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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 Park movers
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks to Joey for effortlessly moving all the heavy furniture over to our new apartment. They arrived on time and got to moving immediately. They were knowledgeable about all aspects of furniture moving. Very courteous and professional.
We Got YouWe Got You
Kristen S.
Kyle is amazing! He and his team work tirelessly to get your move done. I have a lot of stuff (I mean A LOT) and they expertly wrapped and carefully moved everything. I highly recommend hiring Executive Moving Services! They really made my move as painless as possible. I’m impressed and I’m very satisfied!
Executive Moving ServicesExecutive Moving Services
Kelly M.
JC Elite Transports were excellent movers; they walked into a tough moving situation and were up for the job with kindness and compassion to boot. While I hope to not having moving needs again for a long while, I would hire them again in a heartbeat!
JC Elite Transports LLCJC Elite Transports LLC
James B.
Label and his mover were Excellent. We set a date and he came as expected moved my stuff without an issue. Great experience!!
Lavell Moving & HaulingLavell Moving & Hauling
David L.
I found the movers to be efficient, knowledgeable, and careful of our items. I appreciate them also moving with urgency, even in the rain. Thanks for a good experience
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Bobby E.
These guys are fantastic! They were able to move our very bulky and heavy bedroom set down a winding stairway that totally flummoxed another moving company. Then everything was padded and wrapped, delivered and reassembled to perfection. Moving is stressful. After a bad experience with another company I called Moving Mountains. They asked all of the right questions and assured me that they could do the job, which In our case was moving a bedroom set, dining room table and China cabinet and some major appliances, all heavy. They did it! Just as promised. I really wish that I had called them first to move us and I will in the future.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Fast movers, but misplaced some small items
Awesome move done by Francisco,Luis & Fabian
pay less moving less moving inc.
Cari H.
My move went so smoothly and there was no damage to anything (including a box of fragile art I was anxious over). The price was as quoted and with no surprises. 10/10 recommend for your move.
Galindo Moving & DeliveryGalindo Moving & Delivery
Jamila C.
Raymond, Mickey and Niko were great! They moved me quickly and worked very well together. They handled all of my belongings with care. I recommend them to anyone needing to move.
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastically organized & efficient. Made moving day a breeze!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Barbette A.
They were great! We appreciated how careful they were with moving our items. We especially appreciated their guidance for a few items that weren't properly prepared by us for moving safely to prevent damage.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Stephanie C.
INCREDIBLE experience with King David Moving & Storage... Martin and team were nothing short of professional, on time and friendly. Moving sucks, but these guys made it a painless experience. Will absolutely use them again!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Joey was very professional. He arrived promptly. He was very patient with us even though a lot of what we needed moved wasn't exactly ready. He worked with us and got the job done on time. They helped us get through a stressful Moving Day without a huge headache. I cannot say enough good things about these Movers.
We Got YouWe Got You
Kymm V.
The service was great! Punctuality wasn’t all that best and ended up being almost 3 hours late past my initial move time. But, the movers worked well together and it was done in one day. Friendly and responsive!
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Christopher O.
The movers were on time. They provided good quality service and were efficient
Liberty Moving & Storage IncLiberty Moving & Storage Inc
Shawntae C.
Mike was EXCELLENT!!! Very EFFICIENT!!! Knock my move out with ease!!! Calling on him again for another move because he was so GREAT!! In all CAPS!! Thanks for making my transition seamless!!! APPRECIATE YOU!! Sincerely….
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Timothy F.
Arrived on time; worked efficiently and diligently until move was complete. Will definitely use again.
Lavell Moving & HaulingLavell Moving & Hauling
Thumbtack Customer
Just what I needed! Movers were great. Would hire them again.
Packed Moving SolutionsPacked Moving Solutions
Sarah B.
Hired a team of three men to move me into a third floor condo (no elevator). The movers were extremely respectful and were able to get all my furniture up. They did show up 3 hours after my arrival window which was not ideal, but the reason for their delay was explained to me by Angela. There was a couple scratches on some furniture and walls but nothing big and that is expected to happen in a move. I would recommend them especially because of their value.
Techno Moving & Labor Services.Techno Moving & Labor Services.
Jere M.
Great experience working with Steel Men movers. I will definitely work with them again in the future.
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Thumbtack Customer
From the beginning Ron (the owner) was great. He came and did an in person consultation and brought me 10 boxes with no commitment of using his company to move. He always quoted me a fair price. When it came to moving day Eric and his team of two other men were great! They were prompt in their arrival and called me when they were close. The entire team was friendly and professional. They were quick on their feet, kept me informed of their progress, and asked where to place certain items when moving to my new location. I would definitely use them again in the future if/when I move again.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Kerri T.
Larry & Kelly were fantastic! They arrived on time and worked nonstop for the two hours we had them. Super easy to work with- they devised a seamless process to move boxes and furniture from our UHaul to our 2nd floor apartment and basement storage unit. Both guys were extremely careful with all of our fragile items. We couldn’t get over how strong they both were! Don’t waste time trying to move yourself. Hire Mountain Movers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Alia L.
Excellent service and took care of everything! Thank you for making a stress free move happen for this pregnant lady:)
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
David E.
Sent a truck too small to handle my move despite providing list of rooms and pieces. Website shows estimated rate of $90.00/ hour when actual is $160.00. Did not have tape. Damaged dining room set and dresser. Did not complete the move. Did not finish reassembling the dis-assembled furniture.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
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