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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

What is considered a local move vs. a long-distance move?

Local moves are among the most common moves. Unlike a long-distance move, a local move is typically less than 50 miles and does not cross state lines. Generally, a local move only takes one day, and movers tend to charge by the hour. 

The definition of a long-distance move may vary depending on the moving company. Generally, a long-distance considered to be any move of 400 miles or more. However, some say a long-distance move is over 50-100 miles. 

Local Move

A move under 50 miles

Long-Distance Move

A move over 50-100 miles or over 400 miles; may also be called an “interstate move” or “out-of-state move”

Out-of-State Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “interstate move” or “long-distance move”

Interstate Move

A move that crosses state lines; may also be called an “out-of-state move” or “long-distance move”

Intrastate Move

A move that begins and ends in the same state, typically beyond 50 miles

Interstate moves require additional legal preparation and will incur additional costs for distance, the amount and weight of your items, the preparation required and various other factors. Moving companies tend to do an initial weighing of the truck, which you should be present for.

A move that crosses state lines is considered an interstate move or an out-of-state move. Contrast this with an intrastate move, which begins and ends in the same state, but is typically above 50 miles. 

To determine whether your move is local or long-distance, contact the best movers in your area.



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.

Reviews for Arlington Heights movers
Joyce S.
Movers very polite. Cared about moving furniture safely.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Liz P.
Travis and his partner, Lionel were wonderful in helping with our move. Extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable when it comes to moving large pieces of furniture. I will definitely be using this company again for future moves.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Thumbtack Customer
Last time we moved it took us 3 hours with 2 men. This time we booked Apex and they provided with 3 men, now these 3 took 7 hours to shift. They messed up our leather couch, Leather love seat, and even bed. These guys were just doing time pass during moving and trying to extend the move. But this move was terrible. Me and my husband, we literally pushed those guys for packing and moved some stuff ourself. All this was for moving with in 10 miles distance.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Maris B.
The movers were prompt, diligent and very hard working. I'd recommend them to anyone who needs moving, junking or other projects that require tedious type of work.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Eric O.
The guys Ready Movers sent to do our move were amazing!!! These guys worked there tail off and did the job so quickly, and let me tell you it wasn’t an easy task. I had huge furniture items that were really tight squeezes and these guys did NOT dent and bang anything up. Also, they were on time coming to my location....actually 5 mins early to be exact which was great! They handled every single one of my items with great care. The movers were super friendly and honestly seemed like they enjoy doing their job. I would HIGHLY recommend this moving company and will definitely use them for any future moves! Ready Movers gets an A+ from me!
Ready MoversReady Movers
Avinash R.
Jesus and his team were great. They padded and strech wrapped the furniture and moved all our belongings carefully. If you are worried about movers wasting time and not being careful enough, look no further, the Specialists are the best.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Diana L.
I hired them to move me out of my 2nd floor apartment into a 3rd floor, no elevator in either building! They moved all my stuff very carefully, and I couldn't believe the value. It was such a great deal that I had to give them a generous tip because I was so happy with the service and felt they deserved more. I will keep this number for any of my future moves and will recommend them to everyone!!!
Andrea R.
I have worked with quite a few movers throughout my life, and I have to say, Granat Labor is BY FAR the best. Derek and his crew work hard AND they work fast to get the job done and keep the cost down. My move could not have gone better thanks to Derek (the owner). Derek came to my home to give me a realistic estimate regarding how many hours my move would take. Derek keeps it simple - he gives you 1 hourly rate that includes everything (unlike most other moving companies that make it so complicated and expensive by inflating the price by having separate fees for the truck, the guys, the fuel, etc.) AND Derek will also give you a realistic time estimate so their are no surprises on moving day. The day of my move Derek and his crew were on time, worked fast, and were careful with our boxes and furniture. I even had a piece of furniture that after they brought it into our house, we decided we wanted to get rid of, and Derek moved it back out, no problem. Also, we had furniture we wanted to get rid of and hauled away from both our old house and our new house. Derek charged us a very reasonable fee to get rid of it for us. He made a special trip back the next day to haul it away from both houses. Talk about an easy stress free move. I would not consider any other moving company other than Granat Labor. What an outstanding experience during a time in most peoples' lives that is very stressful. Derek takes the stress and complexity out of moving. I highly recommend this company!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Robert k.
