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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do movers cost in Seattle?

The top movers in Seattle cost approximately $90 to $125 per hour. However, your personal cost can vary depending on your home size, how far you’re moving and how many movers you hire. To save money, it’s a good idea to move during off-peak months when lower rates are offered because movers are less busy. When contacting movers in Seattle, ask the companies when they tend to offer their most affordable rates.

How do I choose the best moving company in Seattle?

When comparing the top movers in Seattle, pay special attention to the reviews of each moving company before you choose one. You’ll want to hire a moving company that’s known for showing up on time and being efficient. You should also make sure the company is reputable. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission states that you should make sure your mover is licensed and permitted before you hire them. You can look up permitted companies on the state's website. And, you can find more tips on how to hire movers in Thumbtack's smart hiring guide.

Where can I rent a moving truck in Seattle?

If you just want to rent a truck without the mover, you can find options at moving truck rental companies in Seattle. But to save yourself time and stress, hiring movers who provide their own trucks could be your best option. Take the time to research and compare Seattle moving companies so you can make the best decision for your move. 

Where can I get moving boxes in Seattle?

To find free moving boxes in Seattle, check with your local businesses to see when they receive shipments. Many retailers want to get their boxes off their hands, so you might be able to pick up the boxes for free at the right time. Some people post their used moving boxes for free online once they’re finished with the move. Just be sure that the boxes are still in good enough condition to protect your goods. You can also check out hardware stores in your area to pick up new boxes and moving supplies. And don't forget to ask movers in Seattle if they sell or provide moving boxes to help you with your move.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you’re trying to set up a consultation or an appointment with a mover during the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure to use digital tools to avoid exposure. When searching for movers online, ask if they’d be willing to do a video chat to assess the size of your move. This will be in place of the typical “walk-through” they perform, and they may be able to give you a price quote. You can also discuss safe strategies for completing the job during your call or video chat.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a mover when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a mover, consider making adjustments to accommodate current guidelines. This may involve staying outside while the mover works inside your home or letting the mover handle only parts of the move.

It’s important to follow social distancing guidelines while performing any service work. For example, do not make physical contact with the movers, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you at all times, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.

Does a mover need to enter my home?

A mover will likely need to enter your home -- unless you’ve placed all of your belongings outside beforehand. To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might to consider keeping all (or most) of the work outside and/or having at-risk individuals leave the house while the movers work. 

You can minimize exposure by doing a preliminary walk-through by video call instead of in person. Discuss your options with the top movers near you before hiring one.

Do movers offer remote or virtual services?

Movers generally need to be present to do their job. But if you come across a mover’s profile that states they’re offering remote services, you can contact them to see what those services include. 

How can I find out if a mover is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Your local city or state’s government website is a great resource if you’re trying to figure out whether a mover is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a source of national guidelines, visit the CISA website’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. On this page, you’ll find 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors. But note that some -- not all --  jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for moving services?

Most local moving companies are likely to accept some form of digital payment. Particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies are likely to conduct transactions through platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and more. 

To ensure the mover accepts a platform you can use, you can peruse the mover’s online profile and see what is listed there. You can also ask the mover about payment policies during a consultation call.

