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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 Middleton movers
Howard T.
The movers did an excellent job.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Molly C.
Despite some challenges with punctuality (due to another move running over), this was adjusted for by adding an additional mover for no extra cost. They were friendly, professional, and respectful with our items. Would definitely use again!
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys were punctual, clean and extremely accommodating to our requests. They made our move as simple/easy as it can possibly be. Next time/any time we are moving again, these guys would be the first to know...
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Crisanta I.
Pedro was very professional and responsive to all my questions and concerns. He was very flexible and was able to accommodate a same-day move. He and his team move extremely fast. They were efficient, funny, and super helpful. They were able to get the job done within the estimated timeframe. You will not regret hiring them. I will definitely keep them in mind for future moves.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Alyssa K.
They were great! We needed workout equipment moved and they were super polite and professional.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Patrick D.
Best move ever. Have used several moving companies in the past and none impressed me like Big Dog. Mike came and did a personal on-site visit for the estimate which is rare these days. They were fast, efficient, respectful, courteous, careful with all items. Will definitely call them back and recommend to anyone.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
MaryKay M.
AZ got back to me today the 23rd of May and took care of the move by himself. He was worth the fee. The other mover somehow did not read that I needed help today the 23rd of May though I made that very clear in my description. In all fairness one of other companies of three that I notified finally responded and said he was in the immediate care with in individual. So AZ was a last minute call because the company I finally got said they did not understand I wanted help today. It happens. AZ did a fantastic job on the spur of the moment (in the rain yet). I was able to get my ONE dresser moved Today the 23rd of May. Give AZ a try
AZ MovingAZ Moving
John G.
The team was very responsive and worked diligently to get the job done. I would highly recommend the moving services of Big Dog to anyone in the Madison area. Thanks again Big Dog!
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Sarah M.
Fred did an amazing job moving me! He was able to get all of my stuff in a van that I had reserved that was probably too small. But somehow, he worked his magic and made it all fit! He has such a positive outlook and hard-working attitude that he made what could have been a very stressful day into a positive experience. I would highly recommend Fred to anyone looking for a skilled, efficient and affordable mover!
Fred J Mover (WI)Fred J Mover (WI)
Manasi k.
Mike and his guys were great! They packed everything neatly and made sure it was moved wherever I wanted it to. Their work was efficient and they were very responsive to all my queries and concerns. Would highly recommend !
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
John G.
John & Dean managed a one bedroom, 4 floor move with ease. The professionalism combined with experience allowed me to relax and tend to unpacking. They’re very trustworthy and I would highly recommend them- 5 Stars!
Top Notch Moving and StorageTop Notch Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Carnell. He is a problem-solver, hard-worker, professional and overall great guy! My move was three times bigger than I originally thought it was going to be and he wasn't fazed. He just got to work and didn't stop for 12 hours, all with a smile on his face.
Byrd Moves ItByrd Moves It
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