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About Total Moving Services

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We offer high-quality local and long-distance relocation services at discount prices for both residential and commercial customers. We only use clean furniture pads, and we protect hardwood and marble floors, walls, and doors.

Our Services include : Professional Moving, Moving Labor Services, Professional Truck Loading, Storage, Packing, Shipping & Delivery Services.

All Total Moving Services employees are professionally dressed and professionally trained to address all your moving needs. We carry $1,000,000 worth of commercial liability and cargo insurance, which allows us to provide service in office buildings and high-rise apartment and condominium communities, unlike most of the competitors.

Our customers include The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Fulton County Jail, Scottrade, Morgan Stanley, and Menlo Worldwide, and thousands of families and individuals in and out of Atlanta. We provide services for U-Haul customers, pods, pack rat, and several national moving labor brokers.

Unlike street corner labor or Bootleg Movers (fake companies without an office, license or insurance) offering half-priced moves, we are fully insured, and have background checked employees.

We are certified by the American Moving Labor Professional Association, and we are long-distance relocation agents for Broadway Express.

Our rates are:

* 2 men - labor only, starting at $60 per hour
* 2 men and a 16-ft. truck, starting at $85 per hour
* 2 men and a 26-ft. truck starting at $105 per hour
* 3 men - labor only, starting at $85 per hour
* 3 men and a 16-ft. truck, starting at $105 per hour
* 3 men and a 26-ft. truck, starting at $$125
* 4 men - labor only, starting at $105 per hour
* 4 men and a 16-ft. truck, starting at $125 per hour
* 4 men and a 26-ft. truck, starting at $145 per hour
* 5 men and 2 26-ft. trucks, starting at $195 per hour
* 6 men and 2 trucks, starting at $215per hour
* 7 men and 2 trucks, starting at $235 per hour
* Deliveries starting at $80

What we offer:

* 24 Hour Climate and Non-Climate Controlled Storage Facility
* Full-service moving and packing
* Labor-only services - Truck Loading and Unloading
* Furniture and appliance delivery
* Local and long-distance moving
* Furniture shipping to all states

We accept all credit cards.

Total Moving Services is the number 1 rated small moving company in Atlanta!

Location

2175 Piedmont Road, NE, Suite B-4
Atlanta, GA 30324

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  • 5/5 stars April 14, 2014

    Showed up early, finished the job in record time, courteous and professional. Thank you, Chambers and Frankie!

  • 2/5 stars April 13, 2014

    Gerald, the owner is not customer friendly at all. He was rude, abrupt and interrupted me while I was talking. He promised the guys would show up at 1pm. The crew called and said they were running late by 30 minutes (which is ok) and they were apologetic for the delay. Gerald called at 2:15 to say they would be there at 2:30 (90 min is a bit much for an hour long job). He never once said sorry or struck an apologetic tone. He acted like it was my fault and was in a hurry to get off the phone because he had a lot of jobs lined up and cut me off mid sentence. His crew in the other hand were super nice guys when they did actually show up. They took care of business, were courteous and professional.

    Thanks to Gerald and his attitude, I will never use these guys again!

    Total Moving S. from Total Moving Services replied to this review on April 13, 2014:

    We new we had a problem from the very first conversation here, so lets get into the details.

    We have a non-English speaking customer who only wants to spend $100 and wants "immediate" same day service and does not want to wait.

    We do not have translators and when our lines are full of customers waiting on the phone, if you cannot understand English, we will not have everyone on hold because you don't understand. So YES, we did tell you that we had lines on hold and did end the call AFTER repeating for the 3RD time the exact same thing!

    "Vish" is a foreign customer who apparently did not understand what we told him.
    More importantly, this was a very busy Friday afternoon and the moving crew for his job is trying to work as quickly as possible to finish with the previous customer so they can get to him.

    And to address his misstatement of fact that we "promised" him a specific time, that is totally false. We NEVER promise a time to any customer and that was explained to him repeatedly.

    If you are the 1st customer, the arrival window is 1 hour.
    If you are requesting afternoon service, you have a 3 hour window for arrival and the crew calls you when they are heading your way.

    Vish requested afternoon around 1pm. We explained to him REPEATEDLY that previous customers has to be serviced first. We OFFERED him a morning appointment but he declined. If you call at the last minute and request SAME DAY SERVICE on a FRIDAY AFTERNOON in Atlanta, you wait your turn.
    His SOLE COMPLAINT is that he did not want to wait his turn, which is very inconsiderate of the customer in front of him.

