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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 Kirkland movers
Abby C.
The Kingdom Movers were prompt, responsive and used a lot of care with moving heavy objects down hallways/stairs. I will hire them again for moving needs!
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Roze A.
Quick response from Seattle Moving Services was what prompted me to use them for our residential move. Eldi and Akbar showed up on time and were very professional in their work. They wrapped up all the furniture and made sure that there was absolutely no damage to the furniture or house during the move. I was especially impressed by how carefully Eldi moved a reasonable heavy wardrobe up three flights of stairs all by himself. Eldi is indeed a great asset to Seattle Moving Services. Thanks to Seattle Moving Services and to Eldi and Akbar for making our move stress free. From booking to completion of move, everything was professional. I'd hire them again if I had to move.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Mark H.
This company was amazing from start to finish. I've used other movers in the past, and they were great too. But People Movers were amazing. The woman on the phone was very friendly and accommodating. And when the movers came, they were right on time. They moved fast and carefully. I was moving from a one bedroom apartment into a new house, so I didn't have a ton of stuff. But they moved quickly. I'd recommend them to anyone 100%, especially for little in-town moves. Total pros worth every penny. And speaking of pennies, they moved so quickly, it cost me less than I thought.
People MoversPeople Movers
Brittney W.
Kingdom’s Army moving was great to work with and made moving seamless. Will definitely use again in the future.
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Anastasia G.
People movers sent 4 guys to move us. They worked for 10 hours! And only took two small breaks. We will definitely higher them again and highly recommend for the Moving job.
People MoversPeople Movers
Darleen R.
People Movers we’re on time, worked hard & steady & did an excellent job. Thanks again for a great moving experience!
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired EDL Movers based upon their high ratings. They moved my 4 bedroom single family house. All of the movers were very professional and worked hard. The only issue that occurred was that the glass on one of my end tables broke, but they resolved that issue to my satisfaction. I will use them again the next time I need to move.
EDL MoversEDL Movers
Nishant V.
Excellent service moving my piano
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Asia A.
They were great! All my staff in good condition nothing get broken throw the process of moving and the deinstall/reinstall. Also, they make moving very quickly.
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
My move turned out to be somewhat complicated because of stairs and an elevator. In spite of that, the movers worked very hard and got it done in less than the estimated time. Everyone was professional and friendly, from the first contact through moving day. I would definitely use them again!
People MoversPeople Movers
Jen L.
They were very quick and professional, so we were able to finish moving earlier than expected. We will definitely rely on their service if we ever move again.
Easy MoveEasy Move
Rajendra K.
Moving Clear provided great services and are very affordable. they were really quick and moved everything under estimated time frame. i would recommend them everyone!!!!
Becca G.
Juan and 2 men that helped move our furniture did such a fantastic job. Hiring Moving Clear was the best decision we made in regards to our move. They were 100 times more efficient than we would have been, and moved our entire house in 4 1/2 hours including 20-30 minute drive time. Additionally, they took great care of all of our belongings. Nothing was damaged. They placed everything in the appropriate place in the new house as well so we wouldn’t have to move things around later. Because we trusted them so much, we even asked if they would move our upright piano, which they agreed to and did without any issues at all. You will not regret going with Juan at Moving Clear. Their services are worth every penny!!
Gwen R.
Great moving experience from Tacoma to Kirkland
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
Terri C.
Juan and team did a fantastic job! Very responsive, efficient, thorough and careful with packing and moving. We would definitely use Moving Clear again! Thank you Juan!
Abhinav S.
Helped move our 4bd heavy furniture quickly and safely. overall move finished couple of hours before estimated time without any single damaged item or scratch.
Matt K.
Can not endorse people movers enough, they were excellent!
People MoversPeople Movers
Vishal T.
The movers were very careful and professional in handling the items. I would definitely re-hire and highly recommend them! Great value too compared to the quotes from other movers.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Pradeep N.
Josias and his team were great. Very hard working crew and we're fast, careful and did a good job with the move. They could do better with some improved moving gear and boxes
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Navid S.
Great experience with this moving company. We moved few times recently and this one was by far the best experience. The team was punctual, transparent on cost, and very well equipped to move any item without any damage. This included a very heavy buffet that we had. They were very efficient as well and did not waist any time. Perfect experience and highly recommended.
Interstate Mckinzie MoversInterstate Mckinzie Movers
Vijay p.
Excellent work. they arrived exactly at requested time, moved all our belongings carefully and assembled/ reset the items as we wanted. Efficient work and good guys. I highly recommend them for a hassle free move !
Mizuki A.
The movers were both very hard working and careful with our belongings!
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Bre T.
10/10 highly recommend!! Punctual, kind, careful and strong team! Moved a massive couch for me with very little lead time and the couch arrived in our storage unit in perfect condition. Wore masks and followed social distancing guidelines. Will definitely hire next time we need movers! Thanks so much for working around my tight move schedule!
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Matthew G.
I moved from West Seattle to the eastside. The movers were running a little late and called me to let me know which I appreciated. Ten minutes later they were at my door. Those two guys knew their job! My move took three hours and everything was placed where it belonged in my new place. Thanks On Budget, your employees are your best asset!!
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Evgeny V.
The moveing was fine, I got a few scratches on furniture and walls, but overall it was fine.
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