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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 you move furniture by yourself?

You might be able to move smaller items like nightstands, small desks, chairs and small tables by yourself. However, it’s best to get a professional mover near you to move larger items such as couches, dressers, armoires and televisions. 

If you do decide to move furniture by yourself, carefully lift and lower items and take your time.

How do I protect my furniture when moving?

To protect furniture when moving, get furniture protectors. These will help cushion accidental impacts that may occur while making your way through tight spaces. You can also use furniture sliders for hardwood floors, which can make moving heavy or awkward furniture across your floors a lot easier than lugging it all the way. 

A professional mover near you will likely have these and other moving equipment to ensure your furniture remains intact and doesn’t damage your new — or old — home.

Reviews for Sandy Springs movers
Thumbtack Customer
I had a labor only move and they did a great job moving my stuff up two flights of stairs. They arrived on time and finished quickly. Workers were professional, friendly and careful with my belongings.
404 Movers404 Movers
Joshua W.
Bear's Moving Company offers you an unrivaled service in your moving-labor and transportation needs because of their responsive communication, care in transporting precious and heavy items, and at a great price. That was my experience and I hope yours is the same with Qualin and the Bear's Moving Co. Protip - During the move, you can also offer to help load or unload to decrease fixed hourly price if less time is taken. (Pay per hour)
Bear's Moving CoBear's Moving Co
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
Thumbtack Customer
404 moved me from a house in Marietta to a house in Dunwoody and it went perfectly from my first contact with them thru Thumtack. After checking out 4 different moving companies, I selected 404 based on their reviews. They were also considerably less than the other better known movers. I requested a three man crew and was very happy as all three were pleasant, efficient, courteous, professional and fasssssst. They handled my possessions as gently as an egg and positioned every piece of furniture exactly where I wanted it. Also, it was very important to me to hire trustworthy men and not use a company who picks up day laborers who don't speak English. I wanted to use a company with a regular crew and I am SO glad I did. I just cannot recommend 404 Movers highly enough, and in particular their A+ Team with DeMarco and Chuck. My move was stress free and easy as pie because I used 404 Movers.... Thank You 404 Movers!!! Mrs. Chuck White Dunwoody, Georgia :)
404 Movers404 Movers
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
Thumbtack Customer
I have not logged onto this account in some time. But since Thumbtack is requesting a review of the last contractor I used, here you go... Long story short. I hired 404 Movers in September, 2014. I placed a stop payment on check the day after move and sent a partial payment the same week. Basically for property damages, lost tools and what I felt to be excessive charges (4 men / 9 hours). It escalated to the point of 404 Movers contacting their attorney and we have since settled out of court. Below is the email I shared with my attorney in September, 2014. At the moving site, I was very disappointed with the movers’ lack of organization which became very unprofessional. They did not bring the packing materials that were needed to protect my furniture. They did not have standard tools for disassembling furniture and asked me to use my tools. And it took four men nine hours, totaling 36 hours to move me; not including packing. To add insult to injury, after the movers left, I discovered that they did not do what I asked them to do. They did not pack my storage unit as I instructed, i.e., where I could have easy access to selected boxes and furniture. Upon arriving at the apartment unit and because the 10th hour was upon us, I instructed movers to leave all boxes in living room and to not distribute boxes to various rooms or to assemble furniture. I did not want to be charged additional hours for slow labor. I am still reassembling items myself. The movers lost many of the parts and screws to my furniture and I am still replacing them. And the worst part is that they damaged furniture. Some of the solid wood items have scratches and cracks and the piano has extensive damages. I have yet to find some of the tools and parts to assemble beds and flat screen TV. It has been two weeks since the move and I am still discovering damage that the movers caused to my furniture. Because I cannot move heavy furniture myself, I will have to pay another moving company to organize my storage unit so I can gain access to all items. There may be additional damage to furniture/belongings I have yet to discover. I'm still trying to straighten out the mess they made in my home and storage unit. Please note that I submitted the same move requirements to several moving companies and received lower estimates. I shared with Mitch that I wanted to hire 4 men to speed up the process. I was quoted $399.80 from Stone Mountain Movers, $520 from Basik Movers and $858 from Atlanta Peach Movers. Hourly rate and the number of men varying. I asked Mitch the approximate time it would take to complete move and he did not know. A few days after the move, I notified 404 Movers that I stopped payment on the check. I detailed my grievances in a letter (email) to them. I sent them a cashier’s check for $417 as a reasonable settlement of this dispute. The $417 did not include the $100 deposit they received in advance. So I have since paid a total of $517.
404 Movers404 Movers
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