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Charlestown Movers

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All-Pro Piano Movers
4.5
from 372 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 574 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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They moved my grand piano to a storage unit 120 miles away. The two movers were competent and friendly, although they arrived 30 minutes late. Packing was good, travel was timely, and the delivery was fine, although they forgot the hardware in the truck and and to shove it underneath the bottom of the storage unit door (I left just before they did).The price I paid was 20 percent higher than quoted. I wish all moving companies would do a better job at cost estimation. Overall a very good experience.

Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 249 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 439 hires on Thumbtack
Casey L.
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Great moving company. His crew arrived on time and thoroughly packed and secured my belonging to move them to my new home. They brought all there own blankets and tape to thoroughly secure and move my belongings even being especially careful not to scratch my hardwood floors. I would most definitely would hire Boston Best Rate Movers for my next move

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 246 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 385 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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Jay and Alexis were outstanding!! I went back and forth with the expense of hiring movers but hiring Jay and Alexis was the best decision. So professional and nice. I asked to try and keep the job under a certain amount of hours and they hit it right on the money. I would hire them again in a second with out any thought. I highly suggest them if you are moving.

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Born to Move
4.9
from 199 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 323 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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Lamar and George are wonderful, professional movers!

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Smith Moving
4.9
from 194 reviews
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich F.
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Incredible customer service, great communication throughout from the first contact to the when I needed to make a last minute change in timing (which was accommodated). The move was stress free and professional, Eric and Rich knew what they where doing from how to handel fragile items to maneuvering large pieces thru tricky opening. Great movers if you can book them do so!

Baystate Express, Inc
4.2
from 213 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 347 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla K.
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I had a great experience with Baystate movers! They were so reliable and professional. They did a great job of quickly and carefully moving all my belongings from my old apartment to my new apartment. Their prices were extremely reasonable and they provided great service. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a mover!

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 176 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 403 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lucy S.
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Leandro and his team showed up early, worked quickly and efficiently to move our 2 br condo into our new home. They managed to get our hulking beast of a couch through narrow doorways with ease. Thanks!

Miss Cheryl's Moving
4.8
from 125 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo S.
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The best movers in the boston area. They arrived exactly at the time scheduled. Jack is very friendly and focuses on giving the best service possible. They bring huge boxes which makes the process very fast and efficient. Jack is great and made the move a lot faster than expected.I will definately hire them again and recommend them to anyone looking for movers. Stop looking for anyone else and hire them, you will not be disappointed.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill D.
Verified review

Fair price, paid exactly as quoted (no surprises). Supplied two skilled movers and a truck. All furniture was wrapped in moving blankets and arrived safely. Would definitely hire them again.

The service man Boston
4.8
from 102 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Myriam M.
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I was really happy by the service provided for my move. The communication was easy and simple before the move and on the day of the move, the movers were professional, efficient, and took good care of my boxes and furniture. I highly recommend 'the service man'.

  • 6 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Donna D.
Verified review

Top Speed did an excellent job moving all our furniture from the second floor to the first floor. Husband and I had been moving things piece meal and decided it was too much for us, not being as young as we used to be. So on Sunday I contacted Thumbtack about movers, they put in touch with Top Speed who contacted me that day. We emailed back and forth, came to a good price and on Wednesday three strong, young men arrived at our home and moved all our furniture. What a relief to have that done for us. Well Done Michael Zazzara and Top Speed Moving and Storage LLC. Donna & Russ

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
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Movers were very nice and professionals

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 85 reviews
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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Good guys, hard workers. Very professional movers, nice customer service.

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John D.
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Violetta W.
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Absolutely amazing, reliable, and fast movers/loaders. Highly recommended, A+++ work!

Round The Clock Moving
4.5
from 50 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
Verified review

This was such an awesome experience I had not had very good luck with movers in the past but these two owners of this company certainly lived up to their promises They moved furniture from my son's house to our new apartment I couldn't believe how quickly they worked When the furniture arrived, they unloaded it and put some complicated furniture together for us. They were both so pleasant, wasted no time even though they were charging by the hour. This move was less than I thought it would due to their work ethics. I highly recommend this company for any moves which are needed.

K.J. Junk removal
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Cara E.
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We were moving from out of state to Rhode Island and I found K.J. Junk and Hauling here. Tony responded right away, was professional and prompt. It was a challenge to wrangle movers to unload a POD while I was still out of state and Tony just simply got the job done right which I really appreciate. Would def hire them again!

JP Moving Company
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley A.
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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 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregg S.
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These guys were the best movers I ever had. They made the move as smooth as possible and when it didn't go correctly (due to spacing at the new place, not because of anything they could control) they went above and beyond and figured out a solution. Would recommend them to anyone moving

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

I wanted to share the awesome experience I had with Poseidon Moving on Wednesday. Chris, Elly, Amir, and Vlad moved us from Medford, MA to Kingston, RI. They were ruthlessly efficient (carrying three boxes at a time kind of efficient), respectful of our homes and our belongings, and nice people. On top of that, they were very fair with pricing, which I really appreciated. I saw the 120 or so five star reviews Poseidon had on Yelp and didn’t really believe it (how can movers be that good?), but now I get it. Thank you for making a stressful experience easy for us.

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

Movers were great. The leader and more experienced man was very professional and courteous! Would recommend!

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

Xpress Movers did our long distance move from Providence to central MA. They were easy to communicate with and since we weren't able to be there, they willingly coordinated with my mother.

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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