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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.



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 is the cheapest way to move long distance?

The cheapest way to move long distance is to plan ahead. This allows you to capitalize on several money-saving strategies. For example, you may consider renting a portable moving container. These are often cheaper than moving trucks, though moving truck rentals are a great option for moderately sized homes. 

Planning ahead also gives you time to start looking around for free moving boxes and supplies. You might also be able to snag discounts from moving companies if you book far out in advance and ask movers for a deal. Try not to move during the peak season (spring or summer), as prices tend to be highest during that time.

Contact the best long-distance movers in your area to get free estimates and figure out a way to save money.  

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. 

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company?

First, compare the best long-distance moving companies by performing an online search for national or local moving services.

Pay close attention to the moving companies’ ratings and reviews. When reading the reviews, take note of any feedback related to the movers’ pricing, professionalism, ability to work quickly and whether the company has damaged customers’ belongings. You should also check to make sure the moving company has the proper license or insurance within your state. 

Once you’ve found a few movers that fit your criteria, contact the companies to get free estimates. Compare quotes between moves to decide if a quote is fair. And keep an eye out for any deals and discounts movers may be offering during non-peak seasons.

What should I pack first when moving?

First on your packing checklist are non-essential items you don’t need to access for the next couple of weeks or so. This can include things like holiday decorations, extra towels and collectibles.

Then, move on to artwork, entertainment items and special kitchenware you hardly ever use. 

As moving day draws near, pack children’s games, jewelry, artwork and all linens except for an essential set for each household member.

Next up is kitchen equipment, items in your medicine cabinet, bathroom supplies, laundry supplies and electronics.

One to two days before your move, pack furniture, rugs and tools.

On moving day (or a few days before), pack your clothes, bedding, cleaning supplies, and other necessities like snacks and food.

Reviews for Alexandria long distance movers
Fayette C.
Roman was very responsive and accommodating. I would recommend this company to others seeking long or short distance movers.
Moving With USMoving With US
Jacqueline A.
Best movers ever!! Highly recommended for long distance moving. I moved from VA to NC and they did all the job to load and pack my furnitures, bed frame, desk, etc. For a REASONABLE PRICE!!! Im a very happy customer and would definitely get them if i need. 😊😊😊👏👏👏 Evans and Davis are the best!
EZ MoversEZ Movers
Mark D.
Relocating over such a long distance is a fairly difficult procedure. However, the moving team from Baku Moving made it look simple. I am glad that all my properties were intact after the relocation. We are grateful for their support. I am looking forward to working with them soon enough and I will continue recommending them to my friends.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I just completed a long distance move with A-1 and highly recommend Quentin and his team. Prior to the move my concerns via email were always addressed immediately and on move day everything went smoothly. The movers took great care of my belongings, everything was thoroughly wrapped, and they worked efficiently. The drop off was also great. Quentin met us on time and his team unloaded very quickly. The fact that my stuff wasn't hauled away for weeks like some big companies do made a huge difference as well.
A-1 Moving CompanyA-1 Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
This was our first long distance move and we were so happy we found Dulles Logistics and Rentals through thumbtack, they are amazing. We were done earlier than we expected becuse of them. They made sure with every piece of furniture they packed and every box they moved was labled and properly packed. Max Khana the head of the company gave me quote and was clear in explaining and how they will work and how the movers will take care of stuff things were done properly and with full customer satisfaction. The movers called us one hour before to give us heads up and they were there on time. Day before the move we called Max to ask him if they can provide us the wardrobe boxes and next morning 5 boxes brand new were delivered 4 hours before the movers came with the truck. We are so happy the way they worked kept showing us things before packing did the packing of furniture the way we wanted it. They were on time as told by them and next day the truck arrived on time at the new place. Extremly satisfied with them will always recomend to all friends and family and those reading the review in DC/VA for moving.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
My family and I relocated from DC to FL. Matthew's Nationwide Moving was FANTASTIC and made this transition easy for us. Some background: I did my due diligence on movers and expected the worst from the experience. I read horror story after horror story about how companies, both large and small alike, will quote you a price and then up-charge you at delivery (sometimes double or triple the quoted price) and withhold your furniture until you pay. There were endless stories about delivery times of two or more weeks past the promised date, leaving people stranded in empty homes. And, of course, there were the stories of broken furniture due to negligence. I faced NONE of these issues with Matthews. Here are the key pieces that made me love hiring this company: Communication: Matthew and Holly were great at communicating with me throughout the entire process. They were clear, they were diligent, and I never waited more than 24 hours for a response - that's customer service! Price: Fantastic price. It was not the least expensive out of the 10 companies I quoted, but it was the second most affordable option. I won't list the price here because I don't want to undermine any sales structure they may have in place, but it was an absolutely fair price for all that they did. Trust: They were transparent! The rate they quoted was the rate we were charged, no gimmicks. The services quoted were the services we received, no alterations. Also, they took the time from the very beginning to recognize how to correctly spell my name, a level of detail rarely afforded in our fast-paced society. Makes life easy when you can trust the people you hire. Service: We had TJ and D as our movers (Alex also assisted with the first part of the trip). These guys were great and got the job done. They called when they said they would call and were there when they said they would be there. They got right to work and made life hassle-free. You know how I mentioned that I read stories about broken furniture? We did not have that issue with these guys. Everything was wrapped with extreme care and it was evident that they were gentle and considerate with our furniture. So, thank you to everyone at Matthew's who made this move the least stressful part of our relocation. If you want a no-hassle mover, especially if you're relocating a long distance, look no further than this company.
Matthew's Nationwide MovingMatthew's Nationwide Moving
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