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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 Baton Rouge movers
Vaughnkerryah T.
Such an awesome moving company. They made my moving experience so easy and were done moving my belongings in record time. Extremely punctual, great communication and reasonably priced.
Sturgeon's Transport & MovingSturgeon's Transport & Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived on time, worked quickly and were very polite. I highly recommend Abba Movers.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Thumbtack Customer
2 hour move was flawless - very easy dealing with professional staff. Highly recommend Abba Movers *****
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Ray H.
Wow I don’t know where to start.. ATR moving company is the best in the business.. I reached out to him a few days before my move and he responded swiftly.. Very professional crew and went above and beyond to make my house moving experience perfect.. Best prices in town.. For all your moving needs call ATR moving I promise you want regret it.. Will definitely use again in the future.. Thank again for helping make my move a smooth process..
Steve V.
These guys were awesome to work with and I would highly recommend them. They will be my movers for all of my future moves.
Watson's MoversWatson's Movers
Stephanie R.
They helped us with our long distance move. They arrived on time. They made this move stress free. Would highly recommend.
Watson's MoversWatson's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I moved from a 1 bedroom apartment on the 5th floor with an awful elevator and terribly narrow doorways. These guys handled the challenge very well and very quickly. I'm very pleased with Abba movers and will recommend them to anyone looking to move.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Thumbtack Customer
did the move at 12pm yesterday
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Ethel C.
My experience with 1st Choice was great. My job was a small office with a few pieces of very heavy furniture. The men were very professional. They assessed and were prepared with the tools necessary to move each piece of furniture without scratching walls or floors. I could tell they were experts at moving all types of furniture. Very friendly and moved very quickly. I’ve had such bad experiences with movers in the past, that I will definitely be keeping their information for all future needs. Their prices were competitive and the owner made sure to confirm the move time and date with me the day before the move. I definitely recommend.
1st Choice Moving & Delivery LLC1st Choice Moving & Delivery LLC
Christina J.
Incredible movers! Super fast
Watson's MoversWatson's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moved from an upstairs apt to our 1 story level home, movers came out and went to work promptly and on time. Move went well price was a little higher than expected however it saved me and my wife on time and effort.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Walker E.
Professional movers, friendly and effective.
Sturgeon's Transport & MovingSturgeon's Transport & Moving
Jared K.
Great team, couldn't be happier with their work. I hate moving, but if I had to move again, I'd definitely go with Bayou. Excellent job.
Bayou Moving & Junk RemovalBayou Moving & Junk Removal
Douglas B.
Well, clearly the movers are inexperienced with moving our stuff or prepared the furniture with proper care. During the driving through states and we discovered some significant damaged on our furniture. I wouldn't recommend them. Better hire the professional movers with the knowledgeable and care with things.
Charles CousinCharles Cousin
Debbie T.
Nikita, Sheldon and Daryl were AWESOME! They were very hard workers! Completed big moving job in record time! Would highly recommend these movers!!!
Turnaround ServicesTurnaround Services
Thumbtack Customer
Wouldn't it be best to ask for this after the move?
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Samantha P.
I needed to move all my furniture from my apartment to my townhouse within a week. Ronnie responded to my post within an hour and was able to set up a moving time that weekend. Ronnie and his moving crew were professional and really took pride in their work. They did an excellent job of moving my couch, large mirror, dresser, bed frame, mattress and other items quickly and carefully. The move only took about an hour and half. I would definitely recommend this company. Thank you Ronnie!
Brockel Electric and Home RepairBrockel Electric and Home Repair
Courtney R.
Our movers communicated their arrival time with us and arrived exactly when they said they would. Both men were very professional and friendly! We moved out of an apartment on the third floor into our new house and the two movers plus my husband got EVERYTHING done in two and a half hours. Very impressive! It was a pleasure working with Abba Movers. We will definitely be recommending them to our family and friends!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Kayla S.
FIVE STARS! Michael and Boostco Moving ©️ helped me make a short notice move in the local Baton Rouge area. Michael was professional, courteous, organized and efficient. I had to make a very stressful last minute move and after I contacted him at 8 pm on a Tuesday- his team (Quindin and Robby) had me moved into a new apartment by 3 pm Wednesday. They showed up early, unloaded up a flight of stairs my entire apartment in under 1.5 hours. As a student at LSU and being from Iowa, I was worried about how I would make this move in such a short amount of time. Michael alleviated my stress by sending a hardworking, professional team to help me move. Would recommend to anyone looking to make a move - affordable, efficient and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Boostco MovingBoostco Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Anytime I hear someone mention they may need movers/are moving now, I point them to Abba. My movers Philip and Wes came to my apartment right on time, and did a fantastic and fast job loading the truck. They took great care to move things without damaging them, and I appreciated the attention to detail that they gave to what they were moving. They transported it to my new apartment (about 10 miles away), and unloaded it rapidly as well. Somehow they managed to fit things in an elevator that I had previously measured and deemed wouldn't fit. They were magicians!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Patrick and Aiden were absolutely wonderful. They were extremely polite, professional, and efficient. No task was too minor or too daunting. They handled everything - from the long-distance drive to moving in the midst of construction - with ease. Their positive attitudes and helpfulness made for the best moving experience I've had. I highly recommend Watson's Movers.
Watson's MoversWatson's Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Hardest working movers I've worked with! Highly recommend.
Turnaround ServicesTurnaround Services
Lexi P.
The guys made moving a breeze! Very nice and helpful!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Sheryl W.
Giovanny and his crew did a meticulous job moving our belongings. I can honestly say that his crew treated our things as if they were their own! They were professional, courteous, and conscientious. Abba Movers arrived with all of the equipment needed to make this a smooth, carefully executed move. No scratches, dents, or breakage! Great people, wonderful work.
Abba MoversAbba Movers
Ian V.
This was the first time I've ever used a moving company and honestly I went in to the day with low expectations based on various negative reviews I have read about all the local moving companies. I'm happy to say my experience was fantastic. Communication was great from the day I booked through to moving day. Crew arrived when they said they were and were genuinely nice guys. They worked fast and were professional. Made my moving day a breeze. Highly recommended!
Abba MoversAbba Movers
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