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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 Decatur small moving professionals
Thumbtack Customer
My overall experience was great. I called TaggABox last minute after I was no showed by another moving company. Sharon the owner was able to schedule my move immediately the next day. Small little glitch on paying my deposit for some reason the system reversed the charge. My bank said it was on the movers system that kept reversing it. No biggie though. Sharon sent me the link. I paid the deposit and the movers were on the way. My mover Chris and Brandon were awesome and very professional!!! Nice guys. They arrived in uniform and handled everything with care. I would recommend this company. I would use again. Thanks TaggABox
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Jamie W.
I cannot express to you how AWFUL this company is. They quoted us around $4k for the move and after loading the truck, doubled the amount to $8k. I called to discuss the situation and Frank was the rudest person I have ever encountered in customer service. I had to ask not to interact with him via phone anymore as he was so hateful. He was screaming and yelling and name calling. Truly unbelievable. I was told we would have our items in about a week. They held our items hostage for over 3 weeks before finally delivering items of which many were damaged and destroyed. At one point they told us our items would arrive in two days only to find out they confused our items with someone else’s. I had no idea where our stuff was or when it was coming. When you can actually get ahold of someone within the company (rare), they are rude and will not tell you any details about the location of your items or when they will be delivered. We paid an additional amount to have our house packed for us. Words cannot describe how awful this pack job was. I felt like we were on a hidden camera show. Items from all different rooms were tossed into boxes. Toilet paper in with baby clothes and pictures frames and outdoor items and dishes. Chaos. Nothing was wrapped properly, which explains why we had dozens of items broken. They charge by square footage, not weight, so it is beneficial for them to put a couple small items in a large box. I opened appliance sized boxes with 2 shoe racks inside. They used packing tape on items such as wicker baskets and my sons air hockey table so that when you peeled off the tape it destroyed the item. They carried in large pictures that were completely crushed, mirrors and pictures frames rattling with broken glass...insanity. They didn’t even LABEL the boxes. So when the movers finally arrived, we had to individually open every box to figure out which room to take them to. Even then it was useless since nothing was organized. They smashed a hole in our wall carrying our mattress up the stairs. All of our boxes and the interior items...and I mean ALL...were covered in mouse or rat droppings. My floor was COVERED in droppings by the time everything was brought inside. I submitted photos for all broken items and the company never responded and never reimbursed a cent. This is a scam. They will quote low, double the price, and hold your items hostage. This company should not be in business. Please do not engage them.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
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