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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 you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Garfield movers
Manju S.
Cruz moves were really careful and thoroughly wrapped the furniture. I do not have a single item damaged. Our apartment elevator stopped working during the move. they moved the stuff which was already in the truck to my new home and rescheduled another move almost immediately and completed my move. They were on time both the times and were very professional. Natasha was patient and answered all my questions. I am very happy with Cruz moves and definitely recommend them.
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Worth every penny! My girlfriend and I had a lot to move with a narrow staircase to overcome,but Reginald and his fellow movers approached the job with skill, knowledge and cWorth every penny! My girlfriend and I had a lot to move with a narrow staircase to overcome,but Reginald and his fellow movers approached the job with skill, knowledge and care. They disassembledare. They
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Jolanda K.
The best moving I ever had.Thank You!
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Farhan K.
Team: These guys did an amazing job. Jeff and his team are very professional and know the true meaning of good business. Any question that I had about the move were answered quickly and clearly. I didn't feel as if I was left in the dark. I didn't have a single concern or question when I made the decision to hire Jeff and his team. Move Day; On the day of the move, these gentleman showed up almost 30 minutes before the time promised. Work was professional and clean. I haven't seen guys work this fast and efficiently. In absolutely NO way did Jeff and his team try to take advantage of me financially or with Time. Everything was packed neatly and wrapped if needed. I was pleased to see that they completed all of their work in less time than I expected. Recommendation: I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to make a move (short/long distance), moving furniture/goods or help in setting up your home. The service provided Jeff and his team is very diverse. If you want quality work in a very decent price, please don't think twice before calling these guys. I have moved in the past and know what a pain if could be. These guys made it seem effortless. Jeff and Team, thank you for the smooth move without any trouble. I will definitely keep you guys in mind if I need your services in the future or if someone else is looking. Keep up the great work and I promise you will never have trouble in your business. Thanks for your ethical business practice in a time where it is hard to find good workers. Best, Jay
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