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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

Washington DC Movers - Healthiest EmployerWe 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!

100% Crew Guarantee

Expertise best DC moversGentle 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 Washington, DC Moving

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.

Need boxes and packing? – We’ve got that too.  Gentle Giant has been the best mover in DC since 2006!

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 Washington, DC 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 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.

Our Reputation

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.

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.

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Gentle Giant Moving Co. - Washington

5782 2nd Street NE

Washington, DC 20011

(202) 758-0213

Also serving

Capitol Heights Moving Company

9244 Hampton Overlook
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(202) 758-0213

Lorton, Virginia Moving Company

8935 Telegraph Road
Lorton, VA 22079
(703) 372-2589

Featured Washington DC Movers

Matt Packebusch

Matt Packebusch

DC Regional Manager
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...
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Matt Packebusch

Matt Packebusch

DC Regional Manager
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.
Kieffer Karim

Kieffer Karim

Branch Manager
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...
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Kieffer Karim

Kieffer Karim

Branch Manager
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 Mikovic

Milos Mikovic

Crew Chief
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...
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Milos Mikovic

Milos Mikovic

Crew Chief
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.

Google Reviews

Jennifer Divis
Jennifer Divis
20:31 17 Sep 20
Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee
16:55 17 Sep 20
Best moving experience I’ve ever had! The movers were professional, courteous, and thoughtful. In my experience with other movers, there was always at least one thing that went wrong. However this move was super efficient and hassle-free. The crew took direction extremely well. They were extra careful with fragile and expensive items, and were very cautious not to scratch the hardwood floors or the walls of our new house with the furniture and boxes. When we mentioned that we might be rearranging the room and moving the couch in a few weeks, they left the felt pads on the legs of the couch so that we would have easier time moving it ourselves. Their experience and training really showed. Highly recommended!
RJ McPherson
RJ McPherson
09:17 11 Sep 20
Andre and Ishmael were incredible! The move conditions were atrocious, it was raining, rush hour traffic, and the loading situation at my drop off was less than ideal. But through it all Andre and Ishmael did a wonderful job, they were able to take apart and put back together my furniture as if they had the manuals on hand, and took down big pieces of furniture at an incredible pace for just two guys. They weaved big couches and dressers in and out of tight corners without a scratch on anything. Would highly recommend this moving company and those movers in particular for a stellar job!
Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller
15:07 08 Sep 20
Lenny Florio
Lenny Florio
13:54 03 Sep 20
These guys are great! Very polite, respectful and professional. Hard working team Nathaniel, Nate and Brandon! Would definitely recommend this company and I would use them again.
Susan R
Susan R
10:22 28 Aug 20
Contacted Gentle Giant for a relatively small move (1 BR) for my daughter within the city. Great experience from beginning to end. Will & Dominique were very responsive and helpful by phone. Milos & Ishmael arrived on time & were professional & efficient. Would definitely use them again. Very pleased!
Cat Hofacker
Cat Hofacker
21:34 27 Aug 20
Amazing experience with Gentle Giant. Choosing movers is hard under the right circumstances, but with the pandemic I was also looking for a place that prioritized safety. GG had the best precautions and offered me what I consider the most realistic estimate of how long the job would take. The moving crew showed up promptly and moved everything quickly. There was a slight mishap with the parking, but they rolled with it and got it all done. Nothing broken, missing, not even a scratch
Levi
Levi
16:45 27 Aug 20
Moving is stressful already, and thanks to COVID it can be anxiety-inducing. Gentle Giant were highly communicative, accommodating, and reassuring through the entire process -- including before we even decided to choose them.Our movers were Dex and Dakarai, two good guys who carried our boxes and furniture down two flights of stairs to pack, and up at least one -- sometimes two or three -- at the destination and never seemed to struggle with any of it. They wore masks at all times except when packing and unloading (which is perfectly reasonable) and kept their distance. Moving can be a grueling, dangerous job and we have nothing but gratitude for Dex and Dakarai. Further still, Gentle Giant's expected rate was already quite reasonable, but the guys got it done so quickly the final cost was just a bit over 50% of the expected cost.Moving sucks, but Gentle Giant removed a lot of the stress, and I'm always astonished by people who manage to do such tough labor on a regular basis. Tip your movers!
Diamante Smith
Diamante Smith
01:02 21 Aug 20
The movers were great! I had packed most of my apartment beforehand. They worked quickly and efficiently. They packed my remaining items well and were sure to ask me if they had any questions. My furniture and electronics were packed well. They were also very pleasant and I'm very happy.The prices were much less than I expected.
Amrit Singh
Amrit Singh
17:18 20 Aug 20
Gabe and Andrei were awesome! This company is super reliable, professional and FAST. They showed up with a big beautiful pink truck with equipment of all kinds. They got it done so fast—I only had one room to move and they did it in 32 minutes (loading the truck) and 33 minutes to unload at my new spot. 10/10 recommend. I was curious about how much they pay their employees because these dudes looked well taken care of—turns out they help their guys with FULL benefits, gyms, and they even have a chiropractor at all their offices for their movers. THAT is how you know they are a good company full of good people. Everyone is taken care of. Seriously don’t look at any other company because these guys make moving so easy. I’ll be hitting their line for my next move 100%.
Fatma Romeh Mohamed Ali
Fatma Romeh Mohamed Ali
17:05 20 Aug 20
We are very pleased to hire this company for our move. They were very professional, responsive, and affordable. We couldn’t be more happier. Thank you.
Phyllis Sims
Phyllis Sims
15:40 10 Aug 20
This was a great experience of moving. The guys, Javier, Nate & Alberta could not have been more well orchestrated. These guys are professional beyond and so customer service driven. They went above and beyond and even laid a rug and pad that arrived by mail while they were setting up. These guys were recommended by a friend that had used them on 2 of her moves & I will use no one else if I have to move again. Thanks to Gentle Giants I have to say this was my best move ever of 6 moves I have made.
Heather Brown
Heather Brown
12:26 08 Aug 20
Gentle Giants was perfect for our local move! They were very responsive, careful with our items, efficient and listened to any specific instructions we had. They took incredible care when moving a valuable heirloom piece and I was very satisfied with their work and the move! Their company is all that it claims to be and was very trustworthy. This is the moving company you’re looking for if you want a stress-free reliable move!
Tori Monteleone
Tori Monteleone
19:51 07 Aug 20
Quick easy move for half the price of what I thought. Great Job!!
Daniel Marzullo
Daniel Marzullo
19:43 07 Aug 20
Gentle Giant was very accommodative and helpful. They made sure everything was organized and asked if I had any concerns or questions before the movers even showed up. The Veney brothers were very nice. Not all of my furniture fit in my new place and they helped me organized and helped put away what I needed to take to storage. Couldn’t imagine doing all of this myself.

