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Note: The date you choose to move will affect the cost of your move. Our rates are higher on weekends and the beginning/end of the month. If you can move mid-week or mid-month it will greatly reduce the cost of your move (applies to local moves only).

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Gentle Giant Moving Company

Best Boston MoversWe are your hometown Boston Movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park.  Gentle Giant is Boston born and bred. From the narrow streets of Beacon Hill and the North End, to the estates of Wellesley and Wayland, we know Boston.  We’re proud to serve all of eastern Massachusetts with eight locations across the state.

100% Crew Guarantee

Gentle Giant promises to deliver exceptional service to every customer, guaranteed (100% Crew Guarantee). Contact us anytime if you believe we have performed otherwise. We are proud to offer a money-back guarantee for every member of your moving crew.  Learn more about some of our exceptional employees here!

Local Boston Moving

Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood.  Whether you’re moving from the North End to the South End or out to the Cape, we’ve been there.  We’ll even move you inside the same building.  Need boxes and packing? – We’ve got that too.  Gentle Giant has been the best mover in Boston since 1980!

Long Distance Moving

With 20 locations nationwide Gentle Giant can move you to anywhere in the lower 48 States.  Unlike the van lines we don’t subcontract our services to move your stuff.  When you choose Gentle Giant for a long distance move, we have the capacity so that your items are only handled by Gentle Giant employees start to finish.  Learn about some of our most popular routes here.

Storage Facilities

With multiple warehouses across our footprint Gentle Giant can meet your long or short term storage needs.  When you store your belongings with Gentle Giant, we inventory, label, and store everything ourselves in self-contained crates that can be accessed only by Gentle Giant staff.  We also have options for electronic inventories that include itemized photographs of each of your items.

Packing and Moving Boxes

Moving can be stressful, so leave the hard work to us!  We’ll come the day before your move and pack everything for you.  When you hire Gentle Giant to pack your valuable belongings there is the added guarantee that your items will arrive safe and sound at the other end.  We take the necessary care and precision required to pack everything from crystal stemware to your baseball card collection like they were our own.  If you want to pack yourself, though, we offer free delivery of moving boxes to your home too!

Meet the Giants – Professional Boston Movers

Gentle Giant prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people – the Giants – which makes us stand apart from the rest.  Gentle Giant’s Boston movers are an exceptionally tight-knit team with decades of service between them, showing their true dedication to the company.  All Giants embody our core principals of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

Our Reputation

Founded in 1980 by owner Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for 40 years. We have been recognized as one of Boston’s best moving companies for nine years in a row by Boston Magazine. Over the years, we have also been recognized by many other publications as a great place to work and a leader in the moving and storage industry.

Check out some of our reviews on Google or see our own moving company reviews here.

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Local Moving

Across the street or across the Bay, we've got you covered.

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Long Distance

We know the best routes from sea to shining sea.

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Storage

We offer full-service, secure, climate-controlled storage.

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Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

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Commercial

Need to move your office? We can help with that.

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Our moves our carried out by highly trained Giants.

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Gentle Giant Moving Co. - Somerville

29 Harding Street

Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 661-3333

Also serving

Acton

898 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 263-0003

Beverly

117 Elliot Street, Suite 4
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-2553

Readville

130 Meadow Road
Readville, MA 02136
(857) 305-4292

Franklin

25 Grove Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 298-6061

Marshfield

624 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 709-1220

Newton

200 Webster Street
Newton, MA 02466
(781) 790-7180

Southborough

20 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
(508)-620-1177

Wilmington

1 Burlington Avenue, Building 2
Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 988-7942

Featured Boston Movers

Mindaugas Jankantas

Mindaugas Jankantas

Somerville Group Manager
Mindaugas heard about Gentle Giant from his brother, Donatas, who worked at Gentle Giant during the summer on a J-1 visa. His favorite part of working at Gentle Giant is...
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Mindaugas Jankantas

Mindaugas Jankantas

Somerville Group Manager
Mindaugas heard about Gentle Giant from his brother, Donatas, who worked at Gentle Giant during the summer on a J-1 visa. His favorite part of working at Gentle Giant is the people, both his colleagues and the customers whom he interacts with daily. Once he started at Gentle Giant, he felt he was in the right place and decided to continue a career here because he knew it was the right fit. He believes the Gentle Giant culture - including honesty, enthusiasm, teamwork, respect and going above and beyond - brings out the best in people and are the ingredients that every Giant is made of.

