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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 Sandy Springs moving companies
Corey G.
Faith Moving Company was outstanding. They arrived earlier than our scheduled move-in time and finished the move well under of allotted time. This was the best moving decision I've made. Would recommend this company to anyone.
Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)
Breana M.
By far the best moving company!
SunnySide Moving CoSunnySide Moving Co
Ramsha K.
Wonderful experience! They made my move so easy and efficient. They are an excellent moving company!
Atlanta Great MoversAtlanta Great Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Ronnie is TERRIFIC!! I will never use another moving company as long as this company is around.
RLMJ EnterpriseRLMJ Enterprise
Aaron J.
Excellent moving company. They were very professional, courteous, and punctual. They got the job gone with a fair price. I will definitely use this company for all my moving needs.
Prodigy MoversProdigy Movers
Zekiel N.
Amazing moving company would rehire again
Move Packer GurusMove Packer Gurus
Michelle D.
I can not say how wonderful this moving company is. Paki responded quickly and was easily reached. Paki was on time, courteous, and moved our belongs with care and concern. I would hire this moving company in a heartbeat again - they went beyond what is expected of movers. A great moving experience! I highly recommend City, State, and Nationwide Movers!
Plex Multiservice, LLC Moving DepartmentPlex Multiservice, LLC Moving Department
Kristen C.
My move was so much easier thanks to Bears moving company. I Would absolutely book again 👌🏿
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Tulani W.
This moving company was professional, timely, and efficient! Would definitely recommend!!
Mama's Movers, LLCMama's Movers, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Never use this company. unprofessional movers, it took them 11 hours to move a one bedroom apartment. Rude owner!
UCALL&IHAUL Moving ServicesUCALL&IHAUL Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
THE WORST MOVE AND COMPANY I HAVE EVER HAD OR WORKED WITH.. BEWARE!!!!!! The positive is my movers were very respectful.
Precious Cargo Movers LLCPrecious Cargo Movers LLC
Lavern W.
Very punctual and excellent in moving furniture. Did a precheck to see what all I had and the best way to move it safely and efficiently. I have never had a moving company come in person the day before to check things. Hire this company! You won't regret it.
Wright-Way Relocation Services, LLCWright-Way Relocation Services, LLC
Briana N.
The movers were extremely quick and professional; they helped to move my belongings into storage and couldn't have done a better job! If you need to move and are looking for a moving company, book this one. I will be using them for future moves!
Move Quick ProMove Quick Pro
Nick C.
I very rarely leave reviews....but in this instance, I couldn't go another day without expressing my gratitude for Jamal and Bear's Moving Company. Jamal was very responsive, professional and he and his partner got the job done quickly! If anyone is looking for a professional moving company that's fair in pricing and quality of work -- please consider Bear's Moving Co. 5 stars company!
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
Aaron G.
Excellent experience! Great communication throughout. We have moved 8 times, Pick Up Movers is by far the best moving company we have ever used. Highly recommended!
Pick Up Movers LLC GAPick Up Movers LLC GA
Nancy B.
They showed up early and got the move done quickly. Highly recommend the company.
Compass Liberty Express, LLCCompass Liberty Express, LLC
Charlotte M.
I was a little nervous at first booking because they are a new company and didn't have many reviews. They're pricing is considerably less than most moving companies. I was cancelled on last minute by the original company I had hired. This company saved the day. They had an opening for a last minute move, arrived right on time, took time to do a walk through and then began the move. 2 movers came with the truck. They brought blankets and shrink wrap, as I requested, and wrapped every piece of fragile and nice furniture I had before moving. They loaded up the truck nicely and when unloading, took time to make sure it was placed where I wanted it. No damage, scratches- nothing. The movers were extremely professional and courteous. I honestly couldn't be more happier with this company. I plan to use them any time I need to and also will refer then to my family and friends. If you're looking for a moving company to help keep the stress AND expense as low as possible, this is the company. I think they understand how stressful and expensive moving is. It most definitely reflects in their service and the way they conduct their business. Every person I dealt with, from the first phone call to meeting the movers was very kind and took the time to communicate all of my concerns and needs throughout the move with me.
Elm Tree Universal LLCElm Tree Universal LLC
Keynu S.
I needed a last minute move and Prodigy movers responded within a few hours. Great company, will recommend and use services again in the future.
Prodigy MoversProdigy 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
Thumbtack Customer
Having worked with many moving companies, I can say without hesitation that 404Movers is the best. My interaction with the company was nothing but positive. In particular, I appreciated how professional and efficient the movers were, as well as the care they took to protect my furniture. I have never had a moving company wrap and safeguard my belongings to the extent done by 404Movers. Notably, this exceptional level of care did not result in an inflated final bill. In fact, it seemed to allow them to move more quickly (e.g. they could use dollies and worry less about harming the furniture). And, in then end, they came in well below their quoted time and cost. If you are in the market for a moving company, choose 404Movers!
404 Movers404 Movers
Thumbtack Customer
This company did a great job of moving me. The crew worked very well together and were very focused. The cost was also very reasonable. I have used several other companies in the past and this was by far my best experience with a moving company. I would highly recommend them and would use them again in the future.
Floors and Chores LLCFloors and Chores LLC
Jonas T.
Team was super nice and the value was extremely competitive compared to other moving companies/franchises. Very happy with the assistance for the move and speed in getting the job done.
Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)Faith Moving Co.& Storage (Only God moves better)
Crissinda P.
Great company! I highly recommend hiring Metro Moving for your relocation needs.
Metro Moving Ltd. Co.Metro Moving Ltd. Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Movers were friendly, quick, and stayed on task. Great company, would use again
Move Masters LLCMove Masters LLC
Julie m.
This moving company was quick and efficient. And they kept their word on price, no hidden costs. Highly recommend.
Prodigy MoversProdigy Movers
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