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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 DeSoto movers
Remi W.
Heavy Lifters Moving received my request at late notice and was able to accommodate my moving needs! They made my moving experience fun all while protecting my oversized items! Their price was reasonable and they were friendly and polite. If I have to move again, I will definitely call Heavy Lifters Moving!
HeavyLifters MovingHeavyLifters Moving
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.
Theresa J.
I do want to say that Dallas Moving are amazing. Completely happy with the movers and the office staff! Big kiss to olivia
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Tamara W.
Movers were awesome. Professional and fast.
Candice CleanersCandice Cleaners
Pamela F.
Kudos to Comfort Home Movers owner and staff! I truly appreciate your professionalism and responsiveness to my specific requests. The movers worked efficiently and with much care for my belongings. No accidents. No mishaps. Flexible and polite. The move was completed within a reasonable amount of time and at a fair rate.
Comfort Home MoversComfort Home Movers
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
Freda G.
I am just blown away by these guys! They moved my entire apartment and did it so fast. Very professional and so happy. Ive never met happy movers before lol. By far the best moving company i have ever used and will not use anyone else but them.
Point Blank Moving (Dallas)Point Blank Moving (Dallas)
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
Tamar J.
Thank you for everything! Moved furniture quickly! Proficient and punctual!
D&N Anointed ServicesD&N Anointed Services
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
Shadeika B.
Awesome job moved me quick and fast. Very professional and respectful!
Reed’s Pack and Haul ServiceReed’s Pack and Haul Service
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were fast and friendly. I would recommend them to family and friends.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The team at castle movers were punctual, professional and reasonable. They exceeded my expectations.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Demetria C.
The team was very respectful and worked tirelessly. The move took almost 16 hours!
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Mary A.
Thank you so much for moving me everything was just done professionally.
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
Alexis L.
Unprofessional with booking. Felt like I had to contact them to get all information. Never confirmed a time after providing availability twice. Eventually I opted to contact a different mover. A customer shouldn’t have to deal with this. Moving is already a task.
Moving ServiceMoving Service
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!
Mary A.
I really enjoyed them. They were kind and polite. They treated my belonging with care. They kept the time frame exactly in what they said it would take without seeing what I had to move. I will recommend them to family and friends. Excellent Movers!!!
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Paul L.
Let me first say that JH Bison Movers are The Truth!!!! I was in a real bind on Tuesday with moving and needed a company to help me. I Called JH Bison Movers at 8am and spoke with Jason and told him my situation and at 10:50am, he was there at my home with his team Ready to take care of us. They did an Excellent!!!! Job and were Very Professional!!! Thank You So Much. Highly Recommend this Company!! 5 Stars
JH Bison MoversJH Bison Movers
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
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