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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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’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.

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 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.

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.

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 Charleston movers
Grace U.
They were quick and moved my furniture down 3 flights of stairs and then promptly moved the furniture into the new location. Thank you for the help!
Move Time Movers LLCMove Time Movers LLC
Larry c.
i have moved many times due to work thought out the entire country, and my move to west virginia for retirement will hopefully be my last and finally after many disappointing unprofessional movers i thankfully encountered capital labor services . Chazz was very professional and communicative he and his right hand man were fast efficient and careful with my items.. economical and efficient .. after many disappointing moving labor companies i unfortunetly was just expecting the same. i was pleasantly and gratefully surprised when i came upon one of the best moving companies i have had here in Charleston , wva. thank you for making a long and difficult move easy in the end.
Capital Labor Serviced meCapital Labor Serviced me
My wife and I were very satisfied with the quality and efficiency of this moving service. They were professional and quality oriented especially in moving large/heavy furniture and mirrors along with loading the truck. Stephen and Marla W.
Cash on Delivery Moving and Services LLCCash on Delivery Moving and Services LLC
Katharina F.
These guys were amazing and would definitely recommend. If you’re moving, choose these guys. They are fair and honest.
Capital Labor Serviced meCapital Labor Serviced me
These guys were great! I'd use them for every move. We had a "domestic extraction" and they got everything out quickly and safely. A++++
Cash on Delivery Moving and Services LLCCash on Delivery Moving and Services LLC
Julia B.
Absolutely flawless office move thanks to the team. Started with clear communication and updates on their approach morning of the move. They wrapped everything professionally, sustainably and efficiently. They were friendly and professional, worked well together and took great care to get the job done right and quickly. Pricing was transparent and payment was easy with PayPal. In a market where none of the above is a given, I'd hire them again in a heartbeat.
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Linda H.
The gentleman who moved me today were very professional. Good personalities and got the job done. I’m so thankful and grateful for their service. And would definitely recommend them to anyone
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Nancy G.
I couldn’t have asked for a better team! Not only did they say “YES” and come to my aid quickly, they were incredibly quick and professional. I will definitely be calling them again for future moving needs and you should, too. You will not be disappointed!!
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Susie T.
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the two young men made the move for me. The company kept me in the loop as to arrival time and were within their estimated arrival timeframe. The price was a good deal for the work done. I will definitely use them again when needed.
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Michelle L.
The folks at Capital Labor took a great deal a stress off my shoulders by providing professional and punctual services. They stayed in touch with me right up to the move and they were able to get the truck and drive it for me. I knew but my belongings were in good hands. They worked hard and they were honest. When they left I was smiling
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Dianne B.
We had a cross country move and a very full shipping trailer. They had to unload from a shipping yard onto another truck, drive to our house in Charleston and unload into our new home. The guys were great, friendly and a lot of fun to be around and kept up the pace to get the job done timely. Would use them again if the need arises.
Cash on Delivery Moving and Services LLCCash on Delivery Moving and Services LLC
Joan C.
Kimberly and her boyfriend did a great job in getting me moved to a town 100 miles away. The first trailer they brought to my house was much too small, so I had to rent a U-Haul. They both helped me pack boxes, load up the truck and then unload after getting to my new place. I hope they will have more opportunities for work.
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