Top 10 Moving Companies in Federal Way, WA

Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(837)
"The guys from HireAHelper were fantastic. They were efficient and careful. There was no standing around doing nothing. They came and worked straight through until they were done and they finished before the time allowed. I would highly recommend them."
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"The guys from HireAHelper were fantastic. They were efficient and careful. There was no standing around doing nothing. They came and worked straight through until they were done and they finished before the time allowed. I would highly recommend them."
Porch Pro Headshot First Due Movers
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(468)
In 2009, a group of firemen sat in the apparatus bay of Eastside Fire and Rescue Station 81 in Sammamish. Their discussion turned to the lack of professionalism and apathetic culture in the moving industry. It was decided that a moving company founded with the work ethic, pride, and trust that are t...Read more about First Due Movers
In 2009, a group of firemen sat in the apparatus bay of Eastside Fire and Rescue Station 81 in Sammamish. Their discussion turned to the lack of professionalism and apathetic culture in the moving industry. It was decided that a moving company founded with the work ethic, pride, and trust that are t...Read more about First Due Movers
Porch Pro Headshot A2B Moving & Storage
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(380)
"A2B Moving is the best in my book. I was in a situation where I had a short period of time to move. A2B was able to schedule me an appointment on short notice. I thought I only needed one truck, but A2B sent two trucks and the man power to get the moved done in one day. To my surprise my stuff d...Read more about A2B Moving & Storage
"A2B Moving is the best in my book. I was in a situation where I had a short period of time to move. A2B was able to schedule me an appointment on short notice. I thought I only needed one truck, but A2B sent two trucks and the man power to get the moved done in one day. To my surprise my stuff d...Read more about A2B Moving & Storage
Porch Pro Headshot New Beginnings Relocation
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(321)
"I have hired New beginnings relocation many times now. I always go back to them when I have to relocate because they are just amazingly reliable. They have relocated my valuables 5 times now and they are yet to damage anything. That is a damn good achievement! It does help when they charge me such ...Read more about New Beginnings Relocation
"I have hired New beginnings relocation many times now. I always go back to them when I have to relocate because they are just amazingly reliable. They have relocated my valuables 5 times now and they are yet to damage anything. That is a damn good achievement! It does help when they charge me such ...Read more about New Beginnings Relocation
Porch Pro Headshot Movable LLC
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(233)
"Movable LLC" is a full service moving company. We specialize in local apartment and house moving. Our movers will do the packing, unpacking, disassembling and reassembling of the furniture during your move for no extra charge. We only employ trained professional movers. We understand that you are n...Read more about Movable LLC
"Movable LLC" is a full service moving company. We specialize in local apartment and house moving. Our movers will do the packing, unpacking, disassembling and reassembling of the furniture during your move for no extra charge. We only employ trained professional movers. We understand that you are n...Read more about Movable LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Puget Sound Moving
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(475)
Porch Pro Headshot All American Spirit Moving
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(247)
We are a local and Long distance moving company, specializing in a practical approach to facilitating your moving needs within the confines of your budget, while being professional at all times and sensitive to the those things that are important to you; Namely; Your home, and the contents thereof. ...Read more about All American Spirit Moving
We are a local and Long distance moving company, specializing in a practical approach to facilitating your moving needs within the confines of your budget, while being professional at all times and sensitive to the those things that are important to you; Namely; Your home, and the contents thereof. ...Read more about All American Spirit Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Huskies Movers
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(75)
"Huskies were great! This experience was the best,btw I moved more than 12 times and those guys are so professional. They are so nice and know what they’re doing. Highly recommended and I will use them again in the future"
"Huskies were great! This experience was the best,btw I moved more than 12 times and those guys are so professional. They are so nice and know what they’re doing. Highly recommended and I will use them again in the future"
Porch Pro Headshot Continental Van Lines
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(114)
Continental Van Lines, Inc. has been moving families throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world for over 60 years. We specialize in residential, commercial, and international relocations both locally and long-distance. Family-owned, with headquarters in Seattle, Tacoma, and Anchorage, our busine...Read more about Continental Van Lines
Continental Van Lines, Inc. has been moving families throughout the Pacific Northwest and the world for over 60 years. We specialize in residential, commercial, and international relocations both locally and long-distance. Family-owned, with headquarters in Seattle, Tacoma, and Anchorage, our busine...Read more about Continental Van Lines
Porch Pro Headshot Nice Moves Moving
Movers
Serves Federal Way, Washington
(201)

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Federal Way Movers

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Great move!!

- Samantha Brown
258560

Jamel and his team saved me at last minute. I stage homes for my clients and having a moving team was a challenge to find. Jamel shows up with a smile and energetic disposition. So we have used him for over 6 months and cant imagine working with another t...

