The Best Movers in New York City 2023

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Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.86 overall rating
Roadway Moving Get A Quote      
4.8 overall rating
Dumbo Moving and Storage Get A Quote      
4.76 overall rating
Shleppers Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.66 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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Bellhop

moveBuddha Score 4.34      

DOT #:  2878240

311 W 43rd St,
New York, NY 10036, US
Visit Website (718) 618-9422

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Gentle Giant Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.86      

Years in Business:  43

DOT #:  373544

100 Bowne Street,
New York, NY 11231, US
Visit Website (718) 907-1830

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crane vans
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Gentle Giant Moving & Storage
Licensed
Insured

Roadway Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.8      

Years in Business:  14

DOT #:  1854436

845 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 11232, US
Visit Website (212) 812-5240

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Dumbo Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.76      

Years in Business:  16

DOT #:  1543241

15 N Oxford St,
Brooklyn, NY 11205,
Visit Website (718) 222-8282

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Big Apple Moving & Storage
Licensed
Insured

Shleppers Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  44

DOT #:  1611225

434 East 165th Street,
New York, NY 10456, US
Visit Website (212) 223-4004

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Shleppers Holdings LLC
Licensed
Insured

Piece of Cake Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.62      

Years in Business:  4

DOT #:  3066988

287 Park Avenue South,
New York, NY 10010, US
Visit Website (212) 651-7273

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Piece of Cake Moving & Storage LLC
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Insured

Oz Moving & Storage, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 4.62      

Years in Business:  29

DOT #:  1058063

51 East 125th Street, 2nd FLR,
New York, NY 10035,
Visit Website (914) 751-0088

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 1058063
  • State license #: 1058063
  • DOD certified
Licensed
Insured

Flatrate Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.58      

Years in Business:  31

DOT #:  488466

555 W 25th St,
New York, NY 10001, US
Visit Website (212) 988-9292

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Seka Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.52      

Years in Business:  4

DOT #:  3014539

48 Wall St #1100,
New York, NY 10005,
Visit Website (203) 583-8333

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 3014539
  • State license #: 3014539

Alternative Business Names

  • Seka Moving Corporation
Licensed
Insured

CCS Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.42      

Years in Business:  10

DOT #:  2289846

34-18 Northern Boulevard,
New York, NY 11101, US
Visit Website (212) 470-6919

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • City Courier Services LLC
Licensed
Insured

Diamond Hands Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.9      

DOT #:  3627176

65 South 11th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11249,
Visit Website (718) 689-6969

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Teddy Moving and Storage Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.9      

DOT #:  3516898

340 E 58th Street,
New York, NY 10022,
Visit Website (718) 355-8822

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 3516898
  • State license #: T-41129
Licensed
Insured

High-Touch Moving Systems, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.9      

DOT #:  1384327

53-28 11th Street,
Long Island City, NY 11101,
Visit Website (866) 486-6831

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Cool Hand Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.9      

DOT #:  2874171

553 Prospect Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11215,
Visit Website (212) 634-1685

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Empire Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.9      

DOT #:  32336417

566 7th Ave #801,
New York, NY 10018,
Visit Website (212) 365-8367

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 32336417
  • State license #: 40607
Licensed
Insured

Elate Moving LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.86      

DOT #:  2396811

305 Broadway 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10007,
Visit Website (212) 920-4450

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 2396811
  • State license #: 2396811
  • DOD certified
Licensed
Insured

Zenith Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.86      

DOT #:  3359626

767 Lexington Ave Ste 300,
New York, NY 10065,
Visit Website (212) 686-6862

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 3359626
  • State license #: T-40910
Licensed
Insured

Big Apple Moving and Storage, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.86      

DOT #:  382368

750 Lexington Ave,
New York, NY 10022,
Visit Website (212) 365-0707

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Heart Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.8      

DOT #:  2451976

305 E 105th St,
New York, NY 10029,
Visit Website (347) 566-0902

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Liberty Moving & Storage Co., Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.8      

DOT #:  325439

216 E 45th St Ste 902,
New York, NY 10017,
Visit Website (212) 223-6440

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Perfect Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.8      

DOT #:  3222129

414 Broadway, Floor 6,
New York, NY 10013,
Visit Website (212) 601-2721

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

E Square Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.8      

DOT #:  3840456

211 Mcguinness Blvd
Apt 624,
Brooklyn, NY 11222,
Visit Website (646) 221-2111

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Zeromax Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.8      

