Why First Due?
We started our business with the intent of changing the way people think about the moving industry. Our message is clearly resonating with our customers—we are proud to say we have a 4.9-star rating on Google. Here’s a sampling of real customer reviews below.
I highly recommend this company. Great service, courteous, and efficient.
I moved from PA to WA using ABF relocubes and First Due Movers were great from the very beginning when I was asking tons of questions - that were... promptly answered. The communication was good during the whole process. The quote was very clear and the amount charged was fair. They are experienced enough to know how many people and hours are needed and how the whole process would work. In the end, the job was finished way faster than planned and I paid accordingly less. It doesn’t mean they rushed: I could see they carefully putting the furniture on the right places and even the boxes were placed on the floor with care. Nothing was broken and they even told me about a TV box that had signs of water leakage (relocubes were stored for 3 months). Checkout process was also smooth. All the guys were very nice, efficient and courteous. I can’t believe I could have such a great moving experience. My husband and I felt very welcomed to WA thanks to them. Very recommended and I will probably use them again in the future!read more
Prompt, courteous, efficient. The scheduling was easy, the fee scale easy to understand and there was nothing hidden at all. 100% will use them... again. Thank you gentlemen!read more
These guys never disappoint. I've used their services several times for moves and other small jobs.They are efficient, friendly, and always on... time. Couldn't ask for more!read more
First Due is a professional and kind delivery and receiving team. As a company we have worked with them for almost 2 years and they have always... treated our clients and their products with great care. Management has is solution based and very communicative when needed. We value what the people and what they offer as a company. ~Whitestone Design Groupread more
Best moving experience! We have moved a lot but these guys are efficient, they lend you big plastic red boxes which are efficient and reusable. Our... team of 3 Chase, Mark and Joe were awesome! Thank you.read more
Haleh Nekoorad Long
They are fantastic!!! I used them for a move to an assisted living residence and I was so impressed with their service and professionalism. They... were friendly and so efficient and helpful. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a mover.read more
Movers communicated well, showed up on time as scheduled and took good care of our items. Would recommend!
I called them for a move in next day. They were responsive, helped me with an estimate. On the moving day they showed up on time even it was snowing... ( which is uncommon). I didn't believe that my whole house (4 br) took them that short amount of time! Everything was packed professionally, delivered exactly where I wanted. Very polite, they care about the stuff, nothing broke .. etcI'm still amazed by their performance!read more
Very impressed with everything from start-to-finish. The day of the move, the team showed up promptly and got straight to work. They operated... quickly and efficiently, remaining focused on quality and care.read more
We've used First Due Movers three times in the last 2 or so years and they are awesome. The last move was a long haul and the three young men who did... our move were professional, polite, knowledgeable and just all around great guys. Even when they were done unloading their truck of all my stuff they took the initiative to pitch in and help me unload stuff out of my personal vehicle. If you have to move First Due Movers is the only way to go.read more
Absolutely excellent service! Their on demand program was insanely easy to book, super reasonable and on time. Would highly reccomend.
