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How much do movers cost in Boston?

The best movers in Boston charge about $77 to $100 per hour for their services. However, this cost is subject to change at any time and will vary based on your specific needs. The price you pay may also depend on whether you’re moving within Boston, out of state or across the country. When choosing a moving company in Boston, gather a few quotes or estimates so you can make the best decision for your wallet.

How do I choose the best moving company in Boston?

Take the time to research and compare the best moving companies in Boston before you hire one. Read customer reviews and compare prices for storage services, long-distance movers and packers. Also discuss liability insurance with your mover, as Massachusetts makes movers responsible for only $0.60 per pound per article, according to the website for the state of Massachusetts. 

Where can I rent a moving truck in Boston?

To rent a moving truck in Boston, consider the options available at moving truck rental companies in the area. However, to save yourself some time and stress, you may want to consider hiring one of the best moving companies in Boston. Movers typically provide a truck when they’re helping you move. And in addition to driving it, they will load and unload your moving boxes and furniture. 

Where can I get moving boxes in Boston?

If you’re looking for free moving boxes in Boston, first try local stores around you. These may include liquor, department, grocery or bookstores, all of which use boxes regularly and might be willing to let you take some off their hands. Recycling centers often have stacks of folded boxes. For brand-new options, shop at hardware stores, where you can also find packing tape, moving blankets and other moving supplies. You can also try asking Boston moving companies if they offer or sell moving boxes as part of their services. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Reviews for Boston movers
Josh B.
We were beyond impressed by how efficient the moving team was. After a horrendous experience our last move with a different company, using Born to Move made this move worry-free. Highly recommend!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Emily C.
I can't say enough good things about Miss Cheryl's Moving!! The movers showed up early the morning of our move with an extremely positive attitude that put us at ease and took away all the stress we had been feeling. The movers were fun people who were amazing at their jobs, moving things so quickly and easily it was amazing! Overall, although the movers were incredibly good at moving things efficiently and with care, what really set them apart from other movers was their positive attitudes. If you'd like a stress-free, inexpensive, and quick move that you can actually enjoy then definitely book Miss Cheryl's Moving!
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Nicole F.
Octopus Movers was AMAZING!!! I would highly recommend this moving company to anyone in need of moving services. I was very nervous about moving alone for the first time, However, Octopus movers could not have made this process any easier. The service was prompt and professional. They truly went above and beyond! (Not even a light bulb broke throughout the move!) THANK YOU!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Katie L.
Frontier Moving was great, I would definitely hire them again for any of my moves and also strongly recommend them. I started looking for movers just 2 days before my move and was able to secure their services. Cathal was quick to respond, easy to get in touch with, and reached out directly to confirm the details of my move. The move itself was seamless, Cathal and Joe showed up right on time, got to work immediately, and moved all of my furniture with ease. The move took the exact amount of time that Cathal quoted me and the prices are very reasonable. Thanks Frontier Moving!
Frontier MovingFrontier Moving
Wendy A.
Great and effortless move by Andrei and his team. Highly, highly recommend Space Moving and would use them again if I had to move!!!
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Shonna B.
The movers were very respectful and did a good job moving my belongings/
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Muthu A.
I have moved several times, and Octopus Moving was by far the best company I have ever worked with. Alex was friendly, responsive, and very efficient at moving! I would highly highly recommend them to anyone considering a move. They are the best!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Kayla W.
Had a smooth and efficient moving experience, thanks to Born To Move - will use them again!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Alex B.
Stark Moving made our moving experience so, so easy! They were responsive and flexible throughout our entire move. We would definitely use Stark again and recommend them to anyone looking for a GREAT mover at a GREAT price! Thank you! :)
Stark Moving and StorageStark Moving and Storage
Patrick M.
Octopus moving did a great job with my move. They arrive to the location on time and did a quick job. They are also very responsive to questions and ensure i had a smooth move.
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Sabrina b.
Amazing company. Arrived on time and completely the move efficiently and in a timely manner. Was nice to not have to stress over the moving company when moving. Very professional would highly recommend!
Octopus Moving and StorageOctopus Moving and Storage
Kristen A.
Born to Move was so quick with my move! They did the move efficiently and I wasn't concerned about anything being broken, they were careful and thoughtful with how they packed things in their truck.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Josh L.
I hired Move and Improve for a recent move. They were prompt, fast, and handled my items with care. They were very pleasant to work with. I recommend them for your next move.
Move and Improve, Inc.Move and Improve, Inc.
Jennifer K.
Locally owned!! Kevin and Andrew were very pleasant to work with for a move-out/move-in for apartment 8/31-9/1. Even though it was pouring down rain during the move, there was no complaining. The price I received was less than the other movers I called in Boston. The response time is initially a few days but on the day of the move the communication was constant. Highly recommend.
Dakota’s White Glove Moving ServiceDakota’s White Glove Moving Service
Darin O.
Overall good experience. Movers arrived on time, provided necessary materials and were helpful throughout the move.
Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.Real Deal Van Lines, Inc.
Venkat M.
Move On did a great job with my apartment move in the city. Thoughtful about how they wrapped all my fragile items and efficiently carried out a big move. Definitely recommend them
Move ONMove ON
Kristen B.
I reached out to Quality Movers for a quote and booking my move - they were very responsive and accommodating
Quality Movers NEQuality Movers NE
Andrea J.
Just great movers. On time and so fast. Will definitely use them if I have to move again!
Miss Cheryl's MovingMiss Cheryl's Moving
Majed a.
Great moving.
NOVA MovingNOVA Moving
Kelsie O.
Great movers!
Move and Care moving companyMove and Care moving company
Fabian W.
Born to Move did an excellent job with my move. They were very professional and made sure all my items were wrapped and securely placed on the truck. I was very pleased with them. If I ever move again, I will definitely use them. I HIGHLY recommend Born to Move.
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Nikita S.
Round the clock moving helped me with my move from Boston to Atlanta. They were on time, very careful with my items and overall amazing workers. Absolutely hire them if you’re moving long distance.
Round The Clock MovingRound The Clock Moving
Jim D.
Excellent movers efficient and took grant care in preparing items to be moved. Highly recommend and would use again
Space Moving and StorageSpace Moving and Storage
Charlene N.
Great experience with born to move! Used the company’s service for our move from Boston to nyc and had a very comfortable experience all around. Our movers were incredibly friendly and professional, and are true skilled professionals. Would recommend them and use them again in the future. Thank you for the easy move!
Born to MoveBorn to Move
Hannah G.
My move was made easy because of The Service Man Boston. Both movers were timely, supportive and efficient. Very flexible and went the extra mile, making changes to the agreed upon services to make my move more convenient for me. I would 110% recommend them to anyone moving and would hire them for any and all future moves that I make. Thank you Service Man Boston!
The service man BostonThe service man Boston
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