There is a lot of activity in Portland these days. New apartment and condo buildings seem to be sprouting like flowers after an autumn rain and homes are selling like hotcakes. With all of this activity, movers are seeing a real heyday. Also, many newcomers are entering the market, hoping to take advantage of all of the activity. This means that residents of the Rose City need to be very careful when selecting a moving company. While many of these newcomers are surely wonderful to work with, others may not be as delightful. In this post, we’ll discuss a few things about selecting movers in Portland, Oregon as well as Oregon-specific, legal aspects about working with them.
Note that Oregon requires that movers be registered with the state in order to perform intrastate moves. So, if you’re coming from Eugene up to the big city of Portland, make sure that your moving company is in full compliance with the law of our fine state. In particular, look for a mover who has a Class 1C Certificate so that he can operate legally in the major cities of the state, including Portland.
Of course, you want to make sure that your mover is insured. If they are licensed by the state, and have the paperwork to back that up, they should be insured. However, be sure to discuss the ramifications of that liability so that you are assured a peace of mind in case the worst happens while traversing the Ross Island Bridge in heavy traffic.
Reputation is key to peace of mind and deciding which company to choose. Ask friends and family for recommendations for moving companies. You might also consult the Internet for review sites such as Angie’s List and Yelp. If possible, speak with a representative over the phone for further clarification.
When seeking movers in Portland, make sure that they can see to all of your possible needs. Look for a company who can pack you up, store your excess belongings, and even crate a special piece of furniture for a long-distance move. You might not think you need all of the services, but you never know how things might pan out. It’s always best to have a back-up plan in case something changes.
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