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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 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 Auburn movers
Drew P.
The movers were friendly, outgoing and did the best they could to move us into our new home. Though we were a little frustrated our headboard wouldn't fit up the stairs, it wasn't their fault and everything else was moved in accordingly and at a reasonable price. I apologize if we became angry, it's just these sets cost an extreme amount of money and you all did a great job helping us move in
Reliable Movers LLCReliable Movers LLC
Justin C.
Very fast very good and cheap i had a 10ft by 20ft storage shed loaded, took them two hours to move it from there and unto my apartment very happy
Reliable Movers LLCReliable Movers LLC
Judy M.
They were reasonably priced and very responsive by keeping in touch prior to our move day. They packed the truck very well and quickly. A nice group of guys! The only issue was a couple boxes got dropped on their first load and we didn’t realize till unpacking that we had 3-4 broken glasses and bowls. It wasn’t too big a deal so we never even mentioned it. But I would recommend them and use them again.
Brass Lantern MoversBrass Lantern Movers
Kathleen R.
Had several things broken (glass, bannister spindle on staircase, furniture set up poorly). Refused to give me a receipt for the $800 he charged me after the initial price of $500, would only accept cash. His movers took 2 of my tvs in their car, stated he would return at his earliest convenience, not mine. Scheduled time was 2:00-3:00, showed up at 6, finished at 1:30 in the morning. Very poor experience, do NOT recommend.
Brass Lantern MoversBrass Lantern Movers
Jody J.
The three young men did a very good job under the circumstances they were presented with. I got to my new apartment 20 minutes before they were scheduled to arrive only to find out that contractors were still working on the apartment. So the movers had to unload the truck and carry everything in while the contractors were still working and also going in and out the same doors. Even under these conditions, the young men were still able to complete their job in the 2 hours as scheduled. Thank you! I would definitely use your services again!
Ti Trifecta Moving - Serving All of NYTi Trifecta Moving - Serving All of NY
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