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When you think about moving to North Carolina, you would be concerned about the safety of your household belongings. Your home has a wide range of belongings, both special and precious. And reaching them at the new home intact is your priority. But whom to assign the task – that is the challenge here.

Do not worry as MoverJunction is here to help you. We have a network of top-rated moving companies in North Carolina from where you can select one based on multiple factors such as quotes, services, and potential to handle special items.

What makes MoverJunction special is the trustworthiness that we promise. We have only properly licensed, insured, and BBB-certified movers in North Carolina and this confirms that no harm happens to your belongings during the transit.

Why should I select moving companies from MoverJunction?

We have a successful track record spread over 10 years, where we have helped over 1 million people in the US move their homes, both locally and long-distance. As we are aware of the demands of every customer aspiring to move and what is best for each one, our network only consists of moving companies that satisfy the specific standards.

Our pool consists of moving companies in North Carolina

  • With a clean track record
  • With DOT Number
  • With MC Number
  • Properly insured
  • Qualified to move special items

Benefits of using MoverJunction.com

  • A nationwide network of moving companies
  • BBB rated movers
  • Licensed professional moving companies
  • Pre-Screened moving companies
  • Hassle-free moving quotes comparison
  • Several Moving Options available under one roof

How to find moving companies on MoverJunction?

You’ve got 2 ways to find moving companies in North Carolina on MoverJunction

  • Pick a mover from our extensive Movers Directory yourself and contact it as you need, or
  • Allow us to match up to 4 moving companies instantly and save your time.

Our Mover’s Directory is simple to use. Click the ‘city you want to move to’ and scroll down. A list of the best moving companies in that specific location will appear on the screen.

Click on one specific moving company and its details will show up on the screen.

The details will include the type of services – whether it is offering just local moving or deliver both local and long-distance moving services, the MC and DOT numbers, and the year of establishment.

While based on the type of service, you can identify whether the mover in North Carolina fits your demand, the MC and DOT numbers prove its authenticity and the year of establishment speaks about the experience in handling special items.

In addition, the Movers Directory will also display both the working days and working hours of the mover that will help you know when to contact the moving company in North Carolina for a specific purpose. When you are told that your household stuff will reach the new house within specific working days, you can easily calculate the date you’ll receive your stuff as you already know the working days.

Though you may hire a moving company in North Carolina while moving within the state or moving here from a neighboring state like South Carolina, Virginia, or Kentucky, this may not work while relocating here from a faraway state, especially from the other side of the US, such as from Nevada, Idaho, Washington, or Arizona. In such cases, a moving company from your location would be your choice. As our network has movers from every state in the US, it is possible for you to hire a professional company from your state and the process is just the same as we talked about in North Carolina.

How much does it cost to move to North Carolina?

To give an exact long-distance moving cost is a challenge as it is determined by multiple factors, such as your current location, the destination you are moving to, the volume of household belongings you move, the season you move, and the type of moving service.

North Carolina is spread over 53, 819 square miles and you might be moving here from a nearby state (Kentucky, Georgia, or Tennessee) or a faraway state (Arizona, Washington, Oregon, or Montana) and based on the distance, there will be a big difference in the moving cost.

Here’s an approximate moving cost from different states to North Carolina

From State Studio/1 bedroom 2-3 bedroom 4+ bedroom
Illinois$900-$1,420$1,460-$2,180$2,130-$3,070
Washington$2,290-$3,200$2,990-$4,130$3,800-$5,190
Texas$1,280-$1,910$1,870-$2,710$2,590-$3,650
Ohio$900-$1,420$1,460-$2,180$2,140-$3,070
Connecticut$1,060-$1,630$1,640-$2,410$2,330-$3,320
Iowa$1,100-$1,680$1,680-$2,460$2,370-$3,380
Michigan$1,130-$1,720$1,710-$2,500$2,410-$3,420
Nevada$2,100-$2,960$2,780-$3,870$3,570-$4,910
Virginia$530-$950$1,060-$1,670$1,700-$2,510
Arizona$1,730-$2,490$2,370-$3,350$3,130-$4,340
These numbers are based on past moves data collected by MoverJunction and are a rough estimate of how much you can expect to pay. For more accurate pricing, specific to your move, use our moving cost calculator to request Free Moving Quotes.

