While it might seem like there’s a big difference between local and interstate moving, the challenges that come with any type of Framingham residential moving are very similar. When you think about it, either way, you will still need to pack everything up, load it onto a truck, transport it to the new location, unload, unpack, and put everything away. You will still need to turn on utilities at the new place and shut them off at the old, but even if you stick with the same utility companies, you might still have to start a brand new account complete with a deposit. Wherever you move, be it local or out-of-state, you are starting fresh with a clean slate. It pays to work with experienced movers that can offer quality moving with guaranteed pricing. It can also be helpful to read through our blog for the best residential moving tips that will help make the entire process much easier.
Tip #1 – Begin to Pack Room-by-Room
While we do offer a professional packing service that will take care of every detail for you, if you opt to pack everything on your own, you should take this opportunity to go through your belongings and get rid of the things you don’t need. Going room-by-room can help you to get organized, which is one of the best residential moving tips that exist. This is true for both local and interstate moving, as we tend to accumulate a lot of unnecessary items as we go through the various stages of life. Old clothes, shoes, and outerwear that no longer fits or that you haven’t worn in more than a year might be a candidate for donation, selling, or the trash. Learn how to separate things into piles as you go through each room of the house, including keep and pack, keep and storage, donate, sell, and toss. You can use trash bags, have moving boxes ready for the things that will go with you to the new house, and storage bins ready for the things that are going to go into storage.
Tip #2 – Prepare Ahead of Time for a Move
Some moves don’t give us more than a couple of weeks to get ready, but if you know in advance that you will be moving, take advantage of the extra time. The more you can do to prepare, the easier it will be. Working with Statewide Moving Company for quality moving with guaranteed pricing can help to take some of the pressure off, but Framingham residential moving can be stressful if you don’t plan it all out. Even if you aren’t a “list person,” consider making lists of all the things that need to be done and the timeline in which they need to be completed. Taking care of turning on and off utilities, changing your address with the Post Office, obtaining medical, dental, veterinarian, and school records, registering kids for daycare, school and after-school programs, and scouting out the local area for shopping and other resources should definitely top the list. Scheduling a consultation with the movers, giving adequate notice to a landlord, or taking care of details related to the sale of your home should all fit in there somewhere as well.
Tip #3 – Avoid a DIY Moving Experience
While it might sound as though you could save money by doing local and interstate moving by yourself, the truth is that the cost usually comes out about equal. However, instead of breaking even, you actually lose when you do it on your own because it doesn’t just cost money, but also your time. Lifting and loading, driving and unloading, taking care of all the logistics of the move on your own can be overwhelming. Enlisting family and friends to help can also be a burden, as no one really wants to help someone move. It can be frustrating, tiring, and aggravating having to deal with it all on your own. Instead of signing up for a stressful weekend for Framingham residential moving on your own, contact Statewide Moving Company and get the insider information on cost, services, and options for a truly professional move. Our goal is to help each customer have a positive experience and provide quality moving with guaranteed pricing.
Ready to Start Planning?
If you are ready to start planning your local and interstate moving experience, contact Statewide Moving Company by calling 508-620-6411. We can answer any questions you might have about Framingham residential moving, provide professional residential moving tips, schedule a FREE consultation in your home, and offer a guaranteed quote for our services. Reduce the stress of your next relocation and call our team today for a FREE estimate!