We recently moved from Brooklyn to Queens from a three floor walkup to an elevator building. If it weren't for Chaz and his crew we would probably still be moving boxes to this day.
The guys were great, they showed up on time, had our old place packed up on the truck by noon and even helped us unpack some tricky items in our new apartment.
The whole process with MNS was very smooth and we highly recommend you use them for your move - best moving experience ever!
Review by Rostea Hanjan4 months ago
Exceptionally well organised, helpful, committed to getting everything moved without snag or scrape. I would recommend Movers not Shakers with no hesitation to anyone wanting a high quality removals firm that takes extra trouble to ensure the safe arrival of your possessions.
Thanks to Clinton for spot on packing estimating, Graham and team for your attention to detail (disassembling and rrassembling an awkward bed frame!)
Review by Kisieliute8 months ago
Movers, not shakers was exceptional from start to finish. He was a personal contact who was always reachable and willing to help with every aspect throughout one city to another . Thank you everyone at Movers, not shakers
Review by Dhivir9 months ago
Very professional, efficient and friendly. Extremely effective process that is pain-free. I highly recommend using Movers Not Shakers.
Review by Kudzanai11 months ago
Review by Rowglow Grumley1 year ago
As the owner of a NYC Home Staging and Interior Design company, our work relies on the transport and set up our furnishings inventory when staging and de-staging properties for sale. Over the years, however, I continued to seek that "unicorn" - the nearly-impossible combination of a moving company that is responsive, professional, very careful, conscientious, courteous in manner and communication, plus has attention-to-detail at a good price. I so appreciate that Miles Cutler of Morris Moving & Storage (a high-end/very high-priced moving company that's not in budget for our work) referred me to Movers Not Shakers. Although 100% perfection is unrealistic every time, the rare issue that did arise was resolved quickly and without drama. I'm very pleased with the quality of service at a fair price for all of my Staging business needs and also referring my Interior Design clients for their moves. MNS earns my highest rating and thanks! -Sharon Lee Ritchie, HUMANSCAPES, LLC
Review by Pirmin1 year ago
4th floor walk-up to an apartment with 28 years of living
Tail end of a Noreaster on the morning of the move
Large items that were built in place and might not fit down the narrow staircase......I wake up screaming
Instead it was awe inspiring to watch this team of movers work almost non-stop, yet cheerful and accommodating to all requests.
They were in and out in less than three hours, while managing to skillfully get everything (much to our amazement) down the stairs and into the truck with literally no damage to the walls.
These folks Rock!
Who are you going to call?
Review by RussW Kosobucki1 year ago
Professional, quick, no complaining, little direction needed.
Review by Kawshik Dragiyska1 year ago
Thanks to MNS for your expert care in moving our possessions from NY to SC including a second stop in MD. Your team worked hard, efficiently and professionally. They were all very courteous as well! Thanks again Iskander, Firuz and Javohir for ensuring that our move was a happy experience!
Review by Justinkush Gayne1 year ago
MNS was recommended to us by our broker when we moved to a new apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This was a local move from an apartment in Cobble Hill.
Vanessa from MNS visited our apartment prior to preparing an itemized estimate of a packed move. I got estimates from 3 other moving companies, and MNS was the lowest bid. The estimate is a flat rate (as opposed to hourly): $250 for packing materials, $700 to pack, and $1500 to move for a 1.5 bedroom 3rd floor walkup (both origin and destination). So, a total of $2450.
Prior to the move, I took all the pictures down off my walls, and I moved the food that was in my fridge and freezer on my own. I also emptied out my enormous desk and packed the junk in all those drawers myself, as a huge amount of it I just needed to sort and recycle.
