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).
Washington DC Movers
Gentle Giant Moving Company
We are your hometown Washington, DC Movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park. Gentle Giant is an award-winning DC moving company with highly trained, caring, and professional movers who serve the entire Metro Washington, DC region including Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Gentle Giant is also proud to be named one of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers!
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!
Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood. Our Washington DC movers are adept at navigating the narrow streets of Old Town, the row houses of Capitol Hill, and historic Georgetown. From our two moving company locations in Washington, DC and Lorton, VA, we perform all types of apartment moves and house moves in between. We’ll even move you inside the same building.
Our DC movers serve all of the Metro DC area including Alexandria, VA, McLean, VA, Chevy Chase, MD, Potomac, MD, Bethesda, MD, and many other towns.
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.
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.
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!
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 Washington, DC 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.
Founded in 1980 by owner, Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for 40 years. As we have grown outside of New England, Gentle Giant has been recognized by numerous publications as a great place to work and a leader in the moving and storage industry.
Gentle Giant DC's Regional Manager, Matt Packebusch, is the type of Giant you want to have on a long, challenging day. Since joining the company in 2006, Matt has consistently demonstrated extraordinary strength and skill, as well as a sense of humor that instantly lightens the mood and creates an atmosphere of fun for both the crew and customer.
Matt was once tasked with moving a nine-foot, 1,200-pound Grand Piano up two flights of stairs on a Friday, then back down the following Monday. Despite the challenge, he considers this one of the best days on the job he’s ever had. In addition to the bond it created with the crew, he said the look of amazement and gratitude from the customer was like none other.
Outside of moving, Matt enjoys Crossfit, practicing karate and playing rugby.
When Kieffer started with Gentle Giant’s DC office, he quickly established himself as a leader. As a lifelong basketball player, he was prepared for the hustle, teamwork and focus expected...
When Kieffer started with Gentle Giant’s DC office, he quickly established himself as a leader. As a lifelong basketball player, he was prepared for the hustle, teamwork and focus expected of a Giant. Now a manager, Kieffer thinks of himself more as a coach, working with new Giants to help them reach top performance.
As is the case in every regional office, Kieffer and his team preach and live a healthy lifestyle, and have repeatedly been recognized as the Healthiest Employer in DC. Outside of work, Kieffer enjoys traveling, playing basketball and working out with his fellow Giants.
Milos heard about Gentle Giant from Kieffer Karim, one of our Branch Managers. Before working for Gentle Giant, he plated semi-professional basketball for eight years and graduated from Sports Academy...
Milos heard about Gentle Giant from Kieffer Karim, one of our Branch Managers. Before working for Gentle Giant, he plated semi-professional basketball for eight years and graduated from Sports Academy Belgrade in Serbia in 2004. The physical nature of being a Crew Chief has allowed him to stay in tip-top shape!
Outside of work, he enjoys lifting weights and playing basketball. He is married, lives in Maryland and has two dogs, Coco and Bella. He is also a part-time real estate agent, and was influenced to become an agent through his work at Gentle Giant.
The gentlemen from Gentle Giant were careful, efficient and very courteous. There names were Elmer and Octavian. They moved a few old and heavy pieces for me and delivered them to two different households. I would recommend them for moving anytime. The staff in the office were at all times helpful, friendly, and courteous. I communicated with Matthew and Dominique. Could not ask for a better moving experience. Thank you, all.
21:36 10 Sep 21
We moved yesterday and today with the team from Gentle Giant DC. They did all of the packing and moving. I will never use anyone else for moving. Everyone on the team was incredibly professional, respectful, and friendly. They labeled everything and put everything in the perfect place. They took good care of all of the furniture and of both homes. And they worked so fast!!
18:14 07 Sep 21
I worked with Gentle Giant when moving out of Washington, DC as the pandemic started in 2020. On short notice when other companies weren't available, they were there for me! They moved all my furniture and large items to their storage facility, which was quite affordable. They stored my items for MUCH longer than expected without any issues. I moved back in this week and they returned my items, with everything in great condition. They keep an inventory of all your items on an iPad for tracking purposes as well. Both moving crews were very professional, communicative, helpful, and awesome to work with! 10/10 recommend to anyone and will use them in the future.
13:02 05 Sep 21
The "Giants" are truly giants of customer service. Our crew chief got all the details of our move right, and consistently consulted with us about any questions, always calling me by name and comporting himself like a true professional. They packed our house skillfully, economically, and quickly - it added a fraction to the cost of our move and was worth every cent. The entire crew was happy doing their work, got along well, and kept smiling even when they unloaded 8 rooms of furniture in driving rain. I can't say enough good things about these folks!
12:34 01 Sep 21
Gentle Giant is above and beyond! I recently moved and they were so helpful. It was my first solo move with a full apartment. They communicated before, during, and after; and my moving crew was hard working, very detail oriented, and handled delicate furniture with care. I didn’t know HOW to move, and they managed and explained the process while making sure I had things exactly how I wanted them. They also did all the moving at a high level apartment at both ends.Employees here have integrity and commitment to doing the best for their customers. That includes the office staff, booking, and the crew.(And the crew are cool guys!)
