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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.

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’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. 

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 do you move large pieces of furniture?

Moving large furniture can be done with help from the best movers in your area and careful planning. First, get an idea of how much the furniture weighs and how much each mover can manage. The next step is figuring out the path the furniture will take as it exits its point of origin and makes its way to its new home. Professional movers then use dollies, furniture protectors and personal safety gear for a safe, smooth move. 

Reviews for Glenview movers
Thumbtack Customer
King David movers did an excellent job. They took great care of my furniture and moved everything without any damage. They were very professional and had great customer service throughout the moving day.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Julia L.
Chicagoland staff from owners to staff made my move so easy. I needed a short but quick turnaround and they delivered. On moving day the crew called ahead and sowed up on time. Erick and Carlos were fast, efficient and really careful with my belongs. The furniture was covered with blankets and wrapped for protection. Nothing broken or damaged in the move. Chicagoland Moving and Storage will get my business again for future moving needs - near or far.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Austen D.
I used SteelMen to move a pretty big sectional into my apartment. The owner and representatives were very upfront and transparent with pricing and the bill i received matched my estimate. The movers were super professional and super friendly and did an amazing job with moving the large couch through an apartment complex that is not easy to move furniture in. They also assisted me with putting together the couch and setting up. I will definitely be using their services again when I move!
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Olga G.
It is so hard to find a moving company you can trust to make the big day hassle free. Chicagoland Moving & Storage is it!!! This company goes out of its way to ensure that the customer is 100% satisfied. Highly recommend for all your moving needs.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
James W.
This was my first time ever hiring movers. A friend was giving us a large headboard and mattress, and the movers disassembled and reassembled everything with incredible speed and professionalism! Everything was handled with care, yet with precision and speed. The movers were friendly and professional. I will definitely hire these guys again!
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Christina P.
I was more than pleased with my move with David! They were very professional and pleasant to work with. There were no hidden or extra fees. I would definitely use them again in my next move.
Galindo Moving & DeliveryGalindo Moving & Delivery
Tim R.
I was very happy with Athletic Movers. Travis and Lance were very personable, paid attention to the details, and flexible as we had to make a couple extra stops to pick up some items. They were careful with all my items and everything was safely moved to my new location. I would definitely call on Athletic Movers again.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Seung J.
They did a grear job with comparable cost for my moving to California.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Rob T.
Lafaun was a one man machine. He was able to move multiple pieces of heavy obtuse furniture by himself, without any damage. I highly recommend him and will be using Lafaun for any future in home moving needs.
Lafauns debris removal and demolitionLafauns debris removal and demolition
Leonel S.
Good communication, nice movers, patient, attentive and quick. Thanks a lot for the great job!
Dynamovers LLCDynamovers LLC
Marion L.
Responded quickly and moved a very heavy armoire. Great job. Would definitely hire them again.
Packed Moving SolutionsPacked Moving Solutions
Emily S.
They did an excellent job with our move and were priced better than the other quotes I received.
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Lance L.
Great communication on the move. You can tell these guys are experienced and know what they are doing. Would definitely recommend for use.
Strong Boys Moving CompanyStrong Boys Moving Company
Arash S.
They did a great job for my move. They were quick and efficient. Their price was very good. I highly recommend them.
Sweet Home Movers Chicago IncSweet Home Movers Chicago Inc
Lauren F.
These movers were incredible!! They did everything quickly and carefully and on top of that they couldn’t have been nicer! We will always use them in the future!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Chris L.
Highly recommend Derek and his company. I used them for a recent move from the suburbs to the city. Responsive, great work, and great value. Would recommend them to friends and family.
Kaykar Group LLCKaykar Group LLC
Kathleen C.
Brian and his assistant were great! Hired the day before to move used exercise equipment purchased. They were quick, polite and careful. I will use them again!! Thanks Brian!!
Mary s.
These 2 men were excellent they came to move a sofa and ended up w having to remove the legs and the door to get it out! They went above and beyond and I will recommend this company to my friends!
JC Elite Transports LLCJC Elite Transports LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Martin and team showed up on time, packed and loaded my stuff in no time and delivered flawlessly to my new home. I would recommend this company to anyone else moving in the Chicagoland area.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Two young men were courteous, willing to go an extra step in helping me both pack and disassemble items. They worked well together and efficiently. I would recommend this company to others as there are PLENTY of unscrupulous movers out there!
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Jonathan K.
Derek and team did a great job with my move! I needed some damaged furniture disassembled and reassembled and they were able to do this in a timely fashion with great results. They have a simple and straightforward hourly rate with and the overall process was very simple
Kaykar Group LLCKaykar Group LLC
Gretchen G.
Great experience- can definitely recommend. They did a great job, were responsive and flexible when setting appointment and were very helpful and respectful with my belongings. I will needing moving service again later this year and plan to use them again.
Cortez Movers and More LLCCortez Movers and More LLC
Barbara K.
I recently used Chicagoland Moving and Storage and would recommend them to anyone. Of the three movers I have used in the past , they were the most efficient and careful. They wrapped very professionally, so nothing was broken or damaged. They also worked steadily without slacking off at any time. I had an estimate of $600 for 4 hours of work. The job turned out to be 5 hours, so I had to negotiate a different price, which was acceptable to them and me. It all worked out in the end and I was very happy with their service. A couple of pluses were that the manager/sales rep came to my home to see what needed to be moved, and they brought over ample boxes and paper for my own packing. Re: punctuality--I was surprised that they came an hour earlier than I expected, so I had to ask them to wait until I was ready. Not a big deal. I liked working with a company that charged a fair price for good work, and on top of that, were easy to work with.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Brian g.
Hands downs one of the best experiences I’ve had using Thumbtack. Salvadore and his guy did a tremendous job in helping us move. They were on-time, friendly, lightning quick and extremely attentive to detail. I will use them again and encourage you all to as well.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Daisy M.
I’m pretty sure the guy with dreads stole some of my jewelry. Two of the necklaces that are missing are super important to me and given to me by my family. When I went to open up my standing jewelry chest after the move there were a few hooks that were completely empty (I’ve always had the problem of not having enough space and even having to put 2-3 necklaces on each hook. During the move, my partner caught him taking some masks, and THEN he played it off by asking if it was to take one- but actually took a handful). And he was on his phone way too much to be productive. The girl with the guys was kind of rude. Overall, I’m disappointed in this service and hoping the owner will call and take care of this missing jewelry problem.
Packed Moving SolutionsPacked Moving Solutions
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