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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 Grand Prairie movers
Brian H.
The movers were very professional and humble. I would welcome these movers anytime. Thank you for being professional and helping! Awesome movers!!!!
Smith's Moving CompanySmith's Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best move ever. These guys were early, & assisted me with my move. Very professional workers. They made this the best move ever. What a great experience.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Joy Annell C.
Fantastic work! The movers were right on time and very friendly. They moved everything efficiently.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Patricia V.
This was the best moving company I have ever used from start to finish. The owner is superb on setting up the move knowing all the right questions to ask. The movers were punctual, they worked so hard and so nice and professional. The move took 5 hours and with the last moving company it took them 10 hours and I still had to do a lot of the work myself. Superb moving company Will definitely use them again!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were wonderful! They were on time and worked hard to help our move go smoothly.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Can't not thank enough Dallas Moving for The very great moving service! The sales person Olivia was accurate and knowledgeable the moving crew showed up on time with 5 movers! Extra man power.... Super Super professional team that dedicated to their job. Hard working people dupe friendly and funny! This is my best movMy experience so far. Dallas moving raise the bar!
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Lisa H.
The best and enjoyable move I ever had. This was a hard move, narrow walls, but?my movers did an exceptional job. I would use them again and again. I highly recommend them.
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Carol Y.
We Move saved my day - came through for me at the last moment. Unfortunately the individual who I originally contacted had an emergency and We Move were able to accommodate my request with basically no notice. The crew followed direction on moving my furniture perfectly and very polite. Many, many thanks to We Move
We MoveWe Move
Aaron H.
The movers that worked on my move were great. The communicated well, asked questions, didn't mind moving the boxes and furniture to the correct rooms, etc. Honestly, they worked their tails off, all the way to 12:15 am. These guys were great. However, just a word of advice: if you are planning on a whole-home move, I would recommend hiring 3 movers. I certainly had more stuff in my home than I imagined!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Larry and his helper arrived 30 minutes before their scheduled arrival time and completed the move within the estimated time. They were very friendly and efficient. I will definitely call Blue Mule Moving Company when I need to move again.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
David G.
We Move helped with a friends move and we could not have been more pleased with their services and can-do attitude. Will certainly use again.
We MoveWe Move
Gerard G.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. After my initial inquiry, the owner (Arthur) immediately called me and we discussed my move. He was able to get me scheduled for a move the next week on my desired date. He informed me of how I could pack my house to make the move smoother. The 2 movers arrived right on time and immediately started working. They didn’t waste anytime were able to maneuver the odd shaped steps in my home. It was clear they were skilled movers from the way they packed the truck. They moved everything into our storage, which I was concerned may not be big enough. They ensured me they’d make it work, and they did. They showed extreme care when handling my furniture and nothing was broken. I will be using Secured Moving Company again to move my furniture out of the storage.
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Jacquelyn C.
I can’t remember the names of the two movers that came to move me but they were fantastic. Professional, friendly and efficient! I’d definitely hire them again!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Donna H.
Arthur’s communication was ongoing until the move was completed. He is very personable and extremely easy to work with. He values what his customer has to say. He listens with intent. My Move with Secured Moving went extremely well, very efficient, and careful with my things. Will use them in the future as well as recommend to others! Keep up the AWESOME WORK. What a great Stress free move experience for me!!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Sara R.
Great movers!!! Would definitely hire again!
Independent Transporter-Move&DeliveryIndependent Transporter-Move&Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great, on time, and very affordable. Took less than 6 hours for our large house with just two movers. Would recommend and use again!
Extreme Movers, LLCExtreme Movers, LLC
Rachel S.
I am so thankful for Safari Movers and Delivery! They were so hardworking and kind. Poor guys had to move me in the middle of summer up one flight of stairs then up three more. They did it with a smile on the face the whole time! Will definitely be hiring this company again on my next move!! 😊
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best move I've ever had. They did a great job, worked quickly, and got all of my stuff moved in just 2 hours. I highly recommend!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were awesome!! They shrink wrapped all of my furniture that could be damaged in the move. They worked hard the entire time and were very friendly. By far the best moving experience.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great job helping us move. Communication was great, and timely, and everything was done to our satisfaction. I will be using them when I need to move again. Hire with confidence.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Kyra V.
They did a great job helping us move! They were great at communicating and they took care of our furniture. I would recommend Blake if you are looking for a professional and efficient mover!
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Misty H.
Thank you so much for an amazing move! Luis and Jacob were fantastic. They were one-time and super efficient. By FAR the best value in town for moving. We had zero issues and I highly recommend Secured Moving. Thanks again for making what could be a stressful event absolutely flawless!
Secured Moving Company LLCSecured Moving Company LLC
Haspreet S.
Movers came 30 mins early and finished everything so quickly. Professional and very helpful. Will be using you all again for a long distance move. Thank you once again!
Kelvin E.
Awesome movers...would definitely use them again.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Ms E.
They where super late, which caused me to hit the road from Grand Prairie, TX to Chicago, IL late. The movers had the nerve to stop for lunch, when they were already hours late! Keep in mind I was desperately trying to stick to my plans to leave Texas and arrive in Chicago on time for an appointment. There isn’t a direct company number to call, I had to submit a request online or message on Thumbtack to get an update. They had limited equipment to move stuff with. The movers asked and allowed strangers to assist them with moving. The only thing I like about the movers where their personality.
Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱Lugg - On-Demand Moving 📱
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