If you have ever moved to a new house, apartment, or office by yourself, you know how much of a pain it can be. The moving process can be filled with many different emotions. On the one hand, you’re probably excited about the new adventure that lies ahead of you. On the other hand, you’re probably dreading the heavy lifting, pulling, packing, organizing, and logistical aspects of moving.
At Strong Men Moving, our goal is to remove that dread so you can focus on the fun and productive times ahead. With a team of hardworking, experienced moving professionals on your side, moving to a new home or office is easy, like Sunday morning.
The best part? As local, trusted movers in West Ashley, you won’t have to take a loan out from the bank to pay for our moving services. We believe in hard work, friendly attitudes, efficiency, and fair pricing.
Strong Men Moving is a full-service moving company in West Ashley. We run our trucks at 110%, meaning we go above and beyond what other movers in West Ashley are willing to do.
Are you moving from out of state? Is your new house hard to find? Don’t have the time or patience to pack and wrap all of your belongings? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. There’s no job that’s too large or too small for our strong men to handle, and there’s no place in the Lowcountry that we won’t go for you.
When we say convenience is king, we mean it. We’re talking nights, weekends, and availability 24-hours a day from Monday through Saturday. Our goal is to make your move as stress-free and simple as possible. That way, you have time to focus on enjoying your new home or office, while we worry about hauling your double vanity into the back of our truck.
When you bring in the Strong Men, you can rest assured that you’re getting a full-service, friendly experience from the minute we pull into your driveway to the minute we shake your hand goodbye. Unlike some moving companies in West Ashley, punctuality is not our poison. We strive to arrive on time to each job that we are hired to perform.
Here are some of the most popular moving services our customers use:
As the premier moving company in West Ashley, our goal is to carry your moving burden, so you can stay focused on your daily life. You can rest easy knowing our movers in West Ashley will always show up to your home with a positive attitude, friendly smile, and motivation to work. We treat your property like it was our own and take great care in handling all the items we move for you.
In addition, we prep our team of movers for many situations and provide thorough training on the fundamentals of moving, packing, risk management, and more.
If you own specialty items such as art, antiques, or other valuables, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure your possessions arrive to your new home safe and sound.
Whether you’re moving to a new home down the street or are coming from another state, we have the experience, tools, and professional movers to do the job correctly. We even offer additional residential moving services that include packing, unpacking, overnight storage, and much more.
Call or text us today to discover the full range of our residential moving specialties.
A few benefits of labor-only moving include:
With our labor-only services, customers can rent their own truck for transportation while our expert movers load and unload heavy, delicate, or fragile items. Labor-only moving saves you time, helps prevent unnecessary injuries, and gives you the freedom to make your own travel arrangements.
Strong Men Moving has built a reputation as a leader in commercial moving services in West Ashley. We have the tools, team, and experience necessary to facilitate a smooth move for your business at a reasonable price.
In our experience as a commercial moving company in West Ashley, we have discovered that it can be complicated to move to a new business location. During this transition, we know that you need:
To make sure we meet the requirements above, we will speak with you at length about your upcoming commercial business relocation. That way, we get a better understanding of the logistics involved. We will also provide you with a free quote, so you can plan your budget ahead of time.
At Strong Men Moving, some common commercial moving services include:
Whether you have to move a few office chairs down the street or need help transitioning to a new location, we are here to serve.
With Strong Men Moving’s refuse removal services, we can haul away all the heavy, unusable items that your trash service won’t pick up.
A few common junk removal items that we can remove for you are:
Why risk a sprained back or a throbbing headache when Strong Men Moving can handle all the packing for you? With our professional packing services in West Ashley, you can sit back and sip some sweet tea while we pack your keepsakes, furniture, electronics, clothes, and more. If you have valuable items like family heirlooms or fragile china, we will take extra care to make sure those items stay safe and unbroken during your upcoming move.
