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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’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.

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.



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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Atlanta freight movers
Katie H.
Ronnie and his co-workers were very professional, courteous, and efficient. They were on time and moved our belongings quickly out of our apartment, relocating them safely in their own truck to our rented trailer at a freight warehouse. They were very patient with us when we asked for more time to rearrange boxes on the trailer (which, in the end, saved us money on our other freight costs) and hauled away some of the furniture we could not bring on our move. We would recommend them without reservation to anyone looking for help with loading and unloading, moving, or hauling away furniture/junk.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Dayoon Y.
I had to find movers at 1 pm on the day of moving for the moving at 4 pm (Every possible thing went wrong with other movers and schedule conflict with elevators). Dalowe saved my day! Dalowe promptly and professionally responded to my urgent call. The crew showed up on time. The elevator was double booked by with new apartment building AGAIN, so we had to share the freight elevator with another new resident. Dalowe and his team still stayed positive and worked really hard. The team took care of my furniture well to not to get damaged. It was great to work with Dalowe and I will hire him again next time!
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Makeda S.
Movers arrived on time and got right to work. Everyone was very nice and worked non stop. Move took longer than expected due to location of the new place in the building with long halls to walk and not having a freight elevator. The traffic was extremely bad and ate up a chunk of time which was no ones fault however another guy and the owner came towards the end to help catch up so it wasn't a factor. Settling the bill was clear and concise with no hidden charges. I would most definately hire again and refer to others to use.
Top N Town Moving Services LLCTop N Town Moving Services LLC
Tyesha L.
I had a great experience working with Truck Kings of Georgia LLC. They were very understanding when I initially had issues getting access to the freight elevator in my condo when they first arrived. They were nice enough to not charge me for the time that they waited for the issue to be resolved (about a half hour!). I had to reschedule my move 3 times due to my closing being postponed, yet they were always accommodating. They were quick and very professional. I was worried about letting them move my TV as I've heard horror stories about other movers, but nothing was broke during the move. They made sure all fragile items were wrapped and protected which I truly appreciate. The price was great compared to other prices I have seen, and the quality of movers I received was great as well. I would definitely use them again, and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.
Truck Kings of Georgia LLCTruck Kings of Georgia LLC
Sadie B.
Veey nice. Showed up on time but waited 30 minutes until I called as the conceige didnt "tell him how to access the freight elevator " $50. He did the packing as agreed. He stopped for lunch. Drive was 2 miles called him he stopped to get lunch. The first bed was partly made so when the slats fell apart I couldn't blame him too much. But the bed he assembled from scratch too is wobbly and the foot bent and the metal rods coming out. They are very nice people. This was very expensive. They did a great job moving but I think assembly is for furniture already put together. Not for new furniture. So that was my mistake. Thumbtack should filter out new furniture assemble to disassembly All in all $800 for 6.5 plus haulage and now I have to hire an IKEA guy to come in . Also keep in mind the furniture may be due to manufacturers issues as well
U-Local moving serviceU-Local moving service
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