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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 Fredericksburg movers
Shanika L.
Dart Services provided me with an excellent moving service. They made sure that the moving process was stress free for me and moved quickly and professionally. If you ever need a moving company, I highly recommend.
Dart Moving ServicesDart Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were fast, but very careful with everything. Best move in years! "Your partner during crisis" "Your partner during crisis"
Yun L.
Excellent moving service. 4 guys came as promised and one additional guy to direct the project. Very professional and carefully done. Will use them again for my next moving. I highly recommend Moving With US for your moving project.
Moving With USMoving With US
Patrice W.
Omg!! Book DC Movers ASAP!!! Julia does a wonderful job coordinating the move. Dan and George were fabulous today with the actual move. They knew how to get things packed and unpacked safely as well as efficiently. I highly recommend DC movers!!
DC Moving, INCDC Moving, INC
Shauna R.
Great movers, showed up right on time and moved everything carefully and quickly, nothing broken
Moving With USMoving With US
Bradley W.
Great moving team. I had a very complicated move and was not even in the country at the time but still needed the job done. Zebna worked with me and I was able to get the move done before the sale was final.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Cheng C.
I will hire this piano moving company again because they care about customer needs and listen. The movers are professional
Piano Local LLCPiano Local LLC
Sam Y.
These guys moved my sectional with ease. Awesome work at a fair price. Responsive and great to work with. Highly recommended for moving work.
R&R Home Services LLCR&R Home Services LLC
Timothy F.
Awesome experience with Zebna Movers. The two drivers/movers had an unfortunate mishap with their truck on the way. Even though it was not their fault, they were apologetic and did not waste any time once they arrived at the first moving location. After they moved everything and were all done, their Boss informed me that due to them being later than planned, he gave me a discount on the entire move (something he did not HAVE TO DO ) but it was much appreciated. All items were handled with care and moved perfectly. I would highly recommend Zebna to all friends and family in the area.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Vee R.
I highly recommend this company for your next move. They were on time the day of my move and they worked diligently until the job was done!
Dart Moving ServicesDart Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Smart Moving. I had to cancel my move due to the buyer backing out at the last minute. I called Smart Moving immediately. They were very understanding and professional. I will use this company again.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Margo S.
The Action Moving team were professional and courteous. I appreciate the care they took in handling our personal belongings. At the end of the move, they made sure everything was exactly to my liking. Would definitely recommend and if need be would use Action Moving again.
Action MovingAction Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a large refrigerator moved from A to B, up 3 flights of stairs and into a small apartment. Clearly the most outstanding, efficient, courteous and well-equipped movers I have ever had the pleasure doing business with. If you need movers, there's no one better!
Brownlee Moving ConnectBrownlee Moving Connect
Joshua F.
Good quick move with honest pricing
Piano Local LLCPiano Local LLC
Jennifer S.
These guys did an amazing job moving all of our belongings & furniture into our new apartment on the 4th floor. Our original movers (a different company) bailed on us the day before we were supposed to move in. So we were very thankful that Blue Ridge Movers were available with such short notice! They worked quickly and efficiently and got the job done. I highly recommend them.
Blue Ridge Movers, INC.Blue Ridge Movers, INC.
Thomas H.
Quick Reaction Movers are fantastic. Everything about the process was professional. The initial scheduling phone call left me feeling like I picked the right company. During the actual moving day, the movers were friendly, careful, and hustled (thank you Desmond and John!). I would hire Quick Reaction Movers again over any other company. I appreciate the superb job at a competitive prices.
Quick Reaction MoversQuick Reaction Movers
Gianni H.
My movers were great! Thank you!
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Dajonte H.
Great job and an 100% satisfied with the movers and the company!
Blue Ridge Movers, INC.Blue Ridge Movers, INC.
Racheal T.
This was the easiest move I could have imagined thanks to these wonderful gentlemen. I was beyond stressed and anxious, worried about time and money. They gave me a great deal and excellent service. Moved very quickly but with care as well. I could not be happier and will be sure to contact them for my next move!!
Brownlee Moving ConnectBrownlee Moving Connect
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great I was just a little surprised that I was charged before the move was complete and I was charged 105 over the price I was quoted. The movers were efficient so that part was great it was just the up front honesty that got me and I'll probably look for someone else next time.
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Michelle S.
The three gentlemen that came to move our desk took the time to take it apart to move it up our narrow hallway and reassemble it. They were kind and professional. Highly recommend. Thank you!
Knight transport llcKnight transport llc
Christine R.
Movers were friendly, professional and completed the job efficiently.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Michele D.
Very satisfied with Mr. Church and his moving staff!
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Deannea N.
The young men where polite and courteous and communicated when they where running late. They moved my furniture quick and with no problems. If I need movers again I definitely call the company again. 😊😊😊
FN Mack DemolitionFN Mack Demolition
Thomas R.
Crew stuck to it until apparently impossible move was successfully completed
Piano Local LLCPiano Local LLC
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