Best movers ever!!! Super polite and they were able to work independently. They were respectful and careful with our belongings. I highly recommend... them and would use them again.read more
I literally cannot express how easy they made my move. I wasn't moving across the state or anything big, but First Due sent (2) movers and a HUGE box... truck to take care of my stuff. Everything was packed efficiently and the guys were so kind. I can be a little scrambled when there's a lot going on but they went out of their way to help me settle into my new home. They even moved some of my boxes that I was planning on shoving into a prius. DID I MENTION THEY ASSEMBLED AND DISASSEMBLED MY BED! I can't believe how affordable this move was. They were so gracious for the tip and were super communicative. I will certainly be using them again. Thanks so much!read more
First Due did a great job at loading, transporting, and unloading my stuff. Unfortunately, packing services were inconsistent (I knew I was in... trouble when packer threw acetone pump bottle into a box). $9K+ later also learned that a movers tip was expected (I've moved throughout US, never heard of this tip), adding $1.4K+ to costs.read more
I loathe moving and these guys definitely succeed in their mission to make the entire process easier. They treat your property as if it were their... own and I trust them better than I do myself to handle my fragile items. I'd recommend these guys to anybody.read more
Firefighters to the rescue! Truly. Who would you trust above fully trained firefighters to move your most treasured possessions with skill and care?... I couldn’t have been more pleased by what I found with First Due Movers. From calling to schedule through the team showing up to do the move, I was impressed at every interaction.I am extremely selective and cautious when it comes to trusting a moving company. On this occasion I had a very special vintage piece of furniture to move that has been in my family for generations. It is extremely valuable (and extremely heavy!). After a half-dozen calls and multiple referrals, I landed on First Due Movers.Nic took my call and paid special attention to my specific requirements for this job. He did a good job of articulating their process and set my expectations up front. The team who arrived, Jacob K and Vida, were professional and highly respectful. They took time to ask me exactly what I wanted done and how I wanted them to do it. It was clear to see they cared what was important to me and they wanted to pay extra attention to detail.They masterfully executed this rather tricky move and made a very challenging task look easy. These are also the first movers I've ever encountered in my life who never complained and were very positive throughout the move. I couldn’t have been more impressed, and will certainly be looking to First Due Movers for any moving I need done in the future.First Due Movers is indeed first class all the way. They turned me from a customer into an enthusiastic promoter – these are the movers you want on your job.read more
The best moving company this side of the Mississippi
10/10 recommend First Due Movers. We used both their packing and moving services and both were so incredibly efficient and well done. The team was... kind, professional, and detail oriented.read more
I was extremely impressed with our movers from First Due Movers! They were professional, efficient and took such great care of our furniture. Will... definitely use them again in the future and recommend to anyone I know that is planning a move!read more
Fantastic and professional movers. First Due Movers were professional and efficient. They also ended up helping with uninstalling some sliding doors,... so we could fit a filing cabinet in the closet. Above and beyond and made the entire moving experience pleasant.read more
A+ all the way around with every single interaction and step. Thorough, communicative, friendly, professional, fast, careful....this is my 2nd move... with First Due and I give them a full 5 stars! They are exceptional!read more
I found this company by recommendation from my agent.Movers came on-time.First of all they asked me to make a short tour so they will understand... where and what stuff is. After they started moving very quickly.They packed all furniture carefully and delivered without a scratch.Even more - they were able to move flowers - which is really impressive (I think I would broke them if I moved myself 🙂 )Overall move of 2 bedroom townhome took 7hrs and was really stressless.I would definitely recommend this company.read more
LONG HAUL MOVE (WA to AZ) --We have used First Due for MANY local moves and they have always been fantastic. I was thrilled when I found out they... did long haul moves. We hired them for our move from Seattle to Phoenix.1. They came and did a free estimate. Emailed to us quickly.2. They showed up with their truck. The same guys that pack up your stuff, drive and unload your stuff on the other side.3. There is no storage or sharing of your belongings. Your truck is your truck.4. They arrived on time, at our convenience.5. They worked their butts off in the 110 degree heat.First Due is worth every penny. They have a wonderful crew and we would recommend them time and time again.read more
D Anderson (DJANDER)
Excellent and the movers were quick and efficient and pleasant to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend them and use them again.
Outstanding! They did an amazing job from packing to moving all our furniture, great team for both packing and move. All the process was flawless,... great value as well. Highly recommended.read more
Katia E. Spiegelman
Best movers EVER!! They were clean, efficient, polite, positive, friendly, took direction perfectly, unhurried, and didn’t damage anything. I’ll... never use another moving service again.read more
Excellent moving experience, no surprises, team was professional and super helpful.
Had a great experience packing & moving with First Due Movers, highly recommended!