    Our policy is the same as Comcast, At&t and ALL service providers. (At&t has 12 hour appts. Atlanta GAS has 24 hr appts.)

    We do not have employees sit around off the clock to wait for someone to call
    for a job. Moving crews leave our office in the morning and go from job to job.

    If you call at last minute, wait your turn and we will be there as soon as we can get there.

    We explained this over and over and over, but Vish couldn't seem to understand.

    Anyone who drives on a regular basis in Atlanta knows what Friday is like on the highway. We did EVERYTHING that we could have done to satisfy this customer, but his expectations were totally unrealistic.

    Additionally, we did him a HUGE favor by accepting a $100 moving job.
    The customer behind him was the Sparks Family, (The family of an ex professional boxer who spent over $20,000 with us in the last 2 years moving several homes out of state) and they waited patiently.

    Needless to say, Vish conceded that service was good but he did not not like to wait. He declined an earlier time, so we had an obligation to the customer before him to complete their job first. In regards to his in ability to comprehend
    basic English, you cannot do business if you cannot understand the language.

    If we were in his country and didnt speak the language, I seriously doubt if they would try to explain as many times as we did what the terms and conditions of the job were.



  • 5/5 stars March 16, 2014

    Very helpful group of men that came to assist with my move. I had less to move than expected and instead of rushing the job and leaving the men found every possible item and added it to the truck, essentially making my move faster and way more efficient. Thanks!!!

  • 5/5 stars March 10, 2014

    Service was as promised. Employees were efficient and courteous.

  • 5/5 stars March 10, 2014

    Helped me out last minute. Great price; great service; punctual and friendly! Will definitely call again!

  • 3/5 stars March 10, 2014

    Good experience, really professional and kept me in the loop through every step. Definitely got the job done at a great price! Would certainly recommend. Thank you all so much.

  • 1/5 stars March 4, 2014

    Please do not make hints about a tip. If someone gives a tip, let the customer do it on their own. Also make sure the person knows what they are doing. My washer was hooked up wrong (hot to cold and cold to hot). If a customer gives a $40 tip, make sure the mistake is corrected even if you have to make a personal trip after the move.

    Total Moving S. from Total Moving Services replied to this review on March 4, 2014:

    I apologize for the inconvenience. Please call us and let us know who your crew members were and we will address the matter.

  • 4/5 stars March 2, 2014

    Total Moving Services was a life saver. I called them first thing in the morning desperately asking to be moved that same morning due to the fact the movers from the previous day never showed up. Movers showed up within an hour, very pleasant, helpful and did a good job in getting my studio apt items moved within the 2 hours. I would use Total Moving Services again and not hesitate to recommend them to potential movers.

    Total Moving S. from Total Moving Services replied to this review on March 5, 2014:

    Thank You! This was an extremely busy weekend. We completed over 30 jobs in less than 3 days. We apologize to any customers who received service that did not live up to your expectations. We take pride in offering excellent service and each and every customer deserves the best service possible. Although we were extremely busy this weekend, we had no damages at all. We thank all of our customers for their patience as well as their business.

    Gerald

  • 5/5 stars March 1, 2014

    Great Customer Service and very efficient! Gerald is awesome! We called Saturday morning and our things were moved safely to new location before 7PM (that same day); very unbelievable how he orchestrated the move the same day we called. Three men came and moved our furniture and did a wonderful job with our items! Total Moving Services put us at ease in our time of need. Thanks Guys!

  • 5/5 stars March 1, 2014

    Total Moving Service is an outstanding crew with outstanding service. The crew was professional and extremely helpful with major concern about my complete happiness with the end service. Thank you for your help Total Moving Service Crew!!!!

  • 5/5 stars March 1, 2014

    Movers were very timely, thorough, and professional. Great Customer service and scheduling was easy. Best Movers in town and very affordable.

  • 5/5 stars February 27, 2014

    Excellent service. Very professional, careful movers. The guys are all friendly and polite. Great service and the best rates in town. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2014

    Total Moving Services was amazing from start to finish! When I called for a quote, I spoke with Gerald, the owner, and he spent more time talking to me then any other moving company I contacted. I was very impressed with the amount of time he spent talking to me explaining things and I really appreciated his honesty about my move. On the day of the move, the movers showed up and immediately got to work. They moved at an incredibly efficient pace and wrapped all of the furniture for protection. The movers were also incredibly nice and easy to talk to and work with. I also liked that Gerald called me about halfway through the move to make sure I was happy so far and to see if I had any questions or concerns. Overall, I was very impressed with Total Moving Services and will absolutely use them again for future moves.

