Our Moving Services
Before the truck arrives on move day, final packing (bed linens, coffee maker, overnight toiletries) will be completed along with disconnecting phones, computers and, TVs. Furniture will be wrapped and prepped as needed.
Professional movers are contracted to complete the physical load, transport and unload of your belongings. When the truck is unloaded, all furnishings and cartons are placed according to direction from the Move Manager in order to increase efficiency and minimize rework.
Depending on the quantity and size of your donations, your belongings will either be inventoried and taken to the charity of your choice, or we will arrange for a truck to come to your home for pick up. For items not accepted by charity, we will schedule a pick-up time with a junk-hauling company. Some collections or items of value are best suited to Consignment or Auction for liquidation. If you choose this option, you may already have a trusted resource, but if not, we are happy to help. We are happy to arrange for a consigner to assess your remaining items if you wish - we currently work with Legacy Auctions & Estate Services as our sole consignment partner: legacyauction.com/wp/. Any items you wish to consign that are not accepted by Legacy Auctions will remain your responsibility.
Depending on the amount, values, and sizes of your remaining furniture and items, you may consider an estate sale. We will either refer you to a professional Estate Seller, or provide a downsizing sale with our own team.
During our initial consultation, we want to learn your needs. This consultation normally is scheduled for one to two hours. During this time, we will walk through your home to discuss what furniture and items you would like to move with you to your new home. We will explain all of our services so you can decide how we can best help facilitate your move. Once we learn the services you are requesting, we will provide you with an itemized estimate. Costs vary according to size and complexity of each job. We give very accurate estimates but in the end we charge by the hour. Your Move Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling and managing the details of your move as well as leading the team on move day.
Whether you are going to relocate, or age in place, a clearly understood goal makes working together easier and more efficient for everyone involved. We provide a customized floor plan of your new home so that you can see how your furniture will fit into your new home. In some instances, we will provide more than one version of the plan. We also develop a calendar and project plan that maximizes our productivity for you.
We believe that for most of our clients, choosing to live with fewer belongings can be a wonderfully freeing and positive experience. We will ask you questions to facilitate thinking through the process, making sure nothing routinely useful or clearly treasured is downsized inadvertently. In some cases, a new platform may allow you to keep things in a more space efficient way (i.e. digital-vs-4 drawer file cabinet). Depending on how many years you have been in your home, bringing like items together for comparison and assessment can be an important step in your decision making process. We do not recommend downsizing randomly. It is important that you see your options before making the choice to keep, gift or donate.
Once the decisions have been made about what you will be moving with you, or keeping, we will make arrangements for the items you are leaving behind – possibly through charitable donation or an estate sale. We will also recommend space-saving devices to help you gain additional space in your new home if you need it.
If you have made the decision to move, everything you are taking with you will be professionally wrapped, packed, and labeled according to where they belong in your new home. We will pack all of your items on the day before the actual move day. By moving fewer items and organizing for the unpack, your move will be quick and efficient and what you invest in preparation will be rewarded at the other end. We can also pack for donation when needed. A Move Manger will be present to oversee this packing, ensuring everything you want to move gets packed. It is possible that we will schedule the packing, moving and unpacking all in one day if we determine that the move is small enough to do so.
We work with moving companies on a daily basis. Once you select your furniture and we complete the sorting process, we will schedule a licensed, bonded moving company. We will include estimated costs for their loading and moving services into our total estimate. We are happy to coordinate with the movers any items you would like moved to a storage facility or additional location, such as a family member’s home, and include these in the cost estimate.
In order to provide our clients the most efficient and economical move, we take the time to plan.
Arranging your belongings to ensure they are easily accessible and clearly visible for your pleasure is part of our job!
We’re here to help!
With great plans in place, moving and dispersing belongings you no longer need or want is quick and efficient.
Based in Tigard, Oregon, we proudly serve the greater Portland area!
Because everything was packed with the end in mind, the unpacking process is really very easy and efficient. Every box and carton will be unpacked, arranged logically in closets, cupboards and in or on furniture within your new home. Empty boxes are broken down and paper wrap is flattened to ensure no items are accidentally overlooked in the packaging materials.
To ensure your move is as easy and enjoyable as possible, we are happy to hang pictures, arrange decor items, make beds, set clocks and connect your electronics. We aim to get you completely unpacked at settled in by the end of move day. However, if your move is a large move, we may not be able to complete the unpacking on the same day and will schedule a day to complete the process. We remove all boxes and packing materials and will leave your home ready for you to enjoy!
In order to make sure everything is easily accessible it is sometimes necessary to rearrange or even add shelving or storage options in your new home. When needed, we are happy to make whatever updates will provide optimal capacity as well as accessibility.
During the move process, our clients often decide to purchase additional services from us for which they did not originally contract. That’s okay! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find you need further assistance with a different aspect of your move.