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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 Charlestown movers
Emily W.
Miss Cheryl's has moved me twice this year and they were very easy to work with! They got my move done fast and were very friendly! :)
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Molly D.
The service man helped me move a very heavy dresser, was professional and highly communacative and took care to cautiously move the furniture up 3 flights of stairs. Thank you!
The service man BostonThe service man Boston
Thumbtack Customer
Very fast, very responsive & very careful movers.
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Nicole C.
New Frontiers was efficient, professional and timely for a small furniture move.
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Mark M.
Best experience I’ve ever had with movers. They took great care in packing/padding items, disassembled and reassembled multiple pieces of furniture, and were very easy to work with. We will use them again for future moves.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
David C.
Movers were fast, efficient, helpful and nice. Would use again.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Michela B.
They did an excellent job for our small move. Thank you, Octopus!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Megan N.
My experience with blink moving was phenomenal! Matt was friendly, responsive and quick. He came in a pinch at the very last minute! He made a situation that could have been stressful to immediately solvable! I highly recommend using Blink Moving LLC!
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Courtney N.
Our experience with Next Adventure Moving was top notch. Ben and Ali were attentive to our needs, careful with our stuff, and super efficient. I cannot recommend them more! Thank you for making our move so seamless and easy!
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome. I've moved a hundred times and this was by far the easiest!! Quick, easy, professional. Highly recommended!!!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
John T.
Moves went well. Communication could be better especially around delivery times but the job got done.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Chase K.
The guys were careful with my items and were great about communicating as to where I would like items placed. They showed up on time and both had great attitudes through the entirety of the move. I will absolutely call them agin in the future and would recommend them to anyone needing moving assistance. 👍🏽
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were fantastic, I couldn't be happier with the service from start to finish. I scheduled the move last minute and made some scheduling changes the day before and they were accommodating and responsive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend using them if you need to move, the price was very reasonable and the service was
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Emily H.
Had two movers for a one bedroom unit. They were very friendly, followed COVID safety regulations, and did a great job!
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Zack G.
The staff were friendly, incredibly efficient and took great care of my belongings. One of the best moving experiences I've had.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Frontier Moving Company was great! They were on time and brought their own blankets, tape and wrapping material. I would highly recommend them!
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Aja B.
Very respectful & careful. I used them to help me move a large piece of furniture upstairs and they were accommodating even with a small job. Will use again!
Smart Junkers LLCSmart Junkers LLC
Danielle L.
Professional guys, friendly and nice. Helped me move from Boston to CT on a Friday - efficient packing up and unloading. Second time hiring Lexel, would recommend.
Lexel Moving & StorageLexel Moving & Storage
Karima G.
These guys were professional and efficient. They got the job done in good time and had very fair pricing, with a discount for cash. I definitely recommend DA Family Moving, and would use them again.
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Pilar M.
The team helps us move a couch from the bottom floor up three flights on a back porch staircase. It was incredibly precarious and they did so very quickly and without any issues to the couch. I would absolutely recommend!
JP Moving CompanyJP Moving Company
Gabrielle D.
Liviu and John did a fantastic job with my move. So fast and efficient. Very kind. They wrapped all of my furniture and I felt secure that nothing would be damaged en route. I will hire them for my next move in a few weeks. One note: I will map out the truck route for them next time as it took longer to get from point A to point B than it did to load or unload the truck (and all of that time is paid). We drove separately on a road that would’ve also worked for them and made it ~20 minutes sooner.
Focus Moving ServicesFocus Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic! They were so professional, so nice, so fast and so efficient! We will definitely hire them again if we need to move anything. They even had to hoist a sofa out of our 2nd story window and they made it look easy. Thank you!
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Kenneth was outstanding. I had to move a few large items and he was able to offer same day service. Courteous, professional, meticulously careful with items. He was a pleasure to work, charges very competitive rates and was responsive, timely and exceeded expectations. I recommend him highly! Thanks, Kenneth!
Thumbtack Customer
We needed help with a small move as I am nine months pregnant and cannot lift anything. John was very responsive and able to accommodate a same day request (actually within two hours) that entailed one heavy piece of furniture from Chinatown to Charlestown. He and his partner (sorry but I've forgotten the name) were friendly and professional. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Their prices seemed reasonable to me as well.
Baystate Express, IncBaystate Express, Inc
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