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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.

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 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.

Reviews for Portsmouth movers
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful job in helping in my fitness equipment move. Was very quick to respond and offered to move the same day. Job accomplished professionally
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Angela H.
RGRealTech helped us with our move. To be clear, we did not hire them as movers, but simply as extra hands to help load & unload the truck. In the end we had more to move than planned, but they still helped us with the entire project. They arrived early, were professional, and incredibly helpful. We could not have as a successful or smooth move without their help. Thank you.
RGRealTechRGRealTech
Thumbtack Customer
We needed to move several tables, chairs, a sofa, tv, and tv cabinet from a rental condo to a storage unit. Frank Otero promptly responded to all of my inquiries prior to the moving date. During the move he and his helper were friendly, competent, efficient and professional, and the cost was very reasonable. I am happy to give Hebert Movers an outstanding rating.
Hebert MoversHebert Movers
Patricia M.
Excellent arrived 15 mins Pryor to move very professional they worked hard until moving job was completed these guys were excellent and took care of my furniture
Total Home ConciergeTotal Home Concierge
Linda C.
This was such an awesome experience I had not had very good luck with movers in the past but these two owners of this company certainly lived up to their promises They moved furniture from my son's house to our new apartment I couldn't believe how quickly they worked When the furniture arrived, they unloaded it and put some complicated furniture together for us. They were both so pleasant, wasted no time even though they were charging by the hour. This move was less than I thought it would due to their work ethics. I highly recommend this company for any moves which are needed.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Kayla K.
Fast move. Great price. No time minimums or BS fees. Mike was great. Will work with again 👍
Total Home ConciergeTotal Home Concierge
Welcome D.
Mike and Eli were unbelievably efficient, hard-working, and friendly. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great value and great service in the Seacoast Region. I will 100% be calling up Total Home Concierge for my next move or home improvement project. Thanks for making moving painless for us!
Total Home ConciergeTotal Home Concierge
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with Jesse and his team member. They brought all the stuff for packing.They finished the their job quicker than they thought. The Price was affordable and I would definitely use this Maine Moving Specialists again and will share my great experience with others looking to move.They were more then professional and worked very hard with no breaks. Nothing was damaged and they packed the truck to make sure all my item' s where safe.I totally give them a five star rating plus rating on my move. Thank you Jesse for a painless and smooth move.
Maine Moving SpecialistsMaine Moving Specialists
Sara L.
My plans changed and I did not use them for my move, but their customer service and responsiveness was great. Would use them in the future!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Stephanie W.
Mike and Eli are great! Professional, fun, and easy to work with. My Portsmouth move was fast and efficient. I'd recommend, and would work with them again.
Total Home ConciergeTotal Home Concierge
LJ H.
Round the Clock was prompt and responsive to my questions and flexible with my scheduling needs. The movers were courteous and professional. They hustled and loaded my Relocube in an hour! Overall a great experience.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Very professional and smart. In 15 minutes, Alex and Andrew accomplished what my other mover couldn't do in 2 hours with 3 guys! I highly recommend them.
New Frontiers Moving  (Storage and Junk Removal)New Frontiers Moving (Storage and Junk Removal)
Jerry D.
They were scheduled to be away my apartment away 10 am Saturday Sept 29th. They called at 10:15am and stated the drivers did not show up, and the truck was still in the lot. I scrambled and found another company to move me the next day. Terrible experience.
Xpress MoversXpress Movers
Nancy E.
This was my third move in 5 years. By far J & J were the BEST. Arrived on time. Pleasant. Extra careful with my most precious items. Actually I felt they were underpaid for ALL the work they did. I would recommend them to all my family and friends without hesitation!
J and J Services MovingJ and J Services Moving
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