- Mellie Massey Woolsey
252539

Young Folks but very amazing experienced! Very satisfied with their service. I will use them again in the future

- Samantha Brown
260684

Very friendly people and got the job done fast

- Katie Beal
224413

Great job!

- Zelmira Silva Santisteban
205892

The two guys did an awesome job! I’m gonna hire them again to unpack!😜

- Andy Baston
205944

excellent service many options to fit your needs.

- jan premji
205844

Great experience. 2 very hard working young men. They never stopped working. Would definitely recommend.

- MARYBETH DATAVS
205905

I would totally use HireAHelper again and recommend them to my friends and family!

- Susie Dickey
205639

A recent move into storage had me researching just movers as the storage space lent me a truck! Getting closer to moving time I was unsettled about unvetted prospects until I stumbled upon this great site. Hire a Helper showed me a list of vetted, well re...

- Amy Fisher

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Way Moving Companies

Does the mover I want to hire need to be licensed in Federal Way?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Mover need to have. There are 0 movers in Federal Way that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Movers need to have to work on Moving Services jobs in WA:

    I have Moving Services work that I need done in Federal Way. What should my budget be?

    Our data on recent mover projects in Federal Way shows that larger moving services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

    • Location: movers travel time may factor into the budget.
    • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your moving services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your mover professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
    • Company ratings: Highly-rated movers tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

    As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple movers throughout Federal Way to ensure your project is done right.

    How do I know that I found the right Mover in Federal Way for my moving services project?

    Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in Federal Way so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

    Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in Federal Way:

    • Are they BBB accredited? 12 pros in Federal Way are.
    • Check if they are they BBB rated: 17 are A-rated in Federal Way.
    • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
    • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

    All Moving Companies in Federal Way, WA

    Porch Pro Headshot Dolly
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Dolly is your "move anything app." Anytime you need to move something large (furniture, boxes, etc.), the Dolly app allows you to connect with local pickup truck owners to have your move/delivery taken care of. To get a quote, simply plug the details specific to your move/delivery into the Dolly ap...Read more about Dolly
    Dolly is your "move anything app." Anytime you need to move something large (furniture, boxes, etc.), the Dolly app allows you to connect with local pickup truck owners to have your move/delivery taken care of. To get a quote, simply plug the details specific to your move/delivery into the Dolly ap...Read more about Dolly
    Porch Pro Headshot Emerald City Moving & Storage
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (65)
    ECMS provides leading Pacific Northwest organizations with commercial office furniture installation, commercial relocation, asset management and day-to-day facility and storage services in the Greater Puget Sound
    ECMS provides leading Pacific Northwest organizations with commercial office furniture installation, commercial relocation, asset management and day-to-day facility and storage services in the Greater Puget Sound
    Porch Pro Headshot Neighbors Relocation Services
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (344)
    Porch Pro Headshot Graebel Moving Services
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Trust a proven corporate moving company to relocate your personal household goods locally, to a new state, or across the globe Whether you are moving around the corner, across the country, or around the world, you will need the services of a professional moving company to help you get there. With 6...Read more about Graebel Moving Services
    Trust a proven corporate moving company to relocate your personal household goods locally, to a new state, or across the globe Whether you are moving around the corner, across the country, or around the world, you will need the services of a professional moving company to help you get there. With 6...Read more about Graebel Moving Services
    Porch Pro Headshot CrateAway Storage Delivery Service
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (12)
    CrateAway offers storage with pickup and delivery to help the busy home and condo owner with too much stuff and too little space de-clutter, remodel, stage, move, downsize, or re-organize while saving them time, stress and money. Instead of a whole storage unit at up to $75, you only have to pay for...Read more about CrateAway Storage Delivery Service
    CrateAway offers storage with pickup and delivery to help the busy home and condo owner with too much stuff and too little space de-clutter, remodel, stage, move, downsize, or re-organize while saving them time, stress and money. Instead of a whole storage unit at up to $75, you only have to pay for...Read more about CrateAway Storage Delivery Service
    Porch Pro Headshot NW Pro Services
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services
    Commercial | Residential Painting Contractor & Property Maintenance Our professional journeyman painters have collectively over 34+ years of experience in project management, communication with clients, recommending the best solutions for your project, and getting it all done faster and better than...Read more about NW Pro Services
    Porch Pro Headshot ChooseVets
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Choosevets Tacoma is a handyman company based out of Tacoma. They offer deck staining and deck maintenance as well as other services.
    Choosevets Tacoma is a handyman company based out of Tacoma. They offer deck staining and deck maintenance as well as other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot KLM Movers
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (32)
    Porch Pro Headshot Save on Moving
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (25)
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    Porch Pro Headshot SISU Northwest Energy Solutions
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Certified Moving Installation Relocation
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot Something Else Ind
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
    Movers
    Serves Federal Way, Washington
    (26)
    We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
    We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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    5113 South 232nd Street, Kent, WA 98032
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