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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 Spokane Valley movers
Don B.
Very good movers I highly recommend their moving service
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Alex F.
Great movers.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Connie L.
Excellent!! Highly recommend Moseley's Movers. I have moved numerous times in the last 10 years and Moseley's was by far the best movers I have dealt with. Very professional, hard workers that know their business.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
My two movers were outstanding, worked hard, were polite, and made moving after thirty years a good experience.
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Sara H.
They were incredibly helpful, very hard working. I was able to get all of my things moved in one go, and they made the whole moving process so much less stressful. I would highly recommend this moving company.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent move. Movers were hard workers, even with a couple pieces that were awkward and heavy. Definitely would use them again.
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Mervyn S.
Good job. Thanks Quality Movers.
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Dianne Jean L.
Moseley's Movers called and said they can arrive earlier than planned, which worked out well for what we needed moving. The movers were very friendly and helpful, and were careful of what needed lifting (very heavy!) Would gladly refer them again.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Samantha G.
We had a great experience with this company! The movers were on time and worked extremely hard! We unfortunately had a large speaker damaged in the move and the company was fantastic about getting it fixed without any question or hassle. We definitely recommend this company and will use them on any future moves!
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
The move went fairly smoothly. Nothing uneventful occurred.
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
The movers went fast the whole time (10 hours!) AND didn't break a thing. They were friendly and helpful. This was a great moving experience. The only thing we'd improve is we haven't received an invoice yet!
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Matthew S.
Quick job, nice guys, easy move! Very satisfied.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Mike G.
We had to move heavy, awkward furniture to second floor of old home via roof and balcony. Had some other misc. furniture to move within home. They were prompt, professional and skilled.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
Carol D.
They did a good job moving for us. Very friendly and helpful.
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I have nothing but great things to say about Trevor's team! I had hired them to move my big furniture to a main floor of my new home and had to change plans for a basement move instead. The two movers did everything I asked if them! Moving fragile furniture, having to dismantle workout equipment to be able to get them out of my previous basement and setting up my living area; they did it all with smiles! Rates were spectacular! I highly recommend Trevor's!! You won't be disappointed!
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Needed to move stuff from a storage unit onto a moving truck and bring back to Montana. They were very efficient very concerned about our property and very nice. Very professional. We would absolutely use again
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Wesley S.
These guys were GREAT! Highly recommend using them for your next move.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
K. S.
Great communication, listened to specific requests, moved everything exactly as requested, professional.
Mover For YouMover For You
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for a great job at a great price. The guys were efficient and careful when moving items into my new house. Overall a good experience. I would recommend this team to anyone looking for a cost effective move and a job well done.
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went great from my first phone call with Trevor to the move itself. The movers worked hard and fast, yet were very careful with my possesions. I would recommend their service to anyone. And I will use them again myself.
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Jamila R.
Trevor and his crew did an awesome job they helped me pack,clean up at my old apartment, move and set up my bedroom set all under my estimated time. The only people I'll be calling to help move again!
House Doctor Handyman ServicesHouse Doctor Handyman Services
Mary S.
My movers didn't show up because they had the wrong address. So I quickly called Utimate Movers to see if they could come today. They were willing and able. Just when I was going to hire them, my original movers got in touch with me to tell me they were at the wrong address. So I technically didn't use them, other than they were willing to come at the last minute!!
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Brian S.
Magpie Moving helped me out on short notice. Got everything loaded and unloaded faster than expected. Reasonable rates! Great help from start to end. Would recommend looking at this company to help you move prior to looking at others. 10/10.
Magpie MovingMagpie Moving
Bridget R.
Very pleasant and careful moving team. They completed the task efficiently and with quality customer service. Highly recommend.
Moseley's MoversMoseley's Movers
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