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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.

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 Lombard movers
Thumbtack Customer
Acuurate on price, quick on moving
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Darek N.
Travis and his team were extremely professional and took great care of everything that required moving. Highly recommended for professional, respectful and affordable movers!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Tricia B.
Really nice guys and they move quick
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Aliziya P.
My experience with these movers was perfect in every way. From the beginning, David’s prompt communication made the scheduling process easy and worry-free. On the day of the move, I appreciated how they called to tell me that they were 15 minutes away, and arrived on time. They got right to work and completed my 1-bedroom/1-bathroom move (both starting and destination locations in buildings without elevators) in approx. 2.5 hours. These men are very hard workers, and I am extremely happy with my moving experience with Sweet Home Movers!!!
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Evelyn S.
The attention to moving everything with care was Greg's main objective. From wrapping all wooden furniture with moving mats to securing boxes and loose items; everything was moved with care. Greg and the guys even put my oak daybed back together tighter and more secure than it was. Highly recommended
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Shamara B.
They were on time and moved fast. Nice and professional gentlemen.
Cortez Movers and More LLCCortez Movers and More LLC
Aleshia C.
The guys did a wonderful job moving our family into our new home . Not only did they arrive on time , they called an hour early asking if we was available due to finishing last move close by us . Five mins after the call they arrived . It didn’t take them long to move us . We would definitely recommend them ! Thanks guys!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Lisa C.
We used Technowiiz for my daughters move and were very pleased with their service. Customer service was excellent and movers were friendly and did a great job. I would recommend and use again! Thanks, Lisa C
Techno Moving & Labor Services.Techno Moving & Labor Services.
Kaushlesh C.
Timely work. Took good care of belongings. Well packaged and moved
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
David D.
Ron and the team are a class operation. Engage them for all your moving needs.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Tonya D.
The best experience I have received from a moving company. I am going to refer them to anyone who needs professional movers. I’m so glad I chose this company over my other 5 options. Thank you again
All Day MoversAll Day Movers
Eric E.
They helped me move from Lombard to roselle and did an awesome job I highly recommend
Techno Moving & Labor Services.Techno Moving & Labor Services.
Syed M.
They were actually early which would have been great but we were at a different location and not at home. However, they waited patiently and started charging us at the previous stated start time. They were very professional. They reviewed all the furniture to be moved, wrapped all of it, and then moved them without damaging anything. The movers were great and didn't waste time. The only parts that we didn't like was that when paying for the final charge, we were charged an extra $100 and when moving the old fridge to the curb some hinges and shelving were left out. However, after talking to Sandra, the extra charge was reversed back.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Amy p.
Jeremy and his partner were great. Very professional and helped us move a large couch into a very challenging space. They were very accommodating and worked very hard. I highly recommend him for any moving needs and or junk pickup. Among other services he offers
A1 Removal LLCA1 Removal LLC
Jennie C.
Nice hard working men with excellent communication skills. I will hire them again in the future if I have moving needs.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived promptly, completed the move faster than expected, competitively priced, and did a great job overall. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Laury P.
The guys were organized, communicative and friendly. They took my worries away by taking great care in moving my stuff. I highly recommend them.
Nice Guys Movers (LCM) NapervilleNice Guys Movers (LCM) Naperville
Diane P.
At first I was a little doubtful as they were about 30-40 minutes late for the move. But once they got going, I was very impressed with the care they took in wrapping all of my items and being able to break down and rebuild the bigger pieces. They were cheerful, very sweet to my girls who were in awe of them, and very accommodating to us. Thank you Apex for a smooth move to our first house!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Michael J.
Patrick and his partner did a great job on the move. They adapted to the different locations well and went the extra mile when I was too tired to assist any further.
Patrick WyllerPatrick Wyller
Carol H.
The movers were nice and polite, and was able to get the job done. But, be careful when they give you a quote, they added on additional charges last minute that they didn't tell us about it in the beginning.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Overall, I had a good experience with Rogers Moving Services. Highlights in my opinion were: they were on time, very strong, understanding, polite, and two of the workers were careful. Areas of improvement: All workers should care enough to properly secure and move items from the home to the truck with minimum damage. Of the three men that were sent, one of them didn't seem to have any regard for our belongings and as a result a few items were scratch and broken off.
Pamela F.
Great job! Had them move a stand alone freezer from my house to my sister's. Both of us were pleased with how the approached the job. They were very careful. Would use again.
Effortless MovingEffortless Moving
Joe N.
I definitely recommend Jacob and his crew for moving. They have a great attitude and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition from point A to B. I plan on using them again for additional services (rehab/organization/property clean up).
Jake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLCJake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Tom was extremely friendly and knew what he was doing. He moved our piano to another location and then followed up for a tuning. The tuning was excellent. I like the fact that he knows pianos and can tune them as well. Highly recommend using his services.
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Maureen K.
I needed help removing some furniture and Dominique was amazing! Responded right away. Offered me a very fair price. Communicated throughout and was punctual on moving day. Dominique and his associate were polite and professional. I highly recommend and will certainly be calling on them again! Job well done!!
The Helpers ConstructionThe Helpers Construction
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