What are the factors that decide the moving cost to North Carolina?

You need to consider the following factors while making a moving estimate to North Carolina:

  • Size of the move:

    When you move to a new home in North Carolina, the volume of household items is a major factor in deciding the moving cost. The larger volume your stuff is, the costlier the moving quote will be.

  • Distance between your origin and destination:

    The distance you move to relocate the home is vital in determining the final moving cost.

  • Packing services:

    A moving company will provide packing services and will bring different packing materials on the moving day but it will add the cost of packing materials to the total moving cost.

  • Moving add-ons:

    On the moving day, you may require the company to take up some additional tasks, which may include disassembling and reassembling furniture or moving specialty items and the professional company would bring in stretch wrap, felt pads, and mattress bags for the purpose. And your final moving bill will include the price for every additional service you received.

  • Storage:

    When the new home in North Carolina is smaller in size, you may require additional storage space and the best way is to hire a storage unit in North Carolina. Maybe the moving company in North Carolina will offer you a storage unit but the rent will be added to the final moving cost.

  • Moving date:

    Most people plan to move home in summer as the days are longer and sunny. For this reason, summer is a peak season for moving companies in North Carolina and you may not get a good discount on moving quotes. Instead, it would be costlier to move in summer. You can plan the move in winter when the business will be low and moving companies would prefer providing you good discounts.

  • Insurance:

    Taking additional insurance against the household items that you move is a wise decision but you need to remember that the premium would be added to the total moving cost.

How much does a local move cost in North Carolina?

For a mover in North Carolina, any move within the state or less than a 100-mile radius is a local move. Also, the cost for local moving is calculated differently, on an hourly basis. This means a local moving cost is based on the number of laborers work plus the hours taken to complete the task.

While you relocate a home locally in North Carolina, you would require spending between $50 and $75 per mover per hour to move an average home. When you require a minimum of 2 laborers and 2 hours in addition to the 1 hour drive time to relocate the home, you would need to pay for at least 3 hours for 2 movers. And you would need to spend a minimum between $250 and $300 unless your move needs more hours or more people.

To get a clearer picture of moving cost within North Carolina, consider the following:

No. of bedrooms No. of movers and hours Approximate cost
1 bedroom2 movers and 3 hours$250-$500
2 bedroom3 movers and 5 hours$300-$750
3 bedroom4 movers and 7 hours$500-$1200
4 bedroom5 movers and 9 hours$1,200-$4,000
However, you need to remember that these are just approximate costs and the real costs may vary based on different factors.

To know more about local moving costs, read the MoverJunction guide on local moving quotes.

What are some ways to move locally within North Carolina State?

When you are in North Carolina and want to move long-distance or cross-country, your options may be limited. But moving within the state is easy and you’ve got many options that are cheaper as well. To move within the state, you don’t even require a professional moving company but can plan the entire process yourself.

Different ways to move somewhere inside North Carolina

  • Hire a full-service or partial moving service company

    In North Carolina, you can entrust the task to move the home to a full-service moving company. The moving company will take up every task related to the moving, including the packing of your belongings, loading the truck, unloading it, and unpacking the belongings at the new home and will relieve you from the anguish of moving, Also, it will make the entire moving process, fast, easy, and smooth.

    However, a full-service moving company in North Carolina may a little costlier, considering the services it delivers. In that case, you can hire a partial moving service company, which is cheaper but will provide the moving professional touch.

  • Hire a truck and load it with your stuff

    You can take a truck on rental and drive it to the new home filling it with your household belongings. This way of moving the home is affordable as the only cost you need to spend here is the truck rental, which may come between $30 and $47 per day plus the fuel cost.

