Moving to Portland

There’s no doubt that moving can be thrilling, but it can be stressful too. The closer your move date gets, the more serious you need to get about hashing out the details.

Part one in our series outlined a few tips that will help you get prepared for moving to Oregon, but now that you’re a month away, it’s time to start getting to work. Here are a few tips from our Oregon moving company that will help you get ready for the big day.

Get Rid of Stuff You Don't Need

Not only is it a waste of time to move stuff that you no longer need, it costs money too. Instead of packing up those old books, sweatshirts, and toys in a box and lugging them with you, get rid of them.

Comb through your home room by room, creating three piles:

  • Stuff to keep
  • Stuff to donate
  • Stuff to toss

If you’ve got the extra time, you can even create a fourth pile for things you think you can sell. The more stuff you can get rid of, the easier your move will be.

Start Packing

Once you know what you’re getting rid of, you will have a better idea of the types and amounts of packing supplies you need. Once you have a few boxes, get started!

Pack non-essential items a month out so that you don’t have to panic-pack at the last minute. If packing seems a bit overwhelming, and you could use a little help, you can always hire our professional team of Oregon movers!

Contact Important parties

It’s a good idea to start contacting important parties about a month out from your move date. There are more people to notify of your new address than you might expect!

People you should notify include:

  • Utility companies
  • Internet and cable providers
  • Landlord
  • Bank and credit card providers
  • The postal service
  • Employers

Make Travel Arrangements

You’ve likely spent a lot of time arranging for your stuff to be hauled, but have you thought about you and your family?

You have to decide how you and your family are getting to your new destination, and that includes pets. If you’re flying on a plane, you’ll need the proper documentation for everyone. Whether you opt for a car or a plane, you have to think carefully about the essential items that should be packed and carried with you.

Hire Professional Oregon Movers to Help

Feeling overwhelmed? That’s where we come in! Whether you’re moving to Portland or away from this wonderful city, we can help. Just give us a call and we’ll provide you with a free estimate to get you started!