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Joyce H.
20:40 02 May 24
Karen H.
15:18 02 May 24
The Mountain Moving gentlemen who moved us couldn’t have been more courteous and skilled. Prompt, careful of all our belongings- including our piano-, and done in less time than the estimate- what’s not to love? Highly recommend!
Tobias N.
16:49 16 Apr 24
Ajaipal S.
17:17 15 Apr 24
Our office has been using this company for a little while now and Carl Taboada has been so helpful!! He is very self sufficient and works with us with all of our twists and turns. He is great and so is the company!
Jessica K.
23:49 25 Mar 24
Had Jim, Greg, and Dave (I think I have those names right) move my apartment this morning and they were such a great crew. Very respectful of the space and they were such a pleasure to work with. The whole process was really easy. Thanks!
Geoff L.
17:10 14 Nov 23
Mountain Moving did a great job moving our console piano to its new home. On-time, efficient and professional with the move and totally transparent with the reasonable charges.
Michelle W.
21:21 05 Oct 23
My nonprofit organization recently worked with Doug's moving crew to coordinate the move-out of our building and into storage while we right size to a better office. Doug was helpful in answering questions, following up on needed information, and... responding to our concerns quickly and professionally. His team was flawless and fast on our moving day, finishing up the work early and under budget,. They also coordinated the efforts for the discarded items to the dump, eliminating extra hassles and time for our staff. We have also worked with Shannon in the business office to take of billing, and those interactions have been helpful, courteous and professionally managed as well. We are so grateful for the excellent work ethic and follow through from everyone at Mountain Moving & Storage, and we look forward to working with them again.read more
Roberta W.
16:50 30 Sep 23
Darrol S.
16:19 06 Sep 23
Andrew B.
16:38 22 Jun 23
They did a great job moving a baby grand piano from Gig Harbor to Olympia. No issues, piece of cake. :)
Mark W.
05:11 04 May 23
Excellent move from beginning to end. I’ve worked professionally with Mountain for over 20 years and was always impressed with their low claims ratio. This was the first time I got to experience it personally. The crew was outstanding and the packing was... superb. We didn’t have a single damaged item in our move. We are upper happy and impressed. If you want or need a flawless move, please do not hesitate to contact Mountain to have the job done right.read more
Jacob A.
18:16 06 Dec 22
Mountain M&S has great people!
Robin S.
21:42 13 Nov 22
Loved the Agent that came to my house. Very Professional.
Carlyle J.
02:45 23 Sep 22
Our crew of 4 moved my Dad from University Place to Lakewood and were terrific! Very personable guys and work quickly and carefully. I definitely recommend them!
Clintman
19:41 07 Jun 22
Mountain moving is the best moving company I have worked with. Very reasonable rates and availability to help in local moves
Emily S.
20:33 31 May 22
I am so happy our stuff was moved with Mountian moving and storage! They did a wonderful job, the movers T and Robert were so friendly and helpful, they took extra care to get our stuff in safe and keep our floors clean. Overall just a great experience!... Highly recommend this company.read more
Judy W.
16:17 25 May 22
Great job!!! On time. Courteous. Extremely careful with everything. I would not hesitate to use them again. Highly recommend!!!
Lisa O.
17:03 29 Mar 22
Laura C.
18:53 23 Feb 22
eileen B.
20:20 22 Feb 22
A great job by all staff. T and his crew kept me laughing. They were quick and very careful in picking up, moving and placing my property.
Eric W.
20:19 22 Feb 22
Lou K.
17:55 25 Jan 22
Everyone involved with our move was helpful, efficient and professional. The move was done quickly and smoothly.
Amy W.
20:24 11 Jan 22
Rashad R.
16:44 21 Oct 21
ROBERT C.
14:43 26 Jul 21
