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May 17, 2010 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Suggestions for local Boston-area movers?

It's pretty short notice, but I'm moving at the end of the month, and need to find two people and a truck to help me move from Cambridge to Allston. Any recommendations for movers on a pretty basic, not too much stuff, no awkward-item moving job?
posted by raztaj to Travel & Transportation around Boston, MA (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I used Gentle Giants and they were great. I think they might be on the pricier side, but they were extremely accommodating.
posted by burlsube at 2:59 PM on May 17, 2010


I have used these guys twice and they have been worth every penny. Once was to move from a third floor apartment in JP to a basement apartment in the same house (I had two pieces of furniture that required a crane over the porch balcony as it wouldn't fit through the staircase. The second time was to move both my and my (then) fiance's stuff (in a separate apartment in JP) to Newton on the day after an ice storm when it was absolutely not safe to walk on a lot of sidewalks. They are quick, efficient, slightly more expensive than you would pay elsewhere, but damn were they good.
posted by Rewind at 3:15 PM on May 17, 2010


All Out Moves. I recommend them all the time. Fantastic, reasonably priced, great to work with.
posted by olinerd at 3:18 PM on May 17, 2010


Intelligent Labor moved me last summer, and they were awesome. The guys who helped me were super friendly and ridiculously efficient. I moved from an elevator building in Brookline to a 4th floor walk-up in Back Bay and the entire thing took barely a morning. It cost under $500 (coming in below their $600 estimate), and that included the generous tips I gave them. Gentle Giant tried to quote me $1200 for the same move.
posted by CharlieSue at 3:31 PM on May 17, 2010


Spry Moving is fantastic.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 3:37 PM on May 17, 2010


We've used Gentle Giants twice. They're awesome.
posted by Perplexity at 4:13 PM on May 17, 2010


Another vote for Gentle Giants.
posted by briank at 4:58 PM on May 17, 2010


Seconding Intelligent Labor. Awesome, fast, professional, and reasonably cheap. I'll be using them again in a couple months, I hope.
posted by There's No I In Meme at 5:04 PM on May 17, 2010


Road Runner Movers! They were a Lot less expensive than the Gentle Giant quote I got, they were super pleasant, they were responsive, and they got the job done well and on time. Good guys!
posted by ldthomps at 5:09 PM on May 17, 2010


Thirding Intelligent Labor. They moved me three or four times and each time was fantastic. Nothing was broken, they were incredibly conscienscious, and generally just nice guys.

I've never had a better moving experience than when I had them move my stuff. If I could have paid them to move me from Boston to San Francisco, I would have.
posted by jesourie at 3:37 AM on May 18, 2010


i keep hearing that gentle giant is pretty awesome, although i have not used them myself.
we used stairhoppers when my gf moved in with me.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:24 AM on May 18, 2010


Thanks everyone, for all the great recommendations!

I requested estimates from pretty much all of your suggestions, and decided to go with All Out Moves. They gave me the best price (less than a third of what Gentle Giants was quoting), but despite hardly any info on them other than olinerd's mention and one review on yelp, I decided to give All Out Moves a try.

They were awesome, professional yet nice and easy going people to work with. I'm super happy with my decision - nice people to do business with.
posted by raztaj at 5:22 AM on June 1, 2010


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