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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Koreatown movers
Ayonna H.
Excellent move. The two movers were very professional and helpful. They move quickly and took perfect care of my belongings. Hire these movers if you want a great move with great people!!!
Royal Touch MovingRoyal Touch Moving
Layne M.
The move experience was great. Least stressful move I’ve had thanks to the team at Perfect Move!
The Perfect MoveThe Perfect Move
Thumbtack Customer
On time, small move but all properly treated.Recommended to son, moving him today..much larger move. to
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were awesome and they moved very quickly.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Mohit S.
We all agreed on a move date and time. And few days before the move, I get a message if move could be moved to a day later. I plan my move ahead so that I don’t run into these problems. Don’t ever chose these guys.
We MoveWe Move
Thaina V.
Maverick Movers made my move very smooth. With my husband working, I was in charge of the moving details. The movers were professional, punctual and responsive to any questions I had prior the move. The value was more than worth it for quality of the service. Definitely recommend it.
MAVERICK MOVERSMAVERICK MOVERS
Chang L.
Integrity Moving did a great job of moving for me. There were some minor hiccups but it was not their fault, due to some moving truck issues. The move went very smoothly and the moving was super fast. The whole process from start to beginning was only an hour and a half. Nothing was dropped and everything was done easily. Couldn't have asked for an easier move. Definitely would hire them again for my future moves!
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Meera S.
Moving was done seamlessly. I would recommend JM moving.
JM MOVINGJM MOVING
Aaliyah M.
The movers were amazing - they actually arrived slightly early and finished the fastest I've ever had movers move my belongings. I've moved at least 8 times and never had such a seamless experience.
Don't Stop Moving & CoDon't Stop Moving & Co
Patrick C.
They save my day moving sofa. They are professional and expert in moving stuff. Definitely will call them again if I need help moving.
Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
The moving staffs arrived on time and moved the furniture very carefully. It's a very good experience. If in the future, the moving can be a little bit faster, it will be great. It was slow moving because it was so hot. Thank you!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
William P.
We recently used Pick Up Movers for our move. The moving team did a first class job. They provided great packing and were very careful handling our stuff. Our move was very well managed by them and we are very thankful for the personal care the movers gave us. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a moving company
PICK UP MOVERS LLC DALLAS,TXPICK UP MOVERS LLC DALLAS,TX
Phillip D.
It was all wonderful, quick move, everything was moved with care and great value!
Big Tex MovingBig Tex Moving
Anne Marie P.
We move was punctual, quick and provided a food value for the move. They even moved a rug for me that wasn’t in the initial scope/quote. Thank you!
We MoveWe Move
Lauren R.
My move to Upland California with Dallas moving is perfect. Ron & Olivia and the team you are amazing. Truly highly recommended for long distance moving!
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Dena C.
Very easy to organise move with and helpful, fast movers. Thank you!
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
Monique H.
Elixir movers made my move so simple and smooth! I hired them one day prior to my move & they made it happen. This was my first time hiring professional movers and I had such a satisfying experience. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a quick and efficient move!
Easily Movers and Home servicesEasily Movers and Home services
Martin B.
Quick but careful movers, moved our apt in under 3 hours.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
ERIC R.
This company is Amazing, They where extraordinary Prompt and Efficient, they Moved my 1 bedroom apt and and then went to my storage unit and emptied it out for me and moved me into my new apartment in less than 2 hours, And moved everything perfectly and with out incident, NorthernStar Moving, will be my Future go to movers. again they where amazing. Thank you NorthernStar moving. Eric
NS MovingNS Moving
Hensay Q.
Amazing movers and extremely flexible. I highly recommend for your next move.
We DeliverWe Deliver
Iola B.
Very smooth move. Very nice movers who did quality work.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Jasmine S.
Fast and friendly movers at a great price. Will definitely recommend to anyone for the moving needs.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Karen Y.
3 movers came here to help me moving. They did a great job.
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Jessica J.
The movers were on time, extremely professional, and moved our items quickly and with care.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Nicole E.
My experience with Safari Movers was great. They were very Professional and Polite. Very Affordable with their Prices. Look no further. Safari Movers is the Best Moving Company in Texas!
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
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