Best of Boston

BEST Movers

2017 BEST Movers

Rare Moving & Trucking


Moving in Boston is a special kind of hell. Just ask anyone who’s dragged a hand truck over Beacon Hill cobblestones, squeezed a couch through a twisty Somerville stairwell, or extracted a piano from a South End brownstone. It pays,… read more»

2008 BEST Movers

Gentle Giant Moving Company


Anyone who’s used inferior movers knows the torture of watching them slowly load a single box onto the truck. You won’t need to stifle the urge to grab a handcart and goose the friendly Gentle Giant guys, who gather up… read more»

2007 BEST Movers

Gentle Giant Moving Company

Somerville, and other locations

Few people bother to write the Better Business Bureau to impart praise, but Gentle Giant, which gets 80 percent of its customers from repeats and referrals, inspires fierce and outspoken loyalty. “The ‘giants’ are impressive!” reads one client’s testimonial for… read more»

2006 BEST Movers, Full Service

Gentle Giant Moving Company


Gentle Giant’s elite squads take extra care with heavy furniture and breakables, without—if you can believe it—so much as scuffing the walls. What’s more, they’ll deliver anywhere in the United States and pay up to $500 for any damage done…. read more»

2006 BEST Movers, Affordable

Goody’s Moving Service

There comes a moment during most moves—usually preceded by the sound of breaking glass—when homeowners wonder if they’d have been better off on their own. Following their own move-gone-awry five years ago, brothers Eric and Aaron Goodwine rounded up an… read more»

2005 BEST Movers

Gentle Giant


Broken mirrors. Dented dressers. Cracked china. Sometimes movers actually add to the hassle of moving. Luckily for us, there’s Gentle Giant. This team of former soccer and rugby players, marathoners, and rowers makes handling heavy furniture look easy. They use… read more»

2003 BEST Movers

Nick’s Moving


Ask almost anyone to name the milestones in life they hate most, and moving invariably ends up in the top five. The experts at Nick’s prove that even the most intense uprooting needn’t mean an existential crisis—or any other crisis,… read more»

2001 BEST Movers

Nick’s Moving Company


In a town where moving is a way of life (and everyone moves at precisely the same moment), finding a mover to do the job quickly and affordably can be a challenge. When we needed to move on a Sunday… read more»

2000 BEST Movers

Gentle Giant


It is worth the hassle of moving simply for the pleasure of employing perennial winners Gentle Giant. The entire process unfolds like a dream: Book the move with a phone call and watch as the exceedingly polite, good-humored movers show… read more»

1999 BEST Movers

Gentle Giant Moving Company

The Giants are harder to book than they used to be, and their prices are higher than some of their competitors’. But this is still the company that people gush about. (And face it: How often do people praise their… read more»