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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 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.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Bay Area movers
Jack L.
DDT Moving was perfect for my move. They were prompt, friendly, and moved very fast. We got my entire move down in 2.5 hrs. I would use DDT again for my next move.
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Thumbtack Customer
Two friends movers were responsive leading up to move; movers arrived early and worked carefully and efficiently.
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Thumbtack Customer
JP Moving quickly and professionally moved my furniture and additional boxes. The movers were friendly and responsive throughout the process.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Terran L.
Larro's moving service was a great experience! They arrived in the early part of the moving window and finish our move-out within an hour and a half. After my move-in had a problem with insurance (of my fault for having incorrect paperwork) Larro's office fixed it on-the-fly and within 30 minutes we were back to moving in again. I would highly recommend Larro's moving service to anyone moving!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Miles C.
Ddt delivery and moving services was responsive before and during the move. They arrived 15 minutes prior to their start time and were swift & professional throughout the move. Highly recommend using them for moving!
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Jonathan W.
Califast made a 3 bedroom move as stress free as possible. The two movers were extremely professional and prepared to move furniture and loose items. Much appreciated, would hire for my next move!
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Yi Y.
The movers were very friendly and moves my things s expected.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Alyssa M.
I've hired Two Friends Movers for 2 moves — great service!
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Jacqueline W.
Great moving experience. Movers were polite and worked very efficiently.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
By far the best moving experience I have ever had!! Santos and his team treated everything with great care-as if it was there own move. They were fast, courteous, on time and just great!! 5 stars isn't enough! If I have to move again, it is Two Friends Movers. Your move will be stress free with them!
TWO FRIENDS MOVERSTWO FRIENDS MOVERS
Melissa M.
They arrived early, moved things quickly, and finished in the time expected. Great movers!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Alex P.
Larro's Moving Services did a fantastic job with my move. The three movers who showed up were friendly, professional, efficient, and communicative. They really made my move easy and I would definitely hire them again!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Riley A.
Jose and Miguel were amazing!! And they worked their butt off getting our move done as quick as they can! Absolutely, recommend! We move a lot and have always had terrible experiences with movers, but this move was by far the easiest, stress free, and fastest!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Poojitha P.
Traust moving scheduled a time for me after my initial plans with another mover fell through. Traust movers called me promptly 30 mins before the scheduled time. They moved all my furniture. They are responsive, efficient, and quick. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning to hire movers.
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Thumbtack Customer
Great company overall! Santos was very responsive before moving day on when they would be arriving. My movers were amazing! I was impressed at their strength and how speedy they moved. Would definitely recommend if you are doing a short distance move!
TWO FRIENDS MOVERSTWO FRIENDS MOVERS
Eric F.
Daniel and Uber handled my move with utmost professionalism and care for my apartment and belongings, all while completing both the move-out and move-in in record time, despite the fact that the move-in was up several flights of stairs. I will be hiring them again for any future moving needs. I recommend anyone reading this do the same.
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Lauren G.
I can not say enough good things about Safe Moving! After reading horror stories about some of the major moving companies I was a little worried about finding one to move my stuff cross state. Safe Moving blew past my expectations. Nothing was damaged, they came on time, and moved out/in my stuff in record time. So happy I went with Safe Moving!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Dylan J.
The movers showed up on time, and moved everything carefully and efficiently within the afternoon.
TWO FRIENDS MOVERSTWO FRIENDS MOVERS
Gwen R.
I’ve worked with a few moving companies and this was by far my best experience moving. The movers treated all my belongings with care (not a single thing was damaged) and moved them from a third floor apartment to another third floor apartment quickly and efficiently. They were professional and communicative all along the way. I highly recommend Larro’s Moving Service!
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Mathangi c.
Coordinated move well and handled all items with care. Thanks for helping me move!
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Jonathan L.
Really fast and efficient movers. Easy to coordinate with and schedule, and super friendly during the move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Darvish K.
The movers showed up on time and were extremely efficient. They navigated the whole move between two apartments with no elevators with ease, and got us moved in sooner than expected!
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Melissa C.
Wonderful moving experience! This was my first time moving and I was very nervous about the move, especially since I didn't manage to get a parking permit in time to secure a parking spot in front of my building. The movers were extremely professional: found valid parking, worked efficiently, took ample care to make sure not to scratch the furniture / walls while moving, and assembled my furniture with ease at my new apartment. I would recommend Larro's moving services to anyone who's looking to move in the SF area.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Mike R.
Larro's did a great move for me. There were some last minute asks on my side to move the time of the move, and I really appreciated Larro's flexibility. Thank you!
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Michelle H.
Larro's was easy to communicate with leading up to my move and the movers showed up on time and were careful yet extremely efficient. I'd recommend them for moves big and small!
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