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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.

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 Crystal Lake movers
Lucia P.
Fast and reliable. Moved my heavy king size mattress up the stairs in no time. Didn't require a three hour minimum moving rate like most movers. I only had two things to move.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Thumbtack Customer
They were on time and very helpful. Got moved out and moved in quickly.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Gale N.
Was extremely pleased. Found exceptional mover to do in house furniture move. He is a small business, professional, conscientious and extremely careful when moving furniture. That has not been my experience in the past with big moving companies. Pricing was excellent for my needs. Will recommend this company to friends.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Karen V.
Responded so quickly and very professional! The micro move was completed swiftly and with attention to detail. Will definitely be calling them with any other moving / delivery needs!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Barbara B.
Wonderful professional movers, very happy with their service!
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Gayle T.
After a disappointing experience with a previous mover, I am pleased to state the experience with J C Movers was exceptional. My item was outside the metro Chicago area but the moving company agreed to my request. They were punctual, professional, and contacted me throughout the process. Highly recommend and would use again.
J.C. Movers & Lumper Services, Inc.J.C. Movers & Lumper Services, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Scott and his partner did a great job of loading a large trailer with household goods for a move out of state. Nothing moved in transit and there was no damage to anything. I'd definitely hire them again.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
I was extremely satisfied with Sycamore and Suburbs moving service in every way.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Christa C.
Don’t even consider any other movers! I was skeptical being this was my first time moving but they made it SO easy. They were right on time, super quick, saved me money, AND everything is in perfect condition. So happy.
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Mike D.
Jason did an excellent job moving our table. I would highly recommend
Bacues BilliardsBacues Billiards
Thumbtack Customer
Hiring Sycamore & Suburbs moving was a great decision. I had a small moving job. But Scott handled it professionally. He was flexible with times, took care to keep floors & carpets clean. I am very happy with them, and would call them again if needed.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Mary P.
While they were a little late, they communicated the delay. Every other aspect of the move was done professionally.
Piano Moving World, LLCPiano Moving World, LLC
Melanie P.
Greg is super responsive. They moved our heavy treadmill up a flight of stairs with ease! Highly recommend!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Craig G.
They where on time, professional, actually cared about my furniture and made sure to protect it during the move.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Laura C.
The guys were on time, professional, strong, and great to work with. I only had a few pieces to move so it didn't take long. Was a little expensive but was worth their work.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Catherine P.
Everything went perfectly under Jason's expert direction. Very easy to work with and went out of his way to move our pool table on our schedule! Fantastic experience!
Bacues BilliardsBacues Billiards
Mary O.
The Kennebrew team was great. They worked hard and accomplished the job of organizing my garage for a sale. I would recommend Kennebrew Moving for any physical work you have. I will call them again.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
Quote was amazing and spot on. Couldn't have asked for better service! Really nice guys, extremely helpful and quick, got everything moved perfectly without incident. I'm already recommending them to others on their work.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Melvin and his crew arrived promptly, moved more items than I originally asked without complaint, respected my home and my belongings and even got a job from my neighbors who were also impressed! I would definitely hire him again. Thanks for the fantastic job Melvin!
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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