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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 Lorain movers
Michelle M.
The movers were great and Robin is awesome.
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Bradly W.
Quality and efficiency at an affordable price! Hands down the best moving experience I've ever had! Asap moving and hauling is the company to go to! Thanks again Jacob!
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Denise G.
Chico and Don were great movers! Hire them! You will not be disappointed! We will use them again! On time and professional! Moved our stuff like it was theirs! Great folks!
The Movers911The Movers911
Donna G.
The movers were fast and efficient....the did a great job!
Helping Hand Movers LLC OhioHelping Hand Movers LLC Ohio
Thomas I.
The movers were very polite and efficient and took great effort to ensure that our refrigerator arrived safely.
The Movers911The Movers911
Ellen M.
Very happy with Faith, Sam, Tony, and Ryan in handling our huge move. Our furniture was huge, heavy and handled with complete care throughout. Thank you so much for your care in making this big move a little less stressful. You guys worked your butts off so I didn’t have to. I’m so thankful and appreciate you!
Faith and family moving service LLCFaith and family moving service LLC
Carter C.
The movers called 30 minutes ahead of appointment time to let me know they were on their way. They arrived exactly as scheduled. They were nice and worked fast. Only negatives were I had 4 table lamps disappear and also i was not told there was a 3 hour minimum, so i paid for that while only using them for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Overall a good company and they made things a lot easier for my first move.
GAMIDOV Movers LLCGAMIDOV Movers LLC
Eric S.
It was a pleasure to work with them. I have had many movers and these guys were by far the best I have had. If anything was needed Aaron was on it. Pricing was up front and precise. No surprises. I am fully confident that if an issue arises that it will be rectified. Unfortunately for them, I will use them in the future.
Zippy Shell of Greater ClevelandZippy Shell of Greater Cleveland
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