Three Men and a Truck is an excellent, affordable moving company in Washington State. We serve residential and commercial customers completing local and long distance moves.
Please contact us for any of the following:
- long distance moving
- local moving
- full-service movers
- international moving
- residential moves
- corporate moving
- commercial moves
- moving and storage
- movers and packers
- movers with a truck
- furniture moving
- military moving
- same day moving
Long distance Washington State moving companies
Planning a long distance move to or from Washington State is exciting but stressful too. As soon as you start to look for a mover, you are inundated by offers from moving companies and brokers, not to mention every other service provider related to home selling, supplies, storage, and improvements. If you wonder about the difference between a moving company and a moving broker and whether to use a broker, Three Men and a Truck wants to help.
A broker does not engage in household goods move; they simply act as a go-between. The broker will talk to you to understand your needs and then try to find the right mover for the job. This can be a helpful service, but sometimes it can lead to problems. If you use a broker, make sure of the following:
- The broker (like an interstate mover) must be registered with FMCSA (the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).
- Either the broker or the moving company must complete a visual survey of the shipment and provide a written estimate of the job’s cost.
- Brokers can only provide estimates on behalf of movers with which they maintain a written agreement, and they must provide you with a copy of the mover’s tariff with the estimate.
Local movers in Washington State
Local movers aren’t subject to the FMCSA regulations, and most local moves are short distance, but you should still be cautious when selecting a moving company. Ask the movers you evaluate to provide you with their business license and their corporate, cargo, and workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Ask the movers questions about how long they have been operating and if they have ever completed a business name change (sometimes companies change names to avoid the repercussions of a bad reputation.) Ask for references from recent customers and talk to them about their experience with the mover. Always get a written estimate based on a visual survey of the shipment.
How much does it cost to move in Washington State?
The best way to determine how much your local or long distance move will cost is to get estimates from several reputable movers and compare them. A local move is usually priced at an hourly rate, depending on how much time the mover needs to complete the job, while a bid for a long distance move will be calculated by the shipment’s weight and the travel distance.
Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From Washington
|To / From Washington||Distance||2 BR||3 BR||4 BR|
|NYC to Washington (WA)||2174 miles||$3913,2 – $5000,2||$5652,4 – $6956,8||$7391,6 – $8696|
|Houston, TX to Washington (WA)||1703 miles||$3065,4 – $3916,9||$4427,8 – $5449,6||$5790,2 – $6812|
|Chicago, IL to Washington (WA)||1505 miles||$2709 – $3461,5||$3913 – $4816||$5117 – $6020|
|El Paso, TX to Washington (WA)||1240 miles||$2232 – $2852||$3224 – $3968||$4216 – $4960|
|Los Angeles, CA to Washington (WA)||941 miles||$1693,8 – $2164,3||$2446,6 – $3011,2||$3199,4 – $3764|
|Riverside, CA to Washington (WA)||947 miles||$1704,6 – $2178,1||$2462,2 – $3030,4||$3219,8 – $3788|
|Nashville, TN to Washington (WA)||1749 miles||$3148,2 – $4022,7||$4547,4 – $5596,8||$5946,6 – $6996|
|Atlanta, GA to Washington (WA)||1958 miles||$3524,4 – $4503,4||$5090,8 – $6265,6||$6657,2 – $7832|
|Philadelphia, PA to Washington (WA)||2145 miles||$3861 – $4933,5||$5577 – $6864||$7293 – $8580|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote custom-tailored to you.
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|DC to Baltimore||Philadelphia to Washington DC|
|Boston to D.C.||Chicago to DC|
|N.Y. to D.C.||DC to Atlanta|
|New York to Washington DC||DC to MD|
Prices Of Movers In Washington (WA)
The table below outlines very rough price estimates based on historical moving cost information:
|1 bedroom||2-3 bedrooms||4-5 bedrooms|
|Less than 50 miles||$240 – $675||$710 – $1,400||$1,100 – $4,900|
|250 miles||$800 – $2,300||$1,400 – $3,950||$2,050 – $4,700|
|1000+ miles||$950 – $2,900||$2,100 – $7,800||$4,900 – $8,100|
|2500+ miles||$1,300 – $3,800||$3,400 – $7,900||$8,400+|
Keep in mind that the actual cost of your individual move will vary. The best way to obtain the most accurate price for movers in Washington (WA) is to contact a professional moving company directly for a customized quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate Are Your Moving Estimates and Are They Considered Final?
Estimates that you get from us over the phone or through our website will be over 90% accurate. However, they are as good as the information we get. For a more accurate estimate, an on-site inspection is necessary.
What’s the Best Time to Move in Washington, and How Far ahead Should I Plan My Move?
The peak moving period in Washington is between June and August, this is the summer period. Moving at this time, however, might mean paying higher rates because of the higher demand. It is advisable to contact a moving company 2-4 weeks ahead of a local move and 3-6 weeks ahead of a planned long-distance move.
How Do I Know if My Move Is Local or Long-Distance?
As a rule of thumb, a move is local if it is less than 100 miles. It is usually within the same city or state. A long-distance move, on the other hand, is a move that is over 100 miles and usually to another city or state.
Is there anything that a moving crew won’t accept?
Yes. We won’t accept food, plants, chemical substances, and anything that is potentially flammable or explosive. That includes perfumes, nail polish removers, fertilizers, firearms, and anything hazardous.
Who Regulates Moving Companies in Washington, and Where Can I Verify a Mover’s License?
All moving companies are required by the United States to have a registered number with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). This unique number can be used to verify a mover’s license. Movers can be verified here. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), regulates moving companies at a federal level. The State of Washington also regulates moving companies at a state level. Companies that wish to operate in the state need to be registered with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
I Need a Last-Minute Move Due to an Emergency. Is That Possible?
While moving companies are capable of moving items within a day of being informed, certain services might not be available. Also, a moving company might be fully booked that day. They might also be unavailable due to maintenance.
I Don’t Have Enough Boxes to Package My Belongings. Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in Washington?
Knowing where to get boxes can be an unexpected challenge. Fortunately, there are options in Washington. You could check out your local supermarket chain, retailer, or bookstore. They often have boxes that they would be happy to get rid of.
What Documents Do I Need to Have on Me on the Day of the Move?
On the day of moving, you will most likely need to identify yourself, possibly more than once, to the moving crew. This means that driver’s licenses, and other identification documents need to be easily accessible. You will also need documents of your transaction with the movers. These documents include the inventory list, estimate, bill, agreement or contract, insurance certificates among other things. Our managers at Three Men And A Truck can help you know and sort the required documents.
I Want to Add/Remove some services before moving day. Is that possible?
We understand that there might be a need to make changes to the service as the moving day approaches. Alterations can be made to the type of service as long as these changes are possible. However, changes on the moving day are exceptionally difficult.
Do I Have to Be Present During the Move or At the Destination?
Yes, you have to be present at the start of the move because of essential documentation. At the destination, however, you don’t have to be present. A liaison can stand in for you with the right information.
Some of My Belongings Are Not Ready to Be Moved Yet. Who provides storage services in Washington?
Three Men And A Truck offers storage services in the state. Our storage services range from a pod where you can store a few of your items to a full storage unit where you can store your whole office equipment or home items. While you sort out your destination home or office, we can take care of your items.
I Hated My Last Moving Company. How Can I File a Complaint in Washington?
If a company didn’t provide the services promise, and you have its details, you can file a complaint with the Attorney General of the state. You can drop the complaint with the United States Department of Transportation website or Better Business Bureau.