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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Houston?

The top movers in Houston cost approximately $70 to over $100 per hour. However, your cost will vary depending on how many miles your move is, how many movers are necessary and the time of year when the move is taking place. Moving during peak seasons and days will most likely cost more, depending on the moving company.

How do I choose the best moving company in Houston?

Comparing the top moving companies in Houston is your first step toward choosing the best movers for your move. Identify the top-rated companies and compare prices, reviews and services offered. Look for reviews that mention whether the movers showed up on time or didn’t let the weather interfere with the schedule. Houston frequently receives heavy rain, so your mover should be prepared.

To help ensure you have the best experience, read Thumbtack’s smart hiring guide, which offers tips for finding the best professionals. The Top Pro badge also provides a quick means of locating movers in the top 4% of ratings.

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.



What is considered a local move in Houston?

A local move in Houston may include popular areas like Sugar Land, The Woodlands or Cypress. Local moving companies can also help you with a move to Houston suburbs like Pearland, Humble or Alvin. 

On the other hand, moving from Houston to Austin may require a long-distance moving company. Likewise, if you’re moving from Houston to Dallas, you will likely want to hire long-distance movers, as they may be better equipped to help with a smooth move.

To get help with your move, contact the best movers in Houston.

Reviews for Houston movers
Avani S.
Great moving experience with AllSawa Movers. I’d definitely recommend them for any move.
AllSawa Movers And Packers  🥳AllSawa Movers And Packers 🥳
Kasi M.
I have moved several times and this move by far was the easiest, stress free move I have had. NR Movers made me feel at ease with my move, taking care of all the little details and even assisting me with reassembling furniture. I highly recommend NR Movers for your next move!!
Pamela J.
Thanks Emanuel Movers to help move a treadmill. I couldn't have hired a better mover.
Emanuel Movers,Inc.Emanuel Movers,Inc.
Khatrina H.
Houston Movers has been the best moving experience I’ve had and we’ve moved many times! The movers did an exceptional job moving everything out quickly and carefully! I’d definitely use them again when we come back to Houston! Thank you Houston Movers!!
Eugene L.
This local moving company is the best. They truly offer a complete moving service. They made my move easy for me. Movers of Houston is professional, dependable, and affordable. I definitely reccomend them for any move, packing, or delivery service.
Movers of San Antonio - HoustonMovers of San Antonio - Houston
Bennie C.
Movers were able to move my items in a timely manner and thanks to the owner for resolving any hiccups with the move.
Ashton C.
Fast and efficient team of movers! I would highly recommend Texans Movers for all your moving needs.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Pamela G.
Had a wonderful experience with Movers of Houston. Their communication pre-move is excellent. My movers arrived early, were extremely professional, and did an amazing job. I have used Movers of Houston for two moves and will gladly use them again in the future.
Movers of San Antonio - HoustonMovers of San Antonio - Houston
Linda L.
This was the best moving ever for me and I move every two years. This company verified the day before, the guys called on their way and they were here 15 minutes ahead of time. They never took breaks, kept moving and did this move in half the time the previous movers did. I will always use GAM Movers. Linda.
Richard B.
The moving company Houston Movers got the job done!!!! They were quick to get to the job site moving things was fast and efficient!!! Houston Movers did an awesome job. Thank You guys!!!
Thumbtack Customer
They helped me move from my apartment to a home. The 2 movers I had were the best movers I've ever used. If I move again, I'll definitely use this company.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The movers came in on-time and move all the things in 2 hours. Would definitely hire 1st choice moving and storage again.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Dawn M.
My bad! Graceful Movers didn’t even return the call. I didn’t use them GATLATIC MOVERS MOVED ME.
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Mariah J.
The movers moved fast! Very respectful of you as the mover. Made sure your things were taken care of the whole time
Skyline Moving & TransportSkyline Moving & Transport
Amber W.
Great movers that came through in the clutch after my other movers cancelled. Moved within the same building so it was a pretty easy service & the movers didn’t great with no damage to my belongings.
Kenya R.
Houston Movers we’re really helpful in me moving out of my old home and into a new one. My original movers didn’t show and Houston movers stepped in and got the job done.
Thumbtack Customer
Crew was professional, quick and organized. Would recommend Texans Movers to anyone moving in the Houston area. Excellent worry free move.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The 2 movers were professional, moved quickly and were very friendly! I would definitely use Graceful Moves in the future!
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Lakesha H.
The movers were so helpful on our last minute move.
Kathleen K.
Movers were polite and professional. Moved everything to my satisfaction.
Movers of San Antonio - HoustonMovers of San Antonio - Houston
Sonya R.
Houston Movers responded within minutes of my request for a last minute move. The movers did a great job with wrapping my furniture and moving in a timely matter. Thanks so much for your service.
Prashan R.
NR Movers did a great job moving all of my belongings. They made sure to wrap all important items and were quick with my move. I would use their moving services again!
Thumbtack Customer
The movers did an okay job, but they were pretty slow moving.
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Tonya A.
The movers were available prompt and moved my items with care.
Jason R.
Movers were polite and professional. Moved everything to my satisfaction.
Movers of San Antonio - HoustonMovers of San Antonio - Houston
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