Planning a local move or interstate relocation can be extremely challenging, especially if you have lived at the same address for several years. We humans tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, whether we need it or not. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a hoarder, the chances are good that you have boxes and bins of things cluttering up your closets, attic, garage, shed, and bonus room that you don’t really need. An organized approach will help you to save time and money. Working with a professional Framingham residential moving company can help to make it even easier. Whether you require help packing your Southeastern Massachusetts moving boxes or if you just need someone to do the heavy lifting, Statewide Moving company can offer a custom solution with residential moving protection that is designed just for you.
Start Going Through Everything
Ahead of your move, take time to go through all of that “stuff” that you haven’t touched in years. Most people are packrats to some degree, and there’s no shame in it. The best way to deal with it is to come at it head-on. One of the best tips for moving is to go through each room of your home systematically and use a three-pile system. Pile one is the “keep” pile that will be packed and moved or stored if you are downsizing. Pile two is the “toss” pile that contains all the things that you no longer need that you want to throw away. Pile three is the “donate” pile of things that you no longer need that are in good enough condition to donate to local charities. You never know how the things you don’t use can help others.
Gather the Boxes and Supplies
If you are going to have our team pack your things for you when planning a local move or interstate relocation, we will bring everything necessary to carefully pack and protect your belongings. However, if you prefer to pack everything for yourself, you should start gathering all of the boxes and supplies you need to complete your move. Boxes, tape, permanent marker for labeling the boxes, and packing supplies to protect delicate, fragile, and breakable items. Special dish boxes and options for flat screen televisions can also be purchased for extra protection. Make sure to also ask your Framingham residential moving company about residential moving protection insurance that can be added to your move to provide extra coverage beyond the basic plan.
Create a Priority Box
One way to keep track of all your important items is to create a priority box. This box should contain all of your most essential belongings, such as family photos, birth certificates, and other documents. Packing them all in one place, and possibly moving this box in your vehicle, will help you find everything right away when you need it. Changing government identification cards, registering kids for school, and transferring utilities at the new location may require some of this information. Keep it close and handy. Other items should include prescription medications and daily supplements or over-the-counter remedies, as well as insurance information and other important medical documents.
Pack a First-to-Open Box
Another special box should be created that will have everything you need for the first day at your new home. Dog food and dishes; the coffee maker, cups, and coffee; diapers and baby food; snacks and water bottles; toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues; towels and personal toiletries; cleaning supplies and anything else you might need should all make the list. Other options for this type of box include bedding and PJs for the kids so they can make their beds and stay on schedule as much as possible. Consider allowing them to pack backpacks with a favorite toy and stuffed animal to make the transition even easier.
Work With the Movers
When you contact Statewide Moving Company to discuss your needs for Framingham residential moving, make sure to let us know as much as you can about your situation so we can provide you with the services you need. A moving date is great, but if you can provide times that you need us to arrive and times that we need to be off property to accommodate HOA or apartment complex rules is helpful too. A member of our team will come to your home to determine the amount of items that need to be moved so we will know how many movers to send for your project. If we are bringing Southeastern Massachusetts moving boxes to help you with the packing, we can make estimates for materials at that time. Be prepared to spend a bit of time discussing your needs so we can reduce the amount of time required to complete the move on your moving day.
Residential Moving Protection
One of the biggest advantages associated with hiring professional movers is having the option to purchase residential moving protection. Statewide Moving Company offers services and options for local and interstate moving, as well as packing and unpacking services, depending on your needs. In the event that something becomes damaged during the moving process, there are two options for valuation for residential moving protection. Free coverage is offered to all customers, paying out 60-cents per pound per article. The replacement coverage is $9 per thousand of total shipment value. If you are interested in learning more about these protection services, speak with a representative for details.
Contact Statewide Moving Company
The sooner you start planning a local move or interstate relocation, the easier it will be to get everything done on schedule. Our team of Framingham residential moving experts can help you with every phase of the moving process and offer advice that you can use to have a positive moving experience. Give us a call at 508-620-6411 or use our online contact form to reach one of our team members about your upcoming move.