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Your burning questions: answered

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 West Bend movers
Jeff A.
It was truly a pleasure to work with our two movers, Mike & Chris, who were friendly, efficient, and very respectful of our possessions during thus 5 hour move. I would hire them in a second for future moves. This is a A+++ moving company. Thanks Guys JEFF A
New Age Moving Co.New Age Moving Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Hiring the guys from Hungry Man Moving was the best part of our move. They were so professional and considerate with their interactions with us which made us comfortable and trusting for them to move our old home to our new home. They were very efficient and careful with all our stuff, not to mention their prices are much more affordable than the other moving companies we looked into. We highly recommend them for your moving needs, and will use them again if we ever move to another new home! -Jason and Kim
Hungry Man MovingHungry Man Moving
Bob K.
Professional and moved everything carefully
Steven C LangeSteven C Lange
Lloyd U.
Steve knew what he was doing and was very consientious to not damage anything during the move, but it was quite obvious that his assistant was very inexperienced and didn't seem to know what to do without being told by Steve. This made the move take much more time than was anticipated. I feel that the move could have gone a lot smoother and more expeditiously had both movers had the knowledge and experience to do the job. A move that was expected to be done in about 4 hours took more than 5 hours which translated into a greater cost to me. Don't know that I would hire them for any future move.
Steven C LangeSteven C Lange
Karri J.
David and his team were excellent movers! He was in touch with us from the moment he quoted our move and was very reasonable for the quality of service he provided. He made sure to arrive on time, worked tirelessly and went above and beyond to help us move two seperate locations into our new home. We could not say enough good things about him, and would use his moving services again without hesitation! Thanks David! We'll continue to recommend your moving services without reservation!
David's Reliable MovingDavid's Reliable Moving
Thumbtack Customer
The move went pretty well. No complaints.
Right Now MoversRight Now Movers
Thumbtack Customer
M&R Movers did an awesome job with my move from West Bend, WI to downtown Chicago. They scheduled me on short notice, and they dedicated the full day to my move. They were on time, very efficient and super friendly! I would absolutely use these guys again. Professional, efficient and friendly.
M&R Movers LLCM&R Movers LLC
Nancy S.
This company was late arriving due to not having enough people to move our $30,000 grand piano. They dropped it on the way out of our old house, and dragged it on concrete on the way in to the new house. I have photos of this piano the DAY of the move immediately before - and afterward showing the damage. When I pointed out the damage, they tried to tell me the damage was already there. NO - they damaged my piano. AWFUL. TERRIBLE SERVICE.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was under the impression that we were confirmed for the date I needed because I had made contact with them numerous times to verify. I just couldn't confirm the time until the day before and made them aware of this. I called to confirm the time the day before and was told that their sales department booked them on another job. So, I had no moving company the day before I was supposed to move. BS.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
Michael R.
Pedro and his crew were careful, courteous and very skilled as shown by their ability to get my extra large couch moved down stairs. I would most definitely hire them again.
ERO Moving LLCERO Moving LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I liked the movers, one of them, Don, was totally on the ball, was fast, very respectful, went out of his way to help. The other man was very nice, but due to unforeseen circumstances, things got finished later than expected. Some items not completed due to my concern over length of time, which was compensated for readily.
JL Moving LLCJL Moving LLC
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