MOST PROFESSIONAL MOVING TEAM I HAVE EVER MET, COULNT BE HAPPIER. THEY CAME HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY MY FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ALSO USED THEM, AND I HIGHLY... RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING TO MOVE 🙂read more
This is how moving should be.I was previously in the military and have dealt with many different moving companies - most aren't great. The... experience working with First Due and their moving crew was easily the best. The quote was easy and straightforward. The crew arrived right on time, were very friendly, and worked extremely hard.Moving was something I have dreaded in the past - this was painless. I could not be more pleased. Highest recommendation.read more
I am doing a 3 part move. Today we packed. They arrived a little early and quickly and efficiently packed up my stuff. They checked multiple times... about what items go to donation and disposal. Very happy.read more
The service was impeccable! If you're doing a local move, pick First Due Movers.We moved from a three story townhome with several pieces of... furniture and other miscellaneous on each level. Not only did they deliver all items safely, but they also did it in less time than estimated. And as a result, they charged us less(!) at the end because of the time and materials saved.read more
Honestly, I’ve always heard such horror stories about movers and I did a lot of research to try and find the best. I got a recommendation from my... buyers agent and I am sooo glad I chose to go with First Due. They showed up and we’re insanely polite and kind, every single one of them (and we had 7 movers). They did not waste any time, started basically running everywhere, not lazy workers at all!! They wrap every single piece they move in blankets, then plastic wrap and then tape everything. Every single piece is labeled on where it came from and it goes exactly where they got it, or wherever you instruct them to put it. I could go on but this was a perfectly executed move and I cannot say enough how great they are!! If/when we move next, they will be the only company I will use. Thank you First Due, y’all are rockstars!!read more
First Due is the only company I would use. They are so amazing. I have used them 3 times and referred them to multiple friends. Never heard anything... negative. They communicate and confirm more than once so you never have to think "will they show?" or "what time will they be here?". Love these movers.read more
I had a fantastic moving experience with First Due Movers and look forward to working with them again. I moved my possessions from a regular place... into a storage unit as part of a life change and was stressed. Erik Rodela was the estimator/supervisor and he was great. He helped me figure out the storage unit size, was transparent about pricing and answered all my follow up questions. The team that showed up was wonderful. Dale, Joe and Jerry were organized, focused, professional and really pleasant. They made the move feel effortless for me. They were efficient and super fast, protected the things that needed protecting because my items will get stored for a while, their communication was lovely and my total came in under the estimate too. Honestly, I can’t think of a time I had a better move and I appreciate it so much! I highly recommend First Due to everyone.read more
Fantastic moving service! I used First Due Movers for both packing and moving services on a short distance move (less than 50 miles). The packing... team was efficient and did a wonderful job packing everything safely. The moving crew was also fantastic! I had 5 guys show up and they were very professional with my belongings, and very quick which was appreciated since I was paying hourly. When we got to the final location, they put all furniture back together and even moved furniture where I wanted it! 10/10 would recommend to anyone doing a move in the Seattle area!read more
My wife and I have moved 5 times in 5 years, including 3 different cross country moves, and First Due was easily the best service, most efficient... moving, and most careful and secure of anyone we have worked with. They were respectful, kind, diligent, and in the end saved us a significant amount of money by being flexible and quick. If - god forbid - we have to move again, we will never use anyone else!read more
During this climate, a company whose service excels stands out more than usual. Communicative, attentive and troubleshoot any challenges... expeditiously. Noticed my light colored carpets and took extra care. Would gladly work with again.read more
This moving transaction was excellent from start to finish. Reserving a 1/2 day move went smoothly and all aspects of the move were outstanding.... Steve is an excellent communicator and very personable. Jake and Wyatt were punctual and worked hard the entire time of loading and unloading. This crew were obviously well trained: punctual, courteous, careful, and extremely hard working. THANK YOU so much.read more
We used First Due to help us move large furniture and appliances when we needed to have our hardwood floors replaced. They were very responsive,... professional, and great people to work with all around. We had a lot of recommendations for this particular company, and I would definitely add our recommendation to the long list!read more
We had several large items that needed to be removed from our bonus room. Treadmill, elliptical, foosball table, etc. They moved all of the items... out of the house as requested quickly, efficiently and with no damage to the walls or floors.read more
