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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Westmont movers
Tim F.
Moved and setup a new treadmill.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Thumbtack Customer
Rogers moving service was fast and did great job
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
movers were on time and very efficient. happy with the experience
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Kathy a.
The movers were amazing. They arrived a few minutes early, were very personable yet professional. Moved our extremely heavy player piano with care, helped move some items to our home and a storage bin without any problems. I would totally recommend them. They also came on short notice, considering it was over the holidays, they were very reasonably priced.
Moving Labor NowMoving Labor Now
Warren H.
Quick response,flexible, affordable,moved my piano with no issues. I highly recommend them.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional. Did an excellent job moving a heavy item for a reasonable price. Absolutely will hire again.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
These guys are great. Scott and Kevin busted their backs for me and made the move go a lot smoother than I could've expected. My only complaint that I had was that I was not informed prior to the move that I would be charged for them to drive to the job by the same hourly rate they charged for moving. It was a bit excessive just for driving and an added expense that I was surprised to find out about after everything was done. However, the work they did and with the effeciency they did it with made it well worth it. Thank you
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
KATHRINE E.
I was so impressed with Motion Transports. They always responded quickly to my messages. They arrived on time and were very careful and thoughtful with all the furniture they moved for me. I hired them again to move my furniture back when our floors our done. I highly recommended their services.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Amanda M.
The movers were very professional and efficient. The boss was very good at directing the others. The price was an excellent value. They were all very hard workers.
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Stasia B.
Jacob and Zach were very nice, pofesional and prompt. They helped my mother move her items into a storage unit. They truly made the whole experience stress free.and easy. I would recommend using them to everyone I know and plan on using them again in the next week to help my mother with her move into her new appartament. 5 STARS all the way!!!!
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
P. S.
Very nice and polite young men. They were professional and did a great job moving my items. Willing to please and go out of their way to make sure your happy. I admire their drive. I recommend these young men and I will use them again.
Mobile Services Moving LaborMobile Services Moving Labor
Michael F.
Traffic held the team up a bit but understandable. They moved a very heavy sofa bed from a basement to the first floor and across an outside deck to the house next door. Probably took no more than 30 minutes start to finish. I was very pleased with their work.
SWEET HOME MOVERSSWEET HOME MOVERS
Veena S.
Travis and Kelvin came on scheduled time and did the job very well. Kevin did a wonderful job , he was very quick in dismantling and reassembling the furnitures. He packed the furnitures with care. They both did a good job in moving. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Sheila A.
The crew was great! There were 3 of them: Smitty, Chancy, and Tim. They were quick and efficient. As soon as they arrived at the apartment, they quickly started loading the truck. And if it wasn’t for my bed (which has a weird confiscation) and sectional sofa (humongous), the move would’ve been done much earlier. I definitely recommend this company
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Thumbtack Customer
Got the job done and were very fast. Reasonable price... inflated the cost a little bit by using more tape and furniture pads then they needed, but it protected all of the furniture and they didn't break anything so I can't complain. Don't have them move any fragile items or dishes because they were a little rough on the boxes though.
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
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