Appalachian Tropicals

While moving, Asheville Moving Company was in Fairview, North Carolina. While in Fairview, we discovered Appalachian Tropicals.


Appalachian TropicalsAppalachian Tropicals has a wide variety of orchids. While the business is now housed in Fairview, it started out as a vendor at The Screen Door in Asheville. It is family owned and operated.


In addition to selling orchids, they have a Blooming Orchid Exchange to help guarantee you will always have a blooming orchid in your home. Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase an Orchid at our Orchid Boutique.
  • Keep your receipt. You will need it to participate.
  • Bring back your bloomed-out orchid, along with the receipt, within six months of the purchase date.
  • * We will give you a credit of 40% of the returned plant’s original purchase price, to be used toward the purchase of your next blooming orchid or other plants and merchandise.
  • Returned plant must be in good condition.
  • We only accept orchids that were originally purchased from Appalachian Tropicals.
  • Return your orchid within six months of the original purchase date.

Air Plants

Appalachian Tropicals also has a supply of hanging air plants. Air Plants





Shop Local

Please remember that 70% of the money you spend locally, stays local. Local businesses support other local businesses and local charities. Please shop local.

Etowah, NC Recommendations

From storage to eating establishments, Asheville – and Greenville, too – Moving Company loves to recommend local businesses for you to try. Last week we were in Etowah and have both a restaurant and a storage unit recommendation for you.

Storage Areas

Etowah is a small-ish town between Asheville and Hendersonville in North Carolina. On the particular day in question, we were at a storage area to help a customer. The customer had items stored at Etowah Mini Storage. Etowah Mini Storage features the following.

  1. Steel construction and solid concrete floors.
  2. The perimeter of our paved lot is fenced with commercial grade chain link fencing.
  3. Access is available 365 days a year (8AM to 7PM)  Including all Holidays.
  4. Automatic Dusk to Dawn Area Lighting.
  5. Located in the Heart of Etowah at the East end of the Etowah Shopping Center

Our, and our customer’s, Recommendation

Etowah Restaurant

The Dutch Cupboard is located at 6500 Brevard Road in Etowah. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They do take reservations but walk-ins are welcome. They also have take out and catering services.

What We Do

On top of wanting to keep our readers up on the various places we’ve been, we really want to encourage everyone to shop locally. We are a local company so when we are traveling to help move people, we eat at local restaurants. When the food and the service are good, we at Greenville – and Asheville, too – Moving Company want you to know about these places.

Customer Review

We at Asheville Moving Company truly value what our customers say about us. You can read Lori M.‘s review of Asheville Moving Company on Yelp.


If you need help moving – whether locally or further, give Bruce a call at (828)713-1999.


Looking for Furniture in Waynesville?

Asheville Moving Company had the privilege of being in Waynesville around the 12th of December.


Scallywag’s Fine Furniture Consignments is an antique/vintage/consignment furniture store in Waynesville, North Carolina. It offers high quality used furniture at prices well below new cost.


The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 


Scallywag’s is located just west of Waynesville. It is conveniently on Hwy. 74 as you head towards Sylva (US 19/23 bypass) between mile markers 96 and 95. It is across from the “Barber Orchard.” For GPS purposes, the street address is 171-A Muse Business Park.


furnitureScallywag’s offers its customers gently used furniture pieces and accessories of all styles and types. It will offer your fine and heirloom furniture to the public and make you money in the process. You can visit Scallywag’s website to get an idea of what is available currently.


Where Does Asheville Moving Company Fit In?

Do you have large pieces of furniture you would like to consign at Scallywag’s but no way to get the items to the store? Did you just by a large piece at the store and want special care taken when moving it to your home?

Asheville Moving Company will move furniture from your home to Scallywag’s or from Scallywag’s to your home. Give Bruce a call at (828)713-1999 to set up an appointment.

We Recommend PODS

Asheville Moving Company recommends P.O.D.S.


Use P.O.D.S. for

  • short term storage
  • remodeling storage
  • a regular move

P.O.D.S. are portable, on demand storage. Major trucking companies have been getting into this arena for years. YouEmpty PODS have total control over this type of a move.

Control Over Your Move

Find the P.O.D.S. company you want to use and make arrangements for them to drop off a unit, or how ever many you need. You have the ability to load on your own time table. Or you can hire a company like Asheville Moving to load for you.

Moving Tips

Some tips for moving include:

  • Load big, heavy dressers on the bottom, making sure they have a sturdy base.Writing on Shrink Wrap
  • Load boxes on top of these to level out the load.
  • Put fragile chairs on the boxes.
  • Lampshades and linens, then, go in plastic bags on the chairs.

