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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 Lockport movers
Monica W.
Great movers!! Super professional and fast. They were able to come out on a Sunday (last minute) and moved some very heavy items with ease. I highly recommend these movers.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Kelly T.
Thank you for making the move a positive one! Moving is very stressful but your company made this easy. Thank you.
Bacues BilliardsBacues Billiards
Becky S.
Make Your Move Inc. was one of the best choices we made during our recent move! We hired them to unload our pod containers at our new house. They were very professional. The movers took their time with our furniture to make sure no walls were bumped or floors were scratched. None of our furniture was damaged during the unloading process. Even though they took their time to make sure nothing was damaged, they moved fast and got our containers unloaded in no time! Highly recommend.
Make Your Move Inc.Make Your Move Inc.
Matthew K.
Prompt, professional, and reasonably priced. The movers even had a great sense of humor!
Quality Piano, LLCQuality Piano, LLC
Jack H.
Greg’s business is great. Him and Will really are professional and fast. They did this move three times faster than I was expecting and had my Peloton bike secured and moved fast. I highly recommend them and will use them again too!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Thumbtack Customer
Great team, had a positive experience throughout the day! They worked hard all day and were courteous and considerate, even though they had quite a lot of boxes to move. Very easy to work with, made our move stress free. Highly recommend.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Alex k.
These guys were great! Moved everything so quickly and smoothly. Absolute professional all the way around. They were on time. Got the job done and were on their way! I would recommend to anyone looking to have anything moved. Especially if you’re looking to have quality work at a great price!
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Mary K.
I had not used SafeHands Movers before, but in searching online, they were the first people to respond to me. On the same day, wwee
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Diana L.
Absolutely fabulous! I'm pretty sure they arrived early, although I wasn't paying close attention to the clock. They moved quickly and made it look easy to carry my not so light furniture. They loaded up my storage unit equally quickly. Very affordably priced and very friendly gentlemen to work with. I would happily have them move me again!
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Jillian B.
I should have read Krystle's review before booking. Decided on 12pm and they asked me if we could move to 10am. 10am came and went and I got a call from my parents that no one had come to the house. 11am I call and text and get a response that they're getting brakes fixed and want to move to 3pm. That's fine since I took the day off of work to have this arranged. 4pm and I get a message the brakes aren't fixed can we move to the following day. I ask for a discount which I believe is within reason and they say they will honor it. Awesome. Ask 3 times about a time and nothing. No response at all. I would love to review your work but you didn't do any. Extremely unprofessional. I was paying for a service not asking a favor. Do not hire unless you like wasting a day of work and getting ghosted.
Packing Professional Movers LLCPacking Professional Movers LLC
Joseph S.
These guys are the best. They are professional, courteous, and they get the job done right. They moved our entire house with out any dents, dings or damage to any of our furniture. They knew how to maximize the space in their truck and get the job done efficiently with no wasted time. I will definitely hire them again!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Cindy G.
Maria, her husband and their son responded quickly to my request. They were on time as promised. They patiently and diligently took apart a Treadmill that I needed moved to my basement. They were very careful and never scratched a wall when bringing it down my steps. They then assembled it and it's perfect!! Thank you so very much!! Job well done. 😊👍
Make Your Move Inc.Make Your Move Inc.
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