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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 Carteret movers
Ernest W.
I would highly recommend VS NY moving. Their team arrived promptly and worked quickly and efficiently. They came with all the tools and right attitudes making my move carefree.
VS NY MovingVS NY Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and competitively priced. The team arrived on time and the move went smooth. We had last minute request for additional items to be moved - and those were accommodated. On the downside, some of the IKEA furniture was not assembled 100% accurately, but Barry had forewarned me about that. Also, do discuss the pricing for add-on items upfront, as the pricing is a bit more piece-meal than some of the other movers. But it gives you the option to pay for the service you use.
MOVING UR WAYMOVING UR WAY
Yvy J.
Did such a great job that I'm calling for my next move. Excellent work. Pleasant staff.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Karthik B.
They arrived at the time they promised. They were very accommodative for additional requests and moved all our belongings with care.
Piece of Cake Moving & StoragePiece of Cake Moving & Storage
Diana M. L.
I had a major job to do. We have listed the house and needed help moving furniture and boxes that were ready into a storage container already on the property. The company had immediately contacted me for information. I gave Christian exact instructions on what I needed, sent him photos of the stuff I needed to be moved and the date was set. He requested to come in at 7:00 am on Saturday to move. I immediately agreed because I had so much cleaning to do and getting rid of so much stuff in the house to get it ready for showing. He showed up on time. Very punctual and professional. I gave him instructions on what I needed moved into the container. He offered to shrink wrap and blanket covering the furniture I needed moved. I had the moving blankets, tape, shrink wrap, and bubble wrap at their disposal. I'm very resourceful. Plus I had made sure for him to bring a roll of shrink wrap which he did. I was impressed with how much work he and his employee had done in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Yes. I was 15 minutes late. I would advise anyone who are in the early stages of prepping a home to clean and getting rid of furniture to move into a container or truck to contact Step by Step for the job. They are professional, cooperative, very helpful and fast. This company is worth the money!
Step By Step MoversStep By Step Movers
Tracy A.
Very hardworking movers. They were Efficient and professional. I am extremely happy with the service I received plus the price was great!
JUST4MOVE NYCJUST4MOVE NYC
Madina J.
Exceptional movers! Within 2 hours they had my entire house loaded into the truck. They went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied and they were very afforable! I would highly recommend them to anyone needing professional movers! Best of all, they did not damage any of my items which is a problem I've had in the past. They were the best!
Beccan Contracting LLCBeccan Contracting LLC
Balaji K.
Dariusz helped me with a 1BHK move within New Jersey. A very professional service is what I got. I'll be happy to hire him again.
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
Thumbtack Customer
I needed to move for a short distance and these guys were really great, handled my stuff as if it was their own, very friendly and very effective. I surely recommend their services :)
Beastman Movers ,LLCBeastman Movers ,LLC
Kedar G.
Beware don't be fooled by their soft spoken people. We booked with them after multiple verbal confirmations for the week before Independence day weekend. The Packers came in the evening (they were expected later morning Earl afternoon) without any packing material( big miscommunication) then after discussing went to get supplies and never bothered to tell us once they realized all shops are closed, this is when we were in touch with the over text messages and call. Only after calling dispatch service we got to know that they are not coming back. The dispatcher blamed booking person and the booking person blamed the dispatcher. Don't know who's fault it was but we were left hanging dry. Dispatcher said he will get us a truck the next day. Next day after a few calls back and forth they said they are cancelling the order as they can't fulfill it. Yes we were left hanging a day before our travel date. Had to spend significant amount of money to rebook our flight tickets as we couldn't leave without moving our stuff. Lisa apologised and said she will immediately return the deposit. You would think after such service they would process refund immediately, Nope. After 2 weeks I call them for the refund, the guy asks why did you cancel, I was like what??? Told him it's they who cancelled not us, he processed the refund immediately. Stay away.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
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