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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 Palo Alto movers
Susanna Z.
The moving team was professional with my move.
Leclair MovingLeclair Moving
Safraz R.
We had a great experience moving from Palo Alto to SF with Moving Services Transport! The move was timely and we felt that our needs were prioritized throughout the entire process. We are definitely requesting their services the next time we have moving needs!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Natasha D.
Excellent moving services with a professional crew and a good value. Very efficient and careful with moving items.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Elizabeth F.
I moved from a studio to 1 bedroom. I was super impressed with how fast they moved my stuff, but still with care. Nothing was broken and all of my stuff was well taken care of. The move was around 3 hours and I was super pleased with their prices. If you're looking for affordable movers that are reputable and won't damage your belongings, then look no further than Movers and Movers! I highly recommend these folks to anyone and I will definitely be using them again in the future!
Movers and MoversMovers and Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Silicon Valley Luxury Moving was efficient, courteous, and worked quickly. They carefully wrapped and blanketed our furniture and moved it exactly where I wanted it with the utmost professionalism. I would definitely use them again for my next move.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Thumbtack Customer
We asked for a move out special from Main Movers last week and I'm happy to report that it has been the smoothest move for us! It took the guys 6/7 hours total, Julian and his guys were effective and sensitive. We've had terrible experiences before with moving companies but Main Movers we've been worry-free. the payment was also declared up front and there were no "surprise" fees. We are very happy with MM and recommend it to one and all.
Main Movers, LLCMain Movers, LLC
Analuisa L.
Both Oscar and David did an awesome job on moving us, very professional and hard workers. Kuddos to larro’s on great moving services.
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Sarah F.
Fabulous people and amazing movers!
California Bear Moving and Storage Inc.California Bear Moving and Storage Inc.
Olivia G.
Larro’s Moving Services was great! They were up front and clear with the pricing and were punctual and careful during the move. Would highly recommend Larro’s!
Larro's Moving ServicesLarro's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was great - easy to communicate with, on time, pleasant, and got the job done quickly! he is a professional mover and we were very happy with the furniture move.
White Red Moving & StorageWhite Red Moving & Storage
Nicholas K.
We hire Luis and his crew for a quick move. They were very responsive, kind, and great movers. I would happily use them again.
Domínguez Logistics LLCDomínguez Logistics LLC
Alexander V.
great help with the move, everything was professional
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Jisha V.
Loved the professionalism right from the beginning. The whole move was very seamless. There were a couple of really heavy pieces, but they moved it without any issues through stairs.
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great help, came on time, moved everything quickly.
AA Ortega ConstructionAA Ortega Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Mike and the boys were great! They arrived early, checked out everything we were moving and got working. They neatly wrapped every furniture item. They helped reassemble the furniture when we arrived to the new house. They did an awesome job. They are professional, reliable, patient and courtesy. I would highly recommend Southwest movers. They made moving a breeze!
Southwest Movers CASouthwest Movers CA
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos was prompt, courteous and on time. He and Jorge moved a heavy sofabed from a freind's house in San Jose to Palo Alto. I would recommend Two Friends as reasonably priced, reliable movers.
Lynn K.
I needed movers in a few days..... Jiri quickly responded, answered all questions and was clear in advance about pricing. The team was efficient, friendly, and professional. Couldn’t have secured a better moving company!
JP Moving ServicesJP Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly, worked quickly, and everything seems to have survived the move.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Ben H.
Team did a great job with the move, I'd highly recommend!
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Alexis W.
If i could give this company less than one star i would. First they rescheduled our move a few days before we were supposed to move because they “overbooked”. Then the night before our move they pushed our scheduled time back an hour from 9am to 10pm. The morning of the move they texted us saying one of their movers lost their license and they had to reschedule till 12-12:30pm. Again our original time was 9am. THEN they said on the way to get the truck(which they had to rent and you have to pay separately for) they got into a car accident. They sent photos but honestly we don’t believe they were recent or even their photos based on the quality and other suspicious factors (if it was real of course we hope they recover but we’re skeptical). They said they could maybe get replacements and get to us by 4pm. Communication was primarily through text and spotty at best. Don’t be fooled by the cheap prices. Overall our experience was terrible and we had to find new movers the day of our move (after we already pushed our move back another day because of them). I absolutely do not recommend this company. They were unprofessional and unreliable.
Pro MovePro Move
Katie S.
White Glove Movers were incredibly responsive and helpful in their recommendations. On their advice, given the small size of my apartment and my very long distance move (across the country), they aptly recommended that I use a more affordable service and gave me several options. They were very professional, honest, and genuine in their efforts to help me get the best possible value and service for my move.
White Glove MoversWhite Glove Movers
Nick H.
Santos and Tony were a little late because they had another move earlier in the day but worked quickly and made moving my apartment very painless. They were very careful with all the furniture and I would recommend them.
Thumbtack Customer
Our moving process went smoothly and efficiently from a two bedroom apartment to our new house. Everything arrived in our new home undamaged. It was a great relief not to move everything ourselves. Many thanks to Scott and his team.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you for your quick response and your flexibility in arranging our move!
Assemble This ... & MoreAssemble This ... & More
Roger Z.
We have three guys from Albion Moving. They are very nice and professional.
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
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