The Best Moving Companies in Charlotte

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, we’ve found the best moving companies for you. We analyzed the services, customer reviews, and costs for more than 20 movers in Charlotte. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
You Move Me Charlotte
Our Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
pro Container moves
con Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
pro DIY truck-rental moves
con Customer loads and drives truck

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option. Learn more.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost. Learn more.

Moving truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot. Learn more.


The best long-distance movers in Charlotte

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving to a new home outside of North Carolina, we recommend these movers.
Best long-distance moving company
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    30 days free storage
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    🔥15% senior discount
Best premium services
Best for customizable services
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    A la carte services
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Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
4
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Charlotte

If you’re moving to a new home in Charlotte or somewhere else in North Carolina, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
Learn More
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly and disassembly
- Local moves
800-926-3900
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
800-442-6863
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
704-492-5311
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
704-620-2154
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
704-307-4417

Best moving container companies in Charlotte

Move.org analyzed approximately 8,000 customer reviews and 300 quotes over 3 years to find the best moving container companies in the US.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
$1,370$4,300866-229-4120
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$1,940$4,240800-722-5728
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$1,500$3,880888-947-7974
4 out of 5 stars
4
$1,870$5,030844-362-5303
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
$1,730$4,100800-468-4285

Best truck rental companies in Charlotte

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies in the country.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$328$1,944844-847-9577
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$28$2,080800-462-8343
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$39$1,946800-468-4285
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$130N/A888-736-8387
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$324$2,337N/A
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What to know about moving in Charlotte

What’s the cost of living in Charlotte?

The average resident of Charlotte, North Carolina pays $1,627 a month in living costs with $1,030 going to rent and the rest divided between food, utilities, and gas for their car.1 This (barely) puts Charlotte on the cheaper end of our rankings of cities with the cheapest living costs.

It’s worth noting that these costs are per person, so families in Charlotte pay much more to live in Queen City.

Can you live on minimum wage in Charlotte?

Despite its relatively low living costs, Charlotte is actually one of the least livable cities for minimum wage earners. This is because the city hasn’t raised its minimum wage above the federally mandated $7.25 an hour, something which all the best cities for minimum wage earners have done.

We’ve found that a Charlotte resident making minimum wage would have to work roughly 150 hours every month simply to pay rent.2 When you factor in other necessary costs like food and utilities, it becomes clear that Charlotte isn’t an affordable option if you haven’t landed a moderately well-paying job.

How much do homes cost in Charlotte?

The median home value in the Charlotte metro area is $200,000,3 which isn’t terribly high considering the size of its population. Many cities with half or less as many people have much higher home values, so if you want to live in a big city, you could do worse than Charlotte.

Still, there are plenty of other large cities where homes go for much cheaper on average. If you’re looking to buy your first home and searching for an affordable city, read our list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers.

How long does a local move take?

On average, local moves out of studio apartments or single bedroom homes take 2–3 hours, moves out of 3-bedroom homes take 4–6 hours, and moves from 5-bedroom homes take 7+ hours.4

However, these are just averages, not predictions. The amount of time your local move will take depends on a lot of factors:

  • The size of your home or apartment
  • How many movers are in your crew
  • The amount of stuff you have
  • How much packing you do before moving day
  • How many stairs your movers have to climb
  • How close your movers can park
  • How long any extra services take

Because of how unique these factors are for every move, it’s difficult to predict exactly how long any move will take without knowing the specifics.

Still, since local moves are often billed by the hour, it’s important to make time estimates when you budget. This handy resource from 2 Brothers Moving & Delivery can help you approximate how long your move will take.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “The Least and Most Affordable Big Cities for Minimum Wage Earners,” June 18, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  4. Adam Sweet, “How Long Does it Take to Move?” Accessed February 10, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.