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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 San Diego movers
Stacy D.
Moved my place last minute with this movers. Great moving company. No damages at the end of the move and my movers were nice and very professional. Totally recommend them!
Vector Moving and StorageVector Moving and Storage
Erik S.
My experience with Royal Movers was great. It was a very simple move, and their help made the move even easier. The movers were communicative, punctual, fast, and were strategic in their movement of the items. Overall, I would definitely recommend Royal Movers for your moving needs.
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly movers; everything moved on time.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Kelly D.
Great to work with, movers ended up causing a couple of scratches while moving some furniture in the wood and repaired ASAP after moving. They did a great job moving and great customer service post move in dealing with the scratch. Highly recommend.
Cube Moving and Storage IncCube Moving and Storage Inc
Alex P.
Best moving experience I’ve ever had! The movers were nice and very efficient. There was no intentional lagging to bring up the price of the move. Will for sure use on my next move!
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Thumbtack Customer
Definitely will recommend Rhino Moving, LLC and will use them for future moves. The movers were amazing, attentive to my concerns, and delivered as promised. I couldn't have asked for a smoother move!
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Kristen H.
Flash Movers carefully wrapped my furniture, hustled with moving my belongings and were awesome to work with! I will definitely use Flash Movers if/when I move again (as will my family) and I will recommend them to anyone who will be moving. Great job guys!
Flash Movers San DiegoFlash Movers San Diego
Richard M.
Elite Moving is seriously the best moving company that I've ever hired. And trust me, I have have moved lot!
Elite Moving & transportation inc.Elite Moving & transportation inc.
Thumbtack Customer
A++ movers and moving company. Used their moving services yesterday. I was moving from San Diego to La Jolla. Booking was easy, Chris, David and Kona answered all my questions over the phone, I called multiple times as it was my first time moving. All movers spoke perfect English, so communication was great. Initially I was going to use Move Central's moving and storage services and I found it amazing that they offer the first month of storage free, fortunately for me I was able to find a home to move into in a timely manner and didn't need to use their storage vaults. Overall a great experience I would definitely recommend hiring these movers if you need to move in San Diego County.
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Rhino Movers exceeded all our moving expectations. On time, friendly, and efficient moving professionals. Mike and Ben were great and I'd recommend them to anyone. Thanks so much Rhino movers.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Being that i move on a semi regular basis I'm very familiar with the moving process and I must say Move Central exceeded my expectations. The two movers (chris & patrick )arrived on time and in uniform. They immediately began wrapping and protecting furniture. The foreman kept in constant communication with myself and the other mover. No hidden charges or fees for protective material or floor coverings. I will most definitely be using move central for my next move.
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Kristen Q.
They came by right then and moved what I needed moved. Professional and responsive.
Velazquez Movers LLCVelazquez Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Decent movers. Seemed a little long for a 1bed, 1bath move...7hrs...
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time, professional, neat and quickly moved to and from apartment.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Craig R.
The team of three got straight to work moving boxes and breaking down the beds while loaning me as many wardrobe boxes as needed. Cube wrapped and covered with moving blankets loose items before moving into the van. At then destination of the local move, the team moved the boxes & furniture the right room/floor. I would use Cube Moving and Storage again and would recommend.
Cube Moving and Storage IncCube Moving and Storage Inc
Sharon M.
These two movers were great! Fast, efficient and friendly. I was impressed with the price of the move. I would definitely use Husky moving & storage again.
Husky moving & storageHusky moving & storage
Meghan M.
Thank you Truck Easy Moving for making my move such a breeze!
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Cheryl G.
Moving services. The movers were very professional and the service was great. I would definitely use them again and recommend Place2Place Moving to my friends.
Michael P.
Truck Easy is literally what they're name is - they made it easy for us to move. The movers had to move us from an upstairs apartment to a downstairs apartment in the middle of a heatwave. They were efficient and got us moved in within 2 hours.
Truck Easy MovingTruck Easy Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I recently moved 100 miles north of San Diego and hired locally based, family owned Rhino Moving. They were extremely professional-- offering a very competitive bid with a quick response time. Their approach to the move was unique and creative. The team was polite and hardworking. I'd recommend Rhino Moving for your next move.
Rhino Moving, LLCRhino Moving, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had just a small 1 bedroom move and i received multiple quotes from different companies. Some of companies such as Top Shelf Delivery, Vintage Movers, Pack it Movers and some others were not even licensed to provide service in California. Dominant Moving offered service on very reasonable rates and i decided to hire this company. Service was a 5 star as i expected, everything was moved for 4 hours, no extra fees., no damages. Friendly movers Josh and Jordan were moving me.
Dominant Moving Company, LLCDominant Moving Company, LLC
Latisha T.
This was the worse moving experience ever. I was already stressed about moving and then to have a move crew that couldn’t stop arguing in order to get the job done was even more frustrating and stressful. A move that should have taken 4hrs, at the most, ended up being 7 hrs to just move my things into storage. Then the issue was never resolved and I ended up with a high bill. I have moved plenty of times and this was by far the worst experience. I wouldn’t recommend this company to anyone or for any future moves.
Move Central Moving & StorageMove Central Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The Dominant Moving team did a great job for us on two different moves. Good communication during pick up, transit and arrival updates with our household move. Would not hesitate to recommend Dominant to anyone who needs moving service.
Dominant Moving Company, LLCDominant Moving Company, LLC
Sarah H.
Because of on point moving, our move went exceptionally smooth. Ryan and Cris, our movers, were very professional. They are incredibly hard-working. Thank you on point :-)
On Point MovingOn Point Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I enjoyed an excellent move with the Royal Movers. They were on-time, dedicated, and careful with all of my precious things. From the boxing and transport of the items to the moving van, the drive to the new address, carrying each piece upstairs and gently placing it in the designated spot; each mover was so professional, kind and caring. I would highly recommend Royal Movers to you. They are a valuable, quality outfit. Please use Royal. They are your neighborhood movers.
Royal MoversRoyal Movers
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