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Thumbs Up Moving Labor

(4.9 out of 5 / 98 reviews)

Portland, OR / Moving services within 75 miles

Booked 252 times through HireAHelper

98 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

3 years in business

Portland, OR / Moving services within 75 miles

Booked 252 times through HireAHelper

98 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

3 years in business

About Us

Reliable, efficient, customer service oriented. That’s our guarantee. Years of experience with moving people’s belongings with care. Labor only company, so we do not provide a truck but do everything else. Provide all of our own equipment such as dollies, 4 wheelers, lifting straps, tools for assembly/disassembly of items, tie downs, shrink wrap, tape, floor protection, you name it at **NO EXTRA COST** We also provide packing and unpacking upon request so inquire about that as well. We hope to be apart of your next move!

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Real Portland area customers. Unedited, unfiltered reviews of Thumbs Up Moving Labor.

98 reviews

Liz C

(5) 1/2/2020 Vancouver

These guys were amazing. Super efficient, very careful loading, took all the right steps to protect our stuff. Would recommend wholeheartedly. They even credited the hour that was billed but not used, they were that quick.

Carrie W

(5) 1/12/2020 Portland

They were here within their window of time and moved everything in quickly! They were understanding of the constraints with placing my POD somewhere easier to move things out of and still did a fast and awesome job. They did a great job of not tracking anything inside as well!

Shane L

(5) 1/3/2020 Portland

The crew did a great job. Had runners and carpet tape to keep everything clean and worked hard. I would recommend them.

Mover's response:
Keeping your home protected is a must in the Pacific NW. Often it is wet this time of year so we want to keep your carpets and floors protected! Thank you for your business!
- Thumbs Up Moving Labor

Nick E

(5) 1/5/2020 Vancouver

Jason and Greg were awesome! Got it done quickly and efficiently. Very polite.

Mover's response:
Being efficient is something we pride ourselves on. Thank you for taking the time to review us, Nick!
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Andrea N

(5) 12/30/2019 Beaverton

Jayson and Marcus worked really hard to make sure all our belongings fit into the Pod. They did not stop working until the job was done. They came very prepared with extra supplies to make sure all our furniture was protected. We would definitely recommend their services.

Mover's response:
Marcus is one of the most professional loaders in the business and one of, if not the top loader on our team and rest assured if he is loading your belongings then you WILL be taken care of. Jayson always hustles and has never let a customer or us down. Thank you for giving the guys some praise. We thank you for your business!
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Dennis M

(5) 12/17/2019 Camas

The three movers from Thumbs Up Moving were fantastic. They arrived on time, worked hard and displayed a welcome sense of humor. They took great care not to damage the furniture or the house and happily moved some very bulky, heavy pieces up a flight of stairs. I do not hope to move again any time soon, but if I do, I will hire Thumbs Up Moving, and I will definitely recommend them to friends.

Mover's response:
Thank you for the awesome review, Dennis! We love challenges like the bulky furniture and your stairs provided. It only makes us better! Please let us know if you or anyone you know needs any future help.
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Casey C

(5) 12/12/2019 Camas

We hired Thumbs Up Moving Labor to move our 2,000 square foot house of belongings into two 16' PODS after we sold our home. On the day of our move, two out of the four helpers we hired (including the owner Gabriel) showed up on time. He said the other two helpers we hired would arrive shortly. Gabriel and his employee got right to work after getting a "lay of the land" and discussing any special requests/needs we had. The other two helpers arrived about an hour later and jumped right in to work. They were very efficient and energetic but were also having fun the whole time. Our house was located on a sloped property with a very steep driveway and lots of stairs outside and it was a 2-story house inside so I can imagine moving our belongings out of our house was a daunting task. They also were extremely efficient at jig-sawing all of our belongings into both PODS...we were really afraid at first that not everything would fit in both PODS but miraculously it all did! My only complaint would be that they did not lay down anything to protect the floors and carpet...and it was a rainy wet day. However, it was pretty chaotic when they first showed up and they wanted to get right to work that we forgot to ask. I'm sure they would have laid down a protective layer on the floors and carpet if we had insisted they do so. We will more than likely hire them again to move us into our new house once we find one to buy and we will make sure to specifically request when they arrive (and on the phone when we book them) to protect the floors and carpet in our new home. They were very careful with all of our belongings; nothing was damaged (that we know of). They are a fair, honest company with energetic workers who are willing and able to get right to work and complete the job as it should be done in the time frame it needs to be completed. We would definitely recommend Thumbs Up Moving Labor.

