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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

Best Storage Units in BostonWith 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.  Gentle Giant is also proud to be named one of the of the best Boston Storage providers by Storageunits.com!

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.

Store your stuff safely

Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

Pack it up

Commercial

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

Move your office

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Our moves our carried out by highly trained Giants.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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

Elizabeth Caruso
Elizabeth Caruso
13:50 25 Sep 20
We used Gentle Giant to transport our furniture from a restoration company to our home. Many pieces were antique. The items were well protected and the men were courteous, friendly and helpful. They took good care of our things and moved them into the rooms where they were to be used.They even allowed us to retain some moving blankets while final renovation details were completed in some rooms, provided we returned them to Gentle Giant.We felt comfortable with these guys and with the back office too. They communicated effectively, performed as promised, and really paid attention to what we needed.We will certainly use Gentle Giant for any future relocation needs.
Teresa Camara
Teresa Camara
11:54 25 Sep 20
Duna Tatour
Duna Tatour
12:56 23 Sep 20
I rarely write any reviews, but this one is different because Gentle Giant went out of their way to help me in two very hectic situations. Gentle Giant accommodated me when I had to pack and move my entire apartment after I got stuck abroad due to COVID-19. Moving is already stressful, but moving without being in the country is a whole other story. They were incredibly professional, communicated with me throughout the way and reassured me that everything is going according to plan and my stuff is safely in storage.Moreover, a few months after, I needed essential sensitive documents from that same storage. Gentle Giant went into my storage room and searched for the documents for me, and then made sure the documents were delivered to me. Both of these situations happened in crunch time, and Gentle Giant were quick to respond in both cases. On top of that, the pricing was very reasonable.I really cannot recommend them enough and would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thank you for everything!
Amoula Hamdan Gray
Amoula Hamdan Gray
14:11 21 Sep 20
GG has been fantastic each time we've used them. We had them take care of two recent moves, one large, one small, and every time they have been responsive, professional, and they do a wonderful job all around. Can't recommend them highly enough!
sarah welsh
sarah welsh
00:07 16 Sep 20
Gentle Giant has moved me twice before within Boston. For my last big move, to SC I reached out to them. So many moving companies are creepy. GG hires and retains a high caliber team. Our move was seamless. The best moving company ever!Thank you GG.
Abigail Souza
Abigail Souza
00:05 16 Sep 20
Great experience with Gentle Giant! This was the first move I did all by myself and they made it so easy on me. The reps called me beforehand to plan the day and make sure everything was prepared. Then the day of, the movers came and were extremely efficient, helpful, and nice. They moved everything out in just under an hour. Loved working with them!
Ana Ericksen
Ana Ericksen
19:50 15 Sep 20
I can always count on GG to make a move easy. They are the best.Thanks!
John Field
John Field
19:21 15 Sep 20
Over the course of the past four years I have used Gentle Giant movers to move me three separate times! The reasons I have used GG is because their crews are professional, polite, courteous and extremely efficient and take tremendous pride in every move. Best moving company by far!!
Justin Holley
Justin Holley
18:34 15 Sep 20
I've used Gentle Giant twice - first time was when I needed a crane to hoist our sofa, dining table and few other items into our apartment through the window. The moving company I had hired wanted to charge me >$2000 while Gentle Giant did it for ~$350, and the operator even helped us remove the window while the other guys sat around. Based on that experience I used Gentle Giant again in our most recent move from Boston (again with crane) to New Hampshire. The staff were great - very professional and very friendly, and went the extra mile to make sure we were happy.
Beth Colt
Beth Colt
17:58 15 Sep 20
Great crew worked efficiently and did a lovely job moving us out of an apartment.
Christopher Das
Christopher Das
17:53 15 Sep 20
The crew was on time, professional, helpful, and worked very quickly/efficiently. I will use them again next time I move and would gladly recommend them!
Jordana Matz
Jordana Matz
13:04 02 Sep 20
Our move with Gentle Giant was as seamless as possible.  An experience that is typically stressful, especially with two young children, was made as relaxing as it could be due to Tim and his team.  Tim has an easygoing nature, demonstrates phenomenal attention to detail, and took great care to remember all instructions and ask questions when needed. Tim and his crew were kind, respectful, and efficient. I would recommend Gentle Giant to anyone planning a move!
Rebecca King
Rebecca King
19:15 31 Aug 20
I've hired Gentle Giant three times and highly recommend them to anyone who needs a mover. Top to bottom, everyone in the company is committed to providing their customers a positive and hassle free experience. Andrea, the Move Coordinator, offers warm, friendly, efficient service and is the bright spot in any move - you'll be lucky to have her to work with. The moving teams are polite, professional, and respectful of you, your belongings, and the challenges of moving. Moves are chaotic, yet GG is the one stress free thing you can count on during the process. Hire them. You'll be happy you did.
LeeAnna Diehl
LeeAnna Diehl
15:22 27 Aug 20
I just want to leave these guys a thumbs up because they called me only minutes after I requested an online quote to let me know their schedule was too full to help me with my last-minute move. The gentleman on the phone then took the extra time to let me know exactly how I can find another moving company to help me without spending the rest of my day searching online. I just found this place to be kind, professional, and helpful.Also, I had hired someone on Task Rabbit to help me move some furniture – nicest, most helpful, careful guy. And he works at Gentle Giant. Just super impressed with this business as a whole, and I would hire them in a second if I could.
Nancy Tsung
Nancy Tsung
11:55 22 Aug 20
We hired them to move stuffs from our garage into the main house. Here were my experience with them:Pro: They are pleasant and arrived on time.Con: Some of the items will be reman in the garage for storage since we did not know which room to move to yet. They moved these items neatly on one part of the garage. This was good. But, a. When they moved items to one area of garage, they did not pay attention for the label on the boxes. It costed me a lot of time to find things to bring to the main house later. The mover were young and in-experience.b. There was one spot has some water on the garage floor. They moved one of our dresser to this spot and ruined this dresser. It is an expansive item.c. They also broke a corner of china cabinet. This cabinet is on the high end item.d. Moving is very stressful. The mover told me that since they did not do the original packing and we should have bought the insurance. It is all true. Overall, this was not a good company. It was very disappointed.