Outside of work, he enjoys motorcycles and the process of fixing them. He also enjoys traveling, fishing and being with his friends and family. His parents and his brother, Donatas, live in Lithuania.
Rolando Maldonado

Rolando Maldonado

Crew Chief
Rolando became a Giant in April 2014 and was connected to GG through Parkour Generations, where he was an athlete and teacher. Rolando is a natural athlete and enjoys playing...
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Rolando Maldonado

Rolando Maldonado

Crew Chief
Rolando became a Giant in April 2014 and was connected to GG through Parkour Generations, where he was an athlete and teacher. Rolando is a natural athlete and enjoys playing baseball, running track and, of course, lots of parkour.

Jeff Klossner

Jeff Klossner

Somerville Group Manager
Jeff Klossner is considered to be an “everyman” at Gentle Giant because he excels in all the areas that make a fantastic Giant. He is incredibly kind, patient, strong, experienced...
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Jeff Klossner

Jeff Klossner

Somerville Group Manager
Jeff Klossner is considered to be an “everyman” at Gentle Giant because he excels in all the areas that make a fantastic Giant. He is incredibly kind, patient, strong, experienced and smart.

Since joining the company in 2005, Jeff has played many roles, including mover, crew chief and group manager, and has shined in every one. Even when faced with extraordinarily difficult pieces, you’d never know because he handles these situations with grace and ease.

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking mountain peaks, both local and abroad, with his friends and wife, working on his house and reading a good book.

