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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Tuscaloosa movers
Carol B.
Had an awesome experience with these movers. Needed to move my daughter from one apartment to another at University of Alabama. From the minute we first made contact till move time the owner constantly kept me in the loop with texts. The 2 young men that came to move were very courteous and hard working. I would highly recommend this company for your move!
St. James MoversSt. James Movers
Gracie R.
The Move Gurus team did an amazing job moving my furniture from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. Since I moved for a job, I could not be there, but that did not matter because the Move Gurus team was trustworthy, reliable, and responsive. They did a great job and I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Camille R.
Thank you for a smooth move!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Meg G.
Great attitude and they made the move simple!
Move GurusMove Gurus
Kaitlin S.
Go Time was hands down the best moving company I have ever worked with. They were there early, got the job done quickly, were professional, and just overall nice guys. I will definitely be using them for my next move and will be highly recommending them to anyone looking for moving help.
Go TimeGo Time
Seth P.
Move Gurus showed up right on time and did a great job assisting with my move. They were friendly and worked very quickly. I would gladly use them in the future, and I recommend their services to anyone looking for help.
Move GurusMove Gurus
Jennifer H.
Such a great experience from beginning to end. Moving is always difficult and not something anyone likes to tackle. On short notice we were quoted very competitive rates and were given very detailed follow up and updates up until the day of the move. Most importantly, the move itself was fast, and they took great care with our furniture and belongings. We would definitely plan to use St James again and will recommend to family and friends.
St. James MoversSt. James Movers
Suzanne B.
Thank you Tim for making my move painless . I will use you again !
Go TimeGo Time
Heather S.
Very responsive and helped me with a last minute move. Would definitely use again!
St. James MoversSt. James Movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had a big move requiring two trucks, a big house and a trip from Alabama to Georgia. Matt and his crew did an outstanding job! After evaluating our home with a thorough walkthrough, he gave a very affordable quote. The office manager, Kim stayed in contact with us and quickly responded to all our questions. On move day, 3 men worked from 10:30 to 7:30 packing the trucks. The added perk was storing our furnishing overnight in Birmingham and then driving to Atlanta the next day for unloading. They quickly and efficiently unloaded and the whole process was complete. I would definitely recommend Moving On as an alternative to the "big" moving companies!
Moving On Birmingham, LLCMoving On Birmingham, LLC
Ashton H.
Moving On has “got it going on”! Thorough, professional - they go the extra mile. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
Moving On Birmingham, LLCMoving On Birmingham, LLC
Mary S.
Tim and the crew at Go Time Moving were outstanding! I would highly recommend Go Time for any of your moving needs. A few situations developed in regards to my storage box arrival that were out of my control and forced a reschedule, twice. I found that Tim was very understanding and was able to work around the reschedules. I loved the fact that were locally owned and operated. In addition to moving the items they also took great pride in making sure assembled furniture was done correctly. The entire crew was very professional, fun, and had an impeccable work ethic. I would definitely use them again.
Go TimeGo Time
Brenda S.
Yes I got a reasonable quote from Leif on relocating my Baby Grand (player piano) which is heavy. He relocated it to my new residence without a scratch on it. I highly recommend him and will be sure to use him again if I ever have to move it again. Thank- you!!!
Move GurusMove Gurus
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