A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a mover near Lancaster, OH

Find a mover near Lancaster, OH

12 near you

Find a mover near Lancaster, OH

12 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 8 Movers near Lancaster, OH

Movers Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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 Lancaster movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had to do a long distance move from Ohio to Maryland of furniture, a freezer, and some boxes and suitcases. The movers (Kevin and Matt) arrived on time at the residence. They quickly had everything loaded and ready to go and yet they were careful with everything, as well. Communication prior to the move was wonderful. After the move, my family at the residence in Maryland told me that the guys were great. They had a sense of humor and did an outstanding job of moving everything up the flight of outside stairs and into the residence. Everything was moved in quickly and nothing got broke (even though I had bubble wrapped a mirror that I had not told Kevin I needed to have moved!) Kevin told me that since they were not aware of a mirror being moved prior to his arrival in Ohio, they could not guarantee that it would not be damaged in the move, however they would take the utmost care in moving it. They did. It didn't get broke! We would use them again for a long distance move! Thanks Kevin and Matt!
Grandview Moving & HaulingGrandview Moving & Hauling
Laurie K.
The lack of communication after initial contact was worrisome. I had to call the morning of my appointment to verify the movers were actually going to show up. Also didn't know that the crew was not going to have boxes and packing materials until they arrived an hour late. Though we did pack a lot of our items ahead of time, we were relying on the additional help to pack and move our home, which I indicated was a 4-bedroom. These folks are great for moving large items, the crew was very friendly and courteous!!! After paying for 5 hours of labor, I still have a house full of furniture that needs to be moved.
Helping Hand Movers LLC OhioHelping Hand Movers LLC Ohio
Megan R.
Very prompt and efficient. Helped me move a few additional items as well. Was happy to find them!
Spates ServicesSpates Services
Doug R.
Work quality incredible, very professional, and great value. I highly recommend using them for your moving needs.
Another Flawless Move LLCAnother Flawless Move LLC
Brianne D.
Legacy did great. Professional and prompt, and moved some really difficult pieces on about two days notice. Will use again.
Legacy Moving ColumbusLegacy Moving Columbus
Shirley V.
Spates Services took the anxiety out of the prospect of moving. They were efficient and quick. Thank you, fellas for a job well done.
Spates ServicesSpates Services
Thumbtack Customer
I was very impressed with the professionalism, time and personal attention Vinny and his team paid to my personal belongings. I have had some terrible experiences with movers and not expecting a good day but Vinny was so amazing, I gave him a hug and nice tip at the end of the job.
In House Moving CompanyIn House Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
This company has very poor communication.. not calling back using excuses why. But when I did finally get to talk to them he scheduled our move for today at 11 am no show. so I call thinking they gother lost.. no return call received back.. to make a long story short they totally screwdriver us over.. very irresponsible! ! I highly recommend not using this company. If you want to hear this experience in more detail. Go to bizapedia.com
All Around Labor Services Masonry Construction ...All Around Labor Services Masonry Construction ...
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.