Moving in and around Charlotte NC can be expensive. Many moving companies provide local, long-distance, interstate, and cross-country moving services. A local move, commonly called an intrastate move, requires a moving company to relocate your items within the same state. Inter-state/ Long-distance moves are quite different than local ones. The quotes from moving companies also change when the distance changes. If you are planning a move soon and are looking for budget estimates, this is the right blog for you.

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How Much Does Local and Long-Distance Moving Cost?


Local Moving-

Are you wondering how much the movers charge for local moves? Local movers charge an hourly rate that generally includes a moving truck, all the equipment, miscellaneous materials, and the movers.

The average cost of movers who help you in local moving depends on the number of boxes and the trucks required for the move. If your current residency does not have a lot of items that need packing, the cost will be less. You can ask moving companies to charge hourly too. This will automatically reduce the prices.

Now, it is common for homes to have ‘special items’. These special items require special care. For example, if you have expensive art objects in your home, that you will move locally, the movers will take special care of them. They will pack and settle it in the truck carefully so that no damage or harm occurs. The packing will also be different than the regular items. This will increase your budget even if the distance is short.

Your moving company may assign a team for your move or even 2/3 people. It depends upon how much packing, lifting, and loading needs to take place. If you have two people handling the move, average moving costs should be between $80 and $100 per hour. Keep in mind that this rate will change based on the company completing the move and the laws in the state governing the move. Most moving companies are required to hold a license. In the state of North Carolina, The NC Utilities Commission governs what moving companies can charge in the state North Carolina.

This range includes a rate of $25 to $50 per hour for each additional professional above 3 movers, as well as a truck/travel fee for moves of fewer than 100 miles. Moving one item like a car or piano costs $400 to $2,000, on top of general relocation expenses. The amount of personal property you’re moving will also impact your relocation budget.

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Long-Distance Moving

An interstate move is a long-distance move that typically traverses states. The American Moving and Storage Association states that the average cost to move across state lines can be anywhere between $4300 and $4800 with an average distance of about 1200 miles.

When it comes to cost to move across country, Most cross country moving companies will charge you based on the weight of your shipment and the distance to your new home but will probably charge you for several additional services and various fees as well.

During the height of the moving season (May September, weekends, holidays, first and last days of a month), your Charlotte moving company can charge you up to 20% more than their standard rates. Most companies will base their pricing on supply and demand. It’s always best to book your move sooner rather than later to ensure that you save the most money on your move.

Also if you are looking for a budget long-distance move, it is best to consider the off-seasons. When you book the services of a moving company in the less-rush seasons, the quotations that you will receive from them will suit your pockets. Now, if you are in a rush to relocate, then you won’t have a choice. But if things are in your control, try to shift when the rush is less.

To calculate other moving costs, you’ll need to factor in weight, mileage, and labor costs. Some common services or extras that will require additional costs include Packing services. As we mentioned earlier, several factors contribute to the total cost of your move. Try to find out about all of the potential charges before booking your local or long-distance move.

Remember, you have a lot of control over the variables that can increase or decrease the cost of hiring movers Raleigh NC.

Since it’s established that a big part of ‘how much do movers cost, depends upon your planning, here are a few tips to make a budget move possible-

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Sell Excess

Remember moving companies will charge you as per the items of your household. If you have a lot of things, the quotes will go up. Instead, go through all the items in your house. Make a list of what you need. If you do not need anything specific, sell it or give it away. This will bring down the cost.

Plan Ahead

As you already read, the cost to move across country or any long-distance moving is more. To make a budget long-distance move, plan. Choose the right time to move. If it’s off-season, moving companies will charge you less.

If you are looking for an affordable and comfortable moving experience, College Dudes Help U Move is the company to look for. Know more about our quotes at

We have a great team that will assist you in moving safely at a budget. To hire us to visit our website or drop a call at 704-266-1393 today.


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  • Avatar Tyler Church ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I saw the reviews of this company after I had already booked them. I was really nervous about them coming to my move. These gentlemen showed up on time and provided an excellent service. They took great care and handling all of my items … More that I packed up. They asked me questions when they had them, and genuinely made sure that I was happy with how they were stacking boxes and loading the truck. I would absolutely use this company again. The total time it took to pack up my one bedroom apartment and move 10 minutes across town and unload my items to my house, was around three hours or so. These guys rock!
  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
    … More the house. They made a quick plan and began work.
    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
    Later in the day the GM stopped in and had his men move a few items that we were leaving with the house that were too bulky for me to get my hands around and they willingly and quickly went into action.
    Moving is always stressful. It was nice having professionals that not only performed the job with speed and professionalism but the little extra help went a long way.
    Thanks again College Dudes Help U Move.
  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!