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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 Mountlake Terrace movers
Jeff F.
Hiring People Movers was my first experience with professional movers...and it could not have been a more positive experience. The team of three were on time, very professional, courteous, and mindful of the care of everything I needed to move. Although it was a small house there was a lot of tools and outdoor equipment that was part of the move and they handled everything with ease. They helped setup the furniture in all the rooms and took away all the packing materials and plastic. And even finished at the minimum time for the move. I’d highly recommend their services to anyone and will definitely use them in the future!
People MoversPeople Movers
Matthew P.
Even on the short notice move they were able to get me in.
Let's MoveLet's Move
Lexus H.
This was the most effortless move I have had thanks to their great work.
NomadEx MovingNomadEx Moving
Joshua D.
Fantastic movers. Very respectful of out spaces and stuff. Friendly and fast workers.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Knote A.
Jamel, Ruslan and Andrew helped us move for over 8 hours from Seattle to Mill Creek (we had SO much stuff!) and they were amazing! They went above and beyond! They were wonderful! We will be using them for any move we have in the future. Thanks again guys!!
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Gary L.
Helped me moving my heavy metrics and cleaned all boxes in my house. Great service at this price
Jonathan C.
They work quick and great to work with! They were able to move a washer/dryer unit with ease. Would definitely hire them again!
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Tim M.
Please note that I am not one that is easily pleased or someone to make a mountain out of a mole hill...but I need to share with all that read these reviews: People Movers are amazing!! I scheduled my move with Alla who was very detail oriented and answered all of my questions without hesitation. She took my move information and explained things clearly!! I received a confirmation email immediately as well as a confirmation phone call the day before (this is what I like) moving can be stressful and you just never know what or who you are going to get. The morning of my move I received another phone call from David to share that they were on their way. They were on time and had all of the necessary equipment to make my move happen smoothly!!The crew attacked my two bedroom condo with efficiency, care, speed and a bit of humor.....I just could not ask for a better combination of service.  To be honest they were on the road to my new home before I locked the door. However as always Seattle traffic and a car accident delayed them for 15 minutes of which they took off my final cost....but I am jumping ahead of myself. While getting my personal items from the truck Dan and his crew used the same efficiency, care and speed (they did not stop). Needless to say I was done and left to unpack and put things together in my new place in a 5 hour window!! The total distance of my move was about 10 miles...
People MoversPeople Movers
Desiree W.
June called me just minutes after I submitted a project request. We discussed the move, he gave me a quote and scheduled us for the next day. They arrived on time and got to work unloading our pod, handled our items with care and also helped get a very large item into a room we weren’t sure would fit. Easy moving experience and would definitely use them again!
The Kingdom’s Army MovingThe Kingdom’s Army Moving
Michelle S.
Brennan and John were quick and efficient. They were easy to work with. It was a last minute small move and they were able to fit me in their schedule. Had a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!!
Quinn R.
Outstanding service!!! These guys are incredible!!! Extremely friendly, very fast, they took excellent care of my belongings!!! If you're looking for a mover these are the guys to HIRE, and get the job done!!! Thank you for all of your help!!! Semper Fi!!!
Move For Less LLC.Move For Less LLC.
Adam W.
So, I have mixed feelings regarding my experience. 1) Was told arrival between 9 and 10. Received call at 9:55, that they were going to be late (but not how late). Arrived 1030. 2) Quote given (and accepted) was to have a 26 foot truck, and they called the NIGHT before if a 16ft was fine. I was hesitant, but agreed. In turn, my rate was given at the 26ft truck, not the 16ft that was used. 3) Had to ask to have some furniture re-assembled on delivery, after I was told they were done. 4) Quote indicates that movers would "pack as needed." And when I indicated to the movers about available boxes, they never actually packed anything. Only moved the already packed boxes, furniture and other items. Leaving me to make several additional car trips of stuff that I was then expected to pack myself. Positives: They were quick and careful of items.
People MoversPeople Movers
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