Well, I think if they don't charge as much as the others it should not be a problem to let them take a little bit more time. And I find the charges very reasonable, I am moving soon may be I will give them a call.
Best NYC moving companies
These movers will haul your stuff for the right price. Plus: TONY-exclusive discounts!
Mon Oct 5 2009
If you want...efficiency
All Star Moving and Storage
Average city move: $180 per hour (includes four movers)
Unlike that last twerpy mover you hired, the All Stars can carry twice their weight in your clothes and furniture. Pack your junk in the provided 21 wardrobe boxes while he-men equipped with "hump straps" (belts used to carry objects on their backs) handle your load. "Some guys can take seven book cases at once," boasts Tom Begley, director of operations. "They look like Sherpas when they go up and down the stairs." 424 Park Ave at Kent Ave, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (212-254-2638, allstarnewyork.com)
If you want...eye candy
Rob the Mover
Average city move: $155 per hour (includes four movers)
This mom-and-pop moving shop offers wholesale-priced boxes, curb-to-curb service and a nice view. "They're cute guys," says graduate student Ara, who hired the company for her move (and asked that we not use her last name). "They all do interesting things; one guy is a drummer and one is a runner." Allen Hubby, a co-owner of Drama Book Shop in midtown, claims he's hired more than 30 different people in the business. "Rob the Mover is the only one I'll ever call again," he says, citing the company's reliability and conversation skills.
TONY deal: Score $25 off an apartment move and $10 off any smaller move. 312 W 20th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (646-657-8628, robthemover.wordpress.com)
If you want...brains and brawn
Average city move: $160 per hour (includes four movers). Flat rates available.
"There's a stereotype that artists aren't that strong, but we hire the athletic artists," says company president Shawn Lyons. Tali Balas, a New York private-school teacher, confirms: "When my dining room table couldn't fit in the elevator, they carried it up eight flights of steps and didn't blink," she says.
TONY deal: Get 50 percent off supplies and a free T-shirt that reads: SUPPORT AN ARTIST, HIRE A MOVER. 33 Washington St between Plymouth and Water Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-852-2352, rabbitmovers.com)
If you want...a deal
Imperial Moving and Storage
Average city move: $80--$130 per hour. Flat rates available.
"We don't charge extra if we take a half an hour longer like most companies," boasts president Daniel Norber. "We do whatever we can to maintain the price no matter what; we care about our reputation more than that extra $50." Sweet! Because quite frankly, we do care about that $50.
TONY deal: Five free wardrobe boxes. 83 Washington Pl between Sixth Ave and MacDougal St (212-879-MOVE, imperialmoving.com)
If you want...culture (but no funk)
Average city move: $100--$150 per hour (includes three movers)
This eclectic group of self-proclaimed "odor-free" movers includes writers, painters, a comedian, an actor, a director, musicians and even a couple of graduate students. The hourly rate is practically all-inclusive; they wrap up your coffee table and stick quilted pads on your lamp free of charge.
TONY deal: Get 5 percent off your move. 174 Bogart St at Scholes St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-9100, nycityvan.com)
If only my back wasn't completely messed up. I think I might need movers like these guys because I have to move out of my apartment into another and my back problems just won't let me do anything. Luckily, there are people that can do the work for me and I appreciate them greatly. http://www.nycminimovers.com/Packing_Services_New_York_NY.html
I know exactly what you guys mean. My family and I are going to be moving into New York City in a couple of months. We have quite a bit of furniture that we're definitely doing to need help with. I can handle most boxes, but there is now way I can move our entertainment center by myself. http://www.naturalmovers.ca/en/services.html
It definitely sounds like they are charging a reasonable price. I live alone, so whenever my company wants me to move, I have to pack everything up by myself. I'm moving out to Florida later this summer, and I think I'll have to hire a moving company for sure. It's really nice to see reviews and rates for many different companies. http://www.executivemovingsystems.com/long-distance-moving/
The rates of these moving companies are very reasonable considering that they provide the best service in town. This article was very helpful because choosing a good moving company and not getting ripped off can be a difficult task.
Imperial Moving is by far the WORST moving company I have ever delt with. The sales process was fine. However, the day of the actual move the movers were extremely rough with my belongings. Ended up with a fist sized hole in my box spring, ruined rug, broken lamp, scratches on bedframe, end tables. Everything in my place was only a yr old. The movers tried to cover up damanged containers by taping a box around it. The jammed things into wardrobe boxes including my nightstand. My former doorman and other neighbors complained about the foul language of the movers. They dropped lots of f*bombs.
Their insurance company is a joke. My move was completed on July 8th and I'm still dealing with this company. You have to take pictures of everything yourself, there is no claims adjuster that comes to inspect the items. There is no phone number for the claims company either, everything is via mail.
Since Sept 15th they have requested paperwork I never received. I have sent several emails to Imperial asking for the paperwork to process the claim. No response. Tried to call "Mona" she's never in the office, and there is no option to leave voice mails.
Look elsewhere before picking a mover.
I have used http://movers-newyorkcity.com, their prices are pretty good. I was charged $380.00 for the move from Soho to Upper East Side. Their number is: 347 263-7630.
