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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 Hammond movers
Tevonne E.
Moving U Better provide a smooth move! They were professional and provided excellent customer service.
Moving U Better LLCMoving U Better LLC
William F.
Kelly and KJ from Moving Mountains did a kick ass job moving my furniture. Some of the stuff was really heavy and they moved it all with ease. They also were careful not to damage any furniture or walls when moving the stuff inside. Overall awesome job, and definitely would hire them again!
Mountain Movers LLC.Mountain Movers LLC.
Miche T.
They were unprepared to move appliances, didn't have the proper equipment. This move took so least 45 minutes longer than it should have because they didn't plan how they were going to do it. Nice guys, though.
Make Room Movers LLCMake Room Movers LLC
Tara R.
SteelMen did an excellent job disassembling, moving and reassembling my slate pool table. They were fast, professional and courteous. Thank you!
SteelMen moving and more!SteelMen moving and more!
Erika G.
Exceptional service! Moved my apartment in under 30 minutes. Courteous men, well mannered, and very ethical. Definitely a company to hire!
Crisler MoversCrisler Movers
Nathaniel B.
Oh boy there is a lot. They said between 1-4 and showed up at 6:30. Didn't bring a big enough truck. Damaged some of my furniture superficially. The movers were personable and once they started moved fast. Though they didn't reassemble anything after they dropped it off so I was stuck looking for my tools before I could use my desk, table, bookshelves, and storage shelf. So, ya two starts I expected better for $115/hr.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Nikita O.
I appreciate Jeremy and his workers. From the beginning to the end, I don’t have one complaint about the quality of their work. I would definitely consider using them for any future moving needs and I would highly recommend them to family and friends.
Kennebrew Moving & Transportation LogisticsKennebrew Moving & Transportation Logistics
Gervell S.
247 moving & freight is a RIP OFF. They arrived LATE then expected, drinking alcohol and sleeping on the job. They left things behind that I do not have at my new place. Coleton broke my SAMSUNG refrigerator then tried to knock some money off the average cost to leave it behind and not take it to my new place. My move required two 26 foot uhaul trucks in the contract he stated that him and his worker will drive both 26 foot trucks back to the final destination and THATS NOT WHAT THEY DID. I HAD NO EXPERIENCE DRIVING SUCH A BIG TRUCK BUT STILL MANAGED TO DO IT. HE TOLD ME HIM AND HIS PARTNER HAD NOT GOTTEN ANY SLEEP SO ONE HAD TO DRIVE ONE TRUCK WHILE THE OTHER GOT SLEEP IN THE PASSENGER SEAT WHICH MADE ME HAVE TO DRIVE ONE OF THE 26 FOOT TRUCKS ALL THE WAY TO MY NEW PLACE (STATE TO STATE) I TOLD HIM I WILL FOLLOW HIM SO SLOW DOWN BECAUSE I DIDNT KNOW HOW TO DRIVE THE BIG TRUCK ONCE WE HIT THE INTERSTATE HE WAS DOZING OFF ON THE WHEEL ALMOST FLIPPED OVER THE UHAUL TRUCK UNTIL WE PULLED OVER. THEN WE GOT BACK ON THE ROAD AND HE TOOK OFF IN THE TRUCK WITH ALL OF MY BELONGINGS AND WOULDNT ANSWER ANY OF MY PHONE CALLS MY MOTHER CALLED THE POLICE AND REPORTED HIM AND HE ENDED UP LEAVING THE TRUCK AT MY NEW PLACE BEFORE WE GOT THERE FOR US TO UNLOAD AND DO THE FINAL JOB BY OURSELVES. HE DID NOT COME BACK AND HELP OR GET THE UHAUL TRUCK HE BROUGHT TO LOAD AND LATER WHEN WE RETURNED THE TRUCK FOR HIM WE FOUND OUT THE UHAUL TRUCK HAS BEEN REPORTED STOLEN FOR A MINUTE NOW. SO HE PLANNED TO LEAVE US UNLOADING BY OURSELVES AND TO CALL A RIDE AND NOT FINISH THE JOB OR TO NEVER RETURN. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HIM OR TRUST THIS COMPANY THEY SCAM AND RIP OFF PEOPLE FOR THEIR MONEY AND THEY WILL TRY TO STEAL ALL OF YOUR BELONGINGS YOUR MOVING. I NEVER RECEIVED A REFUND NOR DID I GET REIMBURSED FOR THE REFRIGERATOR COLETON BROKE SO I LOST OUT ON ALOT OF MONEY CHOOSING THIS MOVING COMPANY.
247 Moving & Freight Inc (Chicago)247 Moving & Freight Inc (Chicago)
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