The Best Moving Companies in Seattle

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, we’ve found the best moving companies for you. We analyzed the services, customer reviews, and costs for more than 20 movers in Seattle. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
All Service Moving
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
pro Container moves
con Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
pro DIY truck-rental moves
con Customer loads and drives truck

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option. Learn more.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost. Learn more.

Moving truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot. Learn more.


The best long-distance movers in Seattle

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving to a new home outside of Washington, we recommend these movers.
Best long-distance moving company
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    30 days free storage
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    🔥15% senior discount
Best premium services
Best for customizable services
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    A la carte services
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    GPS tracking
Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Seattle

If you’re moving to a new home in Seattle or somewhere else in Washington, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Storage
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
206-508-5855
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
206-535-2424
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
-Packing services
-Furniture delivery
-Local moves
206-251-1725
5 out of 5 stars
5
-Packing services
-Furniture delivery
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
206-466-2113
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
-Packing services
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
-International moves
206-635-7312
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Best moving container companies in Seattle

Move.org analyzed approximately 8,000 customer reviews and 300 quotes over 3 years to find the best moving container companies in the US.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
$1,370$4,300866-229-4120
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$1,940$4,240800-722-5728
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$1,500$3,880888-947-7974
4 out of 5 stars
4
$1,870$5,030844-362-5303
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
$1,730$4,100800-468-4285

Best truck rental companies in Seattle

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies in the country.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$328$1,944844-847-9577
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$28$2,080800-462-8343
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$39$1,946800-468-4285
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$130N/A888-736-8387
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$324$2,337N/A
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What to know about moving in Seattle

How much does it cost to live in Seattle?

The average cost of living in Seattle was $2,438 in 2021.1 Unfortunately, this makes Seattle’s cost of living one of the highest in the US, so you should ensure you have a well-paying job lined up before you decide to move to the Emerald City.

The good news is that Seattle’s median yearly income is among the highest in the nation at $52,132.1 This means that if you want to live in a large, popular city, Seattle is one of your best options financially. As long as you can cope with all the gloomy weather, that is.

How far ahead should I book a moving company?

Short answer: book your moving services as soon as possible. The sooner you book the better. For one thing, prices for moving services usually increase the closer you book to your actual move date. You’ll likely pay less for a move booked months in advance than you would for a move you booked mere weeks before your move date.

Additionally, booking your moving services ASAP ensures you’ll have more companies to choose from. During peak moving season (May–August in most parts of the country), good moving companies are often booked out for two to three months. If you wait till the last minute to book your movers, you’ll probably be left with the companies at the bottom of the barrel—if you can even find any with availability.

Luckily, most moving companies accept bookings six months to a year in advance, so high prices and limited availability won’t be a problem if you plan your move right.

Where can I donate household goods in Seattle?

Got some clothing, appliances, furniture, or other household goods that you don’t want to move but you don’t want to throw away either? Use one of Seattle’s many donation centers to give your old stuff a new life. Here are just a few of Seattle’s donation centers:

If you’re looking for a charity that will come pick up your donations from your home, check out our list of charities that pick up donations. Many of the charities on our list (like Goodwill and the Salvation Army) have locations in or near Seattle.

How much does it cost to rent in Seattle?

On average, rent for a single bedroom apartment in Seattle was $1,648 in 2021.1 And while this is on the high end when compared to the rest of the country, it’s far cheaper than the average rent in places like Irvine, California ($2,364) and San Francisco ($1,889).

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021,” September 30, 2021. Accessed January 18, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.