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Are you looking to relocate to the Charlotte, North Carolina area? Perhaps you are here already and need to move the contents of your home or office to a different neighborhood or to another city or state. Let's assume that renting a truck and doing it yourself is not an option. You may have more belongings than you have time to pack, load and transport. If you're older or disabled in some way, such hard labor may also not be advisable or possible. In any of these scenarios, you are going to need a good moving company to get your belongings to your destination.

Finding Good Movers

Whatever your specific needs, you require movers that you can trust not to damage your belongings while transporting them. You also have to know that they're reliable and will show up when they say they will. They should be insured, so you're covered for damage or loss just in case the unthinkable does happen. Finally, the best movers in the world are useless to you if you can't afford them.

There are a number of factors you can look at to find good movers when moving from or to Charlotte NC. One thing to look at is experience. How long have they been in business? If they are brand new and have practically no experience, you may want someone else to be their guinea pig.

If a moving company has been around for a while, they should have done many residential and office relocation already. You should perform the same simple checks that you would before choosing a restaurant to go out to. Check online for user reviews. Some good suggestions are Google reviews, Facebook reviews, Yelp and Angie's List. A particular moving company may not be in all of these places, but you should be able to find reviews for them in at least a couple of review sites online.

Here's the list of 5 top-rated movers in Charlotte NC:

  1. Road Haugs Moving & Storage
  2. Citywide Moving Systems
  3. EE Ward Moving and Storage
  4. Faithful Moving & Storage Company
  5. Grove Stars Moving


Moving Tips

We'll give some specific recommendations for movers in the Charlotte NC area further below, but let's go over some moving tips first. Moving is always going to be at least a little bit of a pain in the neck. It takes time, money as well as some organization and planning. To make moving less of a headache, try to keep the following ideas in mind.

Clean Out Before Moving

It goes without saying that having less stuff to move makes moving easier. If there's any weeding out you need to do, it certainly makes sense to do it before starting to pack and calling movers. Most movers will estimate the cost of a move by the total quantity and weight of what you have. Hold a garage sale or yard sale. You may have to hold several as you clean out stuff over time and find new things to get rid of.

Stay Organized While Packing

This step depends on whether you'll be handling your own packing at all. Many professional moving companies will offer packing as a service. If you're doing it, be organized in terms of what belongings you put into what boxes. Randomly throwing stuff into boxes at your current place may make packing faster, but you'll be setting up a nightmare for yourself on the other end when getting unpacked and settled in. Clearly mark the types of things in each box with a marker. Also, put heavy items in smaller boxes, so you won't give one of your movers a hernia. Get things you don't use regularly packed as early as possible, so you won't face a time crunch right before the movers are supposed to arrive.

Plan Enough Time to Get Settled at Your Destination

Getting settled in a new home takes time. Make sure you allow for this before you find yourself back at work in your new city and bogged down with other things to do. You also may need time to handle various tasks unrelated to setting up your new house especially if you're in a new state now. For just one example, you'll need to go to the local Department of Motor Vehicles to get a new driver's license.

Line up Utilities at Your New Home

You don't want to arrive at your new house or apartment only to find that you have to wait a couple of days for the water, gas or electricity to be turned on. As soon as you have a concrete move-in date at the new place, call and schedule utilities to be turned on. Also, schedule their shut off at the home you're moving out of! You don't want to find yourself paying for the first couple days of water or electricity for the new resident.

Getting Estimates From Moving Companies

The first thing to point out about the above headline is that it reads moving “companies” not “company.” Get an estimate from at least three or four movers for the cost of your move. Some companies will have an online estimate form you can fill out. It will ask questions such as the number of bedrooms of your current place and may also ask you to list out all of your furniture. The more information you provide the more accurate the quote should be.


Best-Rated Charlotte Moving Companies

Let's get down to some specific recommendations for good moving companies in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The five companies we recommend have experience as residential and commercial movers and offer local and long-distance moving services. All of them also offer storage services to their customers.

Road Haugs Moving & Storage

With a 4.9-star average rating on Google reviews from 80 customers, you'll know you can trust the people at Road Haugs to get your belongings to the destination intact. This is a family-owned company that was started by the father of the man who currently owns it. They can handle any size move from a studio apartment to a huge mansion and everything in between. They can handle the packing for you too.


Citywide Moving Systems

Winner of an Angie's List Super Service Award for 2018, this moving company knows how to make its customers happy. If you're looking for experienced movers, you can take comfort in the fact that Citywide Moving Systems has been serving the Charlotte area for over 23 years. They pride themselves on hiring competent and courteous movers who will meet any special requests you may have.


EE Ward Moving and Storage

This moving company is an agent for North American Van Lines. They go a step beyond the local or national moving services of most of the companies on this list by adding international capabilities. No moving company beats them for experience since they were founded back in the horse and wagon days of 1881. They handle residential moves with ease. They're also experts at large moves. In addition to relocating offices, they can move industrial businesses. For professionalism and experience, you should definitely add EE Ward Moving and Storage to any list of companies to get a moving estimate from.


Faithful Moving & Storage Company

Equally proficient at local and long-distance moves, the team at Faithful Moving and Storage are careful every step of the way. When packing, they ensure the furniture and any valuable items are properly wrapped for protection. They also use moving pads, so nothing arrives at your destination with a nick or scratch. Beyond being a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau, this moving company is a member of the North Carolina Movers Association and the American Moving and Storage Association. In addition to packing and unpacking, they offer loading and unloading services if you already have a truck and need help with the labor.


Grove Stars Moving

The team at Grove Stars Moving pride themselves on providing completely customized services that accommodate all of their customers' needs. For those with fairly simple requirements, they also offer a variety of moving packages with set prices and service levels. They vary based on whether you're moving locally or nationally, how many movers you need and other variables. Founded in 2014, they may not have as much experience as some others on this list, but they strive to make up for it with excellent customer service.


Minimize Your Stress

Moving is hard enough without being taken advantage of by unethical operators or hiring amateurs who break that beautiful mirror or precious piece of furniture that's been in the family forever. The above tips and list of suggested companies should make your move much easier, so you can start enjoying your new home that much quicker.

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