Top 10 Moving Companies in Boston, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Born to move
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(854)
Born to Move LLC is a full service moving company serving the Greater Boston Area. We are based in Newton MA and have been performing professional Moving Service since 2013 for All types of moving - residential and commercial, interstate. We as well provide full packing and unpacking services along ...Read more about Born to move
Born to Move LLC is a full service moving company serving the Greater Boston Area. We are based in Newton MA and have been performing professional Moving Service since 2013 for All types of moving - residential and commercial, interstate. We as well provide full packing and unpacking services along ...Read more about Born to move
Porch Pro Headshot Safe Responsible Movers
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(389)
"I've hired Safe Responsible Movers multiple times and referred them many times. They do the job right, on budget, and are, well... responsible movers! Also, a great crew - positive, upbeat, and respectful. It says a lot about a company when their employees are that way. Highly recommend."
"I've hired Safe Responsible Movers multiple times and referred them many times. They do the job right, on budget, and are, well... responsible movers! Also, a great crew - positive, upbeat, and respectful. It says a lot about a company when their employees are that way. Highly recommend."
Porch Pro Headshot Pony Express Moving Services
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(305)
Porch Pro Headshot Aviv Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(237)
Established in 1997 and located in Brighton, Aviv Moving & Storage is a moving company and provides furniture moving, appliance moving, and piano moving.
Established in 1997 and located in Brighton, Aviv Moving & Storage is a moving company and provides furniture moving, appliance moving, and piano moving.
Porch Pro Headshot Isaac's Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(189)
Isaac's Moving and Storage is one of the most trusted names for Boston, Philadelphia, & Houston moving. At Isaac's Moving and Storage we still believe in our founding principles: integrity, industry expertise, and old-fashioned hard work. We love what we do and our passion for moving is reflected in...Read more about Isaac's Moving & Storage
Isaac's Moving and Storage is one of the most trusted names for Boston, Philadelphia, & Houston moving. At Isaac's Moving and Storage we still believe in our founding principles: integrity, industry expertise, and old-fashioned hard work. We love what we do and our passion for moving is reflected in...Read more about Isaac's Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Home Team Moving
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(136)
Our top priorities at Home Team Moving are to: 1. Move you efficiently and affordably. 2. Protect your property. 3. Eliminate stress from your move. And we deliver on those priorities: 1. Over 50% of our moves are repeat customers and those they refer to us. 2. We are 5 Star Rated with...Read more about Home Team Moving
Our top priorities at Home Team Moving are to: 1. Move you efficiently and affordably. 2. Protect your property. 3. Eliminate stress from your move. And we deliver on those priorities: 1. Over 50% of our moves are repeat customers and those they refer to us. 2. We are 5 Star Rated with...Read more about Home Team Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Step by step moving and storage
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(70)
Step by Step moving and storage is a professional moving company that meets the expectations of high quality moving company with affordable prices. We are located in Greater Boston area and serving all of the East Coast states. Our company specializes in home relocations, both local and out of state...Read more about Step by step moving and storage
Step by Step moving and storage is a professional moving company that meets the expectations of high quality moving company with affordable prices. We are located in Greater Boston area and serving all of the East Coast states. Our company specializes in home relocations, both local and out of state...Read more about Step by step moving and storage
Porch Pro Headshot Movers On The Go
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(127)
We are a full service moving company packing pianos guns safe hoisting sofa thru windows you name it we do it, we have been in business since 1997 family owned business license and insured. How can we help?
We are a full service moving company packing pianos guns safe hoisting sofa thru windows you name it we do it, we have been in business since 1997 family owned business license and insured. How can we help?
Porch Pro Headshot Boston Cab Service, Inc.
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(24)
"easy process of booking, timely services and well-trained chauffeurs make Boston Cab Service the best provider of limo services. I use it when I need a presentable car and I know that everything here is fair and fast."
"easy process of booking, timely services and well-trained chauffeurs make Boston Cab Service the best provider of limo services. I use it when I need a presentable car and I know that everything here is fair and fast."
Porch Pro Headshot Rescue Movers 911
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(22)
"We received excellent customer service from the two movers. Bill and Mike. Super professional and hard working men. We have moved several times in the past and no other movers were so swift and proficient in packing wrapping and our belongings. I give high marks for Rescue Movers 911 for having t...Read more about Rescue Movers 911
"We received excellent customer service from the two movers. Bill and Mike. Super professional and hard working men. We have moved several times in the past and no other movers were so swift and proficient in packing wrapping and our belongings. I give high marks for Rescue Movers 911 for having t...Read more about Rescue Movers 911

