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All-Pro Piano Movers
4.5
from 370 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 572 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen S.
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All Pro Piano Movers was easy to work with. They showed up as planned and mover the piano without any issues.

Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 249 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 436 hires on Thumbtack
Joan F.
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Tom and the guys at Boston Best Rate Movers were the best, most efficient movers I have ever used, hands down. They got the job done in record time and the price was reasonable. I highly recommend them!

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 246 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
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The movers were extremely polite, professional, and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. I couldn't have asked for a smoother move.

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Born to Move
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 320 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex E.
Verified review

Moving is the absolute worst, and these guys made it better than I could have possibly imagined. I was in shock basically all day at how amazingly efficient they were. I didn't even realize it was possible to wrap a giant dresser in furniture pads as quickly as they did. They have all the gear to make moving easier (e.g. dolleys, ramps, etc.) and I will be using them anytime I'm moving within the Boston area (which hopefully isn't for a long time!) and be recommending them to all my colleagues who may be looking for movers

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 194 reviews
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

Eric and Carl are the best. Their efforts went above and beyond what I have ever experienced with movers. Not only were they completely reliable and communicative in a way that made everything run smoothly, they cared about every detail in a way that relieved my stress tremendously. Next time I have to move, no matter where I'm going, I'm calling these guys!

Baystate Express, Inc
4.2
from 213 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 347 hires on Thumbtack
Marc P.
Verified review

Overall, very good experience. The movers had some delays getting to my house, but John kept me abreast via text message. Once the crew arrived, they worked non-stop to load my items into the truck. I was impressed by the fact that they covered or wrapped nearly every piece of furniture, which ensured that my stuff arrived at my new place in the same condition it left. The price for the job was very reasonable as well. I'd certainly recommend them.

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 176 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 403 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana H.
Verified review

My movers were great! They were super nice and took great care of my belongings. I would definitely booked them again for my next move.

Miss Cheryl's Moving
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Ken L.
Verified review

We had a wonderful experience with Miss Cheryl’s Movers. They were 100 per cent responsive to our questions before the move, they showed up 10 minutes early, worked really hard and efficiently and as an added bonus Jack and Lorand are really nice guys. We were especially impressed when I made note to Lorand about how we was so carefully wrapping a piece of our furniture and he said, “the most important thing about being a good mover is to treat someone else’s belongings like they are mine.’ Perfectly said and we’ll done! Thank you Miss Cheryl’s Movers.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
Verified review

Step By Step provided us with a fantastic move. Gleb stayed in touch throughout the process and everything happened on schedule. We were impressed with how well our furniture was protected during the move and the movers handled everything with care. Thank you!

The service man Boston
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Brenna M.
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Movers were punctual, fast, and professional. Great experience!

  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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These guys are the best of the best. They spent four hours correcting another movers 12 hour nightmare. Go with Top Speed Moving and Storage. You won't be disapointed.

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Manu P.
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Lexel movers were fast and efficient movers. in the end of the move they let me apply student discount after providing my student ID. movers were friendly and professional. Great moving service for the cheap price I paid!

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheng Q.
Verified review

The movers were on time and efficient. They were very helpful and careful with all our belongings. highly recommended.

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John D.
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

Would gladly recommend to anyone looking for movers. We hired them to unload a large pod delivered to our driveway. They arrived right on time and didn’t stop working until the job was done. They were also ready and willing to help move existing furniture items from room to room.

Round The Clock Moving
4.5
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Albert C.
Verified review

I wish I knew about them last time we moved. Mackeile and Ruben were such a great help. I remember how long it took our movers last time we moved and these guys completed our move 3 hours faster. Mackeile is an exception, you don't get to work with someone so professional in his field very often, he is really Super Mover !!!! Thank you Mackeile for a great moving experience, you and your time really impressed us !!!!

K.J. Junk removal
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Kenechukwu A.
Verified review

Anthonio and his crew did a fantastic job. They were courteous, efficient, and the pricing was very reasonable. I would use them again.

JP Moving Company
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
Verified review

Movers arrived to the site a little late, but worked quickly and efficiently, finishing the job in less time than estimated.

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon H.
Verified review

I had a great experience with Move & Care. Two guys did my move. They were on-time, efficient, careful, and very nice. They went above and beyond any movers I've had before. The estimate was accurate, and their pricing is by far the best I could find in Boston. Will absolutely use them every time I need movers in the future!!

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Poseidon Moving
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allie Z.
Verified review

Poseidon Moving provided the best experience i've ever had moving. The communicated in a timely manner, providing an amazing rate, and went above and beyond to handle my valuables with care. Alex was an amazing manager and the whole crew that showed up were incredibly kind and efficient. I highly recommend them to all my friend and family whenever they move anywhere in the country.

Xpress Movers
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne L.
Verified review

Movers were great! Took great care of our things. Would use them again without hesitation!

Colonial Moving, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bob G.
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They were great people to deal with. handled my two hour move very well, the truck driver knew what he was doing and the movers got the job done in a timely fashion...I was impressed. would suggest them to anyone in the area

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What do moving companies do?

