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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

How do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

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.

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.

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 to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Cincinnati furniture movers
Lisa L.
Helped move very heavy furniture to my lower level.
Justin Jordan The HandymanJustin Jordan The Handyman
Tom G.
Moved three large, heavy pieces of furniture. Tom and Paul were on time and courteous, and the move went smooth! I will use Done Right Services for all my small moves.
Beth A.
They did a great job moving a very heavy piece of furniture in a small place and up a flight of stairs.
Steady Moving LLCSteady Moving LLC
Mylissa N.
Cameron responded promptly and was able to move my items within a few hours of initial contact. They moved my furniture quickly and without any type of damage.
MovePlus CincinnatiMovePlus Cincinnati
Thumbtack Customer
I had some furniture moved from one part of my home to another. The movers were very courteous and professional. Arrived on time and did a good job.
An Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor OnlyAn Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor Only
Mara B.
Needed a couple guys to move furniture out down a rug an move it back. They were efficient and pleasant and got the job done. We probably saved a couple hundred dollars since the next option is professional movers
Roofing AmericaRoofing America
Thumbtack Customer
Moved several furniture items within my home (including stairs). Flexible to my schedule. Prompt to the agreed upon service, fast and efficient.
Lynn D.
Marze and Erron did a great job! They arrived promptly on time and moved the furniture upstairs without any damage. Awesome job and much appreciated!
All-Star MovingAll-Star Moving
Laura D.
The movers needed to have been provided with tools to help move really heavy items prior to arriving for the job. Someone did stop by with some essential equipment. The movers were very smart, polite and nice guys. They were very careful with the furniture. It was a tough situation.
DSL MovingDSL Moving
Carmelita M.
Moving my Mom out of her home into a much smaller senior apartment. There were boxes in the basement and a few small furniture items that needed to be moved into a POD. An Extra Body Movers team was extremely professional yet personable. It was clear they had lots of moving and storage experience which made this job that much easier for me. I would definitely recommend them.
An Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor OnlyAn Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor Only
Julie B.
I would definitely use MovePlus again and have already recommended them to a neighbor. They took great care in moving a very heavy awkward piece of furniture. Pleasant respectful and cheerful.
MovePlus CincinnatiMovePlus Cincinnati
Brian T.
Only operation that will stratify cost from small job (arranging furniture in a single room) to large job (packing and moving a whole house). Very happy with service, would recommend to anyone
MovePlus CincinnatiMovePlus Cincinnati
Laura D.
Steady Moving did an awesome job, we recommended them to my parents afterwards and are about to hire them again! Anytime you need furniture/heavy items moved within your house and/or locally you won’t regret it. They are professional and courteous. Thanks for the hard work!
Steady Moving LLCSteady Moving LLC
Alane W.
Two young men named Larry and Markus came to move essentially 4 rooms of furniture and did so quickly and efficiently. They were very polite and professional. Will definitely use again and recommend highly
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Carolyn S.
The 2 men (Quentin and Ritchie?) that were sent to move furniture and wall mount a large screen tv and sound bar were very courteous and careful with everything. They were not done until they had it done properly. That was much appreciated!
Roofing AmericaRoofing America
Thumbtack Customer
They were punctual, friendly, and efficient! They made sure to place each piece of furniture exactly where I wanted it. Even moved my dresser 3 times until it looked just right in the new space :) Would definitely hire them again!
An Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor OnlyAn Extra Body Movers -No Trucks/Labor Only
William H.
I've used Steady Moving twice. First was to move several pieces of heavy furniture out of our basement. I used them again to lift an extremely heavy washer and dryer set onto a new elevated platform that we had built. They arrived when expected and got right to work both times. They were careful to avoid damaging any of our walls or the items being moved. They even hooked up our washer and dryer hoses, which was a big help. I will definitely call again for future moving needs.
Steady Moving LLCSteady Moving LLC
Jeff S.
