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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

 

 

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for East Atlanta full service movers
Chinmay K.
Had to move a room full of stuff - large and small and was looking for a service a day before my move. I decided to look in Thumbtack and luckily found ATD Moving. Michael was super friendly, skilled as well as proactive with taking extra care for the items for the entirety of the move. Right from initiating the questionnaire to placing the final item at the unloading address, he was professional, courteous and delivered a complete quality experience. I'd highly recommend him and his team for your next moving project.
ATD MovingATD Moving
Thumbtack Customer
Great service with a move from Chicago to Florida.Much easier than last time when using a national moving carrier because they could not have items next day at new location since my load was less than a full moving van and got merged with other loads. Pick Up Movers was more then enough for a two bedroom unit. The guys worked hard in a tight space and did not damage any items with their careful blanket wrapping and blanket on porch when titling to get thru a narrow space.
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Thumbtack Customer
They where very helpful with setting up my move, the Administrative Assistants were very knowledgeable and friendly. Unfortunately, I had to change the time of my move to a night time move at 6pm. The time scheduled wasn't a great idea so Micah called to let me know that they didn't want to risk not making it in time and have the move go too late into the night. So instead they apologized and gave me a full refund for the inconvience. Which was no inconvience because they let me know 3 days before my move. I was very grateful for the refund since money is tight right now. They were very apologetic, but I'd much rather them cancel then to show up late at a night time move, which is great customer service.
2 Brothers Services Inc.2 Brothers Services Inc.
Janine D.
1. Didn't wrap furniture to move from apartment to storage unit. They stayed they would wrap for the move but take it off at storage. Dropped furniture when removing from the truck at storage. They really required more movers for this job. Only 2 movers came when 3-4 was needed. 3. Poor moving system at storage facility with use of elevator which was easily accessible to unit. 4. Dishonest about furniture disassembly with canopy bed. (We disassembled the full canopy of our bed. The only thing left was foot, headboard and siderails) the typical set up for a regular bed. Movers lied and stated they disassembled the canopy. It was a $50 charge. $50 is not an issue but the principle of honesty is. When discussed the issue with the office representative she was yelling so loud that my technician who was with me at the time was asking what was going on. They made what should have been a smooth move a very unpleasant and stressful move. We will NEVER use this moving company again and would NEVER recommend them to anyone to use. They are a very unprofessional, dishonest and money seeking moving company. We don't mind paying any amount of money for movers as long as we receive professional quality service.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Naomi D.
To say I was sorely disappointed in my experience with Next Door Relocators is a gross understatement. Let's start with me being quoted over the phone a price for 3 guys, only to get the written quote the next morning for 2 guys for the same price. I immediately responded to the email asking about the discrepancy. Steve never responded, not even to say the verbal quote was a mistake. On moving day while awaiting the crew, who were late, Mike (the owner) called and suggested they send 3 guys instead of 2 to make my move "faster". I told Mike I'd been verbally quoted 3 guys by Steve initially, yet his written quote was for 2 guys at the same price and I hadn't received a response from him explaining the discrepancy. Mike just said he'd take care of it. Shame on me for not asking clarifying questions on what exactly that meant. I certainly didn't think that would mean a price increase and I never saw the revised quote until the movers had me sign off on the job. Again, my bad. When the crew of 3 arrived, I was skeptical from the beginning. They were too young to be working unsupervised. I say that because having dealt with movers before, there has always been an older gentleman in the crew who keeps the guys on track and helps them be more strategic with moving quickly and loading the truck. These guys REALLY needed that. They were all very nice, but they bickered at each other nearly the entire time. I felt like I was babysitting. It was hot and I was frustrated. I just wanted them to move faster, get the job done and leave. One of the movers--I know his name but won't write it--mentioned being hungry and dehydrated. He'd apparently moved someone before me, but didn't get food or anything to drink before coming to my place. My quote didn't include feeding and hydrating the guys. He went downstairs and I didn't see him again for a couple of hours. I gave them all a bottle of cold Powerade trying to help. I called Steve again to express my disappointment. My concerns were that I was paying by the hour and they told me 3 guys would