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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 Fairmont movers
Ryan B.
The crew at Sheer Transport LLC were very friendly and worked hard to get everything just right. The truck was packed very well so that things wouldn't get damaged, and they brought in some big, heavy items and put them right where they needed to be (even up stairs to the bedrooms). The move was priced very fairly with a high level of professionalism. I'll be using them again on the last load for this move, and for any further moves for me and my family. Highly recommended for anybody, especially moving in/out of Fairmont or Morgantown, WV area.
Sheer Transport LLCSheer Transport LLC
Rebecca N.
Moving solutions was great at getting you signed up for their service, however from then on it was a nightmare. We had hired them after letting another company go because of no communication and not notifying us of major changes in the scheduled move . They knew of our circumstances and told us everything would be fine with our move out date at the end of the month. So we wouldn’t have to pay more rent. Allowing for the 2 day window our driver didn’t show up until for days later . No one called us any contact was always initiated by us . We were lied to saying he was in the area which was 5-6 hours away In another state. They underestimated our load and I itemized everything with them over the phone. When the driver showed up he was alone no help , it did not arrive until hrs later. The driver loaded our things by himself and the same happened with the unload our furniture was gouged and scratched . Since unpacking we have found items missing as well . They are the worst company ever.
Moving Solutions VAMoving Solutions VA
Adam S.
I would never recommend this company. They did an easy move - remove a dining room set and change in fridge from kitchen to garage. In doing so they scraped and put scratches in a new floor. They acknowledged the issue and promised to come and correct the issue. Since agreeing to do so, Darnell has missed the date to show up, ignored my texts, voicemails and reject my calls. Save yourself the trouble and hire someone else.
Movers & The ShakersMovers & The Shakers
Angela S.
Stefan and David did an amazing job, unloading three uBoxes. Darnell retrieved the uBoxes while his team carried and assembled furniture, managed heavy boxes loaded with books, and relocated previous items into storage. Highest recommendation - job was handled with utmost care, efficiency, and professionalism. Also, Darnell’s communication ensured that my moving-nerves greatly reduced. They arrived on time and handled my belongings with precision. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience on Thumbtack! Best Wishes, Angie
Movers & The ShakersMovers & The Shakers
Andy P.
The two guys that helped us out were very quick and efficient and helpful. We moved everything from an apartment into a house in the span of a little over 3 hours. The only downside is that they forgot to put a furniture blanket on my wife’s desk and it got scratched up in the U-Haul during the ride. I would still recommend them; I know they didn’t do that intentionally and accidents happen, especially when you stuff everything you own into a truck.
Movers & The ShakersMovers & The Shakers
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