  • Hire a portable container

    When you don’t feel like driving a truck to the new home but want to move within a budget, hire a portable container that will be delivered to your doorstep a day before the moving date. One of the benefits of portable moving containers is that you can fill them at your convenience. The moving company will deliver your portable moving container to the new address in a few days. Usually, a portable container in North Carolina may cost you about $400 to $500 to move your belongings within 50 miles.

  • Rent a tow behind cargo or utility trailer

    In North Carolina, you can even hire a utility trailer to fill your household items into it and can drive to the new home towing it behind your vehicle. However, your vehicle must have a trailer hitch and the stuff should also be limited.

  • Move the stuff in your car

    When the stuff you need to move is just limited, squeeze them in your car with open seats, floors, and a trunk. When the belongings are more than what can fit into a car, take the help of a friend and his car.

Best ways to move between North Carolina and another state?

You’ve got many options to move locally in North Carolina but moving outside the state is completely different and a little complicated.

Your moving options are based on how far you’re moving and how many household items you have.

While moving within the state, the DIY method was a good option but do not try this when you are moving cross-country as the truck rental to drive through multiple states is highly expensive. Also, you would need to spend a big amount on fuel plus the hassles on the road are extra.

This leaves you just two options:

Full Service Moving:

You can entrust the moving task to a full-service moving company in North Carolina as it will take up the responsibility to pack the belongings, load the truck, and unload it at the new home. The moving process will become easier and hassle-free. Also, you will save a lot of time when a professional company will take up the task.

Partial Moving Services:

Despite a full-service mover being a good option, people do not prefer it for the cost factor. Instead, a partial moving service company is considered a safe option for it being affordable and services being professional.

Can I get moving quotes on MoverJunction?

Yes, you can get up to 4 moving quotes on MoverJunction. Always remember that our services are not limited to just providing the moving company names, instead, we also provide up to 4 moving quotes which can be compared to pick the best-suited one. Also, there is a free cost calculator to get an accurate moving cost estimate.

What should I consider while hiring a moving company?

You hire a moving company in North Carolina to safely move the household belongings, which include both expensive items and special items to the new home hundreds of miles away. To ensure that your household belongings are in safe hands, verify the background of the mover. The company also needs a license to move the home interstate.

Also check the profile of a moving company on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), whether it is accredited by the BBB. There are a few movers that switch names frequently to evade the authorities and you need to confirm that there have been no name changes in the past.

You are fortunate that a mover in North Carolina hired through MoverJunction is properly licensed and registered.

However, in case you’re hiring a mover in North Carolina outside us, you need to confirm:

  • The original name, address, and phone number
  • Company web address and email address
  • Point of contact information
  • License and registration details
  • BBB-license details
  • Proof of valid insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

When should I begin contacting moving companies?

A moving company must be contacted at least 6 weeks in advance. Moving is always a long process and you should begin early. When you approach moving companies – there will be at least 4 – each moving company will send a representative to your home. He will take a visual survey of your household belongings. Post the survey, you need to negotiate with different movers and finalize the deal, which will take at least 3 weeks. The earlier you begin the process, the better your chance for a decent and affordable quote is.

What are the points I should note while hiring a moving company?

When you approach a moving company in New Carolina, you need to consider:

  • Reputation
  • Insurance
  • The company’s policy
  • Experience
  • Cost of service
  • Cancellation policy
  • Referrals

What do I do with my animals on the moving day?

Make sure that animals are in their cat/dog carrier before the movers arriving at the home. Animals are curious and can get underfoot. If your dog isn’t good around strangers please have them tied up or in their carrier. The moving company cannot transport any live animal; no dogs, cats, fish, or reptiles are allowed in the truck.

Should I keep the dress drawers empty?

No, your dress drawers can stay full but be sure to remove any breakables.

Do moving companies move frozen food?

If you are moving locally, frozen foodstuff can be okay to stay in the freezer for approximately 4 hours and the moving team will have no problem moving it. Make sure the movers know about it and the freezer is one of the last things that are loaded onto the removal vehicle so it can be offloaded first.

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