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When to Choose In-Home Moving Service

It is no surprise that the entire moving process can be a bit difficult. With the need to simultaneously balance packing, unpacking/settling in, and regular life, it becomes fairly easy to get overwhelmed. This is why Mastodon Moving offers in-house moving services.

What is In-Home Moving?

In-house moving services don’t necessarily require movers to move objects from one home to another, but perhaps from one room to another, such as a bedroom to a living room. They also include moving household items to a storage facility and then returning them, which is handy when you are receiving new carpeting/flooring, or doing general major household improvements. Rearranging furniture and extremely heavy items is also a specialty of Mastodon Moving’s, providing an ease of mind to allow you to carry on with your daily life.

What to Expect with In-Home Moving

Prior to in-home moving services, Mastodon will contact you about an in-home moving survey. In-home moving surveys are essential to the moving process, as they provide the company with valuable information that is tantamount to a successful moving process. During the survey, a representative from Mastodon will come and visit your home. Together, you’ll do a walkthrough of the property, and detail almost every item that needs to be moved (and where it will be moved to), while also describing the objects that require delicate attention, such as antiques or fine china.

Following the completion of the walkthrough, the representative will discuss the moving plan with you – the possible dates, the number of movers/trucks needed, etc. Pricing will also be discussed, along with any questions or concerns you may have for the company.

When to Contact Mastodon Moving

Once you feel you are ready, feel free to contact Massachusetts based Mastodon Moving at 774-421-9004 for a free estimate, and to possibly schedule your in-home moving survey. Specializing in in-home, apartment, local, long-distance, or storage moving needs, they’re sure to offer the services you require.

 

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3 Pointers for Packing Quickly

If we could, all of us would move residences under the most perfect of circumstances. No rushing, no complications, and no stress would result in, perhaps, the most perfect move ever. Unfortunately, life typically isn’t so kind. Sometimes, moving out is forced upon you or you’re working with an incredibly short timeline. Packing, being perhaps the most grueling part of the process, typically occupies enough time right up until moving day. If you must move out fast, however, you’re going to have to pack fast too. Below are a few pointers to help you complete the packing process in no time.

1.) Know Where to Start

Knowing you have to move out quickly should light a fire under you in terms of the speed at which you pack. To keep things moving at a good clip, tackle the toughest job first. Once the most time-consuming task is taken care of, you’ll find yourself with enough time for the smaller tasks. Random, or non-structured, packing will only lead to wasted time, which is definitely something you’re trying to avoid. Storage areas like attics, basements, and garages can be the toughest to tackle. If you can get those rooms out of the way first thing, you’ll be sitting pretty…for the most part.

2.) Prepare Packing Materials

To pack quickly, you’re going to need the proper materials. It’s best to have your materials prepared prior to packing in order to maintain a speedy pace. Having to interrupt the packing process to acquire more materials is a nuisance and adds to the overall timeline. So, to avoid that, gather up plenty of cardboard boxes. New packing boxes, however, can be costly. To save yourself both time and money, reach out to friends and co-workers to see if they have any cardboard boxes to spare. Social networks can be incredibly powerful in situations like these! For packing paper, brand new white packing paper is ideal for delicate items. To fill dead space in your boxes, utilize newspaper. To keep items super safe, bubble wrap is your best friend. If you run out of bubble wrap, though, you can always utilize old clothes to keep possessions stable.

3.) Pack Safely

When packing quickly, you’re also going to want to pack safely. Both can be done in unison, but people tend to get a little sloppy when they are seriously crunched for time. If you don’t pack safely, you’re putting your belongings at serious risk for damage. So, to avoid some big headaches, remember the following: don’t get cheap with your packing materials, double tape the bottoms and sides of your boxes, don’t pack the boxes too heavy, remember to put bubble wrap on the bottom of the boxes containing your most delicate items, and always remember to close the lids of your boxes and tape them shut.

Packing under non-ideal circumstances can certainly seem impossible, but it isn’t. As long as you keep on track, remain focused, and prepare your materials prior to packing, you should be all set to tackle packing fast. If you’re truly in over your head and require a few helping hands, get in touch with us at 774-421-9004 or fill out our online contact form!

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Reasons Why Mastodon Moving Conducts In-Home Moving Surveys

It is no surprise that moving can be incredibly stressful. Balancing packing your belongings and regular life coupled with work can be a challenging task indeed. This is why Mastodon Moving was created – to lighten the load of the moving process.

Prior to assisting with your move, Mastodon Moving conducts an important assessment known as an in-home moving survey.

Understanding Home Moving Surveys

In-home moving surveys are essential to the moving process, as they provide the company with valuable information that is tantamount to a successful moving process. During the survey, a representative from Mastodon Moving will come and visit your home. Together, you’ll do a walkthrough of the property, and detail almost every item that needs to be moved. You should also describe the objects that require extremely delicate attention, such as antiques or fine china. It is also helpful to describe what items you plan on leaving behind – items that do not need to be packed.

Following the completion of the walkthrough, the representative will discuss the moving plan with you – the possible dates, the number of movers/trucks needed, etc. Pricing will also be discussed, along with any questions or concerns you may have for the company.

How Moving Surveys Benefit Homeowners

Without this survey, both parties would be at a loss. Mastodon Moving would have no true sense of the materials needed, and you would have no idea of how professional Mastodon is as a company. During the survey, it is important to pay close attention to the representative – their timeliness, whether or not they seemed trustworthy, their dress, and whether or not they were good at answering your questions. This provides a feel for the work ethic of the company as a whole.

Once you feel you are ready, feel free to contact Massachusetts based Mastodon Moving at 774-421-9004 for a free estimate, and to possibly schedule your in-home moving survey. Specializing in home, apartment, local, long-distance, or storage moving needs, they’re sure to offer the services you require.