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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.

Is it cheaper to move your stuff or buy new stuff?

It often makes more financial sense to buy new stuff when you have the chance to sell furniture to offset the cost. The cost of moving your current furniture can sometimes be more than buying new things, particularly if the furniture is large or cumbersome to move. You can sell furniture online, or make a furniture donation and deduct it from your taxes (if it qualifies as a charitable contribution). Some places near you may even offer free furniture pickup when you choose to donate. 

If you have valuable furniture that would be costly to replace, however, it may be cheaper to move them. To find out which option is best for you, contact professional movers in your area to receive quotes and estimates.

Reviews for Crystal Lake movers
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
Zenaida F.
The movers conducted themself professionally.
Junk Hero LLCJunk Hero LLC
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
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
Samantha M.
Paul, Lamar, and Adrian were great! Very polite and hardworking. I will definitely be using Techno Moving again in the future!
Techno Moving & Junk Removal ServicesTechno Moving & Junk Removal Services
Sharon O.
I hadn’t great experience with this company. The movers were extremely professional and helpful. They were very careful, helpful, and they did a great job. I highly recommend!
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
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
SBA C.
They were willing to adjust their schedule because of the weather. They showed up on time and worked together as a team. Plus, we had some pretty heavy furniture that they were able to move beautifully without any issues. Definitely will hire them again!
Techno Moving & Junk Removal ServicesTechno Moving & Junk Removal Services
Sue R.
Overall very good & willing to move pieces in cramped conditions. Let down was in wrapping my white sofa & chair. Entires pieces needed wrapping as exposed parts did get dirty. I’ll share the responsibility of what happened-I should have said wrap pieces entirely & I did not.
Ready MoversReady Movers
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