A lot more preparation is involved when you move from one state to another as opposed to making a short move within the same state. It pays to work with a quality moving company in Massachusetts that can help you take care of all the details leading up to your moving date and then handle everything for you when it comes time to actually move. Residential moving services are so much more than just loading your boxes and furniture, driving them to the new destination and then dropping everything off at the curb. Depending on the type of services you need, you can get quality moving with guaranteed pricing that includes packing and unpacking services, as well as a host of other options through Statewide Moving Company.
Start As Early As Possible
One key to planning an interstate move without any major problems is to start planning and packing, if possible, as soon as you are able. While most people know that they are moving a minimum of 30 days in advance when they give notice to their landlord or rent a new place, chances are you have a bit more notice that a move is coming. Whether you are moving for your job, purchasing a new home, relocating closer to family or any other reason, the moment you learn that the move will be happening, you should start making arrangements to pack your things and prepare for your move.
Even if you are having the residential moving services take care of the bulk of your move, you will benefit from starting to pack the things that you won’t be using between now and the time you move. Statewide Moving Company can even help you with storage for your things in between your move to make showing your house to sell it or just keeping things organized and under control. Make sure to speak with the moving company in Massachusetts when you call to get a price quote and ask about storage opportunities for clients who are planning an interstate move.
Make a To-Do List of Priorities
When you are making a big move, you also need to be organized. The best way to do this is by making a to-do list so you can prioritize all of the tasks that you need to get done in order to make it all happen. From turning off and turning on the utilities, to forwarding your mail, giving your notice to move and arranging residential moving services with Statewide Moving Company, it pays to have a check list so you will know what has been done and what needs to be done so you won’t miss anything important.
Create a special moving box that has all of the things in it that you will need on the last day in your old house that you can take with you in your personal vehicle so you will have it right away on the first day in your new house. Things like toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, snacks, coffee and coffee maker (don’t forget the filters!), toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels, medications and anything else you might need. If you have pets, this should include pet food, leashes and treats. If you have small children, this should include a favorite toy, training pants or diapers, baby shampoo, a pair of PJs and anything else they might want or need right away.
Pack another special moving box that has all of the bedding in it that you will need for the first night. Sheets, blankets and pillows for each member of the family. If you think of it, pack a pair of PJs for each family member as well, along with a change of clothes if you think that might be helpful. There’s nothing quite like the first morning panic when trying to find a specific box for school clothes or something to wear to go to bed the first night in a new place. The more you can prepare for these things ahead of time, the less you will have to do on the week before and day of the move.
Speaking of Pets
When planning an interstate move, make sure to take good care of your pets. Consider boarding your pets on the day that the moving company in Massachusetts comes to your home so they won’t panic and get loose. Keep your pets calm and comfortable at the new location while Statewide Moving company unloads your things. Before moving to a new apartment or home, make sure to check with local laws and rules regarding pets. Some places won’t allow pets or will charge an extra deposit to have a pet. Other places have rules regarding licensing and registration with the city, especially for dogs.
Contact Statewide Moving Company Today
If you are planning an interstate move and want to work with residential moving services that can offer you quality moving with guaranteed pricing, take a look at Statewide Moving Company. We are a professional moving company in Massachusetts that has many years of experience working with local moves right here in New England, as well as out of state moves outside the local area. We can help you with a wide variety of moving services. Just give us a call at 508-620-6411 to learn more about our residential and commercial moving services or to schedule an appointment to get a FREE estimate for your next move.