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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Oak Lawn movers
Thumbtack Customer
On time, small move but all properly treated.Recommended to son, moving him today..much larger move. to
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The movers were awesome and they moved very quickly.
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Thaina V.
Maverick Movers made my move very smooth. With my husband working, I was in charge of the moving details. The movers were professional, punctual and responsive to any questions I had prior the move. The value was more than worth it for quality of the service. Definitely recommend it.
MAVERICK MOVERSMAVERICK MOVERS
Mohit S.
We all agreed on a move date and time. And few days before the move, I get a message if move could be moved to a day later. I plan my move ahead so that I don’t run into these problems. Don’t ever chose these guys.
We MoveWe Move
Chang L.
Integrity Moving did a great job of moving for me. There were some minor hiccups but it was not their fault, due to some moving truck issues. The move went very smoothly and the moving was super fast. The whole process from start to beginning was only an hour and a half. Nothing was dropped and everything was done easily. Couldn't have asked for an easier move. Definitely would hire them again for my future moves!
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Meera S.
Moving was done seamlessly. I would recommend JM moving.
JM MOVINGJM MOVING
Patrick C.
They save my day moving sofa. They are professional and expert in moving stuff. Definitely will call them again if I need help moving.
Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.Go-Hard Home & Furniture Moving L.L.C.
Sonia S.
Comfort Home Movers did a great job on my move....everything when smooth. I've already booked them for another move.
Comfort Home MoversComfort Home Movers
William P.
We recently used Pick Up Movers for our move. The moving team did a first class job. They provided great packing and were very careful handling our stuff. Our move was very well managed by them and we are very thankful for the personal care the movers gave us. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a moving company
PICK UP MOVERS LLC DALLAS,TXPICK UP MOVERS LLC DALLAS,TX
Thumbtack Customer
The moving staffs arrived on time and moved the furniture very carefully. It's a very good experience. If in the future, the moving can be a little bit faster, it will be great. It was slow moving because it was so hot. Thank you!
Blue Mule MoversBlue Mule Movers
Anne Marie P.
We move was punctual, quick and provided a food value for the move. They even moved a rug for me that wasn’t in the initial scope/quote. Thank you!
We MoveWe Move
Phillip D.
It was all wonderful, quick move, everything was moved with care and great value!
Big Tex MovingBig Tex Moving
Dena C.
Very easy to organise move with and helpful, fast movers. Thank you!
Youngstars Moving & DeliveryYoungstars Moving & Delivery
ERIC R.
This company is Amazing, They where extraordinary Prompt and Efficient, they Moved my 1 bedroom apt and and then went to my storage unit and emptied it out for me and moved me into my new apartment in less than 2 hours, And moved everything perfectly and with out incident, NorthernStar Moving, will be my Future go to movers. again they where amazing. Thank you NorthernStar moving. Eric
NS MovingNS Moving
Martin B.
Quick but careful movers, moved our apt in under 3 hours.
Bellhops Moving (Dallas, TX)Bellhops Moving (Dallas, TX)
Iola B.
Very smooth move. Very nice movers who did quality work.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Joshua K.
My moving experiences with Minute Man Moving was excellent. They were professional and worked very quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone in need of movers.
Minute Man MovingMinute Man Moving
Jessica J.
The movers were on time, extremely professional, and moved our items quickly and with care.
Safari Movers and DeliverySafari Movers and Delivery
Shawn E.
Theo is very professional and fast with his moveing service. He completed my move under the 2 hours I was quoted. I highly recommend these movers.
Extra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLCExtra Set of Hands Moving & Delivery Service LLC
Greg K.
Family Moving went above and beyond for my recent move. I was in a pinch and the owner even went out of his way to move some of my items by himself with no notice, a few days before my actual move. Thank you!
Family MovingFamily Moving
Jamie Y.
The movers were very patient and very upbeat the entire time. Great moving experience.
American Eagle Relocation ServicesAmerican Eagle Relocation Services
Eva C.
Blake and Ron are great! These guys helped me and my mom move without any problems. I moved out one day and my mom who lived next door she moved the next day. I recommend Integrity Movers to anyone.
Integrity Moving ServicesIntegrity Moving Services
Cory s.
minute man moving made my move simple and easy. i appreciate their hardwork.
Minute Man MovingMinute Man Moving
Corey K.
Very friendly moving crew that each had over 20 years of experience in the moving business.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
Abe A.
Movers were congenial and professional. The move took longer than it should have as there was no sense of urgency.
Cordobe Solutions, LLCCordobe Solutions, LLC
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