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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 Olympia movers
Charles J.
PLR Movers made my move so painless and they were very efficient, professional and excellent at what they do! If you need your move completed the correct way and in a timely, professional manner, please use this moving company because they went well above the standard! These Gentlemen are number 1 and are the Gold standard of how moving should be done! I would give 10 stars if I could but definately move them to the top!
PLR Movers LLCPLR Movers LLC
Graham G.
Great move so far. Very professional. Finishing the move in two days and am very impressed so far.
Move For Less LLC.Move For Less LLC.
Leslie P.
I’ve already recommended Moving Mass to a friend for her upcoming move. The guys were friendly, hardworking, and helpful when it came to knowledge about how best to load our moving trailer. Worth every penny!
Moving MassMoving Mass
Chris G.
Nice experience. Got the move scheduled within 4 days, they were early, careful, professional, and courteous. Well worth the price over a generic moving company.
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Eric C.
Did a outstanding job moving my Steinway
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Tristan O.
They helped my dad move with my instruction. Very professional and efficient.
Jeff N.
The movers were polite and fun to be around. Our piano was moved without a scratch and delivered exactly as we requested. I am very happy with their service and will request them again in the future. Also, sweet wheels on that ride!
SCM! Movers!SCM! Movers!
Bee K.
The move was simply relocating a stack pair of washer/dryer from a washroom to a deck, approximately 15 feet. No packing. The communication was outstanding, keeping us updated on arrival time. Work was simply removing some installation hardware and moving the two appliances.
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Sarah C.
Was worried about a move on a time crunch. I’m grateful I found Mckinzie movers. They arrived on time, worked quick and were professional and efficient. I highly recommend!! Also a great price I did a lot of research and this was the most competitive!
Interstate Mckinzie MoversInterstate Mckinzie Movers
Denise C.
JP Moving contacted me immediately after I posted and made arrangements to move my king mattress that day. They showed up on time and provided quick and professional service. We were pleased to get this job done so effortlessly.
JP Moving and StorageJP Moving and Storage
Sage A.
Will and Franklin are awesome! They moved heavy furniture for me. Really friendly, professional, helpful, and solid. They work hard! I can't have asked for a better team to move me into a new place. And they delivered up stairs which was amazing. Very clear and straight forward with their pricing which I wasn't getting from other potential moving help. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again. Already passed their info on to a friend!
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Judy D.
I was quite concerned about this move because of weight, size, and very tight space. Paulo and his coworker were extremely knowledgeable, efficient, pleasant and savvy. They were able to get my heavy Fireplace to my patio in fine fashion. I happily recommend this moving company.
JP Moving and StorageJP Moving and Storage
Allyson S.
Within 24 hours of our request, Will and his team had accepted and completed the move of a large piece of workout equipment down a flight of stairs, along with a few additional pieces. They were quick, kind, and professional. We will absolutely use The Clutter Pros for any future moving needs.
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Thania R.
They moved my treadmill from a second floor into my garage, super fast. Very happy with their work!
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Rob G.
Communication was excellent. Very pleased with the experience. I’d recommend Super Friends Moving to my friends and family.
Super Friends Moving, LLCSuper Friends Moving, LLC
Daniel J.
Everyone was incredibly nice. The movers powered through many challenges at both locations and never complained or slowed down.
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They were very pleasant and easy to work with. My piano was moved perfectly. They even centered it on the wall below a picture for me.
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Cheryl H.
I am so Happy with everything about this move from start to finish! When I first contacted them they got RIGHT back to me. I sent them pictures of what I needed moved & again got right back with the cost, put me right on their schedule, even beat me to the place we were moving from!! They were early, fast and VERY careful of everything they touched, everything was wrapped up nice and tight!! Very professional and polite!! Thank you SO very much Will!
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Scott f.
I hired JP Moving to bring a large aquarium in from the garage and place it on the stand. It is 59 x 25 x 24, 3/4 glass all around. 340lbs. They took great care to protect the glass as well as the house while moving it. They also centered it perfectly on the wall where I requested. They were great, no complaints!
JP Moving and StorageJP Moving and Storage
Nancy R.
I had sent a picture of my steep driveway and explained the challenge it would be when I was looking for a mover, yet only 2 guys were sent. It wasn't until they were 5 hours into the move, and not even halfway done, that they realized they needed help. It still took 12 hours to get me moved. By the time we got to my new home we were all exhausted, and I wanted the day to be over, so I told them to just leave the boxes in the garage and move in the furniture. I tipped them very well, because it was a lot of work for the movers (which is why I gave them 2 stars). But, the next day I was looking over my things in the light of day and I discovered a lot of damage was done to my furniture. I am not exaggerating when I say the back of one antique chair was so damaged I can't sit in it. In the end I was overcharged by an hour, and some miscellaneous additional fees that I was not aware of from the start were on the bill. Overall a bad experience.
Simba Movers LLCSimba Movers LLC
Timothy H.
Clutter Pros responded immediately, were exceptionally knowledgeable and professional, and very reasonably priced. Would recommend them for any moving job.
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Sherrie S.
My movers were courteous, fast, and efficient. They listened to my requests and were careful with my household items. I highly recommend One Nation! 😎
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Steven C.
They did a great job moving my furniture from my apartment to a house. We were in contact throughout the process. Great job overall. I highly recommend.
JB Junk Removal, Handyman, and HaulingJB Junk Removal, Handyman, and Hauling
Jennie P.
Will and Franklin helped me with moving all my stuff to storage, and it was fast, efficient, and the guys were friendly! I recommend The Clutter Pro hands down. They will make your day!!
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Sarah B.
They were awesome! Needed a couch moved from the store to my third floor apartment. They were available the same day, and came right away to help. Super professional, and so nice!
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
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