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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 North Shore movers
Thumbtack Customer
The guys moved a piano for me - excellent, careful work.
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Josh W.
Best movers money can buy! No need to look elsewhere.
TK Movers LLCTK Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are great. I wanted one piece moved but we had time left so they helped me move several other pieces. They know what they're doing and were really careful with my furniture. Plus they're professional and friendly and the experience was really enjoyable. I highly recommend them!
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
Twin Ports Trailer Trash moved all of our furniture from a third floor apartment to a house a few miles away. They arrived early, got the work done quickly, and did it all with a smile. I will absolutely call them again next time I need anything moved or hauled away.
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon was great to work with! He and his crew worked hard and were very conscientious. I recommend him to anyone moving!
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
John L.
I needed to hire some help from Denver, CO. and they came through as advertised, on time, on budget with no issues. Really can't ask for a better moving experience.
Northeast Moving Labor, LLCNortheast Moving Labor, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I used twin ports Trailer Trash to move a family member from her home to a skilled nursing center. It was one stop shopping.. they came early, moved stuff to the skilled center, good will and the dump.. even went so far as to take away our empty boxes and some trash.. Bernard is super nice and very helpful , very accommodating and very professional.. will definitely use them again and would refer them to anyone..
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
Malcolm called me to confirm time and was punctual. Very professional, very good movers and seemed like all around good guys. Efficient and friendly, they even finished the job early. I would recommend them!
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
I hired 2 people for up to 4 hours, informing the owner that we would need to move a piano into storage. One of the workers showed up on time and the second was @1 hour late. They carried in the heavy items but were very slow.
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
We hired them to help move furniture into our home from the moving van. It didn't go well at all. The main guy was 30 min. late, and he didn't have the two wheel carts and had to leave to go get them, which took 50 min. The other guy was skinny and had a really hard time lifting anything heavy, and complained a lot! He was on his cell phone in between every load. I think they are used to removing unwanted junk, that doesn't require careful handling. We were so frustrated that we sent them away after four very long hours.
Twin Ports Trailer TrashTwin Ports Trailer Trash
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent moving experience. Brandon and his crew went above and beyond expectations. They helped me relocate within Minnesota and I can't say enough good things about the experience. They cheerfully rolled with some unexpected glitches on my end and kept things upbeat when I felt stressed. They carefully wrapped my valuables that I hadn't wrapped well enough. When we arrived at my new home the team carried my heavy furniture upstairs and problem-solved to get through tight doorways and maneuver around light fixtures. The fee was extremely reasonable. These guys are great!
America's MovinAmerica's Movin
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