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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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 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.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

Reviews for Christiansburg movers
Sean S.
I hired D3 movers to move from a two bedroom apartment to a small house about 10 miles away. I was very satisfied with my experience with D3 movers from start to finish. They were very professional, they worked quickly, and were careful when moving my furniture. They were also nice guys; they provided solid customer service. Their price was very reasonable, cheaper than most moving companies I got quotes from. It was nice to not have to worry about renting my own truck -- you just schedule the move and they take care of the rest. I would highly recommend going with D3 if you need to move in the Blacksburg - Roanoke area.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Nickie S.
If I could have selected all of the things I most appreciated about this experience, I would have! The staff were perfectly on-time, handled my belongings with care, moved efficiently, and got the move completed within the estimated time and budget - they deserve all the stars!
Going Moving CompanyGoing Moving Company
Kim K.
Great movers! Very satisfied. I highly recommend. They were very nice, fast, professional and not one thing damaged. Thanks!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
April H.
They were punctual and did exactly as I asked. They moved all my furniture with extreme care and were very friendly. They did an excellent job and I would highly recommend them. A very satisfied customer
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Willis E.
First of all be honest up front about size of moving truck. Never do estimate on phone but in person. There is no way you can move a three bedroom house with wood shop equipment in full basement in 5 to six hours with three men and a 17’ truck. The guys worked their buttes off and were great but we felt that they were hindered by the size of the vehicle and we felt that the hours which were double the estimated hours were padded. After three trips, they still did not get everything they should have. We do not recommend this company. We told Tim in advance that only the big items, furniture, refrigerator, wood benches, saws, etc. we’re going and we had made arrangements for boxes for the day after they were to move the house. Since the estimate was done over the phone and not on-site, and the guys ended moving two rooms of boxes, that communication was poor from Tim, and that he did’ t know how to do estimates. A very bad experience which cost us a lot more money than we should have had to pay. The only good thing we can say is the three men were on time and worked their buttes off. Never again.
Superior Softwash ServicesSuperior Softwash Services
LaTrese B.
They saved my life! We needed help unloading our uhaul for a same day move, and hours later they were at our door ready to help. They were punctual, and the kindest people to work with. I would recommend them to anyone and use this company again for sure. Thank you again for such good work on such short notice!
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Rochelle H.
We were so impressed with Southern Sun Landscaping. We needed to move some things around in our house upstairs. We also had to bring a large desk from a nearby storage unit to our house and upstairs. Andrew and Chris were quick and hardworking. The job was finished in short order and they went above and beyond by getting the desk pieces reassembled. The price was so reasonable too. I highly recommend this business.
Southern Sun Landscaping LLCSouthern Sun Landscaping LLC
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