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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. 

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. 

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 Temple movers
Candace D.
I recommend this moving company 100%. I am completely satisfied. The owner and moving team really go above and beyond their duty. Thanks for a smooth moving process!
Belle's Superior Movers, LLCBelle's Superior Movers, LLC
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
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 CoPads & Dollies Moving Co
Mikah C.
Scheduled this company almost a month before my move and paid a deposit. The owner in the beginning was great with communication. I reached out to the company again 5 days before the move to confirm the move was still scheduled and they would be coming. I received nothing but the silent treatment! I got no return phone calls, emails, or messages via Thumbtack after attempting to reach out several times. The owner Ryan asked if he could call me the next day which was the Friday before my move on Monday. I said “yes,” but heard nothing from him or anyone representing Brother Bear all day! I didn’t receive a call until the Sunday before my move on Monday from someone claiming to be calling out of the Austin location, in which at that point I had already stressed and scrambled to find another moving company who could do my move at the last minute. I would not recommend this moving company because the communication between the Dallas and Austin locations is horrible and bad for business. Ryan seems to go silent on his customers and won’t respond until he is threatened with being reported to the BBB. They may appear to be reliable for a Dallas or Austin metroplex local move, but they don’t seem to be reliable for providing moving services to any other areas outside of those areas as they claim. Also, they didn’t even have the integrity to return my deposit to me. No customer should have to ask for their deposit back when the company understands they failed to communicate and provide a service in which they promised. The company should automatically have the decorum to return a customer’s deposit if they didn’t receive a service. I’m still waiting on my deposit refund!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
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.
George S.
Had a great experience with this company! Prompt, moved antique items carefully. Great assistance to an older guy! Used Zelle for first time! Great experience!
Presley’s Junk RemovalPresley’s Junk Removal
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
Gail T.
We were very happy with the service we received from Red Carpet Moving Co. They were professional, punctual and enough people to do the job. They worked continously and got the job done. We would definitely use them again and give them the highest recommendation. Thanks again fellas!
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
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