You MUST make notes in permanent marker, such as Sharpie, on shrink wrap for reminders of hidden glass and delicate items. You want to remember where these are once they are out of sight.

How We Can Help

Packed PODSAsheville Moving Company will provide moving help and helpers to load or unload your P.O.D.S. unit. We are efficient, dependable, personable and reputable. Call Bruce today at (828)713-1999.


Business Moves – A Customer Recommendation

Even businesses need to move at times. Sometimes these are huge moves; sometimes not so much. Almost all involve a timeline that cannot be altered.

A Business Move in Arden

The following quote comes from Lisa R in Arden.

I called Asheville Moving to help my company with a small move that needed to occur in a short time frame the Monday after the big snowstorm. The other movers I spoke with were too busy to fit me in. Bruce answered my call promptly, scheduled me the same day and got the job done for me early! They were very easy to do business with.

Moving Means Money for Businesses

While moving my grandmother’s china is extremely important to me, with a business moving generally means money being lost. Worse than money being lost, customers may be effected. Even with a small move, a business may not have its full staff available on the move day. Calls may not be returned as promptly as usual. Basically, every business wants to minimize the impact of a move on its customers.

Asheville Moving Helps

We at Asheville Moving Company know what being in business means. We want to help your business with its next move, big or small. Give Bruce a call at (828) 713-1999 to set up your next move.

End of Year Tax Planning

No, we are not going to give you tax advice. Really? Would you look for that from your moving company? I hope not.

WNC Charities

End of year tax planning would have to include end of year charitable giving. These givings need to be done by December 31st. And we would like to recommend a few of our favorite charities here in Western North Carolina.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is building no kill animal communities. Brother Wolf offers fostering and adoption from its center on Glendale Avenue in Asheville. Brother Wolf is a 501(c)3 organization so donations are tax deductible.


On over 80 acres in Leicester, Brother Wolf is looking to build a sanctuary where those animals that need time and quiet – truly, the adoption center is great but seldom quiet – to heal can be placed. This sanctuary will also take farm animals. You can find out more about the plans and links to being a founding donor here.


Manna FoodBank

MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. MANNA is an acronym and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.

1 in 6 people, and 1 in 4 children, in Western North Carolina face a daily struggle with hunger. For every dollar donated to MANNA, we can provide enough food for 3.5 meals. That means just $25 can provide more than 87 meals for our most vulnerable community members, like children and seniors.

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue

Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit Boxer rescue based out of Hickory, North Carolina.  Our current coverage area is throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Virginia.  All of our rescued Boxers are in FOSTER HOMES and are not kenneled at a facility.  This way, the dogs receive one on one care, as well as the love attention that only comes from being in a family environment.

To date, Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue successfully helped to saved over 1,200 dogs, and it is all thanks to help from supporters. BRBR takes pride in holding to a standard of never refusing a dog for medical reasons. Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations go directly to the care of our rescued Boxers and are tax deductible.


Your Gift From Us

If you donate to one of these great non-profits that are our personal favorites, we will provide you with a $50 discount you or a family member can use on your next move.

We buy and donate locally. We at Asheville Moving Company want to encourage you to do the same. Realize we need to be sure you hold up your end so this coupon is only good with a receipt from one of these organizations.

Moving Without Furniture – A Local Recommendation

Moving Without Furniture

Asheville Habitat Re-StoreMany people decide it is less stressful to move without moving furniture. This is especially true if your move is going to be a great distance. There are many things to consider and here in Asheville, a great place to look for that furniture once you get here is the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.


No Place to Sit, Sleep or Eat

When you move without your furniture, it may seem very empty when you first get to your new location. What better Asheville Habitat for Humanity Re-Storethan a one stop shop with great prices that benefits the new community you have moved to? Located on Meadow Road near the Biltmore Village area of Asheville, you will find the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. They have everything from sofas to dining room tables to dressers to beds. Basically, anything you need can probably be found at The Re-Store.



Take a Tour of The Re-Store

Getting the Furniture to Your New Place

Once you’ve picked out your new-to-you furniture, you will need to get it to your new place. This is where Local Guys Moving comes in. We can pick up your purchases and deliver them to your new home.


The Customer Deserves A Good Move

Many people have horror stories to tell about moving. We at Asheville Moving Company want to make sure that these stories disappear.