Highly recommend First Due for all your moving needs! Super efficient, quick, and careful - everything you want on your move day. Our initial quote... came in a little bit over the actual cost of the move, and First Due was very flexible about changing our inventory list up until the move. If you're on the fence about paying for the Fireboxes: do it! They make packing a breeze and are so much studier than any cardboard box. Thanks, First Due!read more
This is this first time my husband and I used movers. We could not have been more pleased with them. They were on time, friendly, helpful and worked... their tails off. The best part is that our cost came in under our estimate. I would highly recommend First Due Movers to anyone who is moving. Our furniture was well protected and all put together in our new home. GREAT JOB!read more
First Due Movers are everything you hope to have with your move. A representative came to presceen what I was moving to give an estimate of the cost.... That estimate was right on the balance I paid, which did not change at the end. I paid when the move was finished, no down payment was needed.The team of movers were courteous, professional, attentive to my questions, requests, and directions. The team handled my boxes with care, wrapped all my furniture expertly, and kept my larger loose items in a bin.The team drove my household goods to my new home within a day, delivered the furniture, unwrapped it and came back the next to deliver my boxes. The team positioned everything where I directed it to be and help move boxes and furniture to make my home liveable as I settled into my surroundings. All my furnishings and boxes arrived without any damage!Fantastic moving team and company who answered all my questions as I was preparing for the move.In the midst of the move made sure I kept informed of the arrival of my goods.Excellent service and customer care. The price is right for the expert professionalism the team provided.Hiring this team of experts is giving back to your community because the company was formed by and is run by volunteer firefighters.read more
Fantastic team. Professional, kind, respectful and fun. Very efficient and organized. Would highly recommend and will use again the future if I ever... move.read more
Very courteous and professional group of men men who packed one day and moved the second day. I have moved several times and these men were top notch... in comparison to other major moving companies. There was not one scrape on the walls, or damage to anything. They were very helpful upon arrival to new location in giving suggestions and offering advice at a moment when we’re tired and overwhelmed and can’t decide! Thank you First Due for coming during the freezing snowy weather as well!read more
First Due Movers packed and then moved all my stuff using the most professional team I have seen in a while. They worked well together and would... help out each other when needed. Great group. Great company.Hope I won't be moving soon, but if I did, I would call on them again. Thanks guys.read more
We got a referral to First Due from our realtor, and boy was she right! Everything from the estimate to the completion of our move was not only... timely and professionally done; the way the representatives and the moving crew (Adam, Dale & Joseph) conducted themselves showed they really care about what they do. They came equipped with lots of blankets and packing materials and used them abundantly. All our goods were correctly disassembled and assembled and they asked where to put everything in our new home. That was of the utmost importance for an older couple like ourselves. Last but not least, as we took care of some things by ourselves, they finished the move ahead of the estimated time, and therefore proceeded to discount from the total time the hours not used, with an appreciable reduction on the final price. THANK YOU, FIRST DUE GUYS!!read more
Jose Luis Molnar
We booked a storage unit to storage unit move (labor only), plus a donation trip and consignment trip. Alex and Michael were very helpful,... professional, courteous and diligent. This is very consistent with our past experience with First Due. A very reliable and customer-oriented company.read more
These men are awesome. Considerate, hard working, a joy to spend the day with when it is so hard to move. Thank you team
I needed a heavy cabinet moved upstairs and searched a few companies. One wanted to charge me a travel charge that would be as much as the cost of... the move. Then I had a few recs on a FB group for First Due.I emailed and set up was super easy. Sadly I had to cancel due to a shipping delay. First Due was quick to respond and easy to work with. Once my item arrived I rescheduled and can not be happier.First off, Tanner (answered the emails) was responsive and timely. I never had to wait longer than a few hours for a response, all questions were answered, and the process was clearly explained.The guys that showed up called about an hour ahead of time and made sure everything was set and ready. They were professional, friendly and quick and safe. I wish I could remember their names.I will use First Due again when needed and highly recommend their services.read more
The best! First due has moved my self 6 times now and there is no one else I would go to for my moves. These guys are the best, Luke is always so... helpful getting the job started and the guys are all very friendly and professional and always do the upmost job. Highly highly recommend there services.read more
We had an excellent experience with the team from First Due Movers. They were on time and extremely conscientious in every aspect of a complicated... job. Jake, Mason and Marcus were all personable, professional and hard working. The job went long ( my fault for under-estimating everything involved) and these guys maintained a great attitude the whole time. Highly recommendread more
Complete professionals, whether local or up to 350 miles. Have used the for both and could not be happier.
