You've got to move soon! But, that doesn't mean you have to panic. We've put together a few tips for getting through the long-distance moving process. Here's a quick look at what you need to do before, during, and after a move in Greater Worcester and Central Massachusetts.

Prepping for Your Move

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of moving your home, but you've got this one! The best way to prepare before a move is to create a detailed to-do list with all the important tasks on it. This can include:

  • Transferring Utilities into Your Name
  • Enrolling the Kids in a New School
  • Purchasing Moving Supplies for Packing
  • Tossing or Donating Old/Unwanted Belongings

If you are planning on hiring a residential moving company in Greater Worcester and Central Massachusetts for any part of the relocation, you'll want to start searching for the right team right away. Depending on the time of year, a moving and storage company may not be able to schedule your moving day for weeks or months. By the way, late spring and summer are their busiest times of year.

Getting Things Done!

You've got a lot to do during the move, especially if you are DIYing the entire relocation. If you are moving on your own, you'll likely be packing up your belongings over time. Then, moving them out of your home a few days to a week before that last day you live there. Don't leave your belongings until the last minute. 

You can even rent a storage unit to slowly move your belongings into over time, which creates more room at home for cleaning and packing. When you move into the new home, if it's a local move, you can simply empty out the storage unit a little at a time.

A better option for those with tight schedules may be to hire professional full-service movers to handle the packing. These experts usually offer multiple services, like fragile-only packing, full-packing, and custom-crating. They can take care of the household in a matter of hours. Later, you'll have a scheduled moving day appointment when the moving team arrives with a van to load up your boxes and furniture for transport to the new home.

You can also have the movers keep your belongings in offsite storage while you prepare to move house or during the transition between houses. Many nationwide moving companies have storage warehouses where they hold customer's furniture, household items, and even office furniture and equipment for commercial clients.

Wrapping Up the Last Bits of Work

It's tempting to put off any remaining work after getting your belongings moved into the new home. But, the longer you delay unpacking and decorating, the easier it is to lose track of things or even forget what you own. It's also important to start unpacking so you can check your items for any damage that may have occurred during transit.

You may also have to deal with a lot of debris and used packing materials. Some movers offer debris clean up services for customers. So, consider asking about pick up of empty boxes and stretch-wrap to make things a little easier. 

Finally, take some time to get to know the area where you are living now. Go on short walks with the family to see what stores, parks, and restaurants are within walking distance. Don't forget to scope out the nearby doctors' offices, vet clinics, and mechanics' shops.

Find Out More About Our Greater Worcester & Central Massachusetts Moving Services

Keep your peace of mind and protect yourself against stress during and after that move by hiring a long-distance mover in Greater Worcester and Central Massachusetts. Liberty Movers is available to help you with your relocation and deal with the packing too.

Our BBB-accredited moving company can also help you with:

  • Residential Moving
  • Commercial Moving
  • Storage Solutions
  • Specialized Moving

All it takes is a call or a moment to fill out our online form. We'll have experts get back to you about arranging a free quote right away.