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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.

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.

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 Encinitas movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time, courteous and professional. The move went really smoothly and I would definitely recommend Rhino for your next move!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Kaitlin B.
The moving team was great- helped me get moved into a new apartment with no problems.
Linda V.
I have moved many times and I feel this crew that moved me was one of the best. They arrived on time ,organized and accomplished the move efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend them and would use them again!
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Great move guys!
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Deeann F.
I had a smaller moving project, transitioning our daughter to her a new place. Royal Movers, namely Hector and Edward, were absolutely fabulous. Prior to the move, they were 100% responsive to any questions. The day of the move, they called to confirm they were on their way and arrived punctually. They worked hard, carefully and efficiently. Amazingly, they safely moved an armoire in to a tight area in the new apartment. Friendly, professional and honest. I'd give them a 10 star rating if I could!
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
Michele L.
These guys are the best. Michael showed up when he said he would for the walk through, the crew who packed and moved us showed up on time, were professional, respectful of our things and home-- they were are EXCELLENT. We move a lot for work - these guys were the best of the last 6 movers!
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
Megan G.
These guys are awesome! I hired them to move a sofa from one house to another as well as remove an existing couch to dispose of. Great communication and responsiveness, they were super flexible with their schedule, were very careful in the process to ensure that none of the walls or floors were damaged during the move. I will also note that they quoted me roughly half of what some of the other movers on here did. Highly recommend and I will absolutely use them again for moving or junk removal.
Thumbtack Customer
Overall, great experience. From Demitri and his responsiveness to the quality and care that the moving crew provided, I would definitely recommend Packing Bees to anyone who is looking for a moving company.
Packing Bees MoversPacking Bees Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great team fast movers for last-minute work
Globe Moving Group, Inc.Globe Moving Group, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Angel was great! Very professional, efficient and competitively priced. Would definitely recommend Flash Movers again!
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Judy K.
Julio did an amazing job in moving my furniture. I’ve used his service twice. Both times he was prompt, professional, took care and wrapped my my fragile items and always with a smile. I would highly recommend using Tetris and definitely use him for my next move.
Tetris/123 Moving, Delivering , Hauling, CleaningTetris/123 Moving, Delivering , Hauling, Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
I emailed a request to have a stationary bicycle moved from my dinette area to my upstairs bedroom. I received a call back within 10 minutes and an appointment was made for later that afternoon. Service was on time, the movers courteous, very professional and the price very reasonable. I would not hesitate to use this company again.
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
John C.
They responded immediately to my job request, and showed up when they said they would. The move was done quickly and professionally. Highly recommend!
Aleks's piano moversAleks's piano movers
Ravi S.
The 3 movers were excellent. However I would have liked the company to reduce the hourly rates considering it was only a short drive
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Thumbtack Customer
Luiz and his assistant arrived on time & proceeded to invest an incredible amount of energy & care into my moving job. These guys are amazing!!! Would highly recommend.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Mary S.
I had a piece of furniture that needed to be moved upstairs via a narrow stairway, with a 90 degree turn and narrow doors. It was a rainy day. Eric and the Husky Moving team made sure to not track in any wet footprints. They were careful to not mar the item in fitting it through the narrow space. And they fit my small job into their schedule within 24 hours. I would definitely use them again.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Lorraine P.
They responded quickly and were flexible with the timing. The two movers were neat and very nice. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend using them because 1 hour before, they called and said there would be an additional $40 fee for mattress disposal even though they knew the job was moving a new mattress from the garage into the bedroom and disposal of the old one. We felt like we had been held hostage because then it was too late to get a different company.
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
Joan T.
Having moved w them now, 3000 Miles from coast to coast (California to New York), we can say they fulfilled every part of their Contract with professionalism, respect and kindness - above and beyond! Our five bedroom home, including our entire business operation of two studios, office and warehouse were packed up, moved out, entire premises cleaned, transported all our household belongings and business with two full size trucks, unloaded at destination, partially unpacked and arranged furniture inside home, taking excess to our storage unit, which they set up, unloaded there, removed excess packing material - all for one fixed fee: no hidden extra charges!!! Simply the best x 2!!! Thank u Mike & Shaw for helping us to set up and move on with our lives😊😊 Joan & Tony
I Need To Be Moved™I Need To Be Moved™
Ben A.
These guys are the best. Whole team were courteous, attention to detail and nothing was a problem. Worked a hardness long day 8am to 7pm with a smile on their faces all day. Moving sux but these guys made it so much better.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Stefanie O.
I sent out a request for a pool table mover to travel to West Hollywood, pick up a table and bring it back to San Diego where it was to be reassembled. Cris responded quickly and was able to do the job for us. The price of the move seemed more than reasonable for the time spent on the road and assembling the table. Cris was precise and detail oriented. He was also very accommodating when I had to reschedule late the evening before. Would highly recommend their services and will call them again when we need any servicing.
Hedi M.
CB responded quickly and stayed in touch with timely confirmation texts, very reassuring during our big household move. They did an excellent job, for a good price, and are tech savvy with no BS. I recommend them with full confidence and no hesitation!
Todd W.
I hired Luis and his team to assist my parents with their move. I had done plenty of research and evaluation of other companies, their prices and reviews. I chose Truck Easy due to their quick and kind responsiveness, ease of scheduling and of course pricing. (Tremendous value comparing to other companies). We had Luis and his team in for 3 days to assist with packing, loading and heavy furniture lifting. This was easily the BEST decision I could have made. I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism, work ethic and efficiency of Truck Easy. They literally saved the day. My parents and I are beyond appreciative and have already hired them again for the second half of the move when their new house is complete. I read a previous review that said "if you are reading this look no further and hire these guys" I could not agree more!!! This is a no brainer, Truck Easy will help you save you sanity during the move while saving your bank account at the same time. Thanks guys, well done, we appreciate you so much and couldn't have managed with out you!!! You deserve SIX stars.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Andreea B.
I can not rave enough about the job Valazquez Movers did for us. They were early to show up, eager to work hard, and incredibly skilled at Tetris-ing everything in the truck and in my storage unit. I wasn't sure everything could fit! They were so friendly and polite. Absolutely recommended!!!
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
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