Mover's response:
Wow I can’t say how happy we are to have you guys leave such a glowing review. I was on this job personally and so I’ll say right off the bat that we messed up not putting down that protection. With having to take doors off and moving items to get through spaces, we absolutely dropped the ball on protecting certain areas. With that being said, we are so thankful for the 5 stars you gave us. We wish you and yours well!!
- Thumbs Up Moving Labor

Steve S

(5) 12/23/2019 Vancouver

They finished in a timely way and helped us get bookcases and furniture into place.

Mover's response:
Thank you for the kind words Steve. If anything ever needs to be rearranged because it doesn’t look right at first we are happy to do it. Take care!
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Noah L

(5) 12/8/2019 Washougal

They were on time, very professional, and handled our possessions with care. I grossly under-scheduled them (should have done 4 instead of just 2 movers) but they were gracious and understanding. We made sure to tip them well!

Mover's response:
Thank you so much for the awesome review Noah! And for the gratuity!
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Elaine H

(5) 12/12/2019 Dallas

The gentlemen who arrived at my new home were ready to get started which I appreciated as I had 3 Pods to unload. The guy, firstly, asked pertinent questions about travel throughout the house so that they could place runners in the traffic areas. As they had to move a lot of my belongings upstairs, a plastic runner was placed over the carpet and up the stairs, that worked very well. I appreciated their hard work and pleasantness. I would call them again, thank you.

Mover's response:
Thank you for great review Elaine. Every single person that works for this company is seasoned and knows that protecting the customers home whether it be new or old is so crucial. We would love to work for you in the future if you ever need help moving. Thank you for your business!
- Thumbs Up Moving Labor

Service Area

We handle moves within 75 miles of Happy Valley, OR 97086.

Get To Know Us

What can a customer expect after booking with you?

We are a group that consists of people with professionalism, good customer service skills and most importantly, we treat your belongings as if they are our own.

What can a customer expect on moving day if they hire you?

We will show up on time. Ask for a walkthrough to see what is going and what maybe isn’t. If you have a certain way you need the truck loaded, we always work with the customer in that area.

How should a customer prepare for moving day?

It depends on the situation. If you want us to come in and do everything such as packing all your boxes and loading it then we can definitely handle that. However, if you wanna a more quick and budget friendly move... have everything packed in boxes and ready to be moved and loaded. We also always stress getting enough blankets if you want your furniture protected properly, at least 1 pad per item, some larger items and odd shaped items require 2 or more. Shrink wrap helps to hold blankets on but tape works

What types of moves have you handled?

We have handled almost every job imaginable. Anywhere from working at PDX moving the entire contents of an airplane hanger to moving studio apartments. Everything in between as well. Office moves, houses from 800 sq ft to 8000 sq ft. We do not offer long distance moving however.

What's your favorite part about being a mover?

The change in the everyday work life. Very much enjoy seeing a different part of town/state everyday and having a flexible schedule. It is also incredible how much you see get done in a such a small amount of time.

What training do you provide your crew members?

Technique, technique, technique. Always checking where you’re walking and what is around the corner or behind you that could get damaged. Prepping the house for the move. That means floor protection, protecting doors/doorways, rails on sitar’s, etc. always remind them to be conscious of what could be damaged. Customer service skills are a must if you want to work for us.


Same Day Moves

We charge an extra 10% for same day requests.

Next Day Moves

We accept next day requests at our normal rates.

Refunding Unused Time

We refund up to one unused hour over our min..

Extra Hours

We can always stay at least 1 hour over the prebooked time.

Moving Equipment

Furniture dolly:
always included, no fee
Hand tools for assembly:
always included, no fee
Hand truck:
always included, no fee
Plastic wrap:
always included, no fee
always included, no fee


Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hourly Price
for 2 movers after 2 hr min
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