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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.

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.

Reviews for Plano movers
Macy r.
Manifest moving was great and made our move super easy!
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Amanda S.
The DAL Movers were great!!! Will call them back for my next move.
DAL MOVERSDAL MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks blue mule movers! You made my move so easy!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Steven U.
Very satisfied with the move. I will hire them again if I needed to move.
AgainWhenAgainWhen
Ashley M.
Daryl was great! There were some unforeseen circumstances the morning of my move, and he finished my move by himself! I will be asking for him specifically for any future move.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Hugh M.
Very quick. They moved a very large and heavy desk. They were on time which is unbelievable in the moving industry. They did a great job prepping for the move and putting it into a tight space. We will use them to move us into the new home we are building if they want the job.
Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.
Rahul B.
Safari movers were punctual, responsive and did a great job with my local move.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Prasanna K.
Great movers, 10 mins ahead of schedule and moved everything within 2 hrs
MAVERICK MOVERSMAVERICK MOVERS
Diane P.
After three days of moving myself, I couldn’t bring myself to pack and move my kitchen. Family Moving not only packed and moved my kitchen, but also a restroom as well. They were very professional and completely upfront about all costs. I am recommending them to all my friends and family moving soon in the area!
Family MovingFamily Moving
Sharon M.
DFW is not a moving co. I thought DFW was moving me and another moving co showed up at my house. They were carrying out one box at a time and wasn’t even wrapping my expensive furniture. When they damaged my furniture I couldn’t even reach DFW LLC. DFW LLC should not be allowed to provide moving quotes on this site! He leases out the moves to other companies that are not real moving companies!
Assure movers LLCAssure movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Blue Mule Movers are amazing. This is the best moving company I have ever used. And believe me, I have moved alot. They arrived early and moved my one bedroom apartment quickly. There were 3 men. They were organized and very professional. I will definitely only use this company for future moves. They were very quick and really careful.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Judy H.
Did a great job moving our things. Would highly recommend Reliant Moving Services!
Reliant Moving Services LLCReliant Moving Services LLC
Gerald S.
The move took 11 hours. We did not expect to spend the entire day loading and unloading to move to a new home 5 miles away. 4 truckloads, 6 men, 11 hours. Endurance was essential. Our movers were careful and moved our things without damage.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Joe D.
Blake and team did a good job with the move. There were some challenging aspects to the move but they handled the tasks pretty well. Although the move took longer than initially anticipated, I would give them 5 stars overall and would highly recommend them for your moving needs.
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Peggy E.
The movers was great
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Courtney H.
Excellent move!
WD Piano MoversWD Piano Movers
Keith C.
Very quick to respond to a local move in inclement weather. Move was conducted in the evening and throughout the night. Very satisfied.
GOLDEN TOUCH SERVICESGOLDEN TOUCH SERVICES
Brianna K.
Our Truck Moving was awesome!! We were moved out of our apartment and into our new home within 3 hours. Nothing was broken, service was excellent and quick. We will 100% be using Our Truck Moving again for our future moving needs!! Thank you guys so much!!!
Our Truck MovingOur Truck Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent!! Moved to new Apartment with my family. Crew turned in on Time. Did good job in moving. No dramas.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Kyle B.
Movers were on time, quick, and courteous. They are the best piano moving service I have used thus far.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Pavan R.
My TV got damaged while moving and when contacted response was very rude. I don’t recommend this movers .
Lone Star Express MovingLone Star Express Moving
Thumbtack Customer
On time and move was quick.
Extra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLCExtra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLC
Mariza G.
Very smooth move!
Family MovingFamily Moving
Venkata H.
Move was smooth and easy
MAKING YOUR MOVE EASYMAKING YOUR MOVE EASY
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very professional and took great care in moving. I would definitely recommend them to others. Great job.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
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