Moving companies provide a range of services to help you physically move out of one residence and move into a new place. But moving companies can do so much more than just haul your belongings across town in a truck. The national average for moving company prices ($250-$350 per hour) reflects the range of services provided. Here are examples of all the ways moving companies can help:

  • Packing: Moving companies can pack your belongings for you. They typically charge a flat rate for both the box and the labor to pack the box. The more time-consuming the belongings are to pack, the higher the cost per box. For example, books could be $5 per box, linens $10 per box, and fine china and glassware $18 per box.
  • Specialty moving: Safely move a baby grand piano, a oversize aquarium, or other specialty items with the help of pro movers.
  • Storage: Many moving companies can store your belongings while you wait for a new home to be remodeled or closing of your new home to be finalized. If you’re moving long-distance, they often provide short-term storage free for a specific length of time, and a set rate after that (such as $60 per square cubic foot of storage space used).
  • Long-distance moves: No need to rent a trailer and move your things; a long-distance moving company can haul your belongings across the country for you. Typically they charge by the cubic foot for moves, with prices based on your destination.
  • Unpacking: Moving companies can even unpack your belongings for you after they have moved them. This is not as common, and will definitely increase the price, but can be helpful if you’re not able to tackle this task yourself.

How much does a moving company charge per hour?

When you’re ready to make a major move, it’s time to research moving companies’ prices. A moving company may charge on average anywhere between $25 and $100 per hour, per worker, for moving services. The price will vary with regional labor rates, local cost to do business, and the level of service the movers are providing. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a moving company is $250-$350 per hour. This price includes a range of pricing, from all-in service with four or more movers on site to standard hourly rates for one or two movers. Other factors that affect moving companies’ prices are packing, stairs (or elevators), and distance. For a full-service move, you pay movers to pack your belongings for you. You may pay for the cost of the moving boxes and an hourly rate per worker, and there may be additional charges for packing fragile items. Stairs will also add to your moving prices. Lifting and carrying boxes and furniture up and down stairs takes more time and creates more physical labor for the workers. Moving companies may charge flat rates for flights of stairs, such as $50-$70 per flight. A moving company may also charge a one-time fee for moving things via elevator, such as $75-$100. If parking is not accessible in front of your home or apartment building, there may also be an additional fee for the added distance to carry your belongings to the truck.

How much should you tip furniture movers?

Moving furniture is hard work and potentially dangerous unless you’re properly equipped. For anyone not ready to handle their heavy oak armoire alone, professional furniture movers can safely and efficiently move your items to another room in your house or across town as needed. The national average cost to hire heavy furniture movers is $150-$200 per hour. This rate could include multiple furniture movers working as a team to move items such as beds, armoires, billiards tables, pianos, shelves, tables, entertainment centers and more. Hourly rates can vary by region. If your furniture movers have arrived on time, done a great job, kept your home and belongings protected from scratches and dings, and completed the move as planned, a tip will be greatly appreciated. Moving companies suggest approximately 10 percent of the total bill as gratuity for those doing local moving jobs, which is also a good guideline for tipping heavy furniture movers. If the total bill for heavy moving was $100 and two workers were onsite, consider giving them $10 total, or $5 each for a job well done.

How much does it cost for long-distance movers?

Long-distance movers transport your belongings across the country for you. No more renting a trailer and road-tripping from state to state with your entire house hitched to your bumper. Long-distance movers make the move happen so you can fly to your new home, suitcase in hand, and wait for your furniture to arrive. Nationally, the average price range for long-distance movers is $1,490-$2,230. The distance you are moving and the number of cubic feet the movers have to transport will both affect cost. Another factor in long-distance moving costs is whether you choose to pay for an exclusive move or a consolidated move.

In an exclusive move, which is more expensive, your belongings are the only cargo on the moving truck. The movers travel directly to your new house and deliver your belongings on a scheduled day. A consolidated move is more affordable because the movers transport your belongings along with those of other people, saving them time and gas — which means you save money. The downside is that your belongings typically arrive with a two-week delivery window rather than on a prescheduled day. Read reviews to make sure you can trust the company with your possessions to ensure a peaceful moving process.

How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment across the country?

Professional movers can handle the hard work of moving your one-bedroom apartment across the country for you. You can determine what your move will cost by learning the rate your movers charge per cubic foot and how they factor distance into the total cost. Cross-country movers typically charge based on your belongings rather than apartment size because that determines how much work they will have to do. For example, a studio apartment that is crammed full of things will take more work and moving truck space than the contents of a three-bedroom apartment with very little furniture.

Cross-country movers may also have varying rates, depending on where in the country you are moving. For example, a company may charge $5 per cubic foot for consolidated moves along the East Coast and $6 per cubic foot for consolidated moves from the East Coast to the central states or the West Coast. A one-bedroom apartment costs approximately $1,500 to move across the country.

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Watertown, MA

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  • Assistance type
    Full service - labor and equipment, Residential move
  • Details
    I will be moving from an elevator building to a first floor apartment with about 5 steps up from the street.
  • $409
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