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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 Auburn movers
Allison B.
very good movers This is the best moving company that I have ever used.  Being a person that was in the military I'm no stranger to moving. This company was professional, on time, fast and very reasonable as for cost.  I'm just really happy with my move...:)
People MoversPeople Movers
Chelsea S.
Excellent moving company! The moving team was timely, Professional, kind and treated our belongings like it was their own. They were great.
Move For Less LLC.Move For Less LLC.
Leilani L.
Very careful movers!
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Richard K.
Jeno is a true moving specialist-a professional from start to finish! He arrived at the move-out site early and ready to go. We were moving a full 10' x 10' storage unit, plus additional boxes from our temporary house to a new house. Jeno was able to do the entire move in one trip, with his Tetris-like skills. He and his assistant worked quickly and efficiency, while taking utmost care in moving large items. Absolutely no nicks or scratches on any of my doors or walls after the move! Jeno has over 7 years of experience in the moving business and it shows. Working with Jeno was a pleasure and money well spent. I would definitely use Eastside Labor again.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
The piano got moved without issue.
Piano Moving ArtPiano Moving Art
Mary C.
Thank you! These guys are amazing and they gave me the best price of any place else. People movers moved me into a townhouse with tons of stairs. My movers arrived early, smiling, and ready to work. They worked their butts off. It was cold but their cheerful attitudes did not changed during the entire move. These guys move FAST. In fact, they move so fast that you are better off standing back and giving them direction on where you want stuff to go. I was nervous about moving into my new place and a new neighbor gave them a hard time about my truck blocking his driveway. They just blew it off and we laughed about it for about 15 minutes. They put me at ease and reassured me not to worry about the guy. It was like moving and therapy all in one! I have recommended Vadim and Chris to everyone as the hands-down BEST movers I have ever hired and I've hired others. I'm sure they have kinks to work out in their business but it's rare to find such nice, hard workers.
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding!! You can't go wrong with A2B Moving! Very good! They were kind and respectful. The move was easy and I am grateful! I recommend them!!
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Sharron P.
Notify customer if unavailable to perform scheduled move.
Smooth MovingSmooth Moving
Dianne B.
Ohana Movers contacted me quickly, were flexible in scheduling, took time to assess the situation, proceeded carefully, and completed moving a heavy object upstairs successfully. Many thanks!
Ohana Movers & Junk Removal LLCOhana Movers & Junk Removal LLC
Martha B.
Arrived timely and did a fine job moving a heavy vanity
Won't Stop MovingWon't Stop Moving
Kari J.
Josias and his team worked really well with my husband and I for our short move. They arrived promptly and efficiently cleared the boxes away. I have had some really bad experiences with movers (not to mention due to work find myself moving often) but I can say with confidence that I would recommend this group to everyone I know! They are punctual, efficient, and stick to the plan that you create with them. I had no issues and will use them again in the future for all of my moves.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Adrian M.
I got nothing but good things to say about SNH. Although there was some miscommunication on my part, SNH went out of there way to go above and beyond. Not only did they go above and beyond, they moved a 5 bedroom house in 96 degree weather. They did the move efficiently and quickly. Highly recommended to use SNH if you need any moving services!
SNH MoversSNH Movers
Barbara K.
The Kingdom's Army movers were great! They moved our furniture carefully and efficiently and gave us a good price on the work while offering to do anything else we needed. I'd definitely hire them again.
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Gail H.
All worked out as planned in meeting my expectations for moving my piano.
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Lisa F.
Jeno did an amazing job. He is friendly and professional. Thanks, Savage Movers!
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Kelly D.
A+++++. Very happy with the move that Jaime and his son did for me. They were able to move my Peloton to my sisters house on short notice. They were punctual, professional, friendly, and worked fast. Would definitely recommend and will be using them again in the future!!
Triple J Moving Services  Jaime TorresTriple J Moving Services Jaime Torres
Linda P.
All that moving was fantastic to work with. They got right to work when they got there and the total job didn’t take long to do at all considering the amount of stuff I had them move. Would I use them again? Yes, I definitely would.
All That Moving Seattle LLCAll That Moving Seattle LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Our move took significantly longer than initially estimated (by almost 3x.) Much of this was due to having a large amount of fragile and expensive furniture. However, Sergey and his team (particularly Max) worked very hard and efficiently to get it all done. Not a single thing was damaged in the move, which is quite a feat in my opinion! There were probably 7-8 different movers involved over the 3 days of our move. They were all considerate and took great care to avoid damage to the furniture as well as the home itself. On 2 of the 3 days, the guys worked late into the night (after having done another job in the daytime) to accommodate us, and they were still quite efficient. Bottom line, I was really glad to have hired them. Moves are very stressful, particularly when things don't go as planned. These guys stepped up and found the extra time and effort needed to get us moved in a very tight timeframe. Despite 3x the time and cost, I have no regrets. I would suggest, however, that if you have a large move, have them come by before the move and do a walkthrough so you can estimate the time better. I must also commend the owner, Sergey, for looking after his guys really well. He brought them food, and also was on site one evening to help out when we ended up working really late into the night (2 AM!), and then dropped them home. That's commendable in my book.
People MoversPeople Movers
Denise A.
This Company was great! Hard working, careful, and fast! Will hire them again!! Recomend them for your moving needs!
Chong H.
Very responsive, I am happy with service. I will definitely recommend them to friends/family when they are moving.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would 100% recommend EDL Movers. They are professional, kind and stayed true to their estimate!!! You can't go wrong with EDL!
EDL MoversEDL Movers
Kj J.
Nice group of people, took care of my things and did a good job moving everything. Would use them again.
People MoversPeople Movers
Katherine F.
Great crew of movers- all very nice and took special care of my belongings. I will definitely use them in the future!!
Ohana Movers & Junk Removal LLCOhana Movers & Junk Removal LLC
Sawitree W.
They worked fast, punctual and very careful with my furniture. I would definitely have them help with my future moving again!
JamRock MoversJamRock Movers
Lieu T.
Great service! They showed up on time, moved my piano carefully and they are easy to talk with . I love to recommend. Thanks for your services.
Let's move it LLCLet's move it LLC
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