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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.

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.

Reviews for DeSoto movers
Arianna W.
Excellent communication and very professional movers. Was able to move me on time and showed up at the exact time I was quoted. Also price was very fair. Will definitely be using them again for my next move.
BIG AL’s JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING SERVICEBIG AL’s JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING SERVICE
Tamara W.
Movers were awesome. Professional and fast.
Candice Cleaners LlcCandice Cleaners Llc
Alissa M.
I needed a move at the last minute and these guys came through. Worked around my schedule and moved my belongings with ease. Will definitely use them again.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
I've never had such an easy move!!! They were great. They were fast and efficient. If I ever need to move again I will definitely use them! #recommended
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Ellastine O.
I received a call from Rick with D & J transportation, I explained what my moving needs were and what my budget was. I was expecting to pay much more but they were able to work within my budget. My moving date had to be moved up to same day, they worked me in.this the best moving experience I ever had, I will recommend them to everyone I know.
Let’s Move It!!!Let’s Move It!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time, polite, worked quickly and efficiently.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My husband took care of the movimg. He went on and on about how awesome, friendly and professional the movers were during the process. Thank you for making our move into our home an enjoyable opportunity.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had 3 guys show up to help with my move. They were professional, wrapped all my large furniture and had all the proper tools to take my fridge and washer/dryer apart. Everything was moved and in my new home quickly. Plus, I had to reschedule and they worked with my crazy schedule! Thanks guys for a great move!!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The team at castle movers were punctual, professional and reasonable. They exceeded my expectations.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were fast and friendly. I would recommend them to family and friends.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Demetria C.
The team was very respectful and worked tirelessly. The move took almost 16 hours!
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Marquita M.
These guys were incredible! I had 2 pickup locations with one drop off and they moved super fast, yet carefully. They also accompanied my short notice move request. There wasn’t any damage to my items and they even hooked up my appliances and disassembled/reassembled my bed. I wish I knew of these guys with my previous 10 moves. I also felt like they were genuinely good people and I wasn’t concerned about them knowing where I live...unlike how I’ve felt with previous movers. I would recommend them to anyone!
MAKING YOUR MOVE EASYMAKING YOUR MOVE EASY
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were prompt and precise! They did an excellent job! Would hire this company again.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Brandon D.
...point blank....great service, very fair price and top-notch quality move.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The three movers were very pleasant and professional and I will definitely use them again in the future.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The team from Blue Mule Movers were prompt, professional and personable. I highly recommend their service.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Bri S.
They were very kind and accommodated my last minute request to move my items one day earlier.
EverReady Discount  movers.EverReady Discount movers.
Andrienne W.
They did an outstanding job safely moving our pool table. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
DFW Billiard ProfessionalsDFW Billiard Professionals
Kenneth B.
Family Moving did an outstanding job. They quoted an estimate on the phone, were right on time. The movers were Devin and Allen. They were very professional and respectful hard working young men and very careful with our furniture. We could not have ask for a more cooperative and responsible presence. Great Job! I would highly recommend this company.
Family MovingFamily Moving
Carol C.
We bouggt a new home and had to move our pool table......stairs were involved in both moves (2nd floor to 2nd floor). The guys arrived promptly with a call ahead, disassembled, and reassembled at our new residence within 2 hours. They were prompt, courteous, budget friendly, and about the business. They beat everyone's quote. I highly recommend!
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend, without hesitation, the moving services of D&J Transportation Services. My service needs were complex and involved multiple components, including the coordination of out-of-town transport and local delivery to two different destinations. The professionalism and expertise of D&J Transportation Services made what could have easily become a frustrating experience one that was, instead, AS EASY AS BREATHING! My next moving services requirement will likely involve an out-of-state relocation. Who do you wager I will call to provide for this major moving project? You' e got it: D&J Transportation Services!!
Let’s Move It!!!Let’s Move It!!!
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great once they arrived. We had hiccups in the beginning with them being 2 hours and 40 minutes late to the appointment. They did call me initially when they thought they'd be an hour late, things got complicated when another hour passed and they hadn't arrived. It seems the new scheduler didn't have it down and was booking their moves too close together. It put us at an inconvenience as everyone was getting tired the later it became. With that being said once they arrived they were MARVELOUS! Highly professional and quick. My dad stated you could tell they were pros by how well they worked together and how easy is was for them to find a solution to what others would indicate as a problem. They packed my things in an hour and were out the door before me. The entire move took 2 1/2 hours. I'll definitely look them up on my next move. I'll just be sure to be first on their agenda for the day.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Janice M.
It was a great move the guys were awesome very professional. Very careful with the furniture so as not to damage any thing. Highly recommend them to others rates were reasonable
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Tiana F.
I highly recommend Road to Freedom! I had an easy (but somewhat heavy) job for them...one major piece of furniture that hold sentimental value. The care taken to ensure it arrived safely was noticed. They immediately recognized the nostalgia and importance of this piece and moved accordingly. They were very pleasant on conversation as well. Also, they were knowledgeable about the location to which I was having the items delivered... definitely a plus! I'll contact them again for my next move.
Road To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving and HaulingRoad To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving and Hauling
Folade B.
They did a great job! They moved all my stuff from a storage unit to a 2nd floor apartment in less than 4 hours! They were punctual, professional and hard working. I would definitely hire them again!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
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