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Long Distance Moving Services
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Birmingham's Premier
Long Distance Moving Company


Welcome to Motivated Movers, where we turn the challenge of long-distance moving into a seamless and stress-free experience. Our team is dedicated to handling every aspect of your move with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that you can look forward to settling into your new home with peace of mind.

Personalized Service

Personalized Service

Receive tailored support from our dedicated estimators and crew leads, ensuring your move is handled with the attention it deserves.

Consistent Communication

Consistent Communication

Stay informed with regular updates from our team, giving you peace of mind from start to finish.

Flexible and Reliable

Flexible and Reliable

We adapt to the unexpected, providing solutions that ensure your items arrive safely and on time.

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Our commitment to the safety of your belongings and our team is unwavering, no matter the distance.

Local Moving VS
Long Distance Moving


Transitioning to a new home is a significant moment, whether it's across town or across state lines. With a long-distance move, the elements remain largely the same as a local move, but with a few key distinctions. For instance, when a move starts, ends or passes through one of our markets (say, from New Orleans to Mobile) it falls under our long-distance moving services. Our long-distance services are tailored to cover greater distances. This means we focus even more on meticulous planning and clear communication to ensure we meet your schedule and handle your belongings with the utmost care, no matter the miles involved.

We also recognize that a long-distance move often involves more than just transporting items; it's about carefully managing the transition of your life from one place to another. That's why we offer additional services such as professional packing and storage solutions, and we collaborate with trusted move managers to alleviate the stress of organizing your relocation.

Motivated Movers is here for all your moving needs.

Our Long Distance Moving Process


Discover why our customers trust us across the state or across the country. Our reviews speak volumes about the care and dedication we bring to every move. Learn how we turn the daunting task of long distance moving into a seamless, stress-free experience by reading firsthand accounts from those we've served.

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Initial Quote
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Initial Quote

Start your moving journey by getting an initial quote that suits your schedule and needs. Call us (205-995-7585) or use our online form to get started. Either method will allow our move managers to give you an idea of the move’s cost based on a few basic factors.

Detailed Estimate
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Detailed Estimate

For larger moves, complicated moves, or for commercial moving, we may require a detailed estimate. This can be done through a variety of methods that are designed for your convenience.

Book your move
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Book your move

Once you have your estimate booking your move is the next step. Confirm your moving date and details with us, and we'll ensure everything is set for a seamless transition. Our team is here to make this process as smooth as possible.

Get Ready for Moving Day
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Get Ready for Moving Day

Preparation is key to a stress-free move. But don't worry! Your dedicated move manager will provide you with all the information and tips you need to get ready for the big day. From packing advice to day-of expectations, we've got you covered.

Move Out
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Move Out

On moving day, you can sit back and watch our professional team in action. Our skilled movers handle your belongings with care and efficiency, ensuring everything is moved safely to your new home.

Travel to your destination
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Travel to your destination

Whether it’s 2 hours or 2 days, our move lead will be in constant communication with you throughout the travel phase. Rest assured that your items are safely making their way to your new home.

Welcome Home
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Welcome Home

Once at your destination, join our team as we follow your cues to carefully unload all of your belongings into your new home. Our goal is to leave you completely satisfied and stress-free, ready to start your new chapter. We’re here for any questions or issues with your move experience. With Motivated Movers Birmingham, you're in good hands from start to finish.

How much does Long Distance Moving Cost?


The cost of moving into, out of, or through Birmingham depends on a number of factors, similar to local moving. One key difference is the distance between your old and new home. Longer distances require more drive time, sometimes even requiring the move to span multiple days. Each move is unique, so we aim to understand your specific needs for an accurate estimate. For long distance moving, we require a detailed estimate, allowing our estimator to assess your move directly and avoid unexpected costs or missed expectations.

Common Question
What factors affect the cost of a move?
Motivated Movers is here for all your moving needs.

We're built on
customer success


Discover why our customers trust us time and again for their moving needs. Our reviews speak volumes about the care and dedication we bring to every move. Learn how we turn the daunting task of moving into a seamless, stress-free experience by reading firsthand accounts from those we've served.

We used this company for an 8.5 hour job today moving large bulky items-some more than 400lb, movie theatre chairs and furniture upstairs.
Bri Bond
5 stars

2 weeks ago

We used this company for an 8.5 hour job today moving large bulky items-some more than 400lb, movie theatre chairs and furniture upstairs.