DOT #:  3224565

183 King St,
Brooklyn, NY 11231,
Visit Website (929) 545-6795

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 3224565
  • State license #: 3224565
Licensed
Insured

Maxi Moving, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.76      

DOT #:  2138140

244 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10001,
Visit Website (718) 644-9279

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

JP Urban Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.76      

DOT #:  2096754

266 St Marks Ave, 3rd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11238,
Visit Website (718) 965-1925

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Moishe's Moving Systems

moveBuddha Score 3.76      

DOT #:  587098

450 W 15th St,
New York, NY 10011,
Visit Website (800) 266-8387

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Great Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  2180117

58 2nd Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11215,
Visit Website (718) 306-9980

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 2180117
  • State license #: 919428
Licensed
Insured

Imperial Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  1422485

83 Washington Pl,
New York, NY 10011,
Visit Website (212) 879-6683

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Clean Cut Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.66      
26 1st Ave,
New York, NY 10009,
Visit Website (646) 867-3685

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
Licensed
Insured

All Around Moving Services Company, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  2230616

48 Wall St. Suite#1100,
New York, NY 10005,
Visit Website (212) 781-4118

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 2230616
  • State license #: 2230616
Licensed
Insured

Konstantly Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.5      

DOT #:  3161292

132 W 31st St,
New York, NY 10001,
Visit Website (718) 785-5556

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Average moving company cost in New York City

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the New York City area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in New York City 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 $393 $154 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $547 $154 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $887 $216 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,051 $302 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,353 $302 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $3,623 $423 5 movers 10 hours

Things to keep in mind for your New York City move

  • Parking Permits: 19-162.3 Temporary Parking Permits. a. The department shall issue temporary parking permits to allow drivers to load and unload heavy materials from a motor vehicle at a specified location. Such permits shall be valid for a twenty-four period for vehicles with commercial license plates and for a twelve-hour for all other motor vehicles. The specific time frame shall be set forth in such permit. Such permit may also specify geographic parameters where such permit may be used.
  • State Licensing: New York is one of the busiest moving states in the country, and local and intrastate moving companies operating within the Empire State are regulated by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).

FAQs for New York City movers

How do I find a reputable New York City mover?

There are many things you should look for in a mover to ensure they’re reputable such as:

  • A good reputation: Whether they’re a new family-owned business or a large van lines company with years of experience, a good reputation is absolutely essential.
  • Dispute resolution: If the mover has many unresolved customer complaints, steer clear. All movers will eventually have some mishaps, but it’s the handling of these moments that show the company’s true colors.
  • Experience for your move: Even a professional mover with amazing reviews for local moves may struggle to handle a cross-country move. Make sure the company has adequate experience for your particular needs.

Fortunately, the New York City movers on this list all pass this checklist with flying colors and have been hand selected by our experts at moveBuddha.

What is the cheapest day to hire a mover?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, congratulations. You’re asking the right questions to save money on your move. Typically, the earlier you book your move the better.
Avoiding weekends, holidays, and the summer will typically give you the best price on your move.

Shopping for the lowest quote is typically a bad idea since many companies will take your move for the lowest cost only for the price to end up doubling on the actual move day!

Do New York City movers offer storage?

Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in New York City do offer both short and long-term storage units.

However, while some have their own storage facilities, others don’t, in which case they may store your items at a third-party warehouse. It’s always worth asking about storage facilities and getting quotes when screening prospective movers early on in the moving process.

Should you use your mover's storage solutions?

What is there to do in New York City?

Some popular attractions in New York City include:

  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • Statue of Liberty and Battery Park
  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

How’s the job market in New York City?

New York City’s unemployment rate is at 11.2%. Looking for a job in “The Big Apple”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this New York city:

  • IBM
  • PepsiCo
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Citigroup
  • Verizon Communications
  • Pfizer
  • Philip Morris International
  • Omnicom Group
  • Icahn Enterprises
  • MetLife
  • American International Group
  • Alcoa
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Morgan Stanley
  • American Express
  • The Bank of New York Mellon
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Travelers Companies
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Time Warner
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
  • New York Life Insurance
  • INTL FCStone

Helpful New York City Resources

Route-specific guides

Planning a move to New York City? We have a guide for that, select your origin below.

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