What You Need to Know About
Moving to Oregon

Are you moving to Salem, Oregon or the Eugene/Springfield area? Moving to Oregon is especially exciting because you can spend the day at the beach, the mountains, or even the city with just a short drive. Not to mention the unique spirit of the people of Salem, and their love for delicious food and great hospitality. However sometimes the moving excitement can turn overwhelming with so much information swirling around. It can be hard to decipher what information you need to know right now in order to make the most effective decisions.

Tall waterfall on a layered cliff with a bridge in the middle connecting two surrounding cliffs.

Multnomah Falls

Picturesque view of mountains behind a man paddle boarding on a lake in Oregon.

Sparks Lake

The team at Simple Box has been helping families move since 1997. Our current team of drivers has moved over 40,000 boxes (and counting)! The following are some useful tips we give families as they embark on their new journey.


How much time do you need to plan for to ensure your move from one state to another happens without undue stress? We have found that region-to-region moves typically require 5-7 business days to complete: 1 day for the Simple Box to be picked up from your first place, 3-5 days for your container transportation to the new region, and 1 day for delivery of the Simple Box to the new Destination.


We get it, you want to know how much a portable container storage rental will cost you. You also want to compare other moving options to maximize your needs and your budget. We have compiled a general budget guide for moving with a shipping container. All our moves are done with a 20’ container providing 1,260 cubic feet of convenient storage space.

Moves are broken down into 3 categories:


These moves in the Portland and Salem area are typically just a few miles across town and cost starts at $450 and up, which includes the first month’s rent. We work around your schedule, so you choose your best day to move. 

*Typical price range. All rates are based on actual distance traveled from our location.


These moves across counties and regions typically cost $600 and up, which includes the first month’s rent. You can keep the box as long as you’d like and can avoid rushing on moving day.

*Typical price range. All rates are based on actual distance traveled from our location.


These moves often cross state lines and may be several hundred miles away. Long distance moves typically cost between $4-6 per mile from your current location to your new location. Again, we do the driving for you so you can focus on your family.

*Some service areas are not available. All rates are based on actual distance traveled from our location.

At Simple Box, YOU are in control of your timing. Are you faced with a moving date or location change? No worries! We can keep your Box at one of our storage yards until you are ready for it.


Sure, no one wants to move in the winter when the temperatures may be cooler and there is more of a chance for the winter conditions to play a factor in your move. If you’re planning a winter move, we recommend allowing an extra 5-7 days for weather disruptions. Another tip we like to give for winter moves is to make sure everything you put into storage is dry so you don’t end up with any unexpected mildew. Moving across states can be done during any season.


At Simple Box, we make loading and unloading easier with ground level container delivery. We help you make the most of your time; If your moving date or location changes, we can keep your Box at one of our storage yards until you are ready for it. With a 20ft container, our boxes offer 30% more space than a P.O.D.S.™ or UHaul™. We take care of the driving so that you can focus on your end goal – arriving at your new destination.

Moving can be a big feat. Get the support you need. At Get Simple Box, we are proud supporters of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Upon visiting their website, you will be able to access a full business directory of the local Oregon resources to help you more seamlessly transition to your new place.

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