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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. 

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. 

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.

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 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
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.
Thumbtack Customer
They did a nice job wrapping and moving everything. We didn't know they start the clock when they leave their building. So that was an extra hour and a half of drive time that we had to pay. I guess that's pretty standard, but I hadn't hired movers before so that was a surprise to me.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers 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
Thumbtack Customer
This was our first long distance moving experience. We really had no idea what to expect and felt overwhelmed (as most people do when moving). When I spoke with Ryan regarding moving quotes, concerns, etc., he was very patient and answered all of my questions truthfully. One thing he said that made him and his company stand out was "Take your time in deciding. You're trusting complete strangers with your stuff. It's obviously a lot to consider and you need to feel comfortable who you choose." This was a breath of fresh air compared to other companies who continued pestering me and saying "Well, you know the price is going to go up soon. We really need to lock in this deal.". Needless to say, we chose M & R Movers. The day the movers came, they men were very professional, meticulous with their work, and efficient. They wrapped all of our major items in blankets and tape. When unloading the items, they made sure that they would not scratch our belongings, or any walls, doors, etc. When it came time to settle up our bill, they even managed to come in under the estimate. My husband and I could not have been more pleased with their services.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers 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, LLC Moving DepartmentPlex Multiservice, LLC Moving Department
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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