Why hire a moving company in West Ashley like Strong Men Moving to help you pack? Here’s why most of our clients want us to pack for them:
Don’t have many items to pack this time around? Ask us about our high-quality packing supplies like boxes, tape, furniture pads, and covers. We’re here to help in any way that we can!
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come to your location to remove your unwanted items, taking care not to damage your home or office. Once we have removed your refuse, we’ll dispose of it in an environmentally-friendly fashion to help protect the Lowcountry we love so much.
A few common cleanout services in West Ashley include:
Are you working on a project that requires a team of strong laborers? Sometimes, hiring your friends just doesn’t cut it. When you need a team that arrives on time, works hard, and does so with a smile, Strong Men Moving has got the help you need! As trusted movers in West Ashley, we employ seasoned labor professionals that can assist you with your next indoor or outdoor project. Ready to get started? Call or text us today so that we can get a good understanding of your upcoming project, and how our team can save you time, effort, and money.
Established in 2019, Strong Men Moving has quickly become a leading moving company in West Ashley, SC. We have built our reputation on reliability, performance, price, and a positive attitude. We truly feel privileged to serve the residents of South Carolina. Our goal is to provide quality customer service with speed and diligence to all clients. We treat all of our customers the same, whether they hire us for a multi-facility commercial move or just need help loading and unloading a moving truck.
Strong Men Moving offers service in the following communities and beyond:
Need a quote on your upcoming residential or commercial move? We are here to help however possible. You can reach us via phone at (843) -830-6305 or by email at [email protected].
We hope to hear from you soon!
NORTH CHARLESTON — Those most heavily impacted by the state’s billion-dollar Interstate 526 widening project will soon be offered free career preparation courses. The S.C. Department of Transportation will host job trainings this summer for four North Charleston communities. “We’ll continue to do this over the next five to 10 years,” said Joy Riley, DOT project manager. “Really, we’re just trying to build awareness, get some people signed up.” Made possible by the Federal H...
NORTH CHARLESTON — Those most heavily impacted by the state’s billion-dollar Interstate 526 widening project will soon be offered free career preparation courses.
The S.C. Department of Transportation will host job trainings this summer for four North Charleston communities.
“We’ll continue to do this over the next five to 10 years,” said Joy Riley, DOT project manager. “Really, we’re just trying to build awareness, get some people signed up.”
Made possible by the Federal Highway Administration, the trainings are for residents of Ferndale, Russelldale, Highland Terrace and Liberty Park. The four, low-wealth neighborhoods will be most affected by the Lowcountry Corridor West project, which will widen I-526 between West Ashley and Mount Pleasant and redesign the I-26/I-526 interchange.
The “West” project focuses on 9 miles between West Ashley’s Paul Cantrell Boulevard and North Charleston’s Virginia Avenue.
The upcoming courses include:
Those interested should come to the Lowcountry Corridor community office at 5626 Rivers Ave. or call 843-258-1135.
The job training courses will be the second mitigation effort to roll out from the project. A community history program is already underway, seeking pictures and stories from longtime residents to be displayed at a local community center.
More work will continue next year, which is when the state plans to begin building affordable housing in the impacted communities. The I-526 road plan is expected to begin construction in 2027.
“We want to make sure we have a well-rounded (mitigation) plan,” Riley said.
The CDL courses aim to help place people on a pathway toward a promising career, said Riley, who noted CDL drivers are in high demand in the state.
The job pays well, too. New drivers can make $50,000 to $60,000 a year, Riley said.
Charlynne Smith, president of the Ferndale neighborhood, praised the idea of providing youths with career-readiness opportunities.
“Kids need to learn how to take care of themselves when they’re out of school,” she said.
The $50,000 from the FHA had previously been designated for job training under the state’s program for disadvantaged businesses. That initiative was canceled due to the pandemic. The money was then reallocated to DOT for career readiness in North Charleston.
“We got kind of lucky,” Riley said.
