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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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’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.

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 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.

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.

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 Oshkosh movers
Thumbtack Customer
They moved the heavy items that I couldn't handle in less than 2 hours. Very good moving experience.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Matt K.
They came and moved us out of an apartment and a storage unit on the other side of town. They were very hard workers, handled our things with care and were very personable. I would highly recommend them to any one looking to move. They made our move the easiest move we have ever had to make.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Katelyn M.
Highly recommend Plex for furniture moving. I really appreciated the quick response time on messages for my inquiries. When our closing date got moved due to Covid, they were able to accommodate our new date without any problem. These guys make moving heavy furniture look easy! While moving downstairs and through tight corners they communicate with each other to make sure not to ding our stuff. They moved quickly and efficiently and didn't waste any time. Thanks for helping us move into our new home!
Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time, friendly and fast! I had a three man moving team doing the moving and they took great care in making sure our things were moved safely but quickly. They were awesome! We would definitely use them again.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Amy B.
I am very impressed with them. Our team moved us from one apartment to one only a few doors down. They were professional and did what I asked. Would HIGHLY recommend them to others who need movers and will be using them in future moves. Thanks guys!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Brett M.
Excellent job moving a treadmill and elliptical. The treadmill was super heavy and the elliptical a pain to take a part but Pat's Movin handled it wonderfully. They arrived early and completed the move quickly. Highly recommended.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very quick but seemed rushed to finish the job. My garbage can top was dropped and broken right in front of me and the mover didn't say a word about it. One mover also insisted on carrying too many boxes and almost dropped them going up the stairs. They did not help me cover my furniture and insisted the truck was clean but my furniture ended up getting dirty.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
This was the first time we elected to hire movers. Not only was the price better than others I inquired on, but they were able to accommodate a time change that was our of my control. The people were friendly, yet efficient. Would definitely recommend/use for my next move.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Jennifer D.
The movers were great! They worked quickly and efficiently for the entire two hours. Friendly and courteous as well!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The gentlemen that moved me were very nice despite the below zero temps. Would hire them again and refer them to everyone!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Lee K.
I can't say enough good about these guys! They were running early and called ahead to see if that was an issue for me. They arrived and slayed the few things I needed moved to another room. They were respectful and courteous. They also made very quick work of what I need done and were willing to help me clean up MY mess..what great guys! They made sure there was nothing else they could help with before leaving and were careful not to get my floors dirty. I'm moving this summer and already know these are my movers! Wish I could give more stars🤩
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Trevor, Phil, Marshall, Cordell, and Adam did an outstanding job packing and moving and unloading my apartment. They were professional, efficient, and kind. I highly recommend Pat's Movin and Haulin. Thanks guys!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Judith P.
Was very happy with Pat's Moving. The 3 workers were friendly, accommodating and tried to please. Phil was exceptional and knew his business. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The two men that came from Pat's Movin & Haulin, to help us move, were very kind and respectful. They were careful with the furniture, wrapping & covering everything to protect it. They worked efficiently together so that no time was wasted. We chose to hire Pat's Movin & Haulin because online reviews from other customers were good, and Pat's price was much better than any other movers in the area. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again because we are very happy with their service.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Grant E.
David and his team took great care of our many belongings. The fragile items were wrapped very carefully. He was flexible and promptly answered my questions. Thanks for making our move successful!
David's Reliable MovingDavid's Reliable Moving
Thumbtack Customer
This company and the movers are beyond incredible . They are so reasonable, polite, and super friendly. They got the job done quickly, but safely. My family and I are very satisfied and HIGHLY recommend. The price is very reasonable. Thank you so much!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
With Pat's expert advice ahead of time and then the efficiency of the crew on actual moving day, we were able to come in under budget. Thanks to Pat, Mike, Kurt, Vance, and Adam for a job superbly done especially on a very hot and humid day!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Natasha M.
The guys were able to come out on short notice and help unload a 6 ft u-haul, even got some things moved into rooms that we didn't think would possible fit through the doorways! Thanks so much for everything!
Blue Ox Moving Company LLCBlue Ox Moving Company LLC
Lee K.
I made arrangements with Dametrius, the owner to come and move three items to the next room for me on 12/12 20. I chose him because he only had two jobs to his credit and I thought this would be an easy way to get a small business owner a boost because its what a decent human does. Bad plan. Dametrius had the audacity to email me 5 minutes prior to arrival time to let know he "pulled a muscle in his back" and needed to cancel. Does he not have the proper safety equipment? He would not send his other guys, he claims 4 employees. So he left me with the room empty except for the things the mover with the bad back was to move! What an @sshat. So I looked at his public record, suprise suprise! I personally would not let this man drive away in a truck with all my possessions it it!...but thats just me.
Thumbtack Customer
Grant, Phil, Steve, and Trevor were hard working, efficient, courteous, friendly, and professional. It was a BIG move, it was hot and humid, and they just kept working as a team! They even asked if they could take a 15 minute break! Hire them. You'll be glad you did.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Charles T.
Great experience! Careful, efficient, friendly, easy to communicate with. They were able to get me moved in the time they had quoted even considering the unforeseen problem of getting my couch out of the apartment. Super pleased with the results and a great value for the money! Would use again and highly recommend!
Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.Plex Multiservice, Moving Dept.
Mr. C.
Slightly late, but did email with new time. Good. Two strong men, kept working until all done. After I was moved, they took a lot of items to the dump for me at reasonable rate. I am pleased overall, and would use them again, if I had the need. Price per hour was as afvertised.
Elizabeth S.
I worked with two young men on a fairly difficult move and they couldn't have been more professional or helpful. They truly made what was a stressful horrible situation for me personally much better. The price was reasonable and they were quick and easy to work with. I even had a response to an emergency question late at night. I highly recommend this company!
Box It Moving Solutions LLCBox It Moving Solutions LLC
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