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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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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. 

Reviews for Atlanta heavy equipment movers
Robert W.
Helped with a last minute move of some heavy equipment and were fast and professional!
Prodigy MoversProdigy Movers
Vaughn H.
Great experience. Booked at the last minute and came within the hour to help move in very heavy commercial equipment. Professional, careful, and reasonable.
Eddy’s Moving and HualingEddy’s Moving and Hualing
Thumbtack Customer
The rental boxes worked wonderfully. I️ highly recommend renting them. So much easier than cardboard boxes. The crew was amazing. They busted it all day long so no complaints there. But they we I’ll equipped with enough blankets, ramps and dollies. And the truck was too small. This meant we had a lot of small scuff marks on furniture which could have been prevented. And because they had to lift and carry heavy furniture due to not have ramps, the crew struggled and banged up our piano badly. I’ve moved the piano 3 times prior and never had an issue. All in all they weren’t bad but I’ve used another competitor 4 times and should have just used them again. I️ never had even a scratch on anything.
Taggabox Moving & StorageTaggabox Moving & Storage
Aisha R.
READ GOOGLE REVIEWS AND THIS REVIEW BEFORE BOOKING WITH THIS COMPANY. Let my experience be a lesson for what can happen if you go with this company. I wish I had read the Google reviews before booking with them and saved myself the stress and headache. I used 3 movers and a truck recently on last week. I had requested 3 movers however, only 2 showed up. I was told a 3rd guy was coming, he never showed. The 2 guys Juan and his brother assured me they could do the work of 3 guys in a timely manner, take great care of my stuff and have as little stress as possible with the move. I should have known when he told me it was his FIRST DAY on the job!!! that none of the above would turn out to be true. In fact it was the exact opposite. They showed up ill-equipped; No Dolley and just some straps and pads to move heavy furniture. Within the first hour they had dropped one of my dressers and caused damage to some drawers. I noticed they had wrap and when I asked why they weren't using it, it was then that they decided to pull it out ( smh....). As a professional moving company how do you not have a Dolley and not use wrap???? 7 hours later my things were moved. It was only a 3 bdrm with 2 bed sets, some couches, a table and a bunch of boxes it should not have taken that long. They were not efficient, they did not handle my things with care and they were slow. One of the movers Juan assured me that he would take care of fixing the drawer that was damaged because "he felt bad and wanted to make it right". Well he must not have felt too bad, because he hasn't been back to fix it. I brought it to the Manager, Neil Rouse's attention and he has yet to respond or even call to talk with me about how he can rectify the damage and make things right. The only time Neil was available was when it was time to pay. This company only cares about getting your money. I Do Not recommend this company. Yes, they are cheaper then most movers but you get what you pay for. Take your money elsewhere to a moving company that will care about your furniture like Georgia Movers, I've used them previously and they were great!! They are more expensive but their movers come with the right equipment to move and they take good care of your items and if they damage something their Manager is quick to rectify it and compensate you with no issue unlike Neil with 3 Movers and a Truck who goes ghost. If you value your furniture then don't use 3 Movers and a Truck, if you want a stress free move then don't use 3 Movers and a Truck, if you want movers who care about your things this is not the company for you. Any professional moving company will provide quality workers and take responsibility for damage caused by their workers that's good Business 101. It's unfortunate that 3 Movers and a Truck doesn't apply this same concept. They definitely don't care about the customer. Definitely a lesson learned.
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