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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 Newport News movers
Arlene M.
I sure appreciated SOMO Moving. Made my move day go so smoothly and stress free. The guys were so efficient, professional, and friendly. Being with the military all my life and moving every 3 years this has to be one of the best best moves yet. I highly recommend SOMO Moving, you won’t regret it. Mahalo.
Samuel G.
These guys were excellent, they made my move so easy. I highly recommend them to anyone moving.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Kenneth B.
Needed some super heavy sleeper sofas moved up to my second floor apartment and NBAMovers came within the hour and got them moved up with ease! Will definitely book them again when it’s time to move!
Erik D.
Awesome group of movers. They were no-nonsense and got the job done easily and quickly. Really made my move so much easier.
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Daphne L.
I've moved several times in the last decade, and SOMO movers are by far the best moving company. Courteous, extremely hard workers, very nice team, and trustworthy; all at a great value. I will definitely hire them again when needed.
Melody D.
Excellent experience with piano move.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Cody Z.
Quick, easy, great move.
Jamila M.
Great movers, fast and on time. Did very good work to move my items from the 3rd floor. Will definitely use them again!!!!!
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Nina J.
Champion movers did a great job on our move today. They were very professional, arrived early and did a great job maneuvering in some very narrow spaces. This move would have been a nightmare without them. Would definitely hire them again.
Champion Movers LLCChampion Movers LLC
Emma M.
The team did a wonderful job moving my canopy bed and dresser! They disassembled and assembled it and moved both pieces of furniture up 3 flights of stairs! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. Great value. Wonderful experience. Moving was a breeze.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Cheri F.
NBAMovers was on time and very professional. They got my belongings moved to two different locations expeditiously. I highly recommend them for your moving needs.
Shawn W.
These guys are great. Prompt communication and a very smooth move. Very professional and accommodating. I don't think you can find a better value for movers in the area.
Nicole D.
The Best Movers Ever. I am very impressed and am happy that I chose them. See you in three (3) years Brittany on my next move.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Kenshona K.
Movers were great, customer service was poor
Kelly L.
Fidelis Movers did a phenomenal job. They were professional and helpful. They were right on time and cared for my belongings like they were their own. This was the best move we've ever had!!!!
Fidelis Movers LLCFidelis Movers LLC
Katiria I.
I found SOMO MOVING SERVICES on a whim and I am so thankful that I did. My boyfriend and I were moving from Newport News to Chesapeake into our first apartment (together). Our movers were punctual, organized and considered the best ways to move all of our furniture. It took us no more than 5 hours including travel time. I will book again and recommend anyone try their services if looking.
Kendra B.
I appreciate you moving my sofa and loveseat ;-)
Du It All Services, LLCDu It All Services, LLC
Stacey B.
My movers were almost an hour late. I was supposed to have 3 professional movers I had 2. They insisted on loading all the boxes first, so several pieces of furniture were just left behind. I am disabled and my mom is 72 years old. We hired and payed for movers because we couldn’t move the furniture ourselves, so we were stuck. It was a horrible experience all around and to make up for it they only gave me a 10/hour discount. The only reason this move got 2 stars was that the one young man was so professional, courteous, and friendly.
Maritza R.
Used moving service to help my mother move to another apartment. Glenn was very responsive in answering all of my questions, even late at night. Within a week of initial contact, my mother was moved on a Saturday morning and she was very happy with how courteous and professional the gentlemen were. I would definitely contact Glenn again for services.
Dust 2 Dawn Cleaning Services LLCDust 2 Dawn Cleaning Services LLC
Marlayna G.
Peninsula movers LLC were such a pleasure to work with. They arrived 10 mins early & got straight to work. Move was very efficient & they worked quickly making everything easy for us. 10/10 recommend!
Peninsula Movers LLCPeninsula Movers LLC
Kaye P.
I wish I could have chose all five choices. If I ever have another move, these guys will be my only choice. They completed the move quickly, cheerfully, and professionally. These guys are the best.
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Thea B.
Very nice, professional, and help me during a very stressful move!!
Safe N Secure moving LLCSafe N Secure moving LLC
Delecia h.
I requested a moving service request online this morning (2/18/21), and got a response from the owner very quickly. They arrived on the job on time and got straight to work. They were both very nice, professional and affordable. I would definitely recommend NBA movers to anyone that needs help moving. If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would. 💯
Jamila H.
These young men did an excellent job moving us. We had two stops to make along the way and they still finished in a reasonable amount of time. Thank you so much for communicating effectively, being professional, being punctual and taking care of our items during our move. We will definitely be using them for our next move and highly recommend them to others.
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick and his guys were prompt, careful, and quick with moving my piano! They even helped me move a few extra boxes out of my place and into my car! He took on the job with very short notice and was extremely flexible when I needed to change our meet up time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding moving company!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
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