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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 Park Ridge movers
Christy E.
They are super great guys! We had heavy flagstones that needed to be moved for landscaping and they moved them quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend them for any big move! Very friendly and personable
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Madelene S.
The movers were responsive. They are experienced and well prepared. They did a nice job moving the piano and we had no issues. I would recommend.
Piano Moving World, LLCPiano Moving World, LLC
Paige K.
Travis and Ivan were a great team! He called the morning of the move to confirm an earlier arrival time, was careful with all of my items, and was a pleasure to have in my home. I would recommend The Athletic Movers for any move you have planned.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Patrick M.
I hired these guys to move a refrigerator approximately 15feet. It was not an easy task, I know because I moved it first. I wanted to hire professionals to move my refrigerator back into my kitchen because we had new tile put down. They came early, worked hard, and cleaned up before they left my house. If the time comes to hire movers again I most certainly will hire Salvador again.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery n landscapingDOMINGUEZ moving delivery n landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
These 3 guys,Dontrell,Cris and Will, are amazing! I was moving to another building right across the street where I lived and these guys moved all my stuff not using their truck because they said it will be more time wasted loading and unloading,then taking two flight of stairs to my new place. They moved my stuff much faster and I ended up paying less than what was the original quoted rate! You should hire these 3 guys on your next move!
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Jennifer E.
These guys were awesome! Wow! I would highly recommend RTO Express. They moved boxes, moved furniture, and assembled a treadmill within a short amount of time. They were very careful with everything! Again, highly recommended!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Lynn C.
Derek and his company were amazing. Worked to fit me in on their very tight schedule. Beyond expectations in their care and knowledge in moving an eliptical for me. Worked efficiently and helped move something else, in order to get the eliptical in. Amazing! Will certainly re-hire and refer people to.
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Working with Laura K was great! On the day of the move Denis and Didar were just fabulous. The whole process was seamless and very professional!
H2H Movers IncH2H Movers Inc
Dan M.
Needed a last minute move for a piece of exercise equipment, on a Sunday nonetheless, and they were here within an hour or two of connecting. Highly recommend!
Tys InnTys Inn
Scot C.
They were a fantastic help on short notice to move a dresser inside of my house that came while I was out of town. Would recommend to anyone!
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Alex I.
David was able to quickly move a large dresser for me down a flight of stairs and I was extremely happy. I will be using him for future jobs.
David's Deliv & Relo ServicesDavid's Deliv & Relo Services
Thumbtack Customer
simple and easy communication. Ricky and Caleb arrived and moved the furniture carefully and communicated with me in advance to ensure they follow the exact requests. Overall Good Job.
Get It DoneGet It Done
Jim M.
Only thing I didn’t like was a added fee of 25.00 that wasn’t discussed. Dave was very professional and agreed to do additional moving for an agreed upon fee.
William K.
Top notch all around. I've moved 7 times for work with other "brand name" movers. This team is unlike any other experience I have been lucky enough to have gone through. From initial contact through the team shutting the door on my new house.....KUDOS. absolutely positively without hesitation recommended. Thank you for accommodating my unique situation and over delivering.
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Jeanine H.
David was prompt and completed the move of all of the furniture in less than the allotted time. He and his helper were able to handle a large China cabinet, couches and other items very efficiently.
David's Deliv & Relo ServicesDavid's Deliv & Relo Services
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