16:11 31 Aug 21
Dex, Dakarai and Damond all helped me move last week. They were super efficient, careful and clean. I would 100% book GG again and would ask specifically for Dex and his team. Well done and thanks guys!
15:05 28 Aug 21
I believe this is my 3rd or 4th time using Gentle Giant and this recent move from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, MD did not disappoint. The move coordinators, Dominique Powell ( I don't recall the other gentleman's name) were easy and flexible to work with because I didn't even have a place to stay when I called but they helped me select a date that would likely work based on my timing of finding a place. The cost estimate they provided was very accurate although slightly higher than others in the area, Gentle Giant is worth every penny.On 8/23/2021, move day, the crew called about 20 minutes before they arrived and they were on time. The first stop lasted about 30 minutes and then we transitioned smoothly to my storage unit where they moved quickly but carefully and with precision.They beat me to my place in Baltimore by 15 minutes but were very patient. Once we got there and they assessed everything, the move lasted about 1.5 hours. My move with 2 stops and delivery to a unit with 3 flights of stairs lasted barely 4 hours. They were coordinated and careful, nothing was broken and they were awesome in ensuring that boxes were placed in the right rooms because they asked.Crew lead Dex and his teammates, Leonard, Dakari and Zach did an excellent job and I was pleased.As an HR professional, I always observe how people work. Each time I have used Gentle Giant it has been apparent that the company provides excellent training to its moving crews. Each person has a role, they are organized and practice good safety techniques. They are able to talk to one another respectfully to resolve any problems and they truly appear to enjoy working with each other.I know this is not my last move so I expect to use Gentle Giant again and will recommend the company anytime someone asks for a recommendation. Another happy repeat customer!
18:15 07 Aug 21
Andrei, Andres, and Zach moved us - they could not have been more professional or helpful during the move. Thoughtful and considerate with each piece of furniture, and true to name, they are gentle giants throughout the process. Moving can be stressful, but this team makes it easy. We have used Gentle Giant to move four times and each time they have been professional, efficient, and incredibly nice. Highly recommend.
00:30 07 Aug 21
I used Gentle Giant a couple weeks ago for a pack and move from DC to Alexandria. Dex, Ryan, and Nikola were awesome. They had a bigger job than they anticipated (a pack & prep the day before should have been scheduled) but worked diligently and with a positive attitude to get it all done in timely manner. It doesn’t hurt that they were cool guys to hang out with all day either! Overall, I was super pleased with their work and would definitely hire GG again.
15:58 02 Aug 21
Zach, Cooper, Leonard and Nick were phenomenal! Extremely professional and accommodating. We have used Gentle Giant several times for both moving and storage services and they have been easy to work with and helpful.
19:32 26 Jul 21
Dex, Avery, and Karai were pleasant, polite, professional, super efficient, and make the moving process quick and easy!! Highly recommend this company and these guys. All around great experience!!
18:18 26 Jul 21
I've had the pleasure of working with Gentle Giant a few times over the past couple of years. Each time I've worked with the Gentle Giant crew, they have always been courteous, efficient, and friendly. Dex and Dakarai recently assisted me with my most recent move, and it was a breeze thanks to them. I look forward to working with Gentle Giant again in the future.
14:57 26 Jul 21
Moving is generally a stressful and costly experience. As someone who has moved (across and within states) 5 times in the last decade, I have never had a more pleasant moving experience than the one that Dominique (the move specialist) and Dex and Karai (the movers) provided. In every measurable way, my move with Gentle Giants met or exceeded my expectations and I am glad that Dex and Karai took such careful care and attention in their jobs. Specifically, they called prior to their estimated arrival to give their ETA and arrived almost exactly when they said; they looked over the items to be moved and (because I had prioritized the heavier items) were very careful in moving my things based on that request. They also gave me a heads up about our estimated departure to remain on schedule (which was especially helpful since I was moving almost an hour away). Once we arrived to the new house, they were speedy, careful, and gentle (just as the company’s name suggests). I truly cannot imagine a better moving experience.If I ever have another move, I will definitely hire Gentle Giants.
14:27 16 Jul 21
I recently moved within Arlington, VA with Gentle Giant. The entire team was very responsive, professional, and efficient with the move. All my items were handled with care, and no items were damaged or lost. They also had the most competitive quote compared to other local 5 star rated companies I had researched. I would definitely recommend them and if do move again myself, I'll be reaching out to them as well. Thank you team!
13:55 12 Jul 21
Both the moving crew and the back office made the experience exceptional. They were all extremely pleasant, positive, and patient with any questions or concerns I had. The move crew went above and beyond carrying a kayak up three flights of stairs when it didn't fit in the freight elevator. Dex (the crew chief), Owen, and Karai all get 5 stars!