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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

What will movers not move?

Movers typically won’t move things if relocating them could be hazardous to them, others or the item itself. Many movers will choose not to move items that may contain explosive material that could be jostled during the move. Illegal items or containers that may have illegal items stored or hidden inside would also get a no from movers.

What movers won’t move may also depend on the item’s condition. If it will likely break during the move, movers may avoid moving it.

Before hiring a professional, ask movers near you if there are any items they will not move. 

Can you hire movers for an hour?

Yes, you can hire movers for an hour. But when most people hire movers, they have a job that takes two or more hours. However, if you’re able to pack and prepare an item properly, there are movers who may be willing to move the item in an hour. Sometimes these are flat-rate movers, who charge you one fee so you don’t have to worry about the cost going up — even if the move extends slightly past an hour.

How do I sell my stuff when I move?

To sell your stuff when you move, it’s best to try using several online outlets. If you're familiar with only a few, you can discover others by doing a quick search.

You can also sell your stuff by putting out an ad in a local newspaper or by making simple signs advertising your sale. One of the easiest ways to sell your stuff is to pick a day on a weekend and have a garage sale.

Reviews for Columbia Heights furniture movers
Thumbtack Customer
While the movers were on-time, the movers did not move fast at all, and used up all their time just moving furniture. They were not solution-oriented when trying to maneuver furniture. Then they had to leave for another job, leaving me and my father to actually pack the furniture. I would not recommend them if you want a job done quickly and efficiently.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Brent N.
They did a excellent job of moving furniture and going the extra
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
Lynda M.
Was moving ng furniture because of rug install.... made it easy !!
Budz in MNBudz in MN
Michael N.
Robert helped us move our heavy furniture as we moved out of the house. All went smoothly!
Sharon S.
The two men who moved the furniture were very professional and knowledgeable.
Ultimate moving services LLCUltimate moving services LLC
John E.
The gentlemen we’re on time, were careful with moving furniture and finished promptly.
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a large piece of furniture moved up a flight of steps. The staircase had a slight turn. The furniture was tall and so that added challenges to not hitting the ceiling as it was being moved up. The two young men who moved my piece were respectful, prompt (exactly on time) and protected my furniture with blanket and shrink wrap. I was so pleased with the work they did and their professionalism.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Angie Z.
Great job moving several pieces of very heavy and large furniture. Highly reccommend City Movers. Professional and friendly. Great to work with!
City MoversCity Movers
Gina W.
Excellent service and communication! Moved my furniture quickly and safely. Upbeat and friendly as well.
Your Stuff MattersYour Stuff Matters
Tricia E.
Great movers! They showed up on-time, moved the items quickly and took special care with glass furniture items. Would definitely hire again.
SilverBack courier serviceSilverBack courier service
Jean o.
The movers were wonderful. So careful with my furniture. They were also friendly. Thanks for your professionalism.
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
Amy S.
They did a fantastic job moving large/heavy furniture into our antique booth. It was not an easy job and they did it perfectly!
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Even though our request to move furniture was a small job, Al and Ed were great in moving a loveseat from the lower level of our home to the upper level.
Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.Holleman Hauling & Moving LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional and nice people. Moved my furniture wherever we wanted it. I'll use them again, and strongly recommend them!
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
Tanner and his crew were awesome! They were extremely careful with my furniture. Even ran out to their truck to get a tape measure to double check that my dresser would fit through a narrow doorway.This was the first time I wasn't nervously biting my nails while watching movers move my large bedroom furniture. All three movers were friendly- definitely would hire them again! I've been recommending them to my family and friends!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chester was amazing and very professional. He was able to come out right away and move the furniture to the upstairs. He arrived with blankets to protect the doorways, and measured everything to make sure it would fit before moving. We will be using him again.
Premium Moving ServicesPremium Moving Services
Savannah F.
Definitely worth the money. I had them help me move a few big furniture pieces that I was unable to move myself and they did it quickly with ease. I would definitely use them again and recommend them if you need the help!
Thumbtack Customer
I hired the Move Crew for my recent switch to another apartment. Rico and Jeremy were fantastic! They came right in and knew exactly what to do with all of my heavy and bulky furniture. The entire move took just 2 hours! It was worth every penny. I will definitely be recommending the Move Crew to people I know who are moving in the future.
The Move CrewThe Move Crew
Watamae D.
I highly recommend Mike to anyone who needs help with moving furniture. His professionalism, efficiency and attention to detail made the entire process stress free and easy. I would definitely hire him in the future if I ever need to move again.
Mike's Moving & Handyman ServicesMike's Moving & Handyman Services
Claire W.
I needed help unloading a U-Haul moving from Texas up to MN. Eddie and Austin showed up and worked quickly and carefully to move all of my furniture and boxes down to the basement of my house. They were efficient and got the job done quickly without rushing through. Would definitely work with them again if I need more things moved.
Your Stuff MattersYour Stuff Matters
Randala A.
Tyler quickly responded to my last minute request and he and his crew were able to accommodate my schedule. On the day of the move, they arrived on time and took great care of our belongings, including moving heavy furniture and a large aquarium. Everything was well priced and we would definitely hire them again!
Minutemen HaulersMinutemen Haulers
Phyllis M.
The gentlemen that picked up a sofa and delivered it for me were very friendly, and respectful. The were ver cautious while moving the furniture. I would definitely use their service again, and I would highly recommend their services to others.
Thumbtack Customer
I was SUPER impressed with TK Movers! They were flexible with their schedule to be extremely accommodating, even at last minute! They were friendly and easy to work with. They were extremely careful with all my furniture, from taking everything apart to setting it back up again. (They actually did a better job than when the actual furniture store delivered the furniture to start with!) I would hire them again without hesitation, and so would my whole family! Don't look around for anyone else, you can't get better than these guys!
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Jodie S.
We hired First Priority Movers to help us move furniture around our house as we were changing things after remodeling. The guys were so friendly, professional and efficient. They got so much done in 2 hours - what would have taken my husband and me 10x longer! They were a pleasure to work with.
First Priority MoversFirst Priority Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Tyler and Cody just finished our move, where they made quick work of moving a garage FULL of furniture and household items into our new home. They were very personable, hard working, careful, and thorough. We are so grateful for their help and flexibility when our closed date changed unexpectedly. I can't recommend them enough!
Goal Line MovingGoal Line Moving
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