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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.

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. 

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.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Arlington movers
Matt W.
Your Pro Movers made the move very quick and seamless, would recommend to anyone moving locally
Great experience, Terrance was very responsive confirming the move and day of the move. The move was done in efficient manner.
Kimberly R.
I had a great experience with Zebna Movers and the moving coordinator was very helpful. The moving crew was amazing. They were very efficient and finished everything in timely manner. This is the best moving company.
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Thumbtack Customer
The move went great! Scheduling a time for the move was a little problematic.
Thumbtack Customer
After our original movers canceled on us the morning of our move, NovaMovers was able to send 2 movers with 3 hours notice; they even sent movers an hour earlier than their estimated time of arrival. The movers they sent, Victor and Ricardo, were efficient and professional. They were able to move us under very short time constraints. I cannot thank them enough for turning our extremely stressful day into a perfect move. I highly recommend hiring NovaMovers for your next move.
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
San T.
Great mover and would highly recommend the team. Super fast response and moved very quickly compared to other movers that we have seen.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Morgan T.
They took the stress out of moving. I would recommend for anyone moving.
Already There Delivery Service LLCAlready There Delivery Service LLC
Elina K.
I used Zebna Movers for my local move. Everything was fantastic!
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Hendrik D.
I hired NK Movers to move into a storage unit. The movers were nearly an hour late and we almost weren't able to move in before the storage facility closed which would have been disastrous. The movers disassembled my TV without asking. Because of that I felt like I should hire them again to move out of storage and make sure the TV was properly reassembled. The manager assured me that I would have the same movers who had moved me out so I agreed to hire them even though they raised their rate. Instead they sent two different movers, who were almost an hour late once again. The movers tried
Rebecca K.
Had a wonderful experience moving with your pro movers. They were on time and orderly and moved my 1 bedroom completely in less than 3 hours. They were professional and efficient throughout the process. Would recommend to anyone moving locally.
Frankie W.
The best moving crew in the area. I've done three moves with Carlos - superb service. If you're looking for movers, look no further. Thank you, Carlos!
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Hallie A.
Movers were great. Moved quickly And efficient but with caution and a very timely manner.
My Movers LLCMy Movers LLC
Stephanie L.
Movers are very professional and efficient. They arrived on time and moved our stuff within three hours! I will def reach out to them again for future moves!
James B.
I had a great moving experience with Grandeur Moving. Highly professional and hard working movers that I would not hesitate to hire again and highly recommend to others.
Grandeur MovingGrandeur Moving
Nick l.
Great movers. Fast and affordable. They showed up right on time and moved the whole apartment out and into the new location in 3hrs. Would use again for next move!
Thumbtack Customer
NK Movers provided professional service at a fair price. It was simple to coordinate the move with them. The movers were careful, polite and worked hard at a steady pace. My belongings were moved without any issues. I highly recommend them.
Jamie S.
AT Movers did a great job handling our local move. They were very responsive with the planning, showed up right on time, and worked very efficiently to complete the move quickly. We will definitely be recommending them to anyone who needs help moving!
AT MoversAT Movers
Ellen B.
I appreciated the responsiveness of the owner (David) throughout the move, and the very hard work of the movers.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Will S.
Over the years, I've had to move numerous times with my job and I've worked with a number of moving companies. TROYKA movers are the best movers I've ever used. They are professional and provide the highest level of service. I recommend them without reservation.
Thumbtack Customer
Super easy move. The movers were friendly and respectful of my possessions. They worked quickly and efficiently. David called during the move to make sure it was going well, which I appreciated. Very glad I chose this mover. Would highly recommend!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Julie R.
Smooth move. Very efficient and helpful. Will definitely hire again for my next move!
Kam J.
Awesome movers! In and out without any problems. Moved every single little thing!
OSSL Moving & StorageOSSL Moving & Storage
Lynn H.
Your friends with a truck has been on of the best moving services I have experienced since moving to Virginia. They were efficient and very respectful to take care of wrapping, moving and delivering. I will use them again and recommend to anyone in need of movers.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Dominique J.
VKH Movers were great! They responded quickly with a reasonable quote and completed my move timely and within the initial quote... there were no hidden fees or delayed moving to drive costs up...Rico and his moving partner were efficient, careful, and quick... VKH was also very flexible when I requested an additional stop as part of my move...
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Tashira H.
Great movers! They were on time and super efficient. Will definitely use for our next move.
Next Day Moving LLCNext Day Moving LLC
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