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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Aurora movers
Angela W.
I really appreciate them accommodating my move same day move last minute.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
Local move of a 2 BD townhouse w/garage. Had 3 movers and a large truck. Movers were on time, polite and thorough. Fragile items were wrapped and treated with care. Move was completed in less than 3 hours. I would definitely use them again.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Cece S.
We had a great experience with Moving Mountains. They moved a piano for us. They were very communicative and quick to respond. They did a great job with the move and were very friendly and willing to go above and beyond.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
they arrived early and made for a quick and smooth move, scott and his helper were freindly, professional and made the move easy, highly recommended
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
We are very impressed with the professional team of Pinhead Piano . They did an excellent job of moving the piano, right from arriving( before)on time, inspecting and planning the move , making sure that neither property nor piano gets any damage and getting it to our house. Such a stress free move , we will definitely recommend Pinhead Piano for their awesome piano moving services. Anusree
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend using this company for your move. They were incredibly professional and courteous, moved very quickly, and were very careful with our things. It was a real pleasure doing business with them, and I will be keeping their number for any future moves we have.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a few items and were on time.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Jared S.
These people were AMAZING! They did their research and asked for photos to safely move my stuff without damaging my house. They had an action plan ready when they arrived and everything went well. My Item was a massive 200 plus gallon fish tank made of GLASS!!! it weighed a ton and they safely moved it across town and in my house and down a flight of stairs. If they can safely move this, they can move anything.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Adrienne C.
THESE WERE THE BEST MOVERS I HAVE EVER USED AND I HAVE USED PLENTY!! I had a mover scheduled who bailed the day before my move and Aaron and his company stepped in at the last minute. I can’t say enough good things about this company. They were professional, polite, on time and well priced. I will use them only moving forward. Save their info now!
Errands PCKG & MVNGErrands PCKG & MVNG
Kevin L.
Very pleased. Apex Pinnacle helped moved heavy furniture for my pediatric practice: pack, move, and deliver all within 3 hours. Would highly recommend.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Alexander G.
Very efficient team. Helped me with a move of a 2 bedroom apartment. One of the first moves that I've done that nothing broke during it. Would recommend them for sure.
Strong Boys Moving CompanyStrong Boys Moving Company
Christopher B.
The best moving experience I’ve ever had!
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Dan P.
I sent email to my contact about issues with move and never heard back. Furniture was broken and movers attempted to hide it. Empty alcohol container found, which was left behind from movers. They also did break a desk, admittedly, and nothing was done about it. They broke a leg on a couch, did nothing. Mover said they don’t have equipment with them to fix. I gave them time to make this right but never heard anything back.
Liberty Moving & Storage IncLiberty Moving & Storage Inc
Donna m.
Moving in extreme humidity & heat on October 1st was brutal but the two movers sent were so efficient, courteous & remained professional throughout the process. I was so impressed. They did a great job. Kudos. I will use this mover again & will recommend to all. Thanks for making a miserably hot humid day go smoothly.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Don C.
Crew came on time and completed move in a timely manner.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Kasie S.
Selecting Anthony's Advanced Labor Services was truly the best decision we made for our move from Illinois to Indiana. We originally reached out to one of the nationwide moving companies to help us with our relocation, but they were unable to provide us with what we needed or even chat on the phone about our needs. We were SO LUCKY to find Antony's Advanced Labor Services. The movers were extremely professional, responsive, and provided personalized services based on our specific needs for the move. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for movers in the area. They are, by far, the best.
Anthony's Advanced Labor ServicesAnthony's Advanced Labor Services
Nicole H.
Quality moving company. Extremely helpful and did a great job.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
The movers who got here was fantastic. They were very helpful and willing to work around problems. The reason I'm giving the average rating is because of the miscommunication. It is a Good moving company that you can trust but please MAKE SURE you communicate with them both via thumbtack and phone to confirm on price and details, so that you don't end up in the same situation as I was in. Here's my story. I got a quote with a really good price that says it included a truck, and I also confirmed with them via thumtack messaging. However, when they got here, the movers did not bring a truck and they were told I was going to have a truck. So basically at the last minute I realized that we did not have a truck and if I wanted them to bring a truck, they would charge me a lot more money and I'm not sure if I need to pay for the waiting time while the truck was heading my way. Luckily my moving location is really closeby and after some 20 minutes of discussion, the movers decided to move my furniture using their jeep and carry the heavier/bigger ones over. The movers got here 15 minutes late, but they did not charge me for that. I ended up paying for the time we were discussing for a solution and the time they were moving furniture.The job did get done in a timely manner.The movers were really willing to help me get the moving done, and I am very grateful to them for helping me to get the moving done despite the problem. Honestly speaking, I went with Illinois Valley Movers because of the really good price that I couldn't get from all the other moving companies that I called. But that's comparing the price they gave me to the other moving companies' price that included a truck. If I was informed of their real correct price, I probably would have gone for a company that's closer by and I have heard about before.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Illinois Valley Movers helped me move from Aurora to Elgin with ease. The guys were nothing but professional. Everything went smoothly and I'd highly recommend them to anyone. Great price, great service.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Kaytee N.
We hired DTM moving for our move from a townhouse to a stand alone home. They stayed late and got the job done. Great value too!! A couple hiccups but they kept us informed and got it done for us!
DoThaMost Moving CoDoThaMost Moving Co
Thumbtack Customer
I was not given the receipt for the move, as promised,and they were 4 hours late. Was only offered 10% off, and offered another guy to help with the move, but they were still 1 1/2 hours over the alloted time
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Came on time. Listen to us and did a very good job of moving.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Patrick S.
The entire process from start to finish was wonderful. As soon as we posted our move to Thumbtack, Next Door responded immediately. Obtaining a quote was super easy. When Diego and the guys arrived, they couldn’t have been better. They took note of everything we needed moved, and took great care wrapping our belongings. They worked efficiently and stuck to the schedule. At the new house, the guys put all of our furniture where we wanted it and put everything back together. Moving is so stressful, but Next Door Movers made it much better.
Next Door MoversNext Door Movers
Anna t.
Great guys. I was not able to be there when the movers arrived, my son said they were great, took care while moving, were efficient and packed everything in an organized manner. Would totally recommend and use their services agin.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Joy M.
Randy and his team were professional and worked fast to move our 2 story 4 bedroom house. They took care of all our pieces when moving and we were settled into our new home within a matter of hours.
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
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