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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 South Salt Lake movers
Sebastian M.
The T Family Movers are a very reliable moving company. They were very helpful with the move overall and they kept up on the date of the move, letting me know if there were going to be delays with the move or if there was anything needed to ensure that the move goes well. Overall they are a great moving company with reliable workers who are helpful and understanding of the moving process.
The T Family MoversThe T Family Movers
Manny C.
Awsome moving company thanks Joseph and TAU MOVERS!
Yixuan G.
Infinite Moving did a great job for helping us moving. The communication was very well. The movers were very professional and friendly.
Infinite MovingInfinite Moving
Yogesh b.
The movers were late on the moving day. Could be due to another moving scheduled on the same day. However, they compensated with hourly rate.
Artmore V.
Fast Mover great price thanks Joseph Tau movers!
Michelle G.
The actual moving process was great. However, I scheduled the movers for noon. I was told they had another move that morning and might be about 30 minutes later. That 30 minutes was actually over 3 hours. They started the move at 3:20. The movers doing the work were professional, quick, and did a great job. Just don't be the second move of the day!!
Thumbtack Customer
Absolutely great experience with the move. They were on time and moved us in the time frames we gave. They are coming back to move us again and are very happy.
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Norma T.
I would recommend Red Barn Movers to anyone looking for a reliable, professional, and efficient moving company. They are by far the best movers I’ve ever worked with.
Red Barn MoversRed Barn Movers
Jungsu O.
I would highly recommend this company. The movers showed up ten minutes before the move and stated on time. They were very polite, and moved quickly.
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Dennis J.
All in all a great move. Johna and Cody were awesome. Efficient, effective, and personable in the move. The package we purchased was the small move which was 3 hours for $300. Although the move only took 2 hours, we were charged for 3.
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
David T.
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
David B.
As good an experience as moving can be. Initial quote and scheduling with Anthony was easy, and the four hired movers were punctual in arrival, efficient and careful in moving, and friendly throughout the whole process. Very pleased with the Right Track crew, and would definitely recommend their services for a local move.
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Heather C.
College Movers were quick to respond when I inquired for my move and answered all my questions. Ronnie and Ruben did a good job with moving my stuff. They were quick and careful with moving my furniture. I will definitely hire them again!
College Movers - UtahCollege Movers - Utah
James B.
Infinite moving was on time, efficient and easy to navigate! I will use them for my future moves!!!
Infinite MovingInfinite Moving
Michael M.
Great mover preformed the job quickly at a fair and reasonable price. The movers were a great team of individuals to work with. The guys communicated well and nothing was damaged or lost during the move.
Right Track Moving and StorageRight Track Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Smith's Moving Company provided a fair quote for my recent move! They were friendly, professional and caring during the move process. I would absolutely hire them again!
Smith's Moving CompanySmith's Moving Company
Andreas F.
Great reliability, friendly, professional and careful movers. Highly recommend Joseph and his partner for moves.
Jake B.
I had a refrigerator I wanted to move to a basement storage room with a tight doorframe. Other moving companies had minimums like 2 hours for 3 movers that were unreasonable for my needs. Infinite Moving gave me a much more reasonable quote for this small job. They responded quickly and were flexible as my schedule needed to change. On moving day they gave me updates on their timing and did the move quickly and efficiently. I'd definitely hire these guys again next time I need help moving.
Infinite MovingInfinite Moving
J'Lynn I.
They helped with my move and the moving company was very professional and took great care of my belongings.
Octo Construction LLCOcto Construction LLC
Keighla T.
confirmed booking via thumbtack prepped house for moving , movers did not show up at all did not receive a phone call email no notification at all..... attempted to contact business and they were closed at time of moving appt. Will never recommend very unhappy had entire house ready to move had to pay double the amount for a different company to move home.
Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.Pro Movers Receiving & Storage Inc.
Andrew N.
JS Movers was an absolutely amazing experience. I hired a different moving company originally. They original company text me the day of the move and told me they were going to be 4 hours late. This posed a problem because at my apartment we have a service elevator, but we could only use it until 5pm. They were going to show up at 4:30. I frantically jumped on Thumbtack to find another moving company to see if ANYONE could come sooner. I talked to Joseph from JS Movers and he told me they were in the middle of finishing up a move, but he would be able to come and help me soon. JS Movers showed up and were very friend, polite, and FAST! THEY GOT ME OUT OF MY ORIGINAL APARTMENT AND INTO THE NEW APARTMENT IN 1 HOUR 10 MIN. I was trying to help move boxes, but Joseph refused to let me help. He told me if I was paying for movers, and moving boxes myself, I wasn't getting my moneys worth. :) I love that they also provided a truck, brought moving equipment, safely packaged my items, and charged a flat rate. They were moving really quick, but were also very polite and friendly. If you need to hire movers, this is the company you want. I will definitely use JS movers again next time I need to move.
Hillary T.
Akamai Movers did a great job moving items out of my garage. They tailored the move to fit my needs and were quick. Great to work with and would highly recommend them!
Akamai Moving Company LLCAkamai Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The Other Side Movers has been the best moving company I have ever hired! This is a moving team that cares about quality just as much as the customer. They are extremely reliable, professional, and extremely efficient. If you are looking to move in Utah, you will want to call "The Other Side Movers" because they are by far the best moving company you will find. All of my stuff from a 1-bedroom apartment was moved in under two hours. I wrapped all my own furniture, but this company will actually wrap all of your furniture for you. If you are working and don't have a lot of time or help call Dave - his team will help you with everything. Don't worry about your fragile items - Dave's team is reliable and trustworthy to handle anything. Don't bother to look at any other moving company's here in Utah - I have done my research and "The Other Side Movers" is the best! Choose Dave's team the next time you move and you will be so surprised how easy your move was by choosing "The Other Side Movers". #Moving #Movers #Move #Utah #UT #SaltLakeCity #SLC #Professional #Reviews #Reviewers #Recommended #Positive #PositiveReviews #Recommended #HighlyRecommended #Excellence #Impressive #Quality #Efficient #Reliable #Help #Truck #Professionals #TheBest #Company #Local #Job #Banking #Corporate #CorporateMove #ProfessionalMove #Executive #ExecutiveMove
The Other Side MoversThe Other Side Movers
Sherry T.
Tau Movers were on time, attentive long distance by phone . They packed efficiently. Impressed with this Tau Movers
Jodi D.
Great movers!
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