A Lowcountry high school standout had a recruiting visit scheduled recently to a private school with a successful football program. He’s already had one scholarship offer from an in-state school, and this was a chance for him to check out another opportunity. But when the time came for the visit, the prospect had an unpleasant surprise — he could not make the trip because he had not been vaccinated for COVID-19. “He can’t go on any kind of college visits,” his coach said. “He was suppo...
A Lowcountry high school standout had a recruiting visit scheduled recently to a private school with a successful football program.
He’s already had one scholarship offer from an in-state school, and this was a chance for him to check out another opportunity.
But when the time came for the visit, the prospect had an unpleasant surprise — he could not make the trip because he had not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
“He can’t go on any kind of college visits,” his coach said. “He was supposed to visit this school, but he didn’t have a vaccination and couldn’t go ... So he finally came to the decision that, ‘Yeah, I’m going to go get it, because I can’t go on any college visits.’”
The subject of COVID-19 vaccines is a tricky one for high school football coaches, even as cases are rising again across the country and in South Carolina. The state has a vaccination rate of about 40 percent, ranking 40th among states. Everyone 12 and over is eligible to receive the vaccine.
“I don’t give them my opinion,” said Stall football coach Joe Bessinger. “If they ask me if I’ve been vaccinated, I say yes. But you always defer to mom and dad.
“That’s always the safe thing. No parents are going to come after you for telling their kid, ‘You better ask mom or dad.’”
Said Wando coach Rocco Adrian, “It’s a personal decision on things like that.”
Amid the coronavirus pandemic last year, the S.C. High School League canceled the spring sports season and issued guidelines and best practices for a return to play in the fall. High School League football teams played a shortened schedule in the fall, with some games canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Commissioner Jerome Singleton said the SCHSL sent a memo to league members this week encouraging them to “maintain the protocols they’ve been practicing the last 1½ years,” but doesn’t anticipate issuing new guidelines.
College conferences have been encouraging vaccines, with the SEC saying teams that reach the 85 percent threshold won’t have to test as often or wear masks. Teams that can’t play due to a COVID outbreak face having to forfeit, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said.
But high school coaches are dealing mostly with minor children, which means they have to be careful with their messaging.
“We can’t force them, coerce them or tell them to do it or not to do it,” said West Ashley coach Donnie Kiefer. “That has to be strictly up to their families. We don’t really breach that issue, and that has to be totally up to the family.”
Kiefer noted that the vaccine was offered for free at West Ashley High, “so that if they wanted it, they could get it.” He said he thinks the majority of his players have been vaccinated, but even asking players if they’ve received the vaccine is off limits.
“We can’t do that, that’s a privacy issue,” he said. “We can’t ask them, ‘Have you been vaccinated? Let me see your documentation.’ That’s a no-no.”
Some coaches said they will continue some of the safety protocols they learned last fall as practice starts on July 30.
“We’ll try to be careful,” Bessinger said. “I think not having kids share water bottles, having their own bottles, is good. I think the temperature check is not a bad thing, because that was very quick and easy, and you never want a kid coming in if he’s ill, even if it’s not COVID.
“We’re not required to use masks, but I’ve got kids coming in who are wearing them because their parents want them to. We have no problem with that.”
Some good habits have been developed and should continue, coaches said.
“Just being careful,” Wando’s Adrian said. “It’s probably a good thing to keep washing your hands and things like that. I feel like people have become a lot more conscious of things like that.”
Charleston's location and climate open the South Carolina city to tourism of all types, like beach trips, bachelorette weekends, educational excursions or romantic getaways. No matter what time of year, you’ll find places to go and things to do. You only have to ask yourself two main questions: what does your budget allow for, and how much heat and humidity can you cope with? Here’s a breakd...
Charleston's location and climate open the South Carolina city to tourism of all types, like beach trips, bachelorette weekends, educational excursions or romantic getaways.
No matter what time of year, you’ll find places to go and things to do. You only have to ask yourself two main questions: what does your budget allow for, and how much heat and humidity can you cope with?