This was a very undesirable job for anyone! 3 young gentlemen showed up and we had to beg them multiple times to please drink water or stop long enough to eat a just slice of pizza. They were like machines! They wasted no time at all! They didn’t stop for a break or lunch and we’re so joyful to work. These gentlemen had phenomenal manners always using yes sir/ma’am. They had enduring work ethics that you very rarely see today! Also- the price was very competitive! When it was time to pay we weren’t surprised with a more expensive bill and we weren’t hassled over hidden fees! I’m a realtor and will be referring all of my clients to them!! We were located in Tanner Alabama And Bham people came to save the day!

This is the second time I’ve hired this company with local moves and both times have been great, with different guys doing the work on the two occasions.
Danica Reaves
5 stars

2 weeks ago

This is the second time I’ve hired this company with local moves and both times have been great, with different guys doing the work on the two occasions.

Today it was Chris and Desmond and they were careful, kind, and patient. They really went the extra mile trying to (fruitlessly) get my dryer into my laundry space. It’s not their fault that they couldn’t make it fit, and they sincerely did their very best. Again - wonderful people. I can’t say enough!

This was an amazing moving experience!!!
Debra Marshall
5 stars

a week ago

This was an amazing moving experience!!!

The movers were on time, careful with my belongings, didn't waste any time, professional and very nice!!! I'm so happy with my decision, it was worth every penny for the peace of mind and time saved!!! My move was complete in less than 5 hours.

two easy ways to move, one less thing to worry about


We offer a variety of ways to start your move. In a hurry? Give us a call. Online quotes are quick and easy to get started. All of our estimates are fast and free!

Online Quote

Online Quote

Submit your info to get a quote started today. Smaller moves can be quoted in less than 1 business hour!

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Give us a call

Give us a call

Direct interaction with our experienced estimators is just a call away.

(205) 995-7585

Customer satisfaction defines our service quality

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Motivated Movers
1969-A Chandalar Dr, Pelham, AL 35124, USA
(205) 995-7585
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Frequently Asked Questions


Have questions about moving? We have answers! Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about our moving services and how we can help you with your next move.

How accurate is an initial quote for long distance moving?

Initial quotes, while accurate, are limited by the amount of information made available to the estimator. Typically in an initial estimate certain assumptions are made about the home, its contents, the readiness of the customer for the move, and limiting factors such as access or specialty needs. The purpose of an initial quote is to give a quick ballpark of the move costs based on the limited information given to the estimator. For simple moves, this is almost always accurate enough because of the years of experience we have in estimating. However, for complex moves, and especially long-distance moves, a detailed estimate is required in order to work through the necessary details and circumstances surrounding the move. For long-distance moving, an initial estimate can be a great way to ensure that a customer has the budget necessary to get professional moving services for their long-distance move. While the initial estimate won’t be exact, it can help the customer see if they are aware of the expected costs.

I live out of the area, can I get a detailed estimate

While one of our virtual methods are preferred for out-of-area customers, in certain circumstances an in-person estimate can be arranged. In these cases, we will arrange for the travel of an estimator to your location to provide a detailed estimate. This is typically reserved for larger moves, moves with high value items, or moves with special circumstances. In this special case, all out of area travel will be at the expense of the customer.

Can I reserve a moving date?

Yes, you can reserve a moving date by booking your move after you have received an estimate from one of our move coordinators. The sooner you can inform Motivated Movers about your moving needs, the better the company can serve you. It's recommended to make a booking as soon as you have a signed contract on your new home.

What should I do to prepare for moving day?

Preparing for moving day involves several steps and careful planning. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process:

