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Thumbs Up Moving Labor

(4.9 out of 5 / 231 reviews)

Portland, OR / Moving services within 50 miles

Booked 576 times through HireAHelper

231 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

3 years in business

Portland, OR / Moving services within 50 miles

Booked 576 times through HireAHelper

231 Verified Customer Reviews

Open Today - 8:00 AM - 6:00 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.

231 reviews

Katie G

(1) 9/6/2020 Hillsboro

I had made a reservation to hire some movers for a few hours, but nobody showed (even after I got the notification that my order was confirmed by them). Tried to call Thumbs Up Moving and Labor to no avail, and no option to leave a voicemail. We were completely left to do everything by ourselves.

Trish C

(5) 8/28/2020 Clackamas

The movers were wonderful! They arrived on time, were friendly and courteous. They quickly unloaded our truck and cars and we’re very professional! I would definitely recommend them and use them again. Thanks!

Kathleen R

(5) 8/13/2020 Warren

Good workers, respectful, took appropriate caution with face masks. They were careful with my belongings. They made good use of time, and communicated well. I'd use them again.

Linda Z

(5) 8/17/2020 Portland

Marcus is extremely consciousness and knowledgeable in completing the job with care. He checked in with me as needed to be sure items were appropriately placed and skillfully guided his helper. Marcus has a super attitude and left me with the feeling of a valued customer.

Tanner W

(5) 8/13/2020 Wilsonville

They did a great job. Very professional and nothing was damanged.

Glenda E

(5) 8/11/2020 Forest Grove

These two men arrived about 10 minutes early and hustled the entire time. They were always pleasant and helpful and a joy to work with. I’d would happily recommend them and the company anytime. Job well done very efficiently.

Michelle M

(5) 8/4/2020 Camas

The movers were professional and did an excellent job. They went above and beyond in helping make the move in easy. The only complaint I have is that the contact person never responded to numerous calls, texts an emails. I was never sure if they would show up. But they did. On time and very nice to work with.

Kevin D

(5) 8/8/2020 Beaverton

Fast! Friendly and hard working!

Laura D

(2) 8/7/2020 Portland

Terrible communication. Could not reach them, tried for a week. The people in the office didn’t answer, did not call back and when they talked to hire a helper lied about being on their way. Finally had movers come who were wonderful but did not associate them at all with their employers. Choose another company.

Clyde M

(2) 8/7/2020 Fairview

They were late. Showed up 10 minutes past the 1 hour window given. We had used Hire-a-Helper a month before this move and they were 30 minutes early (which helped us) and they finished the job up early. This latest move was from a tightly packed Pack-Rat 16 ft container into a 20 ft U-Haul truck with 120 cubic ft more available space. We had the truck parked less than 20 feet from the container. There were no stairs for the movers to climb and a very short distance to carry the items (from the container to the truck). The earlier Hire-a-Helper team took 2 1/2 hours (from a 2 story townhouse to a container parked on the street). This team took over 4 hours for the same number of items. A lot of time was spent at the end of the move figuring out how to fit the washer and dryer into the truck. Why these items weren't put in much earlier when there was plenty of space is beyond me. They put the small items in the the truck first leaving the larger more expensive items for last. So near the end of the job there was not enough room for the washer and dryer. They ended up placing the washer and dryer atop our most prized and expensive item - a $10,000 antique dining room table. As of this writing the truck is still loaded and we are waiting for tomorrow to move into our new house. Hopefully the table is not damaged. But we are worried. Over all this team from Thumbs-Up movers were poorly organized and had no plan that we could observe. We asked them if they would be finished in 20 minutes and were told by one of the movers "Absolutely" yet they were still working an hour later. They ran over an hour past the 3 hour move we had planned for delaying our hotel check-in to well past midnight. I would suggest Hire-a-Helper insist that the Thumbs-Up mover company screen their movers better and always team up their guys with an experienced mover with good reviews.

Service Area

We handle moves within 50 miles of Portland, OR 97202.

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 stairs, 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 don't accept same day requests.

Next Day Moves

We don't accept next day requests.

Refunding Unused Time

We do not refund for any unused time.

Extra Hours

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

Moving Equipment

Face coverings and gloves:
upon request, no fee
Furniture dolly:
always included, no fee
Hand tools for assembly:
always included, no fee
Hand truck:
always included, no fee
Plastic wrap:
upon request, no fee
upon request, no fee


Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hourly Price
for 2 movers after 2 hr min
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