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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.

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.

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. 

Reviews for Providence movers
Thumbtack Customer
H-Movers made my move very easy and each of the movers that showed up were very polite and cared for my belongings as if it were their own. These guys are true professionals and know what they are doing. I highly recommend H-Movers to anyone that needs a great moving company. Next time I need to move I know who I will be calling!
Saima C.
Amazing moving company. Very professional with quick response time. Actual movers were the best I’ve ever had (have hired 4-5 different movers in the past 12 years). They did a great job and worked hard to move things safely but quickly. They came right on time. Price of move reasonable too. Will hire them for any moving needs in the future.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Carlo L.
Out of all the movers I've hired in the past. These guys are he best! They moved a 2 bedroom house packed and moved across state to new location. Will use again on my next move. Priced right and highly recommended.
Best Rate Express MovingBest Rate Express Moving
Sharyn P.
H-MOVERS are courteous, careful and thorough. We have used them to move twice and will definitely use them again if we need moving services.
Rosanna C.
Here 2 Haul Movers handled my moving job very professionally!
H2H ServicesH2H Services
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience with Son Light Movers both before and during the move. They were easy to reach and responsive to changes. During the move, they were fast, careful, professional, and on-time.
Son Light MoversSon Light Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Oleg and the team at Smart Penny Moving were outstanding! It was the best move I've had (and I've moved often). They are very careful, but very efficient. Total professionals! I highly recommend Oleg and Smart Penny Moving. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Smart Penny MovingSmart Penny Moving
Annette J.
H-Movers moved some sleeper sofas for me, taking the old ones out first. The move took much less time than I had expected. The movers were very careful of the furniture, hardwood floor, and doorways. I definitely plan to contact them for future projects.
Diane R.
Top concierge sent 2 very pleasant and professional movers to complete our move as promised. They were efficient and helpful, wrapping furniture as needed and carefully moving everything. I would highly recommend
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Thumbtack Customer
Moved furniture, appliances and boxes from attic, cellar, garage and shed. Best ever movers. On time, thorough, and got the job done right the first time. Couldn't ask for a better moving company.
Susan B.
Excellent service for move of small apartment from Providence RI to NJ storage facility. Movers arrived on time and called ahead to confirm their arrival on both ends of the move. They took great care of my furniture.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Courtney K.
Stephen and John moved my furniture this past weekend, and did an incredible job! They arrived exactly as scheduled, and were extremely polite and professional! I would definitely recommend H movers to anyone planning a move!
Gabriella S.
The movers were very professional and friendly. The move was completed quickly and efficiently. I was very satisfied with my experience.
Tia F.
Moved from a ground floor house into a 3rd floor apartment and the H movers crew made it so easy! Appreciated their professionalism, punctuality, and efficiency! Definitely would hire them again for my next move.
Phani R.
Our experience was excellent. Movers came on time and completed the move with in the stipulated time. They were very courteous and easy to work with 👍
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a second floor apartment into a condominium and used the services offered by H-Movers. They were wonderful. Every detail was carried through with the upmost courtesy and professionalism. Eduardo and his partner were on time, polite, and knew how to move our things! We would highly recommend them for your next move!
Thumbtack Customer
I had such a hard time finding a legit piano mover in RI. Somehow all legit piano movers I could find are based in other States and wouldn't move pianos from and to Rhode Island. In fact I was forced to hire a regular mover because of this and had a traumatic experience watching them moving my baby grand from my previous apartment to the storage. The regular mover sweared they move grand pianos all the time but they clearly didn't know what they're doing!! I almost had anxiety attack watching them work, not only for the fate of my piano but also for the movers' back- they could have hurt themselves!! So I was so grateful when Omar responded on thumbtack when it's time to move my baby grand from the storage to my new apartment, both in Rhode Island. He was the only piano mover who responded, the others were all regular movers who claimed they knew how to move grand pianos! I still wasn't sure at first because none of my pianist friends in Boston had used them before. But not only Omar gave a lower rate than the other piano movers, but he knows exactly what to do in all situation and they did their job very well and very efficiently. The previous mover that moved my piano to the storage did so many dumb things and made the job more challenging for Omar when he reassembled my piano at my new apartment (there was even one screw missing!!!), but Omar didn't complain, he just replaced the missing screw and didn't even charge me extra. Thank God Omar knows the pianos very well. I'm so glad and grateful he responded to my request on thumbtack. I definitely will hire All pro piano mover again next time I move!!
All-Pro Piano MoversAll-Pro Piano Movers
Thumbtack Customer
H-movers took care of our condo move. Although the two gentlemen worked quickly and very hard, the move took longer than we all expected. Eduardo, the owner, came onsite and jumped right in to help. Great customer service!
Thumbtack Customer
First time hiring movers and was blown away. Super professional, nice, and efficient! I'll probably be calling them next time I move.
Thumbtack Customer
I really enjoyed my experience with these movers! They called me ten minutes before they were coming and then again when there. They handled my furniture carefully and properly wrapped up what could be wrapped up. I originally only needed my couch moved but then ended up having more stuff to move and they had no qualms about moving the extras on such short notice. They were friendly and the hourly cost is great. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who may be moving
Top concierge moving and cleaning services, INCTop concierge moving and cleaning services, INC
Tyler M.
I recently used H-Movers to relocate. Their movers were in touch with me early on the morning of the move to confirm exactly when they'd be there so there was no guessing on my part. The men were efficient yet very careful with all of my belongings, but most of all they were extremely polite and professional. Everything was always fully explained up front and their initial estimate was almost spot on. Great value and a great job on both ends of the move. They'd be the first company I'd call if I had to move again in the future.
Thumbtack Customer
I had an excellent experience with H Movers and my husband and I both agreed it was one of the best decisions we have ever made to hire them for our move. We moved from a third floor Victorian and these guys were pleasant and polite and upbeat the whole time, which I give a lot of credit for. They were fast and efficient and thoughtful, and packed everything from our 1300 sq ft apartment into the truck to make one trip. Eduardo was great in planning the move and communicating honestly about our needs and they were very careful with everything. I can guarantee I will never move my own things again, because this honestly made the moving day 1000% less stressful. They were professional, quick, and the rates were beyond reasonable. Can't recommend enough. I will recommend to all friends moving in the area.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys did a great job moving me to my new apartment. I was iffy about hiring them because they were not a major moving company and there were not a lot of reviews but for a local move they were the perfect match. For future concerned movers: they've been in business for seven years but have only started doing residential (non-college: Brown, RISD, etc.) moves 3 years ago. The negative review below me did not understand that they give you a 2 hour arrival window, they are NOT giving you the exact time the entire move will happen. When they schedule moves back-to-back, which they claimed only happens on weekends or at the end of the month, they have to add in slack time from the previous job in case it runs over their estimated time. If you are able to book them on a weekday that is not at the end of the month then they will give you an exact time they will be there.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were prompt, calling to give advance notice of their arrival time. The move went very smoothly with no problems. Very helpful and would use them again in a moment.
Nikki G.
Excellent and painless move. Would use again.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
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