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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 Duncanville movers
Maray m.
Excellent moving experience
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were prompt and super friendly and did a great job with the move even worked in the snow! I would recommend them to my family and friends!
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Thumbtack Customer
The movers are great will hire them again.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Laura R.
Excellent. Will recommend to anyone needing moving services. Thank you.
Road To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLCRoad To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLC
Gary K.
I never want to spend a lot for the move but I do want the best service. It is true that quality service never comes cheaply but I was fortunate enough to receive world class service at a very cheap price and thanks to Pick Up Movers for that. They not only quoted the cheapest price, they were also able to deliver a smooth, stress-free and timely move!
Kristen S.
Arthur and his team were awesome! I needed a move in 3 days and he was able to accommodate. He worried very quickly and was very courteous! Will definitely book again if we have to move in the future!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Edward T.
Great staff at a reasonable price. Will be happy to work with Manifest Moving again.
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent choice going with these guys for our move. They were very flexible and courteous people. Not only was the service top notch, the price was reasonable and fair. All of our belongings arrived safe and sound at the new house. Definitely recommend these guys for your moving needs!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Traci H.
They were great and got the job done quickly without any damage. What took 6 hours and over $700 with other movers took Cordobe only 4 hours and $400. I will absolutely use them again and have already recommended them to a friend moving this weekend.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Daniel D.
This Piano move was catered especially for my timeline window. I would definitely recommend these guys to all.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Lori P.
Actually ended up not needing their services BUT I thought I needed a refrigerator moved same day at 7:30 pm. It was 1:30 of the same day. They were extremely accommodating especially given the short notice. Should I ever need their services, I would not hesitate to contact Let's Move It!!!
Let’s Move It!!!Let’s Move It!!!
Antwanette C.
I had a great experience during my move. They were kind and efficient. I have already recommended their services to others.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Anitra J.
The team is professional, timely, and courteous. They moved our furniture with no issues and was quick to provide updates. We immediately hired them for another project.
Road To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLCRoad To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLC
Shuntia H.
Ricky made sure my move went smoothly, great customer service of the workers. I would hire this company again!!! Thank you
Let’s Move It!!!Let’s Move It!!!
Eric S.
Danny & team showed up on time, very professional and knew what they were doing id recommend this team to anyone who is going to move a pool table!
DFW Billiard ProfessionalsDFW Billiard Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
They were friendly and went beyond. However I wish it could have been moved quicker as it cost me an extra $245 that I did not have to spend.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Everything about our experience with Castle Movers far exceeded our expectations. From them arriving early to their constant sense of urgency. These guys were not playing around. They moved my boyfriend and I out of our 2 bedroom town home into our 1 bedroom apartment an hour away in 3.5 hours. They were cautious with our items and really went above and beyond for us! Adam and Andrew you two are the real mvp.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Shaheen T.
This was somewhat a small job where I moved my massage studio from the second level to the ground level but the guys were pretty efficient and were done in about 45min. Great job!
Coyote Moving ServicesCoyote Moving Services
Kadeem C.
The entire team—Alan, Ben, and Zach— was fantastic. They showed on time to load up my items and arrived at the final destination on time as well. Overall, I am satisfied with the services provided by The Perfect Move team.
The Perfect MoveThe Perfect Move
Parker H.
Theo is a true pro who is focused on providing excellent customer service at a great value. Though he only quoted me for a 3 man crew, he actually showed up with a 4th guy at no extra cost to me! Theo and his guys Chris, Brad, and Eric showed up right on time and worked hard until the move was done. They all took great care of my things and had awesome attitudes throughout. I will absolutely call Theo up whenever I need a mover again in the future. Thanks!
Extra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLCExtra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLC
Shuntia H.
Brent and his team provided me with great customer service. I would hire this company again and will refer any person looking for a reasonable, professional moving,junk removal company to this company. Thanks Brent for an awesome job on yesterday.
Road To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLCRoad To Freedom Junk Removal, Moving & Hauling LLC
Raj V.
These guys did an absolutely fantastic job moving a very big (and very expensive) game machine for me on a rainy day with less than 24 hours notice. Professional & punctual, I couldn’t have been happier with the service. Thanks again guys!
Sound Moving SolutionsSound Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
The movers for my project were Brandon, Nicki, and Jack. They were very professional, courteous, and friendly. My furniture pieces are very heavy and these guys lifted them with precision and ease. They were very careful in the handling of each piece. I will definitely use them again. I was impressed.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Cynthia R.
The best moving company I have ever worked with with, and the best price in the area as I received 4 quotes and no one can compare or came close. An excellent crew that demonstrated they knew what they were doing and simply got to it, I will definitely use them again when needed and will recommend them to everyone I know that may need this service.
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
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