1) We had them store household items pre-move.2)Mountain Moving is one of the best companies of any type business we have ever used. The sales consultant, the office staff, the pickup crews and the delivery crew were all: on time, knowledgeable,... professional, efficient, honest, helpful, careful and friendly.read more
Karen F.
19:30 30 Jun 21
The moving crew was organized, helpful and fast. I could not be happier about my experience.
Mark T.
18:06 22 Jun 21
Debbie B.
19:31 04 Jun 21
Diane W.
21:14 18 May 21
Mountain has moved me locally, as well as unpacked a POD when a family member moved from out of state. Always professional, courteous, knowledgeable and willing to help in any way.
Lindsay H.
18:08 15 Apr 21
Heidi M.
02:25 14 Apr 21
Darryl M.
21:20 01 Apr 21
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Scott M.
21:22 18 Mar 21
Generally good experience, with one floor damage issue (scratched hardwood). Noted by crew and office, but no post-move follow-up, so repaired myself.
Shawn B.
16:21 08 Mar 21
Great company and employees
Brian H.
18:49 06 Mar 21
Robin G.
00:51 26 Feb 21
I am more than happy to recommend Mountain Moving and Storage for their services! They were prompt and professional and friendly, and gave me the lowest estimate for my job. I would call them again if I have to move.
Matthew D.
23:35 25 Feb 21
Great experience. Professional, did not cut corners. Had another local company cancel on me the day of my planned move and had already received a quote from Mountain Movers prior to the other company’s cancellation. Called them and asked if they could... move me ASAP and they were there the next morning. No nonsense, rapid move, never had to redirect their movers back on task. Highest recommend!read more
Karyn P.
03:19 06 Feb 21
Above & beyond service. Doug provided a very thorough estimate, which prepared us more than we expected. We appreciated getting the follow-up confirmation from Shannon. On move day, John, Josh and Jenna were wonderful! They were so thoughtful and polite... and efficient! We couldn’t have asked for better service. They were a joy to work with and took great care of our belongings. Thank you!read more
Christopher W.
20:19 04 Feb 21
Mountain moving and storage performed flawlessly with our local move. Our consultation was very helpful to determine how to get ready to move and what to prepare for. On moving day they were there on time ready to go. The moving team was very hard... working, professional, and took great care with our items. I highly recommend them to anyone.read more
Yvonne C.
07:42 23 Jan 21
I love mt. Movers in Lakewood wa they are the best.. Ed and Cheryl treat you like family.
Paul M.
23:05 15 Jan 21
Erika D.
21:53 29 Dec 20
Bill S.
21:18 22 Dec 20
Great people very friendly and helpful and very reasonablely priced
Brian H.
19:27 10 Dec 20
Sylvie H.
16:06 25 Nov 20
Erin G.
21:24 16 Nov 20
As a Local Realtor in Gig Harbor, it is always my goal to make moving day as smooth as possible and Mountain Movers did just that for my clients. I will definitely recommend them to my clients in the future.
Joe K.
19:25 04 Nov 20
The workers moved a restored juke box filled with CD’s that couldn’t be jostled too much, or I would have spent hours re-organizing them. It was very heavy and awkward, yet two of them handled it no problem. It was moved between two residences smoothly.... Initially we were not sure if it would take three people to move it, so a third mover was there, but went unneeded. The good news was that they were honest and did not charge me for the third person. I would have paid, since he was on the premises, and they refused to charge me. THAT is why I will hire them again in the future should I need to. Honest, efficient, personable work...the way it should be.Joeread more
Anchored A.
22:15 13 Oct 20
John G.
16:49 13 Oct 20
Marie H.
21:21 06 Oct 20
Mike L.
04:45 24 Sep 20
Great people,fair prices for materials, new or used.
Norman C.
18:53 15 Sep 20
Sandra M.
14:40 01 Sep 20
Linda E.
16:02 28 Aug 20
My experience with Mountain moving was positive from beginning to end. I had fragile items packed and they all arrive in perfect condition. The lead, Todd was great to work with. I highly recommend them.
