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East Boston Moving Companies

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Best Rate Express Moving
4.8
from 252 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 442 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto R.
Verified review

these guys were awesome, NO ONE complained about how much stuff I have. They did all the disassembly and reassembly. I would recommend them highly. I have had several different moving companies and there was always a problem. Moving is stressful and they were great!!

First-Rate Moving, LLC
4.7
from 251 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 399 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany S.
Verified review

We hired First-Rate Moving to move all our household belongings (furniture, boxes, everything) out of a 10x25 storage locker and into our new townhome. We had the pleasure of having Jay, the owner and one of his crew members complete our move. At the beginning of the planning process, Jay really took the time to understand our moving needs to provide us with as accurate a quote as possible. He was also incredibly responsive to all correspondence throughout the planning process, whether it was by phone, email or text. He also kept us updated on their arrival time, as we were their second job for the day. The pricing was competitive and very fair. The quotes and correspondence I received from other moving companies for this particular move were outrageous and the other moving companies I contacted were not nearly as responsive or as helpful as Jay. When moving day finally arrived Jay and his crew member were pleasant, respectful, careful, & efficient. I am pleased to say that not a single one of our belongings was damaged or broken by them during the move, and we have some really big and heavy furniture that isn’t easily maneuverable. They really took the time to make sure that they used blankets to cover the furniture so it didn’t get scratched in the truck and they also made the most out of the space in their truck and packed everything efficiently, & securely. I can’t say enough nice things about Jay and his crew, and First-Rate Moving. I can without a doubt say that I would absolutely recommend this company, and if the need ever arises again, I would use this company again for any future move. Thank you Jay & First-Rate Moving!

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Born to Move
4.8
from 208 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 369 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 200 reviews
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Truly outstanding work. Eric and his team drove several hours in the wake of a snowstorm to handle the job, and finished the move safely and ahead of schedule despite the weather hassles and two annoying staircases. Not a single scratch on furniture and all boxes in pristine condition -- I've never done a 150+ mile move so smoothly. Couldn't ask for more -- and at literally *one-third* the price of national-brand moving companies, incredible value too. I recommend them very enthusiastically. (Thanks again!)

Baystate Express, Inc
4.2
from 215 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo S.
Verified review

I have to admite I was a bit skeptical based on a couple of the pervious reviews but in all honesty I couldnt have had a better experience with these guys. I've used 4 different moving companies in the past two years and these guys were by far the nicest, most professional and AFFORDABLE of them all. John was a pleasure to deal with and communicated with me every step of the way, even when my sofa wouldn't fit up the stairs in my new place they did a fantastic job hoisting it up to the 4th floor! Yikes. Everything was professionally wrapped in heavy duty furniture blankets and not a single item was damaged. They arrived well within the quoted time frame and finished within the estimated time. I think it's worth mentioning John is a really nice guy, he's very professional and easy to deal with, just speaking with him on the phone prior to my move put me at ease. I wouldnt hesitate to use his company again, In fact I recommend it!

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Spartan Movers
4.8
from 176 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 403 hires on Thumbtack
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Yuping X.
Verified review

There was a minor hiccup on scheduling, but Spartan sorted it out, and the movers did a great job. The only improvement I'd suggest is that the movers should bring and use floor runners to protect the floors, as the moving companies I dealt with in the past did.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

As we all know relocating is always hard but if you can delegate some of that trauma to a professional moving company, it feels a tiny bit better. For our last move it was Step-by-step movers. Their men know exactly how to unload your worries. They are very apt at their job, always showing up on time, packing everything with great precision and loading the valuables securely to their vans. My move was as smooth as it could ever be, thanks to these guys.

The service man Boston
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
Erin B.
Verified review

These guys are awesome and I found them randomly online one afternoon. They are honest, on time, hard working, focused, very responsive (via text and call), and they take the time to be personable with you during the job. I will highly recommend them (and already have) to my friends in the Boston area. Side note: The key factor that won me over was that they worked with me and my pricing expectations. Most moving companies/moving help wouldn't listen to my needs, and The Service Man (Jon) did. I look forward to hiring them again in the near future for various projects around the home, given that they do more than just move.

