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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.

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.

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. 

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 Royal Oak movers
Thumbtack Customer
We were very satisfied with Integrity Movers for our local move. Having a 3 man crew made things move smoothly. Our moving crew showed up on time, and completed the move in less than the time estimated. They were friendly and professional. Nothing was damaged. I would use Integrity Movers again! Worth every penny!
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Jessica B.
High Quality Moving Company was available on very short notice, and the movers were careful, efficient, and friendly.
High Quality Moving CompanyHigh Quality Moving Company
Corey P.
I've used larger moving companies like Allied before and felt it was very impersonal and lacked communication. Pick Up Movers was a different experience. Their contact person Frank was with me from day 1 throughout the process keeping me updated. The movers who dropped off my stuff were same ones who picked it up. The rates were reasonable and the move was efficient without damages. Moving is stressful so I wouldn't say it was a perfect process but for my next move I will call this company again.
Pick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OHPick Up Movers LLC Cleveland, OH
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were courteous, professional, knowledgeable and efficient.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Cathy K.
Chad and Justin arrived exactly the time they stated and they were phenomenal!!! Never complained and had very positive attitudes throughout the whole move. They had 3 flights of stairs to deal with for the move in point and could not believe how professional and helpful they both were! I would recommend them for your next move.
Integrity Movers LLC & Packing ServicesIntegrity Movers LLC & Packing Services
Pamela M.
Richard and his crew did a great job in helping me move. They were very professional and efficient. At the end of the move, they helped quickly assemble everything. I highly recommend them.
Two Brothers Load and Move LLCTwo Brothers Load and Move LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I needed help right away and McKenzie Moving responded quickly and efficiently. I was able to have my piano moved within 48 hours. I would definitely use them again!
McKenzie MovingMcKenzie Moving
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were great. They did everything quickly, and with great care. They were super nice and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anyone planning on moving. I'll definitely choose them for my next move.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
John G.
Kevin and Rico proved their name, SELF MADE! These guys are true pros. They do it how it’s supposed to be done (unlike other movers that were nightmares). Kevin stayed in communication, gave his ETA and showed up on time, handled everything with care as if it were their own, worked their butts off to minimize the time of the move, and didn’t ask for a penny more when they finished. They earned their tip, especially compared to the quotes I had from other movers..! Thank you, Kevin & Rico! We’ll be calling you next time we move!
SELF MADE MOVERSSELF MADE MOVERS
Pallavi S.
Thanks load n go for the hassle free move. These guys were on time, professional and very careful with our things. They finished the move quicker than promised. I will hire them without any reservations again.
LOAD N GOLOAD N GO
Chris M.
Worked very quickly and efficiently to complete our move. Did a good job.
Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.Top Notch Moving Solutions Inc.
Felicia G.
It was a first floor to first floor move. The team knew exactly what they were doing. Even though they were a little late I still would say hire JP Piano Movers. It was a spinet piano and they handled it like it was a Steinway Concert Grand!
JP's Piano Moving LLCJP's Piano Moving LLC
Rick G.
They were on time and moved a piano for me as scheduled. I would call them again.
Expert Movers SolutionExpert Movers Solution
Thumbtack Customer
Very polite, motivated, and knowledgeable movers. Family-company that takes great pride in their work. We had very cumbersome pieces of furniture and they were able to expertly maneuver everything into the truck safely and securely. I would highly recommend Delaneys to anyone planning a move.
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Paul B.
Hired to move washer and dryer from basement out to curb. Quick work. Job well done.
Connect My ServiceConnect My Service
Scott L.
Great movers and would highly reccomend them. Showed up on time, worked fast, and a pleasure to work with.
MAT Discount Inc.MAT Discount Inc.
Caitlin H.
Maria and her team were a pleasure to work with. The in home estimate was accurate and competitive with other companies we got quotes from. The packing and moving days went smoothly and we are so happy we chose Perfect Order Two to move our three bedroom home across town!
Perfect Order Two L.L.C.Perfect Order Two L.L.C.
Karen C.
We were thrilled with our experience with Athletic Movers! Bishop and his crew are both friendly & professional. They moved a large, heavy piece of equipment to our basement with relative ease. It was a tight fit, and they were skilled and thoughtful enough to do their work without even a scuff on the wall. Amazing!!! We will definitely call again.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up CrewFlat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up Crew
Thumbtack Customer
I needed my 100+ year old antique Brunswick pool table moved 50 miles from one basement to another. I had originally asked one guy to do it for half the price but his car was hit on the way to do the job. I called Jim and he came out within hours to save the day. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced with every aspect of the disassembly and reassembly. I recommend him to anyone that needs a pool table moved and I'll undoubtedly hire him again to move my table to my next house.
Affordable BilliardsAffordable Billiards
Daniel M.
I had to move my stuff from storage to an apartment. Robert contacted me right away and responded to all my messages and calls to confirm. There was a little mix-up about the date/time initially, but we got everything straightened out. They showed up on time and and moved my things quickly, professionally, efficiently. I'd hire them again.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Sushane G.
Excellent company. Got my stuff moved faster than expected. Friendly folks. Very fair pricing. Would choose again.
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Hersh P.
These guys know how to move! They came on time and got everything done super fast. Charged appropriately. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
SELF MADE MOVERSSELF MADE MOVERS
Max P.
Expert movers and even better people. This is what small business is all about. They get the job done right and treat you like family.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up CrewFlat Rate Athletic Movers /Clean Up Crew
Thumbtack Customer
I hired we care movers and they were phenomenal. The young men who came did a fantastic job. They were polite effective and very good. Would reccomend to anyone!
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Greg H.
Was very pleased with service. The team of three was fantastic and super careful with everything (furniture and new house) and it was the best experience I have had with moving. They provided all the padding etc for the furniture.
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
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