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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Irvine furniture movers
Joyce S.
Super nice guys! Their communication was outstanding, they were on time and well groomed. Prior to moving the furniture they used moving blankets along with shrink wrap, and handled the furniture with care. These two are not your typical movers ... they’re a cut above! Give them a try!
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Ayyaz C.
Professional and great movers. Took time to shrink wrap all furniture and cover all fragile items in blankets.
Just In Time Moving Company 4 LessJust In Time Moving Company 4 Less
Scott C.
Michael’s company fit our furniture moving needs perfectly. I will definitely use them again. Scott C
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Yiwen Z.
Michael and John are very professional. The arrived on time and moved all my furniture in an hour. My pleasure working with them!
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Rayna Z.
Amazing. Very grateful for this extremely professional treatment of my furniture and our home. Marco was the best mover we have ever had.
OC HelpersOC Helpers
Elizabeth C.
They showed up earlier and got everything done quickly. Both guys are professional and helped us moved furniture around the house with great caution.
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Ernie E.
Michael and his son and son's friend did a great job in getting our oversized sofa and loveseat moved out of my man cave. They worked carefully to get the furniture out of a window because the sofa was too big to go through an undersized hallway room entrance. I highly recommend Michael and plan to use him for future heavy item moves. All three wore face masks and we're friendly and respectful of our safety during this furniture move.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Rachel J.
The absolute best movers I've ever had in 40 years. No scratches on any furniture. Not one nick on a wallet. Absolute perfection. Great personalities. Calm. Prepared
Faithful MovingFaithful Moving
Maggie L.
Most amazing team ever. They were patient enough to settle all complicated furnitures with a lot of difficulties and still efficient. Do not think twice about Clever Moving! They are the one!
Clever MovingClever Moving
Yana E.
Carlos and Alonzo did an amazing job helping us to move an extremely heavy and fragile piece of furniture and carried it upstairs 2 floors. Thank you for your help. Definitely recommending.
Ellie C.
Great communicator and will use all the tricks in the book to move pesky furniture if needed. We had a wall to wall bookshelf that couldn't be broken down so he got it upstairs using the balcony. Very appreciative.
Thumbtack Customer
Donald was really helpful, I contacted him through Thumbtack and he stopped by my old apartment to get the look of the whole 2-Bed 2-Bath apartment move and gave me quote before finalizing the move. On day of the move he was there with all the important things needed to move. Wrapped all important furniture and packed the truck efficiently and was ready for the move. During unloading though it was little difficult as he has to share the elevator with another moving company at that time, however he still never overcharged me for the delay caused because of that. He and his team was great with the move. I would highly recommend him for your moving.
Mightiest MoversMightiest Movers
Leysla C.
Michaelson Moving company was a great choice! They were very responsive, professional and punctual. They picked up my furniture and dropped it off at my place super fast! I highly recommend Michaelson and give them a 5 stars for their quality work.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Gail W.
Frank was awesome, very professional. Kept me informed on his arrival was prompt. Had a very heavy piece of furniture to move from upstairs with 2 turns did a great job. I would highly recommend and would defiantly use again if needed.
Exclusive MovesExclusive Moves
Ursula L.
Sergey and Raul from New Generation Moving were exceptional in terms of the quality of the work they did for us, particularly moving a piano. They have a lot of experience, are efficient and extremely careful with each item, from the moving of the furniture pieces out of the home, into the truck and then back into the new home. They also proceeded to take the extra step to hook up our dryer for us. I can only highly recommend this company and both Sergey and Raul. You will not be disappointed. U. Levine
New Generation MovingNew Generation Moving
Sue H.
Michael and son Jonathon were professional, friendly, gave me status updates re their arrival, and went out of their way to help out. They also accommodated my very last minute request, which was for help to move just one piece of furniture. Highly recommend.
Michaelson Moving CompanyMichaelson Moving Company
Ashley L.
Not worth it. They moved 5 small dressers for me from my bedroom to my garage. It was about a distance of 50 feet. They ripped me off. First they canceled on me the day of the job. They moved the time 2-3 times and then cancelled same day. Then I was nice enough to let them come another day still and they agreed to waive the $75 service charge due to cancelling on me the same day. So the rate should have been just the $1.67 a minute. 2 guys showed up and moved the furniture for me. It took them 10 minutes and they charged me $100. My husband asked them what happened to the $1.67 a minute rate and the $75 waive fee and they told him it’s a minimum of $100 no matter what. They basically got over on us. I could have just moved the furniture myself and should have.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Bryan N.
Not Professional and very rude. Others complained that they just left and dropped off customer furniture out in the street. I was just looking to move a Piano. Terrible company. STAY AWAY!!!! Reply from them: "So is that what you're expecting a $75 baby grand move lol" "sorry buddy I don't know what to say either you had a guy from Home Depot move it or somebody just decided to do it for free because that doesn't even cover the workers pay or the gas." Completely unprofessional they want about $400 for this move that a joke. Groupon deals charge much less for two hours of moving. STAY AWAY from this place.
101 relocation services101 relocation services
Peter J.
Sometimes you need the Calvary and sometimes you need special forces! This dynamic duo proved to be exactly what I needed for a difficult job, moving heavy furniture items up two flights of stairs. Very reasonably priced, was able to do same day and got the job done! Recommended!
The Little MoversThe Little Movers
Taff Z.
I HIGHLY recommend using Local Trucks for your move, they are professional and polite. The 2 gentlemen showed up on time, brought their own tools and went straight to work. They quickly dissembled and reassembled the bed, moved everything to the new apartment. They set up the furniture in the new apartment perfectly and verified that it was in the correct places. When I contacted them initially Rigo responded quickly. I had contacted him with short notice (48 hours) and he was able to squeeze me in. I appreciate his help!
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
Dennis Y.
This company is a gem, and I would go with them every time we consider moving. I would also confidently recommend them to any friends, family and strangers. The movers are careful yet swift. The owner is extremely responsive and accommodating. We were redoing our floors, so needed movers to bring everything from our second floor down to the garage. The turns down the stairs were pretty tight, and the movers gracefully brought down a ton of heavy and large furnitures (king sized bed, couch, dressers, desks, etc.) without issues. They also masterfully dismantled our bed frame and fridge, which was quite complicated. Once our flooring project was complete, they returned and brought everything back upstairs and reassembled everything. A couple of days, we noticed that the bed frame was a bit loose and couldn’t fix it ourselves. I reached out to the owner and he went above and beyond, sending his team back to help us fix it and a number of other things. In the owner’s own words, “I don’t like loose ends. We stand behind everything [we do], even accidents”. I can testify this to be true, the company works with integrity and diligence.
Local TrucksLocal Trucks
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