Washington DC Moving Company Reviews

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Gabriel and his crew were really exceptional. They showed up on time and immediately went to work. They were careful with everything and very organized.


WASHINGTON, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Andre and Ishmael were fantastic and worked their asses off despite all the wrong conditions (rain, rush hour, spotty loading situation at new place). They were able to quickly take apart and put back together furniture items and weaved heavy furniture through tight corners without a mark or scratch on anything. They deserve commendation.


WASHINGTON, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

This was a fantastic moving experience from start to finish. From the very first person who took my call, he was incredibly helpful and straightforward. All the pricing was upfront. There were no ridiculous add-ons, they didn’t make me do extra steps. The process was simple, quick and easy and I was able to get the whole moved booked ASAP which was important to me b/c I was moving in just two weeks.

The move itself was excellent as well. The crew was on time, super helpful, packed all my items carefully and in a very organized and efficient and highly trained / skilled manner. Everything arrived in the same status as it was before the move! I especially loved the closet boxes which kept my hanging clothes hanging the whole time so nothing got wrinkled, etc. Saved me a ton of time and headache.

The moving crew of two men were very professional and skilled and I cannot say enough about them. Huge assets to the company. Would recommend to anyone!


WASHINGTON, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Had an awesome experience from start to finish! Everyone from the office to the moving crew was so clear and helpful. Fees were very affordable compare to others, too. 10/10, will book with y’all again in the future!


WASHINGTON, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Extremely helpful and made what was originally a stressful move very stress free. Can’t describe to you how valuable and important that is to me.


WASHINGTON, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

The entire move team was fantastic. They showed up on time, were very professional and efficient. They also had a great attitude. Some of my neighbors ignored the No Parking signs that had been posted, so they ended up having to park a half block away.


WASHINGTON, DC,

Washington, DC Move

Movers were calm and unsettled by unexpected problems with parking and took care to wear masks and maintain distance when walking through the unit.


Washington, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Contacted Gentle Giant for a relatively small move (1BR) for my daughter within the city. Great experience from beginning to end. Will & Dominique were very responsive and helpful by phone. The crew arrived on time and were professional and efficient. Would definitely use them again. Very pleased!


WASHINGTON, DC,

Washington, DC Move

The movers were excellent. The price was very fair. The movers had attitude about their job, even given the tough circumstances we are all in. Very professional. I’ve long wondered about Gentle Giant— used to live near the hub in Somerville and a friend worked there and recommended. I’ve not had a chance to use you all until now — very pleased and will spread the word.


Washington, DC,

WASHINGTON, DC Move

Truly exceptional. It was really clear early on that we were dealing with efficient, strategic and professional workers.

The only constructive feedback I have is that before the move, I raised concerns about the size of the alley behind my building, including a tight turn, and was assured the truck would fit. I sent a photo and offered to take measurements but was told it wouldn’t be a problem. However, the truck didn’t fit and they had to park it elsewhere – and the movers still handled this job with exceptional speed and care. In the future if this kind of concern is raised, perhaps a brief site visit or drive by or further questions about the space would be good.


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