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There are a hundred things that have to be done or resolved before you move.  Then there is the actual hassle of packing everything and you have to try to figure out how to pack your most expensive equipment or the family heirlooms.

If you are having a major move from one city to another, then it would be a good idea to enlist the services of professional movers. However, not everyone is good at it even if they advertise otherwise and it will be wise not to believe everything that they say. Therefore, it is essential to know how to choose the right mover for you.


Before hiring movers, try to find out as much information about them as possible.  Nowadays, everyone advertises the services and costs on their websites.  Compare the list to see if they include the following services:

  • Packing of household as well as office items
  • Transport services
  • Car carrier services
  • Loading and unloading facilities
  • Cargo services
  • Warehouse services
  • Providing insurance

Check at least 3 or 4 movers before you decide and do not hire the first one that pops up.  By reading, the reviews and you will get some insight into the quality of their services.  You can also ask your neighbors and family about any good movers that they might have hired before.

Get a Free Quote

Make a moving checklist of things that have to be moved and get a rough estimate of the distance of the move.  Submit these to the movers and ask for a free written quote. Check it online with the other movers to see whether the price that they are quoting is reasonable.

Sometimes, movers may quote a reasonable rate for one of their services but charge exorbitantly for others. In which case, you can ask for a breakup of the quote and also ask them for cheaper options. In the case of fine weather, there can be a compromise on packing materials.

Check the Authenticity of the Movers

Make sure that they are registered movers and have been in the business for a long time.  Novices may cause damage even while packing and so it would be prudent to stress on your part for the company to send only experienced workers.

You can also look up the Better Business Bureau to see whether they have good ratings.  Also, make sure that the company’s phone number is listed under the company name.  Go to the site and check the vehicles and their other utilities.


Do not be in a hurry to hire a mover even if you have a lot of things to pack.  It is vital that everything arrives intact and in working condition to your new house.

Do not hire movers who ask you to give them a huge deposit as it should be they who will have to pay you for any damages incurred on the way.  Good movers with good ratings will make your move easy and hassle-free.

About Priority Moving Services

Priority Moving Services is one of Oregon’s top-rated moving services.

We offer residential moving, packing services, and small and large moving storage facilities for rent.

Contact us today for a free quote!