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Best Moving Companies in Federal Way

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Federal Way Moving Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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22647 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

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4.8 (18)
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4.8 (17)
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1.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Bekins Northwest is a locally owned and operated moving company serving homes and businesses in the greater Federal Way since 1903. Its crew is experienced in helping clients relocate their belongings intrastate and interstate. Equipped with advanced packing materials, such as boxes, tapes, packing paper, and bubble wrap, the staff are positioned to handle fragile and specialty items and ensure the objects reach the new location safely. Bekins Northwest also provides vaulted storage facilities for long-term and temporary safe storage. It's a member of the American Moving & Storage Association.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Local

3308 Hogum Bay Road Northeast, Lacey, WA 98516

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4.0 (27)

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Founded in 1926, locally owned and operated Morgan Transfer moves possessions in Federal Way. Its moving experts assist commercial and residential clients in relocating their belongings across the state or international borders. They go room-to-room packing, wrapping, and padding the items for safe transportation and then unpack them after arrival, taking care not to cause damage. Besides moving specialty items, such as pianos, Morgan Transfer provides climate-controlled warehousing services. It is affiliated with the Washington Movers Conference.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Local

8637 South 212th Street, Kent, WA 98031

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4.8 (276)
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4.5 (257)
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5.0 (88)

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Two Men And A Moving Van is a family-owned and -operated transportation company serving families and businesses in the larger Federal Way area. Its crew uses clean 18', 20', and 26' trucks to move clients' possessions over long and short distances. They arrive on time, equipped with boxes and bubble wraps to pack the belongings and ensure safety while in transit. The team is also in charge of dismantling and reassembling furniture and cleaning the old and new premises.

  • Long Distance
  • Packing
  • Local

2602 South 38th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409

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4.5 (15)
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5.0 (9)

Why choose this provider?

Movable serves commercial and residential clients in Federal Way and surrounding areas. Its crew helps clients relocate their items over long and short distances. They turn up on time to pack belongings in moving blankets, shrink wraps, boxes, tapes, and bubble wraps, protecting the items from damage during transportation. The staff also disassemble furniture and appliances for ease of transport and, upon arrival at the new destination, reassemble them. Movable provides loading and unloading services.

  • Local
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Packing

2412 172nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445

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5.0 (12)
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5.0 (2)

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Home2Home Moving is a company providing professional moving services to clients in the Federal Way area. It offers full-service local moving services and uses dollies, blankets, wraps, and pads to ensure clients' belongings arrive at the new location without any damage. Its movers use floor runners and carpet protection to avoid damaging floors and carpets. During packing, they use quality materials to wrap and box clients' breakables. Home2Home Moving provides loading and unloading services for rental trucks, pods, or self-storage units.

  • Long Distance
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Packing

4421 98th Street Ct SW Suite B, Lakewood, WA 98499

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Founded in 1954, Pacific Movers transports the belongings of commercial and residential clients' in Federal Way and the surrounding areas. Its experts assist clients in moving across state and international borders. They move vehicles, pianos, fine art, and antiques and help with customs clearance. Additionally, they are experienced in packing and unpacking the items, ensuring no damage is incurred. Pacific Movers' storage units are fitted with vaults and tracking inventory systems to guarantee stored items' safety.

  • Long Distance
  • Storage
  • Packing

31811 Pacific Highway South, Federal Way, WA 98003

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5.0 (51)
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (1)

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Since 2011, Rainier Delivery has moved families and businesses throughout the Federal Way. After providing free in-home estimates for household moves, the team helps clients plan the relocation to stay organized during transportation. They're experts in moving household items, such as flat-screen TVs, washers, driers, and electronics. They disassemble, unpack, and assemble furniture. Clients can request furniture delivery services or donation drop-offs. Rainier Delivery also offers disposal services for unwanted items, including furniture.

  • Local
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Disassembly/Reassembly

1100 Bellevue Way Northeast Ste 269, Bellevue, WA 98004

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5.0 (6)

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Awesome Movers transports household and commercial possessions in the greater Federal Way area. Its movers help clients transport their items locally using modern trucks. They dismantle furniture and pack the belongings for safe transportation, taking precautions not to inflict damage on them. Upon arrival, they unpack the items and reassemble them in line with the client's preferences. Awesome Movers also repairs and replaces items damaged or lost during transit and provide storage services.

  • Local
  • Storage

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're moving locally, or at least within the same state, you'll want to hire a reputable local moving company to get the job done safely. Interstate movers are registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but local moving companies often only have to comply with state regulations; it may be beneficial to learn the licensing process in your state in order to find a company you can trust. Another good way to ensure that your selected moving company is properly licensed is by looking through our top picks.

    If you're moving across state lines, you won't just have to verify that a company is licensed locally. They'll need to have the legal authority to operate in any of the states you'll be crossing. Many local moving companies partner with van lines to make sure they can pass regulatory hurdles and can facilitate your move smoothly, no matter the distance.
  • What is considered long-distance moving?

    Generally, if a move is over 400 miles, it's considered a long-distance move, but the definition varies between moving companies. Some consider a long-distance move to be one that takes the cargo across state or international borders. There are significant differences in cost and regulatory clearance between a long-distance move and a local move.

  • How far in advance should I hire movers?

    Hiring a mover at least four weeks in advance ensures that a variety of reputable options will be available. In some regions or during the summer when movers are busier, it's recommended that anyone looking for a licensed mover arrange the booking two to three months from the moving date.

  • Do you pay movers before or after?

    You may be asked to pay a small deposit before your move, but payment in full happens after the move is complete and your possessions are inside your new home. This ensures that the movers complete the job to your satisfaction before getting paid.

  • How much does a moving company cost?

    On average, the cost of a local move (intrastate or under 400 miles) is around $1,250. This includes labor, fuel, insurance, and several other factors. If a move is considered to be long-distance, it will likely be around $4,900, with a wider variance based on the specific demands involved.

  • How much do I tip movers?

    Based on the performance of the movers and the difficulty of the job, you should tip anywhere between 5% and 20% of the total cost of your move. Most people recommend tipping in cash at the end of the final day of the move.

  • How much is it to rent a moving van?

    The cost to rent a moving van without a crew to assist in the move depends on the size, the length of the rental, and the distance it is being driven. The average cost of renting a van ranges anywhere from $100 for a local move to $2,000 for long-distance.