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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 Sumter movers
Dave D.
The team that moved my household goods were very professional and made sure that the pieces of furniture were moved and packed carefully. I would highly recommend A&M Friendly Movers .
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Sonja M.
Great moving company and great guys that came out to help with our move. They worked hard didn’t waste a single moment. They made up for the horrible experience we had with a different moving company last year. Definitely a great company to go with during a stressful move.
A & M Friendly Movers LLC.A & M Friendly Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Movers showed up on time with a large truck and all the essential moving supplies. They worked very quickly to load and unload my things from the storage unit into my 3rd floor apartment. Nothing was scratched or broken. I'll definitely be calling them if I ever have to move again. very affordable and quality customer service. :)
Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹
Farrah M.
With moving being such a stressful time, Shane and his crew eased the process tremendously! We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and care that the movers took with our goods. They were on time and very knowledgeable about the job. Highly recommend!
R&S MoversR&S Movers
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from a 3 Bedroom house to a 3 Bedroom apartment and had packed everything ourselves, I hired these guys to move it from the house to the 2nd floor apartment I was now renting. They were on time and there was no hidden charges these guys went straight to work!! Awesome work !! Thank YOU
Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹Ready To Move 🚚 and cleaning services 🧽 🧹
David M.
Excellent service for a very reasonable price! They were very respectful and worked quickly and seamlessly. Should I need to move my table again, I will definitely be calling these individuals.
Lowcountry Billiard ServicesLowcountry Billiard Services
Renee T.
Absolutely great experience! They work prepared and worked diligently to the last minute. Great energy about them, I will definitely use them for any future moves I have.
R.J. Movers,LLCR.J. Movers,LLC
Chastity R.
We had a good time. It was really hot outside, but they made the best of it. I look forward to them moving me back in. I would highly recommend them. Tim team is amazing!
Incredible Moving Squad LLCIncredible Moving Squad LLC
Renee H.
I keep debating between 2 and 3 stars - their handling of could-have-been minor mistake was infuriating, but overall, they moved us effectively without actually losing anything and they were pleasant to work with during the actual move. My husband chose them due to their flat rate for the move. The guys effectively moved most of our stuff to our new house (my husband was, I believe, mostly responsible for that "most" part.) They quickly and efficiently moved all the stuff from the van to the new house. They were primarily very polite, to the point that my son picked up saying "sir" and "ma'am". One of the guys lost the hardware packet for our biggest and most difficult to assemble piece of furniture by leaving it in one of the piles they randomly left at the old house. They didn't want to take the time to check for the packet themselves, but Mr. Wise said to contact them when we found the packet or he would order new hardware and they would come out and replace it. My husband spent over 2 hours combing through the house, even recording the perusal, and couldn't find it, so Mr. Wise ordered the packet. When I went to move the remaining items, I found the packet. Up until this point, communication worked fine. When it came to scheduling their return though, supposedly his texts stopped coming through. He would not answer his phone. Supposedly, one of them came out 8 days after the move, but left no note or contact information (Mr. Wise sent an e-mail less than an hour beforehand. I didn't get it until we went to the old house for clean up, 5 hours later.) Had they answered the phone/called, not promised to fix their error to begin with (we waited for 10 days, with my daughter's room off limits because the furniture was far heavier than she is - I would have been upset, but only for a few hours instead of a week of infuriating phone/text tag), or put the furniture together as promised, they'd be getting a better review. Overall, efficient and polite, but they could stand some improvements.
Wise way moving solutionsWise way moving solutions
Lucy B.
These guys were absolutely wonderful today! On time, very professional (all 3 of them), diligent, considerate and focused. Start to finish, I have no complaints. And Elite was by FAR the best value of the 4 or 5 moving companies I called. We would hire them again in a heartbeat!!!
Elite MoversElite Movers
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