I called Sterling Movers after searching reviews online and deciding that they were the most well reviewed. I was still apprehensive, I had never hired movers before and had heard horror stories, but decided to trust Sterling. I'm so glad I did. I called them just five days before our move in date and Stefan was great to work with, he scheduled our move and was responsive with my questions. The guys showed up to our one bedroom apt in Astoria at 8am and we were moved in (to be fair, it was just a few blocks away) by 11am. I could not believe how quick they were, while still taking care of our things (none of our furniture was scratched and only one plate out of countless fragile items broke, but I'm pretty sure that's our fault for not packing that box well enough).
They were extremely polite, really nice guys, and I was so impressed by how efficiently they surveyed our stuff and moved it all out and in. I will never go back to moving myself (usually a two day process) ever again. Well worth the cost.