Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:
Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.
Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.
Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.
Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.
Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.
Average moving company cost in Tacoma
The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the Tacoma area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Tacoma for more pricing info.
Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.
You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.
|Home Size||Avg. Total Cost||# of Movers||# Hours||Cost/hour|
|Studio||$503||2 movers||3 hours||$187|
|1 Bedroom||$690||2 movers||4 hours||$187|
|2 Bedroom||$1,099||3 movers||5 hours||$261|
|3 Bedroom||$2,512||4 movers||8 hours||$366|
|4 Bedroom||$2,878||4 movers||9 hours||$366|
|5+ Bedroom||$4,412||5 movers||10 hours||$512|
Things to keep in mind for your Tacoma move
- Parking Permits: 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.
- State Licensing: 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.
FAQs for Tacoma movers
How do I find a reputable Tacoma mover?
There are many things you should look for in a mover to ensure they’re reputable such as:
- A good reputation: Whether they’re a new family-owned business or a large van lines company with years of experience, a good reputation is absolutely essential.
- Dispute resolution: If the mover has many unresolved customer complaints, steer clear. All movers will eventually have some mishaps, but it’s the handling of these moments that show the company’s true colors.
- Experience for your move: Even a professional mover with amazing reviews for local moves may struggle to handle a cross-country move. Make sure the company has adequate experience for your particular needs.
What is the cheapest day to hire a mover?
If you’ve asked yourself this question, congratulations.
You’re asking the right questions to save money on your move. Typically, the earlier you book your move the better.
Avoiding weekends, holidays, and the summer will typically give you the best price on your move.
Shopping for the lowest quote is typically a bad idea since many companies will take your move for the lowest cost only for the price to end up doubling on the actual move day!
Do Tacoma movers offer storage?
Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in Tacoma do offer both short and long-term storage units.
However, while some have their own storage facilities, others don’t, in which case they may store your items at a third-party warehouse. It’s always worth asking about storage facilities and getting quotes when screening prospective movers early on in the moving process.Should you use your mover's storage solutions?
What is there to do in Tacoma?
Some popular attractions in Tacoma include:
- Chihuly Bridge of Glass
- LeMay - America's Car Museum
- Point Defiance Park
- Museum of Glass
- Washington State History Museum
- Tacoma Art Museum
- Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
- Foss Waterway Seaport
- Wright Park
- Day or Weekend Trip to Mount Rainier National Park
How’s the job market in Tacoma?
Tacoma’s unemployment rate is at 7.3%. Looking for a job in “America’s #1 Wired City”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this Washington city:
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord
- MultiCare Health System
- State of Washington
- CHI Franciscan Health
- Tacoma Public Schools
- City of Tacoma
- Tacoma Public Utilities
Helpful Tacoma Resources
Planning a move to Tacoma? We have a guide for that, select your origin below.
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- Moving from Chicago to Tacoma
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- Moving to Tacoma from somewhere else
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