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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 New York movers
Margaret H.
Best movers in NYC. I have experienced several moves in past 7 years but the move with Great Movers was flawless.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Half hour late, not friendly or professional staff. Supposed to be three workers, but only two were doing the move. We moved half of the stuff. Customer service prior to move was good. The actual move/ movers were TERRIBLE.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Parker O.
The move was completed in 1 hour. George, Jose, and the third mover went the extra mile to ensure my move was seamless. I would recommend Blue Moving to anyone.
Blue MovingBlue Moving
Christine P.
Needed last minute movers. Dyno moving responded quickly, moved everything in with care, and were professional.
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Rob F.
Excellent moving company. Courteous and polite movers. I would love to recommend Great Movers in my circle. They made my move absolute easy and stress free.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Sophia N.
Excellent job done by Great Movers. If you are searching for a moving company and you don't want any hassle and stress then hire Great Movers for your smooth and relaxed move.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Used Simply Moving for an office move. They showed up on time, were careful with fragile items and moved efficiently.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Saralyn F.
I have already been telling people I know to use these movers. I had a sudden last minute move and Asap movers came through on the clutch! This was an extremely professional job. They even put my furniture back together after the move. I could tell that safety was a big priority with the movers and they offered the best rate hands down. I don't plan on moving anytime soon but I will always be moving with Asap movers.
Asap Movers NJAsap Movers NJ
Miguel B.
Seka Moving (Sasha, Azamat, Moishe) were quick and in good spirits throughout the move. Very respectful (both in word and manner). We were very pleased with the Seka Moving to move.
SEKA MOVINGSEKA MOVING
Thumbtack Customer
Overall the move was great. Very efficient and hardworking movers.
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Chris M.
Can't say enough about how great Simply Moving is as a moving company. The team that loaded and unloaded our things and worked hard on our behalf throughout the move was professional beyond compare. Best moving company I've used in 5 NYC moves!
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Shannon B.
An amazing moving experience. The team was professional, speedy, kind and never stopped moving! Great Movers is more than just a name.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I recently booked a move with CCS MOVING. The guys came on time, they were very nice and professionnal and moved my furniture without any issues. I appreciated the fair pricing they offered as well. I will defintely use CCS MOVING for my next move and i highly recommend this company. Thank you CCS for the stress free move.
CCS Moving & StorageCCS Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Jason and Julio were great movers. They moved everything as efficiently and carefully as they could and they cleaned up after the move. I would definitely use All Around Trucking LLC for my next move!
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Hannah S.
It was a seamless and perfect move. I didn't face any difficulty and all of my move was done by these guys from packing to moving. They were very good in every task whether it was packing or moving fragile items without damaging them. I would hire them again for further moves and i also recommend Great Movers to all of you.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Emily L.
I was moving from Queens to Brooklyn and i had only two days to get my move done. I began to search for movers on yelp and i found Great Movers. I gave them a call and the guy on phone cleared all my ambiguities and answered all of my questions patiently. I got moved the very next day, the movers were right on time and moved all of my stuff in a professional manner. I would highly recommend Great Movers indeed.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Sarah B.
Dyno Moving did a great job and our move went super smoothly. They arrived on time, were professionally, and completed the entire move in three hours. Our next move will definitely again be with this company!
Dyno MovingDyno Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Simply Moving did a terrific job. The movers D'ror (Daniel) and Jose were punctual, careful with the packing and moving and very pleasant to work with. They made the move easy. We had a mix-up with the building management that delayed the move-out, but they were patient and kept their focus on expediting the move. Simply Moving expedited the Certificate of Insurance and rushed getting it to the building management to help us proceed. I would definitely use Simply Moving again, especially if we could get D’ror (Daniel) and Jose.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Overall great moving experience. Provided me with a guaranteed quote that was w/i market. Management sent 3 movers. They moved very quickly and carefully. Would absolutely hire again for my moving needs.
Superb MovingSuperb Moving
Christine L.
The two movers that moved my furniture were outstanding! Did a terrific job moving my furniture up a 4th floor walkup. Will definitely be using them again for any future moves and will recommend them to anyone thinking of hiring movers for a job! Definite job well done!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Fair Price Movers made the entire moving process as painless as a moving can be! David was very easy to work with and was always available to answer any questions we had, even on move in day. We also made some last minute changes and he was very accommodating. The team that showed up to move us were so nice and kept the entire process moving along. We will definitely be recommending Fair Price Movers to friends in the future!
Fair Price MoversFair Price Movers
Alex N.
Best moving experience ever! From in-house estimate, pre-move preparation/discussion, to final move and delivery, everything was perfect. Reginald is extremely professional and helpful. I moved from NYC to CA and he made the move so easy!! I highly recommend his service.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Gary B.
Seka Moving moved my household goods from new york to Jersey city and I just want to say here that they were terrific. The movers I worked with were very professional, and it is another reason why Seka Moving is considered the very best mover in NY and the country as a whole.
SEKA MOVINGSEKA MOVING
Tania P.
We just did our 4th move with Great Movers in Brooklyn and we have many good things to say about them. They are truly the best movers in town. Our move was just perfect as it was expected. Great Movers are highly recommended by us, you can fully trust them.
Great MovingGreat Moving
Rashi S.
Had a wonderful experience moving with the guys at LK Moving! We were moving apartments from UWS to Brooklyn on the month-end and the movers we had booked bailed on us on a busy rainy day. LK Moving replied to our inquiry very promptly, were courteous, quick and professional with the move. We’ve already recommended them to friends and would definitely work with them again!
LK MovingLK Moving
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