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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 Rockwall movers
Paula K.
Safari Moving handl my move with professional from the beginning. They were responsive prompt and the price was right. Thanks or making this move a pleasant one Paula
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Stephanie J.
Cannot say enough nice things! Not only were Candice Movers quick to respond and schedule, they were wonderful to work with from start to finish. Wish I had called them originally for my moving needs since the original movers told me (after they were already on-site) that they couldn't move my sauna. So, I had to find movers for my movers in the 11-th hour! So, Erica got me booked quickly and they were able to disassemble and move that item early that next day! I will be only using Candice Movers & Cleaners for everything going forward!
Candice CleanersCandice Cleaners
Dee K.
Pressure movers did a great job with my large home move they were Professional , careful , and knowledgeable . I hate moving but If I have to I’ll definitely use them again
Pressure MoversPressure Movers
Jametrius H.
I was moving into my first apartment & decided to get movers last minute! So happy they were able to help me!
Independent Transporter-Move&DeliveryIndependent Transporter-Move&Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
This is one of the best moving experiences I have ever had! (And we all know moving is NO FUN, its Stressful and things usually go wrong) But not with Red Carpet Moving Co. Elijah is very professional and very efficient. His crew moves swift but carefully....They are very conscience of time and they are very patient! Elijah communicates very well and he listens to what you need done. My move was from a 3 story town home with two stops going to a storage and a home. The move from the town home involved taking items of mine while other roommates who were not moving had items staying, so only certain items were going on the truck. I only had to communicate with Eli once about what was going where. If and when I have to move..... I will only call these guys! Thank you Eli & crew for making this such a great experience!
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Delainey A.
We just moved to the DFW area from out of state- and don’t know anyone down here. So we went out on a whim and hired Castle Movers after reading basically all of their reviews. The guys that moved us today were great. They didn’t waste anytime but they also took great care to ensure our things were moved safely. They were so professional and were mindful of COVID-19 precautions. I would definitely move with them again. I also got a great recommendation for local pest control.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Helen J.
We used Castle movers for our local move in Rockwall and it was a great experience. I would definitely use this company again. Not only was it much more affordable than other moving companies, their 3 man team worked quickly to get our job done. Nothing was damaged and they took care to not cause any harm to either home. They were able disassemble furniture easily and moved washer, dry refrigerator without any issue. I would recommend Castle Movers to anyone who wants an affordable, timely and professional job completed.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Valerie T.
Easy and efficient move. Wonderful service and communication.
Norman J.
Best move so far! The gentlemen at Signature Moving were excellent all the way around. They were quick, efficient and they took great care of all of our items. Probably the first time I’ve ever moved without adding a new dent to a piece of furniture. I’d definitely recommend them!
Signature Moving CoSignature Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
I had a wonderful experienced with Castle Movers. Adam, Andrew, and Q-Ball were great individuals and very professional. They moved all my belongings at a very timely matter, not like those that take their sweet time (past experience). I recommend them. If there is another move, I would give these guys a call.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Livonna M.
All was great, but movers needed to be more mindful of wearing their mask over their nose when around customers in order to protect themselves as well as those they are moving. Also, they did not seem to be aware of social distancing rules.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They came they moved they got paid they left. Theses guys are all business.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Blake M.
Really good experience. Good communication and professional behavior from the movers.
Big Tex MovingBig Tex Moving
Jean o.
Was very helpful in moving our piano and repositioning another piano! Great job guys!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Angie L.
I don't know where to begin. When I found this site and reviewed some of the bids I received, I wasn't sure what to expect. When I saw Castle movers, I had a budget and they fit the description, but with their affordable rate, I wasn't sure what I was going to get. However, in today's social networking, reputation collateral is everything. It's all about the ratings and ratings tell you everything about the service. This company excelled my expectations. The movers were patient, kind and they did not scratch or break anything. They analyze what needed to be moved and perfectly packed my belongings into the truck. They are experienced, hard working and awesome! When they left us in our new home, I didn't want them to leave. They worked so hard in moving us, we got very spoiled. They placed everything right in place and all we had to do was unpack. I can't thank them enough. Please take care of these movers. It's a tough job, keep them hydrated, feed them, whatever it takes to keep them going. God Bless and thank Castle movers for moving our family into our new home. ~ Angie
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Clay B.
Dallas moving did a great job! Thank you for all your help and hard work!
Dallas MovingDallas Moving
Andrea C.
Arrived right on time and were able to have our move done quickly! Great job!
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Thumbtack Customer
They were awesome! Came to meet with me the day before to talk about what to expect on the day of the move...they were on time, very professional and went the extra mile to make sure that I was taken care of! I would recommend them to anyone who needs packing/moving services!
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Melinda C.
I really appreciated their help with my move. They are really nice guys and worked really efficiently and professionally.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Janet H.
Great move. Packed rare antiques with care. They even accommodated us in delivering to two locations in same move. Friendly and thorough. Left nothing to chance. Wrapped everything, and we are talking large and heavy items of furniture and antique porcelain. On time, and answered all needs. Would definitely use again.
JH Bison MoversJH Bison Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a refrigerator moved for a client promptly. One call and they took care of it for me. I would recommend them for their service.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Kim A.
Was set for a 12:00 move and they didn’t show. Finally text them at 1:00 and they said they were on the way. An hour later I called again and they said the move before us was taking longer so it would be 4:00. Called and text again at 4:00 no response. Extremely unreliable and unprofessional. Zero communication.
Ivory Moving and Handyman ServicesIvory Moving and Handyman Services
Steve J.
They showed when they said they would, They did their Job well! Would highly recommend them and will use them for all future moves.
Big Tex MovingBig Tex Moving
Bijoy P.
Timely response. Reasonable rates and did a great job with the move. We will surely use them again when needed. Thanks.
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up on-time and dressed professional. Supported a two home move where we had to move from two locations to one. Were very fast. They sent three guys for a 800 square feet apartment. No items were damaged. At our new home they also unloaded our cars full of items we didn't want on the truck. Once they were finished they asked us if there was anything we wanted moved in the house to different rooms. They didn't round up like many companies when it was 3 minutes over the hour. I plan to use them again.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
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