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.
HOW TO SAVE TIME WHEN MOVING TO PORTLAND
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:
TIP #1: COLOR-CODE YOUR LABELS
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.
TIP #2: ONLY PACK WHAT YOU WANT TO TAKE WITH YOU
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!)
TIP #3: WORK WITH A LICENSED MOVING COMPANY IN PORTLAND
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.
SCHEDULE A PORTLAND MOVER TODAY
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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