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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 Ferndale movers
John C.
Smoot move
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Mary P.
They did a great job. We had to move quickly and were a little disorganized but the movers took that in stride. We appreciated that.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Michelle R.
All around positive experience! Great value for a local move. Movers were polite, professional and courteous and extremely careful with our possessions. Highly recommend!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Elizabeth R.
They were efficient and quick with my move. Even with the speed at which they moved, none of my items had a single scratch. They were sure that they moved all the items I wanted, and made doubly sure that they were put in the right spot in my new home. Highly recommended.
Bos Moving & Service, Inc.
Lisa B.
Set up a move for Sunday, willing to pay the extra fee for a weekend day. Movers arrived, refused to do the job, claimed it was due to the conditions of the house. The house was mid-move so of course it wasn't spotless. We needed it done that day, husband even offered to move the furniture himself onto the lawn and even that wasn't good enough. The apparent head mover addressed the concerns with my husband instead of me (classic sexism, awesome) and told him that his boss would be calling us to discuss the situation. That never happened but they have time to take issue with my review?
Bos Moving & Service, Inc.
Melanie C.
This was the best moving experience I’ve had so far. Scheduling was easy, the guys were great, and the price was very reasonable. I’ll be calling them again for my next move.
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Casey H.
Terrible service. They were an hour late. Didn’t have the correct appliance moving equipment. Almost got into a wreck on 696 (fishtailing trailer). Busted a knob off of a vintage stove. Positioned the stove upside down on the dolly so the top of it was dented in and scrapped up. This was a nightmare moving situation. Movers were not friendly or communicative. Stay away.
Connect My ServiceConnect My Service
Thumbtack Customer
I had a couple of smaller moves. I needed some file cabinets moved from one location to another and a king mattress that needed to be taken to a third location. I was convinced I needed to "do-it-myself" cause it wouldn't be worth the cost to hire a mover. At the same time, I kept putting it off. I thought I would give Thumbtack a try just to see what kind of quotes I would get. Best move I have made in a long time!! Kevin and Self Made Movers gave me a good quote. After talking with him, he even adjusted the job and the price to provide even more value. He was doing the move within two days. Like all the other reviews said, his team was professional, on time, did a great job in moving my items, and never made me feel like it was a small job that didn't matter much to him. I would use Self Made Movers again without hesitation. I know a lot of the reviews were for large moves that I'm sure they do well. However, keep Kevin's team in mind for those smaller jobs as well. It was a quality job at a very reasonable price just to get it done. I wish I had known about them sooner.
Seona L.
Three gentlemen came in time and moved everything really quick without any damage. They were very helpful and even moved small stuff to my cars, that saved a lot of my energy and time. Thank you!!
Chelsea F.
They arrived on time, were so friendly, and moved my things quickly.
Connect My ServiceConnect My Service
Kristen O.
Bishop and his crew are true professionals. They did an excellent job moving my extremely-heavy treadmill down a flight of stairs, and went above and beyond to make sure nothing was damaged in the moving process. 10/10; would book again!
Flat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up CrewFlat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up Crew
Cassandra M.
The guys were there on time and got everything moved in a timely fashion. No slacking, they got it done!
Manny’s Moving and Delivering, LLCManny’s Moving and Delivering, LLC
Elyssa D.
Very thankful for Metro Smart Moves. Our move required extra travel up and down several flights of stairs and they still completed the job quickly and professionally. Saved me so much time. Would definitely use again and recommend to others. Thanks!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Great movers. Quick in and out. Great guys! Will definitely use them again! I was very pleased!
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Jessica K.
They were fast, super helpful and went above and beyond simply moving our furniture. Very affordable too!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Mark E.
They informed me of the rates upfront, were accommodating when I needed to change the date and location from the original estimate, and were very communicative. I went with the 3 mover option and it was a great decision. The movers themselves were professional, fast, efficient, and understanding of a special situation I had with the literally, clinically, insane landlord I had along with the threat he posed. Perhaps most impressive, the lead mover estimated how long it would take from the start and he was dead-on. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Thumbtack Customer
I had a last minute job that involved two additional stops and the guys from Bos Moving came in a did an excellent job. They were polite, hard working, and fun to do business with. I will use them again.
Bos Moving & Service, Inc.
Nikki S.
William was easy to work with. Answered my calls immediately. Gerald was part of the pair that moved us. Didn’t catch the other man’s name. They both did an excellent job using extra caution by wearing masks and keeping distance from me. I would highly recommend this business and would use them again!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
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