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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.

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 Rockford movers
Jennifer B.
I haven't moved yet - but - Mark is a really nice guy - friendly - knowledgeable - easy to talk to about all of my needs re: my somewhat complicated move - & his hourly rates are very reasonable too! I'm sure that my move will go just as well...
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Thumbtack Customer
We had an excellent experience with Sycamore & Suburbs Moving Service. Scott was professional, on time, organized, transported our items with care and moved them into our new home. There is not one area of dissatisfaction. I couldn't have hoped for a better move. I would absolutely hire Scott again.
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Scott showed up right on time. He and his son took great care of my belongings when moving and did it quickly and efficiently. I could not believe how much stuff they were able to fit in their trailer. They were able to get the whole move done in 1 trip, including my motorcycle. If you are looking for a cost effective, stress free move, look no further! Scott provided exactly what I needed for my move!
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
Scott and Kevin worked really well together. It started out as a stormy morning Scott notified me and told me he was running late. As soon as he got there he started moving my things out. The move was done in a little over 2 hours. I will be calling Scott for my next move. Would highly recommended if you want the job done right! Very professional!
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
M&R moved my daughter from Rockford to Chicago. All aspects of the job were excellent including pre-move planning and communications, packing and loading, and delivery / set-up. Excellent value. I definitely recommend this company.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Mark C.
I was not happy about my transfer. I just didn’t want to move away. Luckily, Pick Up Movers took care of all my moving stresses. They were just magicians. The man on the phone gave me a very reasonable quote and that was only the start of it. The men barged in like a well-oiled machine and they got to work immediately. Every piece of my belongings got the same attention and care. I was hoping they would carelessly throw my stuffs around and onto the truck. But they really delivered on cautiousness. You just can’t ask for more from a moving company.
Pick Up Movers LLC Chicago,ILPick Up Movers LLC Chicago,IL
Thumbtack Customer
We couldn't have been happier! Byrd was on time, efficient and clearly very knowledgeable in this field. Their pleasant demeanor was refreshing. I would definetely use them again! If your looking for a moving job done right, we recommend Byrd Movers!!
Byrd Moves ItByrd Moves It
Thumbtack Customer
2 Bedroom Apartment move to nearby town into another apartment -- A 3 man crew arrived on time with an ample sized truck, professional appearance, proper paperwork and a friendly demeanor. All of our personal belongings were handled with extreme care and at the same time moved in an efficient time frame. Cost was extremely fair based on the services. The move into the new apartment was seamless. All of our belongings were inside and safe with enough time in the day for us to get a great start on settling in.... I would highly recommend Sycamore $ Suburbs and will be calling them back for our next move without a doubt!
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Emily N.
What a wonderful Mover! Larry and his partner were actually 5 minutes early, completely prepared, pro-active, careful, fast, pleasant, offered additional help and frankly they were AMAZING!! I can not remember ever liking a mover, let alone thinking they were fantastic! Would hire Larry and his crew anytime. Maybe I should move every year or two, just so I can hire them again. Truly, thank you for making it all so easy!
M&L MovingM&L Moving
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend M&L Moving. Larry and his team were professional, very knowledgeable about getting difficult pieces up and around difficult spaces, and worked incredibly fast. The rates are more than reasonable . The team made what could've been a stressful move very easy.
M&L MovingM&L Moving
Jenny K.
Nothing but positive things to say! First off, the guys were 15 min early & didn’t waste time getting to work. They drove 90 miles just to come help me. It was SO hot & they busted out the move with no complaints & only a 5 min break during a 3 hour move. I’ve hired other movers so I know what I was looking for & these guys totally hit the mark. I have no clue how they were able to fit everything in to the uhaul, but they did! Thanks so much! - Jenny
Elite Home MovingElite Home Moving
Chipper M.
Had a great experience Ty, he was a great communicator, was very professional on site and did a great job wrapping up and protecting the furniture we had to move. On the receiving end he did a great job getting the furniture into my sisters tight little apartment, and she was just as pleased with his services there. Would highly recommend Ty for your next move.
Tys InnTys Inn
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt, efficient, and a great value. I was moved in before lunchtime and all of my furniture and valuables were handled with care and were damage free on arrival. Highly recommended! :)
M&L MovingM&L Moving
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