Tips For Moving on the Outer Banks

    Tips For Moving on the Outer Banks

    Oct 08, 2021

    Moving can be an exciting adventure because it means a fresh start at a new home. However, moving also requires a lot of planning and hard work meaning it can be an exhausting, stressful time for the whole family. Luckily, there are plenty of companies and other local resources that can make your moving process less of a hassle. Whether you are just moving from one home to another or are brand-new to the area, here are a few moving tips to make your life easier!

    Local Moving Companies

    Packing, physically moving, and unpacking can be extremely exhausting. After carefully packing up everything you own, the thought of loading it into a vehicle and then unloading it at a new place suddenly might become one of the most daunting tasks of your move. If you’d rather skip this entirely, a local moving company can help:

    Hardy Moving & Storage

    102 Elton St. Harbinger, NC 27941

    (252) 491-2353


    Two Men And A Truck

    142 Fox Knoll Dr. Powells Point, NC, 27966

    (252) 284-0091


    Tip: The local housing market is very busy right now. If you need to use a moving company, be sure to call ahead in plenty of time to secure your date – several weeks or more if possible!

    Truck Rental

    With all the associated costs of buying a house, sometimes you just don’t want the extra expense of movers, especially if you have a team of friends or family to help. A more budget-friendly option is to rent a moving truck:


    (800) 468-4285



    • 2125 Colington Rd. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (at Colington Pawn Shop)
    • 1088 N US Hwy 64. Manteo, NC 27954 (at Berry’s Automotive Care)
    • 47129 NC-12, Buxton, NC 27920 (@ Buxton Auto Marine)
    • 9050 Caratoke Hwy. Point Harbor, NC 27964 (at Area Storage)
    • 6930 Caratoke Hwy. Grandy, NC 27939 (at Shoreline Outdoor Power Center)


    5300 N Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (at Home Depot)

    (252) 261-0359



    1818 N Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    (252) 480-1838


    Tip: Hours, locations for pick-up and drop-off, and truck availability will vary. If possible, book as far ahead of time as possible and always check with a company directly.

    Storage Units

    Sometimes moving means downsizing, or in the very least, temporarily storing your items while you are working on moving in your new home. The Outer Banks has several storage units in the area offering regular or climate-controlled secured units of all sizes:

    Currituck Self Storage

    5812 Caratoke Hwy. Poplar Branch, NC 27965

    (252) 453-4949


    Outback Mini Storage

    6328 Caratoke Hwy. Grandy, NC 27939

    (252) 453-4116

    Powells Point Self Storage

    128 Freedom Ave. Powells Point, NC 27966

    (252) 651-6212


    Ample Storage Center

    8418 Caratoke Hwy. Powells Point, NC 27966

    (252) 491-2109


    Area Storage

    9050 Caratoke Hwy. Point Harbor, NC 27964

    (252) 491-8585


    First Flight Self Storage

    9086 Caratoke Hwy. Point Harbor, NC 27964

    (252) 491-5322


    Kitty Hawk Self Storage

    4361 The Woods Rd. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    (252) 255-5577


    Ocean Island Self Storage

    1105 Colington Rd. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    (252) 441-8108

    Nags Head Self Storage

    209 W 8th St. Nags Head, NC 27959

    (252) 441-3093


    Nags Head Self Storage

    2214 S Lark Ave. Nags Head, NC 27959

    (252) 441-3093


    Hanbury’s Storage

    551 NC-345, Manteo, NC 27954

    (252) 473-1993


    Wanchese Mini Storage

    894 E R Daniels Rd. Wanchese, NC 27981

    (252) 305-8294

    Ace Mini Storage

    1099 Driftwood Dr. Manteo, NC 27954

    (252) 330-5539


    Shelly OBX Storage

    6783 US-64, Manns Harbor, NC 27953

    (252) 423-8027


    Hatteras Light Mini Storage

    47100 Lost Tree Trl. Buxton, NC 27920

    (252) 995-3001


    Island Storage

    53430 NC-12, Frisco, NC 27936

    (252) 995-6868


    Old Furniture/Junk Hauling & Removal

    Do you have some old furniture or other items that you aren’t taking but they just aren’t in good enough shape to donate? If you don’t have a pick-up truck or want to rent a vehicle to take the items to a dump or recycling center, a junk removal company may be exactly who you need to call:

    Just Hauling OBX

    Kill Devil Hills, NC

    (252) 489-5786


    Donation Centers

    If you have dishware, furniture, appliances and other items that are still in great condition but you don’t necessarily want to move to your new house, consider donating them! There are several local thrift stores that greatly appreciate donations:

    Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC

    5381 Virginia Dare Trl. N, Southern Shores, NC 27949

    (252) 255-5111


    Outer Banks Dare Challenge Thrift Store

    500 S Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    (252) 441-9493


    Mission Thrift

    2236 S Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959

    (252) 480-3463


    CHKD Thrift Stores

    3838 N Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    (252) 255-5437


    Hotline Pink

    4140 N Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    (252) 261-8164


    Hotline Too

    2114 S Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959

    (252) 441-1244


    Hotline Thrift Store

    602 Amadas St. Manteo, NC 27954

    (252) 473-3127


    Hotline Thrift Store

    47170 NC-12 Buxton, NC 27920

    (252) 986-1332


    Tip: Many local thrift stores are non-profit centers supporting or fundraising for the local community. For more information, contact individual shops.