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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 Milwaukee movers
Kristin D.
Great movers to work with. They are efficient and professional. I used them for a long distance move and highly recommend Big Dog Movers.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Jason L.
JL Moving were fantastic during my recent move. They were right on time and very quick. The movers were very courteous and professional. The response time when setting up the move was great. The price was also unbeatable. Thanks and will recommend to anyone I know who is moving.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The guys did an excellent job! They handled moving in a narrow hallway and staircase with great ease and care and moved my piano as well as dedicated piano movers.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Jacob F.
Busy B's Moving made the whole long-distance moving process almost effortless. Will always be coming back to them for my moving needs in the future.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Nicole W.
The Hungry Man team was so nice to work with and made my move across town as enjoyable as moving can be! My old place was all packed up and moved into my new apartment in what seemed like no time at all. Having moved myself the last time around, Hungry Man Moving was money well spent!
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Therese O.
From my first contact with Renee @ JL Moving.....to the two young men, Will & Brandon, that arrived on moving morning.....to Renee checking in with me right after the move started.....etc.etc.etc. I would recommend JL Moving.....no doubt about it! ***** 5-Stars in every category!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
JL Moving was very accommodating, professional and friendly as I had to re-schedule twice. Joshua and BJ arrived early! Both were extremely friendly and a pleasure to work with during our move. I would highly recommend using JL Moving for any moving needs.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived on time, got the work done quickly, and were polite and helpful. Everything arrived in great condition, and both movers were careful about where and how they moved items in and out of both locations.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Damon r.
Phenomenal team here. Pleasant to work with and made my move stress free. Paid attention to details and did all they could to move my items with care. I highly recommend if you are searching for phenomenal movers.
Box It Moving Solutions LLCBox It Moving Solutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Move went very smoothly. Nice enough movers who seemed to be trustworthy. Worked efficiently. Would hire again.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Zach B.
Had more things to move than expected. They were great about it. Highly recommended best abc easiest move ever
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Christy P.
Extremely easy to work with. Move coordinator was timely in her response to my questions. Movers were efficient, friendly, and hard working.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and efficient movers.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Devon M.
Movers were punctual and efficient.
Plex Multiservice, LLC Moving DepartmentPlex Multiservice, LLC Moving Department
Heather J.
Great work and moved quick
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Toni E.
Great movers. We moved a house of six (two adults and four kids) to a new house. I spoke with Mike about the move and our needs. His team went beyond my expectations to complete the job. They were able to get my peloton treadmill (required disassembly and re-assembly) and a queen purple mattress up the stairs in addition to a washer and dryer. All of these were tough items to move in addition to the quantity of items moved. I would trust them again to move my items safely and securely. The team was respectful and efficient. I appreciate their hard work. Thanks!
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Bethany K.
Everything about JL Moving has been positive. Renee in the office answered all my questions quickly. The movers were professional and efficient.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Sheena A.
I was completely stressed about moving, however, Renee was extremely helpful every step of the way. I highly recommend JL Moving Co!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Perry S.
Big Dog Movers arrived on time, worked quickly and were very professional and friendly. Their prices were transparent and our move was completed smoothly. Although Big Dog is in Madison, we were not charged from their home base for our Milwaukee to West Bend move. These guys are great!
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hungry Man Moving did an excellent job moving a very difficult sofa and loveseat combination from Point A to Point B, professional, courteous, neat, absolutely outstanding. I highly recommend HMM and they will be my first choice for my future moving needs. TMRuka, Milwaukee, WI
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Denise K.
Great moving experience, just a little pricey.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Melissa F.
I had an amazing experience with Busy B's moving. I was able to get a quote and be scheduled for my move with only two days notice (and it was near the end of the month). Blaze was professional, kind, understood my needs, and was clear. He assured me that the movers had at least three years moving experience, that the move was insured, and that the movers would be communicating with me. On the day of my move, as Blaze indicated, I was contacted by Darryl about half an hour before the scheduled move time, letting me know their ETA. Darryl and Blake were prompt and introduced themselves with a handshake and a smile. They quickly got to work and made sure that they understood my needs and that I knew that the process was. All of my items were moved safely to my new home, and all items were placed exactly where I needed them. They assembled my bed and even helped me find the missing screws to my bed. I appreciated being able to pay and tip via the square app, and all around the professionalism and respect of the three gentlemen. Definitely recommend!!!
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Joshua M.
Renee was very responsive with scheduling and providing us with a quote. Will and Brandon were knowledgeable, hard working, and thoughtful about the best way to move our furniture and prevent damage. We were moving out of an old building with turning staircases, which increased the difficulty of the move and the two guys navigated it skillfully.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Sharon O.
Our moving experience was great thanks to Shield Moving Services! They responded promptly and were able to help with our move the next day. They were upfront with everything (no surprises) and not only did they offer very reasonable pricing, they arrived on time, worked diligently but carefully, and were kind and respectful towards us and our belongings :) We will definitely use Shield Moving Services again and will recommend them to our friends and family. Thanks again!
Shield Moving ServicesShield Moving Services
Latrice M.
From the time I talk to garret on the phone to the two men that moved me I was impress with the professionalism and the quickness on them moving me. I would definetly recommend there services!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
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