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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Sacramento movers
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks for the great move! I appreciate the care given to my belongings, the speed of the service, and the friendly professionalism of the movers. I will call on Safe Moving in the future.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Philip T.
Needed a quick move from Arden Arcade to downtown. Movers were professional, easy to work with, and knowledgeable. This is the best moving company that I've ever hired.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Jennifer L.
On a Monday night I searched for movers to come out at 7AM the next morning to move furniture. Alysha got back to me quickly. Her movers were prompt and professional. I'm thrilled and will be using them again for moving services!
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Jacquelene J.
The movers were on time and were very thorough in the process of moving my items.
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
Came on time and quickly moved items we needed moved with no issues or problems.
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Brad R.
Very well done by James. The move was last minute, very impressed with the professional move. Great job by his team on the move from northern to southern California.
Extra Care MoversExtra Care Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Safe Moving to move from a 2/1 townhouse to a 3/1 house. I am very satisfied with the job, booking the appointment with Brandon was smooth and easy, and the movers were great! they showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently until the job was done. I would highly recommend Safe Moving to anyone planning a move!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Frank and his team did a great job with our move. The move was from Sacramento to San Francisco. On both ends of the move, they were timely, professional, and considerate of our furniture.
Moving With Caution and CareMoving With Caution and Care
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were very efficient and friendly. The best experience I have ever had with a mover.
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Unique M.
This was a very last minute move, and they responded right away and sent movers within an hour. The movers were great, professional. We had a 20 ft truck that was packed, and they moved everything fast with a two hours time frame. All of our furniture and items were intact as well.
Move-InMove-In
Thumbtack Customer
Dave and Gary were very professional and accommodating during the move. Definitely recommend them and Safe Moving.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Anita M.
Garibaldi movers picked up a large heavy glass and mirrored curio from a thrift store and delivered it safely at my residence. The movers wrapped and protected the item and no breakage! Movers arrived on schedule.
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Alda N.
Chris and his assistant were great. They moved my one bedroom apt in an hour. It was a stair move and they handled it smoothly. I hope to never move again but if I do, I would hire Chris in a heartbeat.
Chris's Moving and HaulingChris's Moving and Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Benjamin was punctual, courteous, and very professional. He moved a piece of my mother's furniture and ensured that it was handled with great care. When I need moving services in future, I'm calling City-Wide Movers!! Francene
City Wide MoversCity Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan was the best! He's friendly and easy going. The move went perfectly. I will not hesitate to hire Safe Moving again!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Safe Moving did a really nice job with our move. Very nice guys to work with, punctual and a great deal.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We were very satisfied with Garibaldi Moving. Their staff was very efficient and professional in making sure our furniture was wrapped to avoid scratches and dents. They moved everything into place and made the move easy and stress free for us .
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were promt and friendly and did an amazing job with my move. The price was fair and they worked hard to keep it within my desired time frame. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for movers.
Moving With Caution and CareMoving With Caution and Care
Michael C.
I hired Garibaldi Moving to move my small office to a new building a few miles away. The entire process was outstanding. The move was easy to set up online and the movers were on time, friendly and professional. They took care not to damage my stuff and worked quickly. Plus, the price was very reasonable. Thanks very much!
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
Emily K.
My move was flawless with them. They were on time and moved everything with care. Nothing was broken and they hauled everything up to my third floor apartment. Definitely going to use them again when I move out of here.
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Whitney M.
The movers were very hardworking and worked the entire time. They wrapped all of our furniture with moving blankets and plastic wrap. We were so impressed with their service and speed. Would recommend safe moving to anyone! Well done!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan & Anthony showed at appt time., patient, moved items after wrapping with pads carefully. nice job, moved quickly loading and unloading.just a 1bedrm type move all done 3hrs, thanks gentlemen scott smith
Moving With Caution and CareMoving With Caution and Care
Ransford M.
The move experience was great! I only wished that I asked whether tax was included or not on the quote. The price was reasonable for the move though.
Moving With Caution and CareMoving With Caution and Care
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly, efficient movers!
Safe MovingSafe Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Great movers. Super professional! They finished my move in much less time than I thought, and everything was handled with care!
Affordable Home ImprovementsAffordable Home Improvements
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