Three Movers provides moving services in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We assist residential and commercial movers with local and long distance relocation needs.
Contact us for any of the following:
- long distance moving
- local moving
- full-service movers
- international moving
- residential moves
- corporate moving
- commercial moves
- moving and storage
- movers and packers
- movers with a truck
- furniture moving
- military moving
- same day moving
Long distance Virginia moving companies
When you plan a long distance move to or from Virginia, it’s helpful to know that interstate moves are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, commonly referred to as FMCSA. The agency works to improve highway safety and to protect consumers from fraudulent moving company practices.
If you limit your search to movers that register with FMCSA, you have some assurance that the company you choose is aboveboard and honest. You can check that the mover is up to date with their compliance by looking for their name on FMCSA’s SAFER search tool. Also, review the mover’s safety record and customer complaint history.
The FMCSA site also offers you some informative resources about moving and what to look for in the mover’s estimate, tariff, agreement, and other relevant documents. One crucial suggestion is to always get a written estimate and contract from the chosen vendor. These precautions will help you in case any conflict over price or service level comes up.
Local movers in Virginia
Local movers in Virginia must get a certificate or a permit from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (which depends on whether they work just on very short distance moves or longer moves but intrastate only). The movers are required to maintain satisfactory insurance levels, but you should not assume that they do. Ask for documentation of the insurance coverage and their business license when you are interviewing movers for your local move.
It’s a great idea to get a written estimate for your local move within Virginia, just as you would for a cross country move. Ask the mover to conduct an onsite survey of the goods you are shipping. This step will result in a more accurate bid and allow you to meet the reputable moving company in person and ask questions.
How much does it cost to move in Virginia?
Local moves are generally less costly than long distance projects, but every move price is determined chiefly by the size of the shipment and the distance it is being transported. The local vendor will usually offer a price quote based on an hourly charge, while the interstate estimate for your local moving services is based on the weight and distance. It’s a good idea to obtain bids from several movers and compare them.
Types of Moves Offered in Virginia
Residential Movers in Virginia
Whether you are looking to move around the corner, across state lines, or even to another country, all of these moves would be classified as a residential move. Anything that involves changing homes falls under the residential move category. While many moves share this category, they all have different considerations when it comes to pricing. Some worry more about distance, others about weight, and some about time.
Regardless of which type of residential move you need, Three Movers can do them all. Local, Long-Distance, and International moves fall under the list of services we offer. Just give us a call and we can discuss the terms of your move.
Office/Commercial Movers in Virginia
If, however, your move doesn’t involve changing homes but changing workplaces, then it would be considered an office or commercial move instead. These type of moves are those that involve changing the location of an office, business, or warehouse. While you might think they are not very different from a residential move, that couldn’t be further away from the truth. Commercial moves often involve moving sensitive equipment, furniture that requires dissembling, and in general need much more discretion.
If you are looking for a team of movers that has experience with commercial moves, Three Movers has what you need.
Military Movers in Virginia
If you decided to opt for a personally procured move instead of a government procured one, you’ll want to know what you are getting yourself into to make sure you can make the most out of it. Personally procured moves can be very beneficial, to the point of turning a profit, if you properly manage your documentation and do your research on mover rates against the reimbursement that you would receive from your procurement office.
To ensure you follow all the steps necessary, and receive the right documentation, work with a mover that has performed military moves before Like Three Movers full service moving company. We know everything about these types of moves.
International Movers in Virginia
If you are interested in moving to another country, you’ll need to consider all the variables involved. The documents required, certificates for certain forbidden or restricted items, tax and customs for the country you will be shipping to, the method of transportation you’ll choose, among others.
Luckily for you, our logistic experts at Three Movers have years of experience managing international transfers. They will help you figure out all the steps involved into an international shipping project. This way you won’t have to worry about researching every single aspect involved in this.
Flat-Rate and Hourly Movers
There’s two ways that a moves are charged, traditionally. Either as a single rate called a flat-rate, or based on the time it takes to complete the move in terms of hours. Each of these has their own pros and cons.
