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Gentle Giant – A Good Run for the Money

Gentle Giant

In California, a moving company packed my household items and the service was completely acceptable. They did their job and worked for their money, especially considering we were on the 3rd floor of a condo community. They were friendly and packed most of my furniture safely in the truck. I wasn’t disappointed with the service but there was nothing noteworthy of their performance either. Since it was the first time I used a moving company, I thought that the performance in California was typical. I expected the same when I arrived in Charlotte, but what I received was nothing short of perfection.  Gentle Giant Moving Company provided a finely tuned moving experience from the first conversation on the phone to the end of unloading the truck. They’ve completely changed my view on moving companies and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the stress and worry of moving myself.

Originally, I booked two movers for 2-4 hours, and they were to arrive at 8am. The day before, I found out that I couldn’t move in until after 10am. Within minutes of contacting the company, they made all of the new arrangements and were more than accommodating with time slots.

When the two guys arrived, we were the ones late. Between signing the contract for our new apartment and finding an appropriate place to change a stinky baby, time got away from us. We arrived to two friendly faces and instantly felt more at ease. They patiently waited while Darren maneuvered the U-Haul and they offered help during the process.

Both men were around our age, maybe a little younger than Darren, but lets not remind him that he’s older than me again, well maybe just one more time, and they worked for their money. They sprinted back to the truck after carefully and cautiously bringing each of our possessions into the house. When one of them would round the corner to return outside, they would say, “corner” to avoid collisions. They also guided each other when carrying our stuff. Honestly, they were more cautious than I would have been and it’s my life’s possessions. Not once did they ding a wall or bang any of the furniture.

Unpacking was made easy because they asked me to guide them with where I wanted each item. I was blown away by their care and support. Instead of just piling all of the boxes and furniture in one spot, they put everything in its rightful place.

The smile on their faces while they worked was a pleasant surprise as well. Even Athena mirrored their cheerful demeanor and returned a smile every time they entered the room.

Returning the U-Haul blankets back to the truck and doing a final sweep before asking me to sign the papers was overly helpful as it was, but asking if we needed any additional help putting things together or rearranging was above and beyond.

From the office support to the movers, I couldn’t believe the professionalism. Everyone at Gentle Giant understands quality service and provides it with ease.


Gentle Giant Moving Company has offices in: Boston, New York, Washington DC, Charlotte, Seattle, and San Francisco. You can also check them out on Facebook.

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12 thoughts on “Gentle Giant – A Good Run for the Money

  1. Richard says:

    I will recommend them for sure. Always good to know helpful movers. Thanks!

    1. Lesley says:

      Thanks Richard. They are in different locations as well. There is a list of places they cover on their site 🙂

  2. Randy says:

    I just reviewed their site and they are in my area. We’ll book them for our move in October.

    I look forward to it.

    1. Lesley says:

      Let me know how it works out. I hope they are just as great in your area as they are in Charlotte.

  3. Lindsay says:

    I just booked them for our move in November. Thanks for the recommendation. I hope they are as good in Boston. I heard the guys are gorgeous so that’s a perk regardless 😉

    1. Lesley says:

      I hope they meet your expectations. Feel free to send a review, along with pictures, my way 😉

  4. Shannon says:

    It’s always great to hear about good service! I will recommend them!

  5. Ron says:

    They will be moving my furniture in September thanks to your recommendation. I’ll email you what I think a few days after.

    Thanks for always having great reviews!

  6. Scott says:

    We found Gentle Giant because of your post and we couldn’t have been happier with their service and professionalism.

    Great choice!

    Moving wasn’t so bad with Gentle Giant!

  7. Trey says:

    I can’t thank you enough for suggesting this company! It was the first time I actually had a good moving experience. I suggest them to everyone I know now.

    Thanks again,


  8. Kirk says:

    I wanted to thank you for recommending this company! Now that we are settled into our new house and thinking about the move, it was made completely easy by hiring these guys. I always thought moving was a hassle, but this time it wasn’t a stress at all.

    I love your site. Some days I spend hours here.

    Thanks again.


  9. Todd Penny says:

    I too used them at your suggestion and they couldn’t have been better. It saved my family hours of stress since we also have a baby and didn’t know what we were going to do. My wife couldn’t help and I couldn’t move things myself.

    I’ll recommend them every time.

    Happy holidays and I look forward to your 2013 bucketlist.


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