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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 Kenosha movers
Thumbtack Customer
It as a great experience. The movers were excellent. I will recommend this company to anyone who needs a mover.
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Christine I.
Mark, Nate and Johnny were amazing. They all immediately introduced themselves, looked at everything that needed to be moved and attended to everything with the upmost attention and care-as if they were moving their own furniture. When I have to move again, I will only want them to move me. Thank you to all.
Mark’s Moving & MoreMark’s Moving & More
Joshua D.
Fast response online, and fast doing the moving job they were hired for. Recommended.
H M &M Services LLCH M &M Services LLC
Deborah G.
My move went so smooth thanks to Ben, Jamal, and Ernesto. They showed up ready to work and were very polite and professional. Renee was awesome getting everything scheduled with a 4-6 hour estimate of my move. I was pleasantly surprised that it took only 3-1/2 hours from beginning to end!! The guys did an initial walk through when they arrived and asked questions, which helped speed the loading. Ben continued to check w/ me throughout the process and took extra care to wrap my glass shelves and a large ceramic vase that I didn’t have a box for. I would highly recommend JL Moving to anyone looking for fast, polite, and safe moving of their items. I can’t thank Ben, Jamal, and Ernesto enough for making the whole move go smooth from start to finish!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Experience was great! Both gentleman showed up within 15 minutes of the given start time and from there the clock started. From that point, until the end when not only the moving truck but our other two vehicles were emptied, these two guys didn't stop moving! Hungry Man even moved my prized piece of furniture, my TV, without me having to worry about it. The only negative to my experience was a minor corner break on the TV stand. Overall great experience and would use again! Hungry Man Moving gives you the performance of the larger companies while saving the hurt on your wallet.
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Manda O.
Bobby and Derek were amazing! Despite the rain end up being chilly outside they were able to help us out with a timely and efficient experience. Very grateful that they were able to help us with our move. If you’re moving and we were in the Wisconsin area, definitely hit these guys up! Thanks again 😚
Let Me Get That MovingLet Me Get That Moving
Thumbtack Customer
They did an excellent job. They were very professional, efficient, and quick at moving all of my things. I would definitely recommend them!
RMS Moves & StorageRMS Moves & Storage
Jessica R.
The team was very impressive. They helped move a very heavy sofa sleeper down 3 flights of stairs! Additionally, they were professional, communicative and timely. I would highly recommend.
BlaackBeard Junk RemovalBlaackBeard Junk Removal
Laura R.
Excellent service, reliable and fast. Even when I was stressing out, guys were funny and made me laugh. I definitively recommend and I will hire them if I need any moving!
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Liz A.
What great service!!! I asked for help at 10 am, they arrived at 2. We were moved by 4. The team was amazing!! I would use them at any time time. 10 star service!!
Door 2 Door Moving ServicesDoor 2 Door Moving Services
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