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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. 

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. 

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.

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 O Fallon movers
April R.
The movers who came out to help me were fantastic! They were right on time, worked hard, had great attitudes, and handled my whole move (loading and unloading) through the awful July heat like champions. I will DEFINITELY be recommending them whenever anyone asks about movers and I will DEFINITELY be utilizing them next time I move as well. Thank you so much for making my move that much easier!
Full Service MovingFull Service Moving
Candyce H.
The guys that helped the move were friendly and very efficient. My move went smooth due to their communication and caring about safely transporting my things! Great job!
Rent A Vet Power WashingRent A Vet Power Washing
Thumbtack Customer
Short notice move...scheduled same day! Needed oversized bar table table moved from garage to basement. Overcame obstacles/small entrances and got job done quickly. Highly recommend!
Rent A Vet Power WashingRent A Vet Power Washing
Ann W.
Antonio and Jake did a great job moving all of our furniture around throughout the house. They were very mindful of the walls, floors and other furniture while moving. A huge value and they got everything done quickly. I would use them again.
All Seasons Moving LaborAll Seasons Moving Labor
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job. They moved twice the furniture in half the time as Two Men and a Truck. Very professional and friendly!
Rent A Vet Power WashingRent A Vet Power Washing
Caroline A.
Eric sent two amazing guys (Chris & Mark) that waited for over an hour while I dealt with problems with the Uhaul rental. Then, they helped pack while loading the truck with amazing speed and cars, like superheroes! Super nice, hardworking, professional team! Unfortunately, I didn't find out until talking to them that they could have done my whole move for me! I wish I'd realized they were more than just local movers/packers instead of being stuck twig the anxiety of driving an oversized Uhaul that I didn't need and rising my car! I wish I could afford to switch and have them complete my move for me!
E&J Cleanouts and Moving LLCE&J Cleanouts and Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Relopro just completed a move for me yesterday. They were highly professional, prompt, efficient, organized and an excellent value. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will definitely be using them again in the future!!
ReloProReloPro
Jamie C.
Hired these guys for a piano move in O'Fallon Illinois.A really tough job for these guys to do. And they did a fantastic job for us. They showed up on time and were super friendly. We would definitely hire this company again.
"Easy Moving""Easy Moving"
Thumbtack Customer
Rent-A-Vet was able to accommodate my move on short-notice. The team leader was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a great communicator who efficiently managed his crew and got our job done in a timely manner without any damage. The entire team was courteous, hard-working, and listened to my concerns. This was a local move of a 3-bedroom home. We didn't have the crew do any packing, they just moved already-packed boxes as well as the furniture. They completed the job in 5 1/2 hours, and this was with a second trip to pick up a riding mower and some patio items. I would definitely recommend this company. Make sure you know if they are sending a 2-man crew or a 3-man crew. I thought I had booked a 2-man crew, but they sent 3, which was more expensive. It all worked out, though, because it really was a 3-man job.
Rent A Vet Power WashingRent A Vet Power Washing
Thumbtack Customer
Jason took great care of my possessions as if they were his own personal valuables. I would never consider anyone else but Relopro for moving any of my things. They are extremely reliable, efficient, pleasant and went out of their way to ensure total customer satisfaction. Look nowhere else; Relopro is outstanding.
ReloProReloPro
Kim L.
They showed up unprepared for the move. Didn’t bring workers for the job. My husband ( who has cancer) my nephew ,myself and daughter had to help. They took multiple breaks. Complained . Had to come back a second day to unload the last of the load . Charged me for 7 hours !!!!!!!!! I’m disgusted with the whole experience!
Myers N Transport LLCMyers N Transport LLC
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