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Best Moving Companies in Asheville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Asheville Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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500 Pace Lane, Asheville, NC 28806

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Google
5.0 (475)
Facebook
5.0 (46)
Yelp
4.5 (15)

Why choose this provider?

Asheville Area Movers provides residential and commercial moving services in the Asheville area. Fully licensed and insured movers facilitate local and long-distance relocations, help with packing, and tackle loading and unloading, as well as disassembling and reassembling all furniture. Available moving supplies include moving boxes, wardrobe boxes, packing paper, tape, shrink wrap, moving blankets, and hand trucks. Prospective customers can obtain a free, instant quote via the Asheville Area Movers website.

  • Long Distance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Packing

14 Greenleaf Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

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5.0 (65)
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5.0 (9)
Yelp
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Rye Moving & Packing serves the home transfer needs of Asheville residents. The residential moving company's team handles various moving tasks for clients, including packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, disassembly, and assembly. The moving professionals are also trained to handle antique furniture, hot tubs, swing sets, pool tables, and pianos. They accommodate both short-distance and long-distance moves. The crew handles large homes, two-bedroom homes, and three-to-four-bedroom homes. Rye Moving & Packing has over a decade of experience in the moving industry.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

15 Weston Road, Arden, NC 28704

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4.4 (79)
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3.8 (47)
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1.5 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Carey Moving & Storage offers moving solutions to commercial and residential customers in the Asheville area. Founded in 1907 and still family-owned and operated, this large, full-service company employs over 175 team members. It provides services such as local, long-distance, and even international moving, employee relocation, vehicle transport, and relocation of fine art and other valuable and unusual items in a climate-controlled environment, as well as local senior moving. Initial quotes are free of charge.

  • Long Distance
  • Local

250 Weaverville Road, Asheville, NC 28804

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4.5 (86)
Yelp
3.0 (13)

Why choose this provider?

Gasperson Moving & Storage assists Asheville residents with local, interstate, and international residential moves. The family-owned business offers moving solutions that are customized according to clients' needs. Its team is trained to properly pack, load, and transport belongings. Its movers also have immediate access to a wide range of equipment, supplies, tools, and trucks. Gasperson Moving & Storage, which has been in service for more than a century, offers basic liability and full replacement value insurance.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

1275 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC 28715

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4.4 (30)
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5.0 (12)
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3.0 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Smith Dray Line is a moving company that has been in business since 1911, providing residential and commercial customers with dependable moving services near Asheville. Its moving services include the packing of fragile possessions, custom crating, free stretch wrapping of furniture, and disassembly or reassembly of large items. It offers shipping services for moving pianos, medical equipment, fine art, and trade show items. Smith Dray Line also has climate-controlled storage units available for storing household valuables.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Packing

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.