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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 Sandy movers
William g.
Very good movers!
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Michelle W.
Tau movers is amazing! I scheduled on short notice, less than 24 hours, and they squeezed me in to move my three large cabinets on a Saturday. Joseph showed up and moved all three so fast my head is still spinning. I loathe moving stuff, especially large furniture, and he made it completely painless. I am so happy I found Tau movers!!! Thank you!!! 🙏🏻
Lydia O.
Great quick move!
Thumbtack Customer
Giovanni personally came out to my home and gave me a bid the first day I requested movers bids from Thumbtack. He was professional, thorough, and gave me a very fair bid. His movers arrived on time on day of move and did an incredible job of packing and loading the moving van. At the opther end of the move, they were extremely helpful, quick, and careful with my belongings. They unloaded and placed everything perfectly for me. I really appreciate the job these young men did, and the courtesy they showed during their work.Thank you Giovanni and your employees for making what could have been a stressful moving day go so smooth and stress free. I would highly recommend New Concept Moving and Storage to anyone looking to hire a moving company that is everything they advertise and more! John Jastremsky
New Concept Moving and StorageNew Concept Moving and Storage
Wendy S.
I could not have been more please with these movers. They were so easy to work with, even with a delay in my moving date. They worked very hard and stayed until the job was done! I would recommend them to anyone who needs movers!!
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Kimberley R.
Seriously impressive! These guys moved FAST AND EFFICIENTLY through our move and kept everything in pristine condition. Would recommend them to anyone/everyone!
Red Barn MoversRed Barn Movers
Indira R.
The movers were punctual and worked very hard without a break to achieve the moving goal . Reliable and would love to do business again with them .
Uinta Moving CompanyUinta Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Dillingham Services help me move to our new home. They did very good job in moving all our stuff without any issue. they are on time and was quick in moving. no lags to stretch the time. They finish our job in almost exact amount of time we estimated. very good. I highly recommend to use their service for moving if you are reading this review. P Patel
Dillingham Services, LLCDillingham Services, LLC
Judy N.
They are very responsive when I reached out to them. Very good communication throughout the process. The fee schedule is really reasonable given such good quality service. They tried to cater to our schedule on a Sunday morning. Worked very hard and made our moving so much easier. They made sure that our furniture and appliances were well-protected during the move. We are very satisfied with Just the Movers. Will reach out to them again the next time we are moving! Thank you Just the movers
Just The Movers LLCJust The Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Just a few hours after I requested the moving, my move was complete. I'm amazed I could did day of service. Awesome guys!
Dillingham Services, LLCDillingham Services, LLC
Evelyn E.
Eric and his team did a fantastic job! They were responsive, punctual and moved our equipment safely. I would highly recommend them for any move.
Eric ScottEric Scott
Gaibriel a.
JS Movers was very professional and more than willing to work around my schedule. I would definitely hire again and recommend to anyone needing a great mover.
Abel P.
JS Movers immediately responded once I made the project on Thumbtack. They came to give an estimate and gave me the best deal. Then immediately moved the piano. I will hire them in the future!
Thumbtack Customer
M&K was very courteous and professional. They were on time and worked extremely hard to move our 4,000 square foot home. I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs to move
Carolina Boyz Moving & StorageCarolina Boyz Moving & Storage
Larry O.
Great communication, efficient, and professional from beginning to end of move.
Just The Movers LLCJust The Movers LLC
Dowel K.
The movers that were sent were magnificent! The young men were polite gentleman who worked very hard. They treated our homes and things with respect. They also treated us with respect. Unfortunately we were quoted three movers but only two showed up. It took longer to move but didn't cause us any issues just felt bad for the two guys who had to do all the work. Having said that, the movers never complained, just kept working really hard.
Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We used the Hauling and Moving team to help use move a large piece of furniture from the upstairs to the downstairs of our home. They were readily available, arrived on time and reasonably priced. The two team members were both very friendly and they took special care while moving this piece. We highly recommend them and will definitely hire them again.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Christina B.
Tau Movers were amazing! Came to help at the last minute, responded very quickly, were very careful with my items and very kind. I would highly recommend them for any kind of move!
Joshua A.
Great service, great workers. They were all efficient and fast while handling my furniture with a lot of care. I've moved a couple of times in the past few years, and I cannot recommend these movers enough. Thanks!
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Joe S.
Best moving experience I’ve had. They were quick and extremely professional.
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
Clay W.
The Movers we're very communicative, and helped me to move in without a hitch. There was minor damage to my entertainment center, but they discounted a chunk off the total cost without me even asking. Would definitely go with them again.
Just The Movers LLCJust The Movers LLC
Cody P.
They came to check out what we needed and were able to fit us into the schedule on our needed moving day. They were able to move my gun safe from the basement to the upstairs closet at the other house no problem.
Dave&sons Junk RemovalDave&sons Junk Removal
Alexandria S.
This was our first time using a moving company and we could not of had a better experience. All of the movers were kind fast and professional. Nothing was broke or damaged they even have a thrift store we were able to take our donation items to. I loved that using this company went to a good cause. I will always recommend the other side movers. Thank you.
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
Stephanie Y.
Knowlegable, professional and considerate during both consulting and moving processes, highly recommend!
Dana B.
Even though I could not hire Joseph and his company to help me move, he still took the time to try and help me come up with a solution to my circumstances. He was very honest about everything and actually took the time to come out and look at what needed to be that moved. I will definitely use JS Movers in the future. I highly recommend Joseph and his company!!
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