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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 Rochester movers
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were prompt, efficient and very friendly. I had no issues with the move.
Joe's Moving Co.Joe's Moving Co.
Celinda H.
My move went perfectly! The movers were friendly and professional! Job well done!
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Vicki C.
Need to take better precautions of items being moved. Movers were very polite but lacking in proper moving skills in moving my item resulting in damaging my piano. I’m sure they learned from this job and so did I. I would not recommend.
White Gloves MovingWhite Gloves Moving
Thumbtack Customer
On time, helpful and very nice movers. I also called Joe to ask for some "extra help" after the move, and he was more than willing. I will definitely recommend Joe's Movers!
Joe's Moving Co.Joe's Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Great move
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Achilles T.
These guys were great. Very accommodating during a rather stressful time (moving). They had the proper equipment and were able to move our furniture quickly. They even accommodated my request to move a piece of furniture to my mother in law’s house. Great people, very helpful and fun to chat with while we moved!
NEED A TRUCK  & PARTY GEARNEED A TRUCK & PARTY GEAR
Thumbtack Customer
We had a few hiccups in the moving process due to truck issues that couldn't really be helped but the move itself went smooth and joes movers were great and knowledgable about the best way to get things done.
Joe's Moving Co.Joe's Moving Co.
Andre K.
Great team of movers.
NEED A TRUCK  & PARTY GEARNEED A TRUCK & PARTY GEAR
Carol J.
A great moving experience.
Kimiya ServicesKimiya Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very unreliable! It was hard to find someone to help me move on a Sunday, but they were willing to do it. On moving day, they call to tell me they will be 45 minutes late. Then, they called back to tell be the truck broke down and can we reschedule for tomorrow. I ended up moving myself! I found it strange that a moving company only had one truck!?
Allbright Moving Services Inc.Allbright Moving Services Inc.
La Juana J.
Kimiya services came through in a crunch. I had a big move to under take and one of my volunteer movers hurt his ankle and could no longer help me move. I was running behind on my move out deadline, the forecast called for heavy rain and the pandemic had everything off course. However I’m so grateful for Kimiya Services. They helped last minute (less than 24 hrs) and eased my anxiousness around the move. They are reasonable priced and were punctual for our service appointment. The next time I move they will be my first call. Highly recommended!
Kimiya ServicesKimiya Services
Peter G.
Herb and Alex were great today. Herb’s been very flexible with me having to keep shifting the date and changing up what items were being moved and where they were being moved to. Would definitely hire again if I need anything moved
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Amanda D.
Totally forgot to leave a review but about a year ago I used Lewis Moving Co to move my bedroom suite to storage. They were perfectly on time and moved quick! I couldn't believe how fast they were. Very nice people and highly recommend :)
Lewis MovingLewis Moving
Thumbtack Customer
We haven't actually moved yet. That doesn't happen for a few more weeks. But the process so far has been smooth and we have appreciated how Always Moving has handled the quote process and helped prepare us for what will be involved with our move.
Always MovingAlways Moving
John H.
Stay away from this company!!!!! I contacted Call Tyrone Moving about moving my home next month. Having hired a mover in the past (which I Iater found out was operating illegally), I was cautious about hiring another. All movers of household goods must be registered with New York and have set pricing. Call Tyrone Moving has pricing that is very flexible, which raised some concerns. Since a NYDOT number is absolutely not on any of their trucks, I asked them to provide me with their NYDOT number, which they could not provide. Any moving company that is not breaking the law should be able to prove their registration.
Call Tyrone IncCall Tyrone Inc
Yeonsun H.
Thank you for my first move
NEED A TRUCK  & PARTY GEARNEED A TRUCK & PARTY GEAR
Thumbtack Customer
Very happy with the movers. Very professional!
Lewis MovingLewis Moving
Thumbtack Customer
thanks Joe's moving ... helpful and friendly
Joe's Moving Co.Joe's Moving Co.
JeY L.
Had to move a ton of large furniture from an apartment on the 2nd floor to a ranch just 5 minutes away - they were incredible movers, very nice, got the job done extremely well. If I ever hear someone needs to move I will be giving them Roy's phone number.
Spotless ServicesSpotless Services
Sheldon M.
HP3 showed up on time, they were very careful with the things I needed to have moved, and they did a very careful job taking apart and reassembling an antique desk that was part of the move. If I ever need to make another move, I would be very comfortable using HP3 again.
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Tineka P.
The crew was very polite and courteous. The crew moved the items fast. Overall herb and his crew was professional. I would recommend hp3 to anyone looking for a moving company.
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Thank You today 05/01/2015 for making my moving experience a Great One! I advise everyone who is moving in the near future to hire this Company!
Joe's Moving Co.Joe's Moving Co.
Daniel B.
Herb was communicative, punctual, and overall reliable. The job went as well as we hoped. I would hire Herb and HP3 Moving LLC again for our next move.
HP3 Moving LLCHP3 Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I've moved several times and hired many different moving companies. None of them compare YVR Dynamics. YVR is hands down the best moving company in the area. They arrived on time, got the job done quickly and were very friendly and professional. I look forward to working with them again.
YVR DynamicsYVR Dynamics
Thumbtack Customer
I had to move and unexpectedly had a back injury so I needed help moving. Bruce's company responded even on less than 24 hours notice, showed up right on time, were very professional and courteous and treated my belongings with care. I'd recommend him to anyone who is moving!
Lewis MovingLewis Moving
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