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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 Bolingbrook movers
Latecia R.
Jose truly made my 2 moves easy and efficient. Handle my move with care. Their costumer service was very professional. I will be calling them again for all my future moves.
ShowTimeMovers LLCShowTimeMovers LLC
Emily O.
Moving Mountains Inc. was fantastic! They were able to help us out in a pinch in under a week from my first contact. The movers were professional, friendly, efficient and accommodating. If I'm looking for movers in the future, they'll be my first choice!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Ernesto F.
Very reasonable pricing. Time starts when they arrive at my home and finishes when they are done unloading everything at the moving to location. Truck charge is a flat fee independent of distance and fuel is included. Company was very punctual and responsive. Very hard working movers. Moving is a tough job to do.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Mike M.
They moved a piano for us and did a good job.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Yvette K.
Anthony did a great job communicating up to move day. There was a snag with the client before me, but he handled it professionally and was still able to get my move done on the same day. They moved quickly and efficiently treating everything with care. They were also able to break down my workout equipment which was a bonus. I highly recommend them!
Anthony's Advanced Labor ServicesAnthony's Advanced Labor Services
Lyndsey m.
They wrapped my couch to protect it without me even asking. Excellent movers.
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Roy was great. They followed up with me through every step, showed up on time, handled the job extremely well (moved a 500lb hot tub with only two guys!!), quick and efficient. No damages, easy going, down to earth guys. They were both personable and I will and would be recommending them for any future moving jobs. If Roy says he can do it, HE can!! Thank you both so very much for relieving the stress regarding moving my hot tub!!!!!!!!!!!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
Stay away from them, they the worst mover you could ever higher. They damaged both of my couches (refer to the photos). I tried to communicate with the them via emails and phone calls but response. they filed a claim fro the damage with their insurance and got denied, after that never heard from them. I am contacting my credit card company to file a claim against them. The mover were rude and inefficient, I hired a crew of 4 to get the move done quickly and it ended longest move I ever had (10 hrs). One person in the track organizing the items and the other 3 just standing there doing nothing but slacking and killing time. when I asked them to do the job, they replied "we don't know what to do , we are waiting for the leader to tell us what to do". I previously moved the same items with a 2 men crew in 4 hrs with no damage.
Mobile Services Moving LaborMobile Services Moving Labor
Gordana A.
I will call this 2 guy again when i need to move ! So professional and fast . Well done 👏jobs
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Mark P.
I can not say enough good things about KENKAYS. They showed up the same day I contacted them and showed up exactly at the time they committed to. They moved a loveseat and sofa out of the house and assembled the new furniture in less than an hour. I would recommend them for all of your moving related needs.
Lily Z.
Roy and his team were very professional. I would recommend their service to anyone would need help with piano moving. A+!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Margaret C.
The moving guys were great, courteous and got the job done fast. They moved my upright piano, big one piece entertainment center and a side by side fridge in less than an hour. They were very polite and cautious with our piano, wrapped everything in blankets and starch wrap. I would definitely hire them again and recommend to family and friends.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Melanie A.
John and his partner did a great job emptying the PODS container. Very professional and careful with my boxes. I highly recommend RTO for a move.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were really great. Very nice and helpful. One of my drawers broke accidentally and they've said they will replace. I would definitely hire again.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Jennifer h.
I had an excellent experience with Moving Mountains. Kelly and his crew saved me with a very short noticemove (the night before) due to another company standing us up. He was was very understanding and reassured me it wouldn’t be a problem. They were very prompt and courteous. I moved to an apartment on the 4th floor without an elevator. Despite the difficulty move, they were speedy and professional. The price was incredibly unmatched. We even tipped them generously due to their hard work and dedication to provide excellent service. I definitely will use their services again in the future and will be referring them to everyone I know. You won’t be disappointed. Top notch! Bravo guys!!! Thanks so much!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Marisela D.
The 4 man crew that came out to help us was AMAZING!!! They were so kind, professional, and efficient! They work very well together and made our moving day a breeze! They unloaded 2 large storage pods in 2 hours. I am very satisfied with their services and will be hiring them again if we need to move anything. I wish I could remember all their names to give them each credit. Thank you again!!!
Techno Moving & Home Services.Techno Moving & Home Services.
Tish A.
Absolutely awesome. Worth more than they charge. Quick and helpful. If you want the moving day to be Swift with no with no damages give them a call. Thanks again guys. Your a big help
Packing Professional Movers LLCPacking Professional Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We could not be happier!!!! It rained on our moving day but thanks to Roy and his team our move was PERFECT!!!! They started at 9am and by 12:30 we were completely loaded into our new home...I was speechless that at 1:30pm we were already sitting on our new patio enjoying our new home. Professional and AWESOME to work with and talk to from start to finish...There are just not enough words to express how grateful we are to Motion Transports...HIGHLY recommend!!!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Mark M.
Contacted me back quickly and came out same day to move a treadmill and an old one out to the curb. They also assembled the new one and disassembled the old one. They were great to work with and will contact them again and recommend to anyone else.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Jennifer R.
They we’re great! Very punctual, professional and handled my items with care. They wrapped and unwrapped everything they needed to and reassembled and assembled the furniture I requested. Very nice and cost friendly as well! Will use them for any future moves I’ll have. Great job!
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Kristine G.
The initial customer service was great. The estimate was detailed and clear. The crew we had was awesome and they were careful and cautious with our possessions and furniture. The crew worked quickly and efficiently. They we very nice and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anyone who will be moving. They made it a seamless transition.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Greg S.
I hired two movers from Knarr Trucking and was extremely happy. They were on time and flexible and transparent (as the workload increased they continued to check-in to make sure I knew how much the additional work would cost). I highly recommend them and will look to use them again in the future.
Knarr Trucking LLCKnarr Trucking LLC
Karen S.
This is a two part review.... but I will say this about kennebrew moving company. I emailed him ( jeremy ) he emailed me back very fast. He explained to me the pricing, and how he do things. He took the tyme out to make sure I FULLY UNDERSTOOD, the Process. He answered all of my questions, and had Great patience, with me... by the tyme I got done talkn to him, it felt like I had known him for awhile... to be continued. Part 2 2maro. Thanks a Million, KENNEBREW MOVERS!. AND MAY I ADD THIS.... HE DID THIS REQUEST FOR ME SUPER FAST!!!. BEING THAT IT WAS A LAST MINUTE DECISION, ON MY BEHALF, HE SAVED THE DAY.. WHAT A BLESSING!. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR CREW, AND MAY HE MULTIPLY IT GREATLY.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
As my husband fell into bed exhausted & battling a cold last night-the last thing he said was that the money for these 2 HARD WORKING POLITE AND RESPECTFUL ABD SMART GUYS was by far the best money we have spent on our move. We procrastinated and they came at the last hour to help us get on our way quicker and less beaten & battered than we would have been otherwise.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
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