Moving can be stressful. However, moving a long distance can be downright nerve-wracking! Whether it is pre-move decluttering, packing, long- or short-term storage, securing high-value items, providing door-to-door transportation, unpacking, or even appliance/furniture set up, Mastodon Moving can take some of that stress away. Our award-winning team is seasoned in long-distance moves. Here are some of our tips for helping your move happen seamlessly.
If you are moving a hundred or even thousands of miles away, there will be many details and plans that will need to be made. Start off by organizing the information you need. For example, if you have requested realtor information, save all contacts and business cards as well as potential properties in a file.
Keep receipts or estimates for moving expenses as well as a calendar of deadlines. If you have children, you will want to gather paperwork for a new school, playgroups, or activities in your new community.
Make a list of utilities and services that you will need to contact for your new home and information about those contacts. Keep it all organized and labeled so it will be easy to reference when you need it.
Over the course of time, most homeowners accumulate items that are no longer needed. What better time to downsize than when you are moving! We suggest donating, trashing, or recycling items that are no longer useful to you. The more you can discard the less you will need to move.
As you work your way through each room, decide on what belongings you won’t need in your new home. For example, if you are moving from a snowy state to a warmer climate, consider donating your snowblower. If your move is temporary, consider Mastodon Moving storage options.
Research Moving Companies
Not all moving companies provide long-distance moving. Even fewer offer long-distance moving that allows for the same men who packed your belongings in the truck to meet you at your new home for the unpacking process.
Mastodon Moving is proud to offer the ability to work with the same crew from start to finish. We also never mix one customer’s goods with another. That means our truck is filled and strategically packed with your items, and only your items!
Inventory and Label
One of the most critical parts of moving is keeping an inventory list of what items you have and where each will go once you arrive at your new home. Label boxes by room as well as knowing where larger pieces of furniture should be placed.
Mark boxes that are high priority such as bedding or bathroom essentials so we can get you all set up for your first night. No one wants to be hunting for the shower curtain and not know where it could be!
When a move is a long distance, the truck will be on the road for a longer period of time and that means potential shifting and bumping. Therefore, we suggest careful packing, crating high-value pictures, bubble wrapping, and strapping down items that could potentially shift during the move. We can help with all of this as we have all the needed supplies to make your move a safe and secure one.
Mastodon Moving is a licensed and insured, full service moving company. We provide personal, high-quality customer service throughout the entire moving process. From your initial estimate onward, you will be in the hands of a small team committed to making your move as easy as possible. Call our team at 774-421-9004 or visit our website.