They did a fantastic job packing up our house, moving things into storage units, and then moving them into our new house. They were fast and... efficient, organized and kind. I really recommend them if you want to stress free move.read more
Our experience with First Due Movers was great from start to finish! Cody came to give us two quotes and he was extremely thorough, personable, and... responsive to our questions. Our experience the day of the move was seamless and completely stress free. The guys were professional, friendly, very careful with our stuff, and efficient. They finished under the estimated time and we came in under budget. Highly, highly recommend!read more
This moving crew is awesome! Moving sucks but it's better when you have these folks help you. On time, great quality and hard workers. I would highly... recommend this company to move.read more
First Due is great! They were easy to work with, prompt, fast and very friendly. The guys showed up and went to work. I would very highly recommend... them. We will use them again.read more
John & Cindy Scott
The absolute BEST moving experience I've ever had. Scheduling and online inventory was a breeze, I received a confirmation the day before the movers... were scheduled to arrive, and then a text notifying me they were on the way. Our moving team was fantastic - extremely capable, fast, careful, and very friendly. All of our furniture was expertly wrapped and packed, and everything arrived in perfect condition. The team managed narrow doorways, low ceilings, and a tight staircase with no problems and no damage. We even came in under the original quote. If you need to move, call First Due!read more
Fantastic experience! Monroe and Tony made a difficult day much easier. They were professional, careful, thoughtful, and were genuinely great... people. I cannot recommend First Due Movers highly enough.read more
We have used First Due Movers four times for family moves in the past several years. They are always outstanding--fast, efficient, careful,... friendly, professional, and reasonably priced. We wouldn't use anyone else.First Due Movers are definitely the best!!read more
By far-the best movers I've ever had opportunity to work with. Capable, timely., exceptional judgment, professional, respectful. Highly recommend.
Always a pleasure to work with First Due Movers.Very professional and great attitude.
I have moved about 10 times in the past 6 years and this was by FAR the easiest and quickest thanks to First Due movers.The quote process was easy,... and when I had questions, I was able to quickly and easily get answers. Moving day, the two movers Sam and Jesse were fantastic-- punctual, very polite, professional, and efficient, while still taking great care of my belongings. Everything arrived in the same condition it left my old place in.It felt like everything you *hope* a moving company will do, they did ! From start to finish, a very positive and stress-free experience.read more
We had the pleasure of using First Due Movers on the 12/13th Aug and we could not have been more satisfied. Tony and his crew called ahead of... arriving to let us know their ETA. When they arrived, they were super friendly and immediately we felt at ease with the team. Walkthroughs were done throughout the packing day so we were fully aware of exactly where we were within the packing schedule. They were ahead of time, so started dismantling most of our furniture which was supposedly a job to be done the following day but they wanted to get as much done so moving day could be smoother. Ended packing day ahead of time schedule and so our estimate was reduced in time costs.Moving day went just as smoothly and the team were again friendly and we loved the banter going around between the team. We really felt that they all got on together and worked well together.Tony throughout the whole 2 days kept us thoroughly informed, was so professional and rallied his team on with his light hearted humour! He truly was remarkable throughout the whole process.Our final bill came in under our original estimate because they are true to their word when they say it is an estimate and you pay only for the actual time, use of materials and people power on the day.Would we use First Due again? Absolutely!Would we recommend them to others? Yes, again absolutely!read more
The team that did our move did a great job. They were very friendly, professional, and quick! They even were flexible with us when we wanted to bump... our moving date sooner than we expected. Overall we would highly recommend!read more
From the first phone call to the sign off on a job exceptionally done, every person was professional, very helpful, well informed and super nice! I... would give 5+ stars if available!read more
I recently needed to move my mother and I into a 2 bedroom. Jesse, Dennis and Cody were clear with communication from initial contact through the... final walk through at the delivery destination. Jesse and Dennis arrived as scheduled on moving day and explained each step without consuming excess time. Jesse and Dennis were professional and made me feel completely comfortable. Getting the job done right the first time and at a fair price, First Due will be my first call. Thanks guys, well done!read more
Ive used FD for years, both personally and for my real estate clients. I haven’t found a better moving company and I highly recommend them!!
Movers were quick while also handling everything with care. 10/10, would hire again. Shout out to Jessie and Tony for being great.
