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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Ann Arbor furniture movers
Abhineet S.
Bishop was great at moving my furniture to basement. Professional , on time and finished move real fast. Highly recommended
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Mariel L.
They did a great job helping us move furniture. On time and very responsive.
Foster Built HandymanFoster Built Handyman
Cely S.
They were super responsive and moved my furniture quickly and carefully. I really appreciate their work!
Christine C.
Was very impressed with the two men that came today to shift furniture for me so we can have our floors refinished. They took the utmost care with our furniture and were very professional. I definitely recommend their services, and have them coming back to move the furniture back in to the rooms.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Jessie R.
Steven and Jay were fair, gave me a good deal, moved my furniture carefully, were very efficient, and were pleasant to work with. The only issue that came up is that they arrived quite late. To me, their price was worth the wait.
Thumbtack Customer
Remarkable! This company went above and beyond my expectations. On time,fast and very careful. Me and my wife were amazed at how are heaviest furniture was moved and handled with care without damages to the walls or furniture. Our belongings were wrapped and packed securely. Definitely recommend using this company and we will use you guys again. Me and my wife thank you for all you have done for us we are extremely satisfied customers.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Qiangqiang S.
Keedar, KT, and DJ are very friendly, respectful, and capable. I had a few pieces of heavy furniture to move. They just got the job done nicely and quickly. Impressive! Also, they are very responsive. I am pretty happy that I never had to wait for hours or even days to hear back from them. Will definitely recommend them!
60 BuckZ TruckZ60 BuckZ TruckZ
Andrei B.
Explanation for each of the 4 stars they lost: 1 star off for punctuality. They showed up nearly two hours late (without letting me know beforehand that they are running late--it took me contacting them first.)  2 stars off for doing such a terrible job of assembling a dresser that its drawers could not open (see attached pic of a screw that was supposed to be flat but they screwed in at an angle--about 1/3 of the screws were this way!). It is a lot harder to fix the angle of the screws in an assembled dresser than to do it right the first time, and it is not always possible to fix it entirely since it is hard to drive in a screw correctly next to where one was driven in at an angle. In the end, it probably took me longer to fix it than it would have taken to build it myself from scratch, and one of the drawers still sticks because I could not entirely undo the damage they did. 1 final star off for poor Covid safety. We are about to have a baby so it is really important for us to stay healthy. I explicitly asked them to keep a 6 foot distance (I actually said 10 ft to include a margin of error). However, the main guy kept on getting immediately next to me while I was showing them around (there was plenty of room to do it while distancing: he just didn't give me the chance to move out of the way.) He also once pulled down his mask so his nose was completely uncovered (I had to remind him to fix it.) The other fellow did much better at distancing except when he insisted on holding the door for me--which is really nice of him but it means we got unnecessarily close to each other. (He also didn't bring a mask: I had to give him one.) That said, they were fantastic at actually moving furniture: they were extremely fast, careful, skilled at navigating tricky stairs, and good at following directions. Nothing to complain about there--except for the things I already complained about above.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
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