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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.

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.

Reviews for Richmond movers
Robert F.
I used Smart Movers to help unload a pod and move everything in the house. They were super flexible on timing and location changes the day of the move. The movers were extremely helpful in reassembling a bed and hauling off boxes and trash. I would recommend for anyone.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Natalie J.
When you move you want someone to respect your items and treat them with utmost care. Smart people moving were Wonderful! This was a last minute booking for next day service. So amazing and took extra care with all my items. I truly appreciate SmartPeople moving and highly recommend them for all your moving needs. Thank you SmartPeople moving!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Robert F.
I used Larro’s Moving service to move everything out of a storage unit to my home. The movers were easy to work with; showed up on time and took extra time on reassembly of my bed and kitchen table. Would recommend.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Rachel D.
Contacting JP Moving Services was the best decision we made for our move. We only needed help moving our belongings from our house to a moving truck we had rented and we couldn't find another service in the area that could help us out at a reasonable rate. JP Moving offered us a very respectable price for the service and came out exactly at the time we had requested. Two movers got all of our furniture packed super securely into the truck within such a short time! They were so kinda and courteous too! I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
The Smart Movers crew were experienced and efficient in moving belongings from a storage unit into their truck and from their truck into destination. I would hire them again.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Shervin B.
Had a great move with the team. Efficient and effective.
MAS Movers Co.MAS Movers Co.
Barbara L.
The movers were very nice, speedy and professional.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Emily M.
We had our move today and everything went very smoothly!! Initially and throughout the move, communication with Tarek was very great, he also offered his cell phone. Our movers were Josh and Rafael. I was very impressed with their work, they were very careful with all our belongings and wrapped everything in plastic. We have MANY stairs however they were able to get everything moved within a few hours. They also accommodated moving a few items from our house to my Parents house and they even brought a table back. All in all, a great experience! I would recommend them and use them again.
Last minute moving!Last minute moving!
Paul T.
Movers were on time, worked fast and efficiently. They were also personable and professional. The glass on a picture was broken and chair scratched in the move. However, I am pleased with overall service. I want to add that Customer Service is excellent. Alex quickly resolved reimbursement of an overpayment with this move. This company will get my future business and referrals. Thank you!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Alice F.
I was very satisfied with this moving company. Though a little pricey.. you get what you pay for and I got superior service and will employ them for all my moving needs, big or small, in the future
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Didn't realize all I was getting was labor and a pick-up truck, no moving supplies (like clothes wardrobes or blankets/pads for furniture). Move took several runs. Patrick was friendly and capable and nothing was damaged or broken.
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Jaade w.
I helped a friend move from SF to PDX and did all the coordinating for them and I cannot express how grateful I am to Victor and his team! Not only was victor over communicative, he was punctual and professional and made the entire process the simplest move we've ever had. If you are worried about hiring a moving team through thumbtack I don't blame you, but hiring Victor and his team is truly a safe bet. I would 100 percent trust Victor and his team for any of my next moves! Thank you so much :)
Ellen S.
Nick did a great job with a simple furniture move. Efficient, on-time, right-priced!
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Evan F.
The guys did a fantastic job moving my furniture from San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles metro area! They were very responsive to my texts whenever I had questions regarding the price or the items I needed moved. I had furniture in two locations, some in San Francisco and the rest in the East Bay. The day of the move began on time and went very smoothly. They packed everything really fast, they professionally disassembled all of my furniture and put everything together at the final destination. They drove the truck over night and delivered on time as promised in the morning. I highly recommend this company for any move, big or small.
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Bristol B.
These guys rock! Fast, lovely, and smart. And Vet owned! Thank you for making my move easy.
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Victoria G.
Great experience! Totally a life saver, will definitely be using this service again during my next move.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
David H.
I had to move my mom to assisted living and the mover I booked never showed up at the 9am agreed time. I contacted Pavel and explained my situation and he had guys at my house by 11. They needed to have vaccination cards and picture ID to access the facility and they did. They moved everything perfectly and put my 94 year old mom at ease and that is almost impossible. They presented as professionals in every way. The way they dressed, the way they spoke, the vehicle was new with the company name on the side
Leclair Delivery ServiceLeclair Delivery Service
Judy L.
Two great guys. Showed up on time, on a Sunday afternoon. Knew what they were doing and moved my couch without any problems.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Faiza C.
I would hire The Moving Solution again in a heartbeat. Roberto and his team handled our move from California to Washington so well. They were able to work with my schedule - no problem. There were no damaged items. They were on time at the pick up and drop off. Super professional while placing things in our new home, and placed everything where we asked. They were even able to assemble some of my furniture that did not have common sense assembly instructions. Overall it was a no stress move. Great company to hire, if you're looking. We lucked out finding them.
The Moving SolutionThe Moving Solution
Kris S.
Two hour minimum required. These guys were awesome! On time, careful, friendly, professional!! I recommend these movers. Two hour minimum required.
Boutique Moving ServicesBoutique Moving Services
Kayras B.
Had a great/ professional experience with Nick and Rob (his friend who helped move as Nick’s van was indisposed) They both arrived on time on very short notice, very professional, very caring for furniture, very clean, have a good sense of humor, make you feel comfortable and friendly while being professional. I would highly recommend Nick and Rob for all your moving needs. Thanks guys for a great experience !
Quantum Home:🍃 Landscaping MaintenanceQuantum Home:🍃 Landscaping Maintenance
Cecily h.
They were great! From the initial contact through the move. They showed up slightly early (great), and were friendly and professional. I would totally recommend them and use them again.
Gogo Transport Service’sGogo Transport Service’s
Margie T.
While I appreciate their efforts in helping my move, I would suggest taking time to learn the business a bit more, ie. how to pack and secure items efficiently, confirm arrival, especially when running late, etc. Having moved a lot in my past, I was a bit nervous when seeing how my things were packed onto the truck, i.e. small items first, then big items were squeezed in. Nothing has broken, but I’m still unpacking. However, I am grateful that after letting them know I was on a tight budget, they were responsive by keeping the costs within my budget. Thanks and best wishes.
J/H Moving and DeliveryJ/H Moving and Delivery
Ann D.
Highly, highly recommend Dante and his co-worker. They were incredibly transparent about their timeframe (even sending me a text message an hour before they came with a tracking app that was constantly updated and showed their proximity to my house and how long it would take them to arrive. Once they arrived they were thoughtful, considerate, and extremely helpful in giving suggestions of where the items moved would look best. The mattress they had to lift up had no handles and was extremely heavy; followed by a motorized bed mechanism that needed to be lifted in order to lay a rug underneath it. They were extremely patient given how many times they had to relift the heavy motor so I could shift the rug around. They were super careful, worked slowly, and thoroughly, taking into account all of the objects around them. They provided the convenience and security of Venmo to pay them for their work; and their rates were extremely reasonable - especially considering the distance they had to travel - and with the price of gas these days, they hadn't hiked up their operating fees. For any of your moving needs, choose Sturart Moving LLC! Dante and his team are simply the best, most professional, and get the job done in a clean, efficient, and thorough way. On a scale of 1-5, I give them a 10!!!
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