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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 McKinney movers
Thumbtack Customer
Smith's moved an item for me after regular moving hours. The movers were extremely professional.
Smith's Moving CompanySmith's Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers were prompt, polite and professional. The move was well done and the movers worked hard and fast while at the same time cautious of our belongings.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with the Gentlemen who moved us. I will definitely call Blue Mule for our next move and recommend to anyone needing movers
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Megan C.
These guys were phenomenal. I've moved quite a few times and these hands down were the best movers. I will recommend to anyone I know who is moving!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Mitchell H.
The Guys at Castle Movers were great! When they realized the scheduled moving day was going to have bad weather they offered to move the date up to ensure our items weren’t damaged by the snow. They came on time and worked very quickly! I highly recommend Castle Movers!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Wells V.
Making Your Move Easy really made my move super easy. They always communicated, the movers were extremely polite, they very careful with our things, and the process went super fast! Making Your Move Easy provides exceptional service! 10/10 recommend!
Elmer M.
Dallas Moving is a great moving company to deal with! The office people are super friendly and understanding all about moving and relocation. Olivia is super professional! Pleasant to deal with. The movers showed up on time all smiling and ready to work. Clean professional and friendly. Recommended recommended recommend.
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Terri H.
Castle Movers did an excellent job moving our furniture including a refrigerator and washer and dryer. They were diligent and worked with great care. I would highly recommend Castle Movers.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Vicki M.
The movers were all great. They were personable and made moving as “fun” as it could be. They were careful with our possessions and mindful of walls doorways etc. During the move they found a zip lock bag with my grandson’s money and promptly gave it to us. Id definitely recommend Castle Movers.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Leslie N.
Integrity Movers were very attentive and careful during our move. I would hire them again.
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Vicki H.
I would highly recommend this moving company as opposed to the big name movers of which we’ve had lots of experience with over many moves. This company is smaller but is not lacking in the care and quality of moving your property taking the utmost care of not damaging not only the furniture but your home as well. They were so efficient and conscientious it’s truly one of the best moving experiences we’ve had hands down!
Lisa M.
Baby, Let me tell you! This is the best moving experience I have ever had. I have the some of the heaviest furniture in both my bedroom and my daughters. Every mover that have ever moved us complained about it or damaged something. Maverick movers moved my heavy furniture from my house in McKinney to an apartment that sat at the bottom of a hill and around a corner. My apartment is positioned in the worst spot possible and they moved me in 3 hours. It Blew my mind how fast they were. This is the moving company I will use forever and recommend to anyone I know. You will be a fool to ignore all of these good reviews. Thank you again for moving me! This was a blessing
Jennifer B.
Asa was absolutely great to work with! Prompt response and competitive prices. Arrived on time, professional and moved my furniture with care. I would highly recommend Pressure Movers to anyone that wants a move done well!
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Richard L.
Couldn’t be happier with the move.
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Holly D.
The “BEST” Movers ever!
Family Moving & StorageFamily Moving & Storage
Lakshmi G.
Heavylifters team did an excellent job today during our move. We reached out to them very last minute and they made the move happen. Team was very professional and handled all our stuff with utmost care. They were very time sensitive and moved everything within a very short duration. Will definitely recommend their moving service. Thank you team for your excellent work. Their price is very reasonable compared to other movers.
HeavyLifters MovingHeavyLifters Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I usually do not leave reviews or even give companies a 5 star review, but Castle Movers earned it. They did a great job, and I would recommend them to all my friends and family. Best part was they were extremely polite and they helped release the stress factor from the move that is natural part of moving. Great job Castle Movers
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Heather C.
McLeod Moving showed up on time and was easy to work with. They moved everything within 2 hours. I would definitely recommend them
McLeod MoversMcLeod Movers
Mike C.
The service and movers were good. Everything went as planned with my move. And everyone did what they needed to do on a very hot day.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time, professional, great movers!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Isis O.
Blue mule movers was great!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Marc B.
Raul, Marco, and Fernando were all very professional and worked dillegently for the duration of my move. I've moved enough times to know when the movers know what they're doing, and these guys certainly did. All furniture and fragile items were handled with care and the truck's capacity was used efficiently. For the price, I think it would be tough to find better movers. Highly recommend.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Tamara W.
This moving experience was the best I’ve had in a long time! These guys came to work not play!! Friendly and respectful and hard working!! There was a point of contact, who kept me informed on when the movers would arrive and if there’s anything else they can do to make my move easier! Customer service is impeccable!! I will always contact and refer Brother Bear Moving Company anytime movers are needed!! I really appreciate you guys for the fast service and hard work! Thank you again!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Paul K.
On time. Easy move. Thank you.
Primo Lawn CarePrimo Lawn Care
Dayla B.
Only using these guys moving forward!!!
Independent Transporter-Move&DeliveryIndependent Transporter-Move&Delivery
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