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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 Skokie movers
Yasirhussain S.
They were good movers. Had a best moving experience. They were very professional and worked non stop to finish moving.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Aleksander B.
The management at this place was great and kept up with our ever changing closing date and move. The actual movers were even better. Great people to do your move. Movers told us company gets them chiropractors and help when injured. Would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Robert W.
Kelly and John were competent movers, courteous, and went out of their way to assure our move was completed to our full satisfaction. When the house is sold, we will call them to move the furniture to the new house. Thank you guys. Bill
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Melvin and his team did excellent job. They carefully wrapped everything (sofa, mattress, TV, etc.) and moved safely. I highly recommend to hire them to move.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Peter R.
I contacted Sweet Home Movers and they responded very quickly and were able to help me move the same day! They are very professional and packed everything very well. They took care and put protective coverings on some fragile furniture/appliances which I really appreciate. Great moving experience overall!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Emerson C.
The guys were able to disassemble and move my treadmill to a new location down the basement. Bryan and his team was very professional. Price was just right for both the move and disassemble and reassemble.
Effortless MovingEffortless Moving
Connie U.
Where do I even begin! First, my move was scheduled for noon on a Saturday, they called me 2 hour prior to reschedule me to 3pm. Then they show up with a 14 foot truck after I had requested the biggest truck they had because I had A LOT of stuff to move. After compiling, they said they would have to make 2 trips. Which then delays the move and incurs extra hourly charges. A man by the name of Jessie, who claimed to be the owner of the company, said I either accept the fact that they have to make 2 trips or they cancel my move.... by then it’s already 3:30 and I had to move out that day. Needless to say they screwed me over big time and NOT accommodating. The ONLY good thing about this move is a gentlemen by the name of Larry who was helping them was super nice and tried so hard to make the situation much better. Larry should have his own moving company.
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Alexander C.
Run Away - this is a SCAM!! Where do I begin? This isn’t the first time I use a moving company. 1. They were extremely slow. 2. Their truck was two small for a two bedroom to move. Half my stuff I had to move on my own the next day. 3. They broke pieces off my furniture, assembled my sofa backwards, and broke a big branch off my Fiddle Fig Tree. 4. Though they were terrible, I still tipped them, because supposedly they weren’t the same two people who moved my home.
Ready MoversReady Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Moved a piano across town promptly and efficiently. Arrived at the job early. Very respectful and helpful.
PJ's Fast HandsPJ's Fast Hands
Kat S.
Salvador did a fantastic job moving my stuff from storage into a house. He and his coworker were very professional and considerate. They laid down cloth to protect my carpet. Also, my sectional didn't fit through the door and they got it in through the window. Great movers. Highly recommended.
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery n snow removalDOMINGUEZ moving delivery n snow removal
Geni M.
The moving team sent to us were awesome. I requested last minute and their response was very professional and fast. They took care of our things really well, listened to our requests and did as we asked. We highly recommend them. Thank you for helping us move into our new home.
Bailov CompanyBailov Company
Kristan M.
Juan and Zach did an excellent job in moving my furniture and belongings to my new home. They were quick and professional.
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Sewit G.
David and his colleague were a great help! They were careful and efficient when helping my parents move. I highly recommend them!
Thumbtack Customer
The best moving experience I havr ever had. Erez, the owner was spot on with his estimate. There were no surprises. The crew of 4 were absolutely awesome. They took pride in their work and were very attentive to our needs. They took great care in the way they wrapped and moved the furniture. It was not easily accessible and they did a great job getting the furniture out of the basement. I would look no further as this company is by far the best!!
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Martin and his crew were amazing. Never been more relaxed during a move but King David made sure it was smooth. Very professional and reliable company. Highly recommended!
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
T. c.
These guys were great! They were polite, & Professional and they arrived on time, ready to work. And work they did!!! I was very pleased & I will definitely hire them again for any future moves.
Ready MoversReady Movers
Nancy D.
They were flexible with the time since we had a move in window. They were efficient. The price was reasonable. But a mirror was broken and a piece of furniture was gauged because they weren’t wrapped. Could have been more careful.
Ready MoversReady Movers
De L.
Had an awesome experience with the gentleman who came to do my move. Very nice, very thoughtful, careful with all my belongings. Treating everything with kid gloves. Explained every step they were doing. Would definitely recommend.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Stephanie S.
These guys know what they're doing. Quick and efficient! The experience shows. We had them move a sofa set 35 miles away to our apartment up the stairs. They were able to accomodate us during rush hour, at a flat rate. They arrived and delivered at a timely manner. Great communication! Hire them, you won't be sorry.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
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