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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 Roanoke movers
Keri R.
Carter Moving was awesome to work with for our move a couple weeks ago. They were early to start the job, were personable, and took great care of our things in the moving process. I would definitely recommend them and will use them if we move again!
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Tamika H.
The movers showed up on time and very polite and professional. They moved me into my new apartment and didn’t hesitate to place my furniture. I was very pleased with WB Movers and recommend them highly
Jane M.
Movers were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend Kairos Moving Company. Thanks Ella for all the help!
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Justin P.
D3 Movers were incredibly professional, easy to work with, and worked very hard and quickly. After jumping around from using different movers in the past, I won't choose anyone but D3 if I move again.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Eric C.
The guys were such a major help in our move. Would certainly use them again in the future if I need help moving.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Paige R.
Star City Moving Services is a great moving company for the cost. They helped me (on pretty short notice!) to move some furniture from a furniture store to my apartment. They even assembled my desk. They did a great job and were very professional.
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
Yasmeen M.
Jeremy was an excellent mover. He was late due to a prior night's move, but he communicated well and kept me informed on when he would arrive. Upon arrival, Jeremy and his men were professional, they worked hard and efficiently. They continued this behavior until the move was complete. Jeremy's company may be new, but he has been in the moving business for more than 15 years. Jeremy gave me a fair price and quality service and I would definitely consider him for future interstate moves!
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Phil A.
Jeremy moved a piano for us and did a wonderful job. No hassles and great interaction. I highly recommend him to do your moving. The charge $$ was right!
Jeremy's MovingJeremy's Moving
Brandi S.
Fast movers and was moving to a location kind of out of town. Had no complaints. Thx guys , sorry took me awhile to write the review. Would hire again.
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Best movers I have ever worked with
Lift and swiftLift and swift
Thumbtack Customer
On time and was ready to help move. No complaints at all.
Star City Movers
Caroline W.
Going Moving did an amazing job moving my piano. They are thorough, responsive, and kind. Will be recommending them to all my friends and I look forward to using them in the future!
Going Moving CompanyGoing Moving Company
Suren S.
The movers arrived on time and had the right care and rhythm to move items from apartment to storage. Quality work at an excellent price. All in all -- a great experience and will highly recommend to others!
Movers InTownMovers InTown
Brooke G.
D3 Movers very efficiently moved my items out of my apartment and into my new townhouse. They took time to ask where each item when in the new house and laid everything down with care. The truck was packed safely and effectively. Nothing was broken. I was pleased with the politeness of the movers and would use them again.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Whitney J.
WB Movers did a fantastic job. Both movers were incredibly meticulous in regards to the care and handling of our furniture and home items. Carlton was an outstanding communicator through the entire process. Highly recommend!
Elizabeth M.
Hard working, courteous and budget friendly. Highly recommended for local moves
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
Kathe P.
Definitely the smoothest move experience I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Kristy S.
I had a great experience and would not hesitate to use them for future moves.
Kairos Moving CompanyKairos Moving Company
Russell M.
Showed up on time and not only help move the appliance, they stayed help me place it.
Carter Moving and Home ImprovementCarter Moving and Home Improvement
Erica G.
We scheduled them for a last minute move for a 1 bedroom and were so happy they could fit us in. Unfortunately they had to cancel our move right when they were supposed to come, but did provide us with an appropriate discount. They weren't initially wearing masks, but did ask us if we were comfortable with that and were agreeable to wearing them. Furniture was all handled with care and you could tell they had experience with moving.
Going Moving CompanyGoing Moving Company
Jason D.
This company sent 2 movers and a small truck to move my family. However 4 members of my family wound up doing MOST of the work. Then they charged us $560 for moving ourselves...then there was damaged items ( please see photos) and the owner Jim did nothing to help the situation.. Please choose a different mover. I tried to support small businesses but things like this are the reasons why people don't like to do so. And the job didn't get completely done because our bed was left outside for us to get inside and furniture left all over. Not good experience or service!
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
Greg B.
Awesome job Very professional Prompt and friendly Highly recommend them for all your moving needs
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Jason H.
They showed up on time and took care of a very complicated move involving some very heavy antique furniture.
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
Alexander W.
D3 was communicative and helpful. We had a small move and they were done quickly and without issue. Would recommend.
D3 MoversD3 Movers
Carolyn J.
Movers were on time and knowledgeable. Went right to work and got it done! I will definitely use Star City again.
Star City Moving ServicesStar City Moving Services
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