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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 Hopewell movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time, fast, and courteous. Will DEFINITELY use again for my next move! Finding movers that are dependable and trustworthy is task these days, but these guys are definitely IT!
E&E Outdoor Services, LLCE&E Outdoor Services, LLC
Debra F.
A2B moving was great! I had so much to move and Robert was very patient and kind. The guys worked so hard and got the job done without any complaints. Thank you again. This move was a big transition for me and you made it easier on me.
A 2 B Moving and DeliveryA 2 B Moving and Delivery
Lori A.
I would recommend Piano Movers Plus VA for all your moving needs. Corey and his crew are professionals in every sense of the word. They took great care in moving my grandmother's antique pump organ and the loading and unloading went like clockwork. Thank you guys!
Heroes Moving & StorageHeroes Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional. Cost effective. On time. Overall great team to work with. They got me moved from my one bedroom 30 minutes north of my new apartment. Also stopped and picked up my desk and sofa at another location and got it all picked and moved in two hours. I couldn't imagine using anyone else for my moving needs in the future.
KDS Logistics, LLCKDS Logistics, LLC
Shalonda W.
I was trying to wait until I heard from their Insurance company regarding my damaged items before writing a review. As of today, I haven’t heard from their insurance company or received any claim information. This company was hired to move items from my home to another residence and some items to a storage facility, May 3, 2021. I requested 3 movers because of the amount of items that were in my home and the multiple flights of stairs. 2 movers arrived approximately 2 hours after the agreed upon time. Per the Lead Jayke Uhaul was closed when they arrived so they had to wait until the location opened. The movers did a good job besides damaging my kitchen table and cabinet. The issues I have with the Company is that the Lead made excuses and when speaking to Ella, she advised that other people were moving items and my mother instructed the movers to roll my cabinet down the truck ramp damaging the bottom of it. It seems they arew trying to place fault on everyone else instead of owning up to their mistakes. Both movers apologized profusely when I noticed the damage and mentioned it to them. They requested to settle with me for my damaged items but I preferred to have my items repaired or replaced per their contract. As of today, I haven’t heard from the insurance company regarding replacing/repairing my items. I reached out to their Insurance Agent to check the status and was told he just files the claims and has no control over when someone contacts me.
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Brian S.
They arrived at the promised time and took great care in moving our furniture. The one complaint is that when my wife requested some items be placed in the attic at the new location they took one item up but stopped with that. A threshold was damaged at the old location, but they came back and repaired it within 24 hours of my call.
E&E Outdoor Services, LLCE&E Outdoor Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The service was outstanding!! Stephanie, you where prompt and for two months you have always communicated with me up to a few days before my move. I appreciate the great job your gentlemen did for my family, and I would not only recommend your company but I will use you again when I relocate. Thanks to Everyone!! Adrienne
KDS Logistics, LLCKDS Logistics, LLC
Ashley W.
Movers were quick to respond on a last minute help request showed up on time and regardless of the amount of stuff always had a smile and we're very polite I'm so glad we found you all and I would recommend your services going forward to anyone I know needing the help they worked so fast and so efficiently no damages and I cannot stress how amazed I am at how quickly they knocked it out. Big thanks from meemaw and granddaughter !!
Peninsula Movers LLCPeninsula Movers LLC
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