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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 New Braunfels movers
Olivia C.
Made our move super easy! Moved our furniture in a timely and careful manner. Super friendly. Will definitely hire again if we need to move!!
Anything Goes EnterprisesAnything Goes Enterprises
Matthew S.
Sal and his fellow movers make it very easy to move. They were a fun crew which builds on the interpersonal relationships.
Bexar Moving & DeliveryBexar Moving & Delivery
Ron F.
The team of movers were very professional and completed our move without any issues. I would refer them to anyone.
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Anne M.
Keystone Moving Solutions was great and made my move into my new home an easy experience. They were extremely helpful friendly and made working with my schedule easy. I would recommend Keystone to anyone needing to hire movers.
Keystone Moving Solutions LLCKeystone Moving Solutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mover of San Antonio did a "Great Job!" on Helping my partner and I get our things moved professionally and in a timely manner! First time experience with this type of move...would definitely utilize their services again! "Great Job!" Movers of San Antonio! Also, "Thank you!" for accommodating us on our last minute schedule change!
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Charles M.
This is my first time using second chance movers and I very highly recommend them! Very quick response time on text and showed up on time! Took great care of my move and I could not be happier! If you go with anyone else on your move you are settling for less! Life too short to make another bad decision! Go with second chance movers!
2nd Chance Transport and Delivery2nd Chance Transport and Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were prompt and efficient. Very happy with this move that went off very smoothly and with no time wasted.Thanks to Edwin Mcallister the crew chief. Job well done.
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Kathy l.
Great experience, these guys got the moving job done! I moved out of a 3 story townhome with no elevator and these guys made it look easy. They brought moving blankets to protect the furniture and did a great job packing it all in. I would definitely use Dillon’s services again, don’t hesitate to book.
College HaulersCollege Haulers
Thumbtack Customer
Rick was outstanding! The other guys were average - less experienced movers - but Rick kept them on track. Thanks for a good move on a day that was right before a holiday. Appreciate your help!
Chapa's Moving ServiceChapa's Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
As if packing up and moving isn't stressful enough, was worried about finding a mover I could trust and feel comfortable with in handling my belongings. I'm really not much on leaving reviews good, bad, or otherwise, but in this case I felt I would be doing a disservice to the public if I didn't. I was more than satisfied with this company. They were punctual, professional, and extremely accommodating. I felt a ton of bricks lifted off my shoulders! I highly recommend this company for anyone's future move. Thank you San Antonio Movers!!! You will be my official family movers for all of our future needs!!!
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Thumbtack Customer
All the movers were outstanding; they worked hard for every moment and did not waste any time. They moved our entire 4 bedroom house in 5.5 hours - amazing. I highly recommend them.
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Kevin F.
Todd was very professional and had a lot of experience in the disassembling, moving, and reassembling the pool table we purchased. I would highly recommend Todd. He went over and above our expectations for this move.
Todd PeriouTodd Periou
Greg V.
I have used movers over the years. These guys by far were the best ever. Not only were they professional in the way they handled my personal belongings but in the way the took care of my needs from start to finish. I do not believe you could find a better moving company in the San Antonio area. Thank you Doug and the whole crew at Towne Services moving !!
Towne Services of San AntonioTowne Services of San Antonio
Charles M.
Best attitudes imaginable which when your moving is more valuable than an extra person. These guys stayed super late into the night and would have stayed even longer but I threw in the towel ! Could not ask for better mover!!
Keystone Moving Solutions LLCKeystone Moving Solutions LLC
Jeff R.
Three workers moved a three bedroom house in four hours. Very impressed.
Chapa's Moving ServiceChapa's Moving Service
Randi B.
The movers I had set up to move a sectional backed out and I was very worried, I reached out to The Guys and they responded very quickly, did great work and are very fast. We have used them once more since then.
Rapimove - Furniture Moving & DeliveryRapimove - Furniture Moving & Delivery
Valerie O.
Trustworthy, very professional. Provided supplies and a knowledge of moving. Easy to work with. Would hire again.
Mighty Men MoversMighty Men Movers
Gypsy H.
Great price. No hidden fees. Super Nice and they covered all of my furniture with moving blankets.
Keystone Moving Solutions LLCKeystone Moving Solutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This was our first time using Thumbtack and Ramos Moving Service was one of the companies on the list. 1. Upon our request He showed us proof of his business and insurance coverage. 2. In addition to their reasonable rates; Mr. Ramos was very prompt, assuring and professional. 3. He was in direct communication from the beginning of our move to the end of the job moving us into our newly built home. 4. His employees were respectful and professional and did an excellent job in handling our personal items. 5. Originally 3 guys were to move us. Mr. Ramos brought an additional employee to help with the move. So we had four of his employees moving us. We were very impressed. 6. They gladly took items we didn't want so we didn't have to worry about what we were going to with them. 7. We accidentally left some items in a dryer that we didn't want. Mr. Ramos went out of his way to return them to us even though his company is in San Antonio and we were in New Braunfels. 8. We most definitely and highly recommend Ramos Moving service.
Chapa's Moving ServiceChapa's Moving Service
Martin O.
Great set of movers on time and took great care of our furniture! Thank you Great job!
Let’s Move It!Let’s Move It!
Thumbtack Customer
Was a great move. We were even totally unprepared and they helped get everything going. Great guys+!
Chapa's Moving ServiceChapa's Moving Service
Brittney d.
Did a great job moving our Fischer 1piece slate pool table. Would highly recommend him.
Todd PeriouTodd Periou
Thumbtack Customer
3 movers, on time but more damage than we've ever had in a move (in 21 years and lots of military moves. Also, a tablet has come up missing and we might not have noticed since we're still in a state of unpacking except they used about 12 gigs of data before I suspended service. Still waiting to see if they will pay to repair the pedal they knocked off our antique piano. They took a chunk out of the front of our entertainment center that is not repairable. Would not recommend after our experience.
Movers of San AntonioMovers of San Antonio
Kristena C.
First off, I want to start by highlighting that I booked Smothers the day before my move because my previously booked movers had to reschedule. Smothers Brothers was willing to accommodate me and today John and Brandon showed up on time with a positive and friendly attitude. They did a great job, thank you so much!!!
Smothers Brothers MoversSmothers Brothers Movers
Laura P.
WOW! Being in the military, we have moved a lot. I was extremely impressed with Smothers Brothers. Vilche, Manny and Pete are awesome. They should up right on time and are very friendly and professional. Wrapped and packed all furniture and boxes quickly and expertly. They are very hard workers and are a great example for the company they represent. A DEFINITE recommend for anyone’s moves. Thank you very much.
Smothers Brothers MoversSmothers Brothers Movers
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