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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 Kenmore movers
Ashfaq S.
This company is a scam! DO NOT HIRE THEM! When I put up a move request they were very responsive. The day before the move I got called and talked to a person to confirm the move. I sent him pictures of our furniture and boxes and quantity. He decided on the truck to bring. Everything was confirmed. But no one showed up! No message and communication and no response to my calls, texts, online messages! The company simply stopped communication. I got stuck with a packed house and no movers. Spent hours trying to find a mover last minute on a Saturday!
Senior Citizens MoverSenior Citizens Mover
Linda S.
The guys did a very good, careful job moving my piano.
Super Friends Moving, LLCSuper Friends Moving, LLC
Rohit D.
We had to move some stuff and hired Ryan. They are very hard working, professional, punctual and responsive. Did the work very fast and made sure everything is clean after they left. We will go back to them for all our future requests to move
Real Pro MovingReal Pro Moving
Selma B.
The experience was really great & very professional from start to finish. The movers worked fast, and got everything done quickly, while also taking the time to wrap the furniture, and handle everything with great care. I was really impressed, and will be using People Movers again in the future.
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Move was good over. A bit later on their arrival than stated. Worked thoroughly. A few items scratched and dinged, but would have taken much longer had I done it on my own. Also moved my piano and freezer chest no problem. Attitudes were nice and helpful.
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up on time and moved everything without causing any damage. I would use again.
People MoversPeople Movers
Mackenzie W.
Victor and his crew were great! They were late - by no fault of their own, as the previous customer had vastly underestimated how much they needed to move. They kept me updated the whole time though, giving me an estimate of when they would be, telling me how much time I had, everything. Then when they did show up, they moved as swiftly as they could. They were great guys and very quick, and I appreciated everything about them. Have told several of my friends who are moving soon about them, and they'll be looking into using 2 Buff Guys. :)
2 Buff Guys Moving and Dump2 Buff Guys Moving and Dump
David P.
Exceptionally fast response time. After failing to move a treadmill up the stairs with a couple of friends, Where you Goal responded to my request within minutes. Showed up the next morning and got the treadmill moved and even stayed around to help with assembly to ensure everything worked and fit upstairs. Thanks so much! Not even a scratch 😊 I highly recommend.
WYGWYG
Prithvi K.
Josias and his family were fantastic and prompt in their disassembly and packing of items from my 2 bedroom apartment. They moved all items from my apartment to a new 3 floor house up an elevated driveway. Below are pictures of the reassembly of the bed frames and sectional to name a few. They even placed items into a separate storage room. All of this whilst it was RAINING DURING THE NIGHT! All around great guys and an awesome family! I will definitely recommend Millennium Moving to my friends for sure!
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Jesse S.
Josias was quick to respond with a quote and helped me move a mattress within short notice! It was a pleasant, professional experience and I greatly appreciate his effort in working around my schedule despite having already been booked for the day.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
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