1. Sort and declutter your belongings
Streamline your move by going through your items and deciding what to keep, donate, or discard. This will save you time and space in your new home.
2. Research and hire a reputable moving company
Take time to research local moving companies and get quotes. Choose one that aligns with your budget and needs.
3. Notify utilities and update your address
Contact your current utility providers to schedule disconnects and your new providers for setup. Also, update your address with the post office, banks, and other important institutions.
4. Pack a moving essentials box
Pack a box with items you'll need immediately upon arrival in Portland, such as toiletries, clothes, important documents, and chargers.
5. Obtain packing supplies
Gather sturdy boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, and markers to efficiently pack your belongings.
6. Create a floor plan
Plan where your furniture will go in your new home to save time and hassle during the move-in process.
7. Schedule a change of address with USPS
Ensure your mail is forwarded to your new address by notifying the USPS of your move.
8. Transfer or set up services
Arrange for internet, cable, and other essential services to be ready when you arrive at your new home.
9. Complete a thorough cleaning
Clean your current residence to leave it in good condition for the next occupants.
10. Notify friends and family
Inform your loved ones of your new address so they can stay in touch.