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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 Waco movers
Thumbtack Customer
We needed to move some heavy furniture that day and they were able to come right over. The move was quick and painless.
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Cathy B.
Blake, Brek, Ronnie were awesome!! So careful and helpful while moving fast and stress free. You can’t go wrong with this team!! Highly recommended and we’ve moved all over the country. By far BEST move ever!! Thanks guys!!
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Donna T.
We had SUCH a positive experience booking and working with Family Movers. There is always so much worry if a mover will not show up, or add "surprise costs" on a critical moving day - they were unbelievably responsible, professional, courteous and seemed to understand why confirming and details was important when you're glued to a tight move day. They even arrived early, took extra care in the loading, and unloading. We would highly recommend them for small and large moves of any kind in Texas. We'll never use anyone else!
Family MovingFamily Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick and his associate did an amazing job! I needed a large and heavy treadmill moved up a flight of narrow stairs. I had called another moving company, and they said they wouldn't do it because it was too difficult. Another moving company said they don't move anything with with motors but recommended Thumbtack. Immediately after putting my request on Thumbtack, Mayes Services responded. I was a little nervous about their moving the treadmill up the narrow stairs. I could just see the hand rest gouging a hole in the wall, but Patrick knew exactly what to do. He and his associate thoroughly wrapped the treadmill and moved it up the stairs with no incident. He charged a competitive price as well. I highly recommend them for moving and will contact them again, if needed.
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Cyndi K.
Patrick and crew did an outstanding job moving my son's storage- an accumulation of 4 years-to an apartment. They were very efficient, pleasant and organized. It was clear that these movers have a very strong work ethic. They did an excellent job and I plan to use them for the next move! I would highly recommend this company for all your moving needs! Thank you for a job well done !
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Kathy C.
my prior move was horrible. the Mayes Services were excellent!! When I first spoke to them, I relayed one of the "many" problems from my prior move. One was that the previous movers did NOT connect my washer correctly, causing my apartment to flood. I did not have to remind them, he remembered it. they were polite, interacted well and very courteous. If you ever need to move CALL THEM Kathy
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Stephanie U.
Helped me moved into a house. Super fast and great price 👍🏼
Sons early delivery LLCSons early delivery LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick and his team were quick to respond, and even moved us during a holiday weekend (Memorial Day). They took great care of our belongings and were a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend for all your moving needs!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick helped my daughter, a student at Baylor, move her belongings from a room in a house to a storage unit in Waco. He was extremely prompt in all communication and on moving day. We will definitely use his services again!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They were able to load all my belongings in less than an hour! Aaron was really patient and I could not be more pleased with how smoothly they made my move! I would definitely recommend them for all of your moving needs! Thank you for everything!
My Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star RatingMy Moving Labor(Recommended) 5 Star Rating
Mary B.
This is a very professional moving service. I enjoyed speaking with Ronnie and would highly recommend this company
Sons early delivery LLCSons early delivery LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick was prompt, efficient, and very friendly! We had no damage to valuables, and overall had a very positive moving experience. Thank you!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We would highly recommend using this team!!! The best experience we've had moving into our new home. So professional, friendly and eager to please beyond expectations!
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Mike M.
Relocate picked up refrigerator at my home and delivered to nearby office. Very professional and courteous. Took great care of refrigerator by wrapping in moving blankets. Highly recommend.
Delivering Local Goods & Services LLCDelivering Local Goods & Services LLC
Pamela H.
They were professional. They took care of the things they moved when they loaded and unloaded them. I would use them again if needed. Good choice would recommend them and will use them again.
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick was very helpful in moving me from Waco, TX to Springdale, AR. He was very quick on responding to my initial request. He is a very friendly guy and took care of my belongings.
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Joy H.
Only company that would unload our couch and move it to upstairs apartment and not charge us for 2 hours work when it was about a 15 minute job. Excellent and friendly service. We will be calling on them again.
Sons early delivery LLCSons early delivery LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I do have to say that they were prompt; however, they were careless with my property which was Mistake #1. They broke one of my cat condos and when I spoke to the guy in charge of the delivery about it, he was less than apologetic and even went on to say that they provided me with a three man team instead of two (which I never asked for) so my move was continuing on in spite of their "mistake". Thoroughly angry and confused, I asked if he felt that having an extra person present excused their disregard for my property, for which he rebutted "I'm just saying that the move didn't stop so we could deal with this..." and then he made it seem as though I misunderstood what he said...Hmmm...Mistake #2. Next, he demanded that I get online and find a condo comparable to the one I had so that he could text that information to his boss and now we are at Mistake #3. My husband and I spent almost $400 on movers so we didn't have to deal with the headaches of moving and in the middle of this chaos this person expected me to be his secretary. This gets a WTF!!! After signing the required docs, I called the so-called business owner to discuss this matter further and his response was in poorer taste than his less than educated counterpart. He was rude, disrespectful, condescending, and has been reported to the BBB for his less than honest business tactics. I was told our card would be charged a hold (deposit) of $75 two days before the move and when I checked with out bank, there was a $500 hold placed on our card...Mistake #4 (I think you can see where this is going)...I called to speak with him about it and he became impertinent once again and spoke to me like a child. Just an FYI...the tall, large, blonde mover was very sweet, very respectful, and was mistreated by the delivery "supervisor" or whatever the peon calls himself. You can do what you like, but I would seriously consider ANY other mode of moving other than these people....unless you like to be treated like shit.
Central TX Moving Transport Solutions  CTMTSCentral TX Moving Transport Solutions CTMTS
Thumbtack Customer
Moving with Patrick was the easiest thing I've ever done! We were done in under an hour and I had big pieces of furniture all going upstairs. He was friendly, professional, and completely fair on price! I will definitely be recommending him!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Fernando and Eric really rocked! I had a big move and they really got things done. Only reason I'm not giving 5 stars, is because owner quoted me $75 for the job, and it was $75/hr! Plus they don't take credit cards.
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Leah P.
Really great service! I hired Ronnie to move my king sized bed, mattress, bed frame, and dresser with mirror. He and his coworker were so nice, quick, and the price was SO right. I will definitely be hiring Ronnie again!!
Sons early delivery LLCSons early delivery LLC
Dylan H.
Very awesome owner who worked around my schedule to find a time that worked for me. He showed up right on time and was in contact with me through the whole process from begining to end. 10/10 Will be using again for any future moves Thanks -Dylan Hensley
Sons early delivery LLCSons early delivery LLC
Daniel G.
A+++! I've used Mayes Services in the past and they've never let me down in any way. Just a fantastic job moving my large 4BR house into a home with stairs (tough job). His entire team works very hard and they were even willing to hang around and assemble furniture after the move. They are also a really good group of people with high character (they're very funny as well and keep it uplifting during some really hard work). I'll continue to do business with Patrick and I truly couldn't recommend him and his team enough. Sincerely gentlemen - thank you very much for taking care of my family and me!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick was amazing and very professional. He went above and beyond to help us out. They were on time and helped out to the max and did my move in record time. Really appreciated them....Patrick went above and beyond with his services. Will definitely use him again the next time I have a market in Waco!!!
Mayes Services Inc.Mayes Services Inc.
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