move stuff faster. Yet, I only saw 2 guys working. About an hour after that call with Steve, the 3rd guy reappeared upstairs to tell me the elevator had broken. At that point, Amber from the office called the guy I'd complained about and right there with her on the phone, he asked me if I'd called the office on him. I told him I'd called because I was concerned. But I was thinking: you've got to be kidding me. How can anyone think this is ok? So, I called Steve right back and told him about that too. I even asked if they could just send another person to swap out, one who could work at the speed of the other 2 guys. Steve's solution was to inform Mike of all of this when he called to settle the bill. My thoughts: why should I? You are one company. Your'e the representative I've been working with from the company. If I call you to lodge a complaint, you should take it to the appropriate person internally, not me. But don't mind me, I just lead an operations team, so what would I know? So much more happened in between that last call with Steve and the guys finally finishing up, but it's just too much to recap. In the end, it took these guys nearly 8 freakin hours to move a 2 BR apt. Mind you, it's actually 1 full BR and the 2nd room is an office. So, it's not like they had two full bedroom sets to disassemble and reassemble. Additionally, I moved less than half a mile from my old place! At the end, Mike called to get my credit card payment, yet he was trying to get it from the mover rather than talking to me. I already felt uncomfortable with the though of saying my cc number to the mover to say to Mike, but what really pissed me off was that Mike knew I'd complained and still never asked to speak to me. He was just making sure he'd get the payment from one of his crew members. I asked the guy to hand me the phone and asked Mike didn't he think it was more appropriate to get my cc information from me directly since I was standing right there. I told him I'd pay for the move but that we really needed to talk because I was incredibly frustrated, dissatisfied and disappointed with my experience. I asked if he'd talked to Steve, whom I called twice to complain during the move. He said he had but that he didn't want to discuss it in front of the guys. Which is interesting because he had no issue taking my full payment for the crappy job his guys did. Mike said he'd call me the next day to discuss. I'm leaving this review one week later and still haven't from Mike. I did however get a voicemail from Amber at the office asking me to call her back to review my experience. Perhaps Amber didn't realize which client I am: the one that one of their movers confronted about calling the office on him while she was on the phone. In summary, this moving nightmare costs me about $1000. My review: DO NOT HIRE THIS COMPANY. I used Mark the Mover about 3 years ago. Even while packing when that crew arrived, the move was completed 2 hours faster than this one and costs me about $400 less. Try them...or anyone else instead. Oh and I've since noticed scratches on several furniture pieces. Recalling this experience makes me angry all over again. Don't do that to yourself. There are too many moving companies out there seriously focused on delivering quality service to deal with a company like this.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Bryon W.
Movers showed up with no tools to break down furniture (which I requested to be done) nor anything to protect my furniture from damage in the truck during transit. We are still finding scratches, dings and scuffs on our wood furniture, even the large items we wrapped. Side note, two days later my sons and I moved a 20x20 storage full of items/furniture and not one scratch noticed on any items (just because we packed the truck correctly). They didn't lay anything down on our brand new wood floors which they dragged items across causing damage. They "folded in half" a king size mattress with coils and foam making it completely useless (they did replace that). Another side note, the frig, stove and new mattress got delivered by other companies and never touched the floor until almost in place where they belonged. The BIGGEST issue is their "Damage Claim Form" policy. They only gave us 3 days which was almost impossible to get to every item, including the floors which were covered with boxes, in that time. So the only thing that got replaced was our mattress and the rest of the items we have to come out-of-pocket because you're ONLY allowed to file one claim form. Their customer service was great in getting the mattress replaced with no hassle. The crew were a bunch of nice guys, showed up on time but very unprofessional (we didn't appreciate the language) and unprepared. I would only recommend Bellhops if you have your furniture professionally packed and protected AND you supervise how your items are being packed in the truck as well as inspect every item as it comes in the door of your new home. Also, invest in something to lay on your floors during the move! DON'T ASSUME THE MOVERS WILL BRING ANY DROP CLOTHES, FURNITURE BLANKETS, CARDBOARD, BUBBLE WRAP, TOOLS OR ANYTHING ELSE TO PROTECT YOUR BELONGINGS, FLOORS AND WALLS! This may be common sense to some but I don't move a lot so I hope this helps others that don't as well.
Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)Bellhops Moving (Atlanta, GA)
Grace B.
