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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 Manassas movers
Thumbtack Customer
Pro Movers was stupendous. They were efficient, professional, courteous and neat! You want a move with I headache, use Pro Movers- you will not be disappointed!
Your Pro MoversYour Pro Movers
Ken K.
Everything with my move went as promised. Movers arrived at the time agreed. Great care was taken with loading and unloading. David, Javier, and Juan made the move about as painless as possible. Gentlemen, well done.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Matt B.
VKH movers was extremely responsive and worked quickly to get our move done. Extremely satisfied and happy with their service.
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Olivia M.
Shaheed and John are a fabulous team of movers. They arrived at my home as scheduled and moved everything in a timely fashion. I moved from Manassas, VA to Hagerstown, MD, my new apartment was on the third floor but they moved everything without complaining and when the move took longer then expected they stayed behind to help me reassemble my desk, bed and bookshelf. I really appreciate the job they did and would recommend this business to anyone who is looking for movers with work ethic and a sense of responsibility. Thank you again Shaheed and John.
Grandeur MovingGrandeur Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Guys showed up on time and completed the move within 3 hours. Nothing was broken or damaged. The 3 movers were pleasant to deal with and I would highly recommend this company to any of my friends if they are in need of a mover.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Thumbtack Customer
Movers very professional.
NK MOVERS & RENTALSNK MOVERS & RENTALS
Thumbtack Customer
The movers came earlier than the scheduled appt time which was great. But they were slow in the moving process. I moved from a 1 bedroom apt into a 2 bedroom townhome and it took them 6 hrs to do that. I have moved several times before and even with the travel time it has never taken the movers 6 hrs. The max time it ever took was maybe 4 hrs including the travel time.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Thumbtack Customer
Hardworking movers. Thanks
NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"NovaMovers.com "Your partner during crisis"
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were awesome! Packed and moved my things quickly at the price quoted with no extra hidden fees. Very polite and respectful. I made a few adjustments to my original move plan and thankfully Boris didn't mind and was incredibly helpful. Boris contacted me a day or two before the move to confirm the time and day. He even followed up with me after the move to make sure everything was moved unharmed and that I was satisfied with their service. I would definitely use Macro Polo Pro Moving again and highly recommend them.
Marco Polo Pro MovingMarco Polo Pro Moving
Katie W.
I had a very pleasant experience with MVD Movers, they were efficient and took care of all of my belongings during the move.
MVD MOVERS LLCMVD MOVERS LLC
Nick s.
No nonsense movers; super fast turn around and moved my massive treadmill with no issues to include disassembly and reassembling. Will use in the future.
Vanntastic ServicesVanntastic Services
Thumbtack Customer
I moved a 1300 square foot condo to a new location. Communication was clear, they understood my needs and adjusted accordingly, and kept in communication during the move. My items were handled with care, and the movers were quick, organized, and on time.
Your Friends with a TruckYour Friends with a Truck
Michael F.
We moved two households with Available Movers. The workers were on time, pleasant and worked very hard. Nothing was broken or damaged. We were able to schedule the move with short notice. We were very happy with the service provided.
AVAILABLE MOVERS & STORAGEAVAILABLE MOVERS & STORAGE
Rick S.
Move went very smoothly!
Iron Bull Hauling LLCIron Bull Hauling LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great movers, very careful!
Piano Local LLCPiano Local LLC
Jomel A.
Great move ! Very helpful!
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Thumbtack Customer
JD the Mover and his crew of helpers were absolutely amazing. They were on time, friendly, and most importantly, they knew how to move. The prices are very affordable. This was my first time ever using movers--it was probably one of the best decisions of my life.
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Thumbtack Customer
Dulles Logistics and Rentals did a superb job moving us on Friday, 27 March 2015 and Monday 20 March 2015. Max was very accommodating and professional. His team of movers takes great care in moving the items and they work very well together. They are all very efficiant and polite. I had furniture in the house and lots of boxes in storage from the basement to be moved to the new house. I could not have asked for anything better. I HIGHLY recommend Dulles Logistics and Rentals for moving.
Dulles Logistics and RentalsDulles Logistics and Rentals
Obinna O.
Kai and his staff were always there when I call with questions or concerns and we received updates on the progress of the move. Moving sometimes takes time due to all sorts of issues. Pro Smart Mover is the best I have found. They have become friends that I will use again and take pride in referring others to them. Thank You Pro Smart Movers.
ProSmartMovers LLCProSmartMovers LLC
Chrys P.
If I were able, I would give Zebna Movers even more stars than 5!! Every element of their performance was second to none! From my initial inquiry to the last box moved, both management & the movers were knowledgeable, courteous, professional at every turn. The move that was required was a unique situation; taking some pieces and leaving others, difficult stairways, etc and I could not have had a more stress-free experience! I would recommend Zebna Movers to Everyone!!
Zebna GroupZebna Group
Luzette n.
Thanks for your help with my move
My Movers LLCMy Movers LLC
Michelle S.
Great service!!! Movers were awesome!!
TROYKA MovingTROYKA Moving
Travis E.
I used Baku Moving to move my home. I was totally blown away by this company, especially for the price. The movers were on time, nice and handled my things with care. They were clean cut and very respectful of all my stuff. The estimate was very close to what I was told. The moving team was experienced and wrapped my things so nothing was damaged. I will recommend this company to all of my friends.
Baku MovingBaku Moving
Sonja L.
AT Movers were awesome. They were prompt and did not waste time. They carefully moved my furniture disassembling and assembling my bed all with ease. I would definitely recommend them weather you moving across the street or across town...no issues and I will definitely use them in the future.
AT MoversAT Movers
Long P.
Great movers , no damages , everything was fast and efficient
RADA Express Movers, LLCRADA Express Movers, LLC
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