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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 Waukesha movers
Nicole R.
Such a great company and crew very polite and they did such a great job! I so would use them again in a move. Very professional easy to book the move and communication was constant and made my move so much easier!
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Adam B.
I think they did a great job. Good communication, and we had no issues whatsoever. Renee came to see what we were going to be moving and to ensure we'd have enough movers on-hand to complete our office move in the time we wanted.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent Movers, came last minute as first movers never showed, were strong, fast, friendly, and very professional, suggest using them to anyone!!!
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Abhishek D.
We had a great experience having our stuff moved with Metro Milwaukee Movers. They were very professional, were very careful moving large furniture. Made sure the stuff got into the truck without any hassle. I would definitely recommend them.
Metro Milwaukee Movers LLCMetro Milwaukee Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Badgerland Moving was able to accommodate my short notice request for moving help and was willing to be flexible as things changed with our plans. They arrived on time at my destination and quickly got to work. Very professional and I had no concerns with them moving throughout my home as necessary.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Nick b.
I started the process with Kevin in sales. Kevin and worked with me to get an out of state move completed. They went above and beyond to meet an aggressive deadline for an emergency move! He was extremely professional and kept in good communication! He assigned Dennis and Wilfredo perform the move for us. They contacted me the day of the move to let me know they were on there way. They showed up right on time and were VERY polite professional. They went above and beyond the call of duty to assist with a unique move! They took great acre of our stuff when moving it and even made multiple stops for us! They are both VERY hard workers and appreciate everything they did! I strongly recommend them for anything you need!
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Caitlin T.
These guys were awesome and did such a great job moving a very heavy industrial elliptical machine for me. Very fast response time and price was very reasonable and fair! They were friendly and professional and I will definitely hire them again for future moves! I highly recommend to anyone in need of movers!!
Top Notch Moving and StorageTop Notch Moving and Storage
Patrick M.
They arrived at the exact moment they said they would, were flexible with my work order, and when we needed to add some moving of items internally only charged for the time spent moving instead of rounding to nearest hour.
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Theresa S.
Entire move was done in 2 hours! Extremely professional, efficient and easy to work with. I highly recommend JL Moving. They made the whole process stress free. Arrived on time, wrapped all my furniture and put it in the new house exactly where I wanted it.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Winifred G.
This professional team delivered service above and beyond my expectations. They delivered a piano to my home from my daughters home, who was in the midst of moving, and graciously included a few extra pieces of furniture gratis in the move to my home. Would definitely use their service in the future.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Larron W.
I considered hiring a moving from the start but after several YouTube videos and a homemade how to build a piano board I thought we were ok. Well it was from the ground floor to the truck. Once we go the piano to my house it was a different story. The move to the basement was quickly stoped as we damaged walls and couldn’t muscle the piano through the two turns on the way down. I turned to this site and within hours was approached by ERO Moving requesting a description of the move and photographs. The following evening they magically had the piano in the basement rec room. I know my family and for that matter the next family that purchases my home will love
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
James L.
Busy B’s Moving was gored to move some of our large and antique furniture as well as some boxes and 63 sheets of drywall. The move was only about a mile away but it was necessary due to timing and available family help. The price was very competitive and with in our budget. They were also very accommodating by agreeing to move the drywall. They sent three great gentlemen that were very quick and careful with our items. The moved all of the furniture into the house and placed it in the rooms we wanted them in. They also brought many items to the basement for us too. They moved some rather large safes to the basement as well a some furniture. The loaded my drywall in the garage with care. They were always asking where we wanted items and offered to help when we moved items in place. There was one antique secretary desk that was damaged (few scratches on front). I called and spoke with them. The apologized and picked it up the next day. It was retired to us in a few weeks with constant updates on its status along the way. I was very impressed with the quality of repair! It looked better that it ever has looked. I was also very impressed with their professionalism with this whole process. I don’t hold the damage against them. If you expect nothing slightly marked up you are wishfully thinking. I would hire them again in the future with out a second thought. I will refer them to others in the future as well!
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Betsy D.
Those guys, they rock!!! On time, super friendly, sooooo helpful, and all arrived in great condition!!! I will definitely call them when I need a move. Price was great too.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful all around! Hired Badgerland Moving on short notice and they accommodated, Manny and Felix arrived on time, dressed professionally, and were super polite including asking questions about how I wanted some items handled and letting me know when it was a good time for me to offer small boxes to go into small spaces. Great communication during the move and on the front end from Pedro. I will hire you next time, as well as recommend you to others.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Shari K.
Great team. AJ was super professional and really takes his business seriously. Did not have a lot to move, but the items were heavy. They came prepared. Got right to work. Would highly recommend.
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Steven went over and above moving my refrigerator. He took apart the refrigerators and an old swinging door. He didn't give up. He was a very nice man also. I'd highly recommend him.
Steven C LangeSteven C Lange
Lana F.
I cannot tell you how amazing the movers from Pat's Movin' & Haulin' were today! I hired them to pack my home. They arrived within the scheduled window; - calling to alert me that they were en route; packed my home specifically in the way I asked - arranging the items, so I can clearly know what is in what box. They worked non-stop until everything was finished. They were friendly & very professional. I would definitely recommend this team for ANY moving needs that you might have!
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Suzie K.
Movers were supposed to come on Friday and they canceled after scheduled pick up time via text not phone. Never called to reschedule. I had to call and find out what was happening. They rescheduled for the next day and never called and never showed. Called office many times and no return call. I would never recommend this company to anyone. Totally unreliable and left me hanging. Had to find last minute movers to get me out of my apartment that cost me time off of work and added apartment costs. This company has horrible customer service!
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Pat's guys were outstanding! They were on time, efficient, and extremely conscientious. The prices were better than reasonable, no last minute surprises either. The crew moved my belongings out of a shared residency equal to about a 2-bedroom house into a storage unit.
Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.Pat's Movin and Haulin, LLC.
Samantha G.
Great experience working with Renee in advance and both Jordan and Ron the day of. Our movers were experienced professionals and took very good care of our furniture. They were right on time and completed all of the work very efficiently - we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly the job went overall! They padded all the wood and glass furniture and made sure all of our items were kept safe and clean. Accommodated a request to double wrap a special furniture item as well. Jordan and Ron had great senses of humor as well. They were very personable and kept us up to speed about anything we needed to know. Would definitely recommend, thank you for taking such good care of our furniture during our move!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
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