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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.

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.

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.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Highland Park movers
Gail T.
Moving is so difficult, but everyone with Chicagoland Movers did their best to make it a good experience. Everyone including the owners, scheduler and movers were polite, knowledgeable, punctual, and trustworthy. They swiftly moved awkward furniture and were careful with fragile items. They made an extra trip the day after my move to bring my plants to my new house. They even picked up my boxes a few days after the move. I compared value and customer care promises carefully before choosing them and I made the right choice. I HIGHLY recommend them.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Oscar P.
I was in a pinch to find movers and Keep It Up replied promptly with a competitive quote and were responsive throughout our back and forth communication. They showed up on time the day of the move, were pleasant, professional, and efficient during the move. To my wallet’s benefit they finished the move into the storage unit quickly thanks to their diligent pace. I will hire again.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Osmani d.
They helped me move the furniture out of my house to storage. I was able to schedule the move quickly, they were professional, courteous and very efficient with their time. I will recommend “Keep It Up” to all my friends and family, and I will use them again the next time I move.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Jon S.
Mike and his partner moved my family and I from Chicago, IL to Boulder, CO and the move could not have gone better. I can truly say I have never seen 2 people work harder and more efficiently. Mike was responsive from the first point of contact and remained that way until the delivery of our property. I would recommend Mike and Big Dog Movers to anyone moving near or far.
Big Dog Movers Of Madison LLCBig Dog Movers Of Madison LLC
Lesley P.
I wish there was an option to give a 10 star rating! Earlier this year, I had a horrible experience with M&M Movers who were late, ill-prepared, broke a beautiful piece of furniture because it wasn't wrapped, and then only wanted to give $200 to fix it when the cost to fix was over $3000...and the movers loved to tell us how terrible their day had been. It was a simply awful experience. So I was extremely nervous when I had to hire movers again. Now, I will have Chicagoland Moving & Storage on speed-dial for ANYONE looking to move. They were fantastic in every way. They contacted me quickly. They were able to work with my limited schedule. They came to assess what needed moving to plan accordingly. Their movers were 15 minutes early, simply delightful, were quick but completely thorough. It was the most amazing experience. Unless you have experienced the stress of moving, you would not completely understand how important this experience was for me and my family. Thank you, everyone, at Chicagoland Moving & Storage. Amazing in every way and I am forever grateful. - Lesley Picchietti, raving fan
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry was very helpful when planning this short but important move -- less than two hours. The movers were on time and knowledgeable. They were very careful with our things. Price was a good value for the service they provided.
USA Moving & StorageUSA Moving & Storage
Matt G.
Best movers I have ever used. I lived on the third floor of an old building with a tight staircase. They moved my entire apartment quickly while being careful with the furniture. I would highly recommend!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Char L.
Absolutely the BEST group of Movers and Even Handy Men!!! After a nightmare of trying to get this Free Shed taken down and moved to my house. Getting it moved and rebuilt was even more of a nightmare. But Tyrone and his guys were Amazing! I would recommend them very highly!! Thanks guys for all your extremely hard work to get my “She Shed” Up!!
Tys InTys In
Joseph H.
They did a great job and worked very fast. I actually used them twice, to move everything from the 2nd floor down (because of floor work) and then a couple weeks later to move everything back up. The second time, Alex and Sam got the entire job done in an hour!
Ready MoversReady Movers
Bozena P.
Actual movers were great. Scheduling was bad. They forgot to call me. Forgot to email my estimate. Didn’t follow through.
Coffey Bros. MovingCoffey Bros. Moving
Char L.
Really great to work with nice, strong and fast Movers! I definitely would recommend them and I’ll use them again!! Thanks
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Lisa O.
I would have checked all! Amazing, hard working, polite! Very responsive and easy to work with. They will be my go to movers!!! Thank you so much!
DOMINGUEZ moving and deliveryDOMINGUEZ moving and delivery
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