What does WMLS Stand for?
WMLS is an acronym for Washington Moving Labor Services, which is the name of our company. We provide moving labor for the greater Puget Sound, most of Western Washington, and even parts of Eastern Washington currently. We specialize in helping our clients load and unload moving trucks (Uhaul, Penske, and Budget), ABF trailers, and containers (POD’s, Relo Cubes, Packrats, etc.). We service private homes, apartments, work studios, and storage units, as well as staging companies, and small businesses. We provide the strong backs so you don’t have to break yours.
Why choose WMLS?
We’ve had an impeccable reputation within the moving industry. We have established ourselves as an industry leader through our dedication to improving the quality of moving labor services available in Washington. Since 2012, we have helped over 5,000 families move their homes with ease and efficiency and have never missed a job! We work with over a dozen nationwide companies that use our services to help their clients because they trust us to consistently provide dependable, professional, and friendly movers. Our top priority is to create sustainable growth through building trust with our clients and taking care of our employees. If you choose our company, we will do everything within our power to ensure you have the most stress-free and easeful moving experience.
What makes WMLS unique?
Unlike many full service companies, we don’t sacrifice the quality of our movers just to make a profit. We know that keeping our employees happy ensures that our clients are happy. We keep our overhead low so we are able to offer our clients affordable rates while also maintaining employees that care greatly about their work. This is why we give as much of our profit back to our employees as we can. For example, we pay our employees for every happy client photo and good review they receive because we want to make sure that each and every client is happy with our service. All of our movers are also internally employed; we do not contract out our movers nor do we hire day laborers. They are all fully trained, uniformed, background checked, and covered by workman compensation. Most of all, our employees are great people that truly care deeply about their work. We believe that a great company starts with happy employees so we do everything we can think of to keep our employees happy.
How does WMLS charge?
We have a two hour minimum plus a flat-rate, one-time travel fee. If we go over the two hour minimum, we prorate the additional time in fifteen minute increments so you only get charged for the time you actually need our services. Unlike other companies who rely on large moves to make a profit and will only move everything or nothing, our business model allows us to be more flexible and accommodating. This is beneficial to our customers who have smaller jobs or just want to hire us for the two hour minimum to help with heavier items.
Does WMLS require a deposit to book? When do we pay?
We do not require a credit card or deposit at the time of booking. You will pay the movers directly with cash, check, or card when they are done with the job. We understand that there are many moving parts when planning your move so we understand when clients have to change dates or cancel.
Can you drive the truck for us if we rent a truck?
Yes we can. We will drive Uhaul, Penske, Budget, or storage facility trucks for our clients. We don’t drive the trucks for our clients very often and we prefer not to because of the liability involved. If you would like us to drive your truck please discuss it with us. We do charge a fee to drive the trucks and so you are better off doing it yourself if you can or finding a friend or a family member to do so to save money.
Does WMLS provide packing services?
We currently do not provide packing services. Our clients are packed up and ready for our movers to load their items safely and securely or efficiently and mindfully unloaded them. We DO work with an amazing packing company called Seamless Moves based out of Bellevue that can help with all your packing needs.
Why doesn’t WMLS have trucks?
When we started our company in 2012, we noticed that while there were many full service companies already in business, there was a shortage of companies that focused on providing high quality moving labor. Many of our clients are happy to rent trucks (and save money), can use one for free from their storage facility, or need help with loading containers or trailers for cross country moves and don’t need trucks! Since we do not have the overhead of the full service moving companies with trucks and the cost involved with maintaining, fueling and licensing them, we are able to provide more flexible, reliable, and affordable moving labor help.
Does WMLS charge extra for credit cards?
We do not charge extra for credit cards. We accept all major credit cards and you don’t pay anything until the job is done.
What areas/regions does WMLS service?
We service the entire Puget Sound from the Canadian border, to the islands and the peninsula, and occasionally east of the Cascades.