Michael M.
15:12 28 Aug 20
Barry K.
17:00 23 Aug 20
Very professional and driver friendly
Valerie T.
16:56 19 Aug 20
A great crew! My second move with Mountain — that says it right there!
Tenley J.
20:28 01 Aug 20
These guys were amazing! The estimator called me back immediately, quoted a fair price and sent two great guys to move my mom. It was a long day and there wasn’t moment that they didn’t treat my mom with kindness and respect even when she had them move... one item three times! Efficient, prepared, energetic and professional. Could not have asked for more.read more
Tasha H.
03:25 13 Jul 20
Elaine M.
01:58 06 Jun 20
My husband and I would like to thank Ed and his crew for the wonderful job they did moving our 10x10 shed today. We feel it was a very good price for the service. Though it was a lot of hard work they put in and maneuvering around they had to do, they... maintained great attitudes and were friendly. They work very well together. We also want to thank Doug for his timely responses to us through e-mail. We will definitely recommend Mountain Moving and Storage to others who may need a building moved or moving in general. We are sure your quality of service would be the same. Thank youRichard and Elaine Maceread more
Charles P.
02:40 02 Mar 20
They came and packed all our furniture for our move. When it was delivered to our new house they placed the furniture we we wanted it and reassembled the beds. Much to my surprise nothing was broken or even marred. Good job.
Lana P.
08:49 01 Mar 20
The crew was very efficient & fast! They were also friendly, but professional. I would recommend them! They cleared out a lot!
Terri D.
18:10 31 Jan 20
I've used MMS for several moves. They are great. No complaints whatsoever. The latest move January 2020 went as smooth as ever. Both moving men were respectful to us and my mom's belongings, considerate, friendly, and most importantly, efficient. You... won't be sorry if you choose them as your mover.read more
Stephen D.
18:11 17 Dec 19
The gentleman I talked to on the phone to arrange a move didn't seem to have a good handle on what was going on. Had to call 4 times to check on my delivery because he wasn't sure where his crew was or when they had an opening. The moving crew was... phenomenal. They unloaded my entire 26' truck (due to an injury I had) in only an hour. No broken items and they were more than willing to be gentle with the more delicate items and even moved things into the rooms I asked for to ease the hassle of doing it myself. Great job guys I'm impressed.read more
Alyssa R.
03:28 09 Dec 19
Doug was a pleasure to work with scheduling our move and we couldn’t be happier with how quickly and smoothly everything went. The team was kind, punctual, laid down mats/plastic to keep floors and carpets clean, and moved/unloaded our things both safely... and speedily. We highly recommend - thank you!read more
Lee H.
02:27 22 Nov 19
They were great and so helpful. Hard workers and concerned about my "stuff" and took really good care of everything.
David U.
03:20 09 Oct 19
Great experiences with Mtn Moving. I have used them twice - once when they were assigned to my military move from WA to HI, and a second time when I chose them for a move from one point in Tacoma to another.I can't comment on pricing for the first move... (paid for by military), but the second move's pricing was very fair. James (estimator) arrived as scheduled, provided a written estimate and tentatively scheduled a moving day. A 'what-to-expect on moving day' PDF was provided. He offered to provide boxes and packing materials, if needed.Movers (Todd, Tua, Fah) arrived on time on moving day. Walked thru, discussed basic plan and they got to work. Watched the guys move all items and they used standard equipment (carpeted dollies, pads, tie downs, etc). Everything was handled carefully and nothing was thrown or dropped. Load up time was less than estimated and very smooth. Unloading at the new house took even less time.All in all, an excellent experience. Simply put, the service provided was the service promised. I think prepping for moving day is 80-90% of what makes things go smoothly. We had everything boxed up, labeled, and staged by the doors of each room on moving day. Clothes taken out of closets and dressers and boxed up. Read thru the "what-to-expect" PDF and transported prohibited items ourselves before moving day (open chemical containers, alcohol, high value items). Everything you leave for the movers on moving day to deal with adds TIME. That, in turn, will increase your final cost, or torpedoes the whole move because of some showstopper.read more
