What Is The Cost To Move in Tacoma, WA

When it comes to saving money on a move, comparing all the options is the best way to keep costs low.

Here are the 3 primary options when moving locally in Tacoma.

Below we lay out the cost for each of these local moving options.

If you're coming from outside the greater Tacoma area, check these popular routes for moving to Tacoma and use the long distance move calculator to estimate costs.

Average cost to hire a moving company in Tacoma, WA

Hiring a full-service moving company is definitely the most convenient option, but you should consider the cost to decide whether hiring a company to do all the heavy lifting is worth it or not.

So let's examine exactly how much the average Tacoma moving company is going to charge.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $503 $187 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $690 $187 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,099 $261 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,512 $366 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,878 $366 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $4,412 $512 5 movers 10 hours

Remember, these are just averages meant to give you a general idea on move pricing. Rates can vary depending on the moving company you choose to hire and the specific needs of your move.

Best Moving Companies in Tacoma, WA

Our team of analysts has spent thousands of hours cross-referencing license data, insurance data, online reviews, and hundreds of other data points to find you the best local moving companies in Tacoma.

Company Quote Rating Contact
Apex Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.96 overall rating
914 Valley Ave NW Ste 102, Puyallup, WA, 98371
(253) 864-7870
All Ready Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.76 overall rating
2900 37th Ave SW, Tumwater, WA, 98512
(360) 325-4781
Mountain Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.66 overall rating
9413 47th Ave SW Bldg 14 Suite E, Lakewood, WA, 98499
(800) 249-2414

Visit our Best Movers in Tacoma page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Ask your mover

  • Places like high-rises and managed apartments will often require a copy of your mover's insurance and elevator reservation on moving day.
  • Check ahead with any neighborhood, community, or HOA rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Some neighborhoods have competition for a limited number of on-street parking spaces. Growing demand for parking is attributable to several factors such as increased vehicle ownership, increased residential occupancy, and increases in nearby employment and commercial/retail activity. The Residential Parking Program (RPP) is a management tool used to mitigate adverse and chronic levels of commuter or non-resident parking along streets with adjacent residential properties. All vehicles parked in a designated Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) must adhere to the posted regulations or risk being issued a corrective action. A fee based parking permit is required to park for more than two-hours in an RPZ. To contact the Residential Parking Program (RPP), please email [email protected] or call at (253) 591-5371.
  • Movers operating within Washington DC city limits are subject to regulation by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, which issues operating permits to household goods moving companies.
  • Released Value Protection is the most economical option because it doesn’t cost anything. It is offered by movers at no additional charge, but the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover is responsible for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 50 inch TV weighing 25 pounds, you would only receive $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). If you need for the full value of your items to be covered, please consult with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider.

Work with your movers to ensure all these items are taken care of before moving day.

Average cost to rent a moving truck in Tacoma, WA

You'll definitely have to break a sweat, but moving truck rentals in Tacoma will absolutely be easier on your wallet.

Here's how the costs break down:

  • Base Cost: $19 - $39 per day
  • Mileage Fee: $1.09 - $1.89 per mile
  • Fuel Cost: Dependent on driving distance.
  • Truck Coverage: $20 - $55 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Some neighborhoods have competition for a limited number of on-street parking spaces. Growing demand for parking is attributable to several factors such as increased vehicle ownership, increased residential occupancy, and increases in nearby employment and commercial/retail activity. The Residential Parking Program (RPP) is a management tool used to mitigate adverse and chronic levels of commuter or non-resident parking along streets with adjacent residential properties. All vehicles parked in a designated Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) must adhere to the posted regulations or risk being issued a corrective action. A fee based parking permit is required to park for more than two-hours in an RPZ. To contact the Residential Parking Program (RPP), please email [email protected] or call at (253) 591-5371.
  • Equipment Costs (optional): Dolly, straps, blankets

The total cost to rent a truck will depend on how far a distance you drive the truck, how many days you have the truck rented and a number of additional costs like insurance, parking, moving equipment rentals and more.

Average cost to rent a moving container in Tacoma, WA

The containers are delivered, you load everything into them, the company picks it up, and it gets put in storage until you're ready for everything to be delivered to your new place.

Naturally, the advantage here is storage. These things will buy you time if you end up with a weird gap between leases.

Here's roughly what it's gonna cost:

  • Storage Fee: $109.95 per 30 days
  • Initial Delivery: $77.0
  • Final Delivery Fee: $95.0
  • Damage Coverage: $10 - $350 based on coverage level
  • Parking Permit (if necessary): Some neighborhoods have competition for a limited number of on-street parking spaces. Growing demand for parking is attributable to several factors such as increased vehicle ownership, increased residential occupancy, and increases in nearby employment and commercial/retail activity. The Residential Parking Program (RPP) is a management tool used to mitigate adverse and chronic levels of commuter or non-resident parking along streets with adjacent residential properties. All vehicles parked in a designated Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) must adhere to the posted regulations or risk being issued a corrective action. A fee based parking permit is required to park for more than two-hours in an RPZ. To contact the Residential Parking Program (RPP), please email [email protected] or call at (253) 591-5371.
  • Door Lock (if necessary): $10 - $15
  • Equipment Costs (if necessary): Dolly, straps, blankets (optional)

So, storing everything in a one-bedroom will end up costing somewhere around $292 - $672 door to door. Still, you might want to factor in a little extra in case you end up paying for labor.

Each large container holds about 3 rooms until it's completely full. You might end up needing more containers, but keep in mind that your cost will essentially double with each container you add.

Where to rent a moving container in Tacoma, WA

Learn more about these types of companies at our best moving container companies page.

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