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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 Southlake movers
Poonam B.
I had a last minute unanticipated move that came up today. Reached out to several companies for same day move. None returned my calls or responded. These movers were available for a late night move on a 5hr notice despite a day full of other jobs. They could have turned me down but they didn’t. Very helpful, quick and reliable. I will be using them for future moves too. Highly recommend 👍
A to ZA to Z
Kimberly P.
Supposed to move it tomorrow! I will update this the !
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
They were great will use again when moving.
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The moving team arrived promptly at their scheduled time and moved our larger home items without issue. We will be sure to recommend your company to friends and family. Thank you for a great experience!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Karen O.
Courteous, friendly, hard workers Very careful with moving the furniture.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Claudine M.
Billed for the exact time they worked. The movers were polite and communicative
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, professional and quick! They were great - the easiest part of our move!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Pam S.
I had to move furniture after having floors refinished. They showed up on time and were patient getting the rugs put back in the correct locations. The job was done quickly and I would recommend them for moving needs.
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
L. G.
These guys know their stuff. They arrived on time and were very careful and meticulous disassembling, moving, advising on best placement in the new house and reassembling the table. They did an excellent job. I never expected that moving a pool table would be so painless.
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Jerry H.
Guys did a great job moving and putting new felt on table. Looks awesome.
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Andrea W.
Robert did a last minute move of a piece of furniture from a seller to me. He was speedy and very fair. The seller also mentioned how friendly and professional he was at pick up. I will definitely be utilizing his services for small and big moving jobs.
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Kim H.
I was very pleased with the process and work that Brandon and his helper did to move furniture to my garage while doing some remodeling. I will be using them again to move the furniture back in my house. They arrived early,did a fantastic job and were very polite.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Hirschy E.
Great guys! Friendly, professional, got the job done, moving and heavy lifting. Would definitely hire again.
P.U. Waste and Junk RemovalP.U. Waste and Junk Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Very satisfied. Had heavy exercise equipment moved from upstairs to downstairs. The movers were on time, polite and did the job quickly. Wasn't informed ahead of time that they don't take checks so I ended up paying online. Overall it was a good experience and I would use them again.
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a 5000 square-foot house after 22 years. My overall experience with them was extremely good I would recommend them to anybody I thought they're pricing was very fair. if you're looking at moving please give them an opportunity I think you'd be very pleased
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Khurrum D.
Luis and his team of young professionals did an amazing job. They disassembled and moved 10 pieces of gym equipment. Not a single wall scratched or damaged. They made sure the job was completely done before leaving. It’s nice to see young professionals take pride in their business and deliver 100%! Will hire for all future moves.
Angie S.
Amazing work!!! Highly recommend! Showed up early. Moved everything quickly and with care. Great team will be using again!
Triple A's Moving & Delivery.Triple A's Moving & Delivery.
Kristin P.
Rene and Dal Movers did an awesome job. They wrapped everything carefully, were fast but careful and very responsive. Highly recommend!
Jake Y.
I have Jason help me to move my pool table from one to another room. Very nice work. Highly recommended!
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I would hire this crew again, and I have for another move. Thank you Aaron and Crew They were on time, finished as planned and very efficient.
My Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star RatingMy Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star Rating
Thumbtack Customer
Metroplex Piano Movers were very quick to respond to my request. Kept me updated as to how soon they would arrive. Handled every detail quickly and professionally
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Kimberly P.
Jason and Roger were clean, respectful and very knowledgeable. They moved our table in an oversized van so even though it was pouring rain they showed up! Our table turned out to be a pro tournament table with heavier slates (something none of us knew) but they held to their quote. (I paid them extra because I believe in honest pay for honest work) If you are looking for a table mover I can't say enough great things about this company! HIRE THEM!!!
Ballistick Billiards & Media SolutionsBallistick Billiards & Media Solutions
Tom T.
These guys are FANTASTIC!! Punctual, professional, work at a brisk pace but takes handling items like they were their own. Look forward to using them again when we move the furniture from our home.
Texas Trend Services LLCTexas Trend Services LLC
Lisa H.
They really did make it easy to schedule exactly when we needed them. Showed up right on time, and these guys worked hard! Everything was well wrapped and handled with TLC. Totally recommend Making Your Move Easy!
Melinda R.
Very responsive! Quote arrived within minutes, great communication throughout the whole process. Arrived at the very beginning of the time estimate, finished the job on a very timely basis. Crew was very professional and friendly. Definitely recommend Metroplex Piano Moving!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
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