The Lake Oswego local and long-distance movers of the Handy Haulers Moving Company have been helping families and individuals relocate to this pristine community less than 10 miles south of Portland. It’s easy to understand why when you consider that the area provides residents with the amenities of urban life, prime shopping venues, and small-town charm. Consequently, it’s not difficult to find a number of reasons for moving to Lake Oswego, Oregon. But believe it or not, there are those who do move away from this community for one reason or another.
How do we differ from other Portland area moving companies?
We provide families and individuals with a more personalized approach to local and long-distance moving. As a full-service mover, the Handy Haulers Moving Company offers an extensive line of services. That is what separates us from other companies that only provide the basic moving services at best. Our Lake Oswego local and long-distance mover’s team treats you and your belongings with the utmost respect when helping with your relocation.
With years in the moving industry, we understand your apprehensions and worry. That is why we want you to know that you can rely on us to provide customizable moving packages that are tailored to fit your specific needs. In doing so, we can ensure a smoother transition and a more pleasant moving experience for you and yours. In order to be successful, local and long-distance moves require thoughtful planning and skilled preparation based on your budget and timeframe. We are committed to ensuring that your move is completed on schedule and within your budget. Our team is courteous, on-time and punctual.
How do local and long-distance moves differ?
Besides the obvious factors – longer distances and more time – there are other ways in which these moves can differ. We like to refer to these as the “3 P’s” or planning, preparation, and pricing. In other words, there is additional planning, more preparation, and a higher price where long-distance moves are concerned. But, one of the more significant differences is the difficulty involved with long-distance moves. For instance, you may be able to handle a local move as a DIY move.
Conversely, long-distance moves are best handled by a full-service moving company, especially if you have a larger home and more belongings. This makes a DIY move almost impossible to pull off successfully and is one of the main reasons that people turn to our Lake Oswego local and long-distance movers for help with a long-distance move. However, when you consider the time invested, it’s usually cheaper to hire the Handy Haulers Moving Company.
How much does it cost to move locally versus long-distance?
There are certain factors that can influence the cost of both types of moves. While local moves are usually charged at an hourly rate, distance and size of the home are the key factors that influence the cost of long-distance moves. Moving locally will average between $300 and $1,500 whereas long-distance moves can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000.
Based on historical data and national averages, here are some rough estimates based on the distance of the move and the size of the home being moved:
|1 Bedroom||2 to 3 Bedrooms||4 to 5 Bedrooms|
|Less than 50 miles||$250 to 675||$700 to $1,400||$1,100 to $5,000|
|250 miles||$800 to $2,400||$1,400 to $4,000||$2,000 to $4,800|
|1,000+ miles||$1,000 to $3,000||$2,000 to $7,500||$4,800 to $8,000|
|2,500+ miles||$1,500 to $4,000||$3,500 to $8,000||$8,500+|
Keep in mind that these are rough estimates. Depending on where you live, availability and pricing could be affected by issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The best way to get the most accurate pricing is to contact the Handy Haulers Moving Company for a quote. We can do an in-house assessment and provide you with a custom written quote to help you budget your move better.
What are the qualities of the right moving company?
If you’ve never worked with a professional moving team such as our Lake Oswego local and long-distance movers, you may not know what qualities to look for when trying to find the right moving company. To ensure that you’re hiring a reputable and trustworthy moving crew, look for the following 5 qualities:
- Ability to tailor a moving plan to your specific needs
- Excellent communication skills
- Fully bonded and insured
- Proper credentials and licensing
- Years of industry experience and expertise
If you are looking for more information, call us today. To learn more about the moving and relocation services provided by our Lake Oswego local and long-distance movers, contact the Handy Haulers Moving Company at (833.) 256-7182 or visit our website by clicking here.