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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 Portsmouth movers
Deanna W.
Great experience! Moved furniture into moving truck quickly. Highly recommend ❤️
J4 AFFORDABLE TRASH REMOVAL LLCJ4 AFFORDABLE TRASH REMOVAL LLC
Carolyn M.
I HIGHLY recommend NBA Movers. The two young men that moved me were polite, courteous and professional. What an awesome representation of NBA Movers they are. Not one scratch or ding to furniture or walls moving items from place to place. I cannot praise NBA Movers enough for the experience I had with them from beginning to end. The price was affordable and the service is OUTSTANDING!
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Trina L.
Quentin and his team did an amazing job with moving my home! They were friendly, efficient, and cost effective. I would definitely utilize NBA Movers for my next move and recommend NBA Movers to my family and friends. Thank you guys for providing A1 service!
NBAMoversLLCNBAMoversLLC
Tameika J.
An awesome set of guys. They treated my belongings with more respect than I have received with all of my government moves. They moved quickly and were very friendly. I would most definitely use them again and suggest them as well. Thank you NBA Movers for moving me safely to my new home.
NBAMoversLLCNBAMoversLLC
Tiffany c.
Quentin and team were nothing short of amazing!!! He was extremely professional, and punctual. He came in, looked around to see what was being moved and went straight to work. I HIGHLY recommend NBA Movers for your next move.
NBAMoversLLCNBAMoversLLC
Meno K.
David and his team helped me move at the last minute after my previous mover cancelled. Very grateful for his company, will be sure to share with my friends and use his services again in the near future.
J4 AFFORDABLE TRASH REMOVAL LLCJ4 AFFORDABLE TRASH REMOVAL LLC
Ennis R.
Great to work with. Small company but huge on service. Unbelievably reasonable in pricing. No big franchise overhead. Very personable and down to earth. Made the move experience very pleasant (if moving can ever be considered pleasant.) Highly recommended.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Kathryn N.
Somo Moving Inc did a excellent job moving a antique China cabinet from one residence to another. I was impressed with the care they took to insure that there would be no damage in packing, transporting and delivery / set up into my home. I will definitely use them again!!! Awesome job!
SOMO  MOVING SERVICE LLCSOMO MOVING SERVICE LLC
Daniel a.
Great team, quality service. On time and were very careful with my items to be moved. Highly recommended!!!
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Sherri C.
NBA Movers were very professional, hard working, prompt and competitively priced. I highly recommend them!
NBAMoversLLCNBAMoversLLC
Douglas M.
Scott Moving and Labor Services were very professional. The workers were well mannered, polite, and hard working. They did everything we asked of them, and more, very accommodating. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needed help moving, and I would definitely use them again if needed.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Ashley R.
Very professional and very friendly. Moved very quickly and handled everything with care. Helped remove TV off of wall.
Double L MoversDouble L Movers
Jamilla D.
This company responds very quickly and shows up when they say they will!! Josh is very professional! Made my move an easy transition.
Alpha DeliveryAlpha Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend Scott to anyone who is moving. They worked in the rain and were courteous and kind. They were prompt and very reasonable and affordable.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Kristy H.
They are awesome! Very helpful,useful, fast and efficient. They unloaded a POD and moved things into an apartment in no time. I would use their services again!
Usoline Services LLCUsoline Services LLC
Bianca M.
Very friendly and fun to move with. All my things carefully taken care of. Any concerns always addressed. I would hire again.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Marchee D.
ByHisGrace was phenomenal! Punctual, helpful! I WILL be booking them for any moving needs. Just an amazing experience!!!! Want things done right? Then, this is the company you want to book!
ByHisGrace#1, LLCByHisGrace#1, LLC
Carolina F.
I cannot day enough good things about these gentlemen! They arrived early, and were extremely hard working! I would absolutely recommend them for your move!
Double L MoversDouble L Movers
Emily M.
Patrick and his team were punctual, polite, and efficient. They came to move our piano and were done in less than 20 minutes. Highly recommend! Thank you!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Lisa A.
Brittany and her team were great. They were able to accomodate our move on short notice and work with our limited schedule. Top knotch would highly recommend.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Darius and Tetris Moving Co. early Sunday morning and they were able to squeeze me in for later that afternoon! They were polite, efficient, and extremely accommodating. I would recommend this company to EVERYONE.
Tetris Team Moving Co LlcTetris Team Moving Co Llc
Von R.
Scott and his moving team did a great job loading up my POD storage container. One of his team members is great at maximizing your storage space. I will hire this team again.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Thumbtack Customer
There were 3 guys helping me move my 3 bedroom condo to my new house. They were efficient and definitely packed as much into my smaller truck as possible! I would absolutely recommend them to everyone I know. Hard workers at a great value :)
Tetris Team Moving Co LlcTetris Team Moving Co Llc
Stephanie N.
I contacted All In The Family to receive a quote for moving approximately 30 small, medium, large and extra large boxes as well as some 112 quart storage bins, cabinet, mattress and bookcase to a trailer for a long distance move. The owner Antione responded immediately with pricing and we talked the following week after I decided that I wanted to use his services. Communication was great from start to finish. Antione and 3 of his employees arrived at my home exactly at 10 AM and everything went smoothly as far as loading my items into the truck and then loading into the trailer. His employees were even so kind as to install the bulkhead in my trailer for me. They worked very quickly and we were done in less than 2 hours. Everyone was very respectful and I am pleased. Thank you so much!
AIF Hauling LLCAIF Hauling LLC
Emily D.
Oh my gosh! Chris is the absolute BEST!!! He works diligently and his prices are the BEST! He moved our pool table and Leveled it perfectly! Additionally he mounted 4 TV’s and set up our home theatre surround sound! I’m telling you he is the best! Book him! Thanks Chris my go to man for sure.
Professional Custom Communications LLCProfessional Custom Communications LLC
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