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Boston Residential Movers

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Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 249 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 436 hires on Thumbtack
Joe G.
Verified review

Amazing price, they were right on time and they did a great job. I plan on recommending them to anyone who's asking for moving services or junk removal. Thanks, fellas!

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 246 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
Emily N.
Verified review

If I could give 6 stars I would. Jay was professional and courteous from the first message when I inquired about a move up until after the move thanking me for my business. I had a specific request - moving a 350 lb treadmill down 4 flights of stairs. Jay never made it seem like an inconvenience and completed the job quickly and with no complaints. He contacted me a few times prior to the move as well, offering to come at earlier times in the week if it was more convenient for me. I will never use another moving company again. You won't regret hiring Jay and his team!

  • 4 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
Verified review

Incredible and adaptable in a tricky situation ... Anticipated potential problems with infrastructure in our house to avoid problems while moving a 500 lb fridge.

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Born to Move
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 322 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn M.
Verified review

These guys are amazing! Reasonable Prices, Great Service. They moved my house in no time! They fully Licensed and Insured, which is rarity for about 50% of moving companies. Totally recommend!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 194 reviews
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan W.
Verified review

Eric and Christian were wonderful to work with. They were professional, punctual, but also fun to chat with while we were moving stuff out. They planned things out ahead of time and the move went very quickly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone moving out of an apartment.

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

Baystate moving, particularly John, was FABULOUS! The team came on time, prepared for a long day of moving. John and his team were professional and thorough. The entire apartment was moved efficiently and carefully- not one item damaged. I would recommend Baystate to anyone looking for excellent quality, professional moving services. 6/5 STARS!

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

Great work; very helpful and thoughtful of my concerns (e.g., I was moving into a home with newly redone floors that needed extra care).

Miss Cheryl's Moving
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We hired them to unload items from our 16ft moving truck into our home that has multiple stories. They were efficient and professional. Highly recommend!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
Verified review

Step by Step was great. They were very careful with all our belongings and were fast and friendly. I would recommend Step by Step to anyone moving in the area!

The service man Boston
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
Verified review

Despite my initial job for moving having been cancelled (one of their trucks was in an accident the morning of), they were able to rent a moving van and were at my apartment within minutes of getting the rental. The move was quick, easy, and they were very good to work with!

  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Mat C.
Verified review

Michael and his helper were phenomenal! On short notice, they were able to find some time to move a couch from one house to another. During the move, they skillfully maneuvered the couch down a tight and windy stairway and then, at the other location, were patient when the couch had to be moved to a couple locations on different floors before we settled on the final location. Throughout the whole process they were in constant communication so I wasn't just waiting around and make everything very seamless. I'll certainly be using them for my next move and would highly recommend them for any moving project you may have.

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 86 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie R.
Verified review

I was moving from Boston to Chicago. Alex from Lexel moving reached out to me with a reasonable bid. He came to my apartment to assess the items I was moving and we agreed on a binding price of the original quote. They moved my stuff out efficiently and had them in Chicago a few days later! Alex met me in Chicago and they unloaded all my items without issues. All of my stuff arrived safely. On top of it all, every person I met with with kind and gentle with my things. I would highly recommend Lexel moving to anyone looking for quality and affordable movers.

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

I moved a 1 a bedroom with 2 movers and it took us about 3 hours. The experience was great considering moving is one of the most stressful tasks in life. Artem and Dimitri were very professional and very swift. They wrapped everything to protect the furniture and provided me with help setting up. Nothing was dinged or broken. I also had a very large, very heavy air conditioner that they moved for me which I really appreciated. If I ever moved again I would request them because they were that good. Kate who helped me schedule was also really quick and precise with responses. I would definately use this service again and would highly recommend. Thank you Top Rank Movers!!!!

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

I'm very impressed with John and his crew. First and foremost they are on time. My project not is an easy one and NOT something that most standard moving companies would take on. John's crew took this head on and I couldn't be happier. Knowing what I put him through tells me that he can easily handle anything you may have. Another thing I like which is often overlooked these days and is of high value for me is common sense, and there's no shortage of that with John and his crew. I could tell you about being hard workers, being careful, and all but that's expected and delivered. It's the extras that gives ease of mind that set people apart. What's crazy is that he's basically just getting started in this business, but I feel like he's been doing this for a very long time and should be seen as such. So don't worry about experience. In all I I highly recommend using John for residential or commercial moving.

Round The Clock Moving
4.5
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Abhinav R.
Verified review

They did a great job moving furniture from a fourth floor apartment. They were fast and professional.

JP Moving Company
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Wallace O.
Verified review

This was a great experience by having jp moving as my moving company they really know how to takr care of their customers i highly recommend to anyone in need of a moving company thanks jp moving u made my life easier thanks again

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

This is THE company to use for moving, near, far, or in between. They are prompt, courteous, thorough, careful, and professional in every regard. I definitely would hire them again, having already done so twice.

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Poseidon Moving
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex P.
Verified review

Service of Poseidon moving was excellent. im really glad i chose them. Strongly recommend them

Boston Just Helpers Moving
4.2
from 25 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Marcus B.
Verified review

Professional job and flexible with the requested moving service.

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

My best moving experience yet. Three men carefully wrapped my furniture in moving blankets and then shrink wrapped it! They were very focused and strong. They are familiar with assembly and disassembly of furniture, as they had to take apart my sleeper sofa to get it out, along with my glass dining table. They treated my furniture as if it was their own.

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Handy Ma'am Painting Co.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte R.
Verified review

I just love these folks!! So HATE They are moving to Boston cause I would have Loved the opportunity to work with them again!! Great People!!

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 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.

How much does it cost to move across the country?

The national average cost for hiring cross-country movers is $1,490-$2,220. A number of factors can affect the cost. One factor is the distance you want to move. For example, an East Coast-based moving 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. Another factor is how many belongings you have. Most cross-country movers charge by the cubic foot.

The type of move you want is another consideration in cost. You can have your belongings moved exclusively and delivered on a set day, or you can opt for a consolidated move, which is less expensive. In a consolidated move your belongings are stored and transported with the goods of other customers who are moving to your general vicinity during the same general time frame as you. Your belongings should arrive within a one- to two-week window, rather than on a set day. If you want the cross-country movers to pack your belongings for you, the cost will also increase.

Actual Requests

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Need Mover

Boston, MA

  • Move type
    Just a few things
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
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  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    Other
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    Other
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    There are no flights of stairs
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    Please insert number of flights here (3)
  • Details
    I need one dining room table and 6 chairs from Winchester ma to the south end. Preferable in the evening or a weekend
  • $243.67
    Average price

Need Mover

Boston, MA

  • Move type
    2-3 bedroom apartment
  • Move distance
    Under 10 miles
  • Will client supply transportation?
    No, I need movers to supply transportation
  • Additional services needed
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Estimated number of large boxes/containers
    11-20
  • Estimated number of small to medium boxes/containers
    11-20
  • Flights of stairs at loading point
    Please insert number of flights here (2)
  • Flights of stairs at unloading point
    Please insert number of flights here (1)
  • Details
    I am moving from Beacon Hill to Cambridge. A friend of mine who also lives in Beacon Hill (two blocks away) is moving to the same location as me and we are hoping to combine forces. We will each be moving our beds and the other pieces in our bedrooms (1 desk, bookshelf, night stand) along with a few misc pieces of furniture from our living room and kitchens (1 couch, 1 table, 1 TV).
  • $770
    Average price
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