  • 5/5 stars February 21, 2014

    Impressive service, speed and efficiency! I am so happy that I called the right movers in Atlanta!! Thank you for all you did to make the moving process easier. We would recommend total movng solutions to everyone in Atlanta!!

  • 5/5 stars February 2, 2014

    Our experience was fantastic. The guys were very professional and didn't waste any time at all getting everything packed perfectly in the uhaul. They used every square inch with no space left over. They padded and secured everything expertly. They are truly pros at loading a truck.

  • 5/5 stars January 24, 2014

    Extremely helpful and courteous. Moved very fast and didn't ride the clock like a lot of other moving companies. I would recommend to anyone and everyone and I will definitely be using them again if I move.

  • 4/5 stars December 20, 2013

    My Overall Experience With Total Moving Service Was Positive. I Would Definitely Use This company Again, And Would Not Hesitate To Recommend It To Others As Well. The Movers Were On Time, And Worked Fast To Perform Their job.

  • 5/5 stars December 18, 2013

    Gerard and the crew were great. The easiest move ever!

  • 5/5 stars December 14, 2013

    Professional, on time, great communication from confirming appointment the day before to letting me know their exact arrival time within my appointment window the day of.

    Meticulous about protecting the furniture, worked quickly, and everything was delivered in perfect condition.

    Would definitely recommend this team and will use them if we move again!

  • 5/5 stars December 2, 2013

    I am a pretty tough client/customer when it comes to moving my custom made furniture pieces and personal items in general. I hate scratches, scuffs on my walls or furniture-kids toys included, anything broken, lost, or mishandled, and I don't like bringing unprofessional strangers into my home. The owner of the company spent over 25 minutes speaking with me over the phone before I even scheduled with them (great sign) he answered all of my nagging questions with a smile and assured me by his reviews and referrals that I was making the right call. (The owner is in the office to answer questions you may have during or after the move his staff at your home are great as well!)Yes, he was right. I have never been happier with a move!! Nothing at all was damaged and they were well within the budget ( meaning they move QUICK and professionally without ANY damages. I had furniture to dissembled and reassembled and they handled it all. These guys are the real deal!

  • 4/5 stars December 1, 2013

    I used Total Moving Services to move a 1 bedroom home on 11.30.13. I moved about 10 miles from my old place. I was initially given a quote for 2 men and a truck for $75/hr. ( 2 hrs. minimum) for the things that I needed to move for a total of $150.00.

    On moving day, I was given a quote of $75/hr. with a $20.00 gas charge. I was not told anything about a gas charge in my quote on Thumbtack at all. There wasn't much I could do about price on moving day. 2 men and a truck arrived and packed my stuff pretty quickly. They were both friendly and professional and got to work. There was one guy that was faster than the other. My stuff was wrapped in blankets and shrink wrap for protection. The packing of my stuff was faster than the unloading at the new location.

    Upon arrival at the new location, one of the guys knew someone in the neighborhood and stopped to talk to him for a minute. I was thinking "time is money", but decided not to say anything. The overall moving took 3 hours instead of 2 like I was quoted. There was a 3rd guy that was overseeing the packing of my stuff that started to help out too. One thing that I did appreciate was the owner calling me to let me know that the move was going to take longer than I was quoted. He asked me if there was a specific budget that I wanted to stay in and I advised yes. He then called the guys to make sure they would be finished in my budget time. I ended up paying $250.00 and gave them a $10 tip for a total of $260.00.

    Overall, I was satisfied with the service and the professional demeanor of the two men that did the move. I would hire them again.

  • 5/5 stars November 28, 2013

    The guys at Total Moving Services did an excellent job packing my apartment. They are extremely professional and efficient. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone I know who needs a mover.

  • 5/5 stars November 4, 2013

    I wish I could give more than 5 stars!! They were awesome. We paid hourly and they moved 10x more stuff than I expected them to. They were very friendly and professional. My family helped us move and everyone was impressed with them.

