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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.

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’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. 

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 you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Lynchburg movers
Keon H.
Great Moving Company. Needed to move the furnitures and they did a great job. Thank you!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Terri B.
We hired D3 Movers to move us into our new home and they were great! Our time got moved back and they were graciously flexible with the start time. All 3 men were very cordial, helpful, motivated, and worked hard to expediently complete the move in. Thanks!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Traci S.
D3 movers did a fantastic job moving our stuff. They were extremely easy to work with and helpful when placing items in the new apartment. They had great attitudes and were very kind. I would definitely recommend to anyone needing to move!! They made our lives so much easier by taking the stress out of the move!!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Vivian A.
I request three movers. Upon their arrival there were two movers and one was a female. I called to question this and they insisted that she was just as good as the male movers and that they would send the third person free of charge. The move was to start at 10am, they arrived at approx. 10:40, with two people not three as requested. There were pieces of furniture that the two could not move because they needed a male mover. I went out three times to help bring things in. Although they were very pleasant people, they were ill-equipped for this move. They had no moving equipment to assist, no physical (back) support straps, proper shoes, or lifting straps. The third person showed up at 1:30pm and started work immediately. The other two were waiting for him, because they couldn't move any of the big things without him. So, time was waisted and I was not fairly compensated for time waisted and lack of properly prepared movers. My total cost $750 and they gave a $30 discount. I was two overwhelmed and exhausted to argue, but I feel my charge was not only unfair, but incorrect. I would appreciate a refund of at least $200.
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
Sandra V.
I was extremely pleased with their quick response to my moving needs, their professionalism, and the actual two movers. They were timely, polite, professional and wasted no time in loading and unloading my furniture with care. They even found room in the truck for additional items I had forgotten to include in my original list of items to be moved! Best company, work, mannered and professional movers and reasonable price I have ever dealt with. I strongly recommend the company to anyone looking for a stress free move! Thank you guys, Sandra A Viar
Lift and swiftLift and swift
Kathy B.
I read so many horror stories from people who had hired other movers, then I discovered Carter Moving and Home Improvement. Their reviews were all good, so I gave Kevin a call. He was early to our first meeting and early on the day of my move. Kevin and his crew worked diligently until the job was done in 90 plus heat. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. I hope not to have to move again, but if I do Carter Moving and Home Improvement will have the job!
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Lisa P.
Great moving experience with this company. Professional service, moved quickly and efficiently without sacrificing care and detail. I would definitely choose this company again in the future.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Jan S.
This very heavy (800lbs) marble top table and cast iron base (attached to marble) was too wide to be moved up the stairs to our mezzanine area; however, the owner/mover saw my disappointment and said "Never say something is impossible." And they did it! Also, Ella responded very quickly to my request and set up the move within one day. Awesome service. We'll be calling on them again. (Hope they'll agree after that monster table move!)
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
They are responsive to my questions in real time, which is a great plus on planning the move. They showed up on time as scheduled and are very friendly to work with. Would recommend to anyone who needs moving service promptly.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Ronnie P.
Great moving crew. Handled our two 26' trucks and trailers along with a safe and piano. They were on time, efficient and courteous. I would definitely recommend them for any of your moving needs.
Powerful MoversPowerful Movers
Lucy F.
I really was happy to work with these movers. They did everything we agreed they would do for my small move and more! They were punctual and polite/professional and took good care of my items. It was well worth the price! Thanks Guys!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Susie B.
This team did a great job helping us move a few pieces of heavy furniture upstairs. They were careful, professional and punctual. We have used them before and we will look to this team again for our moving needs. We recommend highly.
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Megan K.
They were flexible with our piano moving, easy to work with, and got the job done quickly!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Laura D.
We were really disappointed with our experience. I love to support small businesses and people working hard to pay the bills. So I was really excited about hiring them. The packing itself was done really well and was relatively fast. The actual moving took from 11am-8:30pm. Now taking apart and putting furniture back together was a part of that but we still felt that it took a much longer time and expected and would have gone a lot faster had there been more than two movers. There was also a lot of comments made back and forth between the two movers and shouting about one individual not doing a good job. At one point one of the movers came and told me how rude and disrespectful the other mover was being and that this would probably be his last day working for D3. The whole thing put us in a really awkward situation. Five pieces of furniture were scratched and damaged at the end of it all. And for what we paid $1,290 I expected things to be in immaculate condition. Overall I was really disappointed and I hope they issue some sort of a refund for all of this. My husband who is active duty military was away on orders and we really needed someone to make things easy and fast.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Kevin P.
D3 worked tirelessly to get us moved. There were some rough spots in the day and they handled it great. They stand behind their work and take time to do it right while not wasting a minute.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Raymond M.
These two young men were friendly, cheerful, courteous and very flexible in my ever changing need of their help in moving. I found them to be tireless, refusing a break even at my urging. They are skilled, professional, and a delight with which to work. They moved my possessions from a five bedroom house to my new home two hours away. I would hire them again. This was one of the few pleasant experiences I have had in the ordeal of changing residences. Merci beaucoup Mo and Kenny! Rev. L. Raymond McGarr
Powerful MoversPowerful Movers
Kent M.
There aren’t enough words to describe what an awesome job these guys did delivering our pool table. There is waaaay more to the job, than just finding enough guys to lug such a heavy beast. I almost certainly would have destroyed the table in the process. These guys really know their stuff. Our table was not only moved safely and efficiently, but they took the time to set it up right. Each piece was carefully aligned, installed, and leveled with utmost precision. If you want it done right, hire WB Movers! You’ll be glad you did!!
Shehrin C.
D3 movers were swift and professional. They got most of my 2 bedroom done within the first hour and delivered everything on time that same day. They handled everything with care, including smaller items wrapped appropriately. Would definitely recommend!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Yasmine W.
These gentlemen communicated with us well and made sure to carry out our plan. They moved everything quickly and never took a break to ensure it was done in a timely fashion. I was very impressed with their hard work ethic. Very kind men as well!
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were remarkable. Showed up on time and got to work. I drive from Califitnia and kept in touch with Carlton. My flight back home was changed and Carlton took me to the airport. He went the extra mile for me and it was appreciated 5-star moving company.
Candice M.
Kairos went above and beyond! The team, Jayke and Jeremy, helped my sister and I move from Lynchburg to VA Beach and made the whole process extremely smooth for us. Despite a change of address en route. And a 2.5 hour wait plus a third floor apartment at the new address. Can’t thank them enough for all they’ve done. Ella also worked with our small budget and answered any and all questions and concerns. Love these guys and this team!! Thanks so much!!!
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
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