Moving Company Confessions: It’s Not The Stuff That’s Hard to Move

As a moving company, we move stuff. We move a lot of stuff. And what we’ve come to realize over the years of moving stuff is that it isn’t the physical objects that are difficult to relocate — it’s something else entirely.

The intangible.

It’s the things that can’t be lifted, packed away neatly into a box, and loaded onto one of our trucks that makes moving so difficult for some families and individuals. At Mastodon Moving, we’ve moved hundreds of greater Boston area residents over the years, but there always seems to be the same point of conversation with our clients: It’s just plain hard to come to grips that you’ll be leaving one area and moving on to another.

Things more difficult to relocate than possessions

We’ve gathered a few intangible things that are challenging for homeowners to move, more so than that pool table or crystal chandelier.

  • Kids. For those with kids under the age of 18, it’s always a challenge trying to find a new school district that will best meet their needs and yours. Having to console your children when they have to leave their friends is sometimes nothing short of heartbreaking — but having a positive attitude when talking to them helps!
  • Medical care. If you’re moving to a new town or state, don’t forget that you’ll need to find new doctors. We recommend asking your current doctor, dentist or physician to refer you and your family to a reputable clinic or office in your new town. Understand that it will take time for your new doctors to get acquainted with you even though they have you transferred records.
  • Business. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for more space to grow your business, the next logical step is to move to a more spacious storefront or facility. Moving a business is tricky and there are moving companies out there who provide office relocation services.
  • Reputation. Moving to take on a new job at a new company is always going to be hard. You’re starting from scratch in terms of creating a positive reputation for yourself and your work ethic. Establishing a reputation with new neighbors and community organizations is also challenging and will take time, though it’s well worth the investment.
  • Memories. You and your family will always harbor memories of your old home, past friends, and the community. It’s normal to think about that favorite cafe or bar you used to go to. But one of the most exciting parts about moving is finding those new hidden gems in town. We suggest taking the family out; try different restaurants, explore a new park, or join an organization.

How Mastodon Moving Can Help

Our full service moving company in Boston provides all of our clients with the option to request move management services. If you have a loved one who needs to move into an assisted living facility and the move is proving more difficult than you thought, our move management assistant can help ease the transition process. For those who are too busy to pack up their home, we have no problem taking care of both the packing and unpacking for you so that you can focus on what matters, which is getting your family settled.

Contact our movers today for a free estimate!

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