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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 Herndon movers
Thumbtack Customer
Overall move was smooth.Thanks to Dulles Movers.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
The move went pretty well and the movers were on time. When I move again I will give Max a call
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Corbin W.
The movers from Po’s Moving were very professional and nice.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Max provided the upmost professional moving experience. I would recommend him and his movers to anyone looking for a stress-free move.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
Best moving company I've ever had, and I've moved a lot.
Matthew's Nationwide MovingMatthew's Nationwide Moving
Louisa G.
What an easy move we just completed! All thanks to this moving team! They went above and beyond to make sure everything was moved. They helped us so much as they moved everything so quick! The positive attitude did not go unnoticed and I definitely will be recommending them to anyone who needs movers!
Blakeney Services Moving & Storage LLC.Blakeney Services Moving & Storage LLC.
Robin F.
Very pleased with the move by Zebna Movers. Would definitely use them again.
Zebna MoversZebna Movers
Michael R.
Moving Sucks Movers LLC were very prompt and professional! It was a small job, but I'll definitely contact them again if I need anything else moved!
Moving Sucks Movers LLCMoving Sucks Movers LLC
Leslie S.
NYP movers did a great job with my move. They were on-time and worked quickly.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. David was excellent at communicating and the movers arrived right on time. For only two movers I was surprised at how quickly and diligently they moved. They were very friendly and took great care of our stuff during the move. Would definitely recommend.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the moving process. Communication was great - Michael sent a message the morning of the move and another message to let me know when they were close . The guys handled my furniture and items very carefully. Reliable and quick movers! Would move again with Michael.
Get Helpers, LLCGet Helpers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The 2 movers were positive and friendly, which is helpful during a stressful 8-hr move.
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
Thumbtack Customer
Amine facilitated an incredibly easy moving process for us. His movers were very efficient, professional, and organized. Nothing was broken during the move, which was very impressive considering the amount of fragile items we had. The price point was excellent, and I'd recommend them to anyone needing moving services.
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional movers . They were on time and were able to complete the move without any damage. Highly recommended.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
The job was a simple local move. Everything was boxed and ready to go. The house I was moving out of was in great condition and had just been painted. Bedroom set, dining room set, two couches, a chair, a desk, a bookshelf, and about 20 boxes. I booked the move several weeks in advance. I was told the total would be about $200 for three hours of work. I confirmed the move one week from moving day. I confirmed the move the day before moving day. Strike 1 - At 9pm the night before the move, the owner calls me and tells me that they have no tools. I need to bring my own tools to disassemble the furniture. Consequently, I had to dig through several already-packed boxes to find my tools on the morning of the move. Strike 2 - The two "movers" were over two hours late to my move. After several text message exchanges with the owner on the day of the move, I was told that the truck had some "mechanical" issues and that they had to get a second truck. Strike 3 - Neither of the two guys, as nice as they were, were professional movers. I could have just as well asked a friend to help and gotten the work done. Scuffs and marks were left all over the walls. Now I have to have the walls repainted and re-dry walled as some of the scuffs are pretty deep. When I discussed this with the owner, the said "I'll try to send my guy over there." Later he told me he wouldn't send anybody until I signed the contract...because apparently the contract I signed several weeks prior to the move was lost. Why wait until moving day to resolve this matter? Needless to say, nobody ever showed and the damage remains. Strike 4 - The move was supposed to take three hours. It took over six hours. I was quoted a move at $200. I paid $437. Strike 5 - There are now several scratches and scuffs on the furniture. The movers didn't have anything to wrap the furniture in. They didn't even have packing tape. Basically, two guys went out and rented a truck and showed up at my house. Luckily we had some blankets but that was not sufficient. But the worst part of the experience is that I found out during the move that despite confirming and re-confirming my move date several times prior to moving day, the owner did not have the move coordinated. During the move I discovered one of the movers wasn't contacted to do my move until midnight the night before my move. The second guy that came had never done a move before. The two guys had met the morning of the move for the first time. And neither was ready/available at 9am on the day of the move as previously agreed to. Despite all the trouble that I had, the owner did not make an attempt to make things right. He offered no discount or remediation for being late, for sending guys without proper tools and equipment, and for damaging the house during the move. He is disorganized and dishonest. I will not be using this company again.
NK MOVERS & RENTALSNK MOVERS & RENTALS
Anuja K.
This was my second time using Port Baku Movers for my move. Just like the first time, they arrived on time and were very efficient in moving my 1 BR furniture to my new home. Everything was done in less than 2 hrs. Would recommend for any type of move.
PORT BAKU MOVERSPORT BAKU MOVERS
Thumbtack Customer
The job went very smooth. Two movers showed up and they finished my move in 2 1/2 hours. Very nice and polite. Using them again next weekend for my fiance's move.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Movers we're very careful during move. Took a little longer than expected but overall happy with the process
AVAILABLE MOVERS & STORAGEAVAILABLE MOVERS & STORAGE
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were about an hour and 10 minutes late but communicated that they would be. Once they got there, they were all business. They moved everything from point A to point B in 2 1/2 hours! Really great movers.
Name Your Price MoversName Your Price Movers
Ashley S.
Those movers are great!
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Rohan A.
I have called Mop and Move for the move and it was really a pleasant experience with my move. They are very hard working people and pretty good at their job. They took care of everything nicely from disassembling to reassembling. They took a great care of floor while moving to make sure nothing gets dirty or damage. Good job guys.
Mop And Move LlcMop And Move Llc
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great moving experience with Matt and his team. They graciously agreed to pack our things one day and move it the next day. It was a long day moving from VA to PA but the guys were always friendly and worked very hard. I would definitely recommend them for any move and would use them again in a heartbeat.
Matthew's Nationwide MovingMatthew's Nationwide Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Did a move from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom townhouse. It was my first time hiring movers and they were a huge help. Once they arrived at the apartment, they walked through it with me to get what needed to be moved and started hauling away.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Tzu H.
They were asked to move my piano on short notice. The movers came and respectful and curteous and got the job despite the rain. Very pleased:)
Labor Neighbor Relocation & Assembly SpecialistLabor Neighbor Relocation & Assembly Specialist
SALMA A.
These guys did amazing job, they were very professional, punctual and helpful thoroughly the moving process. They made moving much easier & fast for me. I highly recommend captanins mover/ handyman. Thank you guys for the amazing job. You are awsome 👍
Captain Mover LLCCaptain Mover LLC
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