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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 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 Lansing movers
Jason P.
If you are looking for a professional, economical, and all around moving experience that is completely worthwhile , I suggest Jose and Big Mitten Moving.
Big Mitten Moving LLCBig Mitten Moving LLC
Villisha G.
Was impressed with the service I received considering the fact that I requested their service 24hrs prior to moving. Very friendly and down to earth movers!
Flat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up CrewFlat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up Crew
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a piano quickly and safely. Did a great job!
Hunks lawn servicesHunks lawn services
Diane B.
First I want to send a big thank you out to Renee and all her crew. She held my hand throughout the move and made it less stressful. The whole experience from the estimate visit to the final unloading was very positive and I can highly recommend JL Moving LLC. The crew was polite, professional and very hard working. My sister and I were 100% satisfied. If you have a move coming up be sure to contact them.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Terry B.
I would highly recommend them to anyone that needs a piano moved. Very professional and knew what they were doing.
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Brittany E.
I LOVE APlus Moving!!!! They were prompt and moved my furniture very quickly!! It started to downpour and they continued to work right in the rain!!! In addition to that, they put my bed back together and arranged my bedroom furniture just how I wanted it!! (I was somewhat picky) On top of that, I have these huge leather couches that I wanted to be placed in my basement and they went above and beyond just to get the stupid things to fit through the doorway!! I was very pleased with the guys!! Jake is AMAZING!! I'd definitely recommend APlus to everyone and I will be using them when I move again!!!
APlus MovingAPlus Moving
Elise T.
Awesome! This is the second time we hired APlus Moving. They work super hard, they are polite and professional. They work quickly and efficiently. Great company, great people.
APlus MovingAPlus Moving
Jamie K.
I needed to have a couple of pieces of furniture moved from a house to an apartment and assembled, then have a couple of pieces of furniture removed. This company did this, and on very short notice. I appreciated this part of their service. This company could improve their communication. I specifically asked them how far they were from the Lansing area, and I was told, "not far." When the movers arrived, they told me I was far away, as they had come from the Detroit area. For orders like these, distance matters because it affects the price. Plus, the addresses and routes were not provided to the movers. They had to get that info from me, even though I provided it on Thumbtack and when I spoke to the owner/supervisor/dispatch. As a result, when they tried to enter the second address from my place they couldn't do it, because they didn't get service from their phone carrier. so I offered to lead them to the apartment. Another communication issue was that I received a personal text that was not meant for me at all, and from it's contents, led me to seriously consider cancelling this project and if I hadn't been so motivated to have the project completed that day, I would have cancelled. The assembly of the furniture was done correctly, but it took a long time. I offered to send screenshots of the assembly info, but they were not interested. The overall price was twice as much as the company I had originally booked with (All Moves Matter)..but they cancelled two hours before they were supposed to do the project. With this company, it cost $320 for four hours for a project that could have been done in 2 hours. At the end of this experience, I was kicking myself for not doing this project myself, and kicking myself for using Thumbtack at all. I would think that the goal of a moving business is to have customers congratulating themselves, not kicking themselves, on spending the money for the service.
Two Brothers Load and Move LLCTwo Brothers Load and Move LLC
Jamie K.
I was pleased with All Moves Matter's communication in setting up the project's time, price, and parameters. However, they cancelled within two hours of doing the project. I was very motivated to get the project done asap, and asked if they could reschedule. I had hoped that since they cancelled so close to the project time that they would be eager to work with me on this but instead they did not reply at all until the job was done by another company, approximately 10 hours later. Overall, my experiences with All Moves Matter, and the other company I used, lead me to regret using Thumbtack at all. I will not recommend Thumbtack or this company to anyone.
All Moves MatterAll Moves Matter
Joyce M.
It was easy getting out of the old apartment. We had to walk a long long way to get into the new apartment. Both of the movers were awesome. I don't know how we could have done it without them. Very reasonable price and I completely recommend them! Great job
APlus MovingAPlus Moving
Crystal B.
Josh and his crew were amazing, they work hard and fast, we had a tough situation and they were so kind. All questions were answered immediately, very fair and Affordable. It was nice working with a small business! We will never contact a National moving company again. Thank you Josh and Crew :)!
Affordable Relocation ServicesAffordable Relocation Services
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