We used these guys twice to help us clear out an entire floor of furniture in our house and move it back in after the floors were refinished. They were on time and got down to business right away—they are efficient and took care not to do any damage. I’d highly recommend them!
MovePlus CincinnatiMovePlus Cincinnati
Hsin T.
Cameron and James were great! I needed their help in moving big heavy furniture. They were quick, efficient, and got everything done in 3 hours. The only disappointment was, they didn’t show up until 3:30pm for a 12pm appointment. I had taken the afternoon off from work for the move and I didn’t need to. They did send me messages throughout the afternoon to keep me informed of their delayed status. By the time they showed up and finished the job, I had forgotten they were late. I was super happy and relieved that everything that needed to be moved had been moved. I would use them again and have in fact recommended them to friends and coworkers.
MovePlus CincinnatiMovePlus Cincinnati
Thumbtack Customer
I needed furniture moved between the basement and the first floor of my house. I also needed a table assembled. Thomas and his partner arrived when they said they would. They were friendly and efficient and helpful in every way! I would highly recommend them to others as I fully intend to use them again.
Kylee D.
The movers from Done Right Services were very professional and made quick work of our job. They even took care to arrange things in such a way that we could still access them if needed (we were storing our furniture elsewhere in the house while floors were refinished). We enjoyed working with them and will definitely recommend their services to family and friends!
Angelique J.
As they say the early bird gets the worm and Gary got it! I had an immediate need and Gary was able to deliver within a day. He moved a very heavy reclining sofa and loveseat from my main level to my basement. Along with moving a large 2-piece solid wood bookshelf unit from the 2nd floor to the basement. Gary did an excellent job coaching his newest team member. Both were very professional and made sure to take care of the furniture they were moving every step of the way. Gary will also stay in constant contact with you to keep you informed of his arrival. I would definitely hire this company again and highly recommend to others.
H.E.L.P.! Moving and StorageH.E.L.P.! Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up a few minutes early to get the paperwork out of the way and get an idea of what needed to be done. They knew we had a limited budget and needed as much done as possible in a small amount of time. They immediately got working, moving quickly, but efficiently. All of my furniture was out and loaded into the truck within 15 minutes! Upon arriving at the new apartment, we had some obstacles to work around (downpour, flooded basement). They were very considerate, making sure to not track mud all over the new carpet, while still working very quickly. When it was raining too hard to move stuff, they took a break (off the clock). I was very happy with the team we had, and the company as a whole. They worked very hard and it was well worth the money spent. I have already recommended them to many friends and will continue to do so in the future.
Nick W.
I had decided on a Thursday that I would be starting a lease at a new place on Friday, so I posted the details of my job (moving all my furniture) on Thumbtack to a few pros. Come Friday Morning, Manifest Shipping was the only one who had responded, despite the pros I posted the job to listed that they were available "24/7" and "ready to move right now". Manifest pulled through with a competitive quote and availability on Saturday. Being the first time I have used movers, I had a few questions which they were happy to answer. I booked them for Saturday at 1pm. Come Saturday, it turns out their job before mine ran early so they were able to get started on my move nearly an hour earlier. They loaded all my stuff carefully, and navigated the tight 4 family stairwell with my loveseat and over 6' long desk. Unfortunately, the dead-end street I lived on was relatively crowded with parked cars which made turning around in the street relatively impossible, so they managed to back their van and trailer all the way down the dead-end street packed with cars on both sides, while cars tried squeezing around them to park. Unloading was a quick process for them at the new place. All in all, Manifest Shipping really came through for me and took a good amount of stress out of the quick turnaround time I had for moving. They were the most responsive pro I have encountered on Thumbtack (one of the others I reached out to still hasn't even responded), they worked with me to get the job done sooner than I thought possible, they finished over an hour quicker than their estimate, and they accept multiple different ways to pay (the Venmo option is great). My only regret is not asking them to move the whole apartment! Would definitely recommend and use again.
Manifest ShippingManifest Shipping
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