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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 Kent movers
Denise b.
Had an excellent move with One Nation. They were consistantly touching bases to ensure our move went smoothly. I have another move planned for my brother and will use One Nation again. Great moving company!!
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Rita W.
Best move by a moving company I have ever had. Fast, kind, and helpful throughout the entire process. I highly recommend this moving company.
People MoversPeople Movers
Will S.
Excellent move. Was able to help with short notice and showed up on time. If I were moving again, I would not hesitate to use Smooth Moving again.
Smooth MovingSmooth Moving
Caitlin C.
I would reconsider using this moving company if you have a king sized mattress. They folded mine in half and shrink wrapped it, wrecking the structural integrity of the sides of my mattress. They also broke the strap intended for moving said mattress by pulling too hard on it. The packing service was okay from one of the movers (boxes labeled for which room it came from, fragile items wrapped and labeled appropriately) and not great from another (no labelling of boxes, some items not packed carefully). Some items that weren't supposed to be moved ended up getting moved anyway due in part to a language barrier on top of a semi-complicated move where not everything was being moved.
People MoversPeople Movers
Qiuyu M.
Just finished my move - could not be happier with the service and the team! I will not hesitate to call them again next time I move. Truly awesome.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Rich G.
Outstanding in moving furniture in our house
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Brit J.
We hired three movers for our project. Moving from the third floor of an apartment with no elevator to a house with stairs is no small feat. They were fast and helpful. Nothing was damaged, and we felt they really respected our property. I would absolutely hire Nomadex again if we had to move.
NomadEx MovingNomadEx Moving
Christian S.
They moved a very heavy upright piano off a moving truck and into the first floor of my house. Great price very flexible with date and time changes. Professional, quick and courteous.
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and his crew were very professional and efficient with my very disorganized move. I couldn't have asked for a better job. I was quoted my move would be a 8.25 hr move, but the guys got it done in approx 4 hours. I will DEFINITELY use them again and refers my friends!
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Stacie M.
I needed help moving a treadmill from a friend's house to mine and worried my job was too small. But Emmanuel and his team were happy to help. Called on a Saturday and by Monday afternoon it was moved! They were professional, fast and took great care on moving this bulky item. I will definitely use their service again if needed.
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Elicia K.
The movers were great. Would definitely use them again!
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Shinee L.
Emanuel and his movers Jared, Jake and Jante, all did an amazing job from start to finish. Emanuel was very prompt with all of his communication and worked fast to accommodate within our moving timeline. The movers took great care with our belongings and worked very well as a team. I was super impressed with how they packed and secured our belongings both into the moving truck and then into a storage unit. These guys have mad skills! Will definitely use them in the future and HIGHLY recommend to anyone! Thanks guys!!
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Lilly l.
I will call them for all my moving. I think their great.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Bryce D.
Josish answered quickly to moving a Torque Fitness Cable machine. I had a scheduled appointment with him within a day of communicating about the project. Not only were they able to safety move the machine and transport during rush hour, they worked hard to make sure everything was set up perfect for the space! Highly recommend and will be using again when I need to move again
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Tanya F.
The movers were great! My dissatisfaction is because I was quoted $359 but charged $500. The quote said $359 included everything but when the agreement was presented to me the morning of the move there were two additional charges added on. Not cool.
Coast to Coast MoversCoast to Coast Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The moving team was polite, fast and efficient. We would recommend your services.
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Danny H.
I couldn't be more impressed with this Duo they went above and beyond with my requests and additionally they packed everything with care. The brothers that help me move we're very patient and very easy to talk to. Do yourself a favor and hire these movers immediately
Let's MoveLet's Move
Greg S.
Had a bit of a scheduling mishap, but they made it right and got everything moved the next morning.
Ohana Movers & Junk Removal LLCOhana Movers & Junk Removal LLC
Lynette V.
The guys from Let’s Get Moving! helped me move a large couch and even got rid of my old one to the dump! They also helped me put the new couch together by bolting it in the middle. I appreciated the responsiveness and service they provided. Thanks, guys!
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent, efficient movers! Very polite and accommodating. Very careful with our possessions. Will work with them again.
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Lorrie S.
These guys did a great job at a very reasonable price. We will NEVER move our own furniture again!
Made Easy MoversMade Easy Movers
Nicholas B.
Did a great job moving my stuff and stayed later than expected even though they had another job.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Joe T.
Mike was very helpful and on time. Thank you and we will get in touch if we need any help moving things again.
Money Maker MikeMoney Maker Mike
Roberta T.
Excellent service. Professional, helpful and finished moving my piano with care and no problems. Couldn't be happier. Next they'll tune my piano!
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Darius T.
I had initially book their services to move from one place to another, but during the move, I had to pick up a few items from other locations and the guys without hesitation agreed to help me out. Though the job took over 7 hours, they maintained a smile and continued their work very professionally and clean. I highly recommend them.
Y & M Moving And StorageY & M Moving And Storage
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