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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Missouri City movers
Steve p.
Betton Moving Co. movers knew what they were doing and made moving a piano look easy.
Betton Moving Co., Inc.Betton Moving Co., Inc.
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
Thumbtack Customer
Good movers. Will use them again.
Bosun Delivery ServiceBosun Delivery Service
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
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!
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
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was wonderful to work with and even went beyond and moved a few extra boxes upstairs after moving a large desk upstairs. I will definitely use him again.
Robyne B.
My experience was nothing short of amazing. I contacted Allsawa Movers late in the afternoon after my previously scheduled movers flaked and they were able to get me in the very next morning. The guys were efficient, courteous and worked hard to get my things moved. I would definitely book again if needed.
AllSawa Movers And Packers  🥳AllSawa Movers And Packers 🥳
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
Dia H.
Quickly moved my couch. Very responsive. Great experience.
Amazing MoversAmazing Movers
Thumbtack Customer
A great company!! We hired them to do some heavy furniture moving within our home - they were punctual, polite and professional! My plans changed somewhat from the initial call, to the actual moving day - yet they were flexible and agreeable, and carefully moved what we needed. (and made it look easy! :) We will definitely call them again!
Sound LogisticsSound Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
Hired 1st Choice Moving to move out of a 2 bedroom apartment into a house. Apartment was on 3rd floor (sorry!) and some of the furniture was fairly heavy. The 3 man crew did an outstanding job wrapping the furniture and getting it out and moved in rapid fashion with no damages to anything. Great job, very professional, fast and courteous. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Ella G.
Texas Movers were very professional for our move. We contracted for packing, moving and an unpacking service. They were efficient and effective with every step of the move. They arrived 15 minutes early and finished in record time. They weren’t “milking” the clock. During the unpacking stage, they organized my closet, dressers and kitchen cabinets like I’ve never seen. They hauled away the boxes and debris which allowed me time to spend with my family. I’m so appreciative of their service, timeliness and responsiveness. I would definitely recommend their services others.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Jackie W.
Scheduled for a move on May 28th @ 9am. Got a call around 8:15am on May 27th stating they were on the way to my house for the move. I told them my move date was the 28th and even gave them a screen shot of the agreement. Didn’t hear back from anyone until about 7:45 that evening. A gentleman with a strong accent called and said that there was a mixup on the time and I would have to be pushed back later between 1130 and 12 noon. He heard the disappointment in my voice as I had set this up at the beginning of the month. He commence to tell me that it was a human error and everybody makes mistakes and that a lot of people are moving on that day. He never apologized not once for the inconvenience. The same gentleman with the strong accent called me about 1230pm on the day of the move stating they were ready to move me. Oh wow, I’m sorry another company moved me at 9am this morning. I forgot to call you and let you know..human error. Very unprofessional.
Dynamic Xpress MoversDynamic Xpress Movers
Rachel W.
Lillian was very quick to respond & kept in contact even up until the day of our move. We used a 2 man crew to move a few items from our townhome, storage unit & then the final destination. The guys moved swift & was very gentle with our things and provided their own tools, wrap & blankets. I would definitely recommend them & they are very reasonable!
Karl N.
The move went very well. The guy's worked hard and used the upmost of professionalism.
Movers of San Antonio - HoustonMovers of San Antonio - Houston
Victor O.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Coogs Movers! Very professional, neat and fast!
Houston Coogs Movers and LogisticsHouston Coogs Movers and Logistics
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