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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 Buffalo Grove movers
Thumbtack Customer
The moving team was great and efficiently packed and moved our furniture within the estimated time and budget.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Derek E.
Very hard working movers!
Ready MoversReady Movers
Danielle G.
These guys were fantastic. They moved me from north Chicago suburbs to Indianapolis. Thorough, thoughtful, professional, and efficient. I've used movers about 10 times for local and cross country moves, Coffey Bros. is in my top two. Hire them. You will not be disappointed.
Coffey Bros. MovingCoffey Bros. Moving
Benji R.
Derek was responsive and professional. He answered my request immediately and made our move easy. I highly recommend Let Me Get That Moving! Thanks Derek!
Let Me Get That MovingLet Me Get That Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They were timely and polite and moved everything as requested.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Jordan O.
Pierre and Kelly were great. They moved a 300lb bulky vanity for me to the upstairs, and I couldn’t believe how quick and efficient they were. I would highly recommend this company for any moving needs.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers arrived within the scheduled hour. They were extremely hard workers and moved me into a 4th floor walk-up with no elevator. They tackled those three flights of stairs with smiles on their faces and a great attitude. Nothing was damaged and they were done very quickly! Thank you!!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Emmanuel W.
Randy and his team was very professional and efficient. They moved our 300lb 84" Microsoft Surface Hub upstairs. It would not fit in the freight elevator so they carefully lifted it sideways and at an angle to get it inside. They were gentle and handled the display with care. They understand electronics and unusual lifts/moves. Highly recommend!
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Adam N.
Keep It Up was quick, professional and a great value for the price. I would recommended them for a quick easy move.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Jeff M.
We needed a couple treadmills moved and they quoted us a very reasonable price. Every other place we talked to quoted us a minimum of 2 hours at hourly rates plus travel fees for what was 20 minutes of work. They arrived on time, did a great job moving heavy equipment, and were done within 30 minutes. Great experience!
Let Me Get That MovingLet Me Get That Moving
Pamela B.
Excellent moving experience and I don't know how many people can say that! The team was great online and via phone, and the movers themselves careful and considerate. We had a snowstorm the day of delivery and they delayed it a bit (at my request) and then used carpets/paper to line my floors so nothing was damaged and all my furniture clean and set up. I highly recommend the whole team,
Elite Moving & Storage IncElite Moving & Storage Inc
Kirthiga D.
We had stuffs from 1 bedroom house to be moved to our new location and Byndom LLC did a great job in moving these to our place. My estimate was to finish everything within an hour based on the stuffs we had. These guys actually finished everything in an hour. Though they charge on hourly basis, they made sure to charge the right amount based on the work. Honest about their work! Thank you for your help!!!!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Joana S.
The team was efficent, fast and professional in handling our move. They offered a fair reimbursement for the item that got broken during the move. Overall was good, just in the end, there was some discrepancies between what the owner said with what the crew leader said. The owner called me in the next day to resolve and clarify the matter. Next time maybe they need to make sure everyone in the same page (including the crew, customer and owner). Suggestion : if you tell a customer, if the jobl
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Thumbtack Customer
These guys were amazing. They worked within my budget, they were fast and professional. All for movers were hard-working, and they knew exactly what they we're doing. They wrapped everything in blankets and tape and everything arrived
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Marissa R.
Every part of working with this company was great and I would use them again for moving in the future, without a doubt. Thank you for your customer service, work quality, punctuality----all was great!!!! Highly Recommend.
Techno Moving & Junk Removal ServicesTechno Moving & Junk Removal Services
Steve L.
The gentlemen had recommendations on how to move heavy items, and followed through. We added tasks during the engagement, and they welcomed and took these on without question. Everything is in good shape, so the job was done well, without issue. Good team.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Shashikanth S.
These guys are terrific, i definitely recommend them. Never ever had a service like theirs, i wish i could have called them for all my previous moves. They lifted a lot of heavy stuff, Tempurpedic king size base, media room couch, heavy all in one rocker/glider, heavy boxes of books and kitchenware. They arrived on time, finished in time, well interactive and ethical, I would give them more than 5 stars.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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