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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 Wheaton movers
Thumbtack Customer
Fine move
King David Moving & StorageKing David Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Well, the men arrived as promised but did not have proper equipment to move a piano. This was especially annoying as I had already confirmed twice with the company that they could move a piano. Also, the movers and their truck did not have any identification, making the whole situation appear very unprofessional. Finally, the company only had a minimal insurance policy for damage that they may cause during the move (.60/pound!) we could not agree to all of the above, so we cancelled the move on-the-spot.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
The job involved moving furniture from two different levels into a rented moving truck. Very professional, careful, quick, efficient and on time. Highly recommend.
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were great! Very fast and courteous.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Andrea R.
Movers came early, moved everything very quickly. They had to deal with the couch not quite fitting and have to take off both the door and the couch legs to make it work. They did a good job!
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Kristy S.
We were very pleased we chose 2 Men Labor for our move this week. Highly professional, hardworking, efficient, and patient college students. Excellent communication and planning prior to the move, they arrived on time, organized and ready to work. They helped us with a complex move with pieces going to two different cities. We were highly stressed about the process and 2 Men Labor instantly put us at ease with their confidence and abilities. We would highly recommend this team for any move.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Victoria H.
Keep It Up did a FANTASTIC job with our move! They are quick, efficient, and very nice. It took them only 2.5 hours total! Highly recommend them for any and all moving needs. Thank you again!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Brandon E.
I definitely recommend Keep It Up! They handled our move with excellence and during not so favorable weather conditions. They were flexible in moving additional items last minute. We sincerely appreciate the work quality and flexibility. Thank you.
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Laurel P.
The movers arrived early. They wrapped the antiques carefully and everything arrived in good condition.
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Very Friendly. Quick. Efficient. No Issues Whatsoever. Best Of All Great Moving Rate!
Sycamore & Suburbs Moving ServiceSycamore & Suburbs Moving Service
Kendra A.
These men did a fantastic job! They were very accommodating (I needed the truck to come early in the morning and make multiple stops) and they were the only people willing to do so! Moving from the suburbs to the city, they were able to lift all of our heavy objects, and move SO QUICKLY into the new Chicago apartment. We had a time crunch and they were able to work within it. I would highly recommend these 2 men for your next move. They are also very kind!
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Sarah K.
Excellent customer service. Texted emailed me back and forth after 10 pm to help me get situated when I needed last minute movers. The guys arrived 15 minutes early, were courteous, super efficient and handled all my stuff with care. They finished precisely on time and charged me exactly the estimate. My friend helping me move was so impressed, she is hiring them for her move next month.
pay less moving inc.pay less moving inc.
Dana E.
Travis and Karl were wonderful. Polite and on time. Handled moving a couch for me without any issues. Would definitely recommend them.
the athletic moversthe athletic movers
Thumbtack Customer
I left multiple messages, talked to multiple people in the office...never successfully got an estimate. I was told during multiple calls that a written estimate would be emailed to me and then we could book the move. I never received an estimate, there were no follow up calls to book the move and I could never get through to a live rep when I called their office.
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Charlie R.
The move proved more challenging than expected. The crew problem solved and rose to the challenge with solid professional teamwork. A great team with experience and high customer service.
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Melissa G.
Great job. Family business, very personable nice people. Worked so hard with my move, and I have a lot of stuff. Very attentive to detail. Highly recommend.
Lyons MovingLyons Moving
Annie M.
Arthur and Andrew were very punctual, polite, and moved us quickly with great care as if our belongings were theirs. Thanks guys, we will definitely hire you again!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Thumbtack Customer
Successfully moved a large console-model TV from the basement up a tight/narrow stairwell without damaging product or walls in the process. Professional & respectful service. Great Job! LLM-Wheaton
Motion TransportsMotion Transports
Adam I.
Jason from Bacues Billiards is extremely knowledgeable and his attention to detail is bar none! They respected our house during the entire process. I highly recommend Bacurs Billiards for your pool table move! You won’t be disappointed.
Bacues BilliardsBacues Billiards
Ryan B.
Connor called to confirm the appointment a few hours before and called again when he was on his way. I was moving a 500lb pizza oven and Connor and his team did a great job. They insured the oven was secure when getting it out of the truck and got it to my patio with ease.
Packing Professional Movers LLCPacking Professional Movers LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio , Isaiah, and William called ahead of there arrival to let me know they were running a couple minutes behind and when they arrived everyone got after it. I had misestimated the effort as we walked through the house but they assured me they will get it out and they did. Though the new estimated time was 4 hrs , they were able to get it done in just over 3. These guys were great and would hire them again though I hope we aren't moving for awhile!
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Heather H.
I can’t say enough great things about Jake and his team. I’ve been doing a home renovation and have had some pretty random moving requests, all of which they’ve been more than happy to help with. I’ve already had them out twice over the last couple months and have just booked my third appointment with them. They are kind, flexible, responsive and trustworthy. Super easy to communicate with while on the job, and never made me feel rushed. I highly recommend them.
Two Men LaborTwo Men Labor
Thumbtack Customer
I received Mauricio's reply to my add within 15 minutes of my posting. I read his reviews and felt assured of his high standards after seeing five stars of excellence throughout. We exchanged few emails detailing my need and I found him highly accommodating on many levels. In person, he was just as pleasant, helpful, and professional as all the reviews stated. I was very grateful that he brought a helping companion as the piece of furniture I needed to move turned out heavier than it looked. I am afraid that with all these good evaluations, and praises, including mine, Mauricio will be too busy and I won't get another opportunity for his professional services that are accompanied with the right attitude as well and a smile, :-). Joking aside, he truly deserves all five stars. Thank you Mauricio.
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