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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 Oak Lawn movers
Mary L.
Movers are very responsive and will let you Know what’s going on throughout the move. Reasonable prices.
KENKAYS MOVING COMPANY 773•708•7013KENKAYS MOVING COMPANY 773•708•7013
Joe H.
We were moving from a 2 bedroom condo to a three bedroom house. I reached out to Travis for pricing and he responded right away with pricing and to gather information about our move. He reached out several times leading up to the move to see if we had questions. On moving day Travis called an hour before to let me know him and his team was in route. When he arrived he did a quick walk through and his team got to work. We were amazed how quick but organized they were when moving our items. They insured everything was protected and handled with the utmost care. His team was professional and kind. I would highly recommend hiring Athletic Movers for your next move. They made moving a breeze.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time and very pleasant movers!
Mobile Services Moving LaborMobile Services Moving Labor
Gina E.
Couldn’t be happier with the great job our team did for our move today. They wrapped our furniture, moved it without damaging anything, and were so affordable. I will recommend Keep It Up anytime someone I know needs movers!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Patrick E.
Moved Treadmill from Storage to Basement. Move went well, equipment was unblemished, but floor scratched in basement. Minor issue, but would hire again.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Thumbtack Customer
A little pricey but Fast, Reliable, and Prompt. Great Move!
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Susana F.
Thank you so much to The specialist moving services for helping me to move all my furniture, I called them that day and they was able to move me same day even with the temperature bellow zero, very professional and Jesus and the other two guys take care of my furniture, I truly appreciate your hard work...😀
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Lakeisha G.
I don’t know where to start with how disappointed I am for using this company. To start it was off putting for the “on site manager” to start the move by discussing what he felt a standard tip was for a move my size... frankly I felt - how about you get the job done before performance review and tip discussion. I had 4 guys for my move to which often times 3 of the 4 stood around looking for guidance from the only one that could dissemble furniture- and they stood by and watched as if there were no other furniture that could be loaded.... time wasted. Paid for dissemble/resemble of 3 beds to which 1 bed was never dissembled and didn’t even make the move because they didn’t have a big enough truck. Be sure to list EVERY SINGLE ITEM in your house or else they will try to make it seem like it’s your fault for their mistake. Mind you miscellaneous items such as kids toys, never made the move, nor were they able to move several items that I did list on the inventory. I advised of 30 boxes to which I only had 20. Furthermore to text the owner and he defend defend defend and try to put everything on you as if it were your fault when I’m a very fair person - fair enough to even tip, when my family was flat out against it. To say I told him that everything that was on the list was moved was a flat out lie! HE TOLD ME MY move was way bigger that expected and continued to say his guys moved more than what was listed after I wrote in big letters NO MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS WERE MOVED AND ITEMS LISTED WERENT MOVE!!!! 1 entire bedroom WASNT moved minus the rug in my daughter room. DONT defend poor service accept humility and just be sorry. A lot of what the negative reviews on here mention were right!!!!
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Cynthia G.
The movers were fast and did a great job! Thank you guys for helping us!
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Julie m.
Very experienced movers took good care of items their work quality was excellent I would recommend
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were on time. They had the table packed up in less than an hour. Setup at the new place was about an hour and half. Caused no disturbance and left no mess behind. Highly recommended.
D. Jaburek Billiards & Pool Table MovingD. Jaburek Billiards & Pool Table Moving
Susan S.
I had a wonderful experience having our heavy reclining couch moved 15 minutes away by JC Elite. They are professional, respectful, and timely. I would highly recommend them.
JC Elite Transports LLCJC Elite Transports LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I wasn't able to be home when they came, but my wife was. She said they were very professional and polite and that I should give them a 5 star review. Please consider using them for your heavy lifting/moving needs.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Jim S.
Derek and Louie were phenomenal! They were extremely personable and accommodating. Derek contacted me almost immediately after I initiated the Thumbtack search and took care of my project the next day! They moved a large piece of exercise equipment and reassembled it for me. These guys are hardworking and customer focused, I definitely recommend them.
Let Me Get That MovingLet Me Get That Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did a good move but they are not out standing, maybe for a office but not for a home lots of nicks, dings scratches on the furniture, I have a few very good paintings one is a original when I told them they took very good care of that particular painting but another they really put some damage on the frame and not in just one spot the whole frame, also they asked me what I wanted shrink wrapped normally the company shrink wraps just about everything and their truck very dirty my couch is filthy (a tan 3 piece) they used all my bubble wrap, ripped up some of my boxes, to cover one of my T Vs (you do not want card bard on a screen) but they hustle are courteous I went for price so I blame myself for this, quality and not price but I would recommend this company it just depends on what you are moving
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
S. A.
I’m rating this company with terrible only because I had originally asked for them at 12:00 noon but my helpers asked if I could change my time to 11:00; I agreed. I was on time but had to call them to see if they were on their way. They said they had a flat but were on their way in about 30 min. Then called back to say another 30 mins. I waited 1 hour 30 mins. Then canceled. The driver didn’t offer much off of the moving price and was pretty rude with his responses. So I can’t comment on their work only my experience with the person assigned to my work order.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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