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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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 Ashburn movers
Margaret H.
Best movers in NYC. I have experienced several moves in past 7 years but the move with Great Movers was flawless.
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Christine P.
Needed last minute movers. Dyno moving responded quickly, moved everything in with care, and were professional.
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Thumbtack Customer
Half hour late, not friendly or professional staff. Supposed to be three workers, but only two were doing the move. We moved half of the stuff. Customer service prior to move was good. The actual move/ movers were TERRIBLE.
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Parker O.
The move was completed in 1 hour. George, Jose, and the third mover went the extra mile to ensure my move was seamless. I would recommend Blue Moving to anyone.
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Rob F.
Excellent moving company. Courteous and polite movers. I would love to recommend Great Movers in my circle. They made my move absolute easy and stress free.
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Sophia N.
Excellent job done by Great Movers. If you are searching for a moving company and you don't want any hassle and stress then hire Great Movers for your smooth and relaxed move.
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Saralyn F.
I have already been telling people I know to use these movers. I had a sudden last minute move and Asap movers came through on the clutch! This was an extremely professional job. They even put my furniture back together after the move. I could tell that safety was a big priority with the movers and they offered the best rate hands down. I don't plan on moving anytime soon but I will always be moving with Asap movers.
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Thumbtack Customer
Overall the move was great. Very efficient and hardworking movers.
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Carrie S.
Movers left the job in the beginning of the move and I had to find another company in 30 minutes. Use Dumbo moving!
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Shannon B.
An amazing moving experience. The team was professional, speedy, kind and never stopped moving! Great Movers is more than just a name.
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Thumbtack Customer
I recently booked a move with CCS MOVING. The guys came on time, they were very nice and professionnal and moved my furniture without any issues. I appreciated the fair pricing they offered as well. I will defintely use CCS MOVING for my next move and i highly recommend this company. Thank you CCS for the stress free move.
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Thumbtack Customer
Jason and Julio were great movers. They moved everything as efficiently and carefully as they could and they cleaned up after the move. I would definitely use All Around Trucking LLC for my next move!
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Hannah S.
It was a seamless and perfect move. I didn't face any difficulty and all of my move was done by these guys from packing to moving. They were very good in every task whether it was packing or moving fragile items without damaging them. I would hire them again for further moves and i also recommend Great Movers to all of you.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Emily L.
I was moving from Queens to Brooklyn and i had only two days to get my move done. I began to search for movers on yelp and i found Great Movers. I gave them a call and the guy on phone cleared all my ambiguities and answered all of my questions patiently. I got moved the very next day, the movers were right on time and moved all of my stuff in a professional manner. I would highly recommend Great Movers indeed.
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Sarah B.
Dyno Moving did a great job and our move went super smoothly. They arrived on time, were professionally, and completed the entire move in three hours. Our next move will definitely again be with this company!
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Thumbtack Customer
Overall great moving experience. Provided me with a guaranteed quote that was w/i market. Management sent 3 movers. They moved very quickly and carefully. Would absolutely hire again for my moving needs.
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Christine L.
The two movers that moved my furniture were outstanding! Did a terrific job moving my furniture up a 4th floor walkup. Will definitely be using them again for any future moves and will recommend them to anyone thinking of hiring movers for a job! Definite job well done!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Alex N.
Best moving experience ever! From in-house estimate, pre-move preparation/discussion, to final move and delivery, everything was perfect. Reginald is extremely professional and helpful. I moved from NYC to CA and he made the move so easy!! I highly recommend his service.
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Thumbtack Customer
Fair Price Movers made the entire moving process as painless as a moving can be! David was very easy to work with and was always available to answer any questions we had, even on move in day. We also made some last minute changes and he was very accommodating. The team that showed up to move us were so nice and kept the entire process moving along. We will definitely be recommending Fair Price Movers to friends in the future!
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Thumbtack Customer
Moved wardrobe between buildings in NY. Movers were nice and careful.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Elizabeth T.
I had to move one piece of furniture into a walk-up apartment, and St. John Moving got the job done! Lesley was extremely responsive when scheduling the move, and the movers were professional and efficient. Highly recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were quick, competent, and friendly. Super smooth moving job.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Tania P.
We just did our 4th move with Great Movers in Brooklyn and we have many good things to say about them. They are truly the best movers in town. Our move was just perfect as it was expected. Great Movers are highly recommended by us, you can fully trust them.
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Rashi S.
Had a wonderful experience moving with the guys at LK Moving! We were moving apartments from UWS to Brooklyn on the month-end and the movers we had booked bailed on us on a busy rainy day. LK Moving replied to our inquiry very promptly, were courteous, quick and professional with the move. We’ve already recommended them to friends and would definitely work with them again!
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Laura B.
Dyno Moving was great! The movers arrived early, were very knowledgeable and courteous, and moved my items quickly and safely. Would definitely recommend!
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