Atlanta is full of choices when it comes moving services and moving companies. All of these choices can be very confusing, but there are many things that are standard in the moving industry and it all boils down to what your expectations are and the budget you have for your move.
There are " moving services" and "moving companies." "Moving Companies have a " physical " location and usually offer a wide variety of services that include, moving and storage, services for local moving and long distance moving, packing services, moving help and moving labor for loading and unloading P.O.D.S, , moving trucks, and storage facility and general labor.
A "full service" move may include an assessment of the locations involved and an estimate to determine costs. Final costs usually will vary based on hours worked, materials used, services offered, distanced traveled and some other factors depending on whether its a local or long distance move and if its residential or commercial. Local Moves are based on an hourly rate in the State of Georgia. Long Distance Moves are based on the distance and weight of the shipment along with several other factors. Prices in this category will be similar for almost all "moving companies" because the industry is government regulated for residential moving.
Moving Help Services are usually requested by customers who do not need movers with a truck.
Such services are very popular with customers who plan to rent a truck. Costs are usually based on an hourly rate and travel fee which is set by the company or service you hire.
If full service moving is affordable for you, it is the preferred way to go. Many companies have move planner for people with large scale moves to help coordinate the process and relieve you of the stress of trying to figure out what to do and manage the rest of your life.
For customers with a smaller budget, it is best to consider hiring a "moving labor " service and rental a truck yourself if one is needed. This is usually a big money saver for larger moves.
Regardless of whether you choose a moving company or moving service, do your research and have reasonable expectations for your move. This will ensure that you get your money's worth and get the best quality service for your situation.