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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.

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.

 

 

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 last minute movers
Claire G.
My move was pretty last minute, and yet, they were very accommodating and friendly. The move was quick and easy. Thanks, Tee's Movers!
TEE’S MOVERSTEE’S MOVERS
Robert W.
Helped with a last minute move of some heavy equipment and were fast and professional!
Prodigy MoversProdigy Movers
Spenser T.
Thank you for moving an old heavy piece furniture for us at the last minute!
Hope and love moversHope and love movers
Reshaunna A.
Needed help moving at the last minute. They met me in an hour and moved everything within 2 hours. Highly recommend!
Everything Goes Moving CompanyEverything Goes Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
This was a last minute move and they did a great job! Nothing brokenand they reassembled everything. Very good work!
Crossfit MoversCrossfit Movers
Keynu S.
I needed a last minute move and Prodigy movers responded within a few hours. Great company, will recommend and use services again in the future.
Prodigy MoversProdigy Movers
Beverly C.
These guys were great and really got me out of a bind when another moving company canceled at the last minute! They were efficient, trustworthy, flexible and masters at packing when the only truck we could source at last minute was slightly too small for the move. I would highly recommend them for any move. Great team.
Big Deal Moving and PackingBig Deal Moving and Packing
Claudette L.
Booked them for a last minute move and they were very flexible in fitting us in! Would definitely recommend them!
Midas Moving ATLMidas Moving ATL
Crystal M.
I was in a last minute small move situation and powerhouse movers tackled it without any problems. I would definitely use and recommend them again
My Movers RockMy Movers Rock
Joan M.
This was a last minute emergency move. Midas was responsive and professional. Very reasonably priced! They truly saved the day for our family!
Midas Moving ATLMidas Moving ATL
Jennifer B.
Great experience! Prompt, efficient and professional. I called for a last minute move and they delivered beyond expectation! Would highly recommend!
Atlanta Great MoversAtlanta Great 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
Called on Sunday needing a last minute move on Monday. The operations manager was extremely professional and arranged the move for me at 9:30 the following morning. The 3 guys worked hard and got me moved with ease/
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a last minute request and after stressing about moving all morning, I was able to relax and they got everything moved in a few hours. Very prompt and professional and the experience was a joy.
Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)
Zeke G.
I would recommend Move Quick Pro to all that need heavy furniture moved quickly and safe. The workers were phenomenal and Jessica the booking agent was so sweet and helpful when it came to my last minute move.
Move Quick ProMove Quick Pro
Jabez P.
My experience with DA Lowe Movers was great. Last-minute booking was seamless. I was quoted for three hours, and the job was finished in time. Highly recommend.
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Gail-Lynn M.
The team was prompt, polite, and efficient! I scheduled them at the last minute because other movers fell through. Despite that, they came through with flying colors!
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Sheila W.
Faith Moving Co. responded to last minute changes well. The team was very cooperative and careful about moving my 2-bedroom apartment. I would use their service again and recommend them to others.
Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.(Only God moves better)
Briggette J.
TRG was amazing! I had a last minute move. They accommodated my same day request, were very fast an professional!! I will use them again.
TRG MOVING AND STORAGETRG MOVING AND STORAGE
Faryn W.
I needed some last minute movers (literally, I contacted them 2 hours before I needed them to come and they came ) and they did a great job!
TruckFratTruckFrat
Silky G.
We needed someone last minute and late in the night. Nspire was quick to respond, fast and efficient! Will definitely hire again for our future moving needs. Thank you.
N'Spire Cleaning Service LLCN'Spire Cleaning Service LLC
Julia J.
I relocated from Dallas, TX to Atlanta, GA and made a last minute decision to request movers. They responded quickly and was able to meet my last minute request. Our movers (Dre & Jay) were extremely helpful and was willing to go over and beyond to make sure everything was in the right room or location. Dre also went the extra mile to fix our closest door. I would highly recommend their services!
Elm Tree Universal LLCElm Tree Universal LLC
Pat B.
Super polite and professional. Worked hard the entire time they packed the truck. Excellent communication throughout the move and accomodating of last minute changes. Would definitely hire them again
Atlanta Moving Heros LLCAtlanta Moving Heros LLC
Artavia N.
Called last minute because another company forgot about my move date! They came within a hour and I Saved about 100 plus dollars using them.
Atlanta Moving Heros LLCAtlanta Moving Heros LLC
Erica B.
Elite Movers ATL were extremely professional and quick! They were able to complete my job at the last minute and were extremely nice! I would recommend them to anyone!
ELITE MOVERS ATLELITE MOVERS ATL
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