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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.

How much does it cost to move a couch?

It costs around $290, on average, to move a couch. However, your actual cost will depend on a variety of factors. Couch movers will often quote the job based on the size of the couch, as well as how far it has to travel. A larger couch, such as a sectional, will likely cost more money to move.

On the other hand, smaller couches typically cost less, as there are fewer sections and fewer people are required to move it. Some couches may be very delicate due to their age, or they may have certain decorative details that complicate the moving process. These may cost more as well.

Contact professional furniture movers near you to get estimates for your move.

Reviews for Evanston movers
Alyssa K.
Athletic Movers were quick to reply to messages, professional when working and moving the items that needed to be moved and were very efficient in the entire process! Would recommend to anyone who has any kind of move planned!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Linchuan W.
The moving took longer than I expected as for a one-bedroom move-out.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Michael H.
Dominguez moving did a fantastic job with my recent move. They were easy and responsive to schedule, arrived on time, worked quickly, and took excellent care of my furniture! Many other moving companies would charge twice as much for the quality of work Dominguez moving did. Would highly recommend for anyone moving locally!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Brian T.
King David Moving & Storage did an excellent job with my move. They arrived on time and expertly moved my furniture and other belongings. Martin and his team exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use them for any futures moves. Thank you!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Hitt G.
The movers were great! Leo and his team real movers and know how to handle this job!
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Gabe R.
The movers did a great job. They were quick in moving everything in and out. They were very easy to contact
pay less moving less moving inc.
Meagan N.
Great movers!
moving relocation specialistmoving relocation specialist
Valerie Z.
My boss needed a large china cabinet moved from one apartment building to another with very short notice. I got a quick reply from We Got You and was able to book a move for a couple days later for a good price. My boss said the move went fine, movers did a good job, friendly, etc. She said it made her nervous that the cabinet wasn't covered with blankets during the move, which I had requested during booking. Would use again, especially given quick reply and short notice move.
We Got YouWe Got You
Varun M.
Rob and his team did an excellent job of moving our 1BR apartment. They were responsive, on time and well prepared to handle the move.
Rob's JobsRob's Jobs
Brett K.
I want to admit it was the best moving experience! The movers were organized and tried to be efficient every second. Thanks to Alex, Batr and Mike!
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Lana R.
Great job moving the piano
Jake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLCJake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLC
D'Ana D.
Punctual, great personality, and attentive to detail, care, and concern for my move. They moved everything so seamlessly and I'd definitely hire them again!
Lavell Moving & HaulingLavell Moving & Hauling
Hannah F.
The two men that helped our move were unbelievably fast. They were very patient and flexible when moving logistics changed. Couldn’t be more happy with this service.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Hailey C.
Tys Inn was great! They were efficient and thoughtful movers who got the job done! They were also so strong!! Could not have finished the move without them
Tys InnTys Inn
Christopher J.
Working with Martin and STI Movers has been great! Martin did a great job with our estimate and the movers who came to load up our stuff were efficient, friendly, and explained all of the steps and paperwork in good detail. Right now all of our stuff is in storage so the move isn't 100% completed, but based on our experience so far, I'm confident that STI will do a good job with the move in as well.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Elisabeth S.
Darnell, Emilio and Santiago were GREAT! They moved me into my third floor apartment - no elevator! These guys got it done in three hours. miraculously they were able to get my 7 foot couch up the narrow stairway and into the living room. If i ever move again, I want these guys to do the move!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Jamie H.
Helped me out in a pinch after my movers canceled last minute and worked extremely hard through inclement weather and less than ideal moving conditions at the new building.
Lavell Moving & HaulingLavell Moving & Hauling
Jeff C.
I had a great experience with Rob's Jobs. Due to some extenuating circumstances, I called on a Sat and wanted to move the next day. Most movers I talked to said it was impossible, but Rob said no problem. The moving duo of Keith and Victor were outstanding. It was a super hot summer Chicago day and they weren't phased by it one bit. They did a great job moving all of my stuff, everything arrived in great condition. Would highly recommend giving them a call.
Rob's JobsRob's Jobs
Thumbtack Customer
They moved us from a third floor building (no elevator) to a second floor building (no elevator) and worked from 10 am to 7. pm non stop. I have moved 7 or 8 times and these 2 guys were the best I have ever seen. I hope to never move again but if I do, it will be with Vitesse.
Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They were great. We had a hicup in moving on a weekend and had to reschedule and Joe was completely accommodating. On the day of moving Joe and another mover were on time and even helped pick up the u-haul. We had about 15 medium and heavy duty boxes along with some basic furniture and they helped load everything in 45 mins and was done very carefully. I would definitely recommend these guys for accommodating us even 1 day before we moved and being super easy to work with.
We Got YouWe Got You
Ammi W.
Polite, punctual, professional. Later like than expected but very reasonably priced. Couch fabric was punctured with a small hole but with so many things moved, this was miniscule. Generally easy process and move and payment process.
Smoove Moves LLCSmoove Moves LLC
Yingkang X.
The crew was awesome to work with! The move was very smooth. Personally I found their service very affordable and reliable. We had great conversation while moving. I will definitely get help from them again in the future.
Smoove Moves LLCSmoove Moves LLC
Sara D.
They did an excellent job moving us from the suburbs into the city. They moved our apartment belongings and also disassembled and reassembled 2 bed. We’re very happy, and will call them again for any other similar jobs.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Rachel W.
The two guys that helped us move were professional and thorough. They took their time packing the truck carefully to ensure all our stuff was protected. They unpacked us and were very careful with all items as well as the house we moved to. They had a clear strategy for moving heavy items and were very friendly. 10/10, would hire them again. John and Rachel
Vroom Vroom MoversVroom Vroom Movers
Thumbtack Customer
The workers were friendly and made our move a very pleasant experience. They worked quickly and effectively and, best of all, our furniture and belongings arrived at our destination in excellent condition! I would highly recommend this moving company.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
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