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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Grayslake movers
Cathy L.
Anthony provided the most efficient, professional and courteous service for my move. He was immediately responsive to my inquiry and kept me up to date on arrival time and progress of the job. He was very helpful and patient during any changes we made. They pulled things out of the attic and included a trip to drop off things at another location. We have used three other moving companies for various moves and Anthony surpassed them all with no comparison. We will definitely use Anthony's service for every future move and highly recommend him to everyone. Anyone in need of a dependable, hard working, efficient moving company will be very satisfied with Anthony's Advanced movers. Thank you Anthony for all your help in making this move go smoothly! Cathy Lewis
Anthony's Advanced MovingAnthony's Advanced Moving
Corey A.
Great moving company, professional and very easy to work with.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Paul C.
The showed up on time, moved the furniture as directed and were very professional and pleasant
University MoversUniversity Movers
Pam K.
Best move ever. Professional, punctual, gave me a quote and that was exactly what the price was, shrink wrapped my furniture and took exception care of all my things. Very friendly and made my moving experience pleasant with no stress. The only other thing I can say is Ty is permanently in my phone as my mover. Will recommend Tys In to all my friends. Thank you Thumbtack for the recommendation. A+++++
Tys InTys In
Danny C.
Jesus and his team did a great job moving my family locally in Lake County. It was amazing how quickly they were able to get our home loaded. There are only 2 things that i think the company could improve on to enhance the customer experience. 1) The cost is too objective. My actual cost on the day of the move was more than the estimate that I was quoted from the office after I sent them a detailed item list. 2) The team bundled up the moving tape & stretch wrap and left them in my garage. I would use The Specialists Moving Services again and will advise my neighbors to use them when needed.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Frances f.
I needed a job done last minute and SteelMen saved the day! Moved my belongings from my parents house to an apartment on the third floor - it took them no time at all. The guys were so professional, took GREAT care of my belongings, and most importantly everyone was so so nice. Its not often you have a group of movers that are friendly and personable - these guys are it! Prices were fair! My parents and I will absolutely be using SteelMen again. I’ve already recommended to a friend who’s preparing for a move. Thank you!!
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Heather D.
Vicki, the owner, was great throughout the process. She was responsive to questions and set the parameters of what to expect. They include wardrobe boxes for no additional charge, as well as shrink wrap; these are items some companies charge more for. The movers were running late, but the company kept us informed of the delay. That gave us time to do some last minute packing. Three guys showed up with a large truck, and we showed them around to assess the scope of work. It was a hot day, but they guys worked until the job was done. University Movers prioritizes their customers and seeks to ensure their happiness with the final outcome of the move.
University MoversUniversity Movers
Kathleen M.
They were about an hour late as they had to go back to get a different truck. But that was OK. We were flexible. They took good care of our possessions and were courteous. Easy move.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Nancy W.
The Butcher Block was moved successfully! But they ran into the Iron gates coming into the driveway. The driver of the truck refused to take responsibility for the damage. Very costly. Would not recommend them. Hung up on me when I ask them to pay for the damage. The driver suggested that I lied about it.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Omnia H.
Jeremy and his team were excellent. They worked very hard, were extremely friendly and made sure they met all my needs. They made a really challenging day much less stressful. Thank you all for getting me moved into my new home. You are much appreciated and I would highly recommend you to others.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
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