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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 Madison movers
John F.
I had to do a same-day move for my 1-bedroom apartment, and AZ Moving helped me do it. AZ Moving responded quickly, scheduled quickly, and moved all of my things from A to Z on very short notice. Without AZ Moving, I would have been in a very difficult situation, but AZ Moving was there to help.
AZ MovingAZ Moving
Caroline K.
Quick, professional, and friendly movers! I had a great experience with big dog movers.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The team that came to help me move was friendly and helpful. I enjoyed working with them. The estimate was nearly dead on and the movers worked quickly and efficiently. All in all a great move.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Andrew B.
Overall, the folks at Ero were good at the physical aspect of moving. However, the lack of effective communication, timeliness (showing up an hour+ late) and the professionalism of the movers was frustrating. At one point the movers went out on our deck and stopped moving boxes for a few minutes. As much as I'd like to give a five star review, I can't as these issues made it quite stressful in moving
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would use these movers again. Ryan was good with returning phone calls. I was set up to move to my new apartment and I found out that the apartment was not ready. He helped me get my items in storage and was able to set up a new moving date into m new apartment. The movers are friendly and helpful. I would rate M & R movers A+.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Pedro and Manny were excellent the day of the move! They had more to move than anticipated and still completed the entire move in 5 hrs - including a 25 min trek across town! There was communication through every step of the process, and confirmation of times, any changes, etc. They were calm, laid back and focused during the move...taking the stress out of the day! Thank you both for a great move!
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
Alexis H.
They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in moving difficult furniture which made my move exponentially easier.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Amodh Y.
Professional mover.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Curtis H.
I've had some pretty bad moving experiences from no-show movers to movers who were careless with my belongings. However, ERO Moving LLC was hands-down the best company I've hired to-date. They were happy to accommodate two moves in one day and worked very efficiently (and that was after having done a couple moves earlier in the day!). I was also grateful they made my U-Haul truck work even though I should have rented a bigger one. Great experience!
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
Kris N.
Mike, Josh and Bronson made our move a breeze. They were great to work with and took great care moving our stuff. I highly recommend Mike and his team at Big Dog Movers of Madison.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Thumbtack Customer
THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!! This was, by far, the most positive moving experience we have ever had! Business has created the need to move cross country on five occasions, and to do local moves seven times over the past 35 years. We could not have asked for better support, services and organization. Face it: moving is really hard work. I can honestly say this is the very best move experience of them all!
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
James E.
I needed a piano moved in my home. TN Movers did a fantastic job. They called to notify me they could come earlier than I expected. 3 young men arrived and moved the piano in 10 minutes. Fun guys, professional, courteous, strong. I would use them again for any moving need.
Top Notch MoversTop Notch Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan and Luke were just awesome. I moved from Madison to Chicago last weekend and couldn't be happier with how the move went. The guys were thorough, careful and efficient, and world-class nice people on top of all that. They worked tirelessly to make sure everything was just right. I'd absolutely recommend M&R Movers to anyone making a move in the area--I know I'll be calling Ryan again when I make my next move. Thanks guys!
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Ben B.
Professional, friendly and helpful movers! They arrived early and worked efficiently to move our items at a very reasonable price. 5 stars! Thanks again!!
Top Notch MoversTop Notch Movers
Shayne N.
We asked for 2 movers, and they showed up with 3. Charged us an extra $65 per hour for the third guy. They damaged furniture, and did not use their equipment to increase efficiency. I have moved 10 times, and this is the worst experience I have had with movers.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Brenda H.
Our college-age daughter and roommates were moving across town. The movers did a great job with them, and left little to no worries for us! Great job!
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Marcia B.
I would recommend David to everyone. He is a hard worker and you can't beat his moving prices. If I move again I will hire him right away.
David's Reliable MovingDavid's Reliable Moving
Senthil K.
Moved first time with the help of professional movers. What I was worrying for many days before moving was done very quickly and smoothly than I expected. BusyBee guys were updating me on their arrival estimate time and their progress promptly. Very delighted. Will refer my friends for sure. Thanks Team.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
M&R movers were excellent!! Friendly fun and fast. Did my whole move in 3 hours! I'm extremely pleased with their services. And at a very reasonable and affordable price.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Eunji L.
The best! The movers were really friendly & incredibly fast.
Busy B's MovingBusy B's Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Hungry Man Movers recently moved a split king adjustable bed for me. They were on time, extremely courteous, and very fast. I'm very satisfied with them and would hire them again.
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The job was never completed, and that was no fault of Badgerland Movers. I chose not to carry out the move, but the owner was incredible the entire way through. Very professional, very compromising, and all around good energy.
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Pedro and his brother were professional during all aspects of the move. They communicated very well and worked very hard to please. I will call them again for our next move. Outstanding!
ERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLCERO Moving Of Wisconsin LLC
China Moon C.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLC was prompt in their correspondence and the crew handled my home move (with heavy & complex furniture), belongings, and other items nicely. I've used professional movers previously however, this is my first (1st) time with Mike's company. They were professional, courteous and did an excellent job. I would hire them again.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Alaz k.
Fred and his brother were great! They were really helpful in our move to a storage unit and they are very nice and fun people too! We will definitely call Fred again for our next move.
Fred J Mover (WI)Fred J Mover (WI)
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