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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 Colonial Heights movers
Louis R.
The truck was on time and the men handled the move quickly with no problems.
Cavalier MovingCavalier Moving
Sarah G.
Very friendly team of people! I worked with Brittany for 3 weeks leading up to our move and she was always prompt with responding to my many questions. They came from 2 hours away just to do our move! Our day went from 10am-3pm and they did not slow down once.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Cherly S.
The movers were Excellent! Punctual, attentive, and very courteous. The only reason I did not give it five stars is because it was not clear to me that the travel time was an extra hour; a minimum of three hours is required for the move ($307), PLUS $89 for travel. Otherwise I am pleased with the personal service of Kevin, and, forgive me for not recalling the other gentleman's name. Thank you guys!!!!
These guys handled our furniture as if were antique and deserved to be moved without damage. As someone who has used professional movers a few times, no one does a better job than these local gentlemen! No damage to either house or the furniture taken in and out. Friendly, Professional, Attentive, Responsive, and an old fashioned work ethic that has to be seen to truly appreciate. I simply can't imagine these guys doing a less than excellent job. I would hire them again, and do recommend others do the same!
Heroes Moving & StorageHeroes Moving & Storage
Merry C.
These gentlemen did such a good job moving the things from one room in one hotel to another room in another hotel. As I am disabled and was only of some use to them they had me sit and direct the action as they did the work which was wonderful for me it allowed me to have a rest while everything was being moved. I also had three pets in the room with me I moved them myself out of the room while they went back to the room remove the last few items and lock the door. When I got to the next location one of the gentlemen walked both of the dogs into the room with me so that all I had to do was roll my cat carrier. And again they let me sit and rest while they did all the work. They were so nice they even went the extra distance when they knew I had an Uber car coming they saw it go past and realized that it was going the wrong way honked at it and pointed back at me and the animals so the driver knew where to go. I was so surprised at how far they went they even offered to drive me to the new location themselves. You cannot do as much as these gentlemen did for me and I will be eternally grateful for everything they did and I will recommend them anytime I get asked. When I finally moved to a permanent address I will use them again to move my things from the hotel to the location. They were more than worth the price!!
Assembly GuysAssembly Guys
Madelyn P.
JEREMY IS AWESOME!!! He is personable, quick to reply, and worked with me changing the date. He was able to work around my crazy home buying schedule. It was him and another man and they worked super fast, and had to make two trips because I underestimated how much stuff I had. They came from 3 hours away and were still the most reasonably priced! I would recommend them to all of my friends and family, and will definitely be using him again!! If you are on the fence, just do it! It will be the best moving decision you make! Thank you again!!
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
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