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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 Schaumburg movers
Julie S.
My sons & I were so pleased at the ease of our move. Mike & Tyler were so accommodating with whatever we asked. They moved efficiently & without any incidents. We would recommend Citywide Moving!
Thumbtack Customer
Very experienced movers
Chicago Master Movers LLCChicago Master Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with my move. The movers (Oscar, Jose and Derrick) were very careful with my belongings and the properties. The price they quoted was right on target and the movers were very professional. I was very pleased and would use them again!!!!
Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.Vitesse Moving & Transfer, Inc.
Caitlan P.
Movers were wonderful! They arrived on time and worked very quickly and very professionally. David communicates very well and is quick to respond to any questions/requests I had. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving! Made my move quick and painless!
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Thumbtack Customer
Great guys. No issue while moving!
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Ryan L.
We had our household goods moved from Illinois to Virginia. STI made the divery very quick. Everything was accounted for. Great value against other movers in the area.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Jeanine H.
What have a very good experience with To Go Movers!
Anthony S.
Anthony and his team was really responsive, prompt and professional with helping my move. They were careful when moving the furniture not to damage the walls which was important to me. They have a great attitude and I really enjoyed working with them. If you’re shopping around for a mover, these are the guys to go with. I will certainly use them again!
Anthony's Advanced Labor Services LLCAnthony's Advanced Labor Services LLC
Jillian J.
Movers were right on time and were very polite.
Bellhop MovingBellhop Moving
Tina s.
Very good mover. On-time and the price is so reasonable.
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Neelesh R.
I highly recommend them. Starting from from front office employees, the owner to movers all are professionals.Jaime, Erik, Kevin and Vincente arrived on time on the moving day and packed our stuff very carefully.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Tanisha R.
Omg! This company is a life saver, was able to move my items on short notice, after being left high and dry with another company. The crew was fast, professional, and went above and beyond to make my move successful. I wish I had contacted them first, instead of wasting time and money with the other company! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this moving company!
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Katherine B.
The moving team was great. The guys were professional , extremely polite and very careful moving the furniture and other goods. I needed someone last minute and I was accommodated. I would highly recommended these guys to anyone .
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Sapan P.
Probably the best movers ever. Great guys and very fast and helpfull
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Ryan T.
I gotta be honest, Apex Pinnacle did an awesome job. They were able to accommodate my move the day of and they super fast and thorough. I couldn't believe that the packing, drive, and unpacking took 2.5 hours (even though I was moving from an apartment to a house). Overall, superb experience. Definitely recommend. I plan on using them again if I ever need moving.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Barbara D.
They were on time and completed the move in a timely matter. Very satisfied with this company. Would recommend
Jake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLCJake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLC
Jan F.
Dominguez was AWESOME! All the positive reviews are spot on. He is so responsive and arrived right on time. They moved a very heavy, expensive piece. He wrapped it professionally and took utmost care in the move. I would recommend them any day of the week!
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Jhanvi S.
I had a great experience with Effortless Moving. It was truly effortless. And most reasonably priced. I moved from suburb to city and the guys easily finished the job within 3 hours (for a 1 bedroom apartment). I highly recommend them to anyone!
Effortless MovingEffortless Moving
Sandra A.
I am very happy with my Vroom Vroom experience! Vroom vroom moved me on Feb 2 - very cold, snow storm, terrible roads. The two movers also had to move my belongings and furniture up 3 flights of outside stairs. They showed up on time, were very professional, did a great job snd the snow storm seemed to not bother them one bit! Thank you!
Vroom Vroom MoversVroom Vroom Movers
Ashish S.
Jeremy and his partner are both very friendly and nice guys. They took good care of our furniture while moving without any damage. I would definitely recommend them. I want to give them one small feedback to improve on planning before their next move.
A1 Removal LLCA1 Removal LLC
Phil H.
Derek was extremely responsive, even on the weekend when I initially requested a quote. He completed the moving of a treadmill two days later. Both myself and the person who sold me the treadmill were very impressed and will definitely recommend Derek to others who require moving services.
Kaykar Group LLCKaykar Group LLC
Ashley R.
Travis and his crew arrived to our place 15 min early and called when they were almost there. They carefully and quickly wrapped up furniture and got it in the truck. My Husband and I were very impressed with the service I would definitely recommend Athletic Movers for your next move!
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Madeeha R.
Keith and Drakkar were so polite and worked so hard through the heat! It was 92 degrees today and they were so professional and hard working through out the whole move! They were so sweet to my parents and my kids too! I highly recommend them for your next move !!!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Jillian J.
Short move with only a few items. They were very polite and efficient. I would definitely use them again.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Stephanie M.
Theses guys were excellent! They responded quickly even though it was short notice, they were very professional, and they took great care of my furniture. RTO Express made what would have been an insanely stressful move a breeze for me. I highly recommend their services and I will definitely hire them again if I have another moving project!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
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