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Q & A

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 Appleton movers
Thumbtack Customer
Badger Moving is an outstanding moving company. Tony and JJ where very careful with all our delicate items. What was supposed to be a one day move turned into a 2 day move. Badger Moving made sure that they cleared their schedule and came back the next day and completed the move. They are so friendly that when the move was complete it was like saying goodbye to family members. I would recommend Badger Moving without hesitation. If you are looking for a moving company that genuinely cares for your belongings like it was there's, Then Badger Moving is the only people you need to call.
Badger MovingBadger Moving
Aaron J.
Had movers come and move our treadmill from main floor to second floor. Movers were professional, quick, and thorough
Blue Ox Moving Company LLCBlue Ox Moving Company LLC
Luke B.
Good movers
Kramer's Moving ServiceKramer's Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Pat's was on time, his guys were hard working and friendly, I will continue to use him for any future moves! The pricing is great and I will never move myself again, Pat's takes the stress out of a big move.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Carol M.
They were professional and quick about the move.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Scott B.
Great guys. Move went flawlessly
Kramer's Moving ServiceKramer's Moving Service
Tina R.
These guys were wonderful! I was their second move of the day and they hustled from the time they started until they were done! I couldn’t have asked for better movers.
Box It Moving Solutions LLCBox It Moving Solutions LLC
Asha S.
The two movers worked very hard to get the move done in time. They underestimated the time needed and took 8.5 hours for a 6 hour job. It felt like they were moving rather slowly in the beginning. Overall positive. Responses were timely, helpful, and the value is hard to beat. Well worth it.
Wendy b.
Pats movers was amazing! Our move into the Appleton area from another state had many obstacles and I was forced to reschedule a few times. I was so worried we wouldn’t have help unloading our truck. Even a very last minute 5 hr delay with our moving truck had me in tears and Pats moving still showed up! Last minute adjusted their schedules! I’m so thankful!! Amazing guys!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Kathy L.
Move went smoothly. Very knowledgeable and nice employees.
Titletown Hauling, LLCTitletown Hauling, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great pre-move communication setting up the date, time, load info, etc. Crew attitude in furniture and carton placement during move in was excellent. Good job, folks - will recommend you to friends .....
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Helene G.
I cannot say enough about how great of an experience I had with Pat's Movin and Haulin. I called Pat on the day of my move after my original movers did not show up. I was in a panic and needed the move to happen that day. Pat asked about my move and then said he wasn't positive he would have a crew available or when but he said he would keep me updated throughout the day. Within a couple hours of our first contact, Brandon and Cole were at my apartment ready and eager to work. They explained the process well and thought it would be an easy move and would be relatively quick. They quickly and efficiently moved all of my furniture. They were pleasant the whole time and took great care of my things. After my day had started off stressful, this was so easy. This crew and Pats Movin and Haulin made moving stress free and I will definitely contact them for future moves and also suggest to family and friends! Thanks again so much Pat, Cole and Brandon!!!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Richard J.
competent, well-mannered movers. definitely would hire again.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Very friendly, respectful and kind movers! Would definitely recommend.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Kelsey H.
We had a small cross-town move to put some things into a storage unit. Pat's crew was fast, professional and careful with our belongings. We will definitely consider them again for any future moves!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Choua S.
Grant and Marshall were our movers. They were right on time, and started their work right away. Super nice, and careful with our furniture. We moved from first floor to the third floor, would def. hire them again!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Sam G.
Paki was awesome to work with. I would recommend him to anyone I know who is moving. I was so impressed with how careful he was with my furniture. I couldn’t have asked for a better moving experience. Thank you!!
Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.
Connie H.
Thank you to Tony, Ryan and Dan for making my move effortless! I've worked with many movers over the years and this team was clearly the BEST. They moved my furniture and took the time to do everything right. They cared for my priceless things as if they were their own. They hardly ever took breaks and I actually encouraged them several times to please take a rest! They hustled!!! I can't say enough good things about my experience and highly recommend this moving team to anyone. I had high maintenance furniture including a mahogany floor clock, large curio cabinet, china hutch and mahogany table and chairs. There wasn't a nick or ding on anything! If I ever move again, I'm hiring these guys!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Molly B.
The two men that came to move the "big stuff" in our home were great to work with!
Titletown Hauling, LLCTitletown Hauling, LLC
Timothy C.
Blue Ox Moving did a great job and I would use them again in the future.
Blue Ox Moving Company LLCBlue Ox Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very polite and helpful. Funny too! You could tell they love what they do.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Terrie D.
I can not say enough good things about my experience with this moving company! Adam, Tony and Trey were FANTASTIC! I don't say this lightly. I would recommend them to anyone who needs to move. I was completely impressed on how quickly they had everything loaded and organized as well as the speed and efficiency of the drop off. They were polite and took great care of my belongings. I had some extremely heavy pieces of furniture and they moved them with no issues. I am spectacularly satisfied!!!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Everyone was so friendly and professional. It was easy to arrange the service that I needed. The job was completed on time. The movers were efficient and careful.
Dan's Moving Van LLCDan's Moving Van LLC
Shelly M.
I hired Pat's Movin and Haulin to move the furniture from my 1 bedroom apartment 3 miles away to a house. The two men that did the moving called when they were on their way, they were on time, were both very professional, and completed the job within 2 hours! The quote was very competitive, and affordable. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Will also recommend!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Ka R.
What can I say except, if you need a mover, these are the guys!!! Mike and Andy were awesome... Efficient, funny careful. 2 thumbs up 👍👍
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
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