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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 Oak Park movers
Cheryl g.
The movers were on time, moved 4 mattresses out to the garbage for a great price. It was also the same price as quoted. Honest & respectful.
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Ingrid H.
I really can't say enough GREAT things about Smart Moves and our movers, Gerald and Marcus. Sir Randolph responded immediately and was ready to send a crew out within a day. Smart Moves is driven by "get it done and get it done professionally". They made moving "easy peasy lemon squeezy" for my mom and I. We wouldn't think of calling any other company ever. Choosing them was definitely a SMART MOVE!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Emiley C.
The two man moving team was courteous and efficient. They moved our items with professionalism and took care of our belongings. I’m planning on using them again!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Samuel F.
Flat rate are the guys you want to go with if you have a move coming up. Very easy to work with and make the moving process a joyful one. HIRE THESE GUYS!
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
Thumbtack Customer
Delaney's Moving helped me in moving from an apt to a condo. They were very professional, thorough and friendly. They were expensive based on the number of workers but they get the job done well.
Delaney's MovingDelaney's Moving
Brittany M.
They were 3 hours late due to a last minute move but when they finally got to us, they moved us in about 2 in a half hours. It was only two guys but they moved lightening fast! Also both gentlemen were very cool and down to earth. Great personalities, I would work with you guys again.
Executive MovingExecutive Moving
The movers were prompt and professional. I will use this company again if the situation arises.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Claricha E.
They were careful and quick! Excellent communication and both movers wore masks without me requesting it.
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were professional, courteous and most of all were very efficient at getting the job done.
We Care MoversWe Care Movers
Lisa P.
good communication was on time and took care of all my moving needs. would definitely use again & recommend
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
LaVerne D.
Eric did a very good job moving me to my new home. Thank you so much.
Executive MovingExecutive Moving
Carmen S.
I was in need of a quick move and Metro Smart managed to fit me i to their schedule within 2 days. The team was very responsive!
Metro Smart MovesMetro Smart Moves
Keyanna D.
A+ Service. Arrived 45 minutes late, but, He’d done me a huge favor to accommodate my last minute request... and I’d surprised him making many MANY unexpected changes—He handled them with grace! No complaints. No attitude. Just got the job done! It was a wet & rainy day. I thought that I was about to go through a dirty/muddy stressful moving experience. But these men took great care of my things. It was a painless-peaceful process and I would recommend this mover hands down! A+
You Pay Less Moving Co.You Pay Less Moving Co.
Channa W.
Wow! Wow! Wow! What can I say! This company is very concerned about your needs. The mover ensures that your items are carefully completed. They also relate genuine concern for your items throughout the process. I give them 2 thumbs up! Would recommend again!
Expert Movers SolutionExpert Movers Solution
Susan m.
Ritchie, Sean and "pops" as we called him were excellent. They were patient with difficult angles, and made sure my glass piece was well protected. I chose the 3 qualities I did because time and value is relative to each individual. I would have chosen all the options, but to me the most important were professionalism (5 stars) Work Quality ( 5 stars) and Responsiveness (5 stars) are what I will remember. I would highly recommend this company! I would give 10 stars if available. I am moving in a few weeks, and have even spoken to them about moving me. You will not be disappointed in this company, and this team! They listened to my needs, kept me informed about arrival times, and traffic difficulties. I look forward to working with them again.
R&K ServicesR&K Services
Josh G.
I got a treadmill delivered, and quickly realized that there was no way I was going to be able to move it to my basement with the help of my relatively weak friends. I came to thumbtack to see what was out there and found Flat Rate Athletic Movers. I sent them a message, and Stanley responded almost immediately, and told me they were available in the next couple days. He gave me a super reasonable price, so I set it up. Two guys showed up on time and wearing masks (COVID 19 pandemic if you're reading this and have forgotten what 2020 was like) and got right to work. It took them about 45 minutes, as they were super careful getting the 300+ lb box down into my home and down 2 flights of stairs. They didn't even come close to hitting a wall, and there was absolutely no damage to the treadmill. I highly recommend these guys.
Flat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean RemovalFlat Rate Athletic Movers / Junk Clean Removal
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