Originally quoted $200 for moving a 210 lb treadmill from the garage into my basement. Day of the move I called 15 minutes prior to the end of my 9-10 window. I was told that I wasn’t on the schedule and that if I wanted them to move the treadmill it would now cost $250! So the original quote wasn’t honored. Then 5 minutes later a I got a clear that they were outside my house so apparently I was on the schedule! I ultimately paid the $250 even though the original quote was $200. The movers themselves were amazing. Not sure I would use them again though cause the confusion
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Jessica R.
I can’t say enough good things about Moving Mountains. They were very responsive from the outset, arrived exactly when they said they would, did a fantastic job. We definitely plan to hire again in the future. Thank you again for making a stressful move seamless!
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Mike C.
Kelly and his partner did an excellent job, I would definitely use your moving company again.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Nidh P.
Excellent team! Gabrial is a fantastic person. (Wanted to call out each names in the team, but don’t know their name )They understands the need and do what ever the way we want to place items while moving. The dedicated team is fabulous and they did all the heavy lifting and moving with out any damage. Previously I have worked with multiple movers . But I never had such a best team experience. They handled everything with patience care , and speed . No words to say. Keep up good work guys. We need people like you 👍🙏
Move ManiaMove Mania
Jade F.
Could not be more happy with Dominquez moving service! First time ever using ThumbTack for anything and was really apprehensive. I'm so glad I took the chance. Unable to move myself because of upcoming surgery, Dominquez was fast,careful and professional. Probably cared more about my furniture than I do! Hire this man!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery n snow removalDOMINGUEZ moving delivery n snow removal
Susan C.
Darrel and Gabriel were great. They were polite and a pleasure to work with. They were so careful with making sure my walls doors and everything were not damaged in the move. They were extremely helpful with doing an extra small job at the location where the furniture was moved to. I would use this company again no matter what the job size. They were a pleasure.
Move ManiaMove Mania
Jennifer O.
They were very quick to answer my inquiry and came out the same day to move the items. Did a great job at a reasonable price.
Lavell Moving & HaulingLavell Moving & Hauling
Nathan k.
They did a great job! I had to move a refrigerator from one house to another. Very nice guys and did good work.
Tys InnTys Inn
Jay F.
I have used RMS for several moves and they have been wonderful. However, my last move in December 2018 my large screen TV was not placed correctly in their truck and incurred damage. I have reached out to them 6-7 times for a claim form and I still have not received either a claim form (via e-mail) or a call back.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Kellie T.
I am very happy with the service I received. The work was done quickly and carefully. I would definitely recommend and rehire You Use It, Byrd Moves it! again!
Byrd Moves ItByrd Moves It
Paige P.
Awesome Company from the first phone call to meeting the owner to the execution of the team on our moving day. They helped eliminate our stress and were so great to work with.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Because it rained the move had to be postpone to the following day, which they offered a discount. They kept me informed when they would be arriving. There was no damage to my property. Overall it went well.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Desi w.
Ben was perfect. He was on time, personable, and responsible. He moved something heavy into my house for me. I would use him again and I highly recommend him.
Ben SizeloveBen Sizelove
Stacey W.
The guys who moved our house were outstanding! They hustled and did almost the impossible in terms of getting an elliptical machine up a narrow staircase!!! They did this all on a Sunday without an extra charge.
Elite Moving & Storage IncElite Moving & Storage Inc
Jordan B.
Team of two movers helped me to clear the first floor of my house so that we could have our floors refinished. They were quick about their work and gentle with our furniture. Very helpful, and priced well. Truly, could not (or would not) have been able to do it without them. Up in the Air has figured it out - I didn't need a team of three movers running the clock for half a day, just two strong guys to help me shuffle some furniture around my house for an hour or two.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Alex K.
After I said to them, that I already found the movers their reply was “LOL”which I think highly unprofessional and rude. I don’t want to hire people with this kind first impression. If they are laughing at you before you hire them just imagine what will be after
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Suzanne S.
I can’t say enough about my experience with Keep It Up. Very responsive, reasonable and professional. They will work with you and deliver results beyond expectations. My moving furniture and boxes happened today....snowstorm. They didn’t bail due to weather, rather they showed up on time ready to work. I will definitely be using them again!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
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