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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.

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.

 

 

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.

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 reliable movers
Likun M.
M-Town Movers is an affordable, reliable moving company. Honest and responsive, they will work around your schedule including having their crew move in the evenings if that’s what it takes. I would highly recommend them for moving needs!
M-Town Movers LLCM-Town Movers LLC
Nicole J.
By far the best moving experience I've had. Professional and courteous! And fast! Reliable, reasonably priced & amazing service!
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Deitra B.
Tate is reliable, professional, courteous, responsive, and punctual! Very careful with furniture. They were moving big furniture pieces in tight spaces.
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLCTate The Great Moving Company, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
NDR did a great job for us, they were very affordable and reliable. They moved us out of our condo and put our stuff in storage and then delivered to our new home about 15 days later. Would highly recommend them for any moving needs!
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Sara K.
This company proved to be very reliable. They came through in a clutch at the last minute. They were very flexible in scheduling us. They moved several large items within the home for us. And I really appreciated the care they had for the furniture, especially my hardwood floors. I will be going to them again.
Move Quick ProMove Quick Pro
Mary R.
My move went without incident and it was only 2 1/2 hours from loading to unloading! The movers called to let me know they were in their way. It was after my scheduled time, but I know how Atlanta traffic can be. Trev and his assistant were quick and careful. Everything was securely placed on the truck and unloaded. There was no damage to any of my property either. This company is very reliable and trustworthy. I had actually given Trev too much money and he came back to let me know. I will certainly be referring them to my friends. Thanks again!
Riddick's Affordable MoversRiddick's Affordable Movers
Maya J.
Started out disorganized when the owner called me and was under the assumption that I was an existing client. After explaining I was not who he assumed I was everything seemed fine until I attempted to extend our move out date to Monday instead of Sunday. I got no response. No communication, nothing. Our original move out date came and went, then Ty called me and blamed me for texting him. Stating he had too many people calling and texting, even tho his office manager returned my text and said she would have him call me. He acted like it was brand new information when I’m sure she communicated that to him. We were at a loss and had to scramble to get our move done in order to be settled in our new home by thanksgiving. I’m pregnant with a small child and thought I was hiring a reputable and reliable moving company. The lack of communication from Ty made the moving process even more stressful than it had to be. Erica was great, responding to me on her day off. But I will never recommend this company to anybody.
Atlanta Estate Property MoversAtlanta Estate Property Movers
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