Boston Moving Company Reviews

CAMBRIDGE, MA Move

Great team. Very professional, courteous and thorough.


CAMBRIDGE, MA,

WATERTOWN, MA Move

The guys were cheery and calming. They did a great efficient job!


WATERTOWN, MA,

Shefield, MA Move

The guys were so helpful and efficient.


Shefield, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move


BOSTON, MA,

NORTON, MA Move

We have moved many times with Gentle Giant, and if I have to gain it will be the same. Always recommend the company to family, friends and the many real estate brokers I know.


NORTON, MA,

BELLINGHAM, MA Move

Ours was just a small move, bringing furniture from our house over to our son and daughter’s new house. Our two movers were friendly, professional, and got the job done in a safe and efficient way. Just what I was hoping for.


BELLINGHAM, MA,

BROOKLINE, MA Move

Great job with our piano!


BROOKLINE, MA,

BOSTON, MA Move

I was incredibly impressed with the entire crew, but especially Jeff who headed the team. When Jeff and his team showed up, we showed them a massive amount of stuff that needed to end up in a number of differently labelled boxes in different corners of a large storage room, and they calmly took note of the carnival in front of them and got straight to work. They always checked in with us about anything they were unsure of, handled all our possessions carefully, and watching them lift some of these pieces of furniture was truly spectacular. Jeff in particular was endlessly patient and supportive of our questions, and never rushed out of a conversation despite having a lot on his plate. When they got to our storage facility up in NH, they unloaded swiftly and with great attention to the different areas to store the items.


BOSTON, MA,

MELROSE, MA Move

The elevator in the building that I was moving out of was broken. It meant that they would have to take the stairs for a 4th floor move. They did not complain and were still very efficient and positive! That is extraordinary! I am so so pleased!


MELROSE, MA,

MELROSE, MA Move

The crew as with past crews we have worked with simply rocked!


MELROSE, MA,

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