Google Reviews

Elisabeth Metzger
Elisabeth Metzger
15:00 27 Jul 20
Gentle Giant was extremely helpful with my move start to finish. Amanda worked to answer my questions over the phone and sent me a quote promptly (unlike another company I called). I had a two-man crew for a half-day small move. They were courteous and respectful of my belongings, and even carefully took a large sectional through some bushes and over a patio railing to get it into my new place in one piece. They also informed me of where they stood on time and explained how having them stay for another hour to finish up would affect my final bill. I would absolutely recommend them for any move, large or small.
Deividas Augutis
Deividas Augutis
13:04 24 Jul 20
Michael Hadley
Michael Hadley
16:55 21 Jul 20
They do a good job and care about doing things the right way.
Gregg Greenough
Gregg Greenough
14:59 17 Jul 20
We have used Gentle Giant for five moves over the years - they have performed consistently well. Moving teams are respectful of client's items and work collaboratively with the client on all aspects of moving out and in. They have always worked within cost estimates with no surprises. All our moves turned out to be less than the estimates which was welcome! Highest recommendation!
Kendra Wulczyn
Kendra Wulczyn
23:56 16 Jul 20
My moving experiencing with Gentle Giant was awesome! Scheduling was easy and pricing was transparent and I knew what to expect on the day of the move. The moving crew that came to our apartment was completely professional and also efficient. They took care of everything that needed to be done to get all of our stuff from one place to the next. Every item was packaged carefully and nothing was damaged during the process. Plus, they were all nice people to be around throughout the process! If you're debating using movers, just do it! It was so worth the money, and Gentle Giant provided a great experience.
sarah smith
sarah smith
18:49 16 Jul 20
We had a team of 4 help us with our recent move across town. All were very professional, careful, polite and easy to work with. We were very satisfied with our experience with Gentle Giant and recommend them highly.
Beck Strah
Beck Strah
18:36 16 Jul 20
Gentle Giant did an excellent job with my move. The movers themselves were extremely professional and always willing to work with me. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for movers at a great value.
Ilene Bezahler
Ilene Bezahler
14:56 16 Jul 20
I cannot say enough great things about this company. They packed and stored my belongings from April 2019 until they were delivered across country in June 2020! As I have now unpacked, everything was in perfect order. Not one thing was broken!!! They totally get how stressful moving can be and were so wonderful with responding and helping to make their role in a move non-stressful. If I ever have to move again I would only use them!
Lauren Calano
Lauren Calano
14:16 16 Jul 20
Ana Ericksen
Ana Ericksen
13:27 16 Jul 20
Always perfect!
Vicki DeSimone
Vicki DeSimone
13:16 16 Jul 20
The giants at Gentle Giant are courteous, careful, and hard working. We have used them on at least 7 occasions over the past 20 years and their service is outstanding.
Philip Kurinsky
Philip Kurinsky
13:00 16 Jul 20
Gentle Giant is simply the best. We used Gentle Giant to move into our house 28 years ago and went right back to them when we sold it. They are great to work with pre-move, made us feel very comfortable in prepping for moving day, and the crew were great guys, doing a great job. They are 5 stars in my book. Special thanks to Bambi and Dominic who coordinated the move, and the moving crew led by Orion.
Karen Tosh
Karen Tosh
12:47 16 Jul 20
Best movers out there. Careful, on time, friendly; every aspect at a high level.
Alexandra Klingenstein
Alexandra Klingenstein
12:35 16 Jul 20
This was our second move with Gentle Giant. This is not the cheapest service on the market but they are the best. So professional, timely, polite. They handled everything for us and we didn’t worry about any hiccups. We will use them again.
Doug Cattie
Doug Cattie
12:32 16 Jul 20
Amazing team - I moved from a 5th floor walk-up and was anxious about the move being arduous and the movers cranky. To the contrary, the team hustled and moved me out in less than an hour! Also they were so nice and upbeat throughout. Highly recommended, I will use GG on all of my future moves.
Tim Nelson
Tim Nelson
17:39 13 Jul 20
The Gentle Giants team was awesome, and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience. They were friendly and efficient, with excellent communication from start to finish. We would use them again in a heartbeat. Thanks guys!
Nathan Kallenbach
Nathan Kallenbach
17:37 06 Jul 20
Max Gladstone
Max Gladstone
21:52 04 Jul 20
We had a fantastic move with Gentle Giant. Professional, knowledgeable movers, timely and brilliant, and considerate of all our COVID-related concerns. Worth every penny and then some.
Krzysztof Meres
Krzysztof Meres
02:18 27 Jun 20
Very caring team, protecting well all items, working very efficiently. Nice and polite people working very hard.
Margy Keeping
Margy Keeping
18:26 25 Jun 20
Valerie Eisenson
Valerie Eisenson
02:09 25 Jun 20
Excellent moving experience - efficient, careful, responsive, and helpful. Thank you!
Gabrielle Mahesh
Gabrielle Mahesh
19:42 24 Jun 20
Wonderful moving company. Easy to reach by phone and email for quotes, storage questions, and billing information. The movers have been on time, careful, and efficient. I have used this company 3 times!
Laurie Barrett
Laurie Barrett
13:52 24 Jun 20
My moving crew was on time, professional and took great care of my furniture during my move. I had a few pieces that were really sentimental in value and they made sure to package them with extra care. Friendly, personable and efficient. I would definitely recommend Gentle Giant!
Patricia Intrieri
Patricia Intrieri
12:35 24 Jun 20
The Giants are our one and only moving company. I know what to expect and even if the movers are not the same people for multiple jobs they all come with a sense of shared values.
Philio Cushing
Philio Cushing
00:17 24 Jun 20
I cannot say enough good things about my experiences with gentle giant. I don’t think there is a more professional, high quality company that exists. I have had the opportunity to work with gentle giant with good frequency this last year as a busy Realtor. I cannot imagine ever working with another company.
Mei-Ling Smith
Mei-Ling Smith
19:53 23 Jun 20
Worth every penny! To have professional, friendly movers show up on time, work efficiently, and take great care of your belonging and even the walls is so worth it. I've skimped and used less expensive services and paid in other ways (slow moves adding to the hourly rate, damaged items, dented walls). Moving is stressful. Gentle Giant makes it the best experience possible.
Steven Hatch
Steven Hatch
18:40 23 Jun 20
A four time customer and always happy with Gentle Giant.
Dawn Meredith Simmons
Dawn Meredith Simmons
18:38 23 Jun 20
I just haven't had a bad experience with these folks so far! Love them.
Ella Moyer
Ella Moyer
18:35 23 Jun 20
Very efficient and professional. Also very nice!
Jonathan Turner
Jonathan Turner
23:07 15 Jun 20
We had gentle giant move us out of our apartment and into our new house. The movers showed up on time, they were polite, pleasant, and professional, and they moved our stuff very quickly. In fact, the final price came in below the bottom of the predicted range. Will definitely use them again.
Carolina Freund
Carolina Freund
16:42 11 Jun 20
Rich Tritthart
Rich Tritthart
23:59 09 Jun 20
I work with Gentle Giant several times every Spring and Fall for work and it's always effortless and exactly as planned. So, when I needed a personal move it was only natural that I would call them. They delivered for me again just like they have always done in the past. The Giants are very professional and courteous and I've never worked with another moving company that makes such an unpleasant task so easy. As far as I'm concerned they're the only mover around.
William Jorgenson
William Jorgenson
