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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 Wheeling movers
Sushil N.
Very professional! All my items moved safely. I would recommend for anyone looking for a budget-friendly mover!
Ronald LeeRonald Lee
Eric T.
I will recommend chicagoland moving and will use them again. The whole moving process is very smooth, we do not have any issues.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Sam J.
I recommend them for local moving. All my items delivered without any damage. They moved my items fast and safely. I would definitely use their service in the future as well
Strong Boys Moving CompanyStrong Boys Moving Company
Cheri s.
Jeremy is professional and his crew moved our furniture with care.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Prabodh M.
We turned to John when the other movers did not show up on the day of moving. John was available on that day. He agreed to come in the same day and also gave me a good deal. John was very responsive and always available over call and text. He proactively called and texted when he was stuck in traffic. He got 2 additional movers, i.e. 3 people in all, even though we had agreed on 2 people for moving. All of them were very fast and very efficient in loading and unloading all the stuff we had. They took good care of our stuff and packed things that would need extra care. I highly recommend John for all your moving needs. He is incredible!!!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Brian D.
The guys that came from Keep it up were timely, cautious with my belongings, careful to wrap my furniture, and clean. On top of all this they were reasonably priced for the amount of moving i needed. I would Recommend them to anyone moving in this area!
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Kim P.
Thank you so much for everything! We had 2 men come and move our 2 bedroom apartment into our new house. Took 3.5 hours. They were strong and fast and professional! We will recommend to anyone who’s needing a mover!
Strong Boys Moving CompanyStrong Boys Moving Company
Cheryl G.
These guys moved a MOUNTAIN of a heavy sofa for me. Professional and punctual and I highly recommend their service.
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Alan S.
The communication throughout the process was great. They were spot on time and did a fine job of moving the furniture.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Satya T.
Movers are awesome!I would recommend to any of one and will hire again if i need help.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Michelle D.
I just had a move that was difficult for me emotionally but Moving Mountains made it so much easier. They were friendly, professional, and seriously packed my van up like masterminds. 10/10 would recommend. Can’t say enough how great they were!!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Stephanie O.
The worst experience moving , first of all I had booked an appointment 3 weeks before my move date which he confirmed and said he wrote down , all arrangements in place. Come moving day I was waiting he did not show up at 10am which was agreed, called him he forgot about my appointment, saying something he wrote on google calendar and his wife told him he needs to write down on paper. He then shows up at 2 pm with a 14 feet truck that required two trips . The worst part was he was trying to blame me for him forgetting our appointment, saying why did I not call him a day before my moved and do I want to move or not. I was so upset , I told him he confirmed the date and told me everything was set . I am all for supporting small business but I would never use this movers again . He was very unprofessional
DOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutionsDOMINGUEZ moving delivery solutions
Tim D.
From the estimate throughout the move everything was handled professionally and quickly. The final cost was exactly the same as the estimate. Class act.
Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.Chicagoland Moving and Storage inc.
Sohan S.
Great work by Dave and team with the move! Extremely efficient, understanding and highly cost effective. It was a hassle free experience. Highly recommended!
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Sidhi V.
They did excellent job. Arrived on time and finished moving Stuff from my one bedroom apartment within 3 hrs
Keep It UpKeep It Up
Paul K.
I used techno moving for 3 locations moving to one, over 2 days. I can’t stress enough how fantastic and professional Paul and his crew were. They took amazing care of all of our items, wrapped them carefully, used blankets… I was impressed with this entire company. They were worth every penny spent.
Techno Moving & Labor Services.Techno Moving & Labor Services.
Thumbtack Customer
The first part of the move was on time and professional. The items went into storage, pending delivery in early September. Please contact me again in mid-September for a full report.
STI Moving & Storage, Inc.STI Moving & Storage, Inc.
Anurag R.
Had a terrible experience with the move. We had 3 people and a truck and it took them 6 hrs to complete the move- when there was no packing or disassembly/assembly done. We have already discovered over $100 worth broken stuff on the whole- floor lamp + bulb, small stool (cracked) and baby mattress (small tear ) were damaged. Badly managed bunch - slow and did not respond to any complaints.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Robert L.
First time using a moving company so I was hopeful it would be a good experience. I had a strict schedule due to elevator reservation times both at my current apt and the new apt. Was supposed to start at 1pm, but Angela kept me in the loop with any additional updates to say they were running late due to a move before me that was severely underestimated. 2 of the 4 movers ended up coming at around 4 after having issues with the U-Haul place as well. They were very nice and helpful. Did not have any wrap - he had forgotten it in his car. It wasn't a big deal due to the nature of the items I had weren't terribly heavy or anything. The other 2 movers came about 30 min later. They got right to work but I do feel like due to the rush there wasn't enough care taken to the items as we found a lot of scratches and nicks to our items. Unfortunate, but that's the way it goes due to the nature of the work. The workers themselves were courteous, respectful, and did their best given the circumstances, but it was very difficult for me logistically to get everything in order due to the delays. We ended up finishing the move in about 2hrs also sharing an elevator with another moving company at the new apartment. It would've been nicer to have the furniture wrap and a little more care when packing unwrapped furniture/sliding the metal dollie on a wood floor. All in all wasn't the worst, but could've been better.
Techno Moving & Labor Services.Techno Moving & Labor Services.
Bill N.
Kevin and Pierre did a great job with my move. They came 15 minutes early and navigated furniture from the second floor of an assisted living complex to a top floor unit in a three story walk up. They were extremely polite to my 86-year-old mother and myself. They took the time to wrap the furniture well before the move and made sure that everything arrived in the same condition as it was when they left. I was also very impressed with Moving mountains customer service department. I texted for an estimate at 11:30 PM. Within moments we were able to agree on a date and time and amount. I looked at two other companies at the same time. Both asked me to call back in the morning. Guess who got the job?
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Stacey W.
Antoine and Ryan worked hard to move my Mom out of her house and into a condo. They worked tirelessly for 9 hours with a great attitude to boot. I would recommend them and use them again!
Apex Pinnacle Moving &  Construction CompanyApex Pinnacle Moving & Construction Company
Keira P.
Tom and Manuel were amazing! They took great care of my wifes piano. Talk about punctuality, they were there 30 min early just to make sure they had all the equipment ready. They planned before the moved and continued talking to each other the whole time to make sure nothing happened to our piano. They had to take our piano up a flight of about 14 stairs, what these guys did was impressive! Whenever we need our piano moved we will be calling Tom and recommending him to anyone else we know!
Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.Pinhead Piano Tuning Inc.
Earl B.
David and his crew were punctual and keep me informed during the entire move process. They hauled down a flight of stairs two extremely heavy armoires professionally with no complaints. I was worried that it couldn’t be done. They also took extra care to place the furniture repeatedly in the home until we were satisfied of the location. Overall a very good job less expensive than their competitors.
Sweet Home Movers Chicago.Sweet Home Movers Chicago.
Thumbtack Customer
Really and truly terrible. Arrived towards the end of the time window. Broke several very expensive items. Stacked heavy boxes on top of light boxes. Got their van stuck in my buildings garage because the battery went out. Showed up three hours after schedule to drop off site. As I continue to open boxes, I am finding more broken items. Worst moving service that I ever used.
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