
Great moving company! Workers were professional and got the job done quickly. They were careful with what they were moving and worked hard to makes sure the job was done quickly. The price was very reasonable for the items we had moved. Definitely would use them again.
Brooke A.
Movers showed up on time and were very nice. They moved everything quickly and safely, nothing was damaged or broken. I would definitely hire them again.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The team that moved us was absolutely the best!! A long, hard, day with very heavy stuff on a 2 story move and never a frown or complaint. Everything placed and reassembled and carefully handled. I had this team previously and requested them again, and will do so again if needed. I spent over 25 years moving every few years or less in the Army and never had such personable, helpful movers ! Really appreciate your obvious commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction. If looking for a mover, hire these folks! Absolutely top notch! Ed Knights
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Tracey M.
Great crew that came to help us move!
Premier MoversPremier Movers
Madison c.
I’ve used major league moving twice now, and both times they have been outstanding! Nate was very professional, on time, and made my moving day stress-free!
Major League MovingMajor League Moving
Vince B.
They did a great job, our moving went by incredibly quickly and painless thanks to them. Would highly recommend and plan on hiring them again for another family member's move.
The Moving GeniesThe Moving Genies
Allen L.
Hired 2-man crew for a small apartment move. The guys showed up in the time window, wrapped everything carefully, and moved quickly and professionally. The price was great, would definitely recommend.
Kim G.
Arrived right on time. Worked quickly and efficiently. Moved 2 apartments to 1 house in under 5 hours. Great Job. Will definitely call again if need a mover. Highly Recommend.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Stuart A.
Team was great and move went well thanks to this team
Clawtel Moving & StorageClawtel Moving & Storage
Christine P.
The movers did an amazing job with what we needed done! My husband was home at the time of the move and I was at work. He said the movers were also super friendly and did the job quickly but very efficiently!!! Also, their prices were the best I found anywhere else! Book them immediately and don’t look anywhere else!!
New Age Movers - Houston TexasNew Age Movers - Houston Texas
Charles O.
Extremely professional and personable movers. They were promt, extremely careful with all of our belongings, and courteous to my wife and neighbors. We will definitely hire them again if we move in the greater Houston Area!
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Alyssa H.
Best moving experience I’ve ever had! 10/10
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
Clay C.
Amazing movers did a great job for me. They were flexible and provided a fair flat hourly rate. Our items were handled with care and speed. We will definitely be using them for any future moving needs.
Amazing MoversAmazing Movers
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