Affordable Long Distance Moves
People think the most affordable long distance moves are done by themselves. 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, full-service moving company in the country. We can offer the best rates because we own most of our equipment.
Moving a commercial business long distance has its own unique challenges, although many of the same stresses of a residential local move are present as well. Smooth Move People have been offering affordable long-distance moves for commercial businesses for decades and we understand the nuances of moving a conference room table as well as a dining room table.
No job is too big or too small for our long-distance moving company and our customer service can’t be matched. We ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible and answer any questions you may have about the moving process. We also provide you with a FREE no-obligation moving quote.
Once you have decided to use our moving services, including loading, unloading, moving, and packing services, we will send a team of professional movers to your business location to carefully pack up all of your office furniture and equipment. We understand that time is money, so we will work quickly and efficiently to get the job done right.
After your belongings have been loaded onto our moving trucks, they will be driven to your new location. We will unload everything and place it exactly where you want it in your new office space. We can also store your belongings for a few days if you need us to.
Commercial Long Distance Movers
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:
- 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. And think about the size of your current location, the cubicles, desks, computers, office chairs, and everything else that’s coming with you. You have a business to run, do you want to wrap all of the monitors in the office to make sure they’re safe and secure during the move?
Long Distance Moving Costs
As you can see, the costs associated with a long-distance relocation 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! We are the most affordable long-distance movers in the area, and that’s just because Oregon won’t let us go any lower!
What to Think About When Moving Your Business
Just like a residential move, there is a checklist of items that need to be taken care of before moving day. Follow this list of things to do in addition to loading, moving, and unloading office equipment.
- Notify your customers, clients, and suppliers of your move: If you forget to change your home address with the post office, you may miss a bill or two. Do the same thing with your business and you’ll miss potential business.
- Update Online Information: Nothing is more frustrating as a customer than showing up to a business ready to buy and discovering the company has moved. Update your website information, online business directories, and other listings on the web.
- Transfer your utilities: Depending on how this is handled–do you own the building or are you renting/leasing–make sure to let the utility company know you’re moving. It’s hard enough keeping the lights on in one building: Why pay for two buildings?
- Terminate or change any leases you may have: This should have been done months ahead of the move, especially if there are clauses in the property agreement. However, make sure you have your new location ready to go beforehand. You don’t want to be stuck in a holding pattern–and lose potential business–during a move.
Use Smooth Move People for Your Affordable Long Distance Moves
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 free moving insurance policies.
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?
Moving across the country is a big deal. This is your new life, after all.
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.