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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 Shaker Heights furniture movers
Dale D.
Moved heavy furniture to wherever asked! Very friendly and hard working!
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
they were on time and quick to get the move done - Jeff was very careful with my furniture, floors and walls
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Kelly B.
This company went over and beyond from start to finish. They took care of every piece of furniture. The communication I received was excellent from the movers. They moved fast but carefully. A+ Company.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Kathe N.
Wow! Micheal and Josh were awesome! Moved furniture effortlessly and did a great job. Very professional. Would highly recommend!
Power Movers., LLCPower Movers., LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Easy to communicate with via phone and text message. He was on time and courteous. Would use again if I need assistance moving a piece of furniture!
Dirt Dr.Dirt Dr.
Thumbtack Customer
They took great care with our furniture and showed up on time! Made our move so much easier and had the best prices around!
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
John J.
Mount up moving Services did a extraordinary job. They took good care of every piece of my furniture. The communication was excellent from start to finish. The guys moved at a great speed. Don't hesitate to use this company.
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Connor C.
Jacob and his co-worker did an absolutely amazing job helping me with my move. They were professional, courteous, fast, and great to talk to. I have really tight hallways with two large couches and Jacob did a better job than the furniture store did when they delivered my furniture. I highly recommend Jacob and ASAP Moving to everyone who needs a job done right!
ASAP Moving & Hauling LLCASAP Moving & Hauling LLC
Mansi n.
Needed a mover for one heavy piece of furniture and needed it done within a few days. They were willing to work with my schedule. Rate was very reasonable. They were on time and efficient.
Fighting Chance Moving LLCFighting Chance Moving LLC
Damon J.
The Best moving company Ever. The guys moved my four bedroom home. They moved everything without nothing being damaged. I had over 200 boxes. The guys never complained about anything. They disassembled and reassembled all my items. Then they put all my furniture where i wanted it. USE THIS COMPANY!
Mount Up Moving Services, LLCMount Up Moving Services, LLC
Tiffeani J.
I had a wonderful experience working with the movers. They were very professional, were careful with my furniture and very nice. I will use them again and would recommend them to anyone!
J&MZ Moving an Eviction ServiceJ&MZ Moving an Eviction Service
Thumbtack Customer
Guy were prompt, courteous and did a Great job. They were Respectful of my home and took good care of moving the large furniture. I would not hesitate to recommend and I plan on using them again in the future
Ariana G.
Nate was really responsive and professional. I was struggling last minute to find movers who would move six large pieces of furniture for just two hours. Even though Nates minimum was three hours he accepted the job and saved us so much time! Would absolutely recommend them again!!
Just N Time moversJust N Time movers
Janeyah J.
They are really fast and friendly. VERY Patient, also Fast responders they helped me move furniture from across the city into my home. I would highly recommend them and I definitely will give them a call next time .!!
Mishell W.
The Carry Guys were very friendly and responsive. They navigated our move smoothly. There were various furniture pieces of different sizes. Many were very heavy. They were able to fit all necessary items into our pod and it was a great day!
The Carry GuysThe Carry Guys
Thumbtack Customer
Silvijo and crew were awesome! We needed some furniture and other heavy items moved and some items taken to the tree lawn for trash pickup. They arrived early and were very friendly and professional! We definitely recommend Cro Trucking and will use them again. Sincerely James and Bobbi M. Parma Ohio
Jamie C.
Zach and Jerry did a great job helping me with my move. It had snowed a lot the day before the move but they handled the weather like pros. They had no problem putting the shoe covers on and off while in the house to not track in any snow. I also had some very angry cats that did not make their job easier, and they handled that very well. Overall the move did take longer than expected (about 4 and a half hours), but it was worth it for the care and attention they put into taking my furniture apart, putting it back together and placing it everywhere I wanted. I hope I don't have to move again any time soon, but when I do I will be using A & M Friendly Movers again.
A & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLCA & M Friendly Movers Ohio LLC
Caleb l.
Overall, good experience! Evan and Billy were our movers and were professional and personable. They did a great job protecting the furniture as well as my house! Provided a complimentary veteran discount of 10% which was greatly appreciated, so much so I doubled the difference in tips back to the crew. Docked 1 star due to no communication on missed original appt date and time. Only after reaching out past the scheduled time dud I learn of truck problems and the need to reschedule. Will use this company again.
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
DO NOT hire as movers. I was moving from one apartment to another in an adjacent building. My old roommate was in her bedroom with the door shut while the two men were gathering my things and apparently complaining about me/the job the entire time. Took twice as long as I was told it would take even though I'd listed everything I needed moved, therefore requiring me to pay more than double what I'd been quoted. Spoke very unprofessionally about how the workers would split the money and the bitterness involved while also requiring that I pay without one of the workers in the room so that he didn't see how much I was paying. Extremely unprofessional and uncomfortable. Complained and berated me for having "cheap" furniture that they needed to take apart, acting angry and annoyed that they had to move it because it was heavy. I was so visibly upset by him basically yelling at me for having things for him to move that he apologized saying that's just how he "operates," yet he continued this behavior throughout the day. Absolutely disheartened by this experience, never hiring anyone besides Two Men and a Truck again. If I hire you for a service, I expect to not be brought into or hear about your family issues, nor should I hear that you'd complained for hours about me and the task that I'd hired you to do from my roommate. Absolutely terrible. Wish I could give them zero stars.
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Noreen S.
2 men arrived early but that was not a problem. I didn't want to tell them how to do their job but I knew this move of my furniture from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor was not going to work out well. They had no tools or tape measure and they admitted they were tired, my job for them was their second of the day arriving at my home at 1030. They were only here for 1 hr and 15 minutes. Most stuff went up smoothly. With the larger items I suggested taking off the railing and they also took off the door at the top of the stairs. They wasted time with trying to fit furniture before even measuring, that was a waste of time. When they needed tools they went out to their truck to get a flat head screwdriver and another trip to get a hammer, which took up more time. Other things to note is I mentioned they should have measured and one of the guys said I thought you did. Not my job, they did not go over what was going up even though I said there was items in 3 different rooms to go upstairs into 2 large rooms. These guys were frustrated as I was also. At the end I just wanted them gone. I spoke with their boss to settle the bill and had to ask them to put door back on. I was so annoyed with one of them he kept saying the bill is so much and would not let me talk about why I felt the bill was not accurate, he just kept talking over me. In a service job the customer is always right, they need to be more professional. I would not recommend or use their services again.
Final Destination Moving CompanyFinal Destination Moving Company
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