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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 West Seattle movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move was excellent! The movers were courteous and made the move seem effortless!
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Pat K.
Awesome move! They are great professional movers. Everything is moved under the estimated time.
InMoveInMove
Willie B.
Great and easy going experience. Let's Move It was super flexible and was willing to do the move within days of the request, whereas other movers were scheduled weeks out. On the day of the move, Alex was on time and ready to get the move started. I will definitely go to Let's Move It again for future moves.
Let's move it LLCLet's move it LLC
Thumbtack Customer
People Movers are great! They made my move seamless. The movers were friendly, professional, and FAST. They were really good about communication pre-move and during the move itself. I would definitely recommend them.
People MoversPeople Movers
Vlad G.
Movers moved quickly and worked hard.
People MoversPeople Movers
Vlad G.
Movers moved quickly and worked hard.
People MoversPeople Movers
Poonam P.
People Movers did a great job for our move. They arrived at the decided time. We liked their professionalism for packing and moving our things. They were very careful with our furniture and we highly recommend People Movers for moving
People MoversPeople Movers
Michael L.
People-movers are awesome! They were able to schedule my move with one week notice, they called and emailed to confirm the scheduled move, and they were great the day of the move. The two movers were very fast and took care of our stuff. They were also very nice and funny! I highly recommend people-movers and will use them again for my next move.
People MoversPeople Movers
Dylan M.
Fast move, friendly movers, and excellent service!
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving?? Choosing Tetris Moving Company is the best decision! I've moved eight times and this was the BEST MOVING EXPERIENCE I've ever had! From the first email to the last item moved, this was an exceptionally positive experience on all levels. Professional, timely, kind, careful and attentive to all our moving needs! We are so happy!
Tetris Moving CompanyTetris Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
Movers I had hired initially were a no show on the move day and Wont stop moving came to the rescue. They were prompt in replying and showed up on time for the move. They were efficient in loading and unloading everything and provided a hassle free moving experience.
Won't Stop MovingWon't Stop Moving
Patrick B.
Great communication, very organized and professional. 3 movers made our move a breeze. I highly recommend these movers.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Chris J.
I highly recommend Zed movers. I have moved a lot in the past 10 years and they are the best movers I've ever hired. Please do yourself a favor and hirer them to be your mover!
Zed MoversZed Movers
Justin S.
People movers was on-time, professional and did a great job moving our furniture. Wouldn't hesitate using them again for future moves.
People MoversPeople Movers
Deanna T.
The Moving Clear team was absolutely wonderful! Not only were they early but they were able to help us complete our move in 3 1/2 hours! Having a infant and moving is no easy task but Moving Clear made moving a breeze. They also aided us with dropping off our donations. I would recommend them for each move and wish them all the best!
MOVING CLEAR SERVICESMOVING CLEAR SERVICES
Abhishek K.
Recently i used their service to move a 1 bed apartment. Had two guys show up for my moving recently both were really helpful in the entire process. The movers had proper equipment to help with the move. Overall no complaints. I would use their services for any moves in the future.
Real Pro MovingReal Pro Moving
Ankit J.
I used Moving band for my move and I was extremely pleased with their punctuality and speed. I would recommend them for your next move.
Moving BandMoving Band
Thumbtack Customer
People Movers were great. It was easy to get a quote and schedule a moving time. The movers were fantastic. They contacted us 30 minutes prior to arriving. The gentleman that came were extremely efficient and wonderful to work with. We moved our two bedroom townhouse to our new home 7 miles away in about 3 1/2 hours. Moving is no fun, People movers made it easy.
People MoversPeople Movers
Pancham M.
They moved everything efficiently and in a timely manner . Would recommend for any furniture moves
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Kate S.
GM Move & Transport did a great job with my move! They worked diligently and quickly. I will definitely give them a call next time I move.
GM Move & TransportGM Move & Transport
Christina W.
Seattle Movers helped with my move from Seattle to Kirkland and they were fantastic. Jamel and Andrew were professional, nice, fast, and really great at packing the truck. I contacted about 4 different movers for quotes and On Budget Movers was 1/2 the cost of other local movers. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Alissa C.
Great movers! Arrived early and got our pool table moved and set up.
Super Friends Moving, LLCSuper Friends Moving, LLC
He B.
Two asian movers. Moved my furnitures very carefully. Recommended to another friend.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Rhiannon B.
Great experience with People Movers! They arrived on time and got things underway quickly. I even changed the date of my move and they were able to accommodate. They worked quickly and the quote I received was right in line with how long it took to complete the move! I would absolutely recommend People Movers to anyone who is needing help to move!
People MoversPeople Movers
Rohit K.
Movers were quick and on time as per appointment schedule. Hassle free move to new apartment with a pretty good price. I’ll recommend InMove for your next move.
InMoveInMove
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