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Long Distance Movers

People think by doing long distance moves themselves that they’re saving a bunch of money. For one, they don’t account for gas, rental rates and possible labor costs. It quietly becomes more expensive—and far, far more laborious—than having a company do it for you (after a 2,000 mile haul, are you really ready to unload that truck yourself?).

Those people also haven’t seen our rates.

People hire us because we’re the most affordable long distance moving company in the country. We can offer the best rates because we own most of our equipment.

Smooth Move People has been in the moving business for three decades. In that time, we’ve met people who chose not to hire long distance moves because they think they’ll save money by doing it all themselves.

Well, we’re here to tell ya: That’s not always the case. Long distance moving companies, such as Smooth Move People, understand and anticipate the many hidden and not-so-hidden costs that the layperson doesn’t consider.

For example, here are just a few of the costs that long distance moving companies in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere know all about:

  • Fuel
  • Truck Rental Rates
  • Wear and tear on personal vehicles (tires, engine, etc.)
  • Labor costs (loading and unloading)
  • Food and lodging along the way

And that’s just off the top of our heads.

Long Distance Moving Costs

As you can see, the costs associated with a long distance move can quickly add up. Plus, it’s far, far more laborious and exhausting to do it yourself than to hire a long distance mover.

Think about it: After a multi-thousand-mile haul, are you really gonna wanna unload the truck yourself?

But let’s say you’ve got money — and time — to burn. Even then, it’s worthwhile to consider hiring a long distance moving company if for no other reason than that it provides peace of mind. It’s good to know that everything — and we mean everything — will be taken care of for you.

Maybe some people are still not convinced that hiring a long distance moving company is the way to go.

Well, we’re convinced. (Convinced that those people haven’t seen our rates!)

Smooth Move People

There are a lot of long distance moving companies in Portland, Oregon. But our customers turn to us because they know we’re the most affordable long distance moving company in the country. We can offer the best rates because we own most of our equipment.

From humble beginnings, Smooth Move People has become the best long distance moving company in Portland, OR. Heck, we’re the best moving company period.

Over our hundreds of long distance moves, we’ve kept a nearly perfect track record in terms of damaged items. It’s crazy; that’s like a wide receiver who’s never dropped a pass.

We’ve accomplished that for a few reasons. One, we only send our best and most experienced drivers for these types of moves. Two, we can’t afford mistakes; we are a small company, so we work hard to make sure that every move is perfect.

And just to be on the safe side, we still offer a free insurance policy.

Secrets About The Moving Industry

Speaking of “small companies,” here’s a little secret about the moving industry: Those large, national moving companies like to maximize their “load” over a long distance move. That means they’ll load and unload as they go from town to town so they can make as many moves (and dollars) as possible.

We get that; it’s smart business sense. But we don’t need to do that, so we don’t. We focus on one move at a time. It’s a truck for your stuff. Your belongings are essentially getting FedEx’d across the country. So for one, your stuff is guaranteed to arrive on time, and two, your stuff won’t come out smelling like someone else’s (trust us, certain house stenches just don’t go away).

Not to mention, who wants to spend the first few nights in their new house sleeping on the floor?

Long Distance Moving Companies in Portland, Oregon

Of all the long distance moving companies in Portland, Oregon, Smooth Move People is simply the best. We tell people as soon as they call that we’re the lowest rates moving company in all of Portland. They usually don’t believe us at first. They’ll shop around (something we encourage!) and try to find lower rates, but they’ll end up calling us back.

Professionalism, safety, courtesy, honesty, integrity, efficiency — and the lowest rates in the biz.

That’s Smooth Move People.

Call us today to get started on your move.

Moving across the country is a big deal. This is your new life, after all.

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