Here’s a breakdown of the best times to visit the Lowcountry based on price, activities, weather and more.
Best times for festivals and exploring on foot
Charleston is blessed with two peak seasons. Spring and fall offer the most temperate times to enjoy the area’s largest festivals and farmers markets. Travel and hotel prices are at their highest, particularly during spring break and Easter. However, the late fall offers the perfect mix of mild temperatures, fewer tourists and more affordable rates. April, May, September and October are the most popular for weddings — in case you’re doing that kind of planning.
Best time for beach trips and indoor activities
Like any American city close to a coast, the peak of Charleston’s summer encourages the masses to head to the beach. The temperatures can climb into the 90s (Fahrenheit). That and the thick humidity pair best with salty beach breezes, wavy, untamed hair and maybe a colorfully layered cocktail. Tourists and locals alike move seamlessly between downtown and the Atlantic Coast. So, while the beach rentals are usually booked up by June, you might catch a bit of a break on availability and costs if you book your stay inland.
Best time to avoid crowds and save money
This three-month period is considered the “low season” by tourism metrics. But if you’re someone who appreciates a winter getaway from a cold climate, traveling to the Lowcountry during this time will elevate your winter. Daytime temperatures stay around the low 60s, and airfares drop, too. Keep in mind there is a slight spike around the December holidays and Valentine’s Day.
Here's a guide to what you can expect throughout the year in the Charleston area. All events are subject to change.
This is a great time to grab a quick, relaxing getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It’s easier to book reservations, and the lines are shorter everywhere.
Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to whisk that special someone away for a romantic weekend. Book a charming B&B, savor a delectable dinner at restaurants in the area, relax your muscles at a day spa, and take in Charleston’s historical beauty.
As the temperatures start to rise, locals and tourists start shedding their winter layers and finding ways to get outside. You’ll see plenty of spring breakers at the beach, but there’s a lot going on for those who choose to stay inland.
April is a busy month for tourism in the Lowcountry. Whether for exercise or leisure, there are several outdoor events that draw huge crowds. And it’s a popular time for destination weddings. Flowers are in full bloom, and so are the spring festivities. Just be sure to bring an umbrella — storms can sneak up on you just about any time.
This is when the Lowcountry really hits its stride. With summer just around the corner, more people flock to the beach for surfing, dolphin watching and morning yoga. Fresh produce dots the local farmers markets, and it's a prime season for the arts.
June 1 kicks off hurricane season. Even though a low percentage of total hurricanes hit the Lowcountry directly, it’s worthwhile to look into trip insurance if you book between now and November.
As the temperatures and humidity levels climb, the events calendar and crowds lighten up. This is a great time to catch some of the more educational ventures that Charleston offers. Little ones can keep their minds agile at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, and adults can soak up some culture during the First Saturday Art Stroll walks and some history (combined with shopping) at the Charleston City Market.
There’s no way around it: August is sticky and sweaty and the reason air conditioning was invented (probably). A Gullah-Geechee tour in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz might be the best way to learn about an important group within the Charleston’s culture while you beat the heat. It’s also fun to grab a drink and dance the night away on the Mount Pleasant Pier.
The social calendar picks up a lot of steam as the Charleston air starts to cool off a little. September offers a wide range of activities.
October brings a flood of tourists back in because the weather is milder. This makes it a lot more enjoyable to simply explore Charleston on foot or by carriage. With Halloween on the horizon, it’s a great time to book something like the Charleston Haunted Jail Tour.
Hurricane season comes to a (hopefully uneventful) close, and the number of special events dwindles in November. The cooler days are a perfect backdrop for visiting the area’s historic houses, trying a cooking class, or taking a tour of one of the plantations.
As the year winds down and the holiday season ramps up, there is a slight bump in the number of visitors that come to Charleston. You can definitely knock out your gift shopping at the shops along King and Meeting streets downtown, the Tanger outlet stores in North Charleston, and Towne Centre in Mount Pleasant.
