Local Movers

The Georgia Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division defines a local move as being a move that begins and ends within 50 miles. National van lines often perform some local moves, but their main priority is on national and international moving. Every major metropolitan area has a rich supply of local movers, locally owned and operated, reviewed on Google and Yelp, and whose priority is the local moves.

Local moving is best done with a local moving truck. Smaller than interstate tractor trailers, they are still very big while being more maneuverable on tight city streets. And in the case of local movers Mark the Mover, we try to offer more men to get the job done more quickly. Local moving trucks are well equipped with dollies and two wheelers, boxes, packing supplies and moving blankets.

When you look for a local moving company with good reviews in Atlanta, Mark the Mover is one of the local movers you will find. With more than four decades of helping local Atlanta households with their relocation needs, many happy customers have left us positive reviews. We thank our customers past and present that have spread the word when Mark the Mover has executed a job well done.

Atlanta movers with a priority for local moving include the three largest Georgia owned local moving companies. These companies are real small businesses with CEO’s that live in the community from where their employees come. Local moving companies often use permanent employees, as opposed to contract labor, which is less reliable. Real employees with fair wages and real benefits such as health, 401-k and vacation days. Real employees are just plain more reliable.

And real established local moving companies with real reviews from real customers. You can by looking at websites when they make up their testimonials. They show a picture of an actress from California and the review is just over the top, you would rather see your reviews on Yelp, where companies are watched and monitored to make sure they aren’t buying reviews or in some way circumventing the truthful happinstance of a real person who is a real customer leaving a real review.

So, when searching for local moving companies, you can’t go wrong with Mark the Mover.

How much do Movers cost?

The cost of a mover varies depending on several factors such as:

  • Distance of move
  • Size of household
  • Complexity of the move (difficulty accessing the property, stairs, heavy items, etc.)
  • Additional services (packing, unpacking, storage, etc.)

On average, a local move can cost around $150-$1,000, while a long-distance move can cost $2,000-$5,000 or more.

How much do local moving companies cost?

The cost of local moving companies can vary greatly, but on average it can range from $100 to $1,000 or more, depending on the size of your household and the services you require. The final cost is usually determined by the number of movers needed, the time it takes to move your belongings, and any additional services you may request (such as packing and unpacking).

Do “Multiple Quotes” from a company have a downside?

it’s important to keep in mind that lead aggregators may not always provide quotes from the best or most reputable moving companies. It’s also a good idea to do additional research on the companies you’re interested in, such as reading customer reviews, checking their licensing and insurance, and verifying their references. This can help you make an informed decision and ensure that you choose a moving company that meets your needs and budget.

Lead aggregators also charge a fee that will be included in your price. Sometimes fees are small, sometimes they

Should Moving Companies use contract labor?

Especially since the advent of Uber, the use of 1099 labor, or contract labor has gained popularity in the moving industry. However, the wisdom of using a contract labor company on a $25 transaction vs. a $2,500 transaction is debatable, as evidenced by efforts in California, for example, to restrict the ability of companies to use contract labor to provide employees fewer protections.

These independent contractors are issued 1099 tax forms rather than W-2 forms. They are considered self-employed and are responsible for paying their own taxes and benefits, such as social security and unemployment insurance, health insurance, 401-k and there are certainly no vacation benefits.

The classification of workers as independent contractors vs. employees can be a complex issue, and it’s important for the moving household to understand the implications before they hire a mover. If you have any concerns or questions about using temporary contract labor, and have selected a 1099 employer as your moving company, it’s a good idea to consult a tax professional or legal expert to assess your liability.

Storage Atlanta Metro

Mark the Mover offers full service household goods storage at two locations around Atlanta, Ga. We administer full inventories of stored items, we charge by the storage vault and for oversized items stored in our household goods storage racks. Billing is month to month, and all storage is temperature and humidity controller. We offer a small amount of premium low temperature storage, which is storage not to exceed 78 degrees temperature.

Storage at Mark the Mover is always handled by Mark the Mover employees. One of our competitors that is actually an internet marketing company, is actually just a commission scheme to take money off the top for using their website form. They engage a moving company to pick up and deliver your goods, and they engage a self storage place to store your goods. Their name rhymes with cry, hoarder.

When Mark the Mover handles your household goods storage, we pick it up, take an inventory, pad and pack your household goods in vaults and store it in one of our indoor secure household goods facilities. When you are ready, we use our trucks and our employees to retrieve your household goods from our warehouse, and we bring them to you. Moving and Storage Atlanta.