On moving day, MNS uses a combination of reusable, stackable, sturdy green bins and regular cardboard boxes in order to do the packing and moving. The crew showed up on time, and when they thought the estimate was low in terms of the number of boxes, they went back to their warehouse and got more. I was not charged more even though when I got the estimate I was told I would have to pay for what we used, up to 20% over the estimated cost. Their packing process places a clear priority on speed over space-efficiency, so it's really a tradeoff between their flat per-box pricing and the real per-hour labor cost. Since the estimate did not include a specific number of hours of labor, I appreciate that they did not nickle and dime me on the back end about the number of boxes.
The guys (a crew of 5) got the entire place packed between 8:30 AM and noon, and were very efficient and cheerful while doing so. They had everything down the stairs, on the truck, and up the stairs at the new place by 2 PM, all in the July heat with no air conditioning.
Only one cheap plastic toy was broken out of everything we moved! There was zero complaining or hesitation about what there was to pack and move. They just got it done, and FAST. My last packed move was a very different experience, incredibly slow, and the movers refused to pack various things. MNS didn't blink an eye, though I could hear the guys in Spanish joking about how much stuff I had (mucho mas!).
My one complaint is about the disposal of packing materials afterwards. I unpacked everything in one day, and then had to wait another day for them to come pick up the green bins, which in the meantime while stackable were taking up basically all the space in my apartment. However, this is probably because I moved on a Saturday - it's not reasonable to expect someone to come get green bins on a Sunday. I desperately wanted them to also take away the mountain of cardboard boxes that I had collapsed and stacked, and the packing paper that I had bundled, but they wouldn't take it. When you pick your move day, try to line it up with an imminent recycling pickup day! And hire Movers, Not Shakers!
Review by KarenU1 year ago
Review by Myk1 year ago
The movers were quick, efficient and eager to allow me to sit back and let them do the literal heavy lifting. After puttering in the way for a few minutes, I took their advice and had a coffee on the stoop while they made quick work of my apartment. At my new place, they sorted my boxes and furniture by area and set me up for a mostly unpacked first night. Thanks MNS for a great moving experience!
Review by Tarck1 year ago
Great experience. They were very quick efficient and careful. Made moving a breeze.
Review by Hareshkumarreddy1 year ago
On the office side of things, Greg was very responsive and reasonable to work with. The movers themselves were phenomenal - showed up on time; took care of fragile items; and were super efficient. The big plastic reusable bins were also a real game changer, and priced very reasonably. Highly, highly recommend!
Review by Senona1 year ago
Efficient, professional, thorough. Moved me from Brooklyn to NJ (with a stop at a storage unit).
Review by Fairooz1 year ago
The guys are movers and not shakers for real 😳 they get the job done ✅ was on time 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Review by Bafford1 year ago
Constantly reminded me to tip them and they left half filled monsters cans and packing materials from them behind in the last apartment. They left an absolute mess. I tipped them well over 20% in cash like they wanted and was definitely not the service advertised. I’ve used this company before but this last time was a complete disappointment.
Review by WilliamSparling1 year ago
Best moving company i ever Used!! Ask for Max’s crew
Review by Lallemand Purr1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of working professionally and personally with movers, not shakers many times. They are kind, considerate, hardworking, and efficient. They have made every move so easy, I highly recommend them to everyone. Movers, not shakers for the win.
Review by Paoul1 year ago
Absolutely excellent!! Max and his team were extremely quick, friendly, and more than efficient. Will definitely be using this company going forward.
Review by MyrtleHughes1 year ago
Great service. "Great teams. Cannot recommend more highly!
Review by Sorbán1 year ago
Great experience. Movers were professional, polite and took care of everything. They handled all of my things with care and I didn’t have to lift a finger. Have used them three times now and would use them again in a heart beat if another move is necessary.
Review by JONahk1 year ago
Happy to work with MNS - they were very accommodating with my schedule, got me my bins a week before the move, showed up early on move day and were out of my old place and into the new one in record time. Particularly impressed by their ability to dismantle and reconstruct Ikea furniture without instruction!
Review by AHarris1 year ago
Great staff all around!
Review by EricM1 year ago
Fantastic company, great communicators great price, and great crew led by Danny, I would highly recommend!