5 of the Best Boston Moving Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published March 11, 2022

Whether you’re moving cross-country or up the street, when it comes to shifting your stuff, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

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It’s often said that moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. The logistical challenges of relocating all your worldly possessions – not to mention deciding what to keep and leave behind – can be overwhelming, especially if you take on the task without any professional support. In Boston there are a wide number of companies that specialise in home moves. We’ve picked out 5 of the best.

Gentle Giant Moving Company 

This acclaimed Boston-based company with over 4 decades of experience have 20 locations across the country, and have earned widespread recognition – including multiple awards – for their dedicated moving services. Indeed, such is their popularity that they claim that direct referrals account for 80% of their business. Whether it’s a local or long-distance move, their team of specialists promise a stress-free transition from old home to new. As well as modes of transportation, they also offer piano-moving, storage facilities, and packing/unpacking services.

Precision Moving Company

Founded in 2004, Precision Moving Company is a local independent moving company for the Boston area with a strong reputation for outstanding customer service. They own and operate 5 moving trucks out of their location in the Boston suburb of Somerville, and employ only full time, highly trained and experienced professional movers. Whether it’s a 4th floor walk-up in the South End of Boston or a large 5 bedroom house in Lexington, they promise to have the manpower to safely and efficiently carry out the job. They also offer heated storage in a secure alarmed warehouse, as well as expert packing services, from kitchen dishes to a whole house.

Deathwish Piano Movers

If you’ve got a big, cumbersome piece of furniture that needs shifting, then Deathwish Piano Movers are your go-to guys. Established way back in 1971, they have spent the years since moving the biggest and heaviest of Boston’s finest pianos from location to location. With care and precision, everything from Spinnets to concert grands are expertly moved from some of the area’s highest and tightest spots. They dismantle pianos, pad them, strap them to a piano board and move them to their new homes. As well as pianos, they also offer their services in the event of other furniture companies refusing to make deliveries of oversized pieces because of unanticipated obstacles such as a tight turn in the staircase.

Charles River Movers

With decades of experience behind them, Charles River Movers provide a wide variety of services to cater for your specific moving needs, including both local and long-distance moving services. They also offer a variety of packing supplies and boxes for your convenience, or they can pack for you. If you’re short on space, they have safe and secure storage warehouse options. They also offer Senior Services, designed to make moving less stressful for the elderly. This includes the option of storing your unused belongings in their warehouse until the kids (or grandkids) are ready to make use of them, or they can dispose of your unwanted furniture and other items if preferred.

All About Moving

Local and family-owned, All About Moving bring more than 25 years of experience to the arduous and stress-inducing process of moving home. Their one-stop shop services cater for every need, from moving down the road to a different part of the East Coast, with no job too big or too small. No matter what you want to move, they can be relied upon to handle it, be it home contents, safes, pianos or other personal items. They also offer storage facilities, as well as a wide array of packing and moving supplies that’ll help keep your items safe and undamaged until they’re delivered to your final destination.