20:32 09 Jun 20
The team was teriffic, organized, and efficient as well as pleasant at all times.The service from the phone customer folks was outstanding and always responsive
Robert Harkins
Robert Harkins
20:27 09 Jun 20
ann liotta
ann liotta
20:07 09 Jun 20
Very hard working and careful wonderful people
Eleanor Peters
Eleanor Peters
19:47 09 Jun 20
We used Gentle Giant 16 years ago and were happy so we used them again last week. Courteous, professional staff from first phone call to the move. On time, clean, problem free! We'll use them again when needed!
Stanley Pelli
Stanley Pelli
19:35 09 Jun 20
anne le brun
anne le brun
19:20 09 Jun 20
Christopher DeBacker
Christopher DeBacker
19:18 09 Jun 20
Nick and his team were professional, personable, and respectful of dealing with a move during a pandemic.
Theo Cohan-Diaz
Theo Cohan-Diaz
19:08 09 Jun 20
Tony M
Tony M
18:36 09 Jun 20
Crew was awesome..had to move a safe out of a basement - they did it quickly and safely - good guys - great service!
Manoo Desai
Manoo Desai
18:33 09 Jun 20
Thanks Gentle Giant moving company. You moved 3 trucks worth of furniture and boxes on a very hot day with no complaints and no issues. The crew as courteous and polite and very kind to move things up and down as we were not sure where each piece of furniture would fit. The move was expensive but you made the experience as painless as possible.
Chris Pina
Chris Pina
15:13 09 Jun 20
Amanda Marnet Amanda
Amanda Marnet Amanda
23:25 07 Jun 20
Shalisa James
Shalisa James
20:06 29 May 20
I moved out with Gentle Giant at the end of April, during a difficult time for all things logistical and safety related, and they were wonderful throughout the whole process: responsive and highly communicative, courteous and conscientious regarding safety practices, extremely efficient and professional, as well as friendly. It was a great experience, and I definitely recommend their services to anyone who needs help moving and putting their things in storage.
Matthew Rispo
Matthew Rispo
19:46 27 May 20
Professional from the first inquiry call, all the way through the signing of the bill. Couldn’t be happier with my choice to utilize this company not only as a citizen, but now a raving employee. Am I biased, sure. Does that negate the exceptional quality of service provided by this company, absolutely not.
christian Daniels
christian Daniels
21:50 22 May 20
The service today from Antonio and mark was great, they are hard workers and very respectable movers.They move my family things from brooklyn to queens with so much care.I would highly recommend the company to anyone and everyone i know.The gentle men were great and friendly from the time they arrive to they drop it off.I have to say even they driving was great.Thank you a million.
Gordon Saperia
Gordon Saperia
23:21 21 May 20
Peter Feinberg
Peter Feinberg
17:23 20 May 20
Dan and his crew were very professionl. They were on-time, friendly and willing to do whatever it took to make the move go smoothly. They worked very hard and were very efficient.
Charlie Burckmyer
Charlie Burckmyer
17:07 20 May 20
I've worked with the Giants for my many moves over the years, but was particularly impressed with their work for me on a complex, multi-staged move with storage in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. The entire team, from sales and scheduling to loading and moving and follow-up, were uncommonly professional and effective. It was marginally more expensive than I expect the competition to be, but the absence of seasonal overseas staff has pushed up prices for the whole industry. Can't recommend the Giants highly enough.
Chris Vogt
Chris Vogt
15:13 20 May 20
I have moved several times with Gentle Giant and every time was pleased with their professionalism, responsiveness, and proactive customer service. Highly recommended.
P. W. Eugene
P. W. Eugene
16:42 11 Mar 20
Well done!
Chris Karl
Chris Karl
22:40 09 Mar 20
This was the first time we used Gentle Giant. With the experience we had, this will be the only moving company I personal consider moving forward. We had an extremely difficult task for the company and they exceeded expectations. For a new home construction, Gentle Giant accepted in our behalf a window order (a truck load full of windows, a couple of thousands of pounds in weight). They accepted the order, made an inventory with images, identified damages and communicated everything back to us. For a couple of months, they kept the order at reasonable price in storage for us. At the day of the delivery, the crew showed up in time and unloaded the fragile goods without any issues through a construction zone into the house without any damages. Everyone we interacted was professional, clear communication, no hidden fees.
Boston W
Boston W
21:01 20 Feb 20
Beware of their No Parking Signs. At 90 Appleton St. 2/20/20, they posted signs for 10 parking spaces for one move. Of course, this was reported to the City. The City allows 2 Parking Spaces for one moving Permit.
Shane Pacheco
Shane Pacheco
16:18 24 Jan 20
We had a large commercial move with hundreds of items, we can't say enough about everyone at Gentle Giant. They were thorough and got us on the schedule as quickly as we needed since the stuff being moved was on a strict time schedules. Peter Heidkamp was thorough and followed-up promptly. The moving crew of 6 guys got the job done quicker than anticipated and even asked if they could repack our storage unit to be able to fit more stuff in the unit.The accounting team and Teresa C. resolved an issue on our billing swiftly. Overall would definitely recommend and use again!
Nelu Coroian
Nelu Coroian
04:15 27 Nov 19
Richard Tannenbaum
Richard Tannenbaum
00:33 03 Oct 19
Great movers, just expensive
Renee Baldini
Renee Baldini
02:24 21 Aug 19
I can't say enough good, about Gentle Giant !! from the start, Bambi helped navigate our moving needs !! When you're overwhelmed and not sure where or how to begin !? Bambi to the rescue! Her communication is beyond excellent! She sent us , one heck of a team the day of the move with crew chief, Szolt at the helm ! He guided his crew of 6 , for 11 consecutive hours , on the hottest day in August! Forgive I don't remember the name of each crew member.. but , I can tell you each individual showed professionalism with a smile ! They moved us from a 4 story home with winding stairs , as if it were effortless. All our boxes and furniture made it 100% intact to our new location! We couldn't be more impressed by Gentle Giant. The estimate was black & white.. no hidden costs ! (As I've experienced with other moving companies )from A- Z Gentle giant gets 5 stars +. I highly recommended anyone looking to move! We are using their service again this Thursday!! A challenging move ! In which, Bambi has accommodated us at every turn !! Thank you Gentle Giant !!
Evan Brown
Evan Brown
16:12 22 Sep 18
They stole my collection of silver dollars. When I called them a few months later, they said they would look into it, but never resolved the issue.
Kristen M
Kristen M
22:11 13 Aug 18
I was extremely impressed with the service I received from Gentle Giant while moving my new baby grand piano into the house and moving my spinet downstairs. Ian was very responsive and accommodating during the initial setup of the move. On the day of the move Nuno, Ted, and Thomas were competent, polite, quick, efficient, and careful with the pianos. They even sprayed some WD-40 on the pedals for me before reassembling them because I noticed they were squeaky! I would NEVER trust any other mover with my pianos.
Karylyn Parsons
Karylyn Parsons
17:43 01 Jul 18
Ɖanny Daigrepont
Ɖanny Daigrepont
19:03 14 Apr 17
Horrible tob box driving. Cutting people off
Mitchell Curtis
Mitchell Curtis
14:12 20 Mar 17
I am a Gentle Giant employee and a Gentle Giant customer, and I will sing their praises from the rooftops. Hardest working movers in the business, and the Quality Control team goes above and beyond handling issues that happen on a move. When they say they aim to make "customers for life" I really believe it, because I've seen it as an employee and and as a customer. I highly recommend

