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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.

How much do movers cost for a local move?

If you are paying movers to perform a local move, expect to pay between $72 and $135 per hour. To minimize the overall cost of the move, do as much preparatory work in advance as possible. Have your items packed, boxed and wrapped in protective wrapping. Also, have everything labeled with its location in your new home. If possible, move items toward the door or in a convenient location for the movers to grab as they remove them from the house.

Get price quotes from movers near you so you will know exactly how much a local move will cost.

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.

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.

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. 

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.



Should I buy moving insurance?

Your homeowners or renters insurance policy may or may not protect your belongings if they get lost or damaged during a move. If you’re moving valuable items, or if you’re moving a great distance, it could be a good idea to invest in moving insurance.

Interstate movers are required to offer you full value protection and released value protection to help reimburse you in case of damage or loss. If you’re moving within your state, check with your state’s consumer affairs agency to see if your state has rules and requirements regarding moving insurance and valuation coverage.

How much do you tip movers?

It’s recommended that you tip your movers individually around $4 to $5 per hour. For example, if a team of four movers spends a half-day (four hours) on your move, tip each mover $20. Or, some people tip 5% to 10% of their total bill for small moves and 15% to 20% for larger moves.

If you’re moving across state lines, you may hire different crews to load and unload your goods. In that case, divide the tips between both crews. It’s also a good rule of thumb to add a bit extra for tipping movers if you have special circumstances that have made the move harder, like a spiral staircase or an exceptionally heavy sofa. 

