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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.

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. 

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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Charlottesville movers
Matt H.
Kevin did a great job helping me with my move. He was very efficient and careful when loading everything into my moving truck. I would definitely recommend Kevin for a future move.
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Brian F.
Jermey definitely knows all the tricks for making moves easier. Lots of experience and it made for an easy move day.
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Tessa M.
Quick, no fuss moving
DC Moving, INCDC Moving, INC
Laura B.
Ella is a wonderful communicator. Kenny and MJ were kind and efficient, and careful with fragile items. I’ve moved a lot and worked with lots of movers: Kairos is the best experience I’ve had so far. I will hire them again for my next move. Thank you team!
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Julia m.
Unfortunately, Jeremy never showed up for my move. He called the night before and said he had to change my appointment from 9am to between 12-2 because a move from the previous day wasn’t finished. On the day of the move, I called him around 12 and he said he was running late again but would come between 5-7pm. I called and texted multiple times between 5-7 but he never replied. Obviously, this caused many problems as I was vacating an apt and the new tenant was moving in the next day. I hope Jeremy is okay, but he ghosted my move, caused a lot of stress, and I was forced to spend more money on a last-minute mover.
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Erin F.
They did a great job packing a moving truck for me!!
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Alex A.
Very responsive. Movers were careful and had great attitude!
Florence L.
Booked at the last minute and it made the move possible. Flexible and great service!
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Paul G.
Great price, transparent, and professional - highly recommend! Great price: Helix was the best price that I found (among 10+ quotes) for my cross-state move. Transparent: from the first phone call, Helix was transparent. I was made aware that my move may take up to a week (it ultimately took two days) because of the small size of my load. I appreciated this honesty and knew I was dealing with a great company. The only charge I wasn’t aware of was $159 for blankets and other materials to protect my items during the move - no hidden fees! Professional: Helix customer service was excellent, answering all of my questions (I had many). They even went as far as to amend the contract language to my comfort. The team’s communication was excellent. I was contacted regularly, at the times when I was told I would be contacted. The team even followed up with me after the move was completed to ensure it was to my satisfaction. The experience with the movers was outstanding. I was contacted by a driver the day before the move with a two-hour window. The day of, I was called again by the driver and told they’d be an hour EARLY. The movers themselves were extremely professional, fast, and hard-working. The drop-off mirrored the pickup, with regular and helpful communication. I highly recommend Helix to all people considering a moving company!
Helix Transfer&StorageHelix Transfer&Storage
Thumbtack Customer
WB movers removed a refrigerator that we replaced, with a new one, and delivered it to my son. They arrived promptly and the delivery was successful: no damage to it and they removed a spare, broken refrigerator from his home at no additional cost. Highly recommend them for any moving needs.
Thumbtack Customer
Team was efficient, nice and spent time making sure each furniture piece was delicately moved.
Doug Cox ConstructionDoug Cox Construction
Claire O.
They were super friendly and helpful, and made my move a lot less stressful. Thank you!
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Franklin was outstanding. He committed to an upfront price, which sold me, and he delivered. His crew was hardworking and fast. When the stress got to me he was calm and reassuring. I hope not to have a future move but I would choose Quality if I was moving again.
Quality MoversQuality Movers
Abby M.
With the help of Kevin and his friend, they were able to move many heavy furniture items without leaving any damage. He was extremely nice and understood what we wanted to be moved. He and his partner work every quick and efficient. They were able to pick up and drop off the items at a fast pace. I highly recommend hiring them if you ever require movers. I would definitely hire them again in the future. By far the best working team I have met.
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Alex S.
Great moving service! Arrived on time, worked hard and were extremely professional. Would hire these guys in a heartbeat again. Thank you!
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Emily C.
Alex was wonderfully professional and clearly knew what he was doing. I appreciate his help making my move as swift and easy as possible.
Big Al's Wall To Wall Moving Co.Big Al's Wall To Wall Moving Co.
Ian R.
Easy to book experience, movers showed up and went straight to work, very efficient packing with little to no damage of my belongings. Would book again.
DC Moving, INCDC Moving, INC
Shalita B.
This was my first time hiring a moving company but i must say EJ was very professional. They arrived and hauled everything down our 3rd floor apartment and moved it long haul i appreciate the guys hard work. Had an accident happen and EJ handled the situation in a very caring way he was responsive and his prices help everyone would highly suggest them and will be using them in the future thanks guys.
E&J’S FleetE&J’S Fleet
Terri D.
They were very responsive. They showed up on time - worked very hard and got the job done in a short amount of time !! This will be my go to mover from now on ! You will not be disappointed 😀
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Laurie S.
I called Welch Works because I needed a very heavy piece of furniture moved up to another level of my home. No one was willing to just move one piece and if they said they would, they offered to do it for a huge sum of money. Mr. Welch and his team responded immediately and they were willing to do the job for a reasonable price. They were efficient, very kind, prompt and did an exceptional job. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, and extremely conscientious! Treated our furniture like their own. Took a piano up a flight of stairs without touching walls or the steps. Would definitely recommend WB Movers!
Dani D.
Really appreciate how quick Kevin was to get back to my initial inquiry. Both of the gentleman that moved us were quick and efficient. No easy task given how many stairs our new home has, but they were able to get us moved in quicker than I had estimated. I really appreciated their standard care with COVID precautions as I am high risk. We will certainly be utilizing some of their other handy man services in the future.
Local Handyman Pros LLCLocal Handyman Pros LLC
Cara M.
These were hard working movers who were professional and helpful. I would have liked a little more care with some items and in packing the storage unit, but overall, I would recommend them.
Megan B.
They were mannered professional and overall great to work with! They responded very fast and met all my wishes. The move went smooth and they worked very hard. Would recommend and plan to use them again.
Powerful MoversPowerful Movers
Alexandra L.
I have never experienced such professionalism as I did with this team! They made the move seem effortless and stress free for me. I am definitely going to use them again. I am so impressed!
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