  • Pack your items carefully: If you are packing your belongings yourself, use good-quality boxes that are sturdy and can withstand weight. Make sure to pack your boxes correctly, filling them in a way that maximizes space and minimizes potential damage. For example, heavier items should go at the bottom and lighter items on top. Don't overfill your boxes, as this can make them too heavy to lift and more likely to break.
  • Avoid used boxes: Used boxes can be weak and prone to breakage, which can result in loss or damage to your items. It's best to invest in new, sturdy boxes to ensure the safety of your belongings.
  • Label your boxes: Clearly label your boxes on multiple sides with the room they belong to and a brief description of the contents. This will make unpacking easier and help the movers know where to place each box in your new home.
  • Keep areas clean and clutter-free: Ensure that the areas the movers will need to access are clean and free from clutter. This includes hallways, stairways, and doorways. This not only speeds up the moving process but also ensures the safety of the movers.
  • Separate your important documents and valuables: Keep all important documents, such as passports, birth certificates, and financial documents, in a safe place that's separate from your moving boxes. You should also do the same for any valuable items, like jewelry or expensive electronics. These items should ideally be transported by you personally on moving day.
  • Pack an essentials bag: Pack a bag with all the essentials you'll need during the first day or two in your new home. This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, medication, phone chargers, basic kitchen utensils, and anything else you use daily. This will save you from having to rummage through boxes to find these items.
  • Prepare your boxes properly: When preparing your boxes, interlock the flaps and secure them with packing tape (not duct tape). Professional movers will do this for you if they're packing your items.
  • Cancel and set up all services in advance: Remember to cancel or transfer all your utilities and services, such as electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable, well in advance. You should also notify your post office, bank, insurance company, and any other relevant parties of your change of address.
  • Create a checklist: Make a room-by-room checklist to keep track of what needs to be packed and moved. This will help you stay organized and ensure that nothing is forgotten.
  • Pack less frequently used items early: Begin packing items that you use less frequently well in advance of your move. Everyday items can be packed closer to the moving day. This way, you won't disrupt your daily routine too much while still making progress in your packing.

Remember, the key to a successful moving day is preparation. By following these steps, you can ensure that your moving day goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

What should I expect on moving day?

On moving day, the moving crew will call you before they leave the office to give you an idea of when the move will begin. The bill for the move starts when the moving crew leaves the office. They will start by doing a walkthrough of your home, which allows them to plan the most efficient way to pack (if requested) and load your belongings. The moving crew will handle the disassembly and reassembly of beds and take TVs off their mounts for you. Unless instructed not to, they will blanket wrap all furniture items for protection and utilize their training to safely and efficiently move your items. If there are any items that need special attention, such as high-value or delicate pieces, they will ensure these are handled with extra care.

The crew will load your belongings onto the truck, carefully arranging them to maximize space and minimize movement during transit. They will then transport your items to your new location. Upon arrival, the crew will unload your belongings, placing them in the rooms as per your direction.

Throughout this process, the crew will be respectful, professional, and attentive to your needs. They are there to answer any questions you may have and to ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. At the end of the move, you will be asked to do a final walkthrough to ensure everything is to your satisfaction.

For an even more successful move, it is important to follow these guidelines:

  • Keep Kids and Pets Out of the Way: For their safety and to ensure a smooth moving process, it's best to arrange for children and pets to be somewhere else during the move. If this is not possible, designate a safe area for them to stay where they won't be in the way of the movers.
  • Ensure the Move Area is Accessible and Clutter-Free: Clear all pathways of any obstacles. This includes the area around your home such as driveways, sidewalks, and stairs. The moving crew should be able to move freely without tripping or stumbling over items. This not only speeds up the moving process but also ensures the safety of the movers and your belongings.
  • Try to Reduce Last-Minute Changes as Much as Possible: Last-minute changes can cause delays and increase the cost of your move. To avoid this, try to finalize your plans well in advance of moving day. If you do need to make changes, inform your moving company as soon as possible so they can adjust their plans accordingly.
  • Have a Knowledgeable Household Adult Standing By for Questions at All Times: If possible, have someone who is familiar with your belongings and your new home available during the move. This person can answer any questions the movers might have and provide guidance on where items should be placed in your new home. This can save time and prevent any confusion or miscommunication.

By following these guidelines, you can contribute to a more efficient and successful move. Remember, your moving crew is there to help and make your moving day as stress-free as possible. Your cooperation and preparation are key components to achieving this goal.

Remember, moving day can be a busy and exciting time. Having a professional moving crew can help reduce the stress and make the process smoother. With Motivated Movers, you can expect a team that is not only skilled in the physical aspects of moving but also committed to providing excellent customer service.

How long will my move take?

The length of your move can depend on several factors, such as the size of the move, the preparedness of the home and items, and whether packing services are used. It's best to discuss your specific situation with your dedicated estimator for a more accurate timeline. Your moving estimate will be the most accurate forecast of move duration available.

What if something unexpected happens during the move?

If something unexpected happens during your move, such as a delay, damage to your belongings, or any other issue, it's important to communicate with your moving company as soon as possible. The moving crew will be equipped to handle unexpected situations and will work with you to resolve any issues that may arise. Your satisfaction is a top priority, and the moving company will do everything possible to ensure a smooth and successful move.

