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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 Cranston movers
Thumbtack Customer
They moved non-stop and were extremely polite and courteous. We'll be recommending to all friends/family planning moves soon.
Thumbtack Customer
Moved 2 rooms of mother's furniture from assisted living to storage. Quick, and efficient. Would definitely hire them again if I need to move something else.
Baystate Express, IncBaystate Express, Inc
Scott J.
Round the Clock Moving was fantastic for my long distance move. True to their name, they were easy to communicate with and available at all times. Movers were fast, professional, and careful with all of my belongings. On top of all of this, pricing was very competitive with no hidden upcharges or additional fees. I'd highly recommend them!
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Justin C.
Eduardo and his team showed up, assessed what needed to be done and got to work right away. Hardworking team of movers, very friendly & courteous, would definitely recommend them to anyone. I've moved many times and H-Movers have been the best I've had the pleasure of working with.
Kathleen C.
These movers were wonderful. They made the moving experience stress free. I can't say enough about them. Would highly recommend them for their value, professionalism and hard work.
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Thumbtack Customer
No problems with my move! All the guys were great.
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
When I was told I had 2 weeks to find a new place, H-movers were available in a pinch. The movers themselves were courteous, polite, and extremely professional! Will definitely recommend to any and everyone!!
I will definitely use H-Movers again. They did a great job.
Brittney R.
My husband and I moved last weekend. We had Born to Move move all our large furniture and delicate items. They were very professional and prompt from the start of the process. They were on time, worked hard and were careful with our items. The estimate they gave me was in line with the actual cost at the end. No surprises. We had an excellent experience with them and would recommend them to anyone!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Helene D.
This team did an exceptional job moving my piano, absolutely an amazing work.
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Joe and his partner were fantastic movers! They unloaded our packed POD into our home in just under 2 hours!!!Joe's communication was great throughout this, he was punctual, and very professional. Would highly recommend this team in the future for anyone's moving needs!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
It was a good experience and very experienced movers. I would use them again and recommend them.
Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Nice folks and took a good care of my items while moving to my new address
Thumbtack Customer
The 2 guys assigned to carry out my move (Dave and Shaun) were fast and very professional.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
H-Movers helped us move from a basement apartment to our condo. They were very friendly and professional. They did a terrific job and even put the top on our entertainment center which my husband and I wouldn't have been able to do since we're elderly. They were very careful with our furniture and had us make sure they had taken everything and then had us make sure they had delivered everything. I would definitely recommend them for anyone needing movers.
Donald E.
Eduardo called me the morning that he was suppose to move us and said that he was running late because two of his men didn't show up but he and two men would be there in 15 minutes. He never showed up!! I tried his cell phone and his office number four or five times and left messages, he would not call back. Do not recommend this Guy, there is no excuse for this behavior. Called Gentry movers and they had us moved in three days. They were great!!!
Thumbtack Customer
I was a little concerned about hiring H-Movers after reading a few bad reviews on Yelp (saying they didn't show, and were rude/unprofessional), but I am glad I hired them - those bad reviews must have been about another company! They were very polite, prompt, and professional, taking every care with my husband's and my possessions. Not a scratch on any of our new furniture, not a single item damaged in any way. Their moving rate for 3 men was VERY reasonable ($130/hour for a Saturday move!) and they were able to schedule us for the afternoon, as requested. Furthermore, they charge a low. flat rate for travel (and travel time is taken out of the total time charged). I would use H-Movers again and highly recommend them to others (and I am extremely hard to please!).
Thumbtack Customer
All of the guys that helped out with my move were awesome! I would definitely use them again and will recommend out to friends and family for sure.
Po's Moving & StoragePo's Moving & Storage
Gabrielle S.
John and Steve were very polite knowledgeable and professional. John gave me expert advice on what to look for in a 2nd hand piano. He and his associate Steve moved the piano quickly and carefully. They also allowed us time to figure out where the piano would fit best in our home. They were both very pleasant. We would recommend them to anyone needing piano moving services.
A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.A A Aable Moving & Storage 24hrs 7 Days.
Alyssa H.
Very happy with this moving crew! They were very nice and accommodating. They worked quickly and even stopped at the storage place for us, as well as our new home. A lot of money, but they worked fast and got the job done! Highly recommended!
Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.
Denise M.
The gentlemen who moved my stuff were friendly, helpful and polite, however they did break a bookcase and never even mentioned it to me, just left it on the porch. Also they were late arriving due to miscommunication with their office, but still charged me for the full time.
Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.Murray's Moving and Storage Inc.
Jacob K.
So after 26 years I decided it was time to buy a house which was a painstaking process finding the best one! Then after finding a house I thought the new hardest task was going to be finding movers well it wasn’t I found Born To Move. They were pretty inexpensive in comparison to other companies they have the same insurances and everything. The two guys that they sent out were Rinat and Denis Who were excellent they took time to carefully wrapped up all of my furniture making sure no damage would occur figuring out which items belong to each individual room and what rooms they were going to in the new house this company is fantastic and they will continue to have my business in the future so definitely give them a look it will be worth it :-)
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Rebekah V.
Watching them work was so comforting to see their high level of professionalism! There was constant communication to ensure that our furniture and items were not damaged while moved to/from the truck, and they were so motivated and quick! Very punctual both with response to my inquiries and to arrive to the job site. Would definitely hire them again in the future!! Highest recommendations.
Little Rabbitt Moving & LaborLittle Rabbitt Moving & Labor
Kenneth M.
Perla was wonderful and extremely helpful in my coordination of this packing and moving (I arranged it from Florida for my son in Rhode Island). Perla kept me informed each scheduled work day. Workers showed up on time, worked hard and accomplished all that was targeted for the day. Thank you so much for making a very stressful event in our lives much smoother. Mallett family, Cranston, RI
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Thumbtack Customer
Majestic did a great job moving my entire medical office to a new location. It took much longer than we thought but they stayed without complaining until 12:45 am! They started a little late but worked hard the whole time. The crew was very friendly and trustworthy. My only suggested improvement was their start time. For a big job like this starting at 10:30 am was not a good idea. They did deduct any break or lunch time. Overall, if needed, I would hire Michael and his team again.
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