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Below are the most common questions we get asked about local moving companies and moving services. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, give us a call! We’re always happy to address new challenges.

Q: Are you licensed with the State?

A:  Yes: we are a registered Household Goods Carrier under Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) Permit Number THG065178. Click here to verify >

Q: What areas do you service?

A:  We are headquartered in Seattle, and can service literally any area North, South, East and West, ranging from Bellingham, Port Angeles, Bremerton, Everett, and Snohomish, to Tacoma, Olympia, Longview, Spokane, Yakima, Walla Walla... and every point in between.

Q: How long does the average move take?

A:  Figuring this out requires a free estimate... there is no such thing as an average move. Whether it’s a simple studio apartment, a downtown condominium with a busy load zone and an old slow elevator, or a large 5-bedroom ranch home, the time depends not only on the size of your home and the amount of “stuff” you have collected over the years, it also greatly depends on how much you’re willing (or able) to pack, sort through clutter, disassemble, and prepare in advance.

Q: How do you charge for moving services?

A:  Our time is billed by the hour, in 15 minute increments, including travel time, with a 2 hour minimum.

Standard rates within the local Seattle area can cost as much as $150 per hour—but not with Danny the Mover! We charge just $90.00 per hour includes two movers, the truck, the gas, and the insurance, along with all necessary moving equipment, pads and straps. If your move falls outside of the Seattle area, it’s only a little bit more to cover our commute time: $95/hour.

Plus we will never do the “surprise at the end” fee:  many other moving companies charge a slightly lower rate but add on fees at the end for gas, “long carries,” “stair carries,” or other “unforeseen” costs—be sure to ask about this when cost-comparing!

Should you require a third moving person to get larger jobs done within a reasonable amount of time, we charge $125 per hour.

These rates are effective 7 days a week, 365 days a year—we charge NO added holiday fees, no extra stair / elevator charges, gas fees, or other hidden costs.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A:  Cash and local checks.

Q: Do I tip the movers?

A:  While a tip is not mandatory, if our crew does an outstanding job, they certainly do appreciate it!

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A:  If you must cancel or reschedule your move, please contact our office as soon as possible. Unlike other moving companies, we do NOT charge a cancellation fee... which means we rely on your integrity and timeliness if you need to make a change.

Q: What day of the week is best for scheduling?

A:  Earlier in the week (Mondays, Tuesdays and sometimes Wednesdays) is usually more available than weekends, but give us a call, we do get cancellations now and then! Our busiest times are weekends, especially towards the end of the month.

Q: How do I reserve a moving date?

A:  Contact us by phone to arrange your preferred date and time.

Q: Can I help load and unload my things, in order to keep the cost down?

A:  This decision is up to the discretion of your lead mover. We know the proper way of bending, lifting, turning, and carrying items, and we’d hate to see you get hurt if you do not. Should we determine that you are knowledgeable and in good condition to assist with the move, you will be required to sign a Moving Assistance Waiver.

Q: Do I need to pack my television?

A:  In most cases, we will cover televisions with furniture pads for protection. If you still have the original packing box (and styrofoam) that came with your television, this is always preferred.

Q: Can you move plants?

A:  Yes, we are happy to help your plants make the move safely, depending on the size and whether they can be safely transported. It’s not uncommon for old clay or ceramic pots to crack during a move; we are not liable should this happen. If you need to move very large plants or trees, we recommend you contact a nursery company.

Q: Do I need to be present during the entire move?

A:  You, or a designated third party (friend, neighbor or family member), must be on hand when we first arrive at your original location. Please be sure to give us the name of this person in advance, to avoid misunderstandings and possible theft.

Q: Can I ride in the truck during the move?

A:  We leave this decision up to the discretion of the driver, depending on available space and other factors. If you are permitted to ride along, you will be required to sign a Ride-Along Waiver.

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