For unexpected changes to the move date, arrival date, or the contents of the move, Motivated Movers may be forced to adjust the cost of the move. This is typically done on a case-by-case basis and is communicated to the customer as soon as possible. Motivated Movers will work with you to find a solution that is fair and reasonable for both parties.

What should I do if there was an issue with my move?

If there was an issue with your move, you should reach out to Motivated Movers directly. The company takes full responsibility for any damage caused to your home, regardless of the coverage plan selected for the contents being moved. We aim to make your move the best experience possible and will work with you to resolve any issues.

My movers were great! Should I leave a tip?

Tipping your movers is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for their hard work. It is not mandatory but it is certainly appreciated. The amount you decide to tip is entirely up to you and should reflect your level of satisfaction with their service and the moving process.

As a guideline, consider the complexity and size of your move, the quality of service, and the length of time the move took. A common rule of thumb is to tip between $10 - $20 per mover for a half day of work, and $20 - $40 per mover for a full day. For example, if you had a crew of three helping you with a move that took half a day, a good tip would be $30 - $60 in total or $10 - $20 per person.

If your move was particularly complex or challenging, involved large and heavy furniture, or if the movers provided exceptional service, you are welcome to tip more. It's also important to take into consideration the amount of care and effort the movers put into handling your belongings. If they went above and beyond to ensure your items were handled safely and efficiently, a higher tip would be a nice gesture.

You can tip either through the credit card on the bill or in cash, which is always welcome. If you decide to tip in cash, you can give it to the crew leader, who will distribute it among the crew, or give it individually to each mover.

Remember, tipping is a personal decision and there are no hard and fast rules. The most important thing is to show your appreciation for a job well done.

What factors affect the cost of a move?

There are a lot of factors can affect the cost of a move, including the size of the move, how well-prepared you are on the day of the move, and whether you use the company's packing services. Using inappropriate packing materials or containers can also make the move less efficient and potentially more costly. While not exhaustive, the list below are common factors that affect the cost of a move:

  • Number of rooms/bedrooms
  • Volume of belongings
  • Whether packing services are used
  • Distance between locations
  • Weather conditions on moving day
  • Traffic conditions between locations
  • Accessibility of both properties (e.g., stairs, elevators)
  • Size and weight of individual items (e.g., furniture, appliances)
  • Complexity of disassembling/reassembling furniture
  • Level of organization and readiness before the move begins

Looking to reduce the cost of your move? Ask your estimator what they recommend for a move that is efficient, safe, and organized.

How can I get an accurate estimate for my long-distance move?

Long distance moving is by its very nature a more complicated move, and therefore requires our detailed estimate process. Our estimators can give ballpark ranges for long distance moving, but only a detailed estimate, including a full inventory of the move, can provide an accurate price.

Does Motivated Movers handle long-distance moves that don't originate or end in one of your markets?

Yes, we do! We're equipped to manage moves that start, end, or pass through our markets. Not sure if your move qualifies? Contact us and we’ll let you know.

How far in advance should I schedule my long-distance move?

Ideally, you should schedule your move at least a month in advance. Our calendar can fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons, but we'll do our best to accommodate your timeline.

Can I track my belongings during the move?

While we don't offer real-time tracking, our crew leads will maintain clear communication about the status and location of your belongings.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of for a long-distance move?

Our booking fee for long-distance moves is $200. We have straightforward policies for cancellations and rescheduling, and we always communicate any additional fees upfront.

What happens if I have high-value artwork or special items?

We offer custom packing solutions for high-value or fragile items to ensure their safety. For long moves, we can arrange for an estimator to assess these items in person.

What kind of assistance will I have throughout the moving process?

You'll have a dedicated move manager from the get-go and a crew lead during the move itself. They'll be your points of contact for a smooth and supportive moving experience.

What kind of insurance and protection plans do you offer for long-distance moves?

We provide various coverage options to fit your needs. Discuss these with your estimator to determine the best fit for your peace of mind.

If I need storage options during my long-distance move, can Motivated Movers provide this?

Certainly! We offer secure, flexible storage solutions for both short and long-term needs.

What measures does Motivated Movers take to ensure the quality and training of their moving crew?

Our professionals are thoroughly trained and equipped to deliver a top-tier moving experience. We pride ourselves on having a compassionate and skilled team. Long distance moves often require our most experienced crew members to ensure that your belongings are handled with the utmost care.

What are the busiest times for moving, and how can I ensure I get the move date I want?

Summer and end-of-month are our busiest times. To secure your preferred date, reach out to us early with your move details.