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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

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.

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. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Lewisville movers
Thumbtack Customer
They are good movers when it comes to moving your furnitures.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Shalanda N.
The work ethics of Castle Movers were superior! They were absolutely great in getting our things moved in an efficient and timely, yet, smooth manner. Very professional, friendly, courteous, and all of the above were these 3 gentlemen. They were very careful with our things all while moving swiftly throughout our entire move. We are beyond pleased with hiring Castle Movers and highly recommend them for your next move!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Louis D.
Jacob and his team were great! They showed up promptly and moved everything efficiently and safely. I definitely recommend Brother Bear Moving and will use them again for my next move.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Victoria S.
I've moved several times, and these gentleman were by far the most professional movers I've ever had. I will definitely use them in the future and highly recommend them to anyone needing help with moving.
Denver B.
These guys did a great job with our move. Our move date changed four times over two weeks. They didn’t complain or get mad. The men who moved us worked hard. Thanks guys.
Amanda A.
These guys were prompt and made my move stress free. Thank you for your patience, kindness, and help on this move.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Sabrina A.
Metroplex Piano Moving was top notch. They were available for the 100 questions I had and did a great job on the day of the move. They were on time, efficient, and they know exactly how a piano should be moved and secured. These guys are really the pros!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Senerica C.
Very quick and great move
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Katie w.
Best moving experience ever!
HeavyLifters MovingHeavyLifters Moving
Peace O.
The movers were slow. I hired three men so that i could get done on time, there was only 1 skilled mover. The other two just dragged along. In the end, i wasn't able to finish moving a 1 bedroom in three hours with 3 men.My dresser was left unscrewed and my washer and dryer were not assembled. Things were just dumped all over the place. I went with this moving company because of the good reviews but it really didn't match up to the standard or my expectations. Also my dresser was damaged but the movers didn't document it, even when i told them and they acknowledged it. The company refused to compensate me for any of the damages. I have never been so frustrated with a service in my life. I hired movers to ease the stress of moving but the movers added to my stress. Never again will i ever use this company. I do not recommend at all.
Reliant Moving Services LLCReliant Moving Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have moved many times & Solstice is one of best moves I've ever had. Professional, careful & the guys were terrific to work with! Highly recommend!
Solstice Moving & DeliverySolstice Moving & Delivery
Smitha K.
Fast and efficient movers. Two employees from Cordobe came a little early, which helped us alot in finishing up the move earlier than planned. They did not waste time. They took care in the process so no damages. In future , for any moves, I will be definitely contacting Cordobe solutions.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Rachel C.
I would highly recommend this moving company! They were on time, responsive to my messages and were very efficient!! They made my moving experience so much easier!
Brittany R.
This is the best moving company I used since moving to Texas. Great value and no hidden cost which is unusual with all the other moving companies I used. They were on time, professional, efficient and kind. I will refer this company to all my friends and family. Thank you guys for everything!
Kathy C.
Moving from TX to Fl I quoted a couple movers- a big national company and Making your move easy - I chose the smaller company because not only was there price better but I felt they would be more flexible and they were. Disassembly & assembly all included where the big company charged extra or wanted me to hire a plumber to disconnect appliances. A few things broken but I think that’s to be expected for any move and they offered to reimburse. Honestly I was a little nervous about them handling an interstate move but overall very happy with Cruz & company.
Zachary J.
They did an amazing job moving us from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 5 bedroom house. They helped take apart and put back together any furniture that needed it. They even helped throw out some trash. I would recommend Leader Movers to any one that wants a quick and easy move.
Leader MoversLeader Movers
Sharlene C.
They comucated with me about the start time. Did an awesome job moving me in the August heat. Very professional team. They worked non-stop on my move. Would recommend them
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Myra P.
They moved the piano fine but scratched the seat a good bit.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Gaye A.
Justin was great! He moved everything quickly and with care.
JH Bison MoversJH Bison Movers
Katanya W.
Great service! The movers were professional and efficient. Thanks!!!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Kimberly D.
I received a personal phone call from Romero who was very knowledgeable about his business and was able to answer all of my questions. I felt he was honest and transparent with cost, time, and the way Castle Movers operates. He even texted me some pictures of their previous moves. Our move is scheduled for next weekend so I cannot comment on the quality of work at this point, but I have high expectations and believe Castle Movers will meet them.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great! They moved us from a 2nd floor 2 bedroom into a 2 story house, and were very fast and efficient. I definitely recommend them to anyone else looking to move!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Job well done...courteous, professional, efficient and reasonable movers!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Kenton K.
Moved my furniture and large items quickly and for a great price!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Justin V.
They did a great job moving our elliptical and other furniture!
Melanin MoversMelanin Movers
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