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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.

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 The Colony movers
Victor I.
Our Truck Moving is the best moving company that I've used so far and I've moved quite a bit. They movers were very nice and made sure to take care of all of my furniture. There were on time and punctual. I'll be referring them to my friends and family and any upcoming moved that I have I will be using them. Thank you Our Truck Moving.
Our Truck MovingOur Truck Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were friendly and moved with a sense of urgency. They handled our belongings with care.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Pavan Prakash G.
Two professionals came and did a wonderful job with the move. It was just a simple studio move but with a lot of heavy items. They did a quick and clean move. Worth every penny.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Hannah G.
Movers were awesome! Super friendly and moved furniture efficiently. I would highly recommend. Thank you again
MAVERICK MOVERSMAVERICK MOVERS
Kris K.
Castle Moving crew did a great took great care of our belongings and were extremely efficient during the move.
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Janice H.
We move tomorrow
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Siarra G.
Movers were really nice and respectful. It took them a little longer than expected to move the furniture but overall it was a good experience.
MAKING YOUR MOVE EASYMAKING YOUR MOVE EASY
Imani S.
Overall, it was a fairly good moving experience. The movers were professional and kind. However, there is some damage to my furniture which is unfortunate and upsetting.
Our Truck MovingOur Truck Moving
Jaime M.
I didn’t know that you could get on-demand movers for just a couple of large items at an affordable price til I found JM Moving on Thumbtack. It was perfect for moving a bed and dresser to the person who was refinishing them for me! Javier was great! Happy with this service.
JM MOVINGJM MOVING
Heather M.
The gentlemen Blue Mule Movers sent to assist in my move were outstanding. We were not exactly the most prepared movers, but the gentlemen took it in stride. They were extremely helpful, kind and professional. The courtesy that was shown to me and my husband was outstanding. They are hard workers and they were always working during their time with us. I have heavy furniture, and lots of it. They blanketed, taped and wrapped all of it to make sure it got to the new home perfectly. I was very impressed with the movers. I would recommend Blue Mule Movers to my friends, co-workers and anyone who asked me for a recommendation. While I hope I do not have to move again for at least a few years, I know when the time comes I will use Blue Mule Movers to assist with my next move. Wonderful experience! A special thank you to Andrew and DJ for keeping me on track and handling my stairs with a smile.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great Job. I was very happy with my decision to go with Blue Mule movers after doing extensive research on which movers to go with. They were right on time for the morning shift and finished the move in 3.7 hours. I also had them pack everything the evening before and though they were running an hour late they notified me earlier than the scheduled time. Value for money and stress free moving!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Angela R.
We had a very small job moving heavy objects within our house. My Moving Labor was super to work with and I would choose them again.
My Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star RatingMy Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star Rating
Hayward P.
Colton and his team were great from the first time I originally reached out to schedule my move. They were also extremely flexible and accommodating as it related to last minute additions to my move request. The team was slightly delayed the morning of the move, however, Colton clearly communicated this and once the team arrived, their moving process was seamless. I would definitely recommend their services and would use them again for future services.
Family MovingFamily Moving
Susan R.
Robert and his team were hard working, professional, well worth the price and Nice People. I highly recommend Manifest Moving. They will be my go to moving Company.
Manifest MovingManifest Moving
Kelly M.
I have had quite a few moves over the years but theses guys were Absolutely wonderful. Nothing was broken they are the hardest workers I’ve ever met in the moving business
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Courtney J.
They did an excellent job, with my move, from a 1br to 1br. Service was fast and friendly. I highly recommend them and would use their service again on my next move.
AJ MovingAJ Moving
Macy M.
Great experience! Made my move a lot easier
Takeoff ExpressTakeoff Express
Joshua H.
They waited until the last minute to reschedule me and changed the price. I was already anxious about moving. Thankfully, I was able to get my things moved for the same price. By the time they tried to come back with a different price, I had a UBox and moving help scheduled for the same price. So glad it worked out 🙌.
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Emily D.
Brother Bear Moving made our move extremely easy! The guys were prompt, professional and took great care when handling our items. Will definitely use them again in the future!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Metroplex did an excellent job moving my piano! They were punctual, fast and friendly. My piano arrived without any damage and I would Highly recommend Metroplex piano moving to anyone!!
Metroplex Piano MovingMetroplex Piano Moving
Murali S.
Efficient crew for a long distance move. Very reasonably priced.
L&M LOGISTICS &MOVINGL&M LOGISTICS &MOVING
Shaquita B.
I will be recommending this company to all my family and friends. I like most how quickly these guys started to work and their professionalism throughout my move. I was hoping for a 4 hr move but it was actually 7. Because of how quickly and effective they were I realized I was not being realistic. In the end I was very happy and impressed with my move.
Family MovingFamily Moving
Jazzie B.
Highly recommend them for a simple and seamless moving experience. I have used many movers over the past and these guys are top notch. Efficient, hard-working, and extremely considerate of time. Thank you 🙏
AgainWhenAgainWhen
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot begin to describe how happy we were with Castle Movers. Adam, Andrew, Mark, and Omar were so helpful and never stopped working. We provided pizza and they took so little time and were up and moving again. Anything that we asked if them, they did. They are very polite and very customer orientated. We had a lot of choices for movers, and we believe we hired the best. We would not hesitate to use them again or refer them to family and friends. Thanks Castle Movers! --Bill and Kathy
Castle MoversCastle Movers
Katherine P.
They did an amazing job! Very efficient and they made moving easy and fun!
MAVERICK MOVERSMAVERICK MOVERS
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