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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost?

When accounting for moving costs, you can generally expect to pay around $30 to $50 per mover, per hour. However, these costs could change and you should compare movers in your city to estimate the true cost of your move.

Moving companies usually provide a team of at least two individuals depending on the size of the job and the objects to be moved. This hourly rate also changes with driving distance. And, moving specialty objects such as pianos can also drive up the cost. Some moving companies may provide a free estimate even offer a flat rate if the job.

For more information on moving costs, read Thumbtack’s cost guide on movers.

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.

Reviews for Ashburn movers
Amy S.
I had two guys show up to move me for a short and local move. One of the movers was phenomenal while the other worker was extremely slow. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and highly recommend them.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Derris C.
Initially stated they would have 3 movers and a large moving truck, showed up with a small uhaul trailer attached to pickup and 2 movers. I paid to have my mother move from a 2 bed apartment. Her living furniture was sold, my brother had already moved his furniture out, which left her bedroom set, washer/dryer, desk, dining room set, small pc desk, and 2 drawer file cabinet, with about 10-12 boxes. Her move was approx 4 miles. They were 90 minutes late arriving and, what should have taken less than 2 hours to move, took them 4. These people should not be in business.
Johnny on the Spot MoversJohnny on the Spot Movers
Monique N.
This was the best moving experience that I’ve ever had! They communicated with me, arrived punctually, and moved me quickly and efficiently. I definitely recommend them!
Savannah and Sons MovingSavannah and Sons Moving
Chloe O.
Very on time, not pushy or high priced! Extremely friendly! We moved from Daytona Beach, Fl to Columbus, Ga and they made us feel very, very welcomed. For your moving needs choose JDog...they are leaders!!
JDog Junk Removal & HaulingJDog Junk Removal & Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Definitely will recommend these guys to my family in their future moves! Fast and accommodating!
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The move started out roughly, but Helping Hands more than made up for it! They were hard working yet delightful to talk to! I would definitely recommend them and rehire them should I need moving services again!
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Jessica B.
Very helpful getting our moving trailer unloaded, thanks so much!
V.I.P. MovingV.I.P. Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Enjoyable experience. I would recommend them to everyone, especially with a long distance move.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and his crew did a great job moving my things! They were very professional and friendly! There was a 2 hour commute to my new apartment and all my things showed up in the condition they were in before we moved. I would definitely recommend.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We scheduled with the guys for help moving large items and we had to cancel the job in the end due to unforeseen circumstances. Michael was professional and understanding through the whole process. I would call them first in the future for my moving needs and recommended them for your projects too.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Keana W.
I would definitely recommend this moving company. The company was professional and responsive to my needs. Excellent work quality and not too expensive.
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
Damion f.
Great Team, very respectful,very timely manner,great prices,and kind hearted people wouldn’t want anyone else to move me !! 5 stars
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up without a moving truck. I may not have been their fault but after this experience their advertising needs to state weather they provide the truck or does the client provide the truck.
JB Construction Group, Inc.JB Construction Group, Inc.
Margo B.
These guys were awesomeness! I didn't have much to move but it was heavy items. They took excellent care of making sure my items got from point a to point B. After accidentally getting mud on the bottom of a gigantic television, they were so apologetic about a teeny tiny spot and cleaned it up. They even help me move a salvage piano which would've stayed in its current location until the house fell down around it. Great job guys!
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The moving crew was professional. They work as a team. They are knowable of all funiture. Michael Cashman and three crew members u give them a 5 star. Yes I would recommend to everyone.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
HHMS helped us move from off post to on post (Fort Benning). Michael and his crew showed up and got right to work. He did a quick walk through, talked about how it would work, and addressed pricing again to eliminate any confusion. After the walk through he estimated it would take 3 hours. Exactly 3 hours later his crew was completely done and ready to leave. I recommend HHMS to anyone doing a local move.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Johnny S.
They did an excellent job breaking down and moving our apartment furniture located on the 4th floor in a timely manner and then shipped it to another city all in less than half of a day. Very impressed by these guys and definitely recommend them.
Brothers on the MoveBrothers on the Move
Thumbtack Customer
The two men who helped me unload my Uhaul were prompt, courteous and very good at making things fit. Most of all, they didn't waste my time or money. Thank you Mike for making the move less stressful.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Shrinivas C.
Interacted with Pierre from Pick-up Movers. I was undecided earlier as did not have clear dates, but Pierre was patient and did regular follow up. Delivery guy Alex was extremely friendly and a nice guy even after driving for 2 days and climbing 3 floors to bring in the stuff.Overall it was a good experience.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Patricia M.
The price was right! The men showed up when they said they would. My BIL said they were very polite and worked steady on the loading side. Everything arrived in the same condition it left, including a full length mirror (not in a frame). I found the same politeness and consideration on the unloading side. I highly recommend DA Lowe Movers.
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I personally would not use this moving service again . The price may look appealing but the damages that were made to my personal items far exceeds what I would have paid to go with some of the more reputable companies. I have struck gold a few times using personally owned and family owned services vs the big time companies that I use time and time again and would never look back . This just wasn't one of them . My suggestion not use this "company"
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Andrea R.
I gave you a one star because you were a rude. You never told me you were hours away. Your response was rude. When I sent the request out to the three available movers....I put a photo of the stuff....go somewhere with that. How am I supposed to know what your days off are? Really? Fix your communication got a one star because I couldn’t give you a zero. Bless your heart too. Next..
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
LaTrelya B.
The moving service was good until the broke my dresser and scratched my furniture and I’ve yet to been able to get them to follow up with the promised repairs. I waited to provide a review in the hopes they would keep their word. I’ve contacted them several times and now they have pieces of my furniture that were to be repaired and I’ve yet to get a resolution. I don’t think I should have to keep following up with them just to be told they would get back to me. It’s been 3 months now.
Helping Hands Moving Service, LLCHelping Hands Moving Service, LLC
Ben J.
Honestly, Brandon and his team worked a miracle today. We unknowingly booked a Uhaul that was a little too small for our apartment and we would not have been able to pack it ourselves. Enter Handy Helpers. They quickly rearranged our subpar packing job and helped us move all of our heavy items down the stairs from our apartment. Within two hours, they had won the game of tetris, squeezed all of our stuff into the little Uhaul that could, and got us on our way. Everybody had great attitudes and they work extremely fast. They were worth every penny, and I have already recommended them to friends!
Handy Helpers MovingHandy Helpers Moving
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