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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 Albany movers
Francesca L.
I used Ciamps for a local move. From the first contact they were professional and responsive to my questions. Even after having to reschedule my move they continued to be polite and aware of my needs. The day of the move went like clockwork with no hiccups or letdowns. I can’t recommend this company enough for your moving needs.
Ciamps ConstructionCiamps Construction
Barbara B.
These movers were great! They communicated clearly and professionally as well as being a great price. I would highly recommend them if you have any moving needs.
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Katherine B.
Tom and his crew moved the baby grand piano that my father left me with the utmost care and skill. I was impressed by their attention to detail, early than expected arrival, patience with my forgetting a key and first class customer service! If you have a piano to move, Classicmves is your mover!
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Thumbtack Customer
The move was hassle free and everything was taken care of.
Griff The MoverGriff The Mover
Peter O.
Excellent service. Exceeded my expectations. A true professional and very experienced piano mover. Tom and his crew were exceptional and handled a complex move with ease. Tom has my highest recommendation!
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Daniele S.
It took all 3 men to move my super heavy upright grand! They got it done quickly and without incident. This is my second time using Classic Moves; my first was 11 years ago! Highly recommended.
classicmves by t seebergerclassicmves by t seeberger
Mirrah M.
I set up a moving appointment weeks in advance for Saturday June 29th. I had initially asked for a Sunday appointment instead but had been told that only Saturday would be possible so paid for an extra day at my new place. Switched my busy work schedule so that I could get Saturday off instead. On the day of the move I was scheduled for 12-1pm. It became 2pm when I finally called and asked where the movers were. Only to be told they were working on it got held up at some other job. This turned into 4pm then 6. With the mover telling me he couldn’t find a second guy for the job. He was working on it. And then he stopped replying whatsoever. I sent him multiple texts asking what the status was. Only to get no replies to my calls or texts So basically I was left in the air at the last possible moment with no movers. Spent the rest of Saturday stressing out and trying to find a last minute mover. Do not go with Here and There Movers unless you want an unreliable and unprofessional moving company who won’t only cancel on you last minute but won’t even have the courtesy to let you know nothing worked out. I’m glad I was able to find emergency work coverage for me for Sunday and found another reliable mover who understood my plight and agreed to help me move at the last minute. But if I had to this all over again I would never have booked Here and There in the first place.
Here N ThereHere N There
Jeff K.
Great experience all around with Matt and his colleague. Best price around and didn't even have to rent my own truck! Will definitely be using them for any future moves and recommending them to any friends who will be moving!
Here N ThereHere N There
Reena M.
Did a great job and worked really fast. Will definitely be hiring them again for future moves!
Here N ThereHere N There
Larry C.
Our second experience with Parry’s Moving. First tine local, this time over 100 miles away with 3 stops. Parry and his crew know there stuff. They loaded that truck like a jigsaw puzzle and everything was handled carefully. We have some very old items (200+ year old pieces) and they arrived perfectly! Our move cost half of what the BIG companies charge and took a lot less time. Our next move, Parry! Absolutely!
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Jay V.
The owner was super responsive and very professional. The crew that showed up, was polite. Not the best mover crew, but polite.
M&M Reliable Delivery & Moving CompanyM&M Reliable Delivery & Moving Company
Tydie A.
These guys were so awesome!! Very efficient and got the job done quickly. The day before my scheduled move, Matt informed me that their truck broke down but that they will find a way to ensure they can get the job done - and they did. Matt was super kind and communicative throughout the day and during the move. Highly recommend Here N There!
Here N ThereHere N There
Jen G.
Fantastic to deal with. Showed up on time and moved my hot tub so quickly and easily. The crew was amazing. Highly recommend
Schaap Moving Systems United Van LinesSchaap Moving Systems United Van Lines
Angie H.
Had a great experience with Here N There!! I needed help to move my bedroom into a new apartment locally, and Here N There was super efficient and helpful with the move. Everything took under an hour and a half, I didn't need to do anything, my furniture stayed in good shape, and they were incredibly friendly! Would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Here N ThereHere N There
Francesca L.
Matt and his partner were on time and very responsive to our needs. I highly recommend them for any of your moving needs.
Here N ThereHere N There
Wendy K.
I was very pleased to have hired this company. Michael made certain he was able to accomplish the move by working around the inclement weather.
M&M Reliable Delivery & Moving CompanyM&M Reliable Delivery & Moving Company
Amy D.
The best movers ever! Dependable, caring, hard-working, extremely reasonably priced! I'd hire them again in a minute. Don't look any further!
Watson EnterprisesWatson Enterprises
Geri r.
Call him! Best mover decision I ever made! Parry is able, polite and responsive—a great value for the amount of time and confidence in a quality product.
Parry's Moving and BeyondParry's Moving and Beyond
Carmen R.
They were prompt,careful, and will recommend them to all of my real estate clients. They moved a heavy washer and dryer set to the basement of my son's new house.
Here N ThereHere N There
Yashna S.
Very friendly and courteous. Very responsive and always responded quickly. Affordable cost compared to others. Moved everything quickly while being careful. 100% would recommend.
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Thumbtack Customer
They were very professional and went above and beyond to help us with our move. I would hire them again and gladly recommend them to anyone I know.
Care N ErrandsCare N Errands
Thumbtack Customer
Justin & his team carefully moved all my heavy furniture from a difficult upper story apartment with stairs, 2 tight 90' turns plus a hike to the truck. They as well carefully moved in all said furniture without scratch or damage to new house. They were very pleasant, kind, hard-working, treated furniture with care - NOT a single scratch! & a pleasure to have done business. I would use them & certainly would recommend them! Great job guys!!! KRB
Scott's & Sons Moving and Handyman-Crew ServicesScott's & Sons Moving and Handyman-Crew Services
Liana C.
The guys were great. They worked fast and moved us into the new apartment in no time. Nice attitudes, too. They were a little late but called in advance to let us know which was nice. The price was good.
Heavy Hitters MovingHeavy Hitters Moving
Heidi B.
Work Quality great, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality all super great PLUS they were super nice, considerate and so polite. I've rarely seen three guys work together so well and this moving day was Very Hot and Humid but they still went up and beyond what was necessary and/or expected. Thanks SOOO Much!
Here N ThereHere N There
Lanice S.
Watson made our moving experience a very enjoyable one. They arrived 20 minutes early and let us know when they were on the way. Chris could not have been more professional, nice and very personable. They were able to accomplish everything we needed . They finished on earlier than we expected which allowed us to get a number of other things we needed to do that day. I give them 5 Stars.
Watson EnterprisesWatson Enterprises
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