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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 Portsmouth movers
Dixon C.
Movers were very professional and very polite. They accomplished the move in a very timely manner and all went well. They readily adapted to whatever was required to get the move completed. Plan on calling on them again, and recommending them to others. Excellent value/service for the money.
Goldstar Movers LLCGoldstar Movers LLC
Ennis R.
Great to work with. Small company but huge on service. Unbelievably reasonable in pricing. No big franchise overhead. Very personable and down to earth. Made the move experience very pleasant (if moving can ever be considered pleasant.) Highly recommended.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Daniel a.
Great team, quality service. On time and were very careful with my items to be moved. Highly recommended!!!
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Douglas M.
Scott Moving and Labor Services were very professional. The workers were well mannered, polite, and hard working. They did everything we asked of them, and more, very accommodating. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needed help moving, and I would definitely use them again if needed.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Ashley R.
Very professional and very friendly. Moved very quickly and handled everything with care. Helped remove TV off of wall.
Double L MoversDouble L Movers
Jamilla D.
This company responds very quickly and shows up when they say they will!! Josh is very professional! Made my move an easy transition.
Alpha DeliveryAlpha Delivery
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend Scott to anyone who is moving. They worked in the rain and were courteous and kind. They were prompt and very reasonable and affordable.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Kristy H.
They are awesome! Very helpful,useful, fast and efficient. They unloaded a POD and moved things into an apartment in no time. I would use their services again!
Usoline Services LLCUsoline Services LLC
Bianca M.
Very friendly and fun to move with. All my things carefully taken care of. Any concerns always addressed. I would hire again.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Marchee D.
ByHisGrace was phenomenal! Punctual, helpful! I WILL be booking them for any moving needs. Just an amazing experience!!!! Want things done right? Then, this is the company you want to book!
ByHisGrace#1, LLCByHisGrace#1, LLC
Carolina F.
I cannot day enough good things about these gentlemen! They arrived early, and were extremely hard working! I would absolutely recommend them for your move!
Double L MoversDouble L Movers
Emily M.
Patrick and his team were punctual, polite, and efficient. They came to move our piano and were done in less than 20 minutes. Highly recommend! Thank you!
The Moving ManThe Moving Man
Lisa A.
Brittany and her team were great. They were able to accomodate our move on short notice and work with our limited schedule. Top knotch would highly recommend.
Best Movers 4U LLCBest Movers 4U LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Russ came by to estimate in advance and did a great job of planning the move. Although we came from a large house and it took 4 people most of the day to complete the job, they were extremely hard working and efficient from beginning to end. They arrived on time, took great care of our belongings, moved incredibly heavy things including a piano, and did it all quickly and with great attitudes. Highly professional, skilled, thorough and courteous- happy to give them our highest recommendation!
Axle MoversAxle Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Darius and Tetris Moving Co. early Sunday morning and they were able to squeeze me in for later that afternoon! They were polite, efficient, and extremely accommodating. I would recommend this company to EVERYONE.
Tetris Team Moving Co LlcTetris Team Moving Co Llc
Von R.
Scott and his moving team did a great job loading up my POD storage container. One of his team members is great at maximizing your storage space. I will hire this team again.
Scott Moving And Labor ServicesScott Moving And Labor Services
Frances B.
Carlos and Donte were awesome. They arrived on time and ready to work. The energy of the 2 were in sync with exactly what we needed. Not only were they hard workers but overall cool people to be around. I will definitely be requesting these 2 when I move again this October.
Goldstar Movers LLCGoldstar Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
There were 3 guys helping me move my 3 bedroom condo to my new house. They were efficient and definitely packed as much into my smaller truck as possible! I would absolutely recommend them to everyone I know. Hard workers at a great value :)
Tetris Team Moving Co LlcTetris Team Moving Co Llc
Stephanie N.
I contacted All In The Family to receive a quote for moving approximately 30 small, medium, large and extra large boxes as well as some 112 quart storage bins, cabinet, mattress and bookcase to a trailer for a long distance move. The owner Antione responded immediately with pricing and we talked the following week after I decided that I wanted to use his services. Communication was great from start to finish. Antione and 3 of his employees arrived at my home exactly at 10 AM and everything went smoothly as far as loading my items into the truck and then loading into the trailer. His employees were even so kind as to install the bulkhead in my trailer for me. They worked very quickly and we were done in less than 2 hours. Everyone was very respectful and I am pleased. Thank you so much!
Emily D.
Oh my gosh! Chris is the absolute BEST!!! He works diligently and his prices are the BEST! He moved our pool table and Leveled it perfectly! Additionally he mounted 4 TV’s and set up our home theatre surround sound! I’m telling you he is the best! Book him! Thanks Chris my go to man for sure.
Professional Custom Communications LLCProfessional Custom Communications LLC
Debra F.
JBR was AMAZING!! From initial contact, until the final handshake when everything was done!! They were on time, courteous, professional and incredibly efficient!! I had two very heavy bedroom sets to move (6) pieces each, solid wood. In 10 minutes flat the old set was downstairs and they went to work on bringing up the new one. Bed frame was put together with care and they were just too notch, all around! Great to work with! I definitely recommend and will use them for my next job!
JBR Moving Team, LLCJBR Moving Team, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
American Pool Table Doctors did a great job of breaking down the table, moving, and setting it back up. What stops them from getting a higher rating is keeping customers informed. I never got a message confirming my address was received, no one confirmed my appt was still happening. After bring 10 min past the scheduled time I called to confirm if the appt was still happening, and I was tols it would be 30 min before they arrived. Over hour and a half later they arrived with no call or message to inform me it would take longer. The next day (it took two days for the job due to the initial delay) they arrived 2 hours later than what I was initially told again. Timing and communication not great, but worksmanship was great.
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