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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Tyler movers
Chris D.
The move went very well! I moved long distance and the guys handles the move like champs! Would recommend Brother Bear!
Brother Bear MovingBrother Bear Moving
Ron P.
We were very happy with Red Carpet moving Co. They were on time, professional and never stopped moving while literally wrapping every piece of furniture with their packing blankets. Our move went well and we would use them again. But hopefully we won't be moving anytime soon. We highly recommend Red Carpet Moving Co. They care about your move.
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Shandria W.
Red Carpet moving did a great job and provided great service. I moved from an apartment on the third floor and they were very prompt and moved fast with only two movers. I would definitely refer them to anyone & will be using their services again!
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Stephanie B.
Red Carpet Moving did a fantastic job helping us move! They were prompt, fast, and friendly.
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Charles S.
Movers showed up exactly when they were scheduled to and made quick work of the move. Would use again if needed.
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Danuta M.
Red Carpet Moving Company does an excellent job and the price is good. I will not hire anyone else in the future but Red Carpet Moving Company.
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Rena S.
Very pleasant to work with and used great care with the items they were moving for me. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to others moving.
Black Heart Cargo, LLCBlack Heart Cargo, LLC
Jim H.
Look forward to move on June 15th
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Thumbtack Customer
Our movers did an excellent job. They were very courteous and careful with our belongings. I highly recommend them for any moving job, big or small
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Cary J.
These guys were perfect for the job they helped me moved swiftly in an timely manner with zero complaints. Definitely highly recommended these guys to anyone who need help moving
G&G Elite ServicesG&G Elite Services
Mark B.
We hired this company for 2 days......pack and move. Received a call from Red Carpet Moving the day before to confirm dates/times. Both crews showed up on time. They worked quickly and efficiently, and were very respectful of our belongings. Crew leaders Erica/packing and Luis/moving were easy to communicate with and responsive to our concerns. We received follow-up calls after each service day re: if we were satisfied. The pack/move went without a hitch! Nothing was damaged. We highly recommend Red Carpet Moving!
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Charly M.
Thanks guys for all your help. Moving was stressful but they showed up on time. Helped me pack everything. Moved it in without any issues. Truly appreciate your help and will be back.
G&G Elite ServicesG&G Elite Services
Deb C.
Lucas went above and beyond to complete my move. I would recommend L & M Logistics and Moving to anyone. Very respectful, honest and reliable to get the job done, and done right!
Thumbtack Customer
Red Carpet Moving did an excellent job. They were very professional .
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Thumbtack Customer
Great communication. They moved my piano and did a great job. Speedy.
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Matthew C.
Elijah and Samuel were awesome! They got everything moved from one second-floor apartment with no elevator to another in under two hours, checked that everything arrived okay and was in the room I wanted, and didn't make me feel bad about the disastrous state of my old place (and we're friendly to my dog, which is always a plus!). This was the first time I've had professional help with a move and it was a great experience. I dont plan on moving again for a long time, but I'll be calling Red Carpet Moving again when I do!
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Brittant R.
Im very happy that these guys helped us with our move. They got right to it and before I knew it everything was done. It was such a big relief. I'll definitely recommend them to everyone I know that has a move coming up.
Thumbtack Customer
Elijah and his crew were amazing. They are the best movers we have ever experienced. They were very careful with our stuff and also really friendly. If you want to have a stress-free moving experience, you need to call Elijah.
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Carly G.
We hired these movers last minute and they were awesome. Very fast, efficient and on time. Highly recommend!
DFW Move On DemandDFW Move On Demand
Rebecca F.
Our experience with the very capable gentlemen from Red Carpet is a testament to good business. From the original immediate response off my Thumbtack (👍) posting to the promptness, packing, move, delivery and cleanup was all we could hope for. I highly recommend this company for your moving needs!
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Ju L.
Very professional and courteous. I am recommending to anyone who needs help with their move. Thank you Red Carpet!
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Samuel H.
Great services, awesome people glad I had fought theses guys....Thanks to Red Carpet Moving..I'll be using again!!!!!
Red Carpet Moving Co...Red Carpet Moving Co...
Thumbtack Customer
Darrell and Davron were very professional and very nice!!! I would recommend them to anyone needing moving services!! They will take excellent care of you!!
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I need a mover on short notice. Red Carpet stepped up and provided fast, efficient and professional service at a fair price. No surprises. I would recommend.
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Marie H.
This is the SECOND time they were late to help us move. The first time they were scheduled to be there at 12pm and didn’t show until 3pm. This was a HUGE inconvenience because we drove 5 1/2 hours away to get help moving furniture in storage, which resulted in us not getting back home until extremely late that night. We foolishly decided to give them one more chance and booked them again for help this week for our final move. AGAIN, THEY WERE A NO SHOW!!!! Their excuse being they were at a job 2 hours outside of our destination. Mind you I booked them in advance again. Best piece of advice, DON’T BOTHER BOOKING THEM! They’ll probably respond to this review and state they offered a free move (which is very much true). The problem with this poor attempt at rectifying their poor business ethic is that the damage has been done TWICE. Save the excuses and develop a better business plan if success and client satisfaction are desired.
Candice CleanersCandice Cleaners
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