Hannah G.
22:47 01 Oct 19
We had a wonderful experience with Mountain Moving! The initial consult was informative and easy. The day of move was smooth- they arrived timely and moved quickly, making sure everything was taken care of. We had them pack some things also and everything... was packed with care. I felt their pricing was fair and I would definitely hire them again for any future moves.read more
Max P.
15:40 10 Aug 19
John M.
16:33 09 Aug 19
My wife and I scheduled these guys to help us with our local move. We have used several local companies in the past and have never been happy with the result, hence why we kept trying someone new. These guys are my goto recommendation if you need... assistance moving. I called and reserved a team of 4 and two trucks about a week before our move. They let me know the price estimate and gave us the estimate time they would be there. They called to confirm the day prior and called the morning of to let us know they were on their way. The guys that showed up (Mark, Gabriel, Robert, Jesse) were polite and professional and knew what they were doing. We showed them what needed to go and they quickly got to work. They treated our stuff just like it was there own. They worked quickly and efficiently. Moving is always stressful, these guys made at least this part of it easy. Instead of shopping around for who may be the cheapest, save your self the hassle and call these guys to take care of your stuff.read more
Edgar S.
04:21 29 Jul 19
bryce H.
20:24 24 Mar 19
Devon D.
23:36 12 Mar 19
Was worried about having someone else pack my stuff because I have heard horror stories about HHG Todd and his crew were very good with our stuff and wrapped everything good and in a timely manner.
Pamela Y.
21:25 08 Mar 19
dalin K.
21:30 01 Feb 19
Mountain Moving did a amazing job. They were there on time and working extremely hard to finish in a timely matter. Dalin
Brian F.
23:41 19 Dec 18
Amanda P.
20:10 15 Dec 18
Charles E.
10:06 21 Sep 18
Pat L.
16:55 04 Sep 18
Todd and his crew did a fantastic job for us. They were on time, moved quickly, and were super careful in our new home. I definitely recommend Mountain Moving and Storage. They are the best. Thank you guys. Pat, Susan and Frankie.
Skip K.
17:56 21 Aug 18
Everyone from Mountain Moving was a polite professional .They always showed up on time all with smiles on their faces and great attitudes. We used them before and we'll use them again .
C Denise T.
05:51 30 Jul 18
Shawn and Lamar did an outstanding job delivering and setting up my household goods. I would definitely recommend Mountain Moving company if all their employees work as well as these two gentlemen.
Joyce L.
16:16 13 Jun 18
I used Mountain Moving during a remodel for moving my belongings out, storing them and then moving them back in. They are very professional, friendly, and on time. I highly recommend them.
Jake L.
17:33 21 May 18
Alright
patricia J.
18:05 19 May 18
Jesus and Tua did a great job with our move. They took great pains to make sure everything went well. I would definitely recommend this company and Jesus and Tua to others.
Mark S.
00:21 10 Apr 18
The largest of the Stevens Worldwide Van Lines agents in the NW area. Staff is very helpful to all drivers not just Stevens drivers.No public scales at this location.
Betsy B.
19:32 23 Mar 18
Jesus was professional, easy to work with, and efficient.
Martha J.
04:24 22 Mar 18
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Long-Distance Movers in Tacoma

