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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Carol Stream movers
Mike B.
Derek and Jason did a great job on a pool table move for me that involved a few tricky corners and a new piece of felt. They took great care to protect both the home and the item. Everything you could ask for from a moving company, they'll be the first people I contact for any moving project in the future and I highly recommend them.
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Jon J.
Definitely hire these guys if you’re looking for good moving services.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Thumbtack Customer
Scott and his helper showed up on time as promised. They got to work quickly and were able to pack my belongings quickly and carefully. None of my furniture was damaged and the final price for the move was fair. I will definitely look Scott up for future moves.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Mary A.
Ty and Reggie were awesome to work with! Quick and careful while moving my things. Im using them again Monday to move some other stuff to my new place. Very fair pricing and just an amazing experience. Highly recommend for small or large job Ty will get it done.
Tys InTys In
Debbie M.
We were so pleased with Joel's professional service that we will recommend him to friends and family and neighbors. And...We booked The Specialists for another move on April 23, 2018. We will Definitely refer Joel to anyone who needs moving services. Couldn’t be happier with his crew and their work! Thank you!
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
David B.
Just a small job moving a couch but I could not imagine it being done better or with more concern for my satisfaction.
ShowTimeMovers LLCShowTimeMovers LLC
Cassandra K.
These guys were so friendly and nice! They moved my piano even though it was raining and everything went well! Great experience.
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Narin E.
Joel and his team did an excellent job for our move. They were quick and efficient and took great care of our things. We would recommend them to everyone.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Kim C.
Not only did they first meet me at Costco to pick up a new couch, they then headed to pick up our items and moved them to our new location! Highly recommended and will definitely use again! Hard working, hustled, and completely done in less than 3 hours. They moved 3 dressers, completely full, up a flight of stairs! Thanks Keep It Up!! I understand why your rating is so high!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Frank M.
I found Pick Up Movers on Thumbtack. I experienced no difficulty in obtaining a quote and scheduling the date I preferred. Both loading and unloading went as planned. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them to all my family members.
Pick Up Movers LLC Chicago,ILPick Up Movers LLC Chicago,IL
Juliette Z.
I liked that they were very responsive. I paid way too much for what they did but I was in a bind. The crew worked “Max” 40 minutes. They moved only the largest pieces out of a storage unit, 3 pieces in total. They only had to bring it 2 miles to my home where they placed it into a Pod and left. It cost me over $300 as they have a two hour minimum. So, Cheers for being able to to the job on a very short notice. The downside was the amount of money I had to pay for the service. Sorry guys, overall three stars for not bending a little on the price. Five stars for getting a crew out to me on my time schedule. (:
Smart Moving USASmart Moving USA
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