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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 Hayward movers
Shannon H.
Movers and Movers was very professional and efficient. Communication was excellent and they were very careful in moving my very fragile items. I would absolutely recommend them and use them again!
Movers and MoversMovers and Movers
Tonja H.
I would like to thank Ale's Movers for their efficiency and professionalism with my move. I really appreciate and value great customer service.
Moving, landscaping and more inc.Moving, landscaping and more inc.
Brenda H.
Movers and Movers gave us the best quote for our move. They were on time, focused, careful and quick! I highly recommend them and you should call them first if you are getting quotes. We had to go to a storage place first then to the apartment. We did all our own packing and then labeled what was storage and what was apartment which helped the move go well.
Movers and MoversMovers and Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. The movers are nice guys.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
They did a great job moving my vanity. They were professional and their technique is mind blowing. The vanity was moved without any damage to the property. Very clean job.
Tony's moving servicesTony's moving services
Nandita B.
Very happy with Smart people moving. We needed movers for the 4th of July and considering it is a national holiday a lot of places were closed for business. Smart moving people were quick to respond when I submitted the request and I was relieved that they were available on the 4th. Adil, Dmitriy, and Nurlan showed up at 9am sharp (as we had agreed upon). Once they had assessed what all needed to be done they quickly got to work and moved about with efficiency and care. They had come prepared with all the packing essentials and did a great job securing all the big pieces of furniture. The bed was disassembled and then subsequently reassembled at the new place. All of our items made it safely to our new home. The entire move took ~6 hours. I highly recommend Smart people moving - they are extremely professional, and capable movers.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Very difficult job. White Red was the only mover that would even take it on - I tried at least 8 movers and each said that they couldn't do it or would charge over $400 to move a 465 pound machine up 2 flights of stairs. White Red was reasonably priced and they did it.
White Red Moving & StorageWhite Red Moving & Storage
Antonio C.
Bay Small Moves did an outstanding job with our move in a very short notice. I was able to book and confirm all moving details over the weekend. The movers showed up promptly, and they were efficient and very considerate when packing / loading / unloading. Great customer service given the short notice and great pricing too. Did I mention that they took care of packing the wardrobe boxes and unpacking at the new location? Amazing!
Bay Small MovesBay Small Moves
Sam g.
JD hauling and movers did the best job for moving our 1 bedroom apartment within 15 miles. They are fast and they know exactly what they are doing. Definately recommend them.
JD moving and haulingJD moving and hauling
David J.
So far, so good. The move will be later this month.
Main Movers, LLCMain Movers, LLC
Jazmin D.
Keith was very kind and did a wonderful job with moving our piano!
Churchill's PianosChurchill's Pianos
Mirna M.
Renan was really nice over the phone. When his team helped my husband move our belongings they broke my table glass to my dinner table, my bookshelf leg, my baby’s bed. The movers were nice not careful. When I told Renan at the end his team left. Never hear from Renan again. I wouldn’t recommend him to move your belongings.
Susie D.
If you are doing a small move, Anthony is your guy! He’s priced right, arrived right on time, and moved more than he’d planned into his SUV. He’s also very courteous and professional. 6/5 stars! Will hire again!
Gardner HaulingGardner Hauling
Robin F.
We moved from northern California to central Texas and Brandon and his crew were great at both ends. Not only did we have our 4 bedroom home moved but also a car towed. It all went very smooth from beginning to end. The movers were professional and punctual. The price was quite reasonable and the fact that our belongings did not have to be transferred from truck to truck was a big selling point with me... packed in California unloaded in Texas, that was it. In Texas Brandon beat us to our new home and was there waiting for us when we pulled up. Everything was packed with care and nothing was broken, chipped or stained when it arrived in Texas. It is quite stressful moving and especially out of state but Brandon's professionalism and experience helped to ease my stress level immensely. He even got me to laugh a few times. Without hesitation we would definitely hire Safe Moving again, and highly recommend them to any of our family and friends who are moving.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Alan L.
Ricardo showed up on time and was very prepared. Made my move so much easier.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Joseph B.
Made my move quick and smooth. Packed and wrapped everything nicely. No damages. Highly recommended!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Zindy A.
They have good heart, and are very detailed in estimating the moving process. Will definitely hire them in the future!
Bernal Truck Line, LLCBernal Truck Line, LLC
Philip P.
The movers came on time and were fast and effecient. I would definitely hire them again if I needed to.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Alan L.
The only thing preventing me from giving 5 stars has nothing to do with the young men who moved me. They were courteous, hard working and friendly and took great care with my belongings. I was disappointed that Larro's sent them with only a 16 foot truck rather than the 24 foot that was expected. As a result everything could not make it onto the truck. My wife and I spent over an hour the next day, in the rain moving the rest. Had we been provided the 24 foot truck as promised this would have been a 5 star move.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Tami M.
Arrived slightly before appointment time and walked through the house with me. Moved my 3 bedroom house 40 miles away and it took them 8 hrs. Communicating with the movers was a challenge due to limited English proficiency, but you can call their company and a receptionist will explain a more complicated message. I would use them again.
Zhong Xin Moving CompanyZhong Xin Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
service was timely but there were clear items as far as bridge tolls and truck fees that were brought to light very close to the move date.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
We were looking for someone to help us move a very heavy desk to our downstairs area. Patrick was the first to respond and was ready to come out that night! We arranged for him to come the following morning at 10am and he showed up with another mover promptly at 10am and went straight to work and was done within 40 minutes! I would definitely use them again!
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, handled my items with care while being conscientious of the time as customers pay by hour. There was no damage done during the process and they moved my entire house 6 rooms (filled rooms + grand piano) with 1.5hr driving time included in 7 hrs total. Will use them again if I ever have to move again. Thank you Steve and Paul!
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Katerina K.
Thank you so much for moving all our heavy and fragile equipment and furniture with extra care. Everything was done fast and professionally. My best recommendations!
Leclair MovingLeclair Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with Safe Moving. The moving team made the experience enjoyable. They were on time, worked very hard, and did a great job. The only issue I have is that an irreplaceable picture is missing. When I contacted Brandon, he said he would check on this and let me know. He never called me back. This is very disappointing as I really wanted and expected a call back with an answer. It is not that the picture is gone, it is that I was not given the courtesy of a call back.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
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