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Best Moving Companies in Yakima

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Yakima 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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503 South 3rd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902 Rating

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4.7 (80)

Why choose this provider?

Mendez Movers, LLC, is a local moving company that is located in Yakima. Its moving experts offer local and long-distance moving services including packing, unpacking, and transporting belongings efficiently and safely. They provide a wide range of packing materials for every move, such as tapes, boxes, and bubble wrap. Mendez Movers also helps in moving various specialty items like exercise equipment, kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, safes, and lawn mowers.

  • Local

660 North 18th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902 Rating

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4.6 (34)
3.8 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Bernd Moving Systems is a family-owned relocation services company in Yakima that was established in 1965. It offers residential, commercial, and industrial moving services locally and long-distance. Customized packing services are provided for customers who need help in acquiring the materials needed for self-packing or for full-service packing assistance. Valuables and fragile items are transported safely to another destination. They can also be loaded and unloaded in a secure storage facility for short-term or long-term keeping. Its team of professional movers also helps with debris removal and cleaning services.

  • Long Distance
  • Local

1907 South 11th Street, Union Gap, WA 98903 Rating

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4.7 (31)
1.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Yakima Transfer & Storage Co is a professional moving company that has been providing a wide range of moving and storage solutions in Yakima Valley since 1905. A staff of professionals can tailor a moving solution to fit the clients' needs. With over a hundred years of combined industry experience, these full-service movers are trained to help families and businesses relocate locally, nationally, and internationally. They provide packing services for the entire household items and offer temporary or long-term storage solutions.

  • Local
  • Packing


  • 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.