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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 Santa Rosa movers
Thumbtack Customer
Fresh Start Movers is by far the best movers around! They moved me out of my 2 bedroom house with ease. The movers were on time, polite, careful and professional. They made my day go by fast and efficient. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone. Thank you Kyle for conducting a very smooth and effective move. Thanks again Fresh Start Movers!
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Fabulous experience, they were on time and before we had them move the furniture we hired them to move, they moved a few pieces of heavy furniture in our home. They were great, will definitely hire them again.
D.A.C. Hauling/moving/delivery/assembly and dis...D.A.C. Hauling/moving/delivery/assembly and dis...
Thumbtack Customer
I have moved six times in the last 5 years. I can honestly say hands down they have been the best moving experience I have ever had. From the quote process through packing and moving, Fresh Start Movers exceeded my expectations. The crew was polite and careful with our delicate items and our heavy furniture. They took the time to put everything exactly where we wanted it in the new house. All in all, this was about as stress-free as a move can be. I highly recommend them for any move.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Dave Robb was super professional and moved our furniture and boxes in a quick timeframe - would definitely recommend them for your moving needs!
Robb & Messer Moving and StorageRobb & Messer Moving and Storage
Thumbtack Customer
Moving a 650 pound safe is no easy task. But these guys at Fresh Start Movers made it look like it was nothing. Very good movers, job well done. I will definitely use their services again and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for professionals.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication from this company. Emailed quote in a timely way, and called me to talk about the move as promised. And, I got my moving date secured all within 12 hours. Great service from Kyle @ Fresh Start Movers.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Vicki T.
Fresh Start was great. Very pleasant and professional. Arrived promptly and began work. Took excellent measures to ensure furniture was protected. Move was handled smoothly and I was thanked for choosing this company. Highly recommend Fresh Start Movers. Thank you for a stress free moving experience.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Gina S.
Kyle and James were wonderful. Kind. Conscientious. I would highly recommend them. I've moved sooo many times and these two were the best movers.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Ava C.
The two gentleman that moved me were exceptionally professional and courteous. They arrived on time and executed the move safely. I'd be quick to recommend your company to anyone I know.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
We had a great experience with our movers.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Samantha F.
These guys were great! They do everything. They came to help me move and ended up helping us paint too. They were so nice and really helped my move go smoothly.
Elite Power WashingElite Power Washing
Dawn C.
Hands down best moving company around! Thanks guys!
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
What an amazing moving experience! Professional, efficient, economical, careful and good guys! I will use Fresh Start Movers again. James and Jacey were great they moved my furinture super fast and there was no damage to anything. Their pricing was competitive with no hidden fees, the crew was friendly, courteous and were fun to be around. I am very pleased, and will surely hire them again in the future. Top notch.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
One of the most pleasant moves I have experienced. Courteous, fast, and careful.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Their immediate response was extremely helpful. We will gladly write more when the move is accomplished.
Robb & Messer Moving and StorageRobb & Messer Moving and Storage
Jennifer R.
Smart People Moving was a wonderful moving company! They were super easy to work with and coordinate day/ time. They worked efficiently getting our belongings safely to our new place. They wrapped all furniture/ items in blankets to keep them secure. They did a great job!
Smart People MovingSmart People Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Doug is a straight up sincere honest guy.. Which in my experience is rare for a mover. He and assistant John were very nice patient people during a stressful time moving my elderly mom who has dementia. They were very great dealing with the situation... I'd say if you can't get your friends or relations to help with your move.. Go with Doug..and friends.. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Doug! I'll be calling you again!
Doug PetersonDoug Peterson
Brian R.
Kyle and James were exceptional to work with. Professional, courteous, and efficient. They made the move very easy for us!
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Shell m.
I hired My Move for my local Santa Rosa move. The level of customer service experienced met my expectations. MyMove was reasonably priced, professional and both attentive and responsive. The gentleman moving my furniture were professional and worked at a steady pace. Even when directed to do a specific task in a certain way, they were quick to readjust their actions and welcomed the interaction without attitude, protest or resistance. Which is huge for me and I presume would be important for any potential mover. Overall I truly feel MyMove performed well and I would definitely utilize them again. I have no hesitation with recommending them to others. Thank you MyMove. Your help was greatly appreciated.
HUSTLEandMUSCLE *veteran owned*HUSTLEandMUSCLE *veteran owned*
Jeannine B.
Patrick was very accommodating, the team was very nice and went out of their way to make the move as easy as possible on me thanks
Patrick FrederickPatrick Frederick
Jamie G.
Excellent service! When they were inconvenienced by apartment building they quickly adapted and made a plan for a successful move! Thank you!
Friend’s Moving ServiceFriend’s Moving Service
Thumbtack Customer
First time I have moved with such a caring company. Kyle explained every step. And everything went so smoothly. The price was very reasonable and his crew was polite, hard working and asked what I wanted or needed. It made a very stressful situation easier. If you need to move, please call Kyle ! He's very sweet.
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Lorna B.
I've never had such a positive experience with movers! Fresh Start was very professional, friendly, careful, and fast. No dings or breakage. Highly recommend!
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Look no further. These guys are everything you want in a moving company. Professional and very likable. Thanks guys for all of your hard work!
Fresh Start MoversFresh Start Movers
Imogen R.
These guys went way beyond my expectations, as I was recovering from surgery and moving at the same time. They made sure that they were on time, communicated right away with any clarifications, and made sure that my furniture no matter how big or small they were, were well taken care of. Very professional and easy to talk to. They are the coolest movers in town, highly recommended!
Boutique Moving ServicesBoutique Moving Services
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