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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 Tinley Park movers
Steve P.
Kelly was very professional and knowledgeable with the moving process. I would highly recommend Mountain Movers for your next moving project.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Carol p.
Moving Mountains was the best moving experience we have had. We were moving the piano, & the wrapping job was was totally protected. They were so careful when moving not to cause issues with other furniture. Would recommend them highly for your next move, & in fact we are booked with them again in a few weeks...we were extremely pleased with the work.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Joshua M.
The guys at Next Door Movers are awesome hard workers. They were very professional, moved fast and moved all my personal belongings with care. I would definitely hire them again.
Next Door MoversNext Door Movers
Matt Z.
Good move experience. Thanks!
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Karen V.
These movers were great! Moved our heavy piano without any trouble. Friendly, punctual and quick to answer any of my questions. Highly recommend them!
Jake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLCJake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLC
Kim m.
Highly recommend. All my sons movers cancelled my move after being a no show. These guys showed up in three hours and did a awesome job.
Alsam moversAlsam movers
Kyle V.
Joe was fantastic! He worked around my schedule after it changed initially and had terrific communication. He knocked out a very tough move carefully and efficiently. I would highly recommend that you use him for any any size move that you have. I will definitely keep his number for any upcoming moves that I have.
JC Elite Transports LLCJC Elite Transports LLC
Camille S.
Movers were very kind and professional. Took great care of my items! They even helped me carefully pack my 70 inch tv into a box! Thanks again for a great move. The help made everything so much easier on us!
Packing Professional Movers LLCPacking Professional Movers LLC
Becca A.
Great communication throughout the whole process and the 2 guys who did our move worked super hard the entire time. They were careful and respectful with all of our stuff and made the whole moving process less stressful for us. Thanks so much!
Elizabeth H.
From start to finish, this company was very professional. They answered all of my questions without pushing to schedule. They explained the process and were realistic about any foreseen issues with moving/stairs, asking the right questions. The movers were super friendly, professional, and timely. They took great care with my piano taking their time to get it downstairs. They are also reasonably priced, as I made comparisons. I would definitely use them again for future moves.
Archer's Moving ServicesArcher's Moving Services
Srinidhi K.
I had a lot of heavy furniture and they handled each and every item with a lot of care . Even though the weather was not very permitting , they still had the same enthusiasm at end of the move like they did at the beginning of the move . Fantastic , fun loving guys ! Would definitely recommend them .
Tys InnTys Inn
Martha M.
Working with Jeremy and his crew was great. Very responsive and we were able to coordinate a time and day easy, great communication. Day of move, even with weather issues we were able to get the move done in a timely manner and everything was handled with care. Highly recommend!
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Thumbtack Customer
Average service for the money. I wouldn't call them professional movers.... they were closer to hired labor
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Christine A.
Excellent service. Very personable and friendly while being professional and efficient. We will recommend this company to my family and friends if and when they need movers.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Jennifer S.
The Specialtists Moving Services were excellent. They were professional and prompt and provided great service. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Jackie S.
I had a no show mover and I was in a bind I went on Thumbtack and Moving Mountain came to the rescue within hours! Very polite and wonderful professional job! I definantly recommend them and use them again! The furniture I had was very big and bulky.. Thry handle it like a breeze..Thank you very much! They Defiantly know what they are doing.. very experienced!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Kevin C.
The movers were excellent. Wrapped everything up to make sure not to scratch anything. Worked non stop at both ends. Very friendly and engaging the whole time. Highly recommend!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Connie G.
Anthony responded quickly to my initial inquiry & always polite. He stuck to his original price even after I asked for an additional large item to be moved. His helpers were also polite & respectful of our things. They had all the right tools to wrap & secure fragile glass clocks & heavy leather furniture. They moved swiftly & with purpose. I'm very impressed with this company & can recommend their services. Thank you for making a stressful day much easier on us.
Zoye ServicesZoye Services
Eileen W.
Greg was responsive and very professional. It was clear his team works hard and wants his customers to be happy. He moved a massive treadmill for me. There were a lot of doors to maneuver around and Greg made sure the job got done!
Byndom LLC TransportationByndom LLC Transportation
Megan W.
Jacob and Andrew were careful, efficient, affordable, and very quick to respond. I would highly recommend them! They moved this piano without damaging anything, and they even had to carry it up a hill. I was so impressed and would use them again.
Jake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLCJake's Piano and Expert Moving Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Moved from south to north suburbs. 3 man crew was hard working and efficient in the rain. They did show up a bit late which caused us to miss our timing window for elevator use at my new apt. Overall great job.
Illinois Valley MoversIllinois Valley Movers
Barb Y.
They. Were. THE BEST. Super nice and polite young men, very professional, worked so hard during a long 11+ hour day. They put together 3 pieces of new in box furniture, set up my bed, they did it all. I highly recommend SafeHands Movers, and I would definitely hire them again. I'm also really happy I was able to support an independent, minority owned business, that's really important to me. I believe a hard working young entrepreneur like Henry will find much success in the future as he grows his business. Thank you so much for making my move go as smoothly as it did! I just wish I could leave more than 5 stars.
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Juanita H.
I’m very pleased with the service these men provided! Travis was very thorough, he came prepared with all of the equipment needed to move all my furniture and boxes, and they did it with smiles and professionalism. All of my things were transported to my new home without a scratch or dent on anything, and they had some pretty narrow staircases to navigate so I am grateful for their wonderful and timely service. You won’t be disappointed with them. Thanks so much!
The Athletic MoversThe Athletic Movers
Lynn E.
Left a mess at the place I was moving from. I had to come back and pick up his trash. He also was 2 hours late and when he finally arrived ge sat in the parking lot after being told to call me when he arrived. Doesn’t know how to follow directions, he does whatever he wants. We had an agreement of $280 dollars and when the job was over he demanded more money or he was going to steal my furniture. Don’t ever hire this company. Very unprofessional.
The Athletic MoversThe Athletic Movers
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