Tips for Planning a Move in Massachusetts
Exciting, thrilling, frustrating, stressful – these are all words that can be used to describe household moves in Massachusetts. If you are getting ready to start planning a move in the next few weeks or months, you might already be starting to feel the pressure. Most people think that you have to be stressed during a move, but the truth is that you can start planning now to have a more organized and stress-free move that will make you change your approach to moving forever.
Once you sign the paperwork, either to sell your current home or to move into your new home, it’s time to start making serious plans. However, if you are shopping for a new home right now, it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about your move in advance. This is especially true if you have lived at your current address for more than five years. Chances are good that you have accumulated a lot of stuff that you may no longer want or need.
Step One – Clean and Organize
This is a great tip for people planning a move. First, it helps you to see what you have and what you will need to move in case you decide to hire professionals for Pocasset residential moving and storage. Second, it helps you to clear away the clutter that has been proven to add to the stress in most households, moving or not. Third, if you are selling your home, removing clutter, extra furniture and seasonal items that are solid-packed in your closets, cupboards, garage, shed, basement and attic can help you to get a better price and sell your home faster. The final benefit is that by going through everything ahead of time, you can streamline your move without having to sort through it all on packing day or move things you don’t really need that are just taking up space.
BONUS TIP – Create piles as you go through each room or area of your home. Things you want to put into storage, things you want to throw away and things you want to donate. Donated items are things in good or new shape that you just don’t want or need. Local churches, charities and homeless organizations may be able to benefit from your things.
Step Two – Set a Goal
If you are packing your things yourself, whether you are temporarily putting it into commercial storage in Pocasset, MA or just stacking the boxes in an unused room until moving day, it’s a good idea to set a daily or weekly packing goal, depending on how much time you have to get ready. If you have 30 days to pack and move, you can pack a box a day and end up with 30 boxes at the end. If that doesn’t cover all your stuff, you can step it up to two or three boxes a day to make sure everything gets packed.
Step Three – Get Professional Packing Supplies
Colony Moving & Storage can help you with every stage of planning a move in Pocasset, MA. Give us a call to find out about our professional packing supplies and services. Get all of the boxes, packing tape, packing materials, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tissue paper and specialty boxes for odd-shaped items, flat panel televisions and artwork. Having the right tools for packing will help everything to go a lot smoother and make it easy to load, unload and unpack at your new home.
BONUS TIP – While Colony Moving & Storage is known for its residential and commercial moving services, we also have other services available for customers who want to do things differently. Truck rentals, packing materials and commercial storage in Pocasset, MA that you can use to facilitate your move are just some of the options available.
Step Four – Take Care of Utilities
One thing that many homeowners and renters forget about is canceling the utilities are the old place and getting them started at the new place. This is especially true if it’s been awhile since you’ve done household moves in Massachusetts. The electric company, gas company, water company, phone company, and cable or satellite company should all hear from you. Any other services that you receive, such as the daily newspaper, landscaping, pool maintenance, as well as any bills that you still receive by mail, should all be notified in advance of your move and be provided with your new address for any residual bills or continued service.
Step Five – Pack a Special Box
The best tip by far that we can give for local Pocasset residential moving and storage is to pack a special box that you will open first at your new home. Include in it the essentials that you will need for your first night and first morning at your new home. Coffee maker, coffee, filters, and cups. Cereal or snacks for the kids. Water bottles, paper towels, toilet paper and tissues. Pet food, prescription medications, and an emergency first-aid kit. Pack some special items that will help make your new house a home, such a family photo, a special knickknack from your grandmother, bedtime stories for the kids or a cozy blanket. Whatever makes a home feel like “home” to you should be packed in this special box.
Call Colony Moving & Storage
If you are planning a move in Pocasset, MA or need to make household moves anywhere in Southeastern Massachusetts or Cape Cod, contact Colony Moving & Storage. Our team can help you with a wide variety of Pocasset residential moving and storage solutions. Give us a call at 508-563-7300 and get a FREE estimate on any of our professional moving, packing and storage services.