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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.

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 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
Matt L.
They showed up on time with a truck able to move everything I asked them to in one trip. They completed the move quickly, within two hours. Even though the move was close in distance, I was impressed with the speed and organization. The furniture was wrapped to protect it during the move and the guys were nice and personable. Thank you guys! -Matt
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
I was so impressed with the professionalism and speed at which the Band C movers did my move. I'm definitely calling them back! Everything was carefully wrapped and handled. Thank you!
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
Laurie F.
They moved me from Olympia to Bellingham and they were totally awesome! Took great care of my furniture and other items. I definitely would recommend this company for your move! Thanks Brandon and team!
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
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
Tammy B.
These guys are great! They are on time and worked hard with reasonable rates. I definitely recommend Azgard Moving
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
Nicholas R.
They communicated well. Arrived when stated and worked super hard. They were professional and efficient. Definitely will keep them on my list is I ever move again. If friends ask I will absolutely refer them. Great experience for a first time user of professional movers. Thank you Brandon and Crew!!
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
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
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
Jim M.
Very responsive and punctual. Were very careful in handling in moving furniture, but still completed job in a timely manner. Good customer service.
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
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
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew and Julia packed and loaded our grand piano for our self-move across the country. They were extremely helpful and worked with us to do exactly what was needed. Reasonably priced and a pleasure to work with.
Andrew Gillispie, Piano TechnicianAndrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
Aaron D.
I needed to move a sofa bed across town on short notice. Clutter Bros was the cheapest option at the time but I was surprised how much I got for my money. I got a quick response when I initially reached out and it was easy schedule a pick up time. Everything is owned and operated by Will, who was professional and patient with what I needed done. Overall I'd not only recommend supporting this small business but I will be using them for all my moving needs in the future.
The Clutter ProsThe Clutter Pros
Ricardo G.
I want to thank Victory Labor LLC For doing a phenomenal job in helping me move my plasma lift cabinet prize that left cdownstairs to the garage. You are aclife saver. Take care have a wonderful day.
Victory Moving & Labor LLCVictory Moving & Labor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
They were awesome! Showed up 30 mins prior to the move and we werent ready yet so they were kind enough to give us a little more time prior to starting the clock. They don't charge for the travel time to and from the office nor do they charge for miles or gas. The movers were incredibly friendly and did absolutely anything I asked including getting my washer and dryer completely hooked back up and bringing everything down into the garage for me to wipe down prior to putting them in the truck. I appreciated their flexibility and positive attitude and the good care they took of my items.
Helpful MoversHelpful Movers
Jessie W.
Everyone I talked with on the phone setting up the move date were always very friendly and kind and then working with Dan and Isaiah. They were hard workers and got the job done and were friendly guys. You could tell they enjoyed their work. The price was reasonable as well.
Super Friends Moving, LLCSuper Friends Moving, LLC
Jenn A.
They worked really hard and arrived on time ready to work. They were quick to respond to phone calls and answer questions prior to the job. I would definitely recommend these guys and if I ever need movers again they will be my first call. Thank you so much!
previously B&C Moving LLCpreviously B&C Moving LLC
Marla S.
Working with Traust was a pleasure and one of the most positive moving experiences I've had. They were professional, courteous and most important, on time! They worked efficiently, carefully wrapped my furniture and took care of my items. I will definitely use them again in the future and highly recommend their services.
Traust Moving Local & Long Distance MovesTraust Moving Local & Long Distance Moves
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