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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 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.

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. 

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 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.

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. 

Reviews for Atlanta machine movers
Morgan C.
After reading the positive reviews I decided to go with this company. Unfortunately I cannot say that my experience was a good one. When they arrived I walked them through the house so that they could see everything that needed to be moved. I made sure to let them know that the furniture in one of the bedrooms needed to be wrapped in moving blankets. They assured that they would. They started off well but as the job went on, things just went down hill. I hired 3 movers and at first they seemed to be moving quickly and efficiently as they were packing up the truck at the first location. Eventually the momentum slowed and even though I noticed it, I didn’t say anything because I did not mind as long as they were taking care of my belongings. Boxes were being dropped as they were being taken to the truck but since they weren’t the boxes that were marked fragile, again I didn’t say anything. I had a glass tv stand that they were about to just throw some plastic wrap on and I had to ask them to cover it with moving blankets. This is not the first time I’ve hired movers but it’s definitely the first time I’ve had to request that they use moving blankets to protect the glass tv stand. I was told that protective equipment was included in the rate so I’m not sure why they were so hesitant to use it. Eventually the truck was packed and we headed over to the second location. Most of the boxes had bright stickers marking the desired location. They were also marked with “fragile” stickers if needed. Although I brought this to their attention, they were turning fragile boxes upside down and placing others on top. While they were removing my 6 month old washing machine from the truck there was apparently a miscommunication because I walk outside to see the machine falling backwards down the ramp and sliding to the ground. Craig, the owner yelled at the team and then they continued on. Once they started bringing in the furniture I realized they didn’t put moving blankets on any of the bedroom furniture that I asked to them to put it on. Once everything was moved in, I tried to check as much of it as I could for damage. I was too concerned with making sure the washer worked that I missed the fact that they broke one of my mirrored nightstands. They only honor damages for 48 hours after the move. 9 days after the move I noticed it and brought it to the moving coordinator’s attention. She said someone would get back to me and they didn’t. I called Craig myself and he says he was sorry but there is nothing that he can do since it’s beyond 48 hours. He’s definitely not sorry because if he was then he would attempt to rectify the situation. After dropping my washing machine (which he himself witnessed) you think he’d be a little more accommodating. I am definitely disappointed with how this was handled.
Royal Haul MoversRoyal Haul Movers
Jason F.
See pics attached for evidence on the below: (I have more but it limits me to how many I can include) 1. When reassembling the kids bunk bed, they didn't screw in the braces that hold up the top bunks mattress. total negligence and the mattress/braces fell when we were putting on sheets. they're supremely lucky that when it fell no one was on the bed. 2. Hole in door of pickup house from negligent removal of furniture. I warned the guys to take off the door before trying to move the large couches because they're too big with the door on (but fine without it on) They said 'only rookies need to take off doors'. See the results for yourself. 3. Holes in wall of drop off house where they slammed into it with washing machine 4 Both sides of Baby's dresser/changing table frame (both sides broken and the frame doesn't stand up anymore) 5. Dining room table corner broken off 6. Dining room cabinet leg chipped. 7. They conveniently 'forgot' to unwrap my office desk before they left and when I unwrapped it, part of the wood frame was broken off the side and a part of the desktop was broken off. If the guys couldn't handle moving it they shouldn't have tried and certainly shouldn't have hidden it. 8. There are smudges on the walls from where they were leaning and rubbing against as they moved/pushed/pulled furniture up and down the stairs. 9. They did not have the required tools to dis/re assemble all the furniture etc. they had to borrow MY tools for some and still couldn't remove the TV racks or the hoses from the washing machine (Though I was still charged $35 extra for removal of machine) 10. Though I understand estimates aren't always 100% accurate, Scott suggested a 5th mover to make it go faster (at my expense of course AND he asked while all 5 were ALREADY IN ROUTE to our house). The original 7-9 hour estimate turned out to be 10.5 hours and 1 hour was spent dealing with the couch that was stuck in the front door. In the end the original estimate was exceeded by several hundred dollars. 11. When I complained about all the above, Scott claimed I did not take the extra insurance. But when I wanted to, he made a point to call me and explain how his insurance works compared to other movers, that it covers everything, and even if it didn't he cares about his customers and would always fix anything they're responsible for breaking. Now that I'm trying to enforce his promise, he's using my lack of extra insurance as an excuse. I was duped. 12. Scott said that according to our contract he get's a chance to repair damage first and if I try on my own I waive my right to reimbursement... but he already said I don't get anything because I didn't get extra insurance? Regardless, I didn't want his guys anywhere near my stuff again, but even still, the only thing he offered to repair was the front door. When I agreed for him to fix the door he delayed his response and by the time he responded it was too late as we closed on the sale of the pickup house. I'm now responsible for replacing the door on my own! 13. He also said my furniture is crappy and that's why it was damaged. 14. I had asked him to reimburse me $700 for the damages but he scoffed and offered me $300. I got estimates prepared for all the damage and it came to around $700. but he held firm to $300 and said he was doing me a favor. (I did not accept). 15. He threatened me with severe legal ramifications if I try to complain to my credit card company. (I have his nasty email if anyone wants to see it). 16. Some other items of note: Scott accused my wife of being intoxicated during the move. WTF??? He kept calling me Andrew (my name is Jason...) he said there were too many steps to the house??? said he's taking me to court and if he loses he'll take me to Magistrate Court and after that the State Supreme Court and then the Federal Supreme Court...??? Despite Scott's BS, the movers as individuals were great guys, really nice, but still negligent and unprepared in the end. Decide on your own if you believe my review. If so, don't go near them with a 10 foot pole. If you do, make sure you're 100% sure you're getting what you think you are.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
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