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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 Denton movers
Mekia B.
The best moving experience I have ever had. So efficient and timely. I will call them again for my next move and recommend them to everyone I know needing movers.
Charlton C.
Had a washer and dryer that I needed moved upstairs. They moved it very promptly and for a great cost. Very friendly.
Road To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLCRoad To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLC
Geshae C.
The movers came earlier than the time planned. They were very nice and quick with moving. Would definitely recommend.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Kate E.
This company did not show up for the scheduled move time. I called and they told me to find another mover.
JH Bison MoversJH Bison Movers
Ruva D.
Super fast and efficient movers! I literally contacted them 12 hours before my scheduled move because my other movers bailed on me. Luis & his helper were very nice and helpful! They got everything done really quickly. Will probably use them in the future for my moves :)
Kaitlin R.
Our experience with Blue Mule Movers was fantastic from beginning to end. We found out late the night before our move that our new place wouldn’t be ready until much later than anticipated. Blue Mule Movers called me back that same night to reschedule us for a later time that day. The movers were friendly, diligent, and skillful. We couldn’t have made our move without them!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Zachary K.
Terriffic piano movers! They were very quick to respond and able to work with our schedule. They moved a baby grand for my family very quickly and safely, not a scratch on it! I would highly recommend these movers for anyone looking to relocate a piano.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Claire P.
Top moving cars mpany
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Margo D.
Metroplex moved an organ for me. They did an excellent job moving it without any damage at all. They were prompt and the price was very reasonable.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
F. I.
They are courteous, respectful and move items as if they are moving their own stuff. Highly recommended. You can’t get any better than this. Fidelia Iwegbu
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
DeeDee K.
Moving is stressful enough as it is, Pressure Movers made it a smooth experience. They were able to come within 2 hours of me requesting them and they got the job done swiftly, I was very happy. I had fragile items and nothing was damaged while moving. The work was top quality and they were very friendly and personable as well. If I ever need movers again, I will without a doubt hire Pressure Movers. It does not get any better than them.
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Isadora S.
AJ moving was great. I called on a Friday needing to move ASAP. They were able to do the move the next day!!. They kept me updated on time & very polite. I would definitely recommend them as well as use them in the future. You will not be disappointed.
AJ MovingAJ Moving
Tabitha H.
Love pressure movers. They came to move me short notice and filled my every request. They were very careful and respectful of my belongings. I highly recommended them if you want your things taken care of. Will be using them for my next move.
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the movers. They worked hard and fast and did a great job. They were very professional and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone who is moving. This was my second time to use their service. And I will use them a 3rd time on my next move.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Alicia H.
Metroplex Piano Moving arrived on time, maintained great communication with me, and there was just no fuss at all. The move was the easiest I've had and at a great price. Plus they gave me added value by helping set up a tuning for a month later. I will recommend them to everyone I know moving pianos. Thanks!!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Kiana M.
Vic, Tyler and Dillip did such an amazing job moving our two bedroom apartment in to our new home! They communicated everything the entire way through the move, they were friendly, very professional and really cool. I definitely will hire them again for any future moves and refer them to all of my friends and family!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Jessica J.
B&H Moving And Delivery really came through for me after another moving company canceled on me the day of my move. He responded really quick and his team showed up to work after a long day of assisting other people. I am extremely grateful for these guys and will definitely book them again.
B&H Moving And Delivery ServicesB&H Moving And Delivery Services
Kylie w.
A&F we’re amazing! They arrived on time and got RIGHT to work. We were really stressed about our move as we had a ton of stuff in a small second story apartment. Never hired movers before. They moved EVERYTHING no questions asked. Wrapped things that were not in boxes to ensure they didn’t get damaged. They packed our entire two bedroom FULL apartment and moved us to a new town home in exactly four hours total. And even installed our washer and dryer!! Great value for my money. Effortless move on our end. Would hire again and again and recommend to anyone. HIRE THEM!!
A&F moving servicesA&F moving services
Valeria C.
Excellent business. Great experience. Will always utilize this moving company!!!!!
Fuerza Delivery and Moving ServicesFuerza Delivery and Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with their work. Would recommend to anyone needing a piano moved.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Joseph C.
Excellent experience overall. Arrive on time and moved my items with care.
Independent Transporter-Move&DeliveryIndependent Transporter-Move&Delivery
Andreia J.
I hired Ivory Moving Services to move furniture around in my home and set up a toddler bed and a couple of other items. They worked quickly and efficiently. They made sure to set up things how I wanted and was cautious with how they moved things to prevent any damages of items. I am very satisfied with their service and would definitely hire them again in the future!
Ivory Moving and Handyman ServicesIvory Moving and Handyman Services
Cristina R.
Excellent value movers and perfect for my project. I needed help moving several large furniture items as well as boxes and smaller pieces of furniture from a 1-story house to a 2nd-story apartment. They were responsive scheduling on short notice and answering questions about pricing and were even flexible and available to change the move time over the weekend. They were friendly and worked quickly. The move was completed under the original amount of scheduled time with all furniture and boxes in the original condition. Would definitely hire again.
Lynne k.
A good experience and their help with moving out of a second floor apartment went well.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Glynn G.
Exceptional service. Great communication. I was very pleased with Brother Bear moving. I am recommending Brother Bear to anyone needing help moving a small apartment or a large household of furniture. They took great care with my possessions.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
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