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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. 

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. 

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Chicago Heights movers
Sheila J.
I can't say enough about the service I received in regards to my move. The movers were excellent from start to finish. I had 20 years of memories and items that had to be moved from a 3 bedroom house and they handled every item as if it was their own. This was my first experience with using movers and they not only met but exceeded my expectations! I would recommend Apex Movers to anyone who needs a professional and efficient moving company.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Thumbtack Customer
I was very satisfied with SafeHands Movers. They were extremely professional yet down to earth, they accommodated every need I had, and they were fast (2 hrs start to finish 3bd rm house...I couldn't believe it!) I've hired movers in the past and had to help, they wouldn't allow me to lift a finger, best move ever. I will trust SafeHands Movers with any futures moves that I have for sure!
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Thumbtack Customer
They completed a small moving job and arrived earlier than expected. No surprises Would use again.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Arneda Y.
Worst move ever! The same things that another moving company moved from my 2 bedroom apartment disassembling and strategically placing in storage (4hrs-$398)took this company 5-1/2 hours ($642)!!!! They sent 3 movers but 1 was caught by me numerous times doing nothing and when he was doing something he had NO URGENCY!! Newly built 2018 home and he dented my wooden banister and did not acknowledge it until I said something!!! The lead wanted to send someone else to fix it...I think not I am done dealing with this company!!! I tried to call the office and speak with the nice Lady whom I have been dealing with but the call went to the lead’s phone. I am soooo dissatisfied and disappointed with this company. Lesson learned...I should have been patient and waited another week for the same company who moved me before!!!
Move ManiaMove Mania
Jim S.
Shawn and Jade and the crew were fantastic. They were all very friendly and professional as well. The way they moved and the speed they loaded their truck was awesome and amazing to watch. I would highly recommend Shawn and Jade and their crew again to everyone that asks me about movers and who to call. Thank you to the team that moved my house and even made an extra stop to unload and load a couple of pieces without hesitation or conflict. Highly recommended by me, you won’t go wrong choosing them.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
We had a very full storage unit to transfer to a home. They were efficient and worked diligently! Great movers.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Resondra m.
Awesome job! Both men came and helped me move from my old home and made sure everything was delivered and placed properly. They were on time. Fast service! Very efficient! Thanks guys!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Daisy H.
They were very professional and punctual , they exceeded my expectations! Awesome job guys would definitely recommend!They get the job done super fast, right on target. My move went very smooth thanks to them saved me a lot of headaches😊😊Thank you🤗
Elite Home MovingElite Home Moving
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