Moving is stressful, but the one thing you can do to provide yourself some pressure relief is to use the best movers in NYC. Hiring a highly rated, affordable and reliable mover that is also insured and bonded is a must—and there are hundreds of movers in NYC who meet these basic criteria. So how do you choose the best movers to transport your belongings door to door safely and who are also friendly and accommodating in the process? We’re here to provide assistance!

Following are our top picks for the best of the best local NYC movers.

All Star Moving and Storage

Is a star. I’ve used them half a dozen times. All-Star moving guys are quick and efficient and can carry twice their weight in your furniture, clothes and other stuff with belts strapped to wardrobe boxes full of your belongings that they load on their backs. I’ve never even had to empty or remove drawers from file cabinets or dressers! And they are affordable as well.


Lift NYC has been in business for more than 30 years and provides moving services from Greenwich Village to The Hamptons. A family-owned business with a small organization business model; LIFT is known to provide exceptional service at affordable rates.

Movers, Not Shakers!

Brooklyn-based green moving company with trucks fueled by biodiesel. Their trademarked GothamBoxes are reusable plastic bins they drop off before your move that they then recycle. Mover, Not Shakers! Takes special care of your belongings and also offers terrific customer service.

Oz Moving & Storage

The wizard of NYC movers. Aside from offering superior service, the company invests in the community. From their Oz Moving Scholarship and special offers for veterans and active-duty members of the military, Oz supports Toys for Tots, NY Cares Coat Drive, MS Walk New York City, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Oz is a community member in every sense. They are also highly recommended for moves in and around NYC.

Rabbit Movers

Rabbit movers is a Brooklyn-based collective comprised exclusively of artists, writers and other creatives living and working in New York City. Being writers, their website proclaims, “Our aim is to do this [moving] with the grace and confidence of a Beatrice leading Dante from the Moon to the Sun, and with the same quirky cuteness of a Rabbit leading Alice to Wonderland.” How can you beat being moved by a poet?

FlatRate Moving Company

Flat Rate bills itself as NYC’s most recommended moving company. And with their, yes, flat-rate guarantee, you can see why. The FlatRate folks take an inventory of your home and then provide you with an all-inclusive rate that won’t change even if there is a traffic snarl during your move, an underestimate of time or any other factor.

JP Urban Moving

JP Urban Moving is a highly-regarded company that promises clear and continuous communication throughout your move. Small enough to give personalized attention, JP Urban Moving will contact you immediately if there are any issues that arise and send you updates by text as well.

Imperial Moving

Respect, transparency, and honesty are the three pillars of Imperial’s interaction with colleagues and clients. It’s also nice that Imperial has been voted NYC best movers again and again. If New Yorkers say they’re good – they must be great!

Clean Cut Moving

A Tri-state local and long distance operation moving people and their stuff 365 days a year. With flat-rate pricing and a service that efficiently provides their certificate of insurance to your building, Clean Cut is a professional, reliable and affordable choice.

In addition to perusing moving company websites, you should always comparison shop and get bids from at least three different companies. And, to lessen your stress about moving and choosing the right mover for you, take a look at Yelp reviews, testimonials on Angie’s List and other sites, and also ask around your group of friends and colleagues for their recommendations.

Moving is stressful, and there’s no way around it so. So, give yourself a break by hiring one of the best movers in NYC.

Share your moving experience. If you have had a successful stress free move or a nightmare of a move we would love to hear your comments below.


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