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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 Temple movers
Cierra B.
The movers were the first people I met moving to a new area and they were amazing! Very nice, offered to go above and beyond. They moved me into my apartment in an hour. Would definitely hire again.
DS MoversDS Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very friendly, courteous, and professional. They were very equiped with all the tools and accessories they need to safely move my furnitures.
Harder's MoversHarder's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Uncertain of new moving policies
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Joshua T.
Jam and Kim were outstanding! Moved our washer and dryer and installed them without a hitch. Everything was great. I certainly recommend them for your moving needs.
Delivering Local Goods & Services LLCDelivering Local Goods & Services LLC
Ellen G.
From first contact, House N Box Movers was responsive, friendly, and constantly in touch with us. A good number of other movers didn't want to take a "small" job like ours, and it was on a week's notice, but they didn't balk. We agreed on a time and rate and they were great about helping us nail down the details. When our movers, Caleb and Austin, arrived, they had to move a few pieces of heavy furniture and a good number of boxes up from a U-Haul trailer to a third floor apartment. They worked quietly and efficiently and placed everything where directed. All of the fragile goods arrived safe and sound and were treated with delicate care. Both men were respectful of the materials they were moving and the apartment itself. We could not have completed this move without their help! I would hire this firm again in a heartbeat, and I highly recommend them for your moving needs!
House N Box MoversHouse N Box Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time and moved everything being considerate of the furniture. They even moved extra furniture to the garage that we had not told them about. I would definitely hire them again! Thank you!
Harder's MoversHarder's Movers
Sharon C.
These gals are phenomenal!! I was in the process of selling my house and had scheduled them to move my stuff on Saturday. I received a call from my realtor on Tuesday Telling me I needed to be out Wednesday night due to buyers wanting to put new floors in. I had just a day and a half to move out of my house. Relocate and Rebuild had no problem working with me and rescheduling the move, even with the late notice. These girls did an exceptional job of moving my things...nothing was damaged and all walls were clear of scrapes and scratches. The move took longer than expected, but they charged only what they had quoted earlier. This is an amazing new company and I highly recommend them!!❤️
Delivering Local Goods & Services LLCDelivering Local Goods & Services LLC
Sally P.
Extremely helpful when I was out of town and needed to be moved. Highly recommend!
Richie C.
I had a big hot tub to move off my back patio and they took it though a gate that was 44” wide and the hot tub is 42” deep 7ft wide and 10ft long and the hot tub weighed about 900+ lbs. This crew took there time to do it right so they wouldn’t damage the hot tub. And they unloaded it at the new location, and the terrain wasn’t simple but the crew did a fantastic job. I would recommend this business to anyone that needs to move large are small. If they could move that huge hot tub they shouldn’t have any problem move anything. Good job Miguel , Kane, Louis
Pads & Dollies Moving and storagePads & Dollies Moving and storage
Thumbtack Customer
These guys move quickly, and I would not hesitate to hire them again. Very pleased.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional staff. They were on time Ann moved me without any issues.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Thumbtack Customer
I did not have a good experience & will not be using this mover in the future. I don't recommend them.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Kelsey D.
Extremely disappointed with the lack of professionalism. I requested to have a few heavy items moved. He changed the time 3 different times during the day. I reached out to him to see if he was still coming to help me move the items. I will definitely not refer him to anyone.
Gail D.
I gave them 1 star because I couldn’t give them a zero! Don’t hire this company. They are very unprofessional. I contacted them 3 times by phone prior to the day they were to do my move. Each time my moved was confirmed. I contacted them 2 hours before the move was again assured that they would be the at the appointed time. Twenty minutes before they were to arrive I was sent a text message that stated he would not be coming. DON’T HIRE THIS COMPANY!
Migos Transportation and Delivery Services LLCMigos Transportation and Delivery Services LLC
Rachel S.
Excellent service. Wonderful people. Great moving process. Secure paperwork. Altogether had a great experience with Chad and Grant.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Taylor J.
This is the second time I have used this company for a move in Temple, TX and I highly recommend them. They were easy to get ahold of for booking, very reasonably priced, punctual, courteous & professional, and got the job done in a timely fashion without damaging any of my property. It is extremely convenient that they have their own moving truck and well worth the slightly higher hourly rate than what some of their competition charge without a truck in my opinion. The gentlemen that executed the move worked hard, were polite, and constantly aimed to make sure I was satisfied with what they were doing.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Sandrilla S.
Would absolutely book again. The gentleman that moved a washer and dryer for me were very nice and helped me hook the appliances up. Great customer service and very responsive.
House N Box MoversHouse N Box Movers
Joy A.
The two men who helped us move were very efficient and friendly. They were attentive to our needs and took great care of our stuff. We would definitely use again!
24/7 Junk & Donation24/7 Junk & Donation
Tiffany H.
Jeff and his team scheduled a move outside there preferred area by accident. But still stayed true to their word and kept quoted price the same and made arrangements to come the following day. Making a drive that was a hour away. Professional team with excellent care of items.
Jeffs Haul and InstallJeffs Haul and Install
Barbie S.
Grant and Zach were great to work with. We needed items moved from our garage to a storage unit. They did an exceptional job moving and then sacking the items. Even the storage facility manager said our unit looked "neat." However, I wanted items stacked so that I could read the content labels (I had written content information on both the tops and at least one side of the boxes). I also wanted to diagram where items were placed. We weren't able to accomplish all that due to time constraints so I took pictures instead. All in all, we were very satisfied with the job! Thank you CTMTS!
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
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