Take the Stress Out of Your Next Move in Portland
Let’s just say it and get it out of the way. Moving sucks! Even if you’re moving I with the love of your life or relocating for your dream job, the actual physical, emotional, and mental stress of moving will take its toll on you. If you want to reduce those stresses you have a couple of options, either bribe, convince, or beg your friends and family to help you, or you can pay a moving company to do part or all of the work for you.
But hiring a moving company comes with stresses of its own. Horror stories about hidden costs, incompetent or slow movers, damaged furniture, and other worst-case scenarios may have kept you from using a moving company in the past. But, for every horrible example of a move gone wrong, there are probably three companies you can trust to get the job done carefully, on time, and at or under budget. Here are six of the best reviewed moving companies in Portland.
1 – Bridgetown Moving
Bridgetown Moving is a family-owned company that specializes in moves throughout the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area. They offer free quotes, will sell you boxes if you need them, and will pack for you if you want to or need to pay someone to pack up your belongings.
2 – All Service Moving
All Service Moving of Oregon and Washington is part of a nationwide company of movers. They can help you with a move in the Portland metro area, the larger Pacific Northwest, or across the country—should you decide that the way we live just isn’t right for you. ASM is licensed and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. They are also insured for five million dollars, should anything catastrophic happen to your belongings during the move.
3 – Willamette Valley Moving
Willamette Valley Moving is a Portland-based moving company that services the greater Oregon, Washington, and Idaho geographic area. Their claim to fame is that they hire and retain professional movers and do not rely on temp or day-labor workers to get the job done.
4 – Priority Moving
Priority Moving is based in Hillsboro and serves the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area. They are a full-service moving company offering packing services, loading and unloading, as well as using their own trucks.
5 – Moda Moving
Moda Moving is a veteran-owned and operated Portland-based moving company that can boast of over seventy years of professional local moving experience. They only handle moves within the greater Pacific and Inland Northwest geographic area, but they offer both the full range of moving services, as well as storage services at their own facility. They enjoy an accredited A rating with the Better Business Bureau and participate in giving back to the community through the Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, and Gary Sinise Foundation charities.
6 – August Movers
August Movers is another local, family-owned moving service. But unlike other local services they offer in-home rearranging services and limit their actual moving services to loading and unloading trucks either provided by the person being moved or another shipping company, such as POD, U-Haul, or a freight line. They charge by the hour, depending upon the size of the crew needed.
Stress Free Moving in PDX? No Problem.
We’re not suggesting that hiring one of these companies will take all of the stress out of your next move. Whether you’re moving to a different unit in the same building, a different house in the same neighborhood, across the city, to the burbs, to another town or city in the Pacific Northwest, or that other distant shore, moving will have some stress associated with it no matter what you do. But, if you can afford it, hiring the right moving company can make the experience much more pleasant. Good luck on your next move.