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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 Downers Grove movers
Robert B.
Great movers worked fast, Moved everything gently and put it where we wanted. Best price and best work would recommend to anyone!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Ashley B.
Chicagoland Moving & Storage was wonderful to work with. I had a tight timeline to move once our house went under contract. Erez and team came out to quote my move within a few days. I ended up using their storage facility rather than store with another company. They met the price of the storage facility rental and the quote for the move was extremely reasonable. On move day it took a bit longer than I think they were expecting, but the company kept to its price quote. I was extremely impressed and would definitely recommend.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Abdul K.
Pirsha did a great job with our move and very affordable compared to other movers. He is willing to accommodate to your needs! Only thing is it took multiple trips for our one bedroom apartment .
Pirsha 2000Pirsha 2000
Hanna A.
I was scrambling for moving help when I found a gorgeous but extremely heavy and tall armoire at an estate sale. Move Mania team was very responsive and provided ease of mind for a less than 24 hr notice move. Gabriel and team were right on time for the appointment and handled the cumbersome load easily. Cost was as quoted within the anticipated time frame. I highly recommend their services.
Move ManiaMove Mania
Colleen R.
The mover was on time moving one item, but what was especially frustrating was that I was quoted $165, which is why I decided to go with them. They were only moving one item, so there was no reason for the quote to be inaccurate, but somehow they wound up charging me $220, plus we had to pay an additional percentage since we paid with credit card. When I booked this, I was never informed that I’d have to pay extra if I paid with a credit card. Ultimately, if you book this company to move one item, expect to pay 30% more than they quote you.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Pinkus P.
Needed a piano moved and was under a deadline. These guys came through. Very satisfied with the results.
Executive Moving ServicesExecutive Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Roy, TK and Charles of Motion Transports were very professional and efficient. My move was done in record time. Their quoted fee was affordable. My last minute move was worked into their schedule. Will be using this company again. Have already recommended them to neighbors and coworkers.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Sean H.
Apex gave us the best deal, packed & moved us within a week. Fast, efficient, affordable & professional!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Thumbtack Customer
Tom both moved my piano and then tuned it afterwards. He was prompt, knowledgable and very friendly. Very happy with his service!
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They accommodated the move of a piano on short notice and were honest with their recommendation and did not take any risks in order to protect themselves or my property!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Colleen P.
They handled all of or pre-packed boxes and all our furniture with care. We have some exspensive pieces and had a negative experience with a previous move/moving company, so it was refreshing to have a good experience. There was great communication throughout, and did an excellent job fitting everything into our storage unit. The only problem, was we planned to pay by credit card. We were told by the office that was fine a few days in advance, and that there would be a 3% charge, which we were ok with. The head mover told us this was fine when he arrived, then proceeded to have us fill out the paperwork. At the end of the move he then came to us and said he couldn't get ahold of the office and we'd have to pay by cash. He said if we didn't pay by cash we'd have to wait endlessly to hear back from the office. We didn't believe what he was saying, but obliged because we were on a time constraint. We felt a little scammed and are now unsure if we will use them again when we complete the second part of our move this summer. We'd probably require written communication from them, that we will exclusively pay by card and there will not be any other options the day of.
Liberty Moving & Storage IncLiberty Moving & Storage Inc
Ed H.
We moved my daughters prize possession, a yamaha C2 Grand. The gentlemen were professional with a sense of purpose. The piano was handled with care and respect. Thank you Quality Piano.
Quality Piano, LLCQuality Piano, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Roy and his crew helped move a piano for us from one location to the other. The workers were in and out of both homes in 10 minutes and both families were please with their work.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Bree A.
1. You’re workers took multiple smoke breaks. 2. I advised that I have cats and was assured that no one had allergies. Paul has allergies and I had to hear about it throughout the move. 3. You recommended 4 people and 3 hours. I would say about 1.5 hour was spent talking to each other, about going out, about family health problems, and most shocking, about other customers who were not nice. 4. Boxes were thrown. I had several broken items but the only one I’m being asked to be reimbursed for is the $70 bathstone. 5. 2 movers left the last hour but I was still charged for the 4 man rate. Requesting to have this refunded for a 2 man hour rate. 6. When I cited these concerns, I was met with negativity and was told I was unprofessional. You claim I said I had a great experience but I don’t see that written anywhere or I would have left a stellar review. 7. I bought the movers breakfast (donuts and juice) and they still went off to buy coffee on my time. 8. I was asked to help move furniture and other items. What am I hiring you all for? 9. The owner threatened to post our personal messages in the public review forum, stating they have nothing to hide. Implying that my disagreement with them is causing 2020 issues. This is laughable at best. 10. I asked the movers not to use the elevator in my building because it’s not allowed. Yes I live on the 4th floor but I made this very clear to whoever was booking. If the workers couldn’t carry the furniture 4 stories then don’t take the job. Others movers did it with no problem. All I’m asking is for a refund of $127.50 and you offered me $25. Stating that you didn’t charge me extra fees because the time went over is irrelevant. The time wouldn’t have gone over if your workers stayed focused. I’ve moved twice in the last 4 years and each time it took 2-3 hours max. The workers didn’t sit around and gossip about their dating lives and how they went out partying for their cousins birthday the night before.
Techno Moving & Junk Removal ServicesTechno Moving & Junk Removal Services
Thumbtack Customer
I called 3 companies. This one answers first, and with Only pertinent. Questions and No excuses, Dave & Charles came at the time they promised took care of moving my stuff. They gave the impression of guys with a Great Work ethic. No nonsense, just got the job done!
Skryp Brothers MaintenanceSkryp Brothers Maintenance
Mary A.
This could have been a ‘messy’ move — so many pieces/parts... But, they accomplished everything I needed, and a bit more in the allotted time. CONS: Not great with communication (especially texts). Pricing not consistent: 3rd time I used their service, I’d expected the same 3/men @ $130; they charged 2/men @ $125.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Pam L.
I was very pleased with everything about the experience. The guys worked the whole time; were very pleasant and efficient. They wrapped our furniture in thick padding and taped each piece. Nothing was scratched or broken. They came at the time we requested and the price was the most reasonable of the many we researched. We highly recommend King David Moving.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
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