preparing your appliances for moving

Preparing Your Appliances for Moving Day

Most moving companies, like Master Movers, do not disconnect or reconnect any power or water lines to your appliances. Preparing appliances for moving, such as your washer, dryer and refrigerator, falls on homeowners, who can do it themselves or hire a professional. Once you have gotten your appliances ready properly, Master Movers will transport them…

moving items to a storage unit

Moving Items to a Storage Unit?

Moving items to a storage unit you can trust can get complicated. Master Movers’ 25 years of experience have taught us a thing or two about storage and our highest priority is the safety and security of your valuable, irreplaceable household belongings. Whether you choose us for your short-term or long-term needs, follow our tips…

Best time of year to move.

When Is the Best Time of Year to Move?

They say everything has a season. Choose the right time, and things go smoothly. Time it wrong, and complications start piling up. When you’re booking an appointment with a Portland moving company, keep in mind that some times of the year are busier than others. If you’re moving in Oregon, Washington or anywhere else for…

Unexpected costs of a budget move.

Unexpected Costs of a Budget Move

Everyone wants to save money, but when it comes to moving it’s all too easy to be penny wise but pound foolish. There are ways to make a move budget friendly. But, if you economize in the wrong areas, it may cost more in the end. Here are a few ways unexpected costs of a…

things to do before unpacking moving boxes

Things to Do Before Unpacking Moving Boxes

There are so many details to take care of during a move. Many tasks can be done before unpacking moving boxes, making settling in less stressful. If you’re planning a Portland, Oregon move, we’ll minimize your worries by taking care of the packing, loading and transporting of your belongings. To make the rest of your…

Are you ready for an international move?

Are You Ready for an International Move?

Ernest Hemingway did it. So did Julia Child, Edith Wharton and Benjamin Franklin. All these famous Americans spent time living in a foreign country. For some, life abroad was temporary. Others found long-term happiness after an international move. Whether you’re looking for adventure, creative inspiration or career opportunities, moving internationally is a big step. The…

How to live through a home remodel.

Living Through a Home Remodel

Are you finally getting that dream kitchen? Is that sorely needed extra bedroom and bath finally becoming a reality? A home renovation project is simultaneously exciting and exhausting. You’ll be happy once the work is done, but how can you survive the dust and inconvenience in the weeks it takes to complete the renovation? It’s…

How to Make Moving Fun for Kids

How to Make Moving Fun for Kids

What if there were a way to make moving more fun? Moving may worry your children. They may feel uncertain about changing schools and making new friends. During a move, you’ll want to prepare your kids for the changes ahead. Nearly any chore will be more enjoyable when approached with a positive attitude or playful…

A reputable local moving company takes care of client's possessions.

6 Traits of a Reputable Moving Company

May is National Moving Month. That means we’re donning our festive attire, gathering round the piano to sing chorals and throwing our diets out the window as the office fills with tempting treats. Wait. Wrong holiday. National Moving Month is a real thing. It’s an annual public awareness and education campaign to help people find…

What is moving valuation?

Cost-Effective Protection for Your Move

Do you know the difference between moving insurance and valuation? Both insurance and valuation coverage offer reimbursement should your property get lost or damaged during a move. There are important differences between these two coverage choices, however. Coverage Is Outlined in Your Moving Contract A moving company is liable for loss or damages they cause…

Stay safe when moving by changing the locks in your new home.

Stay Safe While Moving to a New Home

You’re moving to a new home! It’s exciting and a lot of work. You’ll have the opportunity to make friends and explore a new neighborhood. You’ll no doubt want to spend the first few weeks in your new place making it feel comfortable, cozy and organized. Part of feeling comfortable at home is feeling safe….