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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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. 

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 much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

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.

Reviews for Pleasant Grove movers
Linda W.
Most amazing movers ever! The guys did an amazing job with our move! They were at our place in time, and they are extremely hard working!!! They loaded everything on the moving truck super fast! Would highly recommend! It’s super hard finding good movers! Don’t look any further if you need to hire a moving company in Utah! Matt is also super quick at responding on texts!
Bishop’s moving Co.Bishop’s moving Co.
Carrie E.
Pro Movers were incredible!
Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.
Nathaniel D.
Fantastic movers! Great guys! I can’t say enough!
Top Notch Movers SLCTop Notch Movers SLC
Carrie W.
Great experience with College Movers. I’d definitely hire them again!
College Movers - Utah ValleyCollege Movers - Utah Valley
Janessa B.
Barker brothers are amazing! They were able to fit me in short notice, two days. They showed up on time. They were very professional and helped move in good time. I would definitely use them again for future moves.
Barker Brothers MovingBarker Brothers Moving
Ronda A.
We have moved many times, and working with Reggie and his team has definitely been the best moving experience we’ve ever had. They worked nonstop all day, and took time to place my furniture right where I wanted it, often even moving it around a few times until it was to my liking. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was to my satisfaction, even replacing screws in a storage chest lid that was broken by other movers a few years ago. They are kind and cheerful, and it was a pleasure having them in my home. I highly recommend them!
Jerard J.
Was able to get the job done quickly and able to move difficult items where they needed to go
Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.
Mark B.
Best move ever. I will rehire Dom's team in the future. They took incredible care with my family and possessions. They worked hard and happily tackled even the heaviest of items. It was fun to see them work as a team and their personal stories were impressive. Moving day is tough but this team made it not only painless, but rewarding.
Red Barn MoversRed Barn Movers
Nathaniel D.
Fantastic movers. I needed them fast, and they came right away and did the job quickly. I can’t recommend them enough.
Infinite MovingInfinite Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Unfortunately this did not go well, the men were slow. Both took breaks within 30 minutes of starting. Both used their phones multiple times during the move. This move ended up costing $250. More than last year. We were charged travel time starting from their office(one hour) but the office is less than 20 minutes from the apartment we moved from. Then another hour travel from the apartment to the new house. That actually took 20 min. My husband asked them to move faster, but they were stalling the entire time. Poor customer service all the way around. Very disappointed. We called Mario to question the travel time as we understand paying one travel time, but two hours was excessive. We will not recommend them to anyone.
New Concept Moving and StorageNew Concept Moving and Storage
Brad N.
These guys worked hard, did a great job of protecting my furniture and organized the moving trailer to make the furniture fit. I'd definatley hire them again.
Gracie P.
Piano movers were great and did a great job. Couple of schedule changes in getting the piano picked up and delivered on their end, but overall happy with my experience.
Elite Piano & Safe MoversElite Piano & Safe Movers
Marcus C.
Great job talking through the move. We had same things in mind on what goes where for sure. Did excellent job at the last minute, thanks guys.
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Kayla H.
These gentlemen responded promptly and accommodated an urgent same day move!! Their care, communication and professionalism was top notch!!! I was even given a referral for tuning services! Thank you fellas!!!
Elite Piano & Safe MoversElite Piano & Safe Movers
Michelle C.
These guys are awesome! They carefully and expertly moved some pretty big pieces for us —both houses had a ton of stairs. This team came in and was professional and courteous the entire time. Well done, and thank you!!
All That MovingAll That Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Dillingham Services Llc was amazing. I would recommend their services to anyone. They provided the Truck and even blankets to protect my things. If I ever move again I will give them a call because of the awesome experience I had.
Dillingham Services, LLCDillingham Services, LLC
Ayisha K.
These guys were fast, friendly and flexible with an additional drop off point. We loved working with them! They moved us from a 3rd floor condo to a 2nd floor apartment and we didn't hear a single complaint about the stairs 😊
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Joseph H.
Joseph and his team are AWESOME. They were right on time and they got to work immediately and moved a 250lb box down two flights of stairs. They were so careful and they were the most pleasant people I've been around. So grateful for their help and for their warm smiles. They are the best!
Terry w.
The team was responsive and answered all my questions. They were on time and met our schedule at the pickup and delivery locations. They were careful with our piano and helpful when we had questions. These guys know how to move pianos. I would use them again.
Elite Piano & Safe MoversElite Piano & Safe Movers
Melina B.
Brad and Brett were lifesavers! They were very careful with our furniture and boxes throughout the move and wrapped and covered everything better than I even would have myself! They went above and beyond my expectations, and that is saying something because mine are always very high!
Barker Brothers MovingBarker Brothers Moving
Julie I.
My new go-to for moving. I am a stager and needed a new company. I am impressed with how smooth everything went. Both the owner and employee were extremely kind and super helpful. You really can’t beat the value, they have the best prices on here. Definitely recommend!
Bishop’s moving Co.Bishop’s moving Co.
Ellen C.
The guys were very clean cut, courteous and respectful. We were very pleased with their service and will be using them again when our house is completed. From the truck to the house the guys would sprint to get the next item to load in the truck. We had limited space left in our storage unit and they were amazing in how they stacked our furniture to get it all in. We would be pleased to get the same crew to make the move from storage unit to our new house.
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
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