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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Missouri City movers
April R.
They did a fantastic job moving me! They were polite and hard workers. They moved everything quick and without any issues. They were flexible with scheduling and amazing at moving everything. They made my moving process stress free! I will definitely hire them again when I move to my new house! Thanks for the great moving experience!!!
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Wole O.
Needed help moving within 24 hours and Antonio’s movers came through.
Antonio's moversAntonio's movers
Ursula S.
Due to the weather, the move started late but the movers were nice and helpful. Although it's my opinion they could of communicated more on ETA to start point of the move.
Premier MoversPremier Movers
Haley S.
Had such an awesome experience with Amazing Movers! Dallas and Tyrone were great to work with during the move, and communication was A+. Would highly recommend Amazing Movers to others, and would absolutely use them again in the future!
Amazing MoversAmazing Movers
Paris M.
I absolutely love Houston Movers , this is our second time using them and we plan to continue using them for all our moving needs ! They are very punctual , and get the job done quickly and efficiently! Thanks so much Houston Movers for making our move stress less
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Felicia U.
NR Movers was great, and will be using them again whenever I have another move. Very professional and friendly as well and worked very quickly! Thank you for making my move stress free
NR MOVERSNR MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent! Arrived on time and we're efficient and fast. Would recommend Texans Movers for anyone in need of great movers.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
James A.
Leo’s saved the day! When my previously hired movers did not show up; Leo’s was able to squeeze me in same day. The movers were able to quickly complete my move with ease and care.
Leo’s Moving ServicesLeo’s Moving Services
Quentin C.
NR Movers did a great job helping me move into my new apartment. They worked quickly and efficiently to accommodate me and my moving process. They were very professional and even helped me put together some of my furniture. I’ll definitely be using their services the next time I move!
NR MOVERSNR MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
Great moving company
Graceful Moves Moving Co. LLCGraceful Moves Moving Co. LLC
Derrick W.
I didn’t have the opportunity to schedule a move but they were very accommodating to my changes. I will definitely recommend a move with this company in the future.
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
Mariya A.
The Houston Movers team did an amazing job, they were very professional and provided a pleasant moving experience. I will use their services again in the future.
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Lisa A.
Rudolf Angel of Best Price professional movers helped us enormously with my son’s challenging move from Missouri City to Rosenberg Texas. One of the biggest problems was a giant wooden play structure in the backyard. While most other movers I contacted refused to even discuss moving the structure, Rudolph and his team tackled it and did an excellent job rebuilding it at new location. Exhausting work in the heat of summer. Whole move took a long time but the team stayed with it and did not over charge. Highly recommended!
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
Dominiqua D.
Moved 1 bedroom apt in 2hrs
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Kayla A.
Quick responses, did an amazing and careful job helping us move, professional, and got the move done in a fair amount of time! Would definitely recommend
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Senchel M.
My A-Star moving experience was excellent. Having moved many times from state to state throughout my career, I must say this was the most stress-free move yet! Carlos gave me a fair quote with no hidden fees or bogus charges; my belongings were picked up on time and dropped off on the date I requested. I will definitely use A-Star Movers again.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Kenneth M.
Fantastic team. They came out in the middle of the night to pack and move stuff that my other moving crew left behind and made my wife very happy.
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Pamela P.
A++ movers! Bruce and his teams helped my family with a complicated move. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Definitely recommend them and will be using them again.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Marcus E.
Houston Movers did a GREAT job moving my things. Miguel was very helpful and anything I asked of him he did. Very reasonable rates too. I will definitely be using Houston Movers again. Hopefully I can get Miguel again. Great job!
HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥HOUSTON MOVERS & PACKERS ❤️‍🔥
Thumbtack Customer
Amazing experience. Jorge and Felipe are the BEST two movers I have experienced yet! They were on time, work well together and simply get the job done. They were quicker and had better attitudes than the last crew of 3 with a difference company. We do not plan on moving anytime soon but if we ever shall have a move job, we will not hesitate to call Galactic Movers. Will most definitely recommend.
Galactic Movers LLCGalactic Movers LLC
Dia H.
Quickly moved my couch. Very responsive. Great experience.
Amazing MoversAmazing Movers
Brian H.
Antonio and crew showed up ready to work all 3 days and did a very nice job packing and moving all my household goods. I would definitely recommend them for future moves especially if you are moving somewhere around the local area. They did a real nice job lifting, wrapping and securing my heavy furniture.
Antonio's moversAntonio's movers
Chateara S.
Thanks for your quick response and moving my vanity upstairs!
The Gerion Movers & DeliveryThe Gerion Movers & Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Very nice two man team of movers that made the moving process infinitely less stressful than it could have been. They were very positive and patient throughout. Even when carrying everything up a 3rd story walk-up. (And there was no charge for being on the 3rd floor!) Only a couple of hiccups with the process. The first was coordinating a time. I attempted to book online and some error occurred that moved my time from the morning to the afternoon. Then, I wasn’t informed the movers couldn’t take credit card payments until after the move was completed. Thankfully I was able to change my schedule and I had an alternative payment method available.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Darryl F.
I would definitely utilize them if I need to move.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
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