Reviews for Atlanta local movers
Tej K.
Completed my local move as per expectations.
Traci L.
Move Packer Gurus was great to work with! They arrived on time and carefully ensured everything was moved into my storage unit. I would highly recommend Maurice for your local move!
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
Thumbtack Customer
2 very hard working and polite young men successfully executed a local move for my family.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were punctual, professional, polite and super nice! Definitely a great deal and you help out some local students!
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Anurag D.
Worked with MyPorter to get my local moving done. Rob and his team made sure that my moving was not impacted and any issues were taken care of. Thank you Rob Crump
Thumbtack Customer
Arrived on time and with enough staff. Introduced each member and conducted pre and post move assessment...and they were fast. Charged me 1/2 what other well known local movers quoted. Highly recommend 2 Brothers
2 Brothers Services Inc.2 Brothers Services Inc.
James S.
The Movers did an awesome job for our local move - worked fast, packed everything really well and very professional. Even when storms and power outages wrecked the original schedule, we quickly found a new time that worked better for everyone. Would gladly hire again!
The MoversThe Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Paki and his crew did a great job with my local move. They took care and carefully wrapped up the furniture pieces and art work, were on time and professional, and just generally pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend Paki!
Plex Multiservice, LLCPlex Multiservice, LLC
Wesley L.
Really Good work moving. Ran over time because of a previous job before hand, but a discount was given and move was successful regardless. They breakdown large items and reassemble at new location if needed. Quick note they don't move glass items, Guns, or TV's that are not properly packed. Not a big deal for a local move but anything long distance you may want to note to customers. However I will do business and highly recommend
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
We are very happy with their service. Very energetic and they did with happy heart. They helped us move one bed room apartment from 3rd floor. While in transit, they made sure our things are not damaged. Without any damage, they shifted to our new home with no tension for us. I can recommend these guys for local moving.
Thumbtack Customer
I had hired Ronnie for a local move . I had bugged him several times prior to the move regarding the T&C's and he was more than willing to address all of them . The move was from an apartment on the 3rd floor to a house . Ronnie and his team were extremely efficient both in terms of time taken and taking care of the heavy furniture . They did not waste a minute and were super fast in offloading the stuff and assembling it.I will highly recommend Ronnie for any move.
Aikens MovingAikens Moving
Emma H.
Nicholas and his crew were fantastic - friendly, fast and thorough. There was a mix-up with the start/arrival time but the crew worked hard to get the job finished quickly (a move out to local storage). Nothing was damaged, and they took great care wrapping and carrying furniture.
Thumbtack Customer
We moved from an apartment to a house. I was quoted for two movers and three showed up which was actually a huge help. They also honored the original agreement. The movers showed up on time which was a plus. While moving boxes upstairs into the new home the guys got worn out and slowed down but it wasn't too bad. My only "complaint" was that the billing person did not charge my card until a few days later. Other than that they are a good local mover. Just make sure that you over communicate with them.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Nadine R.
Mr Lowe and Robert were fantastic!!! They moved my 73 year old mother and she was impressed with their hard work and their good manners...lol. They performed a local move (7 miles) but were so nice and worked the entire time with no complaints. I had a monster hill where they had to unload and they worked with stide. I definitely recommend this company. Thanks again!!!!
DA Lowe MoversDA Lowe Movers
Thumbtack Customer
I used Next Door Relocators for a local move. Scott, who I booked my original appointment with was helpful and friendly from the beginning. Michael, whom I spoke with in the office, confirmed everything and answered all my questions. Geno and Ken, my movers, arrived on time. They were professional and moved my items quickly. My move was stress free which is not something you say often when moving. After the move Michael followed up swiftly to ensure everything was completed to my satisfaction. In the future, not too soon, I will use this company again. With confidence I would also refer Next Door Relocators for moves. Thank you, A. Dickey
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
404 Movers. Best ever! The mover I hired bailed on me the morning of my move. NO ONE had availability but 404 Movers. Jeff made it happen for me and they ended up helping us move last min The movers... WHAT CAN I SAY BUT ABSOLUTE PROFFESONALS! The three men had just done a move in the morning and afternoon. These guys came at 5:15pm and finished unloading at 12:15 am. These three men were Rock Stars. Not once did they complain or anything on a Hot 90 degree GA afternoon. I can't stress enough how awesome this company is and the customer care they give. I will never use anyone but these guys for any future local moves. Thanks guys. You saved my Butt yesterday and got me into my house. Thank you.
404 Movers404 Movers
Natwar M.
We hired TRG movers for a local move last weekend and had a very smooth & hassle-free experience, thanks to this awesome moving company! We were recommended to go with 4 movers, given our total inventory and I'm so glad we listened to them. We were told the move could take anywhere between 4-6 hours and their estimate was absolutely right. On overall quality, the movers were really great! They showed up on time, started quickly and divided tasks within their team of 4. They were professional, courteous, and efficient. Nothing was damaged or scratched. They paid close attention to detail and our instructions (how to handle fragile boxes, no shoes on carpet.. ) and gave us a very stress-free moving experience. Thank you for your hard work, Team TRG! I strongly recommend this moving company to anyone in the Atlanta area. Cheers!!
Thumbtack Customer
This business advertises that it's a flat rate, and can beat the hourly prices. While it may be a flat rate, you are almost better going with a company that is hourly. I called myself trying to provide in detail the items I needed moved. While I do not have a traditional living set I have a 2 loveseat that sits two; and 2 swivel chairs; my bedroom which I explained was good quality and heavy was the only heavy item in my move. Because left undergarments in it (which I've done on local, and state moves) I was charged additional monies. My move cost me $500 and if I ran down all of the items, a professional mover would agree it shouldn't have. Lesson learned. I will see that the movers were polite and did a great job.
Everything Goes Moving CompanyEverything Goes Moving Company
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first-ever local move (southwest Atlanta to West End) and I was dreading it because I know how time consuming and costly moving from state to state can be all too well. 2 Brothers was a RELIEF. They took my word for what I had to move (rather than having to schedule with a consultant to come over for a quote first), but gave me fair warning that if it was more than what they could fit on the trailer, the price would increase or I'd have to leave it behind. That could have easily been turned into a scam on their part, but the opposite happened. They were absolutely fair with what they charged and even let me have a say in the new pricing once I added on some items to my order. They were efficient at getting in and out and completely honest and careful with my things. I would totally use them again, but hopefully it will be a long while before I need to move!
2 Brothers Services Inc.2 Brothers Services Inc.
Sirena M.
I DO NOT recommend using this company! See my reason why....They took 7 hours and charged me $760.00 to move essentially what equates to a 1 bedroom apartment. He pushed me using 3 movers and I informed him of everything that needed to be moved and 2 movers could handle it. He agreed. He called me 2 hours prior to their scheduled time to inform me they will be 30 minutes late although they were reserved 2 weeks in advance (more than enough time for them to prepare). The owner showed up with an older man about 60 or 70 in age to assist him to move my items. Really!? They did not move ANY appliances...ie... washing machines, refrigerators, stoves, etc... They did not move ANY dressers, televisions, electronics, hot tubs, kitchen table, etc...They ONLY moved 1 King size bed, 1 loveseat, 1 couch, 1 chaise, 1 bookcase and about 15 small boxes with dishes and 8 clothing bags and 2 bags of shoes. They had an elevator that lead to a loading dock, giving them close access to their truck. Everything was packed in advance and what small items such as tools and glassware was packed, by me, while they transported the other boxes to their truck. They did not have to break the 1 bed down, everything was separated and organized for them to easily reach. I asked him after 3 and half hours why the move was taking so long and he stated my long hallway was the issue...I told him they were moving soooo slow. I believe it was on purpose. Unacceptable!! He agreed there was that much stuff to move...yes a one bedroom worth of things...he stated my hallway was long...I informed him the hallway. I stated the hallway was an average hallway and he doesn't have to take stairs. I've used 3 other moving companies I for previous moves and found them on this site and they have moved much larger homes (1-2 story 3 bedroom house, 1-3 story townhome and 1 from storage to a 2 bedroom apartment, 4th floor) and each took 3 hours on the lower end and 4 and half hours on the high end) They were all professional and worked in a timely manner. I didn't use them this time because of our schedule conflict---I stated all this to the mover during the move, prior to the drop off and once they unloaded. I stated I gave him the business, because he seemed professional during my initial interview, he understood the job at hand and they were local. I will not use them ever again. In my opinion, there are too many other moving companies that have been in business longer and understand time is money and it is essential to bring able bodies to move and be professional, on time, pack items timely, neatly and safely in a timely manner. Good luck in your search!
Blue Diamond MoversBlue Diamond Movers
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