This will be long, but please read as I wish someone would've posted about them like this before we hired this company... I've already reached out to the BBB, but unfortunately, this company has not responded. I've given them a month to get back to us and make things better; but, it's clear they will not be. We had nothing but a very disappointing experience with Next Door Relocators. For starters, we hired (and paid for) 3 movers, however only 2 movers showed up. Management said they would send us additional personnel, but no one ever came. To make matters worse, the movers were over an hour late and gave us no courtesy call to say that they would be late. They also had trouble finding our apartment complex even though the sales rep we spoke with said they had moved people from our complex many times before. When the driver called me to get more specific directions, we tried to explain very clearly how to get to where we were, and he was very rude and barely let my husband finish my sentences. When the driver finally found our loading zone, he and the other mover showed up in an unmarked truck with a tear in the side (no logo on the outside of the truck that would indicate that these were in fact Next Door Relocator movers) and wearing street clothes (no uniform or identifying piece of clothing). They also offered no apology for being late. I will say that they got to work quickly and efficiently. They had pleasant attitudes for the first hour or so and had good senses of humor. However, they took the comfort level too far at times. The driver asked if he could have some tequila that was being moved, then later for some wine (keep in mind that it was 11:00 am at this point, and he was the driver). Later, the driver spent about 45 minutes in our master bath room. Upon leaving the bathroom he said to me, "I wouldn't go in there." GROSS. The driver later asked if we would go to a gas station to get him an energy drink. On top of all this, he even asked if we were selling various pieces of furniture, and how much we would be willing to accept for others. They also asked my husband to help them move some heavy pieces to hurry up the process (this is why we hired 3 guys). They soon seemed annoyed with the move and essentially rushed out of the apartment without saying bye or letting us know they were leaving. They left behind many boxes and other items that my wife and I had to collect and move on our own on later dates. Since we had to pack up more stuff in our cars after they left, we figured they would surely beat us to our new home. However, they didn’t arrive until an additional 45 minutes after we arrived at our new home. Keep in mind, this was after my husband stopped to grab them lunch, as we thought this would be a nice gesture (one of the many regrets of this whole experience). They rushed as quickly as possible to dump boxes wherever they could in our new home. We even had labels on each box for which room the box should be placed, which were fragile and needed to be place upright. They left virtually everything on the first floor in a very unorganized fashion, many of which were upside down or had heavy boxes on top of the fragile ones. They never built any of our beds or bed frames as promised in the contract. We also discovered several broken platters and vases (wedding gifts of ours). One of the movers eventually began complaining of back pain, so I offered him a bag of ice. He didn’t move any other boxes after that. Oh, and they asked me to help remove tape from the furniture covers to make things go faster (this is why we asked for 3 movers). Throughout the entire moving process, the driver continuously mentioned tips, and how he was getting us a deal with the company to save us money so we could offer larger tips (he stated that tips were the main source of his income). When it came time to pay the bill, the driver called the management office, who said that we owed the full amount. We told the driver that that would be unacceptable for all the reasons above especially considering that they were hours late. Management eventually offered to dock $45 from our bill. Eventually we got so uncomfortable and frustrated with the entire process that we wrote them a check and asked them to leave. After the whole moving experience, we called the management office many times to explain our frustrations. Management never offered any solutions to address our grievances. They explained to us that they fired the driver who moved us because they had problems with him before-- yep... the driver was so inept at providing quality service that the company fired him, and the company never offered any sort of discount to us. Eventually after many calls to management, they offered us an approximately $50 discount. That’s it. They could have easily offered us a fair discount for the terrible service we received. Like I mentioned earlier, it eventually got so bad that we contacted the BBB. The BBB informed us weeks later, that Next Door Relocators never responded to any of their calls. In summary, hiring Next Door Relocators was a horrible decision. I strongly encourage staying away from this business and would never recommend them.
Next Door Relocators,LLCNext Door Relocators,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had scheduled 2 movers initially on a date and time I accidently selected. So I quickly rescheduled shortly after setting up the appt. I received an email confirming my appt. I had did this a week in advance so I was hoping I was set. So the day of I received a phone a call from the dispatcher the day of he said that he just received notification that I had rescheduled the day but he has movers out in my area about to finish a job. This was 2 hrs before my set time..... then tells me it is 3 guys instead of 2..... at this point I'm thinking I have to pay more for something I don't want. Then proceeds to tell me it will cost $110/hr. I said I requested for 2 men @ $89/hr. He goes well.....take a stab at it give me a price. Smh I said $100/hr bc I already have everything in the garage to make the move faster. He said ok just make sure to tip them real good. Wow really these ppl are conartist or something. Anyways the guys show up about 3 hrs late they load everything up quickly and move everything in quickly. Then I noticed some damaged furniture so we started the claim process before they left. Took pics and said that they claim full reponsibiliy. So I waited about a week and heard nothing back. I decided to contact the guy that made the appt and he said he need more pics and information as to what happened. I'm thinking like you all should have this I just filled out the form. Long story short I sent him the information and they had kept procrastinating with me here we are a month later I contacted him again and asked for an update on my claim after they had agreed to send me a check. He said I just sent it out sorry it took so long. So hopefully it comes this week. They have lousy customer service and are very unprofessional. They had the pad to protect my items and didn't use any of it and on top of that 2 out of 3 guys only did the real work. What a waste of time and money. I will never recommed them to anyone!
404 Movers404 Movers
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