Moving Companies & Resources

Consumer Warning


Warning from the UTC (Utilities & Transportation Commission)


There are unlicensed moving companies that take advantage of people, especially seniors. They hold your goods hostage for large sums of additional money or illegally inflate estimates. An intrastate moving company operating in Washington without a valid UTC permit is violating state law.

A mover with a UTC permit must comply with state safety, insurance and service standards. They must perform their services at reasonable rates and within a reasonable time. Movers without a permit operate outside the law and may provide little, if any, protection for loss or damage to your belongings.

Before you hire a mover, confirm that they are permitted online or call 1 (888) 333-WUTC (9882).

Visit the UTC website page on Household Goods Carriers.

Moving Resources


Is Moving in Your Future?


Moving your possessions to a new home can be very stressful and physically strenuous. There are no programs specifically designed to assist seniors with moving, but we have developed this list of businesses in an effort to help you find companies that will help you move.

Please Note


The following list is created as a service to consumers. The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center does not recommend or endorse any businesses. Before you hire any of the companies listed, you should check with the Better Business Bureau at (206) 431-2222 and the State Attorney General at (253) 593-2904 to make sure there are no complaints listed against them.

Always ask if the company gives senior citizen discounts or cash discounts. Many do.

Moving, Hauling & Clean-Up


  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK
    • Ph: 1 (800) 468-5865
    • 1-800-GOT-JUNK is a full-service junk removal company. They remove almost anything from old furniture and appliances to garden waste and renovation debris. They do all the loading and cleanup, wherever the items are. No need to move items to the curb.
    • Click here for pricing information.
  • Mark Dineen
    • Ph: (360) 421-7955
    • Current rate: $15/hr.
    • Services Pierce and Thurston counties

Temporary / Casual Labor

Company
Phone Number
Labor Works
(253) 627-9675
Labor Ready (Tacoma)
(253) 383-8909
Labor Ready (South Tacoma)
(253) 581-8646
Senior Services Connection (Countywide)
(253) 863-5861

Relocation Services


  • Homestead Move and Estate Services
    • Ph: 253-906-9696
    • A full-service, moving company specializing in small local moves, estate clean-outs, and extreme cleaning.  Free initial consultation.
  • Monarch Transitions
    • Ph: (206) 353-8617
    • Specializes in assisting older adults and their families with all aspects of relocation.
  • Senior Crossroads
    • Ph: (253) 225-8226
    • Specialize in downsizing, relocation services, move management, packing and unpacking
  • Smooth Move
    • Ph: (206) 935-8795
    • Specialize in senior citizen's moves from home to retirement and assisted living homes

Truck Rental Companies

Company
Location
Phone Number
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Tacoma
(253) 383-4944
Budget Car & Truck Rental
Lakewood
(253) 582-5900
Bunce Rental, Inc.
Tacoma
(253) 472-3347
Bunce Rental, Inc.
Puyallup
(253) 845-7527
Bunce Rental, Inc.
South Hill
(253) 845-9727
Croft Truck Rental
N/A
(800) 540-5699
First National Auto & Equipment Leasing
N/A
(253) 272-8311
Nalley Valley Self Storage
N/A
(253) 472-2000
Pacific Coast Idealease
N/A
(253) 572-8256
Penske Truck Rental
N/A
(800) 222-0277
Public Storage
N/A
(253) 564-4405
Rollins Truck Rental / Leasing
N/A
(253) 383-1733
Ryder Truck Rental
Multiple locations
1-800-467-9337
Sears Car & Truck Rental
Tacoma
(253) 572-7734
Sears Car & Truck Rental
Lakewood
(253) 582-0697
Sears Car & Truck Rental
Sumner
(253) 863-9058
Thrifty Truck Rental
N/A
(253) 535-1122
Truck Rental Company
N/A
(253) 581-0971
U-Haul
Parkland
(253) 537-1065
U-Haul
Spanaway
(253) 535-1650
U-Haul
Tacoma
(253) 383-2803
U-Haul
NE Tacoma
(253) 922-2624
U-Haul
Lakewood
(253) 582-1956
U-Haul
South Tacoma
(253) 474-4876
U-Haul
East Tacoma
(253) 475-4141
U-Haul
Hilltop
(253) 627-6116
U-Haul
Lakewood
(253) 471-2300
U-Haul
Fife
(253) 922-0976
U-Haul
Key Peninsula
(253) 853-5378
U-Haul
Pt. Fosdick
(253) 857-9240
U-Haul
Purdy
(253) 857-0808
U-Haul
Gravelly Lake
(253) 983-5166
U-Haul
Lakewood
(253) 984-0712
United Rentals
N/A
(253) 891-4040

Charities That Will Pick Up Unwanted Items

Company
Phone Number
Helping Hand House (Puyallup/Sumner area)
(253) 848-6096
St. Vincent De Paul
(253) 474-0519

Call-to-Haul (City of Tacoma Residents Only)

Service
Phone Number
Free pick-up and delivery of large items to the dump
(253) 573-2468

Estate Sale Companies


These companies will price your belongings and sell them. They charge a percentage of the total sales for their commission.
Company
Phone Number
Abigail's Estate Sales
(253) 588-9712
Appraise Worthy Ltd.
(206) 935-8795
Casey's Auction Service
(253) 531-5315
Eula Robbins Estate Sales
(253) 589-0880
Ladybug Appraisals
(206) 235-6707
Mary Sudar Appraisals & Estate Sales
(253) 759-9440
Mroczeks Auctioneers
(253) 272-5887
Miller & Miller Auction & Sales
(800) 573-8677
Pacific Galleries
(800) 560-9924
Ruston Antique Galleries (253) 759-2614