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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.

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.

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 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. 

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 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 Glendale Heights movers
Jennifer A.
My family just completed a major family move, from our 3 bedroom house. That was completely furnished with familyroom and garage. We hired Apex Pinnacle Moving Company. I initially spoke with Adam, who requested information and a breakdown of the various items that would be moving. I was very pleased with his professionalism and set up the move. On the day of our family move the 4 men that arrived, were very pleasant and courteous. They got to working immediately and were quite efficient. They were lifting boxes after boxes, and moving and arranging. We were extremely impressed, and would definitely recommend them to friends and family. As well use the service again.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Jessica A.
Such a nice guy. He was the first person to respond with a fair price and fast availability. Many movers tried to overcharge me. I'll be using Lafaun for all my future moving needs. Highly recommended.
Lafauns debris removal and demolitionLafauns debris removal and demolition
Brian A.
Travis and Kitvet got everything moved in a smooth and timely fashion. Thanks!
The Athletic MoversThe Athletic Movers
Alicia L.
Great experience! Joel and his team did a good job of securely moving our stuff, and even in the face of a stressful situation (we found out during our move that our closing had a hiccup, and our belongings would have to move into storage instead of our new home) his team managed our things with little supervision perfectly and efficiently. He even offered to keep everything wrapped and protected for a few days, provided we hired him to finish the move (we happily did so). Thank you Joel and your amazing team! Sorry for the tears. Lol.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The actual workers that moved me were great very efficient and courteous. The owner however re-quoted the move to a lower cost and then added an extra unagreed to charge of 150.00 at the end of the move. Stating an extra charge of 75.00 for both the truck and trailer. The quote stated it was a complete quote everything included. I asked will there be any hidden fees or charges and he stated NO. If they would have been upfront about the fee it wouldn't have bothered me. Overall the cost was average for the area.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Robin L.
These guys were awesome, moved me extremely fast and very professionally. I would recommend to anyone!!!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Kristen W.
Dominguez and his partner did an awesome job with my move! They were on time and worked fast. They also put my furniture together withou
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Latedra t.
They were very fast and very affordable. Very nice got the job done faster than expected and my items was in perfect condition. I highly recommend this moving company.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Nargis k.
Travis and Xavier were really good. They moved my sectionals, and made sure they were placed the way i wanted them in my living room. Provided same day service. I am definitely going to recommend them to my friends and family.
The Athletic MoversThe Athletic Movers
Khara K.
I am extremely disappointed with the service I received. I have no issues paying for great service however, in this case I feel robbed. For starters, the movers were 2.5 hours late because the owners workers “don’t like working on Sunday”. So I’m still pretty cool at this point because I’m a very understanding person. In my mind I thought the right thing would’ve been done aka customer service...boy was I wrong. When they finally arrived, I inquired about some sort of discount for the inconvenience, he’s says no because he texted me at 10:30 letting me know that he was going to be late (the appointment was for 10). WTF?!?! I was going to have him leave at that very moment but my husband told me to let him move our stuff. Bad idea. I didn’t feel like my items were handled with care, he didn’t even use any protective material to protect my T.V.s...I’ve been tearing through boxes looking for the cords to my televisions so I can test them to make sure they’re not broken. Moving on, my Husband had to help them with our box spring which is ridiculous, we’re paying you to do it for us. The bed they disassembled was not reassembled correctly they also scuffed our freshly painted bedroom wall in the process. They also scuffed another freshly painted wall trying to bring our box spring up the stairs, by the way they never got it up the stairs, at 12 weeks pregnant I disassembled the box spring myself and got it up the stairs. All in all, a terrible experience. Save yourself the headache and hire a professional who understands punctuality and basic customer service skills!!!!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
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