Had our hardwood floors refinished and had to move out for a week. First Due Movers were excellent. Everything was moved into our garage and back... out again in one week. 2 guys moved us out, 2 different guys moved us back in. All 4 movers were professional. Strong, respectful, and careful with our furnishings. Would use again. Great organization.read more
These guys are phenomenal. You won't find better, friendlier, more efficient, harder working, more professional movers than the ones from First Due.... They didn't even stop to take a breath. And they moved my giant heavy washing machine up the stairs. They are great at communicating and let me know when they were running a few min behind. Not only that but they're super friendly. Moving is stressful as it is but they make it so much better. Thank you to Jesse, Mitchell, and Wyatt for all your hard work!read more
Update July 10th 2021:These guys are still the best! I stand by my review below from June of 2019. They recently helped us with our move from WA... back to our home state CO in May 2021 and they lived up to my high expectations and maintained the quality that I experienced with them back in 2019. The estimate was spot on, with my approval the guys graciously wrapped up furniture with thick cloths and movers wrap (additional charge) on the pieces that still needed a little extra protection for our long drive. They stacked everything appropriately in the truck and used straps/tie downs where needed to make sure things didn't move. They were respectful of the walls, door frames and floors in our house, respectful of all of our belongings, not a thing was broken or scratched when we took it off the truck in Colorado. I wanted to use them to do the entire move (driving and all) but at the time there was a shortage of 26' trucks in the WA area as confirmed by Penske, Budget and Enterprise and so it would have been too far out of our moving budget to use them for that part. If you are lucky enough to have these guys pop up on your google movers search, honestly no need to look further, you have the best quality you can ask for right here.I had the best experience with First Due Movers! They gave me an in home estimate and were very thorough on what the price would be and what was included- I'm happy to say they stayed under their estimate! It was important to me to save money and they were very helpful and supportive in my choice to pack my own house up and use my own boxes that I had in my garage from my last move. My move was a bit of a difficult one as well- there was an issue with closing on time with our first home purchase and it ended up delaying when they were supposed to unload our boxes and put them into our new house. They were creative, helpful, understanding and compassionate during the unfortunate situation and allowed us to leave our items on their truck for a night and squeeze us in for delivery a day later when they were already fully booked. Their employees worked overtime just to make this all happen! All the employees I met were honest, friendly and professional, and all of our belongings made it to our new home safe and sound and in one piece with no damage- including our 2 large and expensive house plants! I will definitely use them in the future, they will be the only ones I use. I would like to mention that these guys don't just move your home or office, they also provide services for moving out of state, as well as loading and delivering any large items you purchase and can't move yourself. Look no further, you've found the best!read more
First Due Movers did an excellent job with our move to a new office building. They completed 4 moves for us, and 1 day of packing, and every member... on their team was so helpful and responsive in keeping track of our complicated move and any day-of changes we had. The estimator was great to work with, and the movers were faster than the estimate every time. No damage to anything, very professional. We wouldn't use anyone else!read more
Excellent! They were careful in all steps of the way. They were friendly and professional from Day 1. I have never found a mover that quite like them... before and I moved around a lot in the past. I would gladly recommend them to anyone and use them again for both commercial and business relocation.read more
Respectful Competent and Well worth using. This was our 4th time using them so you should too.
I have now used this company 5 times: 3 moves, 1 moving heavy furniture around in my house and 1 donation pick up over the span of 3 years. Every... time they are professional, easy to work with and de-stress every move we've had! During the pandemic they offered virtual quotes and always wore masks. All the movers are kind, professional and protect not only my moveables - but put down carpets and make sure to protect their surroundings. All my quotes have always been a bit higher than what I actually pay, which is awesome. I really can't say enough awesome things about this company. Just hire them - you won't be sorry!read more
Gina Barone Simmons
First Due Movers were amazing! Communication was good the whole way through. The movers themselves were friendly, efficient and so helpful. I highly... recommend them.read more
We have moved a lot in the last 4 years and First Due movers are by far the best we have ever worked with. The 7 guys showed up on time, with a great... friendly attitude and were super efficient while being really careful with all our furniture and belongings. They made our move a whole lot less stressful and were a fun group to have around for the day. They came in bang on time and within the budget we had agreed with Levi beforehand. Thank you KC, David, Tony, Mitch, Jesse, Ryan and Vida! It was a pleasure working with you.read more
Very professional and respectful movers and staff. Love working with Levi at First Due Movers. Local friends in North Bend love First Due Movers too.
From my first phone call requesting an appointment until the last box was unloaded First Due Movers was excellent! The staff were professional,... friendly, responsive and very careful with my belongings. I've never seen furniture wrapped more thoroughly. They finished more quickly than promised and came in under the quote. I can't say enough good things about these guys!read more