The Best Massachusetts Moving Companies

Company Quote Rating
Boston Best Rate Movers Get A Quote      
4.96 overall rating
Poseidon Moving Get A Quote      
4.9 overall rating
Oscar's Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.9 overall rating
Esquire Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating
StairHopper Movers Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:

Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.

Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.

Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.

Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.

Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.

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Boston Best Rate Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.96      

Years in Business:  18

DOT #:  1718049

26 Lincoln Street
Ste 2,
Boston, MA 02135,
Visit Website (617) 787-3528

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Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Flat Rate Moving & Storage, Inc.
Licensed
Insured

Poseidon Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.9      

Pricing:  $120/hr

Years in Business:  9

DOT #:  2522855

45 Longwood Ave,
Brookline, MA 5244,
Visit Website (617) 470-9950

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Crane vans
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Poseidon Moving, LLC
Licensed
Insured

Oscar's Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.9      

Years in Business:  16

DOT #:  1637689

86 Rowe St,
Newton, MA 02466,
Visit Website (617) 202-9566

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Oscar's Moving Company
Licensed
Insured

Esquire Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Pricing:  $115/hr

Years in Business:  9

DOT #:  2820253

9 Charles Park Rd,
Boston, MA 02132,
Visit Website (617) 952-1505

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Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Crane vans
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Esquire Moving Inc
Licensed
Insured

StairHopper Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  20

DOT #:  1696867

20 Harvard Street,
Boston, MA 02129,
Visit Website (857) 928-0876

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 1696867
  • State license #: 31321
Moving Company Rating
Marathon Moving Co.       4.86 overall rating
Michael's Moving & Storage       4.8 overall rating
Anton's Movers       4.76 overall rating
Step by Step Moving & Storage       4.76 overall rating
Mozart Moving Company       4.52 overall rating

Average moving company cost in Massachusetts

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within Massachusetts. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Massachusetts for more pricing info.

Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.

You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $533 $142 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $675 $142 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $987 $199 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,059 $278 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,337 $278 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $3,506 $389 5 movers 10 hours
  • A Massachusetts mover will cost about $533 to move a studio locally.
  • If you’re moving a 1 bedroom, a moving company in Massachusetts will charge about $675.
  • A 2 bedroom move in Massachusetts will cost about $987.
  • A 3 bedroom move costs $2,059 on average in Massachusetts.
  • To move a 4 bedroom house in Massachusetts, you should expect to pay $2,337.
  • For a house that’s 5 bedrooms or larger, your move will cost $3,506 in Massachusetts.

Other ways to move in Massachusetts

Although a professional mover will offer the most convenience and expertise, a rental truck or a moving container company may be a better choice for you.

Rental truck: You may be familiar with U-Haul, these are the cheapest options but require you to handle the entire moving process yourself.
Moving containers: These are companies like PODS, more expensive than truck rentals but cheaper than professional movers. With these companies, you load the containers and they drive them to your new home.

Best Interstate Moving Companies

We’ve researched over 500 interstate moving companies, cross-referencing verified customer reviews, license data, insurance data, and federal complaint records to find you the best long distance moving companies in the industry.

Company Quote Rating Price
Safeway Moving
Best Overall Value
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4.5 overall rating
American Van Lines
American Van Lines
Best industry reputation
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4.5 overall rating
International Van Lines
International Van Lines
Best customer service
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4.45 overall rating

Considerations for moving to Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a state with natural beauty, excellent education system, delicious seafood, bountiful recreational opportunities, and home to Boston so it makes sense to want to move there. These are some of the things to keep in mind to help your move to the Bay State go smoothly:

Weather: Most of Massachusetts has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers. Far southeast coastal areas are the broad transition zone to Humid Subtropical climates. The warm to hot summers render the oceanic climate rare in this transition, only applying to exposed coastal areas such as on the peninsula of Barnstable County. The climate of Boston is quite representative for the commonwealth, characterized by summer highs of around 81 °F (27 °C) and winter highs of 35 °F (2 °C), and is quite wet. Frosts are frequent all winter, even in coastal areas due to prevailing inland winds. Due to its location near the Atlantic, Massachusetts is vulnerable to nor'easters, hurricanes, and tropical storms.
HOA Rules: Many neighborhoods and communities have rules about moving, have a smooth transition to your new home by checking ahead of time.
Elevator Reservation: If you’re moving to a building with an elevator, there may be things you need to know ahead of time such as using a service elevator, time restrictions, or reservations.
Parking Permits: Some cities have rules about parking large vehicles. Check with your new city ahead of time to ensure you have everything in order.
State Licensing: Moving companies in Massachusetts are required to obtain a license from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities – Transportation Oversight Division to provide local and intrastate moving services in Massachusetts movers must carry adequate cargo insurance and publicly file their tariffs required to list the services they provide and the cost for each. All of the movers on our list are fully licensed.
State Regulator: You can verify a Massachusetts moving license and its status on the state regulator's official website.
Change of Address: You should submit your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forward to Massachusetts.
Mover's Insurance: Every state has its own requirements when it comes to insurance. Released Value Protection is the most economical option because it doesn’t cost anything. It is offered by movers at no additional charge, but the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover is responsible for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 50 inch TV weighing 25 pounds, you would only receive $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). If you need for the full value of your items to be covered, please consult with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider.

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