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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 Watertown movers
Thumbtack Customer
Lexel movers were fast and efficient movers. in the end of the move they let me apply student discount after providing my student ID. movers were friendly and professional. Great moving service for the cheap price I paid!
Lexel Moving & StorageLexel Moving & Storage
Varun m.
Born to move team helped us move to our new apartment in no time. Team was quite professional and quick. Entire move operation was done in less than 2 hours. Team even helped us get rid of our old furniture by moving it to the recycling bins. Moving team wore the protective masks the entire time.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
Very highly recommended when you need someone to move a piano. A lot of care was taken to move my grand piano during a very difficult move. Omar is a pleasure to work with, patient and informative every step pf the way. I Will be calling them next time I need to move my piano.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Good movers and very punctual
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tom and his team were great! Tom was extremely responsive over email exchange which I appreciated while organizing the details of the move. His team showed up on time and quickly moved all boxes and furniture. Tom's rates were the best! Overall we were very satisfied with the move and would recommend Tom and his team to anyone needing movers!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Logan O.
They made the stressful experience of moving much easier. On time, friendly, upfront and affordable pricing - I would defintely recommend them to anyone planning a move.
Move and Care moving companyMove and Care moving company
Noelle G.
This was by far the best moving company I've ever used. The guys were fantastic! They were quick, interactive and professional. I highly recommend to anyone moving
Step By Step Moving and StorageStep By Step Moving and Storage
Larry W.
They made my move so quick and so easy. Good communications and very reasonably priced. Will hire them for all my future moving needs
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Lexel movers were great! Arrived on time, worked fast and efficient! They moved my 1 bedroom apartment from Belmont to Watertown within 3 hours and carefully wrapped larger furniture. They got the job done twice as fast as I expected and saved me a ton of money. They were flexible with scheduling and easy to communicate. Highly recommend hiring Lexel moving company for your move!
Lexel Moving & StorageLexel Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly quick and good movers. Highly recommended.
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Patrice W.
I had the best experience with Born to Move. Professional, friendly, quick , hardworking young men who treated all of my belongings with loving care. Since my move on 2018, three of my close friends have hired them. I plan to use them again for my next move. 👍🏽😃
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Patrick H.
Outstanding value, excellent customer service and true professionalism in packing, moving and installing my possessions. These guys are hard workers who make the moving experience as comfortable as possible, and they delivered all of my things from Massachusetts to Florida without a scratch, ding or break. You would be hard pressed to find a better mover.
Smart Penny MovingSmart Penny Moving
Sarah H.
Awesome moving experience! We live in Watertown and moved 1.5 miles away. We needed movers last minute and R&I fit us into their schedule. I was a little nervous because I have heard stories of movers not showing up but Rafael called to confirm the day before and he even called me again on moving day to let me know they were on their way. There were 2 movers and a decent sized truck. It only took them 2 hours total, including the drive to the new apartment, which was up 2 flights of stairs. They were quick, efficient and very careful. They were very kind and respectful toward us, our belongings and our wood floors. I had an armoire already in the house that I wanted to move into a different room but my boyfriend and I couldn’t do it ourselves. They went the extra mile and moved it for us. They were very polite. I highly recommend supporting this business. I will hire them again and already recommended them to friends and family.
R&I Moving and Home CareR&I Moving and Home Care
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you, Tom for your help with moving some big pieces of furniture. I would recommend you to anyone and will definitely be calling you if we have any moving needs in the future!!
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Roma B.
Excellent moving service ! Jack and Fred were fantastic. 100% recommendation !
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Vanessa S.
This was by far the easiest, most pleasant moving experience I’ve ever had. I cannot recommend Spartan more highly. From getting my quote and follow-up correspondence with the Spartan team to move-in day, everyone I dealt with was professional and prompt. Leandro, Alfredo and Memon were on time, polite, and worked quickly without being careless. They took special care moving a chair and ottoman that belonged to my dad because they knew it was a sentimental piece. Thank you for making this process 100% easy and stress-free. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Spartan for my next move.
Spartan MoversSpartan Movers
Francis C.
Fast and easy to schedule, even during peak moving season. Worked fast.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
John M.
Moving seemed very stressful for but Space Moving took care of the things and let me just relax and enjoy. I wasn’t worried about my expensive couches at all! The guys know what they do, you can definitely trust them!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Louis F.
Fast & efficient. Long distance move made easy and affordable. Thanks Alex and Crew!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Michelle B.
They were fast and efficient. It was last minute move. Everything went great. Thank you Octopus!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Alex C.
The movers arrived on time, took a look at the situation, and got right to work! They answered my questions, and gave me options where appropriate(rather than assuming). They could not have been more polite and kind! I will highly recommend ’Next Adventure Moving’ to friends and family!!
Next Adventure MovingNext Adventure Moving
Sharon E.
The two men moving us were amazing. The way they wrapped our furniture and the spied and efficiency was amazing!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Jessica V.
These guys are awesome! Quick, careful and so nice and polite. From working with Kate in the beginning, all the way through to the end of the move, everything was professional and (most importantly) transparent. There were absolutely no surprises. On top of that - you can't beat their price. They helped make a very stressful move much, much easier!
Top Rank MoversTop Rank Movers
Dana L.
The movers were polite and great. My only dissatisfaction is the amount of time it took to do the move. I've done the move twice already with actually more furniture but it only took 3.5~4 hours. This time with less furniture, it took 5 hours plus 45minutes of travel time. The guys took an extra hour rearranging the truck to fit all my stuff... and they still didnt pack everything. I had to go back with my own car to reload. To be charged that extra hour seemed unfair.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Thumbtack Customer
This is second review for the best moving organizing experience I have had. On time, careful, thorough, honest, professional!!!!!!!
Hill and Sons MoversHill and Sons Movers
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