Flat-rate moves are excellent for those that are moving far away or have moves that will take a lot of time. Usually these are priced based on the number of belongings you will move, which requires an inspection in order for a free quote to be given to you.
Hourly moves, on the other hand, are better when your move will only take a short amount of time, or doesn’t require moving a far distance.
Additional Moving/Shipping Services in Virginia
Packing and Crating
If you find yourself without enough time to pack, or realize that you don’t have enough boxes and supplies to pack all your belongings, don’t worry. We got a simple solution for you. Just request our complete packing and crating service.
We’ll take care of the entire packing process, as well as bring all the necessary supplies to complete it. That will leave you more time to focus on the more administrative portions of the move.
Moves are often complicated and messy. One of the reasons why we recommend our packing services it ensure your stuff is packaged by professional that knows how to make sure it doesn’t move around or break in the truck.
A way to protect yourself from those unwanted eventualities, is to request our full insurance coverage. Yes, moves already come with a basic form of insurance as mandated by law. But coverage for the basic insurance is limited. If you have expensive belongings that are fragile, it’s probably best to get complete insurance coverage.
If you’d rather not deal with all the hassle involved in a move, or at least reduce it to the minimum amount possible, then what you need is a full-service move. These types of moves offer every moving service possible rolled into one convenient package. That means insurance, storage services, packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, and even furniture assembling and reassembling. When we say full service, we mean it.
Sometimes during a move, you need a place where you can leave your belongings temporarily. There can be many reasons for this. Maybe you won’t arrive at your new place for a few days, or you just need more time to get everything organized before you can finish the move.
For these cases, storing your belongings with your move is an excellent choice. Many long and local moving companies, Three Movers included, have their own storage facilities that you can use for short-term storage purposes. And in the case that you need to store your belongings for a longer time, we can connect you with one of our storage warehouse partners accredited with the Better Business Bureau for this purpose.
A good move is one that is carefully planned weeks in advance. However, sometimes we don’t have that luxury. Life happens, and if you find yourself in need of an emergency professional Northern Virginia movers you don’t need to panic. Three Movers offers same-day moving services. If you find yourself needing such a move, contact us as soon as you can so we can start the process as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely that our professional movers will be occupied with another move. One thing we have to mention is that some local and long distance moving services might not be possible during same-day moves.
One of the things that can make a move complicated is how to handle your car, or cars. If you only have one car, you could drive to your new home. However, this could be a long drive depending on where you are going. If you have multiple cars, driving all of them there could easily become a nightmare. Instead of going through all that, we recommend simply making use of our car shipping services.
Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From Virginia
|To / From Virginia||Distance||2 BR||3 BR||4 BR|
|Virginia, VA to Boston, MA||474||$853,2 – $1090,2||$1232,4 – $1516,8||$1611,6 – $1896|
|Portland, OR to Virginia, VA||2370||$4266 – $5451||$6162 – $7584||$8058 – $9480|
|Virginia, VA to Austin, TX||1264||$2275,2 – $2907,2||$3286,4 – $4044,8||$4297,6 – $5056|
|Virginia, VA to Denver, CO||1488||$2678,4 – $3422,4||$3868,8 – $4761,6||$5059,2 – $5952|
|Nashville, TN to Virginia, VA||524||$943,2 – $1205,2||$1362,4 – $1676,8||$1781,6 – $2096|
|Fresno, CA to Virginia, VA||2312||$4161,6 – $5317,6||$6011,2 – $7398,4||$7860,8 – $9248|
|Virginia, VA to Detroit, MI||444||$799,2 – $1021,2||$1154,4 – $1420,8||$1509,6 – $1776|
|Oklahoma City, OK to Virginia, VA||1121||$2017,8 – $2578,3||$2914,6 – $3587,2||$3811,4 – $4484|
|Virginia, VA to Yonkers, NY||301||$541,8 – $692,3||$782,6 – $963,2||$1023,4 – $1204|
|Louisville, KY to Virginia, VA||455||$819 – $1046,5||$1183 – $1456||$1547 – $1820|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote
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Frequently Asked Questions
If You Get One Of Our Estimates Via A Phone Call Or The Web Form, It Will Be Over 90% Accurate. However, They Can Only Be As Good As The Amount Of Detail We Get. For A Better Idea Of The Moving Cost, An On-Site Inspection Has To Be Carried Out. It’s The Only Way To Get A Fully Reliable Written Estimate.
