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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 Elmhurst movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move went well, but the mover's were an hour late.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Joelle Z.
Travis and his team were amazing. Travis was great to work with while I was working out the logistics of the move. Travis and his te showed up on moving day and worked carefully and diligently which made for a smooth and efficient move. I would absolutely recommend Athletic Movers to anyone who has a moving need. They are amazing!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Janet M.
The moving crew was punctual and provided excellent service! They bubble wrapped my paintings and my furniture. I'll always call Adam for my moving needs! Fast and efficient.....and the price for my move was affordable and fair!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Stacia F.
I moved from a storage unit into a house and these guys did a much better job than the large company I hired to move me cross country. Affordable and quality work. I would definitely recommend to anyone moving.
Rob's JobsRob's Jobs
Thumbtack Customer
We moved my dad from his 1BR 3rd Floor apartment to our house, then moved some of his furniture to daughter in the city. The movers were extremely professional: careful, speedy, helpful, and very friendly. The price was reasonable too. I highly recommend this team!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Rashad H.
Dod a great job moving and assembling my furniture
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Ann B.
We needed to move a large item from one house to another. Bryan was quick to gather info and give us a quote. He and Tyler showed up right on time with the right equipment and a beautiful trailer. They were very conscious of surroundings and kept floors and walls pristine during the move I would highly recommend for any move.
Effortless MovingEffortless Moving
Ivette N.
Ready movers did an amazing job moving us from our apartment to our townhome! They made sure everything was packed correctly and nothing got ruined! They did a pretty fast job as well! We were impressed! Thanks guys!!!!
Ready MoversReady Movers
Rose L.
Great team! On time, worked quick and very affordable. Would hire again for the next move.
ShowTimeMovers LLCShowTimeMovers LLC
Paula M.
Ready Movers were exceptional. On-time, fair price, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Ready MoversReady Movers
Nancy C.
Apex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Co., aims to please and goes above and beyond to do so. They are a company that does more than being movers for households, therefore they have equipment and trucks suited to their companies purposes. They were on time and worked fast were efficient and professional. I would use them again if needed.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Thumbtack Customer
The service was excellent and move was flawless. Nicolaus and team did a wonderful job of wrapping, packing, unpacking, assembling and disassembling of the furniture. No damages and no complaints. No hidden costs or extras. Adam quouted a price and stayed with it. Totally would recommend Apex Pinnacle moving company and I would totally used them again without a doubt.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Kathleen D.
2 movers showed up 15 minutes early, very punctual and did a great job! Very happy with their work.
Mobile Services Moving LaborMobile Services Moving Labor
Hope W.
Travis and his 2 man crew were efficient and hardworking making our move very smooth. Highly recommend their services!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Kevin M.
They helped me move my pool table and were very flexible. Stayed late until the job was done. Very personable.
KENKAYS, LLC 773•708•7013KENKAYS, LLC 773•708•7013
Chelsea M.
John responded to my request quickly and was here the next day to help us with our heavy furniture moving needs. Highly recommend!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Thumbtack Customer
Mevlin and his crew were incredibly professional, worked hard, and were really nice guys as well. Glad to hire them again whenever I have a move. A++++
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you Tom!!! The piano was moved with tender loving care...Tom and his coworker were knowledgeable, friendly and conscientious ... I would definitely recommend using Pinhead Piano.
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Frannie G.
John and his team were very responsive , arrived on time and completed the work quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend RTO Express and will use them again for my moving needs.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Thumbtack Customer
Movers actually arrived a bit early. Friendly and experienced. They knew what they were doing and they went above and beyond overall. A few dings and missing parts but I would use them again in a heartbeat.
EkoMovers of ChicagoEkoMovers of Chicago
Jessica H.
Derrick and his team did a wonderful job!! They are very professional, up front and honest, great at communication with the client(s), their quality of work was impeccable from the padding and protection of our furniture/items to moving our things with care!! We recommend them to all of our family and friends!! Thank you Derrick and Team!!
Let Me Get That MovingLet Me Get That Moving
Yannick C.
Honestly, these guys were extremely great, professional, quick when it came to getting things done, reliable, on time... I can’t say anymore because words can’t explain and the value for the service, if I could give them a 10 out of 5 I would give them 11. Thanks David, you and your crew exceeded my expectations and will definitely be contacting you for any future moves.
David's Deliv & Relo ServicesDavid's Deliv & Relo Services
Cody B.
Despite stating in the project plan a specific loading time and verifying morning availability before attempting to schedule, they said they did not have such availability. This miscommunication shows a lack of attention to detail. Edit for the accuracy of facts stated: My project plan on Thumbtack stated 10am from the outset (I am moving across state). I sent a Thumbtack message confirming Monday Morning availability. They confirmed availability for Monday and was asked to text the phone number to be put on the schedule. I texted asking for morning of March 25th. Reply was that they are available the afternoon at 1pm and offered to check with other workers' morning availability. I stated I would prefer the check. They replied stating starting at 7am, done no later than 10:30am. I then decided against hiring due to the schedule being too early for my needs. They apologized and only then stated an 8:30am start.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
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