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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 Galveston movers
Thumbtack Customer
Texans movers has excellent service the prices are reasonable,my moving experience was amazing! the movers are quick & reliable. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!!
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Sandy P.
Thank you for a quality move. I would def use Houston Movers again.
Megan K.
Although we went another way with moving, Houston movers were very professional
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were quick but careful with my belongings. Very caring guys. When I move again I will be contacting them again.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
on time, polite, and did the move fast
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Vincent M.
On time and really helpful with the move. Thanks again!
Allsawa MoversAllsawa Movers
Ashley W.
Houston Movers did an excellent job on our move and their cost beat out all their competitors. They were very responsive with communication throughout the process - from scheduling a month prior to our move to estimated time of arrival on the day of the move. The two man crew hustled from the moment they started until they finished. All big furniture and fragile items were wrapped with plastic and/or moving blankets. They were patient with me as I decided where each piece was to go in the new house. And they were incredibly nice guys. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or use them again.
Haley S.
They were very professional. They wrapped all of my furniture and moved everything without any issues. They continuously worked without taking breaks. They moved me from a third floor apartment to a first floor and even most a few of my belongings to a second location. I will definitely use them again for my moving needs.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Texans Movers was great, I couldn't have asked for a smoother move. We had an "out of town job" from Galveston to Houston and they did it quickly, efficiently, and they were very professional. I would recommend them highly.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Showed up on time, moved apartment quickly and efficiently. Careful with equipment and furniture.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Stephanie f.
Movers were on time, friendly, and completed the job within the allotted timeframe. Great communication leading up to move--they accommodated me on short notice (I was unsure when my out of state furniture would arrive). Would definitely recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Texans Movers to move furniture in my home. I was moving items from garage to house. Moving furniture to other locations and floors in my home and some things into storage in my attic. There were many stairs involved and some items were heavy so I requested three workers. I also needed to move one piece of furniture to my son's home about a mile away. The guys worked steadily and I was very happy until the end when they began speaking Spanish in front of me not knowing that I could understand most of what they were saying. They made a rude comment about the tip and the whole encounter was very unprofessional. It left me with a poor opinion of the company which up until that time had been very positive.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Anju T.
Great job moving from Galveston to Austin!!! They were able to make a stop in the Houston area to drop some of the furniture off with my parents.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Melissa W.
Justin and his team were fabulous! They moved everything with care. They put some new furniture together for us. I highly recommend them!
Clawtel Moving & StorageClawtel Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
I recommend RPG Moving 100%. They were on time, friendly, careful and worked quickly. They did a great job, and I would definitely hire them again!
RPG Moving SolutionsRPG Moving Solutions
Cassia G.
Very professional: arrived on time and quickly started with wrapping and doing it in an efficient timing. We completed the whole move in 2 hours and 15 minutes! Highly recommend this team.
Texans MoversTexans Movers
Thumbtack Customer
My move went very smoothly. The quote was for 2 men, but 3 showed up. They were very responsive and professional. They made sure all of my furniture was wrapped and padded. It was a great experience.
A-Star MoversA-Star Movers
Dana W.
What an amazing team! Truly grateful and very blessed that they came threw and went above and beyond for me. Carl and his team were Very careful with my items,worked fast and got me moved no stress I had alot of stuff and that didn't bother them at all. Bruce and his brother are a lifesaver and really made my moving appointment go smoothly. I want to thank everyone on this team and I will be using you all again. I highly recommend booking with them.
1st Choice Moving & Storage1st Choice Moving & Storage
Lesley B.
They were late but once arrived worked consistently non-stop. They moved a 2 bedroom apartment with 2nd and 3rd floors into another very similar! They set everything back up including beds (one was a canopy) with no complaints. Very nice and courteous. I definitely recommend and will use again in the future! Thanks!!!
Best Price professional MoversBest Price professional Movers
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