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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 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.
Brian L.
I needed a piano moved to the other side of the house before our new hardwood floors were installed. Two Men Labor was able to come out the next morning and perform the move for me. Very nice guys. Took care in moving the piano down a couple steps and across to the other side of the house. Very happy.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
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
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
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.
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
Eugene L.
LIARS ! HORRIBLE PEOPLE !!! FURNITURE AND PERSONAL ITEMS DAMAGED DUE TO THE WAY THEY WERE HANDLED ,PACKED & LOADED.THE CREW REFUSED TO USE THE EXTRA STACKS OF MOVING BLANKETS & SHRINK WRAP I SUPPLIED -SAYING "EVERYTHING IS OK". I FEEL THE CREW WERE HOSTILE TOWARDS FRIENDLY OBSERVATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING LOADING. " WE CANT FIT IT ALL IN " WAS A POPULAR PHRASE, SO RATHER CAUSE AN ARGUMENT AND MORE HOSTILITY I HAD TO ELIMINAT ITEMS TO BE MOVED. ( THE TOP SPACE IN THE STORAGE CONTAINER HAD 2 TO 3 FEET UNFILLED. MANY
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
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
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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