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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 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 Northbrook movers
Christine H.
Exceptional service from start to finish. I called Archer movers last minute to help me move a piano from the South Side to Northbrook. They were able to move it the same day! The team of three were punctual and friendly. I can’t say enough. Literally the BEST moving experience I’ve ever had. I would highly recommend and will definitely use them again - they will be my FIRST call in the future.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Daran M.
The young men who helped with my small move were friendly, professional and especially careful with my belongings. This was the best mover I have had using Thumbtack. I will definitely use them again when I have another move. They were also able to accommodate me at the last minute!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived within the time frame provided and worked hard until the move was finished. All 3 movers were great and asked questions when they weren't sure where things went.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Alexis S.
I’ve used movers several times before and my experience with Dominguez moving far exceeded expectations. They were kind, efficient, and also took the time to ensure my fragile belongings would not break.
DOMINGUEZ moving and delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving and delivery solutions
Sheila C.
University Movers were excellent! They worked hard & were very professional. I highly recommend them to all!
University MoversUniversity Movers
Leslie C.
Top notch experience with Pirsha. Amazing service and extremely professional. I will call him again for any of my moving needs.
Pirsha 2000Pirsha 2000
Virag D.
Hands down the best movers in town, we’ve worked with Two men and a truck as well as E-Z Movers and I have to say choosing Granat Labor was the best decision, him and his team made sure they were on time, very responsive and no hidden fees and no catches, they reassembled when needed and made sure we were happy!
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Jim M.
The team was polite and hard working. Arrived on time and worked the entire time. I used them for a local move and would recommend them.
Eco cleaning companyEco cleaning company
Thumbtack Customer
Dean and Martin just finished with the disassembly, reassembly and furniture moving (2 stories) within our house. Excellent job. Everything done in under 2 hours!!
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Scott B.
The movers were nice and worked hard but they were more than 4 hrs late!! They didnt seem that apologetic and they didnt even discount me for the inconvenience! My suggestion be on time!
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Grace y.
We had tons of heavy furniture pcs to move. Some were tricky due to small doorways, they figured everything out and did a great job. I would hire them again and rec to a friend.
Innovative Home MoversInnovative Home Movers
Evelyn K.
These Gentlemen are Work Dogs! They moved at a quick pace but being very professional and using all safety measures to not injure themselves or our belongings! So impressed with their work ethic and their ability to take direction. Thank you very much!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Noah K.
Bryan and a crew member showed up on time. They successfully moved a very heavy and awkward treadmill base down a flight of stairs which was not easy. At the end of the day they got it down cleanly and even helped put it together. Thanks again!
Effortless MovingEffortless Moving
Vera S.
Great attitude, great job I think this has been the best experience ever I had with moving.... the guys where awesome Melvin u are the best on time with everything special responding to emails and calls. Thank you so much I will highly recommend u
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Rebecca S.
Greg and his partner were great! I made an inquiry about moving furniture from one floor of my house to another and they were available the next day. They showed up within their predicted window and were both professional and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend Byndom Transportation!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Thumbtack Customer
While the actual movers who did the heavy work did a great job, there was some damage to the carpeting during the move.The administrators from the office are changing things up and will not pay to have the carpet repaired. They are making us jump through hoops and things are still up in the air over a week later. Be very careful when signing your contract and really read the fine print.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
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