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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 Raytown movers
Thumbtack Customer
After contacting several other moving companies I decided to use Moving Pros. Working withe Cole was a breeze. The movers that arrived upon my moving day were professional and courteous. I recommend using Moving Pros for your moving needs.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Movers Pros The movers worked at fast to complete the move. Move was 2.5 miles. Time 2 hours 48 minutes. Great job. Will Minis
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Erin K.
Moving Kings did a phenomenal job accommodating my move. The movers were courteous and respectful, both to myself and my belongings. I highly recommend them for your next move!!
Moving KingsMoving Kings
DJ W.
This is the moving company for you! They provided all of my moving needs and was able to move my things ahead of schedule. Great service!
The Dudes Moving Co.The Dudes Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Secure Moving & Storage did an AMAZING job with my recent move!!!! Moving is one of the biggest stressors in life; Secure Moving & Storage alleviated the stress I had because of how efficient, friendly, and fast they were. I highly recommend Secure Moving & Storage to everyone!! Hands down, the best moving company I've ever hired.
Secure Moving & Storage LLCSecure Moving & Storage LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were friendly, worked hard and moved us quickly
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Joshua for my daughter. They did moving on week night. Not many people were available for moving after 5pm. Moving went very smooth. Everything was done as promised. During moving desk got broken but they replaced it. I would highly recommend Courtsey movers.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moving Pros has been great getting back so fast. Perfect accommodation on time needed for move. Can't wait for actual move.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
It's been almost a year since I've had Moving Pros move me, but the guys did a tremendous job. I've used a few other movers in the KC area and I will always use Moving Pros going forward. They hustled and were way more efficient than movers I'd used previously.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Rent A Vet Movers were absolutely amazing!!! I've lived in apartments most of my adult life and have moved several times. I have used numerous movers and Rent A Vet, by far, was without a doubt the BEST movers I've ever worked with!! They moved items from an apartment to a storage unit and they were awesome! They were respectful, quick and pleasant. I will be needing a mover in February to move my new spouse and me closer to our jobs and they will be the only movers we choose! I just can't say enough about these guys! They were fantastic!!
Rent a Vet Movers of Kansas CityRent a Vet Movers of Kansas City
Don S.
Movers worked extremely hard and were professional in moving our belongings. They wrapped, carefully moved all items with no casualties to any of our belongings!! We would highly recommend Moving Pros and Jesse & Ronnie did an excellent job!! Thanks!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Mark S.
I was very pleased with the long distance move, 450 miles, done by Moving Pros. Justin and Johnny were prompt, courteous and professional. Their communication throughout the move was fantastic. They treated my Mother's belongings as if they were moving their own items. I would definitely recommend Moving Pros and ask for Justin and Johnny, they are simply the best.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The guys that moved me were hard works. No breaks just get the job done. I will be moving to a new home in 6 months. They'll do my moving. Great communication with the owner move me on a Sunday. Great company and workers.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Colin C.
Had a great move w/ Moving Kings. I'm in a short term situation and will definitely be using their services for my next move in the next 6-12 months. The movers were MACHINES and moved way faster than I expected. They were friendly and clearly enjoy their work. I would recommend this company enthusiastically and without reservation.
Moving KingsMoving Kings
Thumbtack Customer
My move was fantastic. They are great movers. Thanks, you got me real professionals.
Metro Wide MoversMetro Wide Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The two movers did a great job and were so careful moving everything. They went above and beyond moving my sleeper sofa into the new place even though they had to hoist it over the balcony! Great movers with a positive helpful attitude, highly recommend!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Kevin A.
Moving Pros did an excellent job from the communication leading up to moving day to the actual move. I moved a few boxes before my scheduled move day to help out a little, however, living on the 3rd floor is tougher than I thought with the flights of steps involved so I didn't do a whole lot. Moving Pros showed up on time on moving day and didn't waste any time in loading and unloading the truck. They moved quickly and finished the job in 2 1/2 hours even with having to move all of my stuff up 3 flights of steps. I'm almost certain that if me and my buddies did the same job with a rented truck it would've taken us the entire day. I sincerely appreciate the great job Moving Pros did and highly recommend them!!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
On a bitterly cold, icy and snowy day the Moving Pros movers did an outstanding job despite the frigid weather. They were great to work with and will hire them the next time I move.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
My first time using professional movers and I picked a winner with Moving Pros. My movers were Justin and Jesse. A huge thank you to both of them. I can't say enough good things about their careful and fast work but also the added kindness that they showed. I hope I don't move again but if I do I'll choose Moving Pros.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Stephen F.
The Courtesy Movers team was great! They showed up when I expected they would, they moved our upright piano safely and efficiently, and their team of movers was pleasant. I'll use them again in the future.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys! They were extremely hard working and FAST!! I would recommend Moving Pros to anyone. We moved a lot of fragile items and nothing was broken or damaged. Best movers in KC!!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Thumbtack Customer
The entire job went perfectly. The Courtesy Movers team led by Greg was professional and courteous. They arrived on time and went right to work. I will use Courtesy Movers again when the need arises to move.
Courtesy MoversCourtesy Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Best movers!
Moving ProsMoving Pros
Cynthia A.
Easy move.
Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)Bellhops Moving (Kansas City, MO)
Thumbtack Customer
There was a bit of a scheduling problem, but that was worked out and the move went fine. The men that did the move worked quickly and carefully.
Moving ProsMoving Pros
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