How Much Movers Charge in Boston?

When it comes to moving to a new place you have 2 options – you move yourself with some help from your friends or hire some moving company to handle this task. So, how much do you actually have to pay for moving services?

First of all, you have to understand what you actually pay for. For example, if you know that you pay a $140/h rate for 2 movers and everything includes in this rate you won’t ask any questions, right?

What moving companies charge in Boston and what’s included in the hourly rate?

Let’s see what usually moving companies include in the hourly rate Boston area. As an example, we will use Born to Move prices.

The standard rate is between $99 per hour and $200/h for 2 movers crew and a truck including all other charges, no additional fees. What that’s mean? It means simply that with this rate you get everything you need to successfully move and exactly it is wrapping materials to protect your items, tolls, gas, and insurance coverage.

Also paying such a rate guarantees you get a licensed moving company with a professional crew, a new used truck, and other small features.


Sometimes rates can be lower, but that means, pretty much that this is a new moving company or some not licensed movers without insurance and equipment you need for your move. In some cases rates can be higher for 2 men’s crew and a truck, there can be a few reasons, if it’s a large moving company with a long history, if the day of your move is int he busy day (the end or begging of the month or weekend), or someone just trying to fool you.

In conclusion, I suggest you go and try a few moving companies, get estimates, and choose the one with better rates, reviews, and a presentable brand.

As you know Born to Move is one of the most popular moving companies for moving from Boston to NYC and from Boston to Chicago.
Good luck with your upcoming moves!

Packing rates

If you need a packing service we do charge the same hourly rate as regular rates which is $140 per hour for 2 movers. Plus packing supplies which we do charge separately You can see the prices of our supplies here. 

Overnight Storage

If you are looking for overnight storage usually you need movers from August 31st to September 1st.
Or you just bought a new house and there is a day or 2 difference between 2 closing days and you have to leave all your belongings somewhere for a period of time.
Most moving companies can provide overnight storage with a rate starting at $200 per night to $400 per night per truck!
Rates depend on each individual company and the moving season a s well it can definitely be cheaper to store your belongings during the off-season which happens to be during the winter season from the beginning of October till the end of March.