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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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 do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Can you hire movers to move one item?

Yes, you can hire movers to move one item. Single-item movers are usually more than happy to give you a quote, which will likely be based on a few factors.

One of the primary things to take into consideration is the number of movers it takes to move one item. For instance, if you want to move one item of furniture, it may take several movers — particularly if it is a challenging move involving multiple floors.

Contact single-item movers near you to find out what services they offer, and get free estimates.

Reviews for Vernon Hills movers
Qian X.
Very easy procedure to get the quote and booked. The movers are very professional. They did a great job to move my furniture and boxes in a time manner. I expected around 3~4hrs move but they only used 2.5hrs. Definitely recommend Keep It Up!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Neeraja K.
Jose and his associate were on time and moved our heavy furniture with no problems, to a home with three levels. They did a great job packing everything and moving them while it was rainy and muddy outside! They also innovatively lifted our dining table through the balcony to fit in the dining room. We are just very happy that they helped us with this cumbersome move!
ShowTimeMovers LLCShowTimeMovers LLC
Bambi M.
One thing I have to point out is that the movers are very polite. We hear of some real bad experiences with rude and rough folks. That can add to your stress. Dimitry, the manager, particularly, is very professional and polite. Having said that, l do have to share why I am not giving them a full 5 stars. They came late and in a small truck so the entire move had to be broken up in 2 days instead of one. On the 2nd day, the movers did a part of the job and then simply said no to moving the heavy objects and left. We had to hire another local moving company, and spend extra, to move the appliances, boxes and chests upstairs. They were never rude but then just didn't finish the job. But they handled things carefully and didn't break anything, which is rare in a move. I hope they improve and don't repeat these actions with others. They are good people and deserve a chance. But we just didn't deserve the stress that came with hiring them.
Chicago Master Movers LLCChicago Master Movers LLC
Abby P.
Great job on my move! They were early and did a great job! I would hire them again!!!!
Innovative Home MoversInnovative Home Movers
Eric W.
These guys are great plain and simple. They take care of your items and provide a detailed plan on how things will be moved and provide you all you need to know to make it as simple as possible and accurate as possible. I’d hire these guys again! I plan to for a longer distance move. That’s how much confidence I have in them!
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Thumbtack Customer
Friendly and efficient, moved my furniture and a lot of boxes also dissembled and assembled some furniture all done in the estimated time.
RMS MOVERS of ChicagoRMS MOVERS of Chicago
Shelly W.
They were so willing to work with us when we did not have an exact date on our end for moving the piano. Great communication and a job well done.
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Leslie P.
The job was done fast and well and The price for the work that was done was more than fair. I will definitely be calling Kennebrew Moving and Transportation For future jobs. Awesome company!
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Toni P.
Very accommodating to our changing requirements with the move. They completed the job really quickly and under budget. Our only complaint was that they stacked heavy totes on top of boxes marked "fragile" in our garage.
Elite Moving & Storage IncElite Moving & Storage Inc
Chris C.
They were great to work with , very professional , good communication and I would for sure recommend them to any one who has anything to move big or small . I would use them again
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Sheri R.
These guys were great and much more reasonable than other quotes. I would definitely recommend using them. Not a scratch on anything and were even able to disassemble our treadmill move it and reassemble!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Manmeet K.
Jap, J.D and Ray helped us to move to our new home. They were little late but they had told me that they might be late that day. They were quick , professional and did very good job. Quite happy with the work and would recommend .
Liberty Moving & Storage IncLiberty Moving & Storage Inc
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