Almost there!! Now that you have your house almost sold, unfortunately you actually have to move. While no one likes to move, here are a few tips to make it easier.
Packing: If you’re not a fan of cardboard boxes, try Alien Box, http://alienbox.com/, “Portland's Only Moving-Box Rental Company”. Their plastic tubs are stackable, sturdy, strong, closeable, and they get dropped off and picked up. The boxes come with labels and packing materials and can make the packing and unpacking process a lot more organized.
Here are some trusted moving companies:
• Dave Gordon Moves: 503-768-4444
• Willamette Valley Movers: 503-621-0442
• Ryan Kruse - Eastside Van and Storage: 971-263-3222
• All Service Moving: 503-810-2770
Mobile Storage: Mobile storage containers are a great way to store your personal belongings between moves. Here are a few companies that offer mobile storage:
A FEW MORE STEPS! Once you have a moving date, you can start working on getting UTILITIES switched off at the old home and on at your new home. Here is a list of Portland utility numbers to get you started. Also, please contact the post office with your new address. You can do it online, here’s a link: www.moversguide.usps.com Finally, don’t forget to update banks, credit cards, magazines, insurance carriers, and other billers that will need your new address.
Check Portland Maps to find your provider. www.portlandmaps.com
PGE (most of Portland) (503) 228-6322 www.portlandgeneral.com
Pacific Power (Areas of N/NE) (888) 221-7070 www.pacificpower.net
NW Natural (800) 422-4012 www.nwnatural.com
City of Portland (503) 823-7770 www.portlandonline.com/water
Xfinity/Comcast (800) 934-6489 www.xfinity.comcast.net
Frontier (800) 921-8101 www.frontier.com
Centruy Link (866) 642-0444 www.www.centurylink.com
DirecTV (888) 777-2454 www.directv.com
Dish Network (888) 825-2557 www.dishtv.com
The Oregonian (503) 221-8240 www.oregonlive.com