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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Redmond movers
Sagar S.
Moving was very efficient and quick. It eased our pressure of moving.
Loyalty MovingLoyalty Moving
Srinivas t.
I am blessed to find this mover who helped me in last minute and they moved the items with care. They came on time and did the move non stop and valued my time. The two movers are so calm and did their work focused. Thank you for helping me move.
Clean Truck and MoversClean Truck and Movers
Jamal L.
Great experience with Moving band! Movers were quick and professional. Paid exactly what we were quoted. Highly recommend for apartment moves!
Moving BandMoving Band
Arun K.
Overall the move from Redmond to Sammamish was completed in 3 moves. This was due to the smaller vehicle that they got instead of the big trailer to move. This was not communicated to you. Hence took the whole 8-9 hours for moving our stuff. Long and tiring day as we did a lot of the packing and they had to move the big stuff.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Sarah M.
Excellent service!!! There was a mishap with scheduling/arrival time due to a move prior to ours taking longer than anticipated. Things happen and it's just part of the moving adventure. The reason I bring it up, is that our movers had just finished moving someone else, but they still hustled and worked hard to get us moved from our apartment to our house. Our movers, Tukai and Anders, were friendly and personable. They took great care of our items. Should we ever need moving services again, we will definitely be using Let's Move. I can't completely explain how great the moving experience was, you'll just have to see for yourself. Let's Move provides the truck and they charge a flat fee.
Let's MoveLet's Move
Thumbtack Customer
Ron sent some really great guys. Jeff and Reginald were amazing. Although we were unprepared for this move, the moving costs from Moving Mass were more than we expected or what we had paid other movers. Otherwise, that was our only negative.
Moving MassMoving Mass
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent move
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Jay L.
Move Me Do moved my daughter and her family. They were excellent! Great service. Right on estimate!
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Monika P.
Great rates. Very responsive during the scheduling process. Movers showed up on time the day of the move and got it done efficiently.
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
James K.
2 workers came on time for piano moving and it was excellent in moving the piano from 2nd floor to the ground in particular. All work including unloading and moving to new location about 9 miles away was done about an hour . Perfect
Shirin C.
Juan and his team are excellent and efficient movers. They were attentive and careful with moving and placing our furniture. I highly recommend them!
Chandan R.
Carlos and his associate helped us with the house move. They were able to move heavy furniture including two large cabinets in my garage. Throughout the move they took a lot of care not to damage the floor and walls — even if it meant additional effort on their part. They also helped disassemble and assemble some tricky IKEA furniture. I highly recommend Raincity moving!
Rain City moving and storageRain City moving and storage
Tina M.
We moved to our new house on 29th January. I was worried about damages during moving. But to my surprise everything was flawless. Josias and his team did great job. They were very patient and did job exactly the way we wanted. Thanks a lot Josias for your the great moving service you have provided. Highly recommend for moving services.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Shane M.
Josias and his crew really are top notch! We’ve moved more than 10 times in as many years and Millennium Moving is by far is the best we’ve had yet! They were so professional and never let up on the pace (which was impressive considering how difficult our move was). As long as we are in the Seattle area, these guys will be our go to movers for sure! Highly recommend them!
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Revanth M.
I am happy that i got right movers. My Job done with out any struggle. Team is professional and we moved in 3 hours.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived on time and worked fast and efficiently. Communication with Mr. Luna was excellent. Had 1 additional mover added at no cost because of a late cancellation. A+!
EDL MoversEDL Movers
Abhishek J.
I needed moving help on short notice and Gino responded quickly. He was on location on the expected time and carefully moved both bed and the mattress from my garage to master bedroom. Gino has a positive attitude during the move and was willing to take on additional tasks.
Savage MoversSavage Movers
Rahul K.
They were punctual and moved things as expected
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Aarthy L.
JR moving services helped us out with a last minute move out of a 3 bedroom home. They were punctual, friendly and really efficient. Highly recommended!
Courtney M.
Loyalty Moving was extremely responsive and took great pride in ensuring that both the item being moved, and our home, did not sustain any damage. We look forward to reaching out to Loyalty the next time we need to move large/heavy items. Thank you team!
Loyalty MovingLoyalty Moving
Ram P.
Juan and his team have been fantastic, made our home downsizing move so comfortable. Though they had one more move later that day they were very patient and understanding. Will engage them again when we move from storage to next home/ rental
Alejandro R.
Amazing service, best moving experience ever
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Tracey L.
Excellent, friendly movers with a great work ethic
Interstate Mckinzie MoversInterstate Mckinzie Movers
Devpal K.
Moving Band helped me in my recent move. They are very professional, fast and friendly guys. They arrived little late but they kept me informed so no complains. They didn’t waste any time and completed my move inside 3 hours which included 30 min commute. Awesome experience!!!
Moving BandMoving Band
Becky L.
Responded to my request immediately for a last minute local move in the middle of the summer (within the week) and was very easy to work with. Coordination was super smooth and the movers themselves were great!
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
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