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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 East Boston movers
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional movers. Have extremely high standards on how a move is to be done and were a pleasure to work with.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Daniel P.
Five stars for the team at Born to Move who were able to quickly schedule a move of some appliances for me on short notice! The team was punctual, efficient and took care in moving everything. Highly recommend! Thank you!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Colleen C.
If we could give them 1,000 stars we would! The team was persistent with helping us with an appliance move and worked till they completed the move with 100% effort and efficiency! They will be our go to contractors for all our needs moving forward! Highly highly recommend!!!!!!
RS Contracting ServicesRS Contracting Services
Elizabeth J.
I hired Blink Moving for a last minute move and they were able o help me out on pretty short notice. They even came a bit earlier than originally planned when I said I was ready earlier. They moved my full one bedroom apartment from East Boston to Brookline in under three hours. I was so impressed!
Blink Moving LLCBlink Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience with our moving team! Highly recommend!
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Last Minute Movers received a desperate email from me at 7 PM Saturday on Fourth of July weekend. When my first moving company never showed up that morning I found a second, who also never showed up. It was the hottest day of the year and I was desperate. I sent a thumbtack to Last Minute Movers and within 5 minutes heard from Michael Lynch, who gave me a fair quote. He assured me my movers would show up the next morning (Sunday) at 8 AM and they were at my apartment at 8 on the dot! They were polite and pleasant (they even brought their own cold drinks), were crafty about moving furniture in the small spaces a Boston apartment allows, and finished 1/2 hour the time they thought it would take. I've already recommended them to a friend who has a move coming up later this year and will recommend them to anyone else I know who is moving. I genuinely have nothing negative and everything positive to say about my experience in using them.
Last Minute MoversLast Minute Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I could not ask for more friendly, nice and extremely proficient movers. They were fantastic:)
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Roman C.
I had to move a 3-Bedroom house, 2 floors with basement. Gleb and his crew were very thorough with disassembling/wrapping furniture, checking what needed to move stay, packing some items for us. In the new house, I asked them to cover all floors and stairs to spare new hardwood, and they did. Good price, Finished in a day which is great for a larger move like ours, and more saving. Awesome job, highly recommend!
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
For the price we were sooooooo happy. They were very friendly, accommodating and wanted to make the move relax for us.
Lexel Moving & StorageLexel Moving & Storage
Michelle M.
I'd Highly recommend this Company, "Born to Move!" ~ Alex and his employee were unbelievable! They were Punctual & Pr&y_55
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Joanne H.
They were great! On time and very friendly and helpful through out the entire move. I would definitely use them again!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
Alex was extremely prompt and prepared to move the furniture in my van. If my parents and I had done it ourselves, it would easily have taken us several hours, but Alex safely moved everything in under an hour. He even helped unroll my carpet and put it under the bed rather than just putting all the items in the room and leaving. I was very impressed and will definitely hire him again!
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Amanda H.
These guys are the best. We have used them twice, so professional, hardworking and polite. Treated all of our items with extreme care. I even undershot the job and only asked for two movers (for a job we realized required 4 after the fact...) these guys hustled and moved this massive job just the two of them over the course of 7 hours - thank you guys so much for hard work!!!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Heather S.
Efim and Eugine were very fast and efficient. Got things done so quickly. would definitely hire them again for any move. Very professional and friendly.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Mary T.
DA Family Moving Co was very easy to work with. They are a smaller operation but that did not seem to impact the quality of their work. Nick and his coworker showed up a little later than expected but got to work right away. They were quick and efficient and took good care of my items. Aside from a miscommunication on a few items being included in the move, everything went very smoothly. Would definitely hire them again.
DA Family MovingDA Family Moving
Andres P.
Professional job! They received all the suggestions we made to handle our most fragile boxes; at all times they took care of our furniture. I recommend the service of Step by Step Moving and Storage.
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They were a little late but very professional and helped finish wrapping anything up that was not ready to take (furniture, cushions) with shrink wrap and or furniture pads. Moving overall was pretty quick and they surprised me with an extra person, but still took the original estimated time. They were extremely helpful and easy-going in terms of asking what to take since I was moving out of a unit while leaving my roommate's things and were more than happy to work with me on having a written agreement to reimburse for damages (even though there was none) beyond their $0.60/pound insurance.
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Janet B.
The team at The Service Man were professional, kind, knowledgeable and well-worth employing. Do yourself a favor and hire the best from this five-star quality moving service. Don’t forget to consider them for all of your handy man needs!
The service man BostonThe service man Boston
Raphael S.
Alex and his team were very professional. They accomplished the task well within the allotted time and were very accommodating to our various requests. They were also very responsive either on the phone or on Thumbtack and were very flexible on the day of the move. Highly recommended!
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Sheila M.
Mihai and Victor were absolutely amazing. They arrived early and worked so fast! They wrapped our furniture and it was delivered in perfect condition. They moved us from a 1st floor with basement apartment to a 4th-floor walk up within 3.5 hours including carrying a huge leather couch and extremely heavy mattress. We were worried about our couch fitting through a very narrow door frame and they slid it through easily. They are flexible, affordable, and so pleasant. I will be recommending them to whoever I can!
BSTRONG Moving INCBSTRONG Moving INC
Thumbtack Customer
5 stars is not enough to say how satisfied I was with Alex's services. He and his team deserve 10 stars! I had a very heavy treadmill that was moved from the first floor to the second floor. There was limited space, tight corners to go around, and parts of the treadmill had to be taken apart in order to fit through a doorway. During the entire transport, Alex and his team were pleasant, caring, extremely careful, patient, and professional. I've had many contractors perform services at my house over the years and I have to say that Alex and his team were the best professionals I have ever hired, bar none. I recommend them highly and would not hesitate to hire them again if the need arose. Great job, Alex - thank you!
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
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