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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 Novato movers
Thumbtack Customer
I am very satisfied having used Safe Moving to help move my wife and I to our new home. Brandon was my contact, and responded quickly to my questions. Josh and Dari were our movers and were fantastic. They were very careful with our belongings, and very quick; especially with some of the challenges our old home presented. I am glad we chose Safe Moving as our moving service. Should we move in the future, I will definitely be contacting them again.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome movers! Everything went super smooth. They are also really nice guys and very easy to work with. Best move ever!
Robb & Messer Moving and StorageRobb & Messer Moving and Storage
Geet J.
I would highly recommend these guys for moving. I found them through Thumbtack. Jonathan and Marty helped us with the move from Novato to Fremont and they were nothing but professionals. They came in before time which worked even better. It was a seamless move and the guys were really quick. Thank you for making this a painless experience.
Crossing the Jordan Moving and StorageCrossing the Jordan Moving and Storage
Dean M.
The movers were very courteous and friendly. Both were extremely careful with our furniture. No time was wasted so we were not charged for them to drag their feet. 10/10 moving company.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Valerie C.
All went well with the move out of state and they were fast and professional and wrapped our thing very well.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Kathryn L.
My Move did a long distance move for me from California to Boston. I have about a studio's worth of things, and their quote was the lowest by several hundred dollars. Richard was very helpful and responsive in helping me arrange my move, and they picked up my things from California with no problem. The reason I'm rating them four stars is because once my things were picked up from the California location, it was difficult to get updates on the progress of my move. Every time I wanted an update, I had to request one, even though I was told I would receive updates closer to the delivery date (at the time I requested the first update, the drivers were a day away from Massachusetts). Planning the delivery takes coordination, and I would have appreciated more communication towards the end of the process. Otherwise, my things arrived safely.
My MoveMy Move
Holly S.
I had a small yet labor intensive moving job and Truket was amazing. Most other movers still wanted to charge me for milage and a truck fee even though I wasn't using either. Truket's pricing was very reasonable and very up front. No hidden or unnecessary fees. They were also very thorough in explaining exactly what I would be billed for, so no surprises. The two employees they sent were polite, professional and very efficient. I highly recommend Truket. I was told they also offer other services such as move out cleaning, hauling etc. I will definately use them in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt response to my emails and questions. Arrived on time. Very professional. Moved my furniture and helped with attaching feet to cabinet. Definitely will hire again.
JT Removal LLCJT Removal LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fast response. Excellent price. Great communication. Arrived on time (and they look like a poster for moving men). Quick, efficient and friendly on the job. Recommend enthusiastically.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Frank R.
Everything about my experience with this company was 5 stars across the board. From receiving the quote almost instantly to them showing up right on time for the job. I just needed a pool table moved from one location to another and the gentleman that showed up knew what they were doing and handled the table with the utmost care. I would use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
Crossing the Jordan Moving and StorageCrossing the Jordan Moving and Storage
Catherine L.
Jonathan and Danny did an excellent job, they were very professional, willing to make changes, and moved everything within the time frame. I would not hesitate to hire these guys again.
Crossing the Jordan Moving and StorageCrossing the Jordan Moving and Storage
Casey H.
The price was definitely right with this company. Although, perhaps it’s true that you get what you pay for... The movers were supposed to arrive between 11-12 and didn’t end up arriving until almost 3 pm. The owner hadn’t communicated with them about all I needed to have moved. The two guys who arrived were very surprised by the amount of stuff to be moved. The two guys did work very hard for nearly 7 hours. As you can imagine, 7 hours of ongoing physical labor takes its toll. The guys ran into walls, nicked the stairway hand rail, and broke the screen door at the new place. The owner was not very helpful - saying he’d consider paying for the repair of the screen door if I got estimates and it seemed reasonable. It seemed more like he was just blowing me off. The two guys who handled the move were good guys and they worked really hard. That’s why I am giving as high as 3 stars. The owner of the company wasn’t great.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Erin M.
They met me on a Sunday morning to move staging furniture up lots of stairs. They arrived on time and got the job done quickly and safely. Positive attitudes. Excellent value, will use again.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Shiroko S.
These guys were great! They worked hard to make sure I was happy, even helped with moving boxes to help me unpack. Wanted to make sure everything was in the right place. Awesome! Thank you!
Robb & Messer Moving and StorageRobb & Messer Moving and Storage
Gregg C.
Jiri and his team moved a couch and a chair from Novato to Windsor for me. They were professional, responsive, punctual and gave a good value. I will defiantly call them again in the future for similar work.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Anna P.
I’m really happy to write this review about JP moving services! They are amazing! Super professional, time-efficient, punctual. Simply put - they are the best! They made the whole moving process so much easier, it was absolutely stress-free. Great service at a reasonable price! I’d like to mention, Jiri is a super nice guy, I really enjoyed the conversation we had on the road. The time passed so quickly I didn’t even notice. Thanks again for your great service! I’m so glad I found you!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Kathryn K.
These guys are simply incredible! They did a move for us from a Novato office to one in San Francisco, both with lots of stairs, and were done in two hours, AND all the while with smiles on their faces. I can't recommend them enough, thank you!
Toro IndustriesToro Industries
Maria D.
Jiri was excellent and I will definitely hire him again for future moves. He provided me a quote and stuck to the price. He was also very easy to communicate with and accommodated my schedule (even working early on a Sunday). His truck was clean and the entire process was professional and easy.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Alice H.
Good communication from start to finish. Let us know when they were in their way and they showed up right on time. We forgot to confirm that we needed boxes but they had some on hand and were able to wrap and pack all items while also labeling them based on the room they packed. Movers were courteous and professional and completed the job efficiently. Special items were handled with care and the unloading was also a smooth and quick process.
Barrera MovingBarrera Moving
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