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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.

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 Takoma Park movers
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent movers.
Motivated Moving SolutionsMotivated Moving Solutions
Chris E.
Commonwealth Movers provided exceptional service for my move the week of the holiday. I hired 3 movers, they arrived on time and handled my items with care. I did have an issue with the person in charge towards the end regarding the time spent moving but it was resolved in my favor. I would use their services and recommend them again for their professionalism. Not to mention they were fast paced too.
Commonwealth moving and logisticsCommonwealth moving and logistics
Meaghan O.
I hired VKH movers to move my studio apartment into a U-Pack ReloCube. They arrived early and worked incredibly efficiently; done in less than two hours. One mover said he was exceptionally good at organizing things into moving containers and he was! I was able to only use one of the container versus two, saving me quite a bit of money. They were careful with my belongings and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them for POD/ReloCube-style loads/moves!
VKH Movers LLCVKH Movers LLC
Pamela M.
Terrance and his team were thorough, efficient and really easy to work with. Thanks to his professionalism, my move went very smoothly! I would definitely call him if I have to move again. The rate is also very reasonable. My daughter moved less stuff recently and paid twice as much. I’m very pleased with Your Pro Movers, LLC. Great work. Great value.
Your Pro Movers, LLCYour Pro Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I bought a piano in a silent auction without ever seeing it. The guys had to coordinate with myself and the seller. The piano seller wanted the movers to also move an additional piano from another apartment to his apartment while moving the piano I purchased. I specified that I was not paying for the other piano to be moved. The guys called the day before to verify the pick up window. They called the seller before they picked up the piano and they called me when they were on the way to deliver it to my house. They moved the additional piano for the seller. When the seller tried to repeatedly say that I was paying for the additional move they ensured that they received the payment from the seller and didn't try to pass that on to me. That seller really tried to screw me. The guys were professional and did a great job moving the piano. I would highly recommend them and would hire them again.
Lewis Piano Movers, LLCLewis Piano Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service!! JD Movers is easy to work with, extremely reliable and very committed to customer needs. They responded very quickly to my request and scheduled my move in less than 24 hours! I will definitely use their services again.
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Thumbtack Customer
Our experience withJD movers was great. They were on time pleasant to work with & very professional. Would definitely hire again and recommend! :-)
JD the MoverJD the Mover
Jerome M.
Charlie and his crew were great. They did everything possible to help me. I'd use them again. They made a tough move look easy. Top marks.
Charlies moving and haulingCharlies moving and hauling
Thumbtack Customer
I can't praise Ally Moving enough. From the first contact by email and confirming the move by phone, Carlos was professional and immediately made me feel like I had made the right decision. The day of the move he texted that he was on his way and called when he arrived. He and his team were friendly, professional, and worked fast. They wrapped all my furniture and used pads on the floors and doors. I was absolutely useless. All I could do was stare at them as they worked. His rates were the fairest I was quoted. And he is the nicest guy. You can trust him not to waste your time or overcharge you. I'd hire Ally again in a second.
Ally Moving LLCAlly Moving LLC
Alex M.
Punctuality was a concern when they were half an hour late, however, the quality of the work, speed and care they took on the move was phenomenal. I was extremely pleased and I would absolutely use them again.
Lion & Bear Moving LLCLion & Bear Moving LLC
Vacaba C.
Ken was great, it was a fairly easy move but they were fast and efficient. Couldn’t have been happier. Just note to mention things that are delicate or need extra protection as they’ll make sure it’s secured and covered.
Wu i.
They were extremely late but the owner gave me a discount for my troubles. Once they did finally arrive, they got right to work and moved all my furniture perfectly into my new home. Thanks again
NewRay MovingNewRay Moving
Lauren C.
This was a great experience. The movers were fast and efficient. They wrapped couches and furniture well and did a really good job. At the end they even asked if we wanted to rearrange anything. Would definitely use them again.
Moving With USMoving With US
George W.
Using this company was the best decision I ever made. They stayed in touch with me from start to finish! Handled my furniture with care. On top of providing great service- the price was wonderfully affordable. They are my go to movers!
Top Notch MoversTop Notch Movers
Tiffany W.
Nick and his colleague did a great job with a move from DC to Chicago! They were very friendly and worked really hard to get my furniture up a very narrow staircase- even bringing the box spring up to the roof and lowering it into the space wow. They were fantastic and I would book them again.
“U Team Moving & Storage LLC”“U Team Moving & Storage LLC”
Traci B.
The 2 gentleman that showed up were wonderful! We had several peices of heavy furniture that needed to be taken up 11 steep and narrow stairs. They did it without any issues at all and were extremely fast workers. They were very professional and very courteous. Greg was very personable and even told us about places here in the town since we are new to the area. I highly recommend this company and will use them again for our next move.
Relocation Solutions, Inc.Relocation Solutions, Inc.
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