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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 Columbia Heights movers
Thumbtack Customer
They movers were professional and moved quickly.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Vivian K.
I had a successful 2-stop move with Next Day Moving. The company was responsive throughout the process and answered all my questions patiently. The movers were careful with protecting furniture with shrink wrap and moving them into the new place. It was a full day move and the movers worked hard.
Next Day Moving LLCNext Day Moving LLC
Alexandra L.
We had the best experience. Troyka Moving took on our move on short notice. The movers were wonderful: punctual, efficient, and careful. Thank you so much, Troyka Moving, for such a smooth and efficient move. Would recommend 100%
TROYKA MovingTROYKA Moving
Katie A.
The movers were efficient and professional. The move went seamlessly.
Eastbay Movers and Landscaping Services.
Nelson P.
My experience with the TROYKA Moving company was excellent. I had questions before my move, and they were very responsive and helpful. During the move, the movers came on time and moved everything quickly. All my items arrived at my new location in perfect condition. I plan on using the company again for future moves.
TROYKA MovingTROYKA Moving
Lanika M.
Nando’s exceeded my expectations. Best moving service I’ve used. Great service, professional movers and they moved quickly. Highly recommended!
Nando's Movers LLC.Nando's Movers LLC.
Luis S.
I needed to do a long distance move but I had very little time. I was looking for a moving company that can do the moving very quickly. Then I found Baku Moving, they were very helpful over the phone. The price was good for me and the moving was really good without any damage. They were neat and clean and in touch with me for the whole moving. It couldn’t get any better. Well done Baku Moving!
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were on time, courteous and all of my stuff survived the move! They did a nice job moving a piano and large art pieces.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Amanda L.
Very nice guys and professional, but moved pretty slowly compared to previous movers we had who moved all our stuff into the apartment.
Your Pro Movers, LLCYour Pro Movers, LLC
Shawna T.
Very responsive and communicative in setting up moving plans. The movers were quick making what could be a stressful move day, very easy!
C & Y Moving LLCC & Y Moving LLC
Tanvi S.
Movers were 1 day late. Although the moving went smoothly
TROYKA MovingTROYKA Moving
Jesús T.
Excellent service, the moving crew wired really hard and completed the move with care and efficiency. I would hire again if I were to move again.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great and moved quickly but carefully. The scheduling process for my personal piano move was more challenging since I was competing with a request to quickly move many professional Steinways by another party. The Lewis team was gracious, but could have been clearer about sharing other time options for the move. I would use them again, and recommend them for quick, thorough moving, however.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Amanda P.
I utilized Checkmate Professional Services LLC for both my move (5 mile move of a one bedroom apartment) and cleaning of the old apartment for final move out. The movers were highly professional. The owner very responsive and was able to work with me on the small window of available time for the move. The movers arrived on time. They wrapped my furniture and moved everything carefully and efficiently within my scheduled time (as you are only able to have a limited reservation for the moving elevator)! Additionally, they were able to schedule a visit to my old apartment during the following week for a move out cleaning, which I inspected after work before the official move out. They did a great job and were definitely worth the price. I would use Checkmate Professional Services for my moves in the future!
Checkmate Pro Services LLCCheckmate Pro Services LLC
Colton H.
Very careful movers, so these movers would be a great choice if that is a priority for you. Movers were flexible when I requested to change the appointment time.
Next Day Moving LLCNext Day Moving LLC
Louis P.
We had a great experience with Baku Moving. The three movers that came and moved us were professional and amiable. We moved from a third floor apartment to a house that had two floors. They moved everything quicky and the vast amount of stairs didn't seem to brother them. I could go on and on praising them. They turned a stressful situation into a enjoyable one. Highly recommended moving service.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Ben C.
Our 2 movers showed up on time and moved everything quickly and efficiently.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Anna L.
This was my most seamless and pleasant moving experience and I've moved 7 times in the last 6 years! I will definitely recommend Troyka to anyone moving in the DMV.
TROYKA MovingTROYKA Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were absolutely excellent! The price was very reasonable. The movers showed up on time and were very professional and helpful. The move was quite quick and seamless with no damage to my furniture. The movers did a great job of setting up m furniture in my new place. David also did a great job of setting up the move. I'd highly recommend Your Friends with a Truck to anyone moving in the DC area!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Maggie P.
As a government employee with alot of moves, I dread finding a mover. I finally have a mover that was honest, nothing hidden, delivery was earlier than the window spread. The move was flawless, crew was great and mindful of our belongings. No complaints, HIGHLY recommend
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Whitney M.
Great experience with DAS Moving to move some furniture between DC apartments
DAS Moving LLCDAS Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I moved into a one bedroom condo and requested only two hours of the movers' time thinking that I would move some of the smaller items myself. But they actually got everything within two hours - the movers very nice, fast, and careful.
Maybaum Movers LLCMaybaum Movers LLC
Danylle K.
The movers were very courteous and careful with my items. The one con was this was my fourth move in this area, and it took almost twice as long as any other movers I’ve used previously. Even taking into account an extra half an hour for the further distance of this move, and it was still 2 hours longer than other moves have taken.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
John R.
They were the best movers I have ever had. The movers paid very close attention to detail, didn't scuff the walls, and were very kind throughout the whole move. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. They were quick and efficient. I will recommend Baku Moving to anyone who is looking for movers. Thanks for making a stressful process.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Nicole K.
Even with late notice, this mover was fantastic! Prompt and polite, got my sofa moved!
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