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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.

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’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. 

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 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. 

Reviews for Garland movers
Gerry D.
After a scheduling mix up with another mover, I reached out to Ryan for a same day move and he was able to send a crew to get me moved. The guys were professional, took care to move valuable items and were polite and cordial throughout the move.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Kay c.
Thank you for such professionalism when moving my belongings. You not only moved the items but you moved them alone. You made me feel comfortable in you moving my things. Thank you for being kind and respectful 💛 May your family and business continue in success
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Elizabeth G.
They were able to move us last minute when our previously scheduled mover cancelled on us. Overall, the crew did a great job. We are happy and settled in our new place, and we will be hiring Candice Cleaners and Movers to clean our previous rental and move our excess items to storage.
Candice CleanersCandice Cleaners
Ked J.
I didn’t get the two movers name. They moved my furniture with extra care. Would use this company again.
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Kelshanique R.
I needed someone to helped me move ASAP and from the start Alejandro responded promptly to my quote and I scheduled him over all the other movers who replied. Alejandro & Gerardo arrived 15 mins before my appointment and were very professional from beginning to the end of my move. They were very informative and let me know when they were complete with the move. Now when I ever move, I will ONLY contact Go Hard Home and Furniture!!! Best movers I have had!!!!!
Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.
Ritu R.
Top movers in town
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Great, smooth move.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Elizabeth G.
The movers were great. They arrived on time and finished the job in a prompt manner. Everything was moved with care and there were no extra fees. Highly recommend!
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Anh-Vu N.
The guys did a great job! Moved us in and out in record time. Will definitely be calling these guys again when moving needs arise.
American Eagle Relocation ServicesAmerican Eagle Relocation Services
Paige W.
I hired Jose and his team to move all my stuff into a new one bedroom apartment. They wrapped my furniture well, and they moved everything quickly, efficiently, and carefully. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for my next move!
Fuerza Delivery and Moving ServicesFuerza Delivery and Moving Services
Christine S.
Professional movers. I would definitely recommend them to everyone who needs to move their piano from one place to another. Excellent work!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Michelle W.
I can honestly say this was my best state to state move,these guys are awesome!I appreciate them making this move really smooth😁
James M.
I always thought moving companies are no good. Then I hired Pick Up Movers which completely changed my mind. I got a hint of their efficiency when I called them first. Their customer service was very helpful and prompt. Their quote was unbeatable. The best part of their service was the movers. They were so punctual and efficient. The movers were so fast at the packing and loading process. The delivery was made on time and everything was in perfect condition. All my prejudices about moving companies are gone.
Sarah T.
Castle Movers far exceeded our expectations. They made a move we dreaded into a very pleasant experience. Every piece of furniture was carefully wrapped and loaded, and the trucks were packed efficiently and with great caution. Not a single thing was damaged, and no walls were hit when moving into our brand new home despite having a lot of tight corners to maneuver. The move took a total of 10 hours, and the only break the guys took was a quick lunch. They worked tirelessly and without any complaints. All our family that was involved with our move was very impressed with the quality and will be using Castle for any future moving needs. Great job!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Ryan C.
My family & I were very stressed about our move. We had other movers brush us off, send us outlandish quotes (one had the audacity to quote me over $1,100!) and balk at a move to the third floor. Mark at Family Moving? Very easy to talk to, reasonable rates, and the kicker for us? We couldn’t find a single bad review. We looked. The men showed up today and knocked it out of the park. I couldn’t be happier. On time arrival, pleasant to be around, and never stopped working. These men are who we will use for our next move, and you should use them for your next move as well. Trust me.
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Chelsy M.
Great moving company! Will definitely use in the future.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Steven D.
Moving a 60x60x26 fish tank. Will hire again
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Jonathan R.
Excellent, polite, professional movers. Will hire again!
Heavy Duty MovingHeavy Duty Moving
Hector M.
Great price, great cross country move
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Courtni L.
Wonderful communication, the movers showed up and loaded everything up into the trailer and into the storage unit and were completely professional! We will use them again next time we move!
Brother Bear North DFW Furniture Delivery & LaborBrother Bear North DFW Furniture Delivery & Labor
Jasmine F.
Brandon was on time and quickly moved our theater couches upstairs. I honestly think he broke a record in moving time. Well worth the cost for time and ease of services.
Brandon's Moving CompanyBrandon's Moving Company
Janene B.
This group of professionals were a God- send! We had arranged to have Another mover —Lone Star Express Movers move us. Only because I didn’t know about Triple A’s Moving Co. The appointment was set for 8a-10a start time. I reached out friday and Saturday to remind them and asked for a confirmation. Crickets. Then on Sunday at 10:15a I had this sinking feeling — we were stood up!!! Seriously?! No call - no-show!! What jerks and what a great oppty. I put out an SOS at 11a that our mover ghosted us and Ariel from Triple A’s Moving Co. Texted and called with in 10 minutes! Not only did we ask to have them move all the heavy stuff but also assemble 8 pieces of new furniture from Wayfair. The two movers were pure professional. Excellent, fast and outstanding workmanship! We are so grateful and thankful these gents came to our rescue!! Well done! Highly recommend!!!
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Leslie A.
They arrived on time and got everything moved with time to spare.
Thumbtack Customer
They arrived 40 minutes late!! It was 3 movers and it took almost 6 hours to move a 2 bedroom apartment. I had to call other people over to help because they were moving so slow. It took one guy 10 minutes to take a small box and a glass vase to the truck and come back! I moved three blocks away and when we left the first location they disappeared and made it the second location 15 minutes later. Very dissatisfied
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Paris G.
Theo and his team were friendly and professional. They were also very careful when moving my furniture. I would recommend to anyone looking to move heavier objects at an affordable price.
Extra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLCExtra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLC
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