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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.

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 Chesapeake movers
Brian J.
Awesome across the board in moving my piano. They even worked through a little bit of rain. Time was taken to insure the piano was not damaged and any parts of the house was not damaged during the move. I would definitely recommend The Moving Man on any move you have and I WILL definitely be using this service for any of my future moves!!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
L. E.
Next time we move we will definitely call Patrick "The Moving Man". They did a great job!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Crystal L.
I was satisfied with the move.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Tuvonna G.
My experience was great. The movers were professional and did the move in a timely manner. I would use them again in the future
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Tania P.
Somo moving was very professional. The movers were courteous and patient. I had very heavy commerical gym equipment that needed to be moved out of storage to our new location. We had 4 units to empty out and they got the job done in 1.5 days which was great. I would highly recommend them for any move.
Margaret H.
The movers were really good.
Movers Plus LLCMovers Plus LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Good movers, arrived early
Tetris Team Moving Co LlcTetris Team Moving Co Llc
Seema R.
Great movers with fairly price!!
Lisa B.
They came in and moved the Elliptical quickly. Took way less time then I even thought it would. It was super heavy and they moved it without any problem!
Jory B.
The Champion Movers LLC team did a great job doing a two part move. It started from my starting location and ended at my final location, then at my final location they unloaded my self packed mobile storage unit! Even after hours of moving furniture they were energized to finish the job and called for extra movers when they felt they needed more help too. Lastly, none of my items were damaged from the move, which proves their professionalism. I will hire again.
Champion Movers LLCChampion Movers LLC
Sherri R.
I highly recommend this moving company. My move was very smooth and easy. They put me at ease when I was very stressed. Great value!
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I used the Moving Man to transport a piano I had purchased from a friend. It was a short distance move,but he handled it very professionally. He was on time and very meticulous in the handling of the piano to ensure there was no damage. I would highly recommend him for any type of move.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Robin B.
I contacted Brittany about moving a friend of mine who needed to move in a hurry. These movers were kind, compassionate, professional, flexible, and reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend them highly! They were knowledgeable and careful and we appreciated them so much! Thank you!
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Alisha B.
Excellent moving experience! Movers were professional, respectful, courteous and friendly! They took the time to handle my property with care and total concern. The price was very reasonable and I will be contacting them again to move my items from storage to my home! 5 star service!!!
Daniel a.
Movers were on time and professional. They helped me moved my entire condo into my new home in 2 hours. Guys were amazing. Highly recommended.
Haul of fame MoversHaul of fame Movers
Venus P.
DO NOT TRUST THIS MOVING COMPANY!!!! IF YOU ARE HIRING RELIABLE MOVERS, THIS IS NOT THE ONE!!! NOT ONLY DO THEY GIVE YOU BAD ATTITUDE FOR THEIR FAULT, THIS MOVING COMPANY IS FLAKY AS FUCK!!! THIS COMPANY WILL CANCEL ON YOU ON YOUR MOVE DAY!!!! FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!!! THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAT!! I had initially chosen them through Thumbtack because of the MEH reviews, but decided to give them a fighting chance. I gave them all the info they needed, gave them a week’s notice to prepare for the big day, and now here I am finding out on move day that THEY ARE CHANGING THE MOVING HOURS for me to evening when I booked for 10am!!’ and on top of that, actually confessing they dont even have my fucking ADDRESSES!! HOW CAN YOU GUYS FUCKING DO THAT?!?!!!! IS THIS FOR REAL?!?!? AND YOU HAVE ALL THE NERVE TO GIVE ME A VERY BAD ATTITUDE?!?!?! THIS MOVING COMPANY IS GIVING ME ALL THE ANXIETY I DIDNT NEED ON MY MOVING DAY. DO NOT!!! I REPEAT!!! DO NOT TRUST THESE MOVERS AT ALL!!!! THEY ARE UNEDUCATED MOTHERFUCKERS AND STILL HAVE THE BALLS TO ARGUE WITH ME THAT YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT WHEN YOU’RE NOWHERE NEAR THAT!!! I can already tell they wont take good care of my belongings. I CANNOT TRUST THIS COMPANY!!! NEVER AGAIN!!! DO NO TRUST SCOTT MOVING COMPANY MOVERS!! 🤬🤬🤬
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Thumbtack Customer
The Moving Man did an excellent job moving my things into my new place. My belongings were securely wrapped and transferred with no damaging. Highly recommend!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Daniel a.
If I could give JBR a negative star I would. Here's the list of discrepancies: 1. Late 2. Accepted my job for moving services not realizing they would be moving an entire condo not just an aquarium which indicates to me a lack of attention to detail. This put me in the predicament of having to find another moving company at the last minute on the only day I have off to do this move. They are not recommended.
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Nicole G.
Very professional! We will definitely be using again! Very happy with all aspects of our experience with Patrick moving our piano. We would highly recommend these movers!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Thumbtack Customer
Movers showed up early and moved everything without damaging anything including a small piano and china cabinet with glass. Very professional and courteous. I will definitely recommend!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Carrie M.
The movers from the company arrives on time got straight to work for the amount of things that they needed to move they did a great job. I would definitely hire them again!!!
Precision Movers 757Precision Movers 757
Evelyn S.
This was my first time using Double L Movers. The team was very professional, showed up on time, and they took care of my move within a timely manner. My furniture was handled with care and they gently placed items in their designated areas. If I were to recommend a mover, they will certainly be on the top my list.
Double L MoversDouble L Movers
Kathleen W.
Super fast communication, great price, accommodated a last minute request to move our double vanity upstairs, arrived when they said they would, took 5 minutes to move it. Definitely recommend!
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Alicia C.
Can't say enough good things about The Moving Man. Patrick and his crew showed up exactly on time, did the job quickly and professionally, and the price cannot be beat. Love The Moving Man.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding! They were professional and able to move us in a timely fashion.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
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