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Movers Portland OR Tips

10. Avoid problems. Plan ahead and be prepared. 

9. No two moving companies are the same. Some are better than others. Choose carefully. If the move is from point to point within Oregon, only use a mover licensed by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Transportation Division. Ask the mover to provide its certificate number. It should be apparent on all advertising and paperwork. 

8. Get a written, signed estimate, and keep it. 

7. Be ready when the mover arrives. 

6. Accompany the mover to make up an inventory. 

5. Understand and agree with the bill of lading before you sign it. 

4. Before your move, make the mover explain its limits of liability and your options for loss and damage protection. 

3. Be at the destination at the time agreed upon for delivery. 

2. Check the condition of your property before you sign a delivery receipt. 

1. Be flexible. 

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/Pages/MOVING.aspx
List of approved movers
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/MCT/pages/movers.aspx

Packing to Move

At a point in life, one may be forced to move from one place to another due to several reasons. Some of these reasons could be due to work, a retirement plan, and medical or even for the sake of change in one’s life. As such, moving from the initial home to the new one could be a problem if you are not aware of how to best move without having problems.  There are several things that a person needs to know and do in order to make the move a great success. After all, there is need to have all your goods arrive at the new house safe and secure. Below are some tips you should know about before packing to move.

Firstly, ensure that you give yourself  plenty of time to pack. In most cases, moving involves prior planning thus unless it is really urgent, ensure that you have plenty of time to pack your goods. If you are not good in packing or lack the time to pack your goods, you can also hire Movers in Portland OR like us here at Smooth Move People with the knowledge on how to move. We can ease the amount of time it would take you to pack.

Another thing you ought to know is that you need to pack your goods according to their fragility. You don’t want to destroy your TV set or break your mirrors or picture frames which can be costly to replace. Things that are fragile or delicate to handle should be packed with utmost care and in boxes that have protective material in them. In most cases, it is important not to throw away the packing materials that you were given after buying an appliance. They can be of great help when you are packing to move. However, if you do not have them, you can always consider hiring movers Portland or services from others to do it for you.

You should also ensure that you pack according to where your things are used. Do not mix up your goods simply because there is some space in a case or carton containing things meant for the bedroom or kitchen. If you are packing your clothes, put them in cases that contain clothes only and that are meant for a particular room. This makes it easier for you to unpack once you get to your new house. You can easily trace where something is if you pack your things according to where they are used. Smooth Move People, Movers Portland OR,  are there to help you pack your things.

It is important to ensure that your goods are properly packed when moving to avoid damages or scratches when they are loaded in the moving trucks. The only way to avoid such instances is making sure that anything made of glass or that is delicate is well packed using a protective material. If it is table made of glass, it can be covered with a rubber or paper material to prevent it from scratching due to movement of the truck. It is also important to consider hiring a local mover in Portland for your moving services since they know how to best put your things in an orderly manner to make your moving easy.

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