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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.

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 La Porte movers
Joan G.
Emanuel Movers, Inc were the best movers I have ever hired. At first I contacted them about moving my Baby Grand. I wanted that done first. When I saw how perfectly they did that, I canceled the house movers I had booked and turned the job to Emanuel. Need a job well Emanuel !
Emanuel Movers,Inc.Emanuel Movers,Inc.
Naomi H.
Very professional and polite crew. Was excellent with our move. Took the time to explain even when they had trouble with delays and came to finish our move the next morning! Even screen shot of their GPS when in route. Would definitely recommend service to anyone moving locally!
Bryan C.
The movers were professional, skilled, and highly courteous.
Amazing MoversAmazing Movers
Jack R.
Very happy. Last minute move due to burst pipes. They out in 24 hours. Moved more than expected. I didn't have time to properly pack but they were courteous and went above and beyond. They wrapped all furniture and appliances and super careful with no damage. I am 51 years old and have moved 11 times and did so on my own. Never again. If I have to move again, these are the guys I call.
Michelle W.
Great experience. Movers were quick and efficient, and managed to get an entire four bedroom house moved, including the belongings we had stored at a different address, in one day. The gentlemen moving us were polite, and did their best to put our belongings in the correct rooms, despite the odd mixture of packed boxes. Our electronics were safely wrapped and delivered, and our furniture was transported without anything breaking. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone considering hiring a moving company.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Julie M.
They were very professional and handled the move perfectly. Very happy with them.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Savanna S.
These guys worked SO hard to move my 2 bedrooms. I could not have done it without them. They moved fast and were courteous through the whole experience... even when we discovered the freight elevator was on the opposite side of the complex.
Dustin P.
Justin went out of his way in a time crunch to get my table moved from house to house on my last day to move it out. He didn't have time to re-felt it or replace the banks that day, but he got it moved in my moment of need, and then came back the next business day to finish the job, and he did amazing! My table has never looked better!
Mckinney Billiard ServicesMckinney Billiard Services
Orhan Y.
Godfrey and his team wasnt good they were fing AWESOME. Extremely professional. His crew were laughing and hung fun moving the stuff. It would have taking me and my friends 2 days to move they did in 4 hours. He organized the storage and his truck to make sure how it will fit in there. He is like a an offensive coordinator drawing up plays. We are using him again in 2 weeks when we move in to new house. He accepts cash or Venmo. Takes 2 seconds to pay.
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very prompt and professional,started working right away and were very careful with my furniture. They wrapped what needed wrapping and worked fast but careful. Unloaded furniture where I wanted. It. It cost me more then I expected,but I didn't realize I had so much to move. It would be safer for costumers if you had a flat rate.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Well for starters, the movers showed early. Then they took very good care of all our furniture especially when they got to out new house where the painters had just finished painting the trim and not one spot on the house. Thank you Texan Movers I will refer you to everyone I know that needs a great service. Special thanks to Santos and his crew for taking good care of everything.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a very pleasant experience with this moving company. The owner and his workers were very polite, professional, and personable. They called me about an hour prior to arrival to let me know the status of their arrival, they were on time, they were very careful in handling my furniture, and the price quoted did not change. I will use them again, and I will recommend them to others. Great job Emanuel Movers!
Emanuel Movers,Inc.Emanuel Movers,Inc.
Linda F.
The guys did a fine job. My problem was they ran out of room on the truck and had to make 2 trips, doubling the time and price I expected to pay. Would use them again for a small move.
Danette R.
They were awesome...GREAT GREAT COUPLE! They really know there business. I wish I had used them with my 1st move! LOVE THERE BIG BIG TRUCK! Will always refer them to family and friends!
wesley wilsonwesley wilson
Thumbtack Customer
Best moving experience ever...they did great. Protected all of my things. Even went the extra mile and put stuff down on the floor because I was so nervous about messing it up. I would recommend them and use them again.
Bosun Delivery ServiceBosun Delivery Service
Theressa N.
Godfrey and his assistant arrived on time and after introducing themselves went to work right away wrapping my items in moving blankets and securing with shrink wrap. After delivering the items to their address he called to give me a status update on the delivery. Will use this company again. T. Neal
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great time wise and willing to go to several locations. However, they damaged furniture and when I called to speak with the manager I was told I would get a call back. After several tries to reach the manager I was unsuccessful and never got a call back. If you like your furniture more than time and money go with someone else.
The MoooversThe Mooovers
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