I recently needed an affordable moving company to transport my belongings from Elmhurst Queens to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I looked online and found a company called, Lonestar Moving Co. That was the day I discovered a really great bargain. I contacted the owner, Miss Reneey, who quoted me an affordable price to my amazement. The three man crew she sent were fantastic. Not only were they super friendly, but they went above and beyond, making my the transition for my family and I easy and stress free! The men of Lonestar took great care of our property not only during the transportation, but moving it all in as well. I would suggest the Lonestar Moving Co. To anyone who is looking for affordable, outstanding service. I have used much more expensive companies in prior moves, and I can tell you you really get a bang for your buck. Professionalism at it's highest standard when you use Lonestar! Thanks Reneey, Pual, Mike, and MO for helping make our day of transition and relaxed as possible!
I used Lonestar moving and I was very happy with my Service. It started snowing on my move and the guys ( Paul, Ken and Mike) Never complained and kept working thru the awful conditions. They wrapped everything with blankets and plastic wrapped and placed cardboard and blankets on my floor to keep the area clean. I would highly suggest Lonestar.
Advantage Movers is one of the best movers in the city. I have used their services multiple times and still will not hesitate to hire them again. The moving process had been made very convenient and fast which saved me a lot of time. Not only that, but that Vinnie the mover and workers are customer friendly and polite which makes it the best moving company given that their charges are very reasonable and convenient. Anyone looking for movers can go for Advantage Movers without any hesitation. Their number is: 212 400-8679. I'm sure anyone trying them out will have a good experience as I did. For further information you can check their website which is http://www.advantagemovers.net/. Is that what you meant? It's done."
Good Morning Renee I am very happy we picked Lone Star as a moving company. Your concern, care, competency gave a good first impression. We were impressed with Mike, Dan and Terrell. They were pleasant professional and make us feel comfortable with their efficiency. My mom and I were wished in advance Happy Mother’s Day. I will recommend this company to anyone I know who is moving. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend. Rollonda
We moved our office across town in Manhattan and used LoneStar Moving. Foreman Paul Psenick and his crew handled everything. Paul had everything under control and he inspired confidence. The crew were affable, helpful and very cooperative getting things placed in the new location. They were all a nice bunch of guys who clearly enjoyed working together as a team. - I’ll be happy to recommend LoneStar to colleagues and friends.
I call Vinnie The Mover At Advantage Movers he was very nice and gave me an hourly rate for my move and there will be no hidden charges also if have to go to storage because i was not sure if my house was going to be ready i would have up to 60 day free storage what nice person to offer me that Vinnie can be reach at 212 400-8679
I used a company called driveupstorage for my storage, they actually brought the storage to my apartment during an appointment time, I loaded my stuff in, and they took it to their facility. It was great. I paid $149 for the month of storage plus they gave me 2 hours free while I loaded it curbside.
I moved from Soho to Tribeca last week with Lonestar NYC Moving Company. It is weren't for this company I don't know what we would have done. read all the online reviews about this moving company as was impressed with them automatically. Paul our foreman and his team of 3 other movers were polite, upbeat, organized and extremely professional. They wrapped all our furniture to protect against damages (at no extra charge) and took such great care of all our belongings. Not only were these guys great, they were hot, energetic and really knew their stuff! CLASSY GROUP OF GUYS! When we called initially for a moving quote I spoke with Renee Cuocco. She was pleasant, well educated, friendly and super professional as well. The lines of communication were always open and remained consistent. This professionalism made our moving day simple and easy. I will not hesitate to contact this moving company to move us again and will gladly refer their services. Not the cheapest of moving companies, but I feel well worth the money. Do not hesitate to contact them, you will be happy you did. I hope my review helps as I am eager to spread the word about the exceptional service I received.....
I moved from Soho to Tribeca last week with Lonestar NYC Moving Company. It is weren't for this company I don't know what we would have done. I read all the online reviews about this moving company as was impressed with them automatically. Paul our foreman and his team of 3 other movers were polite, upbeat, organized and extremely professional. They wrapped all our furniture to protect against damages (at no extra charge) and took such great care of all our belongings. Not only were my guys great, they were handsome, clean cut and had great energy! When we called initially for a moving quote I spoke with Renee Cuocco. She was pleasant, well educated, friendly and super professional as well. The lines of communication were always open and remained consistent. This professionalism made our moving day simple and easy. I will not hesitate to contact this moving company to move us again and will gladly refer their services. Not the cheapest of moving companies, but I feel well worth the money. Do not hesitate to contact them, you will be happy you did. I hope my review helps as I am eager to spread the word about the exceptional service I received.....
But when i have to switch the house i need the movers. I like the All Star Moving and Storage company. They did the work accurately and do it in less time.
This is really cute. I was never thinking to hire an artist to do my move, however I would fell much better to have my job performed by a real moving company. Me and my husbant, used Empire Movers, wich, with all the respect is one of the best , since is the 3rd time in 4 years we used a moving service, we have an ideea how the movers work :) They have great price packages and really polite. My conatct person was Homitch?!( if i remember). Cheers
hired rob the mover. not at all what i was expecting from the description in this article. two hood dudes showed up. they packed their van improperly so they had to make two trips. since i was paying by the hour - their unskilled moving cost me more. they also dropped and broke some of my stuff. they were not fast. my friends and i could have done a better job.
If you really want to hire an affordable, professional moving company with pretty good looking movers who are cool, friendly and know their stuff. Contact Lonestar Moving. They move all 5 boroughs and Long Island. They moved me and my boyfriend Sal last week from LIC to Battery Park and they were awesome. Paul and George (he's hot) and Jonny got us moved, set up and situated in no time at all. Renee in the office is awesome as well.... Stick with Lonestar Moving, you will not be disappointed.