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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.

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. 

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.

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 machine movers
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
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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