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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. 

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. 

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.

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 do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

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
Boaz Y.
Corey and Jermaine arrived early, were professional, and made our moving experience easy and enjoyable. They handled all of our belongings with great care. This was the best expericence I have ever had with a moving company...those guys deserve a raise !!
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Maria T.
huggggeeee shout out to Expert Movers for their great, QUALITY service!!! i was in total panic mode due to me having to get my furniture moved the next day! i reached out to Kevin and his team, and he reached out to me very promptly which was very impressive. he called me discussing his service and within just 5 mins of us talking on the phone, i knew i had made the right choice!!! Expert Movers was very reasonable and PUNCTUAL!!! they got to me at the time my service was scheduled and finished in no time!!! lol they play no games! everything was wrapped for protection and stored perfectly. i will NEVER use another moving service!! Expert Movers are definitely my go-to guys!!!!!
Expert moversExpert movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very good experience. Employees worked at a fast pace and carefully packed, protected, moved and placed everything. No damaged items or walls. Would not hesitate to use Heirloom again, and would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you Heirloom for a very professional moving experience.
Heirloom Express South LLCHeirloom Express South LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The 2 young men did a great job moving a big heavy piece of furniture up the stairs.
Heirloom Express SouthHeirloom Express South
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
Joelle S.
This company was awesome! The guys that came were on time, super nice, and did a great job moving the furniture. Can’t ask for more than that.
Goldstar Movers LLCGoldstar Movers 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
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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