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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 Glen Ellyn movers
Caroline A.
Movers were prompt, communicative, efficient and polite.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
The 4 gentleman that moved our belongings were FRIENDLY and HARDWORKING -- no doubt about it. With that said though, I believe the company as a whole needs focus on upgrading moving techniques and equipment. Especially if they want to be known as a 5 star professional moving service. Knowing that our belongings were VERY heavy and a lot of stuff, the movers just couldn't do a superb job with the resources/knowledge they had on hand. I know we signed a contract that property could be damaged while moving. But Man! BIG bummer at how much stuff got banged, scratched and dinged. Best of luck RM, I feel you will rise to the challenge.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Katie A.
Amazing experience! Greg responded to my moving request immediately, came the next day, and completely exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be using this company the next time we need anything moved!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Thumbtack Customer
The guys came, worked quickly and moved our big couch superbly. 85 is a bit much for a sofa being moved in my opinion, but I know it's just how it is these days and we appreciate the great job they did.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
Needed a few items moved within a few days. Roy responded right away with a very reasonable quote and was able to schedule within my timeframe. Move went very smoothly - efficient and fast with great communication throughout. Thank you!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Chris B.
I would HIGHLY recommend this company for moving pianos. They were very kind, helpful, and a great value. Tell your friends.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
The experience went very smoothly, with the help of the professional staff at Rogers Moving Service. The price was what I was looking for and I really appreciate the service I received.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Steve W.
The two movers were polite and courteous. They handled our furniture with care, yet efficiency. They found creative ways to deal with irregularities. I would hire this crew again, and probably will.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Nicholas Y.
We had 3 people and two trucks to move from our 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor (stairs) to a house ground floor entrance. The entire move (including drive time of about 50 minutes) took about 7 hours. The planning and lead up to the move was great, very easy to work with and responsive. The quality of work was good, other than a couple dings on Wooden furniture and a scratch on our leather chair I don’t believe anything was broken. They were an hour behind schedule, I think they had someone call in so had to find a 3rd person who seemed to be new to moving to fill the team but it worked for us as we were still packing things up. The one real concern I had was the time that it took. There seemed to be times where the urgency wasn't really there. Some of the guys wanted to talk during the move. I’m all for building rapport but not when I’m paying for it. I also was involved in the labor as well; filling our car with fragile items on the load, packing up loose items and continuously helping on the unload. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken if I hadn’t helped. The benefit of the doubt I’ll give them on the time is that we had several loose items at the end that weren’t boxed up. We also stopped at our storage unit for some additional items to load into one of the two trucks. Since they had someone call in I don’t think they had their normal movers. Overall I’d say it was an average experience, giving them a good taking the considerations I mentioned. They were nice guys and did good work, I just didn’t think it would take 7 hours (really 6 plus 1 hr drive time) with 3 professionals plus myself to move a two bedroom apartment. I’d recommend them with the assumption they are staffing their A-team.
MoveMania Inc/JunkDat Removal ServicesMoveMania Inc/JunkDat Removal Services
Jen n.
I had a tricky move with a very large fish tank. Martin was very helpful and supportive from the start to finish. He asked for lots of details ahead of time so they could plan the whole process. They were so careful and considerate with the tank, the seller's home and of mine that I was completely at ease with the move. And, holy cow, are those guys strong! Handled at tank stand in excess of 300lbs between just two guys and treated it like fine china! I definitely recommend these guys and will use them again.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Cathryn G.
Roy and his co-worker were great. They moved stuff from my garage to a shed in the back and they did a better job than if I had done it myself --- friendly, careful, and a good price
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Daniel N.
Roy’s service was exceptional. He responded to our request late in the evening and fit us in the next day. The scope of our piano move changed and he automatically adjusted the price lower. Honest and hard working team. Would recommend and will use again.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Mark K.
Thank you! Guys showed up and performed an extremely difficult lift job for us. Even with challenges, they didn’t give up and got it done! Needed a 300lb arcade machine moved downstairs, and they showed up after a last minute request! Will call again when in need!
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
We moved our apartment with them. They were sloppy, unprofessional and did not take ownership for mistakes. We were charged for items or services we did not receive. I was hopeful about them. Very nice on the phone and in person. But then you couldn't get a hold of the owner/manager unless it was time for them to get paid. They'll move your stuff, but will drag it and scratch it. They'll wrap it in blankets, but only partially. They'll lose little pieces like screws and hooks. They didn't break anything in half. They did it in the time I expected. But it was sloppy and unprofessional and they don't take any ownership for mistakes. We gave them multiple chances, with no luck. You can do better.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Hanna p.
Absolutely the best move I have ever done even though it was the coldes day ever. Tito and his crew showed up on time and did excellent job packing, protecting, disassembling and assembling again my furniture. Very professional, hard workers. Highly recommended and worth every penny. Thank you Guys!
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Jason G.
If you need help moving appliances or big furniture, you could not do better than working with Roy and Arthur with Motion Transports. They were responsive and were able to fit me into their schedule the very next day. They showed up exactly when promised, and made quick work of the task. Very skilled, friendly and professional. Thank you for the help, and definitely would recommend Motion Transports.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
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