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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.

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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Shelton movers
Michael C.
We had a great experience with Abode. Quick responses to questions, professional and courteous attitude, and solid moving help. It's also nice to hire someone with their own truck, so the movers simply show up, pack it up, and drop it off at the new place without the need for us to separately schedule the movers and truck.
Abode & Beyond MovingAbode & Beyond Moving
Sharia B.
I had a very good experience moving. Chris’s company was very accommodating and helpful. I was stressed by the move and he was able to calm all my fears and got the job done quickly and smoothly. They moved an entire house of furniture to my new apartment with no problems and a garage full of boxes and stuff to a storage unit at a different location. They did all of this in a few hours, they were quick and professional. The cost was very affordable for all of the work they performed. I highly recommend this company for all your moving needs.
Thumbtack Customer
Moving is always a stressful experience. Especially when it's a long distance move from Connecticut to Ohio. There never seems to be enough time to prepare. I hired Movers-For-A-Cause. It was the best decision I could have made. Reggie kept in regular contact for the two weeks prior to the move date for confirmations. My move was especially tricky because I also had a loaded 10x14 storage unit about 40 minutes away absolutely filled to the brim with boxes. He came to the apartment a week before the move date to survey the premises. He was able to give me an extremely accurate price based on what he visually saw, as well as the description of the full storage unit. When moving day arrived, we arranged to meet at the storage facility to load the boxes first. He was right on time. He and his team took on an unexpected laborious task because over time boxes had tilted, fallen, caved in, and some needed to be re-boxed. I left to return to the apartment and finalize the remainder of the move. Reggie's men completely took care of the storage unit and called me when they were on their way to my home. The procession was steady and professional. In and out. The apartment emptied and Movers-For-A-Cause were on their way. We arranged a satisfactory window of time for the next day's arrival to allow for hotel sleep time. For me, the drive was long and tedious, but I was completely relaxed based on the arrangement we had. The next day we had a couple of follow-up phone calls and, just as planned, they arrived at the new place. They unloaded everything very carefully into the new apartment and unloaded all the storage boxes into my garage. It was finally over. When I moved from New York to Maine, the experience was a nightmare. The movers were unprofessional and did not uphold the original price. Reggie's price was exact without even a slight variance. Plus the service was as professional as one could hope for. I've already let them know that if I ever need to move from Ohio back to Connecticut or the surrounding area, they will definitely be the ones I call. ***** FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY *****
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Teri R.
they need to be better prepared for the job. they needed better equipment to move our fireproof file cabinets
New Chapter Moving Company LLCNew Chapter Moving Company LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Furniture moved from Ct to the Cape. Prior to arriving they phoned saying what time to expect them. All was packed and delivered nicely . All round good service. Thank you !
On Time Services LLCOn Time Services LLC
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