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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 Prior Lake movers
Thumbtack Customer
The Move Crew was awesome. We had 3 movers who were very professional and did a great job!
The Move CrewThe Move Crew
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional and did a great job with my piano move!
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Laura P.
Very prompt and nice delivery of our piano. Went above and beyond when I asked for help moving a small sofa.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
My Wife & I sold our house and were looking for movers to help pack our POD's. Paid additional consultation fee to ensure we had adequate space for the move. I was told a 16' & 12' POD would be adequate. I wanted to make sure there would be no issue with items fitting, so I ordered two 16' PODs. As completion neared (4 hours longer than we were told it would take) we were informed everything would not fit. I expressed my concern with the fact we would now have our belongings in 3 different locations and had no way to get the excess transported. There answer was to rent a storage unit and they would come and move the remaining for an additional $198. This also meant we were now paying for an additional monthly rent. Speaking with the lead, who kept a very positive attitude during the entire ordeal, but put unfounded and untrue blame on us for adding items to the move and not informing him that items boxed up in the garage were to be included. Remember, we are moving from our house we sold, why would we leave packed boxes, and or magically add things. Most disappointing aspect of this entire ordeal was the fact the owner took no accountability and did absolutely NOTHING to work with us due to their incorrect bid. I would not recommend their services to anyone.
SuperSafe Movers Inc.SuperSafe Movers Inc.
Don T.
These guys were great I got a quote from him to move a pool table and it was a great price, he asked me when did I wanted it done, I told him ASAP, and to my surprise they were at my house within a couple of hours, You will not be disappointed in there service.
Team LoyaltyTeam Loyalty
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't ask for a better moving experience. The crew was friendly, respectful, easygoing, and professional. They were patient if I changed my mind about where a piece of furniture should be placed. One of them even nailed down the back piece of my bookshelf! They finished ahead of schedule and under budget. Highly recommended!
Hedberg Moving SolutionsHedberg Moving Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
The guys did a great job, with happy hearts and kind words. I needed my treadmill brought up from the basement to the first floor. I'd been dreading the job for weeks, but in a few short minutes, these fellas had the monster up those stairs and placed in its new home. I wasted all that time fretting, there's a lesson there for me. They were a little late, due to circumstances out of their control, and I was notified about the delay, so no hard feelings there. And as a bonus, those nice guys helped me finish repairing a birdfeeder by applying pliers where I couldn't. All in all, very satisfied, especially with the courtesy and kindness, and with the speed with which they were able to get this chore scheduled. Thanks for a wonderful and "moving" experience!
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
Thumbtack Customer
The movers had a difficult time getting their trailer up the hill with the piano. We waited until we thought the ground was hard enough but it apparently was not. They sent 3 delightful men who stuck with it until they got it done. They spent a full day bringing my piano (with sentimental value) from Crosby, MN. to Prior Lake Mn. and only charged me extra for the tow truck which was more than fair and reasonable. The three men were professional, respectful, responsible men who went out of their way to deliver my piano. The owners were polite and willing to work with me over a misunderstanding in the beginning. They were also more than understanding as we had to wait over a month for the rain to stop and the ground to dry out and were able to schedule the next day. I can not recommend this company highly enough. They were easy to work with and the experience was very positive.
On Call Services CompanyOn Call Services Company
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