Generally, The Peak Moving Period In Virginia Is Between April And September, Which Is From Late Spring To Early Fall. Moving Costs At This Time, However, Might Be Higher As There Is Higher Moving Demand. It Would Be Advisable To Contact A Moving Company 2-4 Weeks Ahead Of A Local Move And 3-6 Weeks Ahead Of A Planned Long-Distance Move. The Summer Is Particularly Popular For Moving During The Summer And Usually, That Means High Demand In The State. If What You Are Looking For Is A Reduction In Costs, You Might Want To Consider Moving In Late Fall.
A Move Is Local If It Is Less Than 100 Miles. It Is Usually Within The Same City Or State. A Long-Distance Move, On The Other Hand, Is A Move That Is Over 100 Miles And Usually To Another City Or State, Though Not Necessarily.
Absolutely. Movers Won’t Accept Food, Plants, Chemical Substances, Or Anything That Is Potentially Flammable Or Explosive. That Includes Perfumes And Nail Polish Removers, Fertilizers, Or Anything Hazardous. Scuba Gear Isn’t Accepted Either Due To The Tanks They Use.
All Moving Companies Are Required By The United States To Have A Registered Number With The United States Department Of Transportation (USDOT). This Unique Number Can Be Used To Trace The Operations Of A Company. You Can Check Them Here. The State Of Virginia Goes A Step Further And Requires Moving Companies To Have Virginia State Household Goods Carrier Certificates. Moving Companies In The State Are Regulated By The Virginia Department Of Motor Vehicles (VA DMV).
This Is Certainly Possible. In Fact, The Moving Industry Has Adapted To Offer Same-Day Services In Most Cases. However, Some Amenities Might Not Be Available In This Case. Also, Depending On The Demand For That Day The Moving Company Could Be Completely Booked.
Knowing Where To Get Boxes Can Be A Challenge. Fortunately, You Have Options In Virginia. There Are Companies Like Lend A Box And The UPS Store That Provide Moving Boxes And Other Moving Supplies. You Can Also Ask Us For Our Full Packing Service. We Will Bring All The Required Resources To Get Your Move Going.
On This Day, You’ll Need The Inventory List, The Bill Of Services, The Price Quote, And An Insurance Certificate. You Might Also Be Required To Verify Your Identity. This Means That Driver’s Licenses, And Other Identification Documents Should Be Within Reach. Our Managers At Three Movers Can Help You Know And Sort The Required Documents.
We Know Sometimes As The Move Comes Plans Can Change. For This Reason, We Do Allow Changes To The Services That You Initially Contracted, Within Reason. Changes Requested On The Same Day Might Not Be Possible If The Moving Crew Already Left For The Site.
Yes, You Have To Be Present At The Start Of The Move To Present The Necessary Documents. On The Other Hand, You Don’t Need To Be There When The Moving Crew Arrives At The New Place. You Can Arrange For Someone Else To Supervise The Unloading, So Long As They Have The Correct Information To Verify Who They Are.
I’m Not Ready To Move All My Items To The Destination Yet. Who Provides Storage Services In Virginia?
Three Movers Offers Storage Services In The State. Our Storage Services Range From A Pod Where You Can Store A Few Of Your Items To A Full Storage Unit Where You Can Store Your Whole Office Equipment Or Home Items. While You Sort Out Your Destination Home Or Office, We Can Take Care Of Your Cargo.
If A Company Has Defrauded You, And You Have Its Details, You Can File A Complaint With The Attorney General Of Virginia. You Can Also Leave A Complaint With The FMCSA Or Any Other Mover Review Website.