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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.

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. 

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.

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 Scranton movers
Kenneth G.
Awesome experience very professional and courteous. It was a fantastic moving experience. Highly recommended!!!
KDM Home ServicesKDM Home Services
Denise K.
Flexible, timely, and professional. Furniture was moved without a scratch or ding in any walls or ceilings.
KDM Home ServicesKDM Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
This is a long-distance moving project. Bob gave an estimation quickly after we requested the job. Bod and we did several communications before the moving day. They arrived behind the schedule, but Bob and his crew were working very hard to accomplish the job. I will refer them to anyone.
MOVIN UPMOVIN UP
Matt F.
Excellent crew. Helped pack and move across the state of PA without extreme difficulty. Would absolutely recommend for future jobs
Movers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & RelocationMovers-For-A-Cause Moving Labor & Relocation
Tara C.
I was very impressed with Dustin and how fast He contacted me with a quote. I also didn't have that much time left to remove my belongings from as old place I was living at. He was kind, professional and made me feel that on the day of the move everything is going to go just fine. Moving is stressful enough. Its nice to know Dustin took my situation and made me feel I was in good hands and he really wanted to help me out on such short notice. The move is later today. I am confident it will go without a hitch. I will have no problem updating this review after the actual move. But know that its very important that whomever you choose to hire for any job make you feel as ease and stress free. This is what Dustin has already accomplished with me by being so kind and wanting to help me out. I feel this is a great fit. Thank you!!
Junken Monkeys Hauling CompanyJunken Monkeys Hauling Company
Thumbtack Customer
Bob worked with me with multiple date changes due to my closing being delayed. He and Nick did an excellent job with a challenging move. Plus they were extremely kind and polite. Thank you both!!
MOVIN UPMOVIN UP
Kelly F.
Dustin was great. Easy to work with, knew how to get the job done and had a positive attitude. My boyfriend and I just moved to a new town and had a 6x12 uhaul with a few big pieces and lots of boxes - having an extra hand that knew what he was doing and could take on the big stuff was very helpful!
Junken Monkeys Hauling CompanyJunken Monkeys Hauling Company
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