Top 3 Moving Companies in Seattle, WA

Porch Pro Headshot Simply Moving
622 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA
253-999-5550
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
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HireAHelper

(837)
100% response rate
"We were moving with a lot of stuff. We wanted help so we went to HireAHelper. It was an easy process finding the movers we needed, deciding which company to use, scheduling and even taking care of the payment process. I would definitely use HireAHelper again."
3156 Vista Way Ste 400, Oceanside, CA
866-848-5468
Porch Pro Headshot One & Done
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One & Done

(972)
6014 SW Stevens St, Seattle, WA
360-842-6533

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Porch Pro Headshot First Due Movers
Movers
Serves Seattle, 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 Movable LLC
Movers
Serves Seattle, 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 Huskies Movers
Movers
Serves Seattle, Washington
(75)
Huskies Movers is a Moving&storage company. We are a family business,licensed and insured. We offer a professional and top notch service,Our movers are trained and background checked before hired. Our rates are competitive and affordable
Huskies Movers is a Moving&storage company. We are a family business,licensed and insured. We offer a professional and top notch service,Our movers are trained and background checked before hired. Our rates are competitive and affordable
Porch Pro Headshot Dolly
Movers
Serves Seattle, 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 Bellevue Movers LLC
Movers
Serves Seattle, Washington
(72)
Welcome to Bellevue Movers, we're glad you found us! We are the top rated company in Seattle - Eastside and we're looking forward to working with you soon! Bellevue Movers is a leader in affordable, friendly and professional moving service. Get the seamless and stress-free move of your belongings....Read more about Bellevue Movers LLC
Welcome to Bellevue Movers, we're glad you found us! We are the top rated company in Seattle - Eastside and we're looking forward to working with you soon! Bellevue Movers is a leader in affordable, friendly and professional moving service. Get the seamless and stress-free move of your belongings....Read more about Bellevue Movers LLC
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Porch Pro Headshot Graebel Moving Services
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Serves Seattle, 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

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 Seattle Movers

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Great job!

- Zelmira Silva Santisteban
205892

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

- Andy Baston
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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.

- Jane McNamara
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
205861

Hire a Helper was a company who was super flexible when my moving dates changed. I would have given them five stars, if there was not a confusing part about the way that movers are scheduled. You have a helper on the phone to agree on the moving day and t...

- Jasmin Manner
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I have used Hire a Helper three times in the past year. We have been phasing into a retirement move. The website was easy to use. For one job, I had the packers wrap and pack my stuff into boxes and then load them into a pod. It was fantastic, the pack...

- Nancy Powers
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Great Experience. I know February is slowest month of the year. I hope you guys enjoy your vacation. Were all going down to the Gulf for a few days too. And ready for more work.

- RENTAL TRUCK HELP LLC

Everything You Need to Know About Seattle Moving Companies

I’m searching for Movers servicing my zip code in Seattle.

Many movers provide service to multiple zip codes in and around Seattle. Browse through a sample of the Movers in Seattle below to find the right professional in your area for your project. Remember to contact each of these professionals individually to ask about their prices, recent successful moving services jobs, how they bill, and what licenses or permits they have or will have to get for your job:

  • KLM Movers:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 98121 and 98061
  • ABC Movers Seattle:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 98122
  • MVP MOVING AND STORAGE:
    • Service Area Zip Code: 98146 and 98126

If you weren't able to find the right mover company that services your Seattle zip code, don't worry. Try contacting the company directly to ask them what surrounding areas they also service near Seattle.

Moving Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to movers available in Seattle?

If you’ve determined that moving services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to moving services, we can still help you find the right professional in Seattle.

Seattle has 50 mover professionals that can help you with your moving services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific movers-pros in Seattle.

What zip codes in Seattle have the best Movers?

Below we've listed Seattle zip codes that have great selections of movers:

  • 98115: 1 Movers.
  • 98146: 1 Movers.
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    Porch Pro Headshot You Got It! Movers! Kirkland
    Movers
    Serves Seattle, Washington
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    Porch Pro Headshot Making Moves Seattle
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    Porch Pro Headshot Jeffrey,s moving y
    Movers
    Serves Seattle, Washington
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    "When are last moving company didn't show up we went on line and found Jeffrey's moving company, they came within 2 hrs. of are call unloaded are 26 ft. penske into are new home they saved the day will use again. Mike M"
    "When are last moving company didn't show up we went on line and found Jeffrey's moving company, they came within 2 hrs. of are call unloaded are 26 ft. penske into are new home they saved the day will use again. Mike M"
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    Porch Pro Headshot The Random Hub, LLC
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    Porch Pro Headshot Air Van Lines Inc.
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    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.
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