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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 Issaquah movers
Ann G.
Smooth move! From the interaction on Thumbtack to the move itself, it was as stress free as I could have expected for a move day. They were so easy that I'm looking to hire them again for the final move into our home!
Moving Clique LLCMoving Clique LLC
Scott C.
June and his team are very friendly and professional. Out of state move with half a moving POD needed to unload furniture and moving boxes. Showed up on schedule, Highly recommend and would hire again for moving needs in 2 story home with stairs. Thank you
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Angeliki E.
Move for Less was excellent. We hired them for our two bedroom move, and they were able to accommodate us with our various needs. The moving team worked hard and with care, ensuring our move happened as smoothly and quickly as possible - even with all the rain. I would definitely recommend them!
Move For Less LLC.Move For Less LLC.
Stan S.
Good quality movers.
Let's move it LLCLet's move it LLC
Eric F.
This was a rush move with many moving parts and not very well organized by us. The team responded on short notice and git the job done.
Super Friends Moving, LLCSuper Friends Moving, LLC
Jennie v.
I had scheduled moving for Sept 11 at noon. I texted to confirm and didn't hear back on moving day. We had boxes sitting in the garage and everywhere in the house ready to go and movers didn't show up. I called the owner Josias many times and didn't get a response or a call back. Our family were left stranded with no movers. My husband had to scramble to get a moving truck. We have little kids and had to scramble to find care for them because we had to move ourselves. Please do not book this company, they are unreliable.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Janice A.
I’m so grateful for Millennium Movers’ team. They went well above and beyond. I’d recommend them to anyone needing movers. Thank you!
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Blazing fast moving, definitely recommend!
The Hanndy ManThe Hanndy Man
Sreekanth R.
Satisfied with the movers crew work. Manager should improve on better ways to communicate with customers. Overall a decent company and looks like rookie in the moving business.
Let's MoveLet's Move
Shravanthi R.
The lead mover was a very experienced professional and ran a crew of 3 ppl very efficiently. We were able to move things in the time-boxed budget we had.
Venkat D.
Had a very good experience with Visionary Movers.
Visionary MoversVisionary Movers
Sridhar C.
On Time and took care of the move with zero issues
Real Pro MovingReal Pro Moving
Kelly V.
They moved all of our items quickly and efficiently.
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Darcy L.
Movers were good back office, not. Took 3 tries to get the addresses for my moves correctly stated on the quote. 1st quote listed 3 movers for 90$/hr and then they changed it to 2 movers during one of the exchanges to get the addresses correct without alerting me. Once completed movers requested cash payment. No prior communication stated they wanted cash and quotes stated they would take check, cash or credit card for my local move. Finally, although my move took less than 3 hours (arrival to complete at destination) and the total estimate was 270$ ($90x3), they actually started the clock 75 minutes before they arrived but did not include in the total estimate quoted. They also were not interested in my feedback on how to make the estimate more clear. So I'll offer it here so that hopefully it does not surprise anyone else in the future. State the $ amount for the travel time and state the $ amount for the estimate from arrival to completion of the move and the total estimate should be the sum of both.
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tetris is an awesome moving company and Michael you just rock. From the first contact until the delivery there was no surprise and they really take care of you as a customer. If you want a hassle free move with reasonable prices go with these guys. I just moved my stuff from Seattle to California and the experience was just amazing.
Tetris Moving CompanyTetris Moving Company
Steven K.
They were on time, moved with efficient speed, and treated both my possessions and home with care. They completed the move 2.5 hours faster than estimated. Would definitely hire them again.
People MoversPeople Movers
Shuo F.
Alex and his team is very punctual and easy to work with. They help organize and move all out stuff in a timely manner. I will definitely hire them again for my next move.
John Frank Moving CompanyJohn Frank Moving Company
Brianna W.
One Nation Moving did an awesome job! I literally called them 12 hrs before I needed to move and they were able to move my stuff. The guys were on time. They did a great job handling my things. Disassemble and reassemble my belongings! Will be using them again. And the price was even better! Thank you again!
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The whole process was a very good experience. I had a need for moving services that was very last minute (3 days notice). The People Mover staff was very helpful in scheduling the move. Dimitri and his team were very professional. I had to add a couple of items and they accommodated my request. They completed the work in a fair and reasonable timeframe.
People MoversPeople Movers
Ashish p.
Great experience! Highly recommend them for your future move!
Kennedy R.
I have used A2B Moving twice now, and both times was very pleased with the service I was given. The guys were quick, handled my property professionally, and were flexible/personable/even offered suggestions or ways to be more efficient on day-of the move. I moved to Portland the second time so they went a little out of range, and still were much easier to work out the logistics with than other moving companies I compared to or have used in the past. Would defintely use again.
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Traci B.
People Movers saved the day! Elena was able to accommodate my last minute booking and worked with me to ensure I could stay within my razor thin budget. The movers were fast, efficient, friendly and hardworking. They got the job done in less time than expected which saved me money. Thank you to everyone at People Movers!
People MoversPeople Movers
Ajish R.
Dawson and Holland did a very good work moving my stuff.
Emerald City Junk Removal & Moving - SeattleEmerald City Junk Removal & Moving - Seattle
Meghan Q.
Highly Recommend!!!!! I couldn’t have had a better moving experience, I have used them 3 times now! Once last summer in 80+ degree weather I was amazed they were so careful with my stuff and were so efficient. I thought that it wouldn’t get it all done in a day in the heat but they did it with no problem. Yesterday and today they moved me again and I was very unorganized, moving in with my boyfriend who already had a lot of furniture they also moved his furniture all over the house for me. They are the best!!!
Real Pro MovingReal Pro Moving
Tina K.
I would highly recommend this hardworking and efficient moving crew! Our scheduled move with another company was cancelled last minute due to the weather but the guys at Trusted saved the day. They showed on time, very professional, and carefully handled our furniture and equipment, and organized the load to maximize the space and very flexible during unloading and setup in our new place. We rented the Uhaul and the Trusted guys helped with the rest of move from Issaquah to Mukilteo. Impressively reliable. Thank you so much again for accommodating our move on Jan 1st!!
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