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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 Lake Forest movers
Dawn O.
The team we had was fantastic! They worked so hard from beginning to end. We moved items into a storage unit and when we need to move them back to our location I will use these movers again.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Thumbtack Customer
I read such excellent feedback about M&R Movers on this site ( which also does s great job) Byron and Sean were awesome!!! Called ahead, very careful and helpful - they were wonderful! I highly recommend M&R Movers to anyone. The fact that they are expert at moving grand pianos puts them in a class above - very skilled - and such friendly personalities. I highly recommend M & R Movers to anyone with a small or large move.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
made the move extremely easy. Accommodated every thing that I asked them to do. Very flexible with the delivery time as we were moving long distance.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Jordan M.
They were on time, very professional, and they moved with speed within the home.
Any Move Inc.Any Move Inc.
Mark S.
Brian and his Gifted Movers teammate were very responsive, reasonably priced and punctual in coming to my house and moving a sofa to my basement. Railings and doors had to be taken down but were put back in place just as they were before they arrived. The guys were very friendly and got the job done! I'd highly recommend using them in the future.
Gifted-MoversGifted-Movers
Amy D.
Arthur and Walter made short work of my moving project — unloading a Pod into my 3rd floor apartment. They were so helpful and professional
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Eric C.
They where on time, had the right equipment for the move and very respectful of both homes. I would recommend them to any of my friends and hire them again if needed in a heart beat.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Julia Z.
Derek came to move a couch for me. He was on time, however his partner who was going to help was busy at another project. Derek sincerely apologized and gave me options of how we could complete the task. He said he could come back on Monday, or move it now since my boyfriend was there to help. They decided to move it together and Derek refunded my whole payment. He said not to worry about it and would not accept any money. He wouldn't even accept the $15 we threw him for lunch. Derek said it's a good deed and to keep the money. He was very professional and his customer service was outstanding. We will definitely be using Derek again in the future!!! I would highly recommend! This was my first time using Thumbtack and I am very, very impressed with the service I found, referring to Derek specifically!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Alex B.
Eddie did a great job! Ready to work in a pinch and really helped out when my mom needed a fridge to be picked up from Costco and dropped off at her house. He also helped move old fridge downstairs.
Much More MoversMuch More Movers
Jason H.
We were in a pinch as our mover canceled on us. I called Granat and they showed up within about 90 minutes as promised and were very maticulate, efficient and processional. We would highly recommend and use them again. They really saved our day!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Ron R.
Kennebrew was several hours late. But they were very professional so we hired them for a second job. We called them for a second job a month later..... They said they would send invoice. We called the day before the move and he said "sorry, you're not on the books" Since THEY forgot to send the invoice. It WAS OUR fault??? They finally sent an invoice charging us even more! NO, we would not use them again....
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
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