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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.

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’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. 

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 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 Orland Park movers
Thumbtack Customer
So far as scheduling my move and detailed description to help with the move, is very good. Did not move yet, so I don't know how the actual service is.
Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.
Samir G.
Mountain movers are the best in the biz out there! Kelly and his team helped us with the move in the South Chicagoland area (Orland Park); they did an amazing job in such a short time. I even had to move my moving date and they were very supportive of the situation. Throughout the process, Kelly was very responsive and punctual. We had a ton of heavy stuff but they made the move look super easy. We all know moving from one house to another couple be a painful process, if you want to make it a flawless process, go with Mountain Movers.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Bob A.
What a great movers
Scott V.
I had an upright piano that needed to be moved and called on Dynamovers to do the job. Eddie was very professional, kept a constant line of communication throughout the move, and did it efficiently. I would definitely use the company again for future moves.
Dynamovers LLCDynamovers LLC
Tatiana R.
Great guys to work with Was able to fit me in at the last min Work very fast and wrap my items very neatly Great movers to help you move
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Azra B.
These guys did a great job. Professional and friendly. Hired them to help move several items throughout the house and garage to prepare for a move. Would definitely use them again.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Ric P.
Archer is the best mover in the south burbs. They are very professional and pays attention to details. They are also very competitive in pricing. They did an excellent job moving a baby grand piano for us.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Jen g.
The crew of two were very efficient and moved my furniture with easy through the door frames. They didn’t stop moving until the job was complete. I would definitely recommend
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Valorie S.
Move was done quickly and efficiently. 2 great guys.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Jennifer K.
Door 2 Door Moving is the best! I got 4 quotes through Thumbtack and Door 2 Door came in the middle. I hired them because they were very responsive and were able to accommodate my requested time. Another company I contacted would not accommodate an early evening move. This was a relatively small job, I needed a dining room set moved from a storage unit to my house. The two moving guys were extremely professional and friendly. They worked efficiently and moved the set without incident. They laid down blankets in my foyer and dining room so as not to get the floor dirty. I appreciated this attention to detail. I would hire Door 2 Door for another move, whether big or small!
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
The morning of the move was a bit of a mess. It was 8:45am and there were no movers at our place and I was told they'd be there at 8am. I tried calling the business and got an answering machine every time. I finally received a phone call around that time that one of their guys didn't show and they were running 90 minutes late. The guy who called was really nice and was the mover in charge of our move. They were swift moving on site, nice, and gentle with our things. Given the morning snafu, not sure if I'd be comfortable scheduling them again, but the movers themselves were very nice and hardworking. I never got a call from the main office from the voicemails I left when I thought they were going to be a no-show, though.
Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.
Rajesh R.
David accommodated us for our next day move request but it came at a cost, they showed up several hours late. The moving guys were nice to work with but it looked like they are new to this type of job.
Sweet Home Movers Chicago IncSweet Home Movers Chicago Inc
Cortney M.
These guys were fantastic. They moved us this past Saturday, the hottest day of the year. They showed up on time, and they kept going in the heat for 5 hours, and wouldn't stop. Needless to say, they were exhausted by the end. They had another move scheduled for that day, and I'd like to add that at the time of booking none of us knew how hot and terribly humid it was going to be that day, and by 3:00 it was unbearable. They tried to respectfully reschedule the second move as they were on their last legs, the customer was not happy at all. I do understand that it was a major inconvenience to not be able to move on the day you've scheduled, a lot goes into planning and moving, and I'm sure it was very disappointing for her. She did eventually agree, but I hope she didnt leave any negative reviews, it was necessary and out of their hands. I'm sure they would have passed out at some point, it was just dangerous. I'm surprised they lasted through my move. Good job guys, thanks again and we will be using your moving services in the future!
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Thumbtack Customer
the guys were great, fast and friendly. I recommend them for any small move.
Quality Piano, LLCQuality Piano, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Illinois Valley did a great job for a very fair price. I would definitely recommend them to others who are moving. Although I don't plan on moving again, I would definitely use them again if I ever needed to!
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Jim S.
I needed a cast iron tub moved from a garage to a second floor in my house. I contacted RTO Express through Thumbtack and within a few minutes they responded. I sent pictures of the tub and where it had to be moved. I was sent quote right away. The pricing was extremely reasonable and they were able to come the next day. The team of two men arrived on time and were very professional. They took a lot of care in wrapping up the tub and made sure it was protected during the move. The area where the tub was going was a tight space. They were able to lift it into place without any incidents. When they were done they accepted the agreed upon payment. Before they left they made sure no to leave any mess behind. I would re-hire these guys anytime I need to move something. I thank them for the professionalism they showed and getting the job done as if it was their own tub and home they were moving into.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Mark D.
These guys did an amazing job for me. I called them and they showed up the same day to move a very heavy treadmill from my garage to the basement. They even assembled the treadmill for me. There is no way I could have done this job myself. I would highly recommend RTO Express for any of your moving needs.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Rory F.
This is my second time using this companies services and they knocked it out of the park again, they got a great team over there making my life hassle free Thank you Packed for moving my heavy arcade machine with caution and care! 10/10 would recommend Message them or give them a call see if they can help you with your move!
Packed Moving SolutionsPacked Moving Solutions
Ray D.
Could they be MORE AWESOME? Worked us in as an ADD ON with 40 hour notice.... on time ... VERY GOOD COMMUNICATION ... updating etc.... had to figure out BEST way to move couch and their experience shined... great personality’s... super nice and kind.... PLEASE LOOK NO FURTHER... Moving Mountains is ROCK SOLID! You wont be disappointed... thank you for an AWESOME EXPERIENCE..YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Michael D.
Kyle and Jason were awesome! Polite and did an awesome job moving a heavy cold plunge freezer for me. They went above and beyond. Would hire them again.
Junk BunkerJunk Bunker
Laura S.
I was very pleased with Keep it Up’s prompt reply after l contacted them. I was relieved with the care they took moving my precious family momentosthe care and
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommend!!! Kept in contact with me when they would arrive. Moved my furniture exactly where I wanted it and were very patient and friendly. They did a great job!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
N. A.
I was highly impressed today with how they carefully moved my concert piano/piano player! Their secretary, Raine, was a sweetheart and she answered all of my questions and concerns. The crew arrived in a punctual manner and in high spirits! They wrapped this piano with such care and brainstormed how they were going to carry it up one flight of stairs to my condo. I heard Sean in the hallway motivating his crew members as they moved the piano upstairs with caution. The pricing was fair and outstanding. I will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks again!
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Fantastic operation!! Roy and TK were on-time (early actually) efficient, professional and courteous. They got the truck loaded up in no time and handled my move to a 3rd floor unit with precision and a great sense of humor. Highly recommend!
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Jaime K.
I messaged Eco-Cleaning at 8pm and they were out to my home by 7am the next morning to move a washer and dryer up my stairs into my condo. They were punctual, professional and affordable! I highly recommend them!
Eco cleaning companyEco cleaning company
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