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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. 

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. 

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 Deerfield movers
Leigh S.
Kennebrew Moving did a great job moving our antique china cabinet out of state. They were responsive in setting up the move and got the job done in a timely manner. I would use them again and recommend them to others.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Nancy l.
We've used Elite Moving for our last two moves. Their office people is well organized and very friendly. The movers took great care of all my personal items, showed up on time and were very easy to work with and helpful. There was no damage done to either house or to any furniture. Will definitely recommend to anyone moving, it takes so much stress off knowing all your belongings are being transported safely and effectively!
Elite Moving & Storage IncElite Moving & Storage Inc
Diana B.
Very happy with their Immediate response as I was requesting movers one day before. We had floors redone and needed to move everything from our garage back into our house . They were punctual, professional and accommodating but most of all they were quick and they had a had a great can-do attitude. Will use again for any future moves.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Pat S.
The crews helped moving firepit to my backyard. It was a heavy item about 300-400 lbs. I was worried at first as only two people came. But they got on it very quick, know what they are doing. Quick moving and very attention to details. I was very impressed of how fast they could do with two men and just the moving strap and belt to support. They made it looked real easy. Highly recommended!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Mitch K.
I recommend Dominguez for any of your Quick Heavy Item Moves - He is very Professional and quickly responds to your questions - He keeps you informed of progress and followups to insure satisfaction - He moved a Commercial Grade Elliptical for me with No Problem!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery n landscapingDOMINGUEZ moving delivery n landscaping
Erin V.
The crew arrived right on time at 8am, they meticulously wrapped every piece of furniture and our belongings in moving pads, plastic wrap or paper. It was a very long day, but they successfully moved us from a 4BR split-level to a 4BR 2-story home about 30 miles away in one day. The guys lifting and placing the furniture were super impressive - they made it look so easy! Hopefully I'm NEVER moving again, but if I was, I would hire them.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
LeeAnn C.
What an absolutely treat! This is my 11th move since 2003 and this crew were the best I have ever used. They were running a few minutes late because of traffic and quickly gave me a call to let me know . It was a rainy day move, and they had big smiles on their faces and we enjoyed some quitting back and forth banter. I won’t be moving any time soon but I can recommend them without hesitation. They also finished ahead of schedule and under budget 👍🏻👍🏻
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Stephanie B.
They came out to see everything I needed moved at my house. Both partners were involved. They are friendly, professional, and provided my quote in a manner I had requested. They seem to be the kind of people/business that goes above and beyond expectations. I am looking forward to the move knowing this will be handled for me.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Erin V.
The two gentlemen that helped me move several large pieces of furniture around my house were very professional, careful and efficient. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because they were several hours late (I believe due to another move running over). Would definitely hire again if I was the first appointment in the morning!
Dj Swagg Da' MayorDj Swagg Da' Mayor
Jaymie W.
Awesome crew! They worked quickly and really took care of my stuff. I've moved several times and this one was the least stressful by far.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Filomena P.
Excellent experience. Would not hesitate using this crew again. Javier and Vicente were very careful and organized. They took great care packing and moving our curio cabinet and furniture.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Jeffrey W.
5 guys spent 12 hours moving my entire family’s home. They worked hard, were careful with everything and were courteous and personable throughout the day. Highly recommended
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Susan G.
Travis and Lance were fabulous! I was not only impressed with their professionalism and their ability to manage what was a very difficult task, but they were incredibly kind and courteous. From the minute I attempted to make arrangements to have things moved from my home, I received a quick response and my communication with them was streamlined and simple. We were extremely impressed with work ethic and value for their service. I highly recommend this team for any and all of your moving needs!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Michael F.
Small moving needs, but Packed was able to adapt and keep pricing reasonable. Guys communicated and showed up as planned - excellent job protecting furniture. Got the job done at price agreed to. Very happy!
Michael f.
Tyrone was very responsive. We communicated via phone to ensure he knew exactly what I needed. He was early which never happens! Texted consistently. Completed the job quickly. I will be contacting him again when I have my next move.
Tys InnTys Inn
Rory F.
This team was AWESOME!!! They took a 300+ pound arcade machine up two sets of stairs and when it was too big to fit through the doorway was no problem!! they were able to basically take a piece of the machine apart and then put it back together once they got it through This should be the first team you call for your next move! 5 STARS!!
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