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.
Our move went so smoothly, from first contact to the office and to the after care. The crew, Gabriel, Amal & Andrei were simply the best. Very polite and nothing was a problem. They kindly obliged to our asks.We can highly recommend you, Gentle Giants.
17:05 16 Jan 22
I used Gentle Giant for my move and storage while I renovated my house. The guys are amazing! Very prompt, courteous and quick/efficient! Dex, Ian, Pernell and Amal helped me move back and they couldn’t have been better. They found solutions to any issues and even put together a bed that had been shipped to my house (that is to say, they didn’t move). Can’t recommend enough! And with their own storage unit, they made it so easy to move out during my renovation.
14:33 12 Jan 22
Gentle Giant provides responsive, sensitive, professional support from the first estimate through the detailed organization to the actual physical move to the follow up the next day. It’s clear that they are highly experienced: they anticipate and solve issues before they become problems and move efficiently and meticulously through their work. They are a 10/10 moving company.
21:47 11 Jan 22
Working with gentle giant was one of the best moving experiences. The coordination team was prompt in scheduling my move and quick to answer questions leading up to the moving date. On the day, the moving team called to let me know when they were 30 and then 5 minutes out, and showed up exactly on time. They took tremendous care in moving furniture and boxes, as if they were moving their own families. Not a single item was broken, and they were incredibly fast despite being paid by the hour. I can't sing their praises enough and will recommend them to everyone I know in the DC area.
21:01 05 Jan 22
Absolutely amazing, extraordinary experience moving in DC. I cannot say enough good things. I was just thrilled with the process from start to finish. Booking was a breeze with Matt Coates and Dominique Powell put me at ease with confirmation details days before the move. The moving team, Milos and Ricardo, were first rate. I could not have asked for a better team. They were super quick with the entire move (approximately 2 hours start to finish), listened to all my concerns, were excellent at problem solving (including negotiating a very tight alley), and were overall the nicest and most personable people one would want to meet. And, of course, they were extraordinarily careful with my belongings and took the time to place everything in the new apartment according to where I wanted it. Moving is always stressful but Gentle Giant made it enjoyable. They are worth every penny and they come with my highest recommendation. I will absolutely rely on them again in the future. Truly excellent job. Thank you!
00:40 03 Jan 22
Everything was great! Highly recommended.
07:29 06 Dec 21
It was cool
15:08 29 Nov 21
We just had the chance to work with Gentle Giant for the second time and they were communicative and supportive from start to finish. Kieffer and Dominique helped get us set up with our quote and box delivery and were very responsive and helpful. Our moving crew - Ian, Trevon, and Milos - was fantastic. They were friendly, considerate, and I couldn't believe how quickly they had us into our new place. We've already recommended GG to friends and family and will continue to spread the good word. Thank you to the whole team!
Devon Williams Mulhollen
21:06 05 Nov 21
21:07 03 Nov 21
From the first phone call with Matthew to my interactions with Dominique, the pre move process was easy and efficient. Moving day proved to be the same with Milos, Damond, and Erick. I highly recommend Gentle Giant.
17:42 15 Oct 21
00:38 15 Sep 21
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!