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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 much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

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.

Reviews for Union City movers
Thoai P.
Dante and his team did an excellent job moving my 1 bedroom apartment. They arrived on time, communicated well, handled all my stuff with care, and moved everything fast. I’d use them again for my next move.
Fly Truckers LLC MovingFly Truckers LLC Moving
Ifeoma O.
The guys from SkyBox Moving made my move so easy!!! I have a LOT of stuff, and they were so quick with moving all of it. They arrived on time before I had finished packing, regardless of that, they moved swiftly to help me seal the boxes and disassemble my furniture. I'm glad I hired them! I'll definitely recommend them to friends and consider using them for my next move. I HIGHLY recommend them! Thank you!
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Holley F.
The team was very professional and speedy! Everyone was super nice and certainly made moving easier. I’m moving again soon, and will certainly use this service again!
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Michael L.
No nonsense quote and move scheduled in minutes.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Cindy D.
They were on time and the move went very smoothly.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Charles P.
Great experience with Great Movers. They were extremely responsive before my move and on the day were in/out of my studio in one hour. Punctual, professional and would certainly use them again. Thanks!
Great MovingGreat Moving
Janice K.
I scheduled them same-day to move a large sofa. The home I was moving into had a tight hallway into an even tighter and angled doorway, but they were able to move it very quickly and efficiently. I am super happy they came to the rescue. I will be using them again and highly recommend to anyone looking for professionalism, mindfulness with your items, punctuality, efficiency, and reliability.
Zona Express Corp.Zona Express Corp.
Elisa A.
I've moved MANY times in my life and this was by far the quickest and easiest move ever :) Jason and his team worked quickly and I didn't even have to lift a finger! Totally recommend them! Thanks guys!
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Thumbtack Customer
Great service! This was my first positive move in the city! Victor came on time and did an excellent job moving us from Queens to New Jersey! I highly recommend Victor to everyone! His rates are very competitive and his service is impeccable. A+
Victor's Moving & DeliveryVictor's Moving & Delivery
Jake W.
Great experience with a team of 3 movers we made short work of my 1BR apt move in just around 2 hours. More than anything I wanted the job done quickly and efficiently- everyone worked hard to get it done fast. At a value price I saved a few hundred bucks going with these guys instead of a local moving company. Would highly recommend if you have a job that does not require extremely specialized care. These guys are great.
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Kanisha F.
Reggie was super efficient and professional. Even with hurdles of more stuff to move he overcame it and got us move out of our old 4th floor apartment to our brand new 2nd floor apartment. Would definitely use Reggie and his crew again. Thanks guys!!!
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Lucero S.
Helped me move a piano to my house, super quick and efficient. Nice guys too. Very good at communicating with the customer.
Jason's  StationJason's Station
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are amazing! Super polite and professional. They kept me in the loop on everything. I will use these guys again whenever I need to move.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Lisa W.
They were very organized, nice, professional, efficient & the move went smoothly. They ran a little late but called ahead to let me know. Would totally use them again.
Demidov TransportDemidov Transport
Aynalem L.
I loved how they handled my equipment but they increased their price on moving date. I will not ever use fixed rate eve because it is all lies. They would increase price for even small thing, saying it wasn't on the quote.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Nicolas B.
After a few exchanges Joe and his colleague came on time and all equipped (dollies, blankets, tape, etc). They took care of everything and even more! No damage, or scratches or dings. All perfect! Easiest move ever! Great great service. Highly recommend
Joe's ServicesJoe's Services
Thumbtack Customer
Reggie and his team were life savers & I'm beyond satisfied. They were able to accommodate to the extremely short notice (morning of) and got the job done in an insanely efficient time frame. I'll absolutely be using them for all necessary jobs moving forward.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Paula S.
Overall a great experience from start to finish. My mom had to move out of her apartment ASAP. I posted my ad on Friday and on Saturady we had the crew. Very professional and my mom felt very comfortable. We will use them again! Thank you for helping us at very last minute.
Veteran & Sons Moving Company LLCVeteran & Sons Moving Company LLC
Anunaya K.
Happy4moving guys are just amazing, they drove non stop from New Jersey to Seattle, Washington for 44 hours straight to deliver my stuff as soon as possible, I never expected they would show up in less than two and half days ... Really wow 😯😯. Elsayed and Hanaa have kept me posted about estimated arrival time every 6 hours along there journey to Seattle😃😃. They help me organize my items at my new place and helped assembling my bed frame, Nordic track bike etc. Not even a single scratch or damage to my stuff, I highly recommend Happy 4moving and I now feel much lighter thinking about long distance moving next time. Elsayed and Hanaa were there till the end to make sure I'm comfortable with all the items delivered and organized them to make things easier for me. I wish happy4moving guys have a Seattle branch setup by the next time I plan make a move 😁😁 to a different city.
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