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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Atlanta?

In Atlanta, the top movers range from $75 to over $100 per hour. This is an estimated cost that can fluctuate throughout the year and vary depending on several factors. Factors that can impact the cost of your move include whether you need flat-rate or hourly movers, specific moving services (i.e. packing services or moving boxes) or additional movers to load your belongings. 

How do I choose the best moving company in Atlanta?

First, you’ll want to compare the best moving companies Atlanta has to offer. When comparing, check the estimated costs. When you see movers who might fit your budget, read their profiles and reviews. Keep an eye out for movers who respond quickly and arrive on time. If you’re moving within Georgia, make sure the moving company you choose has a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. You can check by reaching out to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

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.

 

 

Where can I get moving boxes in Atlanta?

If you’re looking for moving boxes, there are plenty of stores in Atlanta that sell them. Often, hardware stores and companies that rent moving trucks typically sell moving boxes of various shapes and sizes. You can also purchase some from stores that specialize in moving boxes, such as Moving Boxes Atlanta, at an affordable price -- many small and medium boxes are priced in the $1 range. Some stores, such as Georgia Green Box offer environmentally friendly options.

If you need free moving boxes to stay within your budget, there are a variety of low-cost options. Liquor stores, grocery stores, pet stores and bookstores could be good places to start. 

You can also ask moving companies in Atlanta whether they can provide boxes and packing materials for your move. 

Where can I rent a moving truck in Atlanta?

There are several moving truck rental companies in the Atlanta area where you can find an assortment of trucks available to rent, including pickup trucks and box trucks. However, many moving companies provide their own trucks when helping you move. Research and compare Atlanta movers to find a company that will take care of everything for you at a price you’re comfortable with.

How do I choose the best long-distance moving company in Atlanta?

The best long-distance moving companies in Atlanta will have a familiarity with the Georgia area and know how to manage some of the challenges of an Atlanta move, such as peak traffic times and high temperatures. You might also want to hire movers who are skilled in packing quickly and carefully, as well as efficiently relocating your belongings.

For moves within Georgia, you can check the Georgia Department of Public Safety website for more information on licensed movers in the state.

When researching the best long-distance moving companies in Atlanta, compare reviews and ratings. Pay attention to reviews that mention the movers’:

  • Quality of work. Have customers complained about their belongings being damaged during the move?
  • Punctuality. Are the movers known to show up on time?
  • Professionalism. Were the movers nice, respectful and responsible? 

After you’ve narrowed down your top picks, reach out to the movers and ask for estimates.

How much does it cost to move across the country from Atlanta?

The cost to move across the country from Atlanta may vary depending on various factors. For example, the long-distance movers you choose when moving from Atlanta to Seattle or moving from Atlanta to New York may charge you different rates based on your destination. They may also charge a flat hourly rate. The cost will also depend on the company you choose and the time of year.

To find out how much it will cost you to move across the country, contact the top movers in Atlanta.

What is considered a local move in Atlanta?

Some examples local moveS in Atlanta are moves to areas like Union City, Williamsburg Park, Marietta or Country Lake. 

When determining local moving costs, movers will likely take into consideration how far the move is, as local moving companies have to invest their own time and resources into the move. Short-distance movers can even move you within the Atlanta area, such as from Greenbriar to Buckhead. This service makes moving to Atlanta suburbs easier.

What is considered a long-distance move in Atlanta?

A long-distance move is generally considered to be 400 miles or more, but some consider a move of 100 miles or more to be long-distance. Some examples of long-distance moves from Atlanta may include moving from:

  • Atlanta to New York
  • Atlanta to Boston 
  • Atlanta to Dallas 
  • Atlanta to Houston 
  • Atlanta to Charlotte 

Contact the best Atlanta movers to receive help with your move -- whether it’s a long-distance, cross-country or local move.

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck in Atlanta?

You might want to consider getting a permit for your moving truck in Atlanta. A parking permit is a legal document that allows you to park in a certain spot at a certain time, and it might be necessary if your truck will be blocking a public right-of-way for several hours. To find out if you need a permit for your move, contact Atlanta’s Department of Public Works at (404) 330 - 6501. 

Reviews for Atlanta college movers
Clint A.
Two very hard working and polite college aged guys moved all my furniture safely and nothing was damaged
Falcon Moving AtlantaFalcon Moving Atlanta
Elizabeth B.
The guys were on time and worked hard, but they were college students, not professional movers, and most of my wooden furniture suffered some damage.
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Taylor B.
They did such an amazing job . I needed something last minute and they came out the next day to help me move out my college dorm . Quick and efficient ! I will be using them again and referring everyone else to them . Thank y’all so much !
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Loron B.
I enjoyed my experience with Bellhops. They inform you upfront that you are working with college-aged guys not professional movers, but that didn't take away from their professionalism. They communicated with me in a timely way from start to finish, worked to maximize my small truck space, and were very friendly throughout the process. I would use their services again.
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Thumbtack Customer
After pricing 2 Men at 135/hour plus 89 dollar travel fee and College Hunks at 135 per hour with travel fee I decided to try Taggabox. SO GLAD I DID. One bedroom move to one bedroom move. They provided the truck, two movers, NO TRAVEL FEE, reasonable deposit, super nice lady Sharon handled business side, no hidden fees at the end, movers hustled the whole time, wrapped loose stuff up with care, nothing damaged and overall only took about five hours AND they disposed for a fair fee an old bed. USE THEM FOR YOUR NEXT MOVE! ASK FOR RAHEEM AND MIKE. Thanks Taggabox Bellhops, I will use you again. Happy holidays!
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Thumbtack Customer
CAUTION! I would really love to give these guys a good review because the two men that helped us were really nice and moved everything over without damage, but they took FOREVER! We were quoted for 3-4 hours and it took them over 7! We had everything packed up in boxes before they arrived and took all of our clothes and misc items over to the new place beforehand. Also we were moving from a house to a first floor apt with outdoor access less than 2 miles away, so no elevators or long hallways to deal with. All they had to do was move furniture and appliances and some heavier boxes I couldn't lift on my own. I discussed all of this on my call with Scott beforehand, so none of it should have been surprising. When the movers arrived, they were both exhausted from already completing a full move. They were shocked that we lived in a 2 bedroom house with "so much furniture" as they were told by Scott that it was going to be a "quick 1-2 hour move for a college girl living in a 1 bedroom apt". None of which is true. By the time 10pm rolled around, i finally had to ask them to leave without finishing setting up my furniture in my new place because I couldn't afford to pay them anymore. They were very apologetic and told me to call Scott to discuss the difference between my quote and the price they charged me. Saying that he would be reasonable and help out. When I talked to Scott the next day, he was completely dismissive and pretty much just placed the blame on me. So unless you want to pay double what you're quoted, I would look elsewhere. UPDATE BASED ON RESPONSE: This is the last I will say on the matter because I cant give these guys any more of my time. I did reach out to Scott and he was not willing to discuss with me, just place the blame like he did in the response below. But I was very clear on what needed to be moved when I spoke to Scott beforehand. and the only boxes to be moved were from the kitchen, I don't know how someone would fill 40 boxes of kitchen supplies ever. That is a gross exaggeration. and yes, there were some plastic bins as well that we were planning to put in our car but there was room on the truck so we carried those (and plenty of other things) to the truck for the movers to load on for us. See attached where I was quoted 3-4 hours. Not 5. So again, it was double what was quoted not "2 hours more" Also, I apologize that it was 7 steps and not 5, but they were FAR from being steep (see attached picture).
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
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