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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.

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. 

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.

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 Waukegan movers
Thumbtack Customer
Mover offers option of customer renting truck or mover renting truck and including it in total package. Renting your own truck is best. Great local moving company. Very contentious, professional, and careful with my belongings. Followed up 2 days after my move to make sure I was satisfied.
Cristina W.
Excellent service! Movers were very professional and polite.
Day & Night Movers Of ChicagoDay & Night Movers Of Chicago
Antonette D.
Melvin and his team were wonderful and fast! They got me moved out of my old place and into the new place in two hours... start to finish! They were all very nice and polite. They disassembled and reassembled my bedroom furniture with no problems and even showed me how to do it for future reference. If you are looking for a reasonable priced, no hidden cost, local moving company that will come in and get you moved with no problem I would recommend Melvin and Safehands Movers and Delivery System. A. Doyle
SafeHands Movers and Delivery SystemSafeHands Movers and Delivery System
Lisa M.
I was in desperate, last minute need of a moving team. Quality Control Movers were my knights in shining armor!!! These men are strong, fast, professional, respectful and sweet!! I highly recommend their team!
Quality Control MoversQuality Control Movers
Stephanie j.
Moving can be a stressful situation. RTO Express was fantastic, hiring this company made my move easy and virtually stress free. John was extremely professional, punctual and paid very close attention to detail to ensure that nothing was scratched or damaged during the move. He was very flexible as far as working with my schedule, responsive, and extremely pleasant. I highly recommend this company!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Brittney N.
I wish we could do more than give these guys a great review. The whole moving experience is stressful and normally is not fun. These guys were THE ONLY GOOD thing about our move. They were on time, efficient with every inch of space, with every second of time spent, and had a wonderful attitude about any change we made. Do NOT go to any other mover!!! These guys are the BEST!
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Samantha V.
They were great! Super helpful, knew the best way to arrange and move items, price was great!
Sweet Home MoversSweet Home Movers
Varun K.
The best movers one can get!! Arthur and his team are extremely professional and active when it comes to moving your home. They get the work done quicker than you would have estimated and very courteous and careful about your stuff. Did I mention the most reasobable in town as well A++++++
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Kris T.
Very professional and efficient. Moved everything I needed in a short amount of time and got it to fit in the small storage unit with no problems.
Day & Night Movers Of ChicagoDay & Night Movers Of Chicago
Brittny G.
The whole service was great ! Not one complaint at all . Very fast and communicative movers .I will definitely recommend to others and use this service again.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Pam W.
They were hired to move my mom, but couldn't complete the job that day (THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN) They were very apologetic, very professional and offered to come back to finish the job. I'm going to hire them again.
Turf Titan LLCTurf Titan LLC
Rajesh T.
STI Movers were good and punctual both at pick-up and drop-off. The price also seemed reasonable, but only that the initial quote was sort of tricky, because inspite of giving the details in email, some item or the other was missed off the quote, so had to verify and validate the inventory list in the quote. Apart from the quote, the move went really well, and the stuff was delivered in 7 days (5 business days) after my first available date. The Staff at pick-up and drop-off were very nice and had a nice smile, keeping us warm.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I didn't use this company after all only because it wasn't until the end of our conversation that found out I couldn't use my charge card to pay for the move. I didn't want to have to use cash or buy a money order to pay them. Everything else such as customer service, the estimate, and scheduling was great, just that one thing was an issue for me.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Guys were very polite. My reason for giving them 3 stars instead of 5 is because they were 2.5 hours late if i recall correctly. I had originally requested 8 a.m start time. Well the guy i communicated with via email pushed the 7am time because it was open. So i agreed. Got my kids up super early to get them ready for school so I could be ready to meet with the movers only for them to call to say they were running late. Supposedly an accident on the highway at about 7:30am. Im sorry but if you are suppose to be somewhere at 7 you dont leave ur place at 7. Unless you can teleport then yes you are going to be late. I have to say the move went rather quickly because i had everything ready just to be picked up and set on the truck. Again the guys were polite, they were pretty satisfactory for the amount I paid. They would've received 5 stars from me had they been there on time. Due to their tardiness I was late for other appointments throughout the day and had to cancel 2 other ones. Shame on me for thinking they would arrive as scheduled. I would say if you are on a tight budget give them a call. Their rates are the cheapest I found but just make sure you leave time in case they are late.
RMS MOVERS of ChicagoRMS MOVERS of Chicago
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