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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.

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.

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 do I choose the best long-distance moving company?

First, compare the best long-distance moving companies by performing an online search for national or local moving services.

Pay close attention to the moving companies’ ratings and reviews. When reading the reviews, take note of any feedback related to the movers’ pricing, professionalism, ability to work quickly and whether the company has damaged customers’ belongings. You should also check to make sure the moving company has the proper license or insurance within your state. 

Once you’ve found a few movers that fit your criteria, contact the companies to get free estimates. Compare quotes between moves to decide if a quote is fair. And keep an eye out for any deals and discounts movers may be offering during non-peak seasons.

What should I pack first when moving?

First on your packing checklist are non-essential items you don’t need to access for the next couple of weeks or so. This can include things like holiday decorations, extra towels and collectibles.

Then, move on to artwork, entertainment items and special kitchenware you hardly ever use. 

As moving day draws near, pack children’s games, jewelry, artwork and all linens except for an essential set for each household member.

Next up is kitchen equipment, items in your medicine cabinet, bathroom supplies, laundry supplies and electronics.

One to two days before your move, pack furniture, rugs and tools.

On moving day (or a few days before), pack your clothes, bedding, cleaning supplies, and other necessities like snacks and food.

How much do you tip long-distance movers?

Movers are generally tipped 10% to 20% or around $50 to $200 per mover. However, it may make less sense to tip a percentage of the total cost of the move because there might be more travel, gas and other fees compared to local moves.

But if you’ve got cash to spend and are very satisfied with the job, you can always tip more. Of course, tipping is not mandatory — especially if you’re not satisfied with the move.

Reviews for Upper Manhattan truck movers
Thumbtack Customer
Emi came for an estimate for our move from NYC to NC. He was very dedicated and came 3 times after my fear that things won't fit in a truck. He gave us a decent estimate and explained the process very clearly. A team of 3 movers came to load the truck. Dan is excellent in setting a truck! It is unbelievable how many things he could fit in it.... It was almost a miracle that all could be loaded! Dan drove the truck to NC with another mover and there, the unpacking was also very meticulous.Not even a scratch! Our furniture being custom-made (very heavy) furniture, they helped us to disassemble them and the two of them reassembled them without any delay. Also all the boxes were intact. The trip was done in one night (about 600 miles to drive)!. I am still amazed by their kindness and diligence!!! Outstanding indeed!
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Simple and uncomplicated! Made the move easy. Starting with the onsite quote, the truck was there exactly on time, packed my apartment in an hour and headed out to our new home in Washington DC. Four hours later, they had our stuff in the new place, unwrapped and set up. Danny was fantastic to work with, he kept us informed and managed the job without a hitch. Highly recommend!
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They were 4 hours late picking up the furniture and sent the wrong truck to the drop off location, roughly 800 Miles away.....so they brought someone else’s stuff 1,600 miles which surely effected that “someone’s” move in date as it did mine. When they ultimately delivered the contents of my apartment there were several pieces that were broken beyond repair(which their employees packed). The surpervisor told me that they would provide a refund equivalent to the cost of the furniture/art that was destroyed because THEY packed those items. The company did not honor their promise to refund the money. Simply Storage merely refunded $50 dollars for the broken items(a small fraction of the cost to replace the damaged goods) This company is awful. Terrible moving experience with SIMPLY MOVING & STORAGE COMPANY.
Simply Moving & StorageSimply Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I've been Gragoed!!! These guys were terrific! I've been in customer service for 30 years here and in L.A. - they get my vote. They moved my NY life to New Hampshire seemlessly and overnight. I always look at the peripheral. After loading my home, while getting ready to leave one of Grago's men cleaned out their truck cab of small garbage and was diligent about finding a proper receptacle for his trash. That tells me everything I need to know. Excellent job! Rob d'Entremont
All Around Trucking LLCAll Around Trucking LLC
Christian D.
I’m overjoyed to be writing my first ever POSITIVE review on a moving company. This is of course because I have nothing but horror stories from moving prior to Skybox. These guys were not only VERY kind and accommodating, but highly professional. All three arrived in a timely manner and got to work immediately. Wrapped our furniture nicely and handled our boxes with great care. They packed that truck so perfectly, it was actually quite impressive. And while we were expecting they’d arrive quite a bit later than us to our new apartment, they actually didn’t. They were there within 5 minutes after us! On top of that, they consistently offered to help in any way they could, all while working as fast as possible, which says a lot about workers who are getting paid by the hour. In addition, to my surprise, we were not charged a single dime more than what we expected, which is a wonderful and new experience for us regarding movers. I was once quoted $2,500 for a previous move and ended up being charged $6,000 because we had a few more boxes. And then they tried charging us an additional $100 for an extra “300-foot” walk to our apartment, which was actually only 90 feet. If you’re curious, that company was called Everest Van Lines. It was honestly a traumatizing experience and made me lose all faith in movers until these guys came along to restore my faith in humanity... lol. Anyway, I can’t say enough great things about these guys and I wish them the absolute best with their phenomenal trustworthy business. We will definitely be hiring them again for our next move! And you should too!👍🏼
SkyBox Moving & StorageSkyBox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I had a good experience with Reggie. Because of truck problems, he ended up arriving later than scheduled. After he arrived though, he and one other gentleman got right to work. They were careful with my furniture and wrapped everything with care. Once we arrived in New York, Reggie had 2 additional people to help with everything. For the most part, everyone worked efficiently. There was one gentleman who sighed reportedly and didnt come with the best attitude, but other than him, I was happy. They were patient with helping me set up my furniture and didn't leave until everything was placed correctly. Reggie even offered his opinion on my room's layout and helped me utilize my furniture the best way possible. The move went way later than any of us anticipated, but Reggie didn't leave until it was 100% complete. I'd reccomend using Movers-For-A-Cause. They're affordable and get the job done. Just know that most of your stuff will not be insured should it break. It's a risk you take, but Reggie did a good job packing everything. Other than one or two small things, everything arrived in great condition. Def check them out.
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
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