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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 Libertyville movers
Jay T.
The move itself was great, and two of the three movers were hard working and very friendly. HOWEVER after the move was finished I received a fraud warning on an old credit card, checked the bag I stored it in and it was gone. Really disappointing given how they seemed to be upfront.
J.C. Movers & Lumper Services, Inc.J.C. Movers & Lumper Services, Inc.
Sara J.
Sweet Home Movers was absolutely amazing! They responded so quickly to my inquiry and worked with me after two reschedules. Definitely recommend for your next move!
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience with SafeHands Movers. I had a complicated move planned, as I had to coordinate with a police escort. Melvin at SafeHands Movers was prompt in answering my questions, reassuring my worries, and accommodating my requests. He and his associates showed up to the move on time and ready to work. They carried my furniture carefully (no scratches or nicks) and packed my antique crystal dishes cautiously. They moved at my pace (they moved as fast as I wanted, but didn't make me feel rushed) and were incredibly helpful. Their fee was very reasonable. I was very pleased with the service they provided and I would ABSOLUTELY hire them again. Thank you, Melvin!
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Jennifer L.
These two men moved a large and extremely heavy piece of furniture into our lower level when two other delivery services refused. They took time assessing the move, measured, tested and took all safety precautions before attempting the move. They were honest, polite, efficient and were successful without any damage to our home or scratches on the custom made furniture. They saved the day for us! Highly recommend ok movers!
Kristina R.
I had a fantastic experience with these guys! My apartment was completely wrecked by a flood and I had to pack and move out quickly. Derek was flexible about the packing and moving day. All in all I was packed, loaded and unloaded in around 4 hours for an extremely reasonable price. Thanks guys!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Alan W.
Derek and his crew arrived on time and worked with great care and efficiency throughout the move. Due to the size of the move a few items were unable to fit on the truck but Derek returned on his own time to pickup those items and bring them to us. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Granat Labor!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Natalie K.
Movers were excellent! Service was dependable, prompt and very professional. I would highly recommend ShowTimeMovers LLC for either short or long jobs.
ShowTimeMovers LLCShowTimeMovers LLC
Cristal T.
They were quick with communication and responses leading up to providing services. The service was good — nothing damaged and they moved things pretty carefully. My move was finished in less than the time I paid for and they made no inquiry or offer to see if there was anything that could be done in my remaining time. They seemed interested in doing the bare minimum and moving only the exact items that were was asked for. Anything else and they were looking to charge extra. My move was early morning in a quiet area with other homes and condos closely situated — they were very loud in communicating with each other as they moved my items. They were holding a personal conversation for the most part, which was fine, if it wasn’t so early and loud enough for my neighbors to comment on later. I was surprised at their lack of consideration. Communication was good leading up to the booking but during the actual booking it was not easy to reach them via cell. I’d left them a message when they were en route with clarifying directions on how to find my place. They didn’t get it until after loading & on the way to the next location. Due to their own confusion about the timing of message, I received a hostile, defensive call back - which was unnecessary because my message only listed directions. Once I cleared their confusion, their demeanor relaxed but there was no apology for not being available to take my call, their confusion about the message nor their hostile attitude when calling. They seem like young, ambitious and mostly-friendly new business owners. I was excited to support them. But I was disappointed by their customer service.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
Terrible. Would not recommend to anyone. Dropped our expensive washing mashing and offered us $130 to cover the damage. Movers were slow. Got truck stuck in neighbors yard and billed us for the time and will not reimburse for the damage. Please do not support such unethical businesses!
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Lindsay M.
If I could give them 6 stars, I would. Melvin and his crew were so professional, courteous and boy were they quick! I can't recommend them highly enough and will be giving all my friend their number when they move. Do yourself a favor - hire these guys.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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