Reviews for Seattle movers
Thumbtack Customer
The move was excellent! The movers were courteous and made the move seem effortless!
A2B Moving & Storage, LLCA2B Moving & Storage, LLC
Pat K.
Awesome move! They are great professional movers. Everything is moved under the estimated time.
Willie B.
Great and easy going experience. Let's Move It was super flexible and was willing to do the move within days of the request, whereas other movers were scheduled weeks out. On the day of the move, Alex was on time and ready to get the move started. I will definitely go to Let's Move It again for future moves.
Let's move it LLCLet's move it LLC
Vlad G.
Movers moved quickly and worked hard.
People MoversPeople Movers
Vlad G.
Movers moved quickly and worked hard.
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
People Movers are great! They made my move seamless. The movers were friendly, professional, and FAST. They were really good about communication pre-move and during the move itself. I would definitely recommend them.
People MoversPeople Movers
Poonam P.
People Movers did a great job for our move. They arrived at the decided time. We liked their professionalism for packing and moving our things. They were very careful with our furniture and we highly recommend People Movers for moving
People MoversPeople Movers
Dylan M.
Fast move, friendly movers, and excellent service!
People MoversPeople Movers
Michael L.
People-movers are awesome! They were able to schedule my move with one week notice, they called and emailed to confirm the scheduled move, and they were great the day of the move. The two movers were very fast and took care of our stuff. They were also very nice and funny! I highly recommend people-movers and will use them again for my next move.
People MoversPeople Movers
Thumbtack Customer
Movers I had hired initially were a no show on the move day and Wont stop moving came to the rescue. They were prompt in replying and showed up on time for the move. They were efficient in loading and unloading everything and provided a hassle free moving experience.
Green Movers Seattle LLCGreen Movers Seattle LLC
Patrick B.
Great communication, very organized and professional. 3 movers made our move a breeze. I highly recommend these movers.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Thumbtack Customer
Moving?? Choosing Tetris Moving Company is the best decision! I've moved eight times and this was the BEST MOVING EXPERIENCE I've ever had! From the first email to the last item moved, this was an exceptionally positive experience on all levels. Professional, timely, kind, careful and attentive to all our moving needs! We are so happy!
Tetris Moving CompanyTetris Moving Company
Chris J.
I highly recommend Zed movers. I have moved a lot in the past 10 years and they are the best movers I've ever hired. Please do yourself a favor and hirer them to be your mover!
Zed MoversZed Movers
Brittany E.
Overall excellent service. Very communitive to my questions regarding the estimate and logistics of the move. For my actual move, the movers were friendly, prompt and worked very hard. My move took way longer than expected and the movers were patient and receptive. Highly recommend.
One Nation Moving &  StorageOne Nation Moving & Storage
Puneet R.
My move from a 2bed apartment in Seattle to a home in Bothell was very smooth thanks to Move Me Do. The owner was easy to reach on phone and took the time to understand my move and answer any questions that I had before the move date. On the day of the move, the movers reached on time and took at look at the things to be moved before they started the clock. They had the tools they needed to load and protect our furniture and boxes. The unloading was very fast. The movers were polite and cautious. Would highly recommend MoveMeDo!
Move Me DoMove Me Do
Justin S.
People movers was on-time, professional and did a great job moving our furniture. Wouldn't hesitate using them again for future moves.
People MoversPeople Movers
Mathumitha r.
John frank moving is the best, the movers Sloan and Slovak did an amazing job. They were right on time and made sure my stuff are moved safely. I had a lot of plants at home which were safely moved. There are going to be my to go moving company here afterwards.
John Frank Moving CompanyJohn Frank Moving Company
Brooke M.
Just needed movers for the heavy furniture during my move. Communication was excellent. The movers we had were prompt, friendly, and careful. Move was estimated to take 4.5-5 hours and they were done in less than 3. Would absolutely recommend and use again for any moving needs.
Seattle Moving ServicesSeattle Moving Services
Ankit J.
I used Moving band for my move and I was extremely pleased with their punctuality and speed. I would recommend them for your next move.
Moving BandMoving Band
Deanna T.
The Moving Clear team was absolutely wonderful! Not only were they early but they were able to help us complete our move in 3 1/2 hours! Having a infant and moving is no easy task but Moving Clear made moving a breeze. They also aided us with dropping off our donations. I would recommend them for each move and wish them all the best!
Thumbtack Customer
People Movers were great. It was easy to get a quote and schedule a moving time. The movers were fantastic. They contacted us 30 minutes prior to arriving. The gentleman that came were extremely efficient and wonderful to work with. We moved our two bedroom townhouse to our new home 7 miles away in about 3 1/2 hours. Moving is no fun, People movers made it easy.
People MoversPeople Movers
Sonali W.
The move was smooth and safe. Everything was moved carefully without any damage and on time.
Anup B.
They were amazing and completed my move very quick! I’ve used moving services for local moves within Seattle three times so far and these guys are the best I have seen! The price quoted for the move was very reasonable.
Millennium Moving & Installing LLCMillennium Moving & Installing LLC
Pancham M.
They moved everything efficiently and in a timely manner . Would recommend for any furniture moves
Let's Get Moving!Let's Get Moving!
Tiff W.
Loved working with these guys for my move. They were super responsive, flexible, kind, and made my move easy. I had never moved on my own before, and never hired movers - super glad I chose these guys!
Let's MoveLet's Move
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