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Boston Movers

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Hi All, Let me be the first to say I am not one to leave a review for anything (services or products) but i felt the need to leave one for this awesome company. There are a few things that made me essentially feel the need to leave a review, one bein...

- William Garcia
85739

I really liked working with these guys. From very beginning they handled everything in a very professional manner. I am definitely suggesting them to everybody I know.

- Zhanna Arstamyan
85669

I really want to thank step by step moving crew for doing such a great job. They moved me and my family from Waltham to Quincy. The job went quickly and efficient, also all of my furniture was fully protected. I am definitely using them again next time.

- Medina Seidova
63524

Great moving company!

- William Harris
63523

Great company from start to finish. The rep i spoke to was very informative and the process was very convenient for being such a large move from New York to California. I'd give them 6 stars for making my move less stressful!

- Anthony Wane
31531

It’s the only service I call when I need a car, I tried many others but prices here are more reasonable and it seemed cars are cleaner. worth to try.

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thank you for clean, comfy and well-maintained car, it was a very pleasant trip which I’ll never forget and want to repeat)

- Kenneth Hall
37831

it was a special day for my wife, she was going to meet her family at the airport and booked a car there. car was on time, clean and roomy like she wanted, so it wasn’t a problem to place all family there + inside a car were magazines and water to feel c...

- Jeane Lliott
28970

low prices, professional drivers and the best vehicles are advantages of boston cab service I use it always when I need to get somewhere and I’m never afraid of being late, they provide me with a quick response & the most comfortable trip!

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I was impressed with every step of our ride. Our driver came 10mins early of my reservation, helped with luggage both in the beginning and in the end of trip and asked a reasonable price, besides he was vey nice to speak with.

37119

I will def use them again. prompt and trustworthy company with responsible drivers and clean cabs. highly recommend.

31921

very quick response. fast but safe ride. friendly driver. not pricey. so will use this service only.

Everything You Need to Know About Boston Moving Companies

Moving Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to movers available in Boston?

If you’ve determined that moving services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to moving services, we can still help you find the right professional in Boston.

Boston has 50 mover professionals that can help you with your moving services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific movers-pros in Boston.

Who are the best Movers in Boston?

We've found 50 mover providers that are available to you in Boston.

Keep in mind that every project has different requirements, and some mover professionals maybe be more equipped to handle the specifications of your moving services work than others. Talk to multiple movers before deciding which one is right for you. You will want to consider how much they charge, if they are properly licensed for moving services work in Boston, and if your project is a fit. Here are some suggested professionals and companies to get you started:

  • The Other Guys Moving LLC
    • Location: Boston
    • Been in business since: 2010
  • Pleasant Moving Of Boston
    • Location: Boston
  • National Moving & Storage
    • Location: Boston

What should I check for once my Mover in Boston has finished working?

