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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Brookfield movers
Geri V.
Busy Bee Movers were fantastic! They were right on time and handled the move of my baby grand piano as if it were their own! I would use them again for any move!
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Ravi P.
Derek and his partner came and moved the furniture piece to the place I wanted it moved. Excellent service overall. Highly recommend them
Kirstin j.
Courteous and careful with moving my furniture
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient movers! They did an excellent job. Very polite and helpful.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
William T.
They moved some freshly cut walnut logs for me. We had to reschedule a couple of times due to their previous moves taking longer but communication was good. Once they got to the job, everything was smooth and they got it done.
Top Notch Moving and StorageTop Notch Moving and Storage
Umar F.
Deandrew and bus crew did an amazing job. My move dates were uncertain and they quickly adapted and made my move work. They came very prepared to help pack what I couldn’t and wrapped all my leather sofas to ensure safe transportation. I’d move again knowing deandrew and his crew can do the job. Honest, competitive price and good people.
Top Notch Moving and StorageTop Notch Moving and Storage
Emile H.
Pedro was the epitome of a professional. He and his assist worked very diligently to complete the move within the time frame originally quoted even though the move became somewhat complicated because some disassembly was necessary. Any future moves I need I will call this company first and will definitely recommend them to my professional friends who really will appreciate his responsiveness, promptness and professional courtesy.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Leigh W.
They were on time very careful when. Moving the appliances. Would highly recommend
H M &M Services LLCH M &M Services LLC
Robin F.
Wow...just wow! These guys are amazing! They worked quickly and were very nice! It wasn't easy, but they moved the heaviest piece of furniture without any problems. They came out the day I needed them and were very affordable. I am so happy (and lucky) I hired this company first. I plan on recommending them to everyone who is looking for movers. Thank you New Age Moving Co.!!
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Dan K.
Great job by the crew from H M & M moving us into our new home!
H M &M Services LLCH M &M Services LLC
Sarah G.
Roger & team did a great job moving our new treadmill down into the basement. Thank you!
Phat Lady's Kids LLCPhat Lady's Kids LLC
Brian H.
The crew at Busy Bees was great! We had a 4 bedroom house crammed with stuff and 3 of their guys moved us in a single night. The guys were nice and helpful in what we we needed them to do. I will use them again in a few weeks to move my hot tub highly recommended!
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Pallavi P.
Thank you for the service today. The guys were very professional and friendly and helped us move our stuff hassle free. Would definitely recommend to others.
H M &M Services LLCH M &M Services LLC
Ruth H.
These guys were absolutely amazing and they got things done even faster than we were expecting. Will definitely be picking them again if we move again!!! Great job guys!!!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Jon R.
Genuinely nice people! They wrapped all my furniture, carefully transported, and placed them were I directed them. I also found their pricing to be reasonable. I highly recommend them for your moving needs.
Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.
Bridget O.
Very pleased and grateful that Rose Property Services could help me get a treadmill moved into my condo from a neighboring condo. This was a very tight squeeze! Much more challenging than I had anticipated, but they pulled it off with no damage to the treadmill or my home - and with patience, good humor and teamwork. It is with a sigh of relief that I write this - knowing that I could never have done this without their help. Working hard to rehabilitate a knee injury - I am so very blessed that this worked out for me - especially with all the gyms closed! Give Rose Property Services a try if you need assistance. I found them to be very professional.
Rose Property ServicesRose Property Services
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