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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.

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 Richmond movers
Blake C.
Cavalier moving did an excellent job! Smooth and quick move made for an easy moving day.
Cavalier MovingCavalier Moving
Stephanie s.
I’m so glad I hired We Move It. The movers were friendly and professional. My move was quick and nothing was damaged in the process. I will recommend this company to anyone mentioning a move for sure!
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Sheila S.
The move went smoothly. The movers were efficient and extremely professional.
Cavalier MovingCavalier Moving
Samantha R.
We had a wonderful experience with Great Nation Moving. They were easy to work with and made the move for us as painless as possible. The crew of movers were very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend this company for your next move!
Great Nation MovingGreat Nation Moving
Nicole W.
I had a large grill to move- they did an excellent job with a difficult move.
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was really impressed with the care he took with moving my piano. For moving a piano, he made it look easy. The guys were friendly and really paid attention to the details of the move. I'd hire them again if i need something moved.
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Thumbtack Customer
great move- really did a great job- very prompt and safely moved a piano
HaulitAway MoveitAwayHaulitAway MoveitAway
Jamie T.
Amazing! Movers arrived early and were very friendly. My items were moved with extreme care and quickly. Great value and I will definitely book again if I move!
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Tayla R.
Dwight and Tae were the two movers sent out by Goldstar Movers to move us out of our 2 bedroom house. They were absolutely WONDERFUL! They were punctual, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They were quick and was very careful with our furniture. I would definitely recommend Goldstar Movers again. Thank you again guys for making our move stress free!!
Goldstar Movers LLCGoldstar Movers LLC
Sloan P.
I’ve always used larger national moving companies. But this was a small local move. We Move It went above and beyond. I will use them again and recommend them highly again and again.
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Andre J.
Had a great experience with We Move It. They were prompt and very efficient. The movers were polite and took really good care of our items during the move. I would definitely recommend.
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent movers
HaulitAway MoveitAwayHaulitAway MoveitAway
James G.
Jeremy’s Moving was a excellent choice for my long distance move! They were very professional, protected my valuables, all while working at a fast pace. Great experience and would highly recommend this moving company!
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Alex A.
Velocious movers did an excellent job for my move! I highly recommend their services and will work with them again!
Velocious MoversVelocious Movers
Jeffrey R.
Excellent move! Very responsive through Thumbtack and by phone. Move went quickly and helped with some unexpected takedown & setup of furniture. Very cost effective, friendly and efficient in the move. Highly recommend and would use again!
We Move It LLCWe Move It LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience working with Piano Movers Plus VA - nice guys and they did a great job of moving my furniture
Heroes Moving & StorageHeroes Moving & Storage
James H.
You cannot compare these people to any mover. The others were clumsy and broke two of my best artifacts. However, the movers from Pick Up Movers maintained lots of care and diligence. The result is that there was no damage and also there weren’t any hidden or extra charges. I am quite content with their moving services and will definitely hire them again.
Pick Up Movers LLC MDPick Up Movers LLC MD
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. Arrived on time and were friendly. Moved everything without any breakage. Talked with about half-dozen movers before deciding on E&E, and am happy that I did. Can't remember anytime a move went this smoothly.
E&E Outdoor Services, LLCE&E Outdoor Services, LLC
Joyce H.
Mom wanted movers to assist her to move within 5 days. Unlimited Movers was the only one available at the time. The staff was prompt in getting things set up. The drivers arrived early and got everything completed within the time frame we requested. No damages. No scratches. Placed everything where Mom wanted. It was the best move we've experienced in a long time.
John R.
Goldstar Movers provided gold level service. I used GS twice, once for my home move and once for my office move. They performed with high quality and great care for my property. I would definitely use them again.
Goldstar Movers LLCGoldstar Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very careful and fast movers!
KDS Logistics, LLCKDS Logistics, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to hire a mover long-distance for a difficult move. Linda, Tony, and their crew at Heirloom movers made it as easy as it could possibly have been! They came on time, with a full crew. They brought boxes & packing materials as promised, and got straight to work packing under difficult circumstances. In just a few hours we were packed & on our way! Having a moving company do exactly what I needed as promised was such a weight off my mind! I can't say enough good things about Heirloom Movers!!! If you need a mover, call them, you won't be disappointed!
Heirloom Express South LLCHeirloom Express South LLC
Allison C.
I am so impressed with Cavalier! My movers called when they were on their way and showed up early for the job. All 3 movers were efficient and polite. I would definitely recommend them and will hire them again for any future moves.
Cavalier MovingCavalier Moving
Nicholas B.
Cavalier Moving made a stressful day efficient and I am very grateful for that! They showed up on time, were very quick with getting furniture moved, and didn’t leave a scratch. I would definitely use them again and recommend them for a great moving experience!
Cavalier MovingCavalier Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a one bedroom apartment, with some pretty large and heavy items, moved to a storage unit. The movers arrived and got right to work and finished everything, including transporting the contents about half an hour away, in just over two hours. Everything arrived in perfect condition! The movers themselves were extremely friendly and accommodating! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move.
E&E Outdoor Services, LLCE&E Outdoor Services, LLC
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