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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 Jose movers
Thumbtack Customer
We were delighted with our local move with Albion Moving and Storage -- a completely on-time, cost-effective, smooth, no-hassle move. I will definitely recommend Albion Moving to anyone making a Bay Area move.
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Lauren O.
The owner was communicative but they were late on the day of the move. The movers were nice and moved everything carefully.
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Thumbtack Customer
We were so so pleased with this moving company. Can't speak highly enough about their professionalism and care with moving everything. They are crazy efficient and organized. We've moved many times and have never had such a great moving experience. They started moving immediately and only charge you for the time they need to move. EXCELLENT all the way around.
Luxury Moving of OregonLuxury Moving of Oregon
Amit G.
On time and moved fast, very reasonable price for our move.
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Swapnil T.
This move was really fast and the movers were swift in loading and unloading.
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Thumbtack Customer
My move went very smooth. No hidden charges, movers very friendly.
Willow Glen ServicesWillow Glen Services
Roshani S.
I got my moving done by Albert and it was very smooth, good quality service, inexpensive compared to other movers. Nice people! I would recommend their services for moving!
Albert Ramirez service'sAlbert Ramirez service's
Mukhil A.
Alfred T.
We had 2 movers move furniture from a one bedroom condo on the second floor to single family home. The movers were efficient and did a good job. They worked with us and communicated well in terms of what we needed moved. Price was as expected, no surprises
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Carol K.
The two movers, Adil and Gaglar did a great job! They were punctual and moved in a timely fashion.
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Two Friends Movers moved me quickly and professionally at a reasonable fee. I recommend them.
Samarendra M.
They did a good job for my move. I like their work and it was a hassle free move for me.
Ddt delivery and moving servicesDdt delivery and moving services
Daylon B.
Tony’s movers did an amazing job! I would recommend them to anyone looking to move!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Grant G.
The last time I did a move of any kind was 12 years ago. Before that I moved three times in just a few years. During those moves we moved from a three bedroom house to a two bedroom apartment with much of our stuff going into storage for several months while we waited for our new house contruction to finish. Then from the apartment and storage to our new house. Then again to another home. Scott's company, Moving Services Transport did all the moves. They did a great job on every move at a very fair price. Recently, I need to move one item. I had lost the phone number and forgotten the name, Moving Storage Transport. I found the company and Scott through Thumbtack. I really glad I did because he did the move perfectly again and for a great price. You can't go wrong with Moving Services Transport!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Jennifer G.
I highly reccomend Silverback Moves for any moving needs. They're very professional and efficient. I needed to move right away and as soon as I reached out for information they were prompt in response and were able to get me packed and moved quickly and neatly at an affordable rate. Thank you all so much at Silverback Moves for your quality and professionalism. Jennifer G.
Stu S.
Without a doubt the best moving service i have ever used. Getting the estimate took 10 minutes and the move finished within the estimate. 2br apartment with a flight of stairs to my new townhome. Highly recommend Ultimate Movers and definitely going to use their services for my next move.
Ultimate MoversUltimate Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great moving team. They arrived on time and we were moved in faster than expected. Top marks.
Assemble This ... & MoreAssemble This ... & More
Juan I.
Tony’s Movers were great! Tony (not the owner) and Juan were great! They showed up 5 minutes early. They helped me move a few extra items. They were beyond helpful! I couldn’t believe how quick they were too. Tony’s Movers were the cheapest movers on thumbtack. I contacted many movers and they were $200-400 cheaper than their competitors. Thanks again!
Tony's moversTony's movers
Kevin w.
Honest movers
Movers R Here MovingMovers R Here Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I had a wonderful moving experience with the Moving Services Transport team and would highly recommend them for your moving needs. They were very careful with all of our belongings and furniture despite a difficult move down two tight staircases in our condo. Pleasant, punctual, tidy, and a joy to work with!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Sharon P.
I had already done a big move, but still had some things in the old place to move once I could physically move into the new place. I thought I and a few friends could finish up the move. .....decided to call the professionals to take care of the last of the move out. Albion Moving - Steven and Joe were so professional, kind, hard-working, efficient, mindful, organized, and with competitive pricing - I would use them again and highly recommend them.
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Venkatesh T.
Great move!
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend using Albion Moving and Storage! Steve and Joe were great movers. They were on time, quick, and knowledgable about the best way to move / pack our furniture. Our move was particularly difficult given the location (3rd floor apartment and far from storage location) and they were still able to complete the move in their estimated / quoted time with ease. Would definitely use them again in the future!
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
Cheryl C.
Scott and his team, although they weren’t there at the time agreed, they treated me and my possessions with respect as well as the place I moved out of and especially the place I moved into. I will look to them for any future moves!
Moving Services TransportMoving Services Transport
Gokul k.
Pretty smooth experience with Albion movers. They arrived 10 minutes early and promptly started moving my heavy furniture. I had planned for just the heavy items to be moved and I grossly underestimated how fast and efficiently they move stuff. They were done dismantling and loading my furniture in 20 mins. This involved moving items 2 floors down. My new place was 14 miles away and on the 3rd floor. They again moved all the items and assembled it in 25 mins. They were done with the move in 1 he and 20 mins. Highly recommend. Very professional. Only grouse being they not agreeing to wear a shoe cover or remove the shoes which is alright given they have to move in and out of house multiple times.
Albion Moving and StorageAlbion Moving and Storage
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