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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in D.C.?

The estimated cost of the top local movers in D.C. ranges from around $70 to $80 per hour. But, this cost might vary depending on the time of the year, the weight of the shipment, how far you’re moving and whether you decide to hire flat-rate movers instead of hourly movers. 

How do I choose the best moving company in D.C.?

It’s important to read reviews of all the top-rated moving companies in D.C. before you hire movers. When reading online reviews, check for feedback regarding the movers’ punctuality, efficiency and communication. If you’re considering hiring interstate movers, make sure they’re properly licensed with the federal government -- they should have a U.S. DOT number. 

and quotes.  You can find more tips on how to hire movers in Thumbtack's smart hiring guide.

Where can I rent a moving truck in D.C.?

You can rent a moving truck from several companies located in D.C. or nearby cities. But if you have a big move and need help with loading and unloading a moving truck, you might want to consider hiring a professional moving company in D.C. that can provide movers and a moving truck for your move.

Where can I get moving boxes in D.C.?

Start by checking with hardware stores and local businesses in the D.C. area, including grocery stores, pharmacies, bookstores, liquor stores, fast food places and bars. Many retailers want to get their boxes off their hands, so you might be able to pick them up for free at the right time. Because you’ll probably need more moving supplies than just boxes, check out online listings to find people who are giving away or selling their moving supplies in the D.C. area. Just be sure that the boxes are still in good enough condition to protect your goods. You can also contact moving companies in D.C. to see if they sell or offer moving boxes as one of their services.

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.

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’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. 

Reviews for Washington movers
Thumbtack Customer
They movers were professional and moved quickly.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Mr. J.
The movers were personable and was able to complete my move successfully. There was a small hiccup with timing and initial location, but once the ball started moving, the move was completed.
Rebecca c.
They did a great job! Our move was a bit complicated because we moved from one apartment to two new locations and the movers made it the easiest move ever!
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%
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.
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.
Michelle L.
Terrence was very responsive and engaged through the booking and on moving day, and his movers were nice and professional. The movers went out of their way to help me move things to trash and donation bins. Highly recommend!
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
Conor S.
BOOM MOVING made the experience of moving across DC as easy, quick, and painless as possible. The movers were timely, professional, and adaptable, as well as highly cost-effective. I would highly recommend their moving services.
Brittney M.
Carlos and team did an amazing job! They worked quickly and efficiently to move all of my things. Everything was well protected and disassembled and reassembled perfectly. They were very kind and made moving as fun as moving can possibly be. I will definitely use Ally Move for all future moves!
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The were amazing. They did a great job corresponding with my beforehand to make sure everything was in order. On the day of the move, they were efficient, thorough, and mindful of the things being moved. Great moving company for single item moves.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
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.
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
Maryam n.
I had an emergency move and KL Moving was very accommodating. I was able to complete the move on time. Thank you so much!!! <3
KL Moving & Junk Removal Services  LLCKL Moving & Junk Removal Services LLC
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
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
Nick T.
Great moving experience with Rudy's - we moved from a 2 bedroom apartment to a nearby storage unit. The movers were efficient and careful with our belongings.
Rudy’s - Moving, Hauling, & Junk RemovalRudy’s - Moving, Hauling, & Junk Removal
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
Katrina T.
Boom moving did a great job with our move. They were on time and efficient. We were very happy with our choice in movers and would recommend!
Anumeha S.
My move was very well done. Couldn't have asked for better movers.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving 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 ServicesCheckmate Pro Services
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