We move you like family.

Someone once said that the only constant thing in life is change. At Absolute, we know that to be mostly true. While life is certainly full of the unexpected, we know that some things stand the test of time: things like honesty, integrity, and reliability. We set out in 2006 to create a company comprised of people who believe in doing things the right way. Nearly ten years later, we work hard daily to make sure that's who we remain.

Moving Jacksonville, Wilmington, and surrounding areas since 2006.

When we were starting out, we knew that treating people well was paramount to us. So many people have had bad experiences with movers, and we wanted to make it clear that we care enough to do the job right. When we say we move you like family, what we mean is that we'll take all the care with your household goods that we'd take with goods belonging to our own family. We'll be honest with you, with straightforward estimates and full transparency throughout the course of your move. You only have to take a look at the reviews our past customers have left us to know we're doing it right. If you've got a move coming up, get in touch with us for an estimate. You'll come to love the way we'll move you like family.

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Packing and Hauling

Packing & Hauling

Our experienced crew knows how to prepare your household goods to survive the trip intact. Cut the stress out of your move and let us do the packing! You can pack as little or as much as you like yourself, and let us finish up the rest. We have reasonable rates for both local moves and long hauls. Contact us for a quote today to get a no-obligation estimate for your move.

Packing Supplies

Packing Supplies

If you need it to make your move a success, the odds are we have it! Packing pads, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, tape, and of course new boxes in a range of sizes from Small up to Wardrobe and Mirror sizes. You'll find our prices are fair, so let us take care of providing supplies.

Climate Controlled Storage

Secure Storage

We have a brand new 10,000 square foot, climate controlled warehouse complete with 24/7 security. If you need to store some or all of your household goods for a few days or a few months, we're here for you. We even offer automobile storage on a case-by-case basis at reasonable rates.




Some helpful tips from the pros...

Click on the PDF icon to open a printable sheet with lots of helpful tips concerning moving and packing.

Some general things to remember are:

  • Plan ahead. Remember that summer is the busiest time of the year for movers. If you have a choice about when you move, try to avoid the busy time between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • Schedule smartly. Try to plan your move in the middle of the month and you will have a much higher chance of getting the exact day and time you would like to move in or out. The beginning and end of each month are always hectic and some moves are booked months in advance.
  • Protect what matters. Moving companies are required by law to carry insurance on the contents of our trucks. This minimal insurance will not cover the replacement value of most of your furniture or other special items. You may wish to purchase replacement insurance or shipper declared value insurance. Our representative will gladly go over these options and the relevant costs with you prior to your moving day.
  • We are unable to move any hazardous materials on our trucks. If you have any doubt about a certain material please do not hesitate to ask about it in advance. Things like Sterno, fire extinguishers, aerosols, chemistry sets, propane tanks, paint thinner and pesticides will have to be moved some other way.

Don't Be a Victim!

There are moving companies out there who regularly engage in unprofessional behavior. These companies, known as rogue movers are usually neither licensed nor insured, and often demand more money than what was agreed-upon once they have your goods on their truck. Here are some things you can do to make sure you are dealing with a professional, licensed, and fully insured moving company:

  • Get a cost estimate in writing before you hire a mover. A walk-through of your home or office is the most accurate way of getting a realistic quote.
  • Don’t forget that the lowest bid may not always be the best bid. Unethical movers often increase their prices by adding charges for such things as wrapping breakables or using padded blankets. We provide these services free of charge.
  • Rogue movers often use the internet to gain business by using moving brokers that offer to connect you to a moving company.
  • Ask for references: previous customers that you can call and speak with.
  • If you have doubts about your mover being legitimate, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Your mover should have displayed on their truck(s) the company's North Carolina Utilities Commission number (sometimes called a C number - ours is C2432). This number is issued only to companies that are certified and licensed by the state of North Carolina to operate a moving company.
  • Your mover should also be able to provide you with insurance information if requested.



You'll love us! But don't just take our word for it...

At Absolute Moving, we place a high priority on customer satisfaction. Hiring movers isn't an impulse buy; we know that our best shot for growth and success is to simply make people as happy as we can, so that when their friends and relatives are looking for movers, they'll think to mention our name. Take a look at just some of the reviews our customers have been kind enough to leave for us via various forms.

We're Southeastern NC's favorite local movers.

Have you already used our service? Do you want to leave us some feedback? We'll take it! Use the links under "Contact Us" for whatever method you prefer.



Customer Review

"Thorough, professional and very reasonable!"

"If anyone in the Eastern NC area is moving, I HIGHLY recommend Absolute Moving & Storage, Inc. They do local and long distance moves. They have moved me twice now and both times they have been thorough, professional and very reasonable. Thanks to Anthony and his crew!" - Chris S., from the Absolute Moving Facebook page

Customer Review

"Kind and helpful..."

"I wanted to thank you and everyone at Absolute for helping me... Your workers were most kind and helpful. ...my many thanks for helping me with this move, and I'll certainly tell everyone I know who is moving to call Absolute Moving. I can, and will, recommend your company to anyone I find who is considering a move. They can't do any better than using Absolute." - Excerpts from a personal letter sent to us by C. Emerson

Customer Review

"...customer service has been fabulous."

"Anthony Duckworth's customer service has been fabulous. We called Absolute Moving & Storage at the last minute for a large, complex move, and he was helpful and inspired confidence that they could actually accomplish the Hurculean goals I set before him. The move comes this week and we'll let you know how it goes. Bottom line so far is that every other moving company around Wilmington gave us the run around. Anthony is the owner and has a 'can do' attitude. I am actually looking forward to the move now!" - A. Childs, via MerchantCircle.com

Customer Review

"Couldn't ask for more."

"Tried to move ourselves at first. Called these guys Saturday evening and they showed up on time Sunday a.m. Reasonable, quick, dependable and courteous. Couldn't ask for more." - D Hill via MerchantCircle.com

Customer Review

"...thoughtful and careful."

"Anthony Duckworth continued to be heroic. Every step of this very complex move he was in communication with me. If there was a question about any little or big thing we would talk it over. His guys were thoughtful and careful. Nothing got broken. Anthony, himself, built 2 crates for our antique family portraits. I gave detailed instruction about the contents of the property, and where items need to go. He followed through on every request. Because this was a remote move (I was not able to be on site) his attention to detail was imperative. I am SO impressed with Anthony and his company. He made what could have been a nightmare situation, truly manageable. So not only did the whole 6 step operation go incredibly smoothly, quickly and cost effectively, but Anthony was impeccably polite through-out the entire process! I love this guy! 10 Thumbs Up!" - Rev Alexandra via MerchantCircle.com

Customer Review

"...professional yet friendly."

"I cannot applaud Mr. Anthony Duckworth (owner) and his employees enough. They were incredibly patient, especially when we had to delay the move. Mr. Duckworth accurately estimated the charges, and in several cases gave us a break. He even supplied us with boxes for packing which, I understand you generally have to buy from the mover. He even transported our glass grandfather clock as well as several very large paintings framed and with glass. His men arrived when he said they would, they were professional yet friendly, and not one piece of furniture was damaged." - Dan & Carol Ligotti, personal letter to the Better Business Bureau, cc'd to us.

Customer Review

"Fantastic experience!"

Absolute Moving
5 stars - These guys were here early, unloaded our truck and finished in 2 hours! Rearranged some pieces, super professional and courteous.... Very respectable of our belongings. I will use them again for sure! Great job!!


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