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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 Edmonds movers
Mike C.
On time, friendly, efficient movers on our small-ish move of heavy furniture and an appliance within our Home
Let's MoveLet's Move
Heather K.
The guys did a great job moving us to a storage unit. We even had to move our sofa out a narrow window and they did it with no problem! We're hiring them again this weekend to help us move to our new home!
Moving Clique LLCMoving Clique LLC
Jessica D.
We recently had our move performed over the weekend and we are so glad we went with Moving Band! Our move was scheduled for 10 am and although our crew arrived around 10:30 am we did get a text from them an hour prior letting us know their ETA. They efficiently worked and wrapped all of our items with blankets and wrap, which resulted in no scratches or issues when they were unwrapped. The two movers were extremely careful and polite and moved quick! They got our two bedroom one bath apartment moved in just a little over 3.5 hours. You also cannot beat the rates and I would definitely hire them again! Thanks Moving Band for being so professional and helpful. You took the stress out of moving!
Moving BandMoving Band
Thera Z.
Seattle Movers was incredibly efficient, thoughtful, and friendly.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Teresa M.
They came, they moved, they got the job done! These guys were great!
Moving Services of SnohomishMoving Services of Snohomish
Garrett S.
Great service value and well worth it for anyone needing movers.
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Bobbi P.
I was looking for someone to move a piece of furniture from my garage into my home as I could not do it. I contacted JR moving they responded quickly and did not have like a minimum of days or hours or some thing that you had to book so they were a great fit. I am happy to say they were very communicative and also punctual and moved the furniture as if it was nothing will definitely use them again
Justin C.
My review is for a 4-bedroom home move plus outdoor furniture from Edmonds to Seattle. Moving Clique took care of it right and I would refer them to my friends for future moves. The guys listened to all of my preferences and worked efficiently and took great care of my more high end items. They had to work extra hard because I had so much stuff but they did it without hesitation and were positive all the way. The experience was so positive it sure helped take the stress away of moving and starting out in a new neighborhood. Thanks guys!
Moving Clique LLCMoving Clique LLC
Debbie L.
I had a last minute moving job for the Team they fit my Daughter in and did a great job!!!!
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Marissa M.
Best price and best movers I’ve ever encountered! Their logic in packing and gentle caring way with possessions was amazing!!
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Sharon P.
Having moved multiple times in the last 6 years, Jake and his crew were hands down the best!
Emerald City Junk Removal & MovingEmerald City Junk Removal & Moving
Mike C.
Perfect! Thank you guys! Hot tub and piano move, did an amazing job!!! Can’t thank you enough.
SNH MoversSNH Movers
Michelle B.
I hired Coast to Coast Movers to move a very heavy piano from one house to another, both with a lot of stairs involved. It was a great experience all around, they were quick to respond to all my questions, and were professional and on time, and the price was reasonable. I would love to hire them again in the future!
Coast to Coast MoversCoast to Coast Movers
Anne C.
Great experience all around. I’m so appreciative of how smoothly the move went: Roberto was on time and got the job done quickly!
Real Pro MovingReal Pro Moving
Alison L.
What a breath of fresh air these guys are! Moving is brutal... hiring these guys to help us with the heavy lifting, give us advice and generally be pleasant to work with was priceless. Highly recommend!
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Abby L.
What a Great team! We had a BIG, Heavy, oddly shaped shelving unit that needed to be moved from our garage to our upstairs kitchen … somehow. The Visionary Movers were so calm & helpful — working through all the options to find a solution and get our beast of a shelf into its rightful place. It wasn’t easy. It almost wasn’t meant to be. But they made it happen. And they were all such a pleasure to work with. Pros. Hire them today. I know we would again 👍👍
Visionary MoversVisionary Movers
Roger M.
Very responsive, good value, and honestly what impressed me the most was the great communication and flexibility when they had to change the appointment due to unforeseen circumstances on their end. Moved some tricky furniture items with care. Nice!
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Jeremie C.
I cannot say enough good things about People Movers! They were on time, quick, professional and got the job done! I would definitely use them again and encourage friends and family who are looking to use their services.
People MoversPeople Movers
Ed S.
WOW! The team showed up on time and ready to work. Within a few minutes, the crew had the piano moved up a complicated flight of stairs. I would highly recommend the team and encourage you to get them to help you.
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Ms. M.
Derek and his team were great. Fast & precise communication. Extreme care moving our items. All of the guys were professional and respectful of our home and property. Without a doubt we will use them again & I highly recommend them!
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Donna R.
Great team work, great customer service, listened to the details I gave them about my furniture quirks, great with my people-loving dog, & if I have to move again, I will definitely give them my business! Thank you guys for a great job.
Moving Clique LLCMoving Clique LLC
Janet H.
Abdul, a very nice kind young gentleman came to my home to help me with a very difficult moving project. Heavy furniture that required disassembling. Abdul worked very efficiently and quickly with no instructions on these difficult tasks. Not only was he able to disassemble he reassembled everything very nicely. I highly recommend and will most definitely call him for all future projects. So very grateful to have met Abdul. Thank you!
Lefei g.
Brennon and John were great. I need last minute help with lifting a one piece marble top dual vanity weighs around 237lb. They were quick to respond to my inquiry and was flexible to my schedule. They came on time, very polite and brought needed supplies to protect the vanity as well as the staircase. They were transparent on pricing with no ambiguity. Great work guys! I may need your guys help next time moving my entire home!
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