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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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. 

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 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 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.

Reviews for Atlanta movers
Thumbtack Customer
Todd made all of the initial set-up a breeze. He was able to coordinate our move iwth minimal impact on my time and great communication. All the expectations he set for time, labor, cost, etc.. were transparent and accurate. The crew that did our move were exceptionally professional. They took extreme pride in making sure our belongings were protected and no damage occurred to our property. I could not have been more satisfied with how everything went.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Lauren H.
2 hours late to begin with. They sent 4 day laborers to my house for our move. These guys knew NOTHING about packing or moving furniture! The contract says they would be professional movers dressed in uniform. They were not at all! None of these guys even knew each other and it was clear they were new to this. They were all standing around waiting for instructions from one guy who was not delegating like he needed to. I ended up taking over to give them instruction to move things along as the clock was ticking and nothing had even been packed in the truck after 1.5 hours! I actually ended up moving quite a bit myself because they were SO SLOW. They did a lot of standing around, smoking cigarettes, waiting for more instruction. It was so frustrating, as if moving day isn't stressful enough to begin with! I would NOT recommend this company at all. They are NOT movers!
Atl Moving CrewAtl Moving Crew
Jeri F.
It would be nice if they actually include all parameters in the quoted price instead of trying to do a bait and switch to pad the price later. In your long response about making things as stress free and transparent as possible, you may want to add the blurb about there being an additional not yet disclosed trip charge that will be added later. You received the locations and specific moving details upfront, so why the extra $70 was mentioned at that time and only after I called to schedule the move after a full email/messenger conversation about the move, is beyond me. Especially if you’re already charging $155/hr for the crew AND the truck that I need. If I had a washer/dryer, a piano, a large entertainment center or expensive TVs and things that need to be moved, maybe I could see that. For a ground floor 1 bedroom apt, home office, living room set, a dining table and boxes and a 30-35 minute drive in Atlanta though? Not so much. That’s a whole tank of gas. At least separate the cost of the labor from the truck to give the option to use our own truck if you’re going to tack on prices related to the transportation. A Uhaul truck plus mileage or even another truck company that just wants the tank filled back up again is likely cheaper. I’ll gladly pay for labor but you’re not going to screw me on embedded transport costs. Thanks anyway.
MyPorterMyPorter
Kenneth S.
I secured these movers in advance for a 9/21 move. I was assured a 12pm appointment when I spoke with the company. On 9/21 at approx 12:05, I called and see why the movers had not arrived. I then was made aware of a 12-1 window. Fast forward, the movers arrived at 2pm. Keep in mind, I selected the 3 men option. I was told they were told to charge me $65 (assuming bcuz they were late and lack communication) per hour and we both signed the contract. As they loaded and we arrived to the drop off location, I noticed the crew went from 3 men to 2 men. One of the guys approached me to tell me that he had made a mistake, my rate was 100 per hour, not 65 per hour, but starting at that point through the end they would charge me 65 per hour. Keep in mind, we’re about 3 hours in the move at this point. I said okay with a blank stare as I just wanted the move to be over and done w/ this company. Also, be mindful, it’s only 2 men at this point (the 3rd guy has disappeared) so $65 is the hourly rate. Obviously I selected 3 men bcuz I was on a time schedule., but again, I just want this move to be over. Well it took them a total of 5 hours to move a (2) bedroom 800 sq ft apartment. Oh did I mention, I personally lift boxes and had them outside my apartment so it would be easier on them and speed along the process. This company is a ripoff and I would not recommend them. I actually felt sorry for the workers.. I started letting them just put my belongs in the garage as they appeared to be overworked and about to die from the labor of moving.
Atl Moving CrewAtl Moving Crew
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