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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.

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 Fairfax movers
Samer E.
EZ Movers were punctual, professional, and did a great job moving our furniture. Highly recommend these movers for any move!
EZ MoversEZ Movers
Fred S.
I was worried about the move because there were many things to be moved and some were very expensive as well as sensitive. But the movers from Baku Moving did a great job. They packed, moved and stored all my belongings without having a single scratch. They also completed the whole move before the quoted time. In short, it was a very pleasing experience with Baku Moving.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Movers arrived on time and they worked quickly. David call to confirm the move the day before and called to check-in during the move. This was the easiest move I have ever had.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Timothy L.
I am very impressed with the moving service of Baku Moving. They offered me a very good deal at the first place and executed the move effortlessly. Everything was nicely planned and executed. They never panicked, never tried to experiment much, kept the basics right and completed the move within the schedule. Their price was moderate and accuracy was 100%. So, I recommend Baku Moving to everyone looking for a mover.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Dulles Logistics did a great job on our move. The movers showed up on time, worked tirelessly and even helped with some last minute packing and furniture disassembly. Everything was moved damage free, I recommend this mover.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Renetta S.
Ive moved a lot in my lifetime and this is one of the best moves Ive had!
NewRay MovingNewRay Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Beli was amazing! Super quick moving everthing and careful attention to detail. Will definitely be using him in the future for moves; completely took the stress and exhaustion out of moving day.
Handyman Multi-Services LLC.Handyman Multi-Services LLC.
Sienna F.
Great moving company! This was the best move i ever had, so helpful and professional. This guys really made the process easy. Grateful and highly recommend them for moving to anyone.
NewRay MovingNewRay Moving
Lewis B.
The best local mover I have used so far. Hardworking guys that move efficiently. Definitely five stars and would recommend to any friends who may be looking for a mover.
NewRay MovingNewRay Moving
John L.
Nothing but a great experience with these movers. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for movers.
Thumbtack Customer
NovaMovers was a great choice - it was a great value, the movers were careful with the furniture, and the move started on time and was efficient. Amine was responsive and communicated regularly. I would use them again for another move.
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
Tammy B.
We recently moved with Zebna Movers. It was a relatively large move. We used this team to do all our packing and relocation. Great team, and not a single item broken. Best move I have ever had. Costs were accurate to estimate and timing as expected. Will use them again.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Jeff W.
Best moving company. They were excellent in all aspects. I will recommend to many friends and family. On time and friendly movers. Ask for José and Jimmy as your movers. Price was fair compared to others. Thank you !!
Ronald M.
This was a great experience from beginning to end. I always dread moving, just because you just never can be too sure as to the quality of the movers. Zebna Movers eased my worry and did a job well done on my very large move to the big time. I pay the cost to be the boss. The movers were punctual, professional, and above all, effective. The movers were clearly experienced and handled all of my valuables flawlessly. A great crew all around. I had an awesome experience with this guys. Definitely recommend.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Name Your Price Movers is an excellent choice for your moving needs, The company is led by Ali, who provides great customer service as well as provides suggestions on how to make your move as painless as possible. I will certainly use them in the future and highly recommend them for anyone needing moving assistance. -Rachelle
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Francis M.
The piano move was flawless.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Maryann G.
Excellent moving experience.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great Team! The movers were over on time and did all the work that was requested. They completed the move in the required time and were very friendly and patient with us. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking to move. Thank you
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
Thumbtack Customer
everything was just perfect. This was my first moving, and I am glad that I chose name your price movers.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Ziyi J.
Great moving experience!
C & Y Moving LLCC & Y Moving LLC
Nathan T.
Great movers. The workers were very friendly, professional and punctual. Moved my 2 bedroom stuff in about 5 hours.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Zoe A.
We 100% recommend Nando's for your move! Nando's was professional and responsive from our first communications through the end of moving day. The crew was punctual and worked very efficiently to make the entire move process a breeze for us. Thanks Nando's!
Nando's Movers LLC.Nando's Movers LLC.
David S.
The best moving experience I have every had! David's crew showed up right on time and moved me in less than half the time a moving company had done a year earlier with the same things. Excellent job, and thanks!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Jay and his team were amazing. They arrived early and completely managed my move flawlessly and finished the entire move faster than I anticipated. I would highly recommend them and use them again for my future moves.
Motivated Moving SolutionsMotivated Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. Arrived precisely on time and moved quickly and carefully. Small move but difficult, with lots of stairs but no complaints. Thank you!
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
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