There are a lot of things that can go wrong on a move. Even if you are just moving locally within the Southeastern Massachusetts region, it can be difficult to remember to do all of the things that you need to do and properly prepare yourself for them ahead of time. A lot of people think that they can’t afford to hire a residential moving company, but they would be surprised to find out just how affordable it is to work with a residential moving and storage company. Not only is it a whole lot easier to just let someone else take care of all that loading and unloading, but there are a lot of extras that you can take advantage of to just make the whole move go a lot smoother.
Local moving companies in Seekonk, Massachusetts, such as Conlon Moving & Storage, often have a lot of choices for residential customers to help make for an easier move. Whether you want to take advantage of the mobile storage company options to keep some of your things safeguarded before, during or after your move, if you would like residential moving protection or if you would like to hire someone to do the packing for you due to a busy schedule, our team of highly trained and experienced moving professionals can take care of it for you. It all starts with a simple FREE in-home estimate.
Avoiding Common Moving Mistakes
Unfortunately, we all have that horrible moving story. We either know someone or experienced for ourselves a really bad move that was extremely frustrating. When you plan ahead for a residential move, there’s no reason why you should have a bad experience, especially if you work with a residential moving company who can help you nail down all of the details. Driving a moving truck yourself opens you up to accidents, running out of gas, the truck breaking down in the middle of your move – just a whole host of negative possibilities.
Here are some tips on how to avoid some of the top mistakes that people make when planning a local residential move:
Tip #1 – Start With a Plan
Before you do any type of move, it is important to have a plan. Knowing when you need to move, where you are moving, what you need to move and how you are going to get it there are just the basics. Working with local moving companies in Seekonk, Massachusetts can really help you to get a handle on what is required, even for moves within the same region. While statewide, interstate and international moves can be even more complicated, a local move should not be underestimated.
Take time to plan where things will go at the new place, how much “cushion” time you have from when you need to hand over the keys to the old place and when you are allowed to start moving in to the new place. Consider packing and moving some things ahead of time to a mobile storage company through your movers to reduce the amount of things that will have to be packed and loaded on moving day. The more you can plan ahead, keeping lists of to-do items, such as contacting utility companies, forwarding mail and making other essential changes, the easier your residential move will be.
Tip #2 – Create a Schedule
Once you know what needs to happen and when, create a schedule for yourself that will help you stay on track. Working closely with the representative from the residential moving and storage company, you can plan when the movers will be there, when your stuff will get at the new place and even have an estimate on when everything will be unloaded and unpacked, if you choose to have everything taken care of for you. A move does not have to be hectic. A move does not have to be exhausting. If you plan it well and schedule everything with the residential moving company, it can even be a piece of cake!
Tip #3 – Only Hire the Best
Whether you decide to hire a residential moving and storage company to pack everything and take care of all the details or if you only hire them to do the actual loading, transport and unloading of your things, it is important to hire a quality, reputable and experienced moving company. Do not go cheap or hire a friend of someone you work with to move your things. This is your household we are talking about here and definitely not a time to try to save a few bucks only to sacrifice a lifetime of investments.
Conlon Moving & Storage has a solid reputation in the New England area and has been providing commercial and residential moving and storage services to our clients since 1885. There aren’t a lot of companies that have such a long and respected track record. When it comes time to hiring a mobile storage company to keep things that you no longer have room for, but would still like to hang onto, Conlon Moving & Storage can help you there too. When you contact us for a FREE in-home estimate, make sure to mention your storage concerns.
Contact Conlon Moving & Storage for Your Move
If you are in the middle of planning a residential move in the Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island area, look no further than Conlon Moving & Storage for all of your residential moving and storage needs. Give us a call at 508-336-7766 to find out more about our services or to schedule a FREE in-home estimate for your next local, statewide, interstate or international move!