If you’re moving to Portland, you probably have a checklist front and center right now. Any good moving checklist can save you valuable hours by helping you write out your priorities. That will prevent you from missing anything and ensure you get everything done before you hand in your keys.

How else can you save yourself an hour or two? Below, we’ll share a few additional time-savers to help you out during your big Portland move.

Moving to Portland soon and want to schedule a mover? Call Priestley & Sons now: (503) 661-7920

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Whether you’re moving from Sandy to the Pearl District or from Gresham to the heart of the city, a few tips are sure to benefit you. Here are some suggestions to help your move go faster and keep you from spending hours and hours getting your house ready:


You’re probably well aware of how labels can help you. They’re great for jotting down what’s inside each container and moving box. That makes it extra quick to locate the essentials, such as your towels, kitchenware, and Keurig you’ll need in your first week at the new house. However, don’t underestimate the power of good, color-coded labels.

You can choose a color for your bathroom, master bedroom, game room, and beyond. Then, anything you pack from those rooms, you’ll want to keep the same color scheme. This will make everything a piece of cake when it comes time to unpack it all into your new apartment or house.

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If you don’t want that toaster oven or fruit dehydrator in your new home, consider donating it to a family member, neighbor, or close friend who might like it. The less you pack with you on the way to your new residence, the less time you’ll have to worry about taking everything out of boxes later.

Have the time for a garage sale before your moving date? We highly recommend it. This could be a wonderful opportunity to get rid of things you no longer need and help find them a new home. After all, as the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” 

You never know who might need that item that you haven’t used in the last year. (By the way, anything that you haven’t used in the last six months or so is fair game, too!)


There’s no greater time-saver than hiring a licensed Portland mover to help you out. A moving company, such as ourselves, can do all the packing, loading, and unloading. We can even secure storage for you in Portland so that you don’t have to travel far to pick up your things. (We offer both short stays and long-term options.)

Choose Priestley & Sons for your fastest move yet. We are licensed in Oregon and have worked in the Portland area for nearly a century. You can enjoy peace of mind that we know how to navigate the narrow Portland streets and high amounts of traffic with ease.

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Priestley & Sons is confident that we can save you precious hours when you’re moving to Portland. Our team is reliable, prompt, efficient, professional, and experienced with moves in and around the Portland Metropolitan area.

Your moving day is near. Don’t procrastinate and cause yourself hours of unnecessary stress. Instead, spare yourself the headache, and take your time back with the help of friendly Portland movers.

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“Teresa, Thank you so very much for sending Robert, Kameron, Andrew and David to my home to move our large items last week. The professionalism shown by your crew was incredible! They made what could have been a very trying day into a pleasure. They were quick, effecient, and very nice to work with. Thanks again!”

-Debra and Jon, SE Portland, OR

“We had Priestly and Sons relocate my Mother into an assisted living apartment. Robert and Cameron arrived on time and checked in with facility staff on how to access the apartment and started the move. They worked quickly and efficiently with no impact to other elderly residents. After my Mothers furniture and belongings were relocated they loaded up the truck with the excess furniture and delivered it to a couple our relatives. It was a long day with a lot of milk run type stops to drop off this and that. The two guys were very courteous and pleasant for the entire day. Most all of our family uses Priestly for their moves and in our extended family there has never been a discouraging word about the Priestly company or employees. Job well done Robert and Cameron.”

-Doug J.

“I am so pleased and impressed with the move efforts & performance by the Priestley team, including the initial contact, the from-to move site visit, and the actual move itself. The movers - Robert, Zach, & Matt Z. were fantastic! They were curious, professional and committed to make the move go without a hitch. Everything was perfect and most importantly, there was no damages of any type. A great experience and I would highly recommend Priestly & Sons for your moving needs.”

-Jim N.

“It has taken me too long to give a review. I'm still up to my neck in boxes. But I really wanted to share how fabulous these guys were to work with. So very professional, and also just all-around nice guys. I really felt that my things were in good and capable hands, and nothing was damaged at all. I really appreciated the way they taped the boxes up with the edges of the tape a little loose. Seems an odd thing that I would mention that, but that little extra courtesy made it so much easier to unpack the boxes later. I would highly recommend Priestly to anyone considering a move. Thanks, guys!”

-Lesley N.

“By far the best moving experience (& I’ve had quite a few moves unfortunately) but the guys were super quick, thorough, stacked the boxes nicely in my storage & provided several walk ways which no other company has ever done. I definitely feel like they went above and beyond. I tried to get them again & they were booked out too far but I don’t blame them for being busy they rocked. The movers weren’t creepy either like two other local companies I’ve went through. They were just ideal & went above & beyond”

-Jessica R.

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