  • 5/5 stars October 19, 2013

    This company was awesome! From the time I made my reservation until the end of the move they were very professional, knowledgeable and on time. It only took them 3 hours exactly which was good. I highly recommend them to everyone.

  • 5/5 stars October 2, 2013

  • 4/5 stars September 2, 2013

    At first I had my doubts because they were a hour and fifteen minutes late. Within that time they keep me posted on why there was a delay getting to me. Once they arrived they made up fir the ladt time and got right to work. I was happy and greatful for their and help and service provided. I would not have been successful moving into my new place without them.

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2013

    i recently had a move and was very delighted with their work. They were promptly here on schedule and no damages on my very fragile items. thanks total moving

  • 5/5 stars August 26, 2013

    At first I wanted to hire two men and a truck, but they did not have any availability. A friend of mine recommended this company so I gave them a shot. My company moves me around a lot so I'm always hiring movers, but Fred, Todd and Donnell were the best team of movers I have ever had. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a quality moving service.

  • 5/5 stars August 26, 2013

    I called on a saturday to schedule a move as soon as possible. They came the next day on sunday afternoon! Very polite and respectful movers. Great service and reasonably priced. Thumbs up!!

  • 1/5 stars September 4, 2012

    used them and they ruined my couches...tore the backside wide open

    Total Moving S. from Total Moving Services replied to this review on September 20, 2012:

    This is Gerald, the owner of Total Moving. No one ever called our office regarding this matter and I am totally unaware of any such claim. We have a procedure in place for damage claims to be addressed, and we offer "onsite" repairs. However, claims must be a direct result of our negligence, and as our paperwork specifies, "Open items are not covered by insurance." We prepare ALL furniture for transit unless the customer tells us not to wrap or containerize the items. If we move any open, unprotected items at your request, the insurance does not cover it. This is the same rule used by the Post Office, UPS, Federal Express and all insured carriers. Additionally, each customer is verbally informed of these terms and must sign the terms and conditions form before work commences. I would like to address the matter if you will call our office at 678-920-4828.

  • 5/5 stars December 18, 2010

    This was my second time using Total Moving. They moved us into storage until our place was ready and we decided that it was best to stick with one company until the moving was done. They did an excellent job without damages. I couldn't be happier with the service.

    Total Moving S. from Total Moving Services replied to this review on August 6, 2013:

    Thank You! Our Credentials can be verified here - http://www.amlpa.org/total-moving-services

  • 5/5 stars December 18, 2010

    I live in Marietta and I hired Total Moving Services to move furiniture, I was nervous because I've never used a mover before and did not want my stuff damage. They did an excellent job. Nothing was broken and the crew was very well organized. I will refer them to all my friends.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. We provide Residential and Commercial Relocation Services, and Eviction Services. You name it and We Do It! Our Client list includes: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, The City of Atlanta, Scottrade Bank & Brokerage, ProMove Residential Apartment Referral Services, Menlo Worldwide, & Thousands of families * individuals in and out of Georgia.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. We just provided services for ProMove. they are the number 1 Apartment referral service in the city.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Do you research! We get soooo many customers that have never used a moving company before and they have no clue what to expect. this is regulated industry, so the rules are set regarding what we can and cannot do and what a customer's rights are. DON"T USE BOOTLEG MOVERS! That's the biggest problem. Guys pretending to be a moving company and charging half price. No insurance, no license, but cheap prices with convict labor, sex offenders, and illegal immigrants.
But its very dangerous. People get robbed, raped, and end up with damages and stolen goods ALL the time from picking up guys from a street corner. There is a reason they are standing on the corner and its usually not a good one. But if you are looking to get something for nothing or more than your money's worth, you are the perfect victim for con men and criminals. Its far better to pay a fair price and get what you pay for.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Check anyone that you are considering with the Atlanta Better Business Bureau and the Yellow pages. Check reviews and call at least 3 major moving companies for prices. Peachtree Movers, Mark The Mover, & Two Men & A Truck. Then call us and compare prices.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Total Moving Services is the premier choice for moving services in the Atlanta area. We have an office where you can visit and sit down and talk to us about your needs. We also have a storage facility with 24 our access. And since we partnered with Uhaul, we offer equipment rental, moving & packing supplies and short and long term storage for all customers. All of our employees are uniformed and professionally trained to address all of your commercial and residential relocation needs. Our employees are all clean-cut American citizens. We protect all marble and hardwood floors and we wash our furniture pads, so they are always clean!

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