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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 Merrillville movers
Kenesia C.
If you would like an honest review than this is it . These guys provided outstanding service ! We scheduled to move from my home to a small apartment at 11am today and I chatted with Ray who told me my things would be moved quickly and carefully .He definitely kept his promise ! The crew showed up on time and within an hr I had all of my things moved into my apartment. I have never had anyone moved my things so quickly . They were all incredibly professional, extremely careful, and very reasonable ! I would definitely recommend Crisler Movers to anyone who is looking to move!
Crisler MoversCrisler Movers
Tatianna b.
Great Service, Quick and easy move
Crisler MoversCrisler Movers
Melanie B.
This is such a wonderful moving company to work with. They are reliable and hardworking individuals, that take great pride in their work. If you are in the market for movers, do not hesitate to hire these guys!!!! They're awesome!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
Darlene H.
Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. My movers were 8hrs late. They told me one thing the morning of my move and then I found out from the workers that they hadn't even had me scheduled for a move. Imagine my anxiety, I had to be out of my apartment the next day. I had to bare with it, but I do not recommend! They tracked mud through my home, banged up the walls and I had to argue about getting credit for my damages. The only positive was that the guys were very apologetic about everything, which helped. Moving in itself is stressful, but having bad movers almost gave me a panic attack. Overwhelmed would be an understatement.
Integrity Moving ServiceIntegrity Moving Service
Zernul S.
The 3 gentlemen that moved my expensive music gear and piano were prompt and swift. They walked in, assessed the job at hand, then went to work. Moving is not one of my favorite things to do and these guys made easy work of it, keeping my stress level to a zero. Great work, gents. Keep it up.
Pack And Load ProsPack And Load Pros
Krystle J.
John and his associate were amazing! Professional and efficient! They assisted in moving me from my 2 bedroom condo to home during the uncertainty of the riots. They worked diligently through the evening hours, successfully reassembling my furniture, and never losing stamina. I would highly recommend them for your moving needs! Thanks again!
RTO ExpressRTO Express
David S.
These guys where great if I could choose all the options I would. They came in the time period I was told and worked hard. Even after a long day of moving other peoples stuff they worked with my safe which was heavy and did a great job. I will definitely use them again; and recommend them to anyone who asks and is looking for movers you can’t go wrong with these guys.
Moving Mountains Inc.Moving Mountains Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were very nice and professional. However, i would never work with this company again. They tried to add on extra fees that were not in my original quote and i had to make them remove the extra fee after a huge debate
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
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