  • 6 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Mar B.
Verified review

Let me start by saying that I don't usually write reviews. The communication with them since the moment I posted the add was great. They offered a personalized rate according to our needs (instead of sending an automatic message like the rest of the moving companies did). They were polite and understanding at all times. Even though I let them know at last minute about our availability, they managed to squeeze us between jobs within two hours from our short notice. The two movers got here on time and were friendly, fast and yet careful with the handling. We're very satisfied with the service overall and won't hesitate to contact them again for another quote for any future moves.

Lexel Moving & Storage
4.8
from 89 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Brian G.
Verified review

A hidden gem. For context, we spoke with 8-10 moving companies - from large well known movers to local providers. We were looking for a company we could trust to move us on the specific date/time needed, at a reasonable price, carefully pack portions of our house, and avoid damaging our things. We also have two small daughters, so professionalism was important. There were a lot of options. In the end, Lexel was very reasonably priced, worked around our schedule and needs, were very professional (Nick led our team of movers and was outstanding), and nothing was damaged (nothing!). We couldn't be happier. We've already recommended them to friends and family!

Frontier Moving
4.9
from 81 reviews
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Jenelle B.
Verified review

Frontier Moving Company was great! They were on time and brought their own blankets, tape and wrapping material. I would highly recommend them!

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Top Rank Movers
4.7
from 86 reviews
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
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Veronika V.
Verified review

I used TopRankMovers multiple times for I have a small business which requires delivery of furniture items and some antiques to my customers. I've never had a better experience with other moving companies. Top rank movers never fail to find availability for me, they are always on time, take a really good care of things that they're moving. I highly recommend them!

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John D.
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

99 Handy
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

I rarely write reviews but having had issues with Roto Rooter and multiple other companies, this experience was very refreshing. Paul was quick and very knowledgable, and helped with multiple things not trying to sell me on more expensive solutions. Would recommend him to anyone. Hope this helps.

Round The Clock Moving
4.4
from 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry E.
Verified review

Round The Clock Moving is the BEST and most affordable moving company!!! The three young men were professional, friendly, and fast! The estimated moving time and price quote turned out to be spot on! I highly recommend using Round The Clock Moving.

JP Moving Company
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy K.
Verified review

The guys from JP Moving Co. were wonderful. Arrived right on time, wrapped and packed everything carefully and well, diasassembled and reassembled mirrors, beds and the like with expertise. The actual moving and carrying was done perfectly, despite it being one of the hottest days of the summer with heat index temperatures in the 100s. The men were very pleasant, polite and professional throughout the entire process. Highly recommend this moving company.

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Move and Care moving company
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max S.
Verified review

Move&care moving company the staff was perfect. They were very helpful, and always answered all my questions quickly. The move was very smooth and the estimated amount of time they gave me was very accurate. I love my new house, thank you move&care!

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Flash Moving Company
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashwin R.
Verified review

Phillip and his team are amazing. They were really quick in getting to work and wasted NO TIME. Their rates are really competitive and I would highly recommend Flash Moving Company. There's no way anyone will be less that highly satisfied. BIG THUMBS UP👍

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Poseidon Moving
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James J.
Verified review

I used this moving company 4 times in a period of 6 months so, that, alone, is a pretty strong recommendation. I moved out of 4,000 sq foot house into a rental home and then moved into a new home I purchased. That's a lot of moving a ton of stuff around. I had the same three-man team each time. The nicest, hardest-working guys you will ever meet. On-time, Efficient, careful and industrious! Great problem-solvers when it came to getting big things through doors that were small. I hope not to move again for a long, long time, but I would hire them again in an instant!

RS Contracting Services
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Cal R.
Verified review

I recommend RS services for all your moving needs. I will use them again should I ever need to move household goods again

bostonlowpricemovers
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Asahel S.
Verified review

Came on time, was able to get everything done fast and on time without damaging any of my things, was able to pay attention to the moving detail of my boxes and was ready to start working like he had enough experience doing this before, well worth what I payed.

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.

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