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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 East Orange movers
James M.
It was a great move
Step By Step MoversStep By Step Movers
Holly G.
I am SO happy I hired movers with Household Service Co! Dariusz was very communicative, and the movers were very professional and helpful. My move was done quicker than expected and I am very pleased!
Household Service CoHousehold Service Co
June B.
Large 2 bedroom apartment move went without a problem. I originally asked for 2 guys but they sent a 3rd one to expedite the move which saved me money and time!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Sophie S.
I had a wonderful experience with VS NY Moving. They were punctual, professional and quick with the move. They made it look effortless. I will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks guys! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
VS NY MovingVS NY Moving
Deanne S.
I was extremely happy with Ample moving company and will highly recommend them.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Tushar A.
Andrew and his team did a fantastic job moving us in NJ.
Ample MovingAmple Moving
Valerie W.
I was so impressed by Sky box movers they really made an anxious transition for me easy. They arrived on time, got right to work and so professional. Great work, if you need movers these are your guys. Thank you so much!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I have moved over 10 times in the past 5 years. That being said, the stress of moving and all it encompasses I know all too well. However, this company was by far the best! Arriving early with a huge truck, being in communication, bringing their own equipment, helping to pack up, not damaging anything, and setting everything up perfectly in its new location-I was impressed! They were even able to move my piano! I would use this company again.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Tiffany A.
The movers were on time, got in and got the job done in a timely manner. No time wasted. Will definitely book them again!
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Anushka D.
The best moving experience! Super professional, quick and no hidden fees! Did a great job of wrapping furniture, I’ll be recommending to everyone I know.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Danielle E.
I moved to another apartment in my building. These guys were friendly, fast and professional. Their price was simply unbeatable! I will definitely hire them again in the future
Efficient Moving & ServicesEfficient Moving & Services
Thumbtack Customer
The moving job did not occur, because after pressing "Hire" on Thumbtack, talking on the phone with someone to discuss the specific move plans, and confirming the job by message over Thumbtack, no one showed up at the scheduled time. After calling, the man I spoke with found our Thumbtack dialogue but couldn't send anyone. He called back an hour later, having found some guy who could help, but at that point it seemed like this entire operation and any contacts are too unreliable to trust with my property.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Patrick V.
They did a great job moving all our heavy furniture up a tricky staircase. Everything was taken care of nicely and even though our project was quite difficult due to spacing and pathing of staircase they got everything done nicely. Would definitely hire again.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Beyond exceed my expectations. They were prompt,courteous and efficient. I had a small doorway with a couch that would not fit through. They assured me they would not give up on making it work which they did. If there was a rating beyond 5 Stars they would get it. My go to movers from now on. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!
hauling and moving serviceshauling and moving services
Akosua B.
Shawn and his team were amazing. From the time we spoke on the phone I knew I found the right company. He took his time to explain the entire process and answered any questions I had. He kept me in the loop every step of the way the day of the move and carefully wrapped all my belongings. I definitely would recommend this company. This was the most seamless process ever!
Bonafide MoversBonafide Movers
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