Moving for the First Time?

After you agree to the terms of your estimate and get connected with your moving specialist, you will be provided with an Order for Service document detailing the specifics of your move. On the day of your move, the movers will carefully load your belongings into the moving truck and provide you with a Bill of Lading. A Bill of Lading is a legal document serving as an agreement and contract for the transported items. As your belongings are being unloaded from the truck, the movers will individually check off the Bill of Lading. Once everything is unloaded and in place, the movers will conduct a final walkthrough where you can address any remaining questions or concerns about the move.

Tacoma Long-Distance Moving FAQ

Tacoma Movers

Our Long-Distance Moving Services

  • Professional Packing Services

    We provide full-service packing and unpacking, utilizing high-quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your belongings.

  • Specialty Moving Services

    Our movers are experienced and trained to handle all specialty moves, including antiques, pianos, gun safes, seniors, and more.

  • Office Moving Services

    Our comprehensive office moving services helps you minimize downtime and keep your day-to-day operations running smoothly.

  • Warehouse Storage

    Our 51,000 sq. ft. warehouse storage facility offers safe and convenient storage for your items with 24/7 surveillance and climate control.

What are the Costs Involved in Hiring Long-Distance Movers in Tacoma?

In the moving industry, the most reliable way to obtain an accurate estimate from your mover is by scheduling an in-home or virtual estimate. In-home and virtual estimates allow the moving company to accurately assess your belongings and understand the specific requirements of your move. According to Movebuddha, “The typical cost for hiring movers in Tacoma, WA is $133 per hour with a total move cost ranging from $512 to $4,421, on average. If you’re moving out of Washington, the cost of hiring long-distance movers in Tacoma really depends on where you’re moving.”

Choosing a moving company that provides honest and precise estimates without hidden fees can save customers from unexpected costs. Before finalizing on a moving company, it’s recommended to get at least three different estimates from three different companies, so that you can choose the best moving company for you.

At Mountian Moving & Storage, we guarantee accurate and honest pricing with no hidden fees. We offer in-home and virtual estimates so that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved with your move. Request your free estimate today. “We believe in transparency at every step. Knowing the full cost upfront helps you plan better and eases your mind during a move,” according to our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

What is Included in a Long-Distance Move from Tacoma, and What Costs Extra?

Long-distance moving services include loading, furniture disassembly and reassembly, transportation, and unloading. According to this Forbes article, “Many movers provide full-service packing and unpacking, using high-quality materials to ensure your items are secure.” Additional services like packing and unpacking and estate cleanouts generally cost extra.

Not all moving companies provide packing services, so it’s a good idea to confirm with the company beforehand. Additionally, the cost of packing services can fluctuate based on the value, quantity, and size of your belongings. To prevent any unexpected expenses, we suggest obtaining a packing services estimate in advance. This way, you can be well-informed and prepared for the costs associated with your move.

As a full-service moving company, Mountain Moving & Storage includes all the standard moving services in all our long-distance moves. Our team will handle all the heavy lifting during the loading and unloading process and ensure that all your furniture pieces are assembled and ready for immediate use.  We also offer additional services tailored to your needs, including packing services, warehouse storage, specialty moves, and more. Our moving specialist will work with you to understand your specific needs and customize the services accordingly, ensuring a seamless and stress-free moving experience. “Our team is committed to providing an honest, detailed breakdown of costs to help you budget effectively for your move,” explains our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

How are Items Protected During a Long-Distance Move from Tacoma?

While every moving company is a little different, it’s an industry standard to use padded trucks, moving blankets, belts, and dollies. However, if you choose to add packing services, most moving companies will also use high-quality packing materials to safeguard your possessions throughout the moving process. Move.org explains, “Professional movers will come prepared to protect your expensive belongings using high-quality materials like double-walled boxes for fine china or custom-made wooden crates for artwork.”

At Mountain Moving & Storage, we go the extra mile in handling your items, paying special attention to delicate and valuable belongings like pianos, antiques, and other fragile items. Our team takes special precautions to ensure these items are treated with the utmost care by using moving blankets, belts, and dollies. With our comprehensive approach to handling your belongings, we guarantee that your possessions will arrive at their new destination in excellent condition. “We believe in treating every item with special care as if it were our own. You can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands,” states our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

What Coverage Options Will I Have for Potential Damage or Loss?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states, “Your mover is responsible for the value of the goods you asked them to transport.”

In the moving industry, moving companies call insurance ‘moving valuation.’ The two common types of moving valuation are:

  • Limited Liability Coverage: All moving companies are required by law to offer Limited Liability Coverage at no additional charge. Limited Liability Coverage provides customers with 60 cents per pound per item of coverage.
  • Full Value Protection: Full-Value Protection, which comes at an extra cost, provides customers with more comprehensive coverage. If an item gets lost or damaged under full-value protection, you can have your items repaired, replaced, or receive cash-value compensation for it.

Mountain Moving & Storage offers limited and full-value protection, keeping your budget and requirements in mind. Our flexible coverage options ensure that your possessions are adequately protected how you want them to be during the move. “We provide personalized protection options because we understand that each move and customer’s needs are unique,” states our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

Woman packing fine china dishes into a cardboard box

How Long Does a Long-Distance Move Typically Take? How is the Delivery Date Determined?

