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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 Waltham movers
RAGURAMAN S.
The movers were on time and carefully handled all our things. All furniture were wrapped and moved.very happy with the move(local move)
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were professional. Omar's truck broke down and his communication was prompt and direct. We rescheduled the move for a couple days later. The whole move only took 1 hour. Very professional and fast, highly recommended for anyone that needs their piano moved.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Mike G.
Thank you Move and Care for helping me with my move. I was extremely stressed about moving and you made my move stress-free and easy. I highly recommend this company. They were very professional and careful with all my belongings. I'm extremely satisfied with their services.
Move and Care moving companyMove and Care moving company
Aina K.
I definitely will recommend space moving for my friends! This was my first time using movers and I am happy that I did. It saved my time hugely and the movers were very professional with wrapping fragile furnitures. Every penny I spent on space moving definitely worth it! Thank you:)))
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Heather M.
I had a great experience with Step by Step Moving. The guys called before they headed over, they were right on time. They moved quickly and efficiently and were very pleasant and easy to work with. I will definitely use them again for my next move.
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Shilpa S.
Great local move. No issues.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Kathryn S.
Mine was a simple move. One chair, one flight. Their movers were professional and polite. They even assembled it for me, no extra charge. I couldn't be happier.
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly guys. No hassle moving experience.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Egor D.
First of all I want to say that I moved 6 times. 4 times used the moving companies (negative experience), the last two times I moved by myself. Friends advised Esquire moving. The best experience ever. Absolutely all the furniture was packed. There are absolutely no barriers for these guys. The dresser didn’t fit - the door was removed, the sofa didn’t fit- hosting on the 3rd floor through the window! I definitely recommend this company!
Esquire Moving Inc.Esquire Moving Inc.
Lorig D.
Can’t recommend Octopus Moving enough. These guys are pros. They were right on time, super careful and made the whole moving process a breeze. I will definitely be using their services in the future.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Polina V.
Excellent all around! The crew was not only really friendly, but incredibly efficient and careful with our things. When I move again, I'll definitely use Miss Cheryl's moving.
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Son Light Movers, is very fast to help you, provides excellent support on moving items and ensures quality is delivered in what they do. I had them move some boxes from my sun room to the basement of my house as well some furniture to the attic and in both cases they performed the job very diligently and thoroughly. I think if you have chosen Son Light Movers, then you assured of excellent service. I strongly recommend them.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Frontier Moving was great. They worked with my price range and came out 2 days later. They worked quickly and efficiently and were super friendly. I would definitely use them for future moves!
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They show up as per the plan and helped me in moving the stuff.
NCS Courier ServiceNCS Courier Service
Magzhan Z.
it was an amazing service with Esquire Moving. I have made it an appointment and they called me a day before to confirm about moving day. Offered me an affordable price. Movers came to my house and rapidly dwindling everything early in the morning. They were so fast that I have never seen these kind of pals ever. Friendly, intelligent guys. Thanks a lot.
Esquire Moving Inc.Esquire Moving Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! The guys were awesome! They were careful with our furniture and breakables, they moved fast, and were just plain great, trustworthy guys! I would highly recommend Jason and his crew for anyone looking for a mover.
A Newera Moving CompanyA Newera Moving Company
Doris T.
Aza’s crew moved me into my new house swiftly and with care. They made sure to ask about what they should move out in every room and got it correct. A great job done in a short amount of time and for a reasonable price.
Ahzon Moving ServicesAhzon Moving Services
Kathleen R.
Mike and Chris were so great! I moved on a 90 degree day to a third floor apartment and they remained cheerful the whole time. They were quick and did a great job with my move. I would definitely recommend them.
Top Speed Moving and Storage LLCTop Speed Moving and Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The best movers in the boston area. They arrived exactly at the time scheduled. Jack is very friendly and focuses on giving the best service possible. They bring huge boxes which makes the process very fast and efficient. Jack is great and made the move a lot faster than expected.I will definately hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for movers. Stop looking for anyone else and hire them, you will not be disappointed.
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Lian W.
Quoted 4 hours but finished moving within 3.25 hrs. Excellent job!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Kirsten L.
Our movers were great. They were quick an went above and beyind. Thanks guys!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
3 bedroom apt move. Eric and his guy were incredibly nice and helpful. They got everything done and helped move things within our new space. I would 110% use them again and recommend them to anyone I know.
Smith MovingSmith Moving
Mallory Z.
Ryan was super professional and friendly. The moving was very efficient and we didn't have many problems. There were just several items that weren't moved which we didn't quite understand. I think if it is all communicated specifically with Ryan, I don't think there will be any problems. His helper I had told specifically something to move and it didn't happen. Also we had some items that were tough to get in our car and move over since they didn't get moved into the truck. We did have some damage done to the door going out of the old place while they were moving the couch which caused us to be locked out the morning of our last day there. Ha. But stuff happens sometimes! They were very helpful about disposing some items we needed to go to the garbage. For the price we paid, I would say we definitely got what we paid for. Just hoping to not lose too much of our deposit from the broken door! :)
Guy With A TruckGuy With A Truck
Victoria A.
I liked them so much I am using them again for a second move
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Prabhash J.
Overall a good job. They Came on time, did a good job of packing stuffs and moving. A chip came out from my wooden bookrack and its missing various shelf pins. Apart from that, I really appreciate their patience on moving stuffs carefully to the designated spot.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
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