Ready to support your moving needs! COVID-19 Updates
Two guys moving a couch into a house

Moving local? Across town? We are Seattle movers here to help!

Local moving is defined as a short distance move within the same city or county. The estimated moving cost for a local move is calculated differently than a long-distance move. Local moving is based on an hourly charge calculated by the labor and hours needed to complete the job, which is determined on the size of the move and the distance.

In preparing for a local Seattle move, there are many things to consider, do you want to do most of the prepping and packing yourself, or do you want to assign any of those tasks to the professional moving company?

To help as you plan, you can find some details on standard moving services and additional add-ons that you may want to consider:

Mover talking with clients in front of a truck

Standard Local Moving Services:

CMS Relocation & Logistics crews’ will pad wrap and protect your furniture, disassemble, reassemble your beds, and place the boxes and furniture in the appropriate rooms at your new residence. We offer complimentary loaner wardrobe boxes and up to 20 used boxes on local Seattle moves.

Additional Moving Services:

  • Full or Partial Packing of Boxes
  • Full or Partial Unpacking of Boxes
  • Trash and Debris Removal
  • Short or Long-Term Storage
  • Other Services (Crating, Electronic Packing, and Installation)
  • Comprehensive Protection Options (Full Value Coverage)
Guy taking a photo inside his house

What should you expect throughout the move process?

Step 1: Schedule a Free Virtual or In-Home Appointment
The first important step in planning for a move is to provide the movers with a visual look at what items you are going to be moving, and the access to your pick-up residence. This initial step is crucial in providing an accurate cost for moving services as well as arriving prepared on move day. We offer a self-service virtual walkthrough, a guided virtual walkthrough, or an in-home walkthrough with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives.

Step 2: Book Your Move
After you have completed the virtual or in-home walk-through, you should review the moving estimate with your sales representative and mutually agree to the terms regarding all noted moving services. Be sure to ask any questions if anything seems unclear.

Step 3: Move Planning
After you have agreed to the moving dates and contract, CMS will connect you to your move coordinator and customer service representative, your single point of contact throughout your move. Your move coordinator will help reconfirm your dates and services, answer any questions you have and be sure you are prepared for moving day.

Step 4: Move Day
Your move coordinator will connect with you 24 hours prior to your move to confirm the crew’s arrival time for moving day. At the start of the day, the moving truck will arrive, and you will meet with the movers and crew leader to answer any question and provide direction. Someone should be available at the start and end of the day to sign off on paperwork.

Step 5: Relax: The professionals are here to do the heavy lifting!
Your crew leader will be your day of contact should you have any questions or issues, otherwise let the team take care of everything and relax and enjoy the process. We are here to help make this transition to your new home a smooth one!

Movers unloading a truck

San Diego Moving Reviews

  • Joey F.

    5 star review

    “Overall the team did excellent. The team did a great job packing up our home. Jeff and Tony did a great job informing us of what was going on. They treated our items with care and helped identify critical items we deeply care about.”

  • Carolyn S.

    5 star review

    “Communication regarding moving status and move was excellent throughout. The local movers were courteous and friendly. Paul Jacobson, the driver, was a joy to work with. He kept us informed of all details and made the moving process more enjoyable.”

  • John W.

    5 star review

    “Move experience was outstanding! The driver and his crew did an outstanding job. They showed up on time at both locations, were courteous and professional. We highly recommend them!”

  • Thomas C.

    5 star review

    “The experience was fantastic start to finish. Both the movers, we had the same crew at both locations, they were really great they made the process easy. Toni the coordinator was an expert at communicating with us at all points in the process.”

  • Ejiro O.

    5 star review

    “Definitely would recommend. The driver was very professional, and Tony Reed was very helpful in answering all my questions. The driver was excellent, patient, respectful and my family really enjoyed working with him.”

  • Ken O.

    5 star review

    "Charlie, the driver, did an excellent job giving me confidence the move would be handled well. He actually shoed up with the packers to do inventory and planning, ensuring a very rapid load day.”

More Reviews