On average, a long-distance move typically takes anywhere from 10 to 14 days. However, the delivery date can vary depending on several factors, including distance, size of the move, and the moving company’s schedule. It’s a good idea to discuss the estimated timeline with your moving specialist to get a better understanding of the expected duration of your move. MoveBuddha simply states, “The reality is, the time it takes to move depends on how much stuff you have, where you’re going, and how you decide to move.”

At Mountain Moving & Storage, we prioritize our customer’s needs and work closely with them to determine a convenient delivery date. Due to the varying factors of each move, such as the specific destination and the volume of items being moved, we customize the timeline for each customer. Moving with Mountain Moving & Storage guarantees you an estimated delivery date even before you finalize your decision to choose us as your moving company. Our efficient planning and flawless execution processes are designed to ensure your move is completed on time, with no unnecessary delays. “We are committed to not just meeting but exceeding your expectations by keeping you well-informed and delivering on time, every time,” emphasizes our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

moving trucks on the side of the road

What Experience and Training Do Tacoma Long-Distance Movers Have with Moving Fragile Items?

Proper experience and training is crucial in the moving industry. “Move.org states, “Moving crews are trained to pack all your belongings correctly, especially the high-value ones.” It’s common for moving companies to hire seasonal movers during peak seasons. Seasonal movers are essentially temporary workers who are hired to support the moving team during periods of increased relocation demands. It’s highly recommended to avoid companies that have a history of relying on temporary movers, as they may lack experience and expertise in handling your belongings with care.

Our team here at Mountain Moving & Storage consists of experienced permanent employees who are professionally trained and background-checked. Our commitment to safety and quality service is reflected in our rigorous training programs for our moving team, which include proper handling techniques, secure packing methods, and efficient loading and unloading procedures. “We ensure every member of our team is well-prepared to handle even the most delicate items with the highest standards of care,” notes our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

7. What is the Process for Filing a Claim for Items Damaged or Lost During My Long-Distance Move?

In the unfortunate event that your items are damaged or lost during your move, you should file a claim immediately. This HGTV article explains, “The moving company must receive claims within nine months of the date of service — but the sooner you notify them, the stronger your case will be.” The Bill of Lading usually specifies the time a customer has to file a claim after the move date. After you have filled out a valuation claim form, the next step is to contact the main office of the company to inform them of the damage and to get information on how to proceed from there.

At Mountain Moving & Storage, we make the valuation process easy with clear guidelines and responsive support. In the unlikely event of damaged or lost items, we highly encourage our customers to call us at (253) 581-2414. Your dedicated moving specialist will guide you through the valuation process. “We are committed to resolving your claims promptly and with as little inconvenience to you as possible,” states our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

8. Are There Any Restrictions or Rules on Long-Distance Moves from Tacoma?

Under federal law, moving companies are required to obtain a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) license number to complete long-distance moves across state lines. A USDOT license ensures that the company follows state, federal, and industry regulations. Reputable moving companies should have their USDOT number listed on their website. You can confirm their USDOT license using the Federal Mover’s Database Lookup. The FMCSA does advise, “In addition to the data provided by this search tool, you should always check whether an interstate moving company is licensed and maintains the required level of insurance”

Mountain Moving & Storage is fully licensed and insured. Your safety is our top priority, which is why we make sure to follow all government regulations and guidelines for long-distance moves. We operate under our own USDOT license number 885643, for our long-distance moves and WUTC CC57070 for our local moves. “We follow all rules and regulations, guaranteeing a safe and reliable move for all our customers,” explains our General Manager, Shannon Phillips.

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  • Free On-Site Estimates Available
  • Same-Day Estimates
  • Same-Day Service Available
  • Disassembly and Reassembly of Furniture
  • Proper Protection for Furniture and Home
  • Family-Owned and Operated
  • A+ Rating With the BBB
  • All Trained Professionals
  • Trusted Since 1996
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Locally Owned and Operated

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