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware. The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern). The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa. The Surf defeated teams from states...
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware.
The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern).
The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa.
The Surf defeated teams from states such as North Carolina, Texas and Florida to advance to nationals, and also won the S.C. state championships back in May, which qualified it for regionals.
“It’s pretty incredible (with) the amount of hard work, grit and determination,” Surf U14 head coach Andy Grist said. “…They really showed a lot of defensive qualities for that tournament that really helped and won them the tournament.”
The South Carolina Surf has 14 teams total from boys and girls U13 to U19, and seven of them won state championships, including U13, U14, U15 and U19 girls, and U13, U14 and U19 boys. The U14 girls were the only Surf club to make it out of regionals and advance to nationals.
Leading the way for the U14 Surf defensively were team captains Addysen Cole and Claudia Hassell, an outside back from West Ashley and a center back from Mount Pleasant, respectively.
“I’m beyond excited,” Cole said of going to nationals. “It’s so unreal and I can’t wait. I’m really proud of everyone on my team.”
Being captains, both players knew that other players on the team would look up to them.
“I always like to be positive with my teammates and make sure that we have all communicated, and I like to think of each other as family,” Hassell said. “We all like to lift each other up and just make sure that everybody is on the same page, and we just like to get everybody hyped up with music; just get everybody ready for each and every game.”
Leading the way for the Surf offensively in regionals were Zoey Molten and with four goals and Callah Dando with two. Maddy Gwozdo poured in six assists and Molten added two assists of her own.
The team is made up of players from the Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach areas, and one of those players from the latter is center midfielder Lilah Jennings from Murrells Inlet, who contributed a goal and an assist in regionals.
“It was mostly our preparation,” Jennings said of the team being able to come out on top at regionals. “We always tried to stay hydrated and we always lifted each other up when we were down. Or when we got a goal scored on us, we were always like, ‘Come on, we got this.’”
The other player on the team from the Myrtle Beach area is Grayson Williams, who did not play at regionals but will be joining the squad for nationals.
Cole, Hassell and Jennings also gave a lot of credit to their coaches, including Grist and assistant coaches Tim Kelly and Michelle Ying, and their parents for the support.
Cole is appreciative for the parents doing things like buying them last-minute Clif Bars and chocolate milk, Jennings appreciated all the scrimmages and training sessions Grist set up for them to prepare the team for nationals and Hassell enjoyed when the team would circle up for a prayer before every game.
Grist said he is grateful to First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department for providing the team with playing venues.
Have you heard of Delta-8? No, we aren’t talking about the airline company, but it could make you take flight. Today we are breaking down the 411 on the agricultural product known as Delta-8 that has been growing on SC. ...
Have you heard of Delta-8? No, we aren’t talking about the airline company, but it could make you take flight.
Today we are breaking down the 411 on the agricultural product known as Delta-8 that has been growing on SC.
We don’t want to get in the weeds, so Delta-8 is 1 of 140+ compounds found in cannabis that has become increasingly popular due to the similarity to Delta-9 (aka tetrahydrocannabinol, the scientific name for THC). Delta-9 users have been known to experience feelings of happiness, increased hunger, symptom relief, and more.
Basically, the 2 cannabinoids have similar chemical structures + their names.
Is it legal in SC?
Currently, South Carolina has not banned Delta-8 + it is available locally. According to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, the hemp plant is legal to grow in the state with proper permits; however, it has to have a THC level below .3%. Anything above that is illegal in the state, for now.
I Heart CBD, North Charleston, West Ashley, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant locations — Flower, vape accessories + gummies
Charleston Hemp Collective, 473 King St. — Gummies, bath products, tinctures, coffee + tea
Fatty’s Beer Works, 1436 Meeting St. — Vending machine filled with gummies, oil + vape cartridges
CBD Social, 507 1/2 King St., — Gummies + vape accessories