Boston Moving Company Reviews

CAMBRIDGE, MA Move

-Our crew was so nice and accommodating, they were the epitome of customer service
-They were on-time and helped us move 2 bedrooms of possessions in no time at all
-We don’t want to work with any other moving company because of this experience


CAMBRIDGE, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move

Movers were organized, personable, very careful and efficient. Third time using Gentle Giant and would definitely use you again / recommend to a friend.


BOSTON, MA,

BELMONT, MA Move

The men that assisted with our move was personable and very helpful. Excellent representation of your company.


BELMONT, MA,

SALEM, MA Move

Team was polite efficient and communicated


SALEM, MA,

LINCOLN, MA Move

Men were excellent workers. Very polite and well mannered. They were efficient and worked well together. I was very pleased and impressed with them.


LINCOLN, MA,

Somerville, MA Move

The movers were extremely professional and kind! Robert was especially helpful and professional.


Somerville, MA,

CAMBRIDGE, MA Move

Given the constraints of COVID the move went very well. I also appreciated the flexibility of your entire team in working through scheduling on short notice.


CAMBRIDGE, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move

I wanted to send a quick email to let you know how great John, Liam, and Marcus did with our move. They were very courteous, very expeditious, and very careful with our items. I very much appreciate their hard work and effort, and should my wife and I require moving assistance in the future, we will absolutely use Gentle Giant.


BOSTON, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move

The move went perfectly today. Thank you so much to both of you, the movers, and the entire team at Gentle Giant. We are so appreciative of your help throughout this entire process. We will absolutely use Gentle Giant for any future moving needs, and we will gladly recommend you to others.


BOSTON, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move

Had a great experience for the second time. Thanks a bunch!


BOSTON, MA,

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