Every moving services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any moving services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with moving services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the mover to describe what they did. Whether your moving services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your moving services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the mover do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Moving Companies in Boston, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Nationwide Mover Inc
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(4)
"I moved last month and was very hesitant in hiring someone. I hired a broker originally, but cancelled with them to make sure i hired an actual carrier. The nationwide mover rep named Will explained the whole process and helped me feel better about the move. On move day, their movers were very poli...Read more about Nationwide Mover Inc
"I moved last month and was very hesitant in hiring someone. I hired a broker originally, but cancelled with them to make sure i hired an actual carrier. The nationwide mover rep named Will explained the whole process and helped me feel better about the move. On move day, their movers were very poli...Read more about Nationwide Mover Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Shamrock Moving and Storage, Inc.
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(15)
As one of the nation's most trusted long distance moving companies, you can depend on quality and unsurpassed service. With competitive pricing, hundreds of agents nationwide and no-obligation estimates, youll find out why Mayflower is a leader in the moving industry.
As one of the nation's most trusted long distance moving companies, you can depend on quality and unsurpassed service. With competitive pricing, hundreds of agents nationwide and no-obligation estimates, youll find out why Mayflower is a leader in the moving industry.
Porch Pro Headshot Ramsure Movers
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
Ramsure Movers is a full-service moving company offering moving solutions for residential and office customers. From a small studio, to a multilevel office, Ramsure Movers can take on the challenge successfully and without hassle.
Ramsure Movers is a full-service moving company offering moving solutions for residential and office customers. From a small studio, to a multilevel office, Ramsure Movers can take on the challenge successfully and without hassle.
Porch Pro Headshot C&C Moves
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(69)
C&C Moves are a residentIal and commercial moving company out of Beverly MA
C&C Moves are a residentIal and commercial moving company out of Beverly MA
Porch Pro Headshot Boston Moving Co
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(16)
BOSTON Moving Company provides full range of moving services. Fully licensed and insured with over 15 years of experience, we can manage any move regardless of size or location.
BOSTON Moving Company provides full range of moving services. Fully licensed and insured with over 15 years of experience, we can manage any move regardless of size or location.
Porch Pro Headshot Bushell Piano Movers
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
We are a full service moving company with DOT licenses and insurance (see our website). We specialize in piano moving as well as cross country piano moving and have been doing so for over 45 years. We also have a piano retail store located at 796 Boston Post Road East in Marlboro, MA. The retail is ...Read more about Bushell Piano Movers
We are a full service moving company with DOT licenses and insurance (see our website). We specialize in piano moving as well as cross country piano moving and have been doing so for over 45 years. We also have a piano retail store located at 796 Boston Post Road East in Marlboro, MA. The retail is ...Read more about Bushell Piano Movers
Porch Pro Headshot DTB
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
Our expert movers are committed to your satisfaction and move, understanding that each move is unique and demands a unique combination of services. We work with you to ensure a stress-free moving process, giving you freedom to focus on your relocation rather than deal with the headaches that come ...Read more about DTB
Our expert movers are committed to your satisfaction and move, understanding that each move is unique and demands a unique combination of services. We work with you to ensure a stress-free moving process, giving you freedom to focus on your relocation rather than deal with the headaches that come ...Read more about DTB
Porch Pro Headshot American Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage
At American Moving & Storage, we understand that big moves follow important decisions. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating around the world, a residential or corporate move brings big changes for you and your family. But those changes don’t have to be overwhelming, especially when y...Read more about American Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot Maki Moving Company
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
Owned by two brothers with over 35 years of combined experience in the moving industry, Maki Moving Company has the know-how to put you at ease on the big day. Give us a call today and we can explain how we make it easy to get you started in your new space! We service all of Massachusetts and are he...Read more about Maki Moving Company
Owned by two brothers with over 35 years of combined experience in the moving industry, Maki Moving Company has the know-how to put you at ease on the big day. Give us a call today and we can explain how we make it easy to get you started in your new space! We service all of Massachusetts and are he...Read more about Maki Moving Company
Porch Pro Headshot Kenneth Cook flooring and odd jobs
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
We have been doing carpet and floor for many years it's a family business. We want you to be able to enjoy your new floor. We go above and beyond for our customers.
We have been doing carpet and floor for many years it's a family business. We want you to be able to enjoy your new floor. We go above and beyond for our customers.
Porch Pro Headshot Bunker Hill Moving Company, Inc.
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
Full service professional moving and packing services. We are a fully licensed and insured moving company providing customers with local and long distance service in the lower 48 states.
Full service professional moving and packing services. We are a fully licensed and insured moving company providing customers with local and long distance service in the lower 48 states.
Porch Pro Headshot AandR inc
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
We specialize in landscaping, assembly and maintance, construction painting and re modeling.
We specialize in landscaping, assembly and maintance, construction painting and re modeling.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Speed Moving and Storage
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Boston, Massachusetts
(26)
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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