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All-Pro Piano Movers
from 386 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 596 hires on Thumbtack
Tony T.
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I had a piano moved from Tolland, CT to South Glastonbury,CT. I thought the price was excellent. The movers arrived a bit early but that did cause any problems. My wife said the movers were very pleasant and polite. Job well done. Note, before hiring I did communicate with Omar to make sure we understood all the details which made the job go easy.

First-Rate Moving, LLC
from 267 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 418 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie B.
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Excellent experience with First Rate Moving- the cost was very reasonable and the movers did an excellent job. Will be using them again to help with other projects!

Best Rate Express Moving
from 253 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 444 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth F.
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Tom and his guys were great. Got to my place early in the North End and got my stuff packed into the truck in just under an hour. Can't say enough good things about my experience, they definitely made my move a much less stressful event than I expected it to be. The whole move was completed in just under 3 hours - I highly recommend Boston Best Rate Movers, worth every penny! Thanks guys!

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Born to Move
from 220 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 384 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessie K.
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I decided to go with Born to Move because of the reviews and I'm so glad I did!! They had the best price out of the 5 movers, The people I spoke to over the phone were very helpful and I appreciated their confirmation call the day before. I got a call letting me know they were about 10 minutes away from my place on the morning of my move. The guys showed up right on time and were very careful to protect my furniture and belongings. They were speedy and very professional. I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you for such great service!

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Smith Moving
from 202 reviews
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gerald T.
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I rated these movers 5 stars only because I couldn’t rate them any higher. These movers did everything right. They were prompt, neat, clean and very professional in their appearance. They were extremely careful with each piece of furniture. They wrapped each piece of furniture with a thick quilted blanket, then wrapped the blanket with tape to make sure the blanket stayed on the furniture throughout it’s journey. They then carefully and strategically placed each piece of furniture in the moving truck. Once the furniture was in place, they lashed down the furniture with webbing to ensure the furniture didn’t move or bounce around in the truck during the travel cycle. Once they reached their destination point, they unwrapped each piece of furniture one at a time and carefully placed them where instructed. My wife and I are extremely pleased and couldn’t ask for better. Oh,…and did I mention they were reasonably priced? It’s a pretty safe bet that if you hire these movers, you’ll be more than satisfied. We can’t say enough about them!

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Spartan Movers
from 178 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 404 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie Eve B.
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We had a great experience with Spartan Movers. They were efficient but still extremely careful with our furniture. We will hire them again for sure.

Miss Cheryl's Moving
from 136 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
Ken L.
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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.

Hebert Movers
from 137 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
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Frank Otero (Hebert Movers) moved a piano for me from NH to my house in Dracut. It was a very old piano and extremely heavy. They did a great job. Called back immediately, showed up on time and managed to move the piano with no damage to my house or the piano itself. Very polite and professional and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew A.
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Everything about working with Step by Step was easy and efficient. Movers were on time, worked quickly and safely, and got the job done as expected. Competitive pricing as well.

The service man Boston
from 110 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 152 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'.

  • 3 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
Leilah-Olivia H.
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The movers were on time, and I was paying by the hour so I was worried they'd be slow on purpose but actually they were extremely efficient. I'll be working with them for my next move.

  • 6 years in business
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
Anita O.
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We are so glad we chose this company. The 3 movers were efficient, fast and worked so well together. It was great relief at the end of the day to have the move completed as fast and as perfectly as it was, no furniture or items broken.

Lexel Moving & Storage
from 92 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
Abbey P.
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Fast and efficient movers! Rate per hour was reasonable with no additional hidden fees and charges.

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Top Rank Movers
from 89 reviews
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katara J.
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Unbeatable price! Professional, fast, and efficient movers! I would definitely hire this company again! :)

J & J Services
from 73 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara C.
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The two guys (one being the owner, Jack) did a great job moving my one bedroom sized apartment contents. They are friendly and efficient workers with great attitudes. The old second floor place I was leaving was a challenge to navigate out of. They did it well. The cost of the move was half of what one of their competitors had quoted (a company whom I had used a couple of times in the past.) The 2 other quotes I had considered were the same as J and J. I simply could not afford the way more expensive movers. I am happy with my experience with J and J. There are a few differences in style that may account a bit for the price difference. The other movers had a team of 3 guys instead of 2. They did a thorough inventory and inspection of all items prior and after the move with a detailed checklist. They also used shrink wrap from a roll to secure drawers and doors on furniture pieces. J and J used large elastic bands instead. The pricier company put the mattress and box spring in protective bags. J and J did not. If a person has very fine furniture and is very meticulous they may want to pick the higher priced competitor. For myself I am a satisfied customer with Jack and his assistant. My belongings are mostly old, eclectic and close to distressed looking! I personally choose to move my more fragile items on my own no matter which company I have chosen. J and J fit my needs and current budget. I would gladly use them for a future move.

Smart Penny Moving
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Donald R.
Verified review

Our experience with Smart Penny movers was exceptional! The 3 men arrived on time, were very pleasant, and professional. Our 4 bedroom house was packed in 6 hours and delivered next day as promised 900 miles away!! As nervous as I had been about using a moving company, I would definitely recommend Smart Penny Moving!!!

Focus Moving Services
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
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The movers were professional, efficient, and nice which I appreciated very much.

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Flash Moving Company
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe R.
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Great people to deal with! No nonsense approach to the job. On time, efficient, no surprises. Friendly and courteous. Will definitely use them if I ever need movers again and highly recommend them. THANKS FLASH MOVING!!

RS Contracting Services
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan P.
Verified review

After failing to hear back from a number of other contractors, I responded to a quote and was immediately engaged in a simple conversation resulting in scheduling a move. They didn’t need an itemized list like other movers, which I found helpful. The two movers were incredibly hard working, efficient, careful and courteous. They moved my 1 bedroom apartment in under 4 hrs w/ 15 mile travel time included. Nothing was damaged in the process, and I received a nice thank note for hiring them. With my experience, I wouldn’t bother contacting other movers that Thumbtack recommend, and just go straight to these guys. It’ll save you the headache and stress about not knowing if you’re going to get your move arranged in time and for an economical cost. Thanks Stanley and Ello! —Ryan

Xpress Movers
from 28 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Holly R.
Verified review

Great company! The movers were on time and moved us in very quick. The price was also good. We will definitely tell our friends and family about Xpress Movers!

Boston Just Helpers Moving
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco S.
Verified review

Wonderful movers! We have used this company for 2 years and they are wonderful, they comunicated well, answered all our questions, and their service is excellent. I really love this company! I recommend this company 100%.

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 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.

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