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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 Newark movers
Thumbtack Customer
I hired On Demand Moving Services 5 days before my move. The price was reasonable compared to other moving companies. Tlhe owner advanced my move date one day earlier to beat the Blizzards of 2016. The movers were friendly and
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
I had a small move of some furniture that I purchased at an estate sale. The movers were great. The movers called to let me know they were on their way and were on time. They were polite, careful, and very professional. This would be a five star move-- except for a small issue with scope of work. Be very clear about the content and scope of work. I recommend these movers and would use them again.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Dennis Anyasi E.
Dennis and his team were punctual and moved the piano with utmost care. I recommend them to anyone planning a piano move.
B&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully InsuredB&N Piano: Professional Piano Movers Fully Insured
Daniel S.
Lanre and the On-Demand team did an EXCELLENT job moving my new piano. I've hired piano movers before in several states, and On-Demand was far-and-away the best experience I've had. They wrapped the entire piano in blankets and shrink warp so that it could not be damaged during the move, and they handled the piano with care throughout every step of the move. I definitely recommend On-Demand for moving pianos throughout the upper-Delaware, SE Pennsylvania, and Eastern MD regions.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Robert C.
A to B Moving was a great choice. They are professional, punctual, and they provide great service. If I ever need to move again they will be the first people I call!
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
Noelle H.
The movers had to reschedule due to an issue with the moving truck. However they let me choose the time for the rescheduled day and were very apologetic and professional.
Ngozi M.
Best moving company in the Philly area
On-Demand Moving Services - PAOn-Demand Moving Services - PA
Thumbtack Customer
We have moved a lot in our lives & these are the best movers we have ever had; professional, personable & prompt. Thank you, On-Demand - great job, guys!
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Communication was subpar. Requested move a month in advance but even day before scheduled move, I could not get a callback with a scheduled time, and I had to arrange for people at both locations. Left a number of messages with no response. Very disappointed, and cancelled move. Although this was the best price I will use someone else with better communication.
B&N Piano Sales & Service Inc.B&N Piano Sales & Service Inc.
Beth H.
The movers were extremely polite and very hard workers.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Vincent D.
Fantastic help would recommend to anyone looking to move
Sylvan Friendly MoversSylvan Friendly Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were well prepared and did an amazing job.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Kimberly R.
Great and smooth moving experience! On time, efficient, careful, and pleasant!
A to B Moving ServiceA to B Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great! Fast and efficient with excellent customer service.
Revell Moving Co.Revell Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Reasonable company. I like the two movers we were working with.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Sarah C.
Greg and Rob did an awesome job moving me out of my third floor walk up apartment in Delaware to a townhome in Philadelphia! They were extremely efficient and careful with my belongings. If you book GM Moving services, be aware that the “tolls and fuels” cost is not just from your point A to point B, but also seems to include the tolls and fuel for the movers to get to point A which came as a surprise to me (this is on me though, I should been more specific when inquiring about additional costs). All in all, great efficient movers- would recommend.
GM Moving Service & Transports LLCGM Moving Service & Transports LLC
Jayme O.
The men who helped us move did a wonderful job. They were careful with our things, moved quickly, and were all very respectful. I would definitely use this company again, and will be telling my friends about them!
On-Demand Moving Services - PAOn-Demand Moving Services - PA
Thumbtack Customer
We were very pleased with Lanre and his team. The entire crew was very friendly and hardworking. It was a big task and moving some very special imported furniture. Team did a fantastic job wrapping ALL the furniture with blankets and shrink wrap before moving. The move took longer than expected because they were very careful with every box , every item. Kudos to the team for their honesty, They found $$$ in the dresser drawer which we had forgotten to take care off - they found it and returned it. I would highly recommend this group and the team Lanre has for your next move.
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Maggie P.
Nice person and punctual! Couldn’t be happier with the service. I contact other piano moving companies and was told that I need to wait at least another two weeks. Matt provided service on Saturday. Really hard working man and good communication with us. Usually piano moving company only provides two people, but they came with 3 people. It’s really helpful to have another hand to move piano.
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Chrystal G.
These fellas are great. They moved a piano for me from an associates house to my house. They responded immediately to my request and the appointment was set up the very next day. Communication was on point between the movers, my associate and myself. The on the large size spinet arrived safe and sound with no damage. What impressed me most was the communication between the manager and I and how the movers communicated with each other to be fast, safe and efficient.
Two Clever Fellas, LLCTwo Clever Fellas, LLC
Rikki W.
The team was fast, efficient, curtious, and professional - important characteristics in selecting movers, they had it all.
MOVE IT & GO llcMOVE IT & GO llc
Shekhar M.
They are very good and very professional. It’s less expensive to moving stuff. Thank you
R&R Moving and HaulingR&R Moving and Hauling
On-Demand Moving ServicesOn-Demand Moving Services
Karen M.
I had an excellent experience with these professionals. The move was quickly and expertly executed with attention to detail at every turn. They took the time to make sure larger items were where I needed them to be. Thank you again for making the agony of moving less painful.
Kingdom MoversKingdom Movers
Aswathram T.
They did a good job altogether. One thing wanna share is about the travelling charge $60 for 12 miles. I didnt know about it, couldnt find anywhere in their site. Also their floor charge, for me they moved from floor 2 to floor 3. They charged me $40 a floor. Apart from these 2 charges their price and service was resonable when compared to others. Thank you sylvan friendly movers for making my move easy.
Sylvan Friendly MoversSylvan Friendly Movers
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