The Bad and The Ugly

In August of this year, a customer of ours came to us in a fairly tough spot. She had hired other movers who kept pushing off the time of arrival and not returning calls. In her words,

I booked movers  from for this date to load my UHaul. I wish I would have known the ridiculousness, and LACK of professionalism shown by A. The time was 9 AM when he texted thanking me for choosing them and asking for my address, the ONE text that actually has punctuation. I thought it was quite strange as I have been booked PROFESSIONALS from five times since August 2016, that the guy didn’t call or ask me what time I needed them to be there. As I clearly marked the time I needed them on

Hmm…I don’t know about anyone else, but in this matter of importance, I like speaking to a live person, so I called. No answer. Okay. Strange, even if they were eating, the movers would always pick up in the past. No matter what. I texted him back a detailed message stating that I needed them at my apartment at 11:30 am, a list of heavy items that needs to be moved, the address, and asked if anyone knew how to disconnect the washer & dryer. . I’m sure you know exactly where this is going. Now, 11:30 AM is not that far off from 9 AM. NO RESPOND from him UNTIL 11:12 AM. Wow, are you serious right about now? I could have booked another mover! Antonio states that he is finishing up a job. Well, in the two hours and something of waiting for him, I managed to disconnected the washer and dryer myself. 11:30 comes rolling around. NO WORD. He does not even pick up the phone when I call! I texted him around 12:16 PM, asking if they were still coming since it’s starting to rain and I CLEARLY NEEDED THEM at my place at 11:30 AM. Allowing them the chance to finish, grab lunch, and head my way.

So what do you think happened? Antonio over there, decides to text me back 12:48 PM (Yup!), and states that they are moving a piano and he won’t get to me for an hour an a half. States it’ll be about 3 (as in 3 PM) or so before he gets there. Okay, so you were or weren’t finishing up that job, because finishing up meant being done. It is clearly 1.5 hour later after that text. That is NOT FINISHING up a job. The guy flat out LIED to me. Bare in mind all this texting and he is texting me as if I’m some chump. As you all know, moving day, you want to be out. You have people waiting on you. Or…oh hey look, a four hour drive waiting for you. I made it very clear to him that I needed leave by 3:30 PM. (Not his problem apparently).

All that aggravation and dealing with some invisible UNPROFESSIONAL LIAR, I told him I am cancelling the order. Guess what? Never seen him text back so fast asking if I’m sure and that he can do it after or another time. If you didn’t text me back and being a complete DB about wasting my time and stringing me along for almost three hours, you don’t deserve a reply or my business. 15 minutes til 2 PM. I cannot believe the @#$%#!~# wasted my time!!!


The Good

We frantically searched the web and prayed there were movers available ASAP. We LUCKED out with Bruce and Asheville Moving Company!!!

I explained to Bruce what happened and he immediate took action. The 300$ I paid was WELL WORTH the money and time saved. It was for two hours BUT GUESS WHAT y’all?!?! They finished the job within an hour and 10 minutes!!! Bruce picked up, on the first call mind you, and stated that someone will be at my house within 15 minutes. Oh my gosh, guess what? Eric appeared at my house ON TIME and within 15 minutes!!! He introduced himself and asked which of the items are important for us to get on the UHaul. He IMMEDIATELY started loading. How many movers do you know actually does this without their co-workers? None, and I have hired five sets of movers within a one year time frame! I was so impressed!!! Clete and Matt came and started loading as well. I met Mr. Clete whilst renting a UHaul previously and we chatted up a storm. They were so effective that a two hour job took an hour and 10 minutes!!! Everything was packed tight in the UHaul and not one item was damaged during transport.


I want to send the biggest THANK YOU TO BRUCE, ERIC, CLETE, and MATT for RESCUING me that day. I am forever grateful!!! Moving is extremely stressful and these gentlemen made it smooth! I wish I knew that they pack and transport as well. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



This review was taken from our Yelp page. You can find others there but we will be sharing them with you as we want you to understand that we have your best move in mind when you choose Asheville Moving Company.

Special thanks to this customer and we are happy she got on the road when she needed to for this August move.


The Moving Industry is Changing

In years past, moving was all about calling a moving company and having them pack and move your belongings. Nowadays, there are so many options.

Moving Using Go-Minis

Most large moving companies want nothing to do with helping you unload something you have packed yourself. But some moves just require this type of a move. When you are building a home, frequently the move-in date fluctuates. With these fluctuations, moving becomes difficult.

Go-Minis of Asheville is a locally owned portable storage and moving system. You can pack your own belongings if you want. Or, you could get Asheville Moving Company to pack them for you. The belongings can be stored and then the portable storage unit arrives at your new location.


Many people would prefer to not have to unpack when moving. Packing your own belongings seems to give you a feeling of control but by the time you get to the unpacking portion of a move, people are over it.



Consider Asheville Moving Company the next time you have a portable storage unit to unpack.