Moving To Newton – Prepare For Everything
You have decided to move to Newton MA. Newton is about seven miles (west) from Boston MA and it is a great place to live. Newton is unique. It does not have a city center. Instead, it is made up of 13 villages. For many years running, Newton has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It is known for historical homes, good public schools and quiet and safe neighborhoods.
Whether you are moving to Newton from across the state or across the country, Boston movers will be able to assist you in a seamless and wonderfully uneventful move. Boston movers are accustomed to the area and the challenges of the Boston weather. These challenges can destroy a moving day if one does not know how to deal with them. The professionals behind the scenes are continually addressing issues as they arise that you may never become aware of. If there is a pending thunder storm, a mover may be dispatched around a construction site or a heavy traffic route. Though it may seem odd to you at the time, you will find they are securing your possessions. Timing and planning make all the difference.
It is wise to book your movers well in advance. You should also ask them about the peak times they are booked for. Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend and the first and last weekend of the months are usually the busiest times for moving. By arranging your move toward the middle of the month you will save yourself a lot of stress and probably some money and will be more apt to get exactly what you want when you want it. If you are moving long distance, speak to your moving company about any cheap storage units in the area you may want to utilize short term. Seasonal items that may end up in the attic or basement may fare better if you put them in a unit and move them slowly so you can place things where you want easily. You can take advantage of the clear storage containers again by packing winter or summer clothes in them once emptied and then placed for easy access.
When preparing for a move, you should take care of your personal business at least two weeks before the move. This includes arranging for child care or pet care for moving day. Putting in change of address cards with the post office and calling schools, doctors, insurance companies and anyone else you want to notify personally. Call your power company to get the details of when you are disconnecting the power at one location and when you are turning on power at the new location. If it is winter time, you may want to arrange to have the heating system turned on and check by a professional before the day of the move.
You should stop buying groceries about two weeks before moving and use up as much of the food on hand as possible to keep from having to empty a full refrigerator. If there is furniture, seasonal items, clothes or exercise equipment you are planning to donate to charity; arrange for them to pick these items up a week before the move and get them out of the way.
First, pack a three day bag for every member of the family and keep those bags with you or stashed in the car. This is so you do not have to fight to find things. Be sure you include prescription medications, sports uniforms, extra glasses or contacts and anything you would need if you were going to a hotel.
Next, purchase some clear bins. Use one of these for each member of the family for the items you use the most often. Include chargers, video games, pajamas, creams and makeup. Anything you use on a daily basis should go in your clear bin. Between your three day bag and clear bin, you are in good shape for the first week.
You will need the following:
• Plastic garbage bags
• Colored packing tape
• Newspaper / packing peanuts
• Large sheets of plastic (like table cloths from the Dollar store)
For clothes that are on hangers, push them together and pull a 30 gallon plastic bag over them to the hook of the hanger. Tie the bag at the top with hook out. Clothes can be placed directly in the new closet. They are on the hangers and you simply hang them and remove the bag.
Before disconnecting your electronics, take a picture of them showing how each wire is connected. This cuts down on confusion when reconnecting.
If packing a large system, number each box, then you can reverse the numbers and know what box to empty next.
For screws to furniture, shelves and such, place in a baggie and close. Write with a sharpie where each bag goes. Use tape to attach the bag to the item, but if it gets detached it is still marked for easy use.
Socks make great protection for glasses. Drop the glass in a sock and pack them. Place plastic plates or paper plates between glass plates to keep them from cracking, wrap the stack in plastic wrap for added security.
Your moving company is a great part of your moving team. They are the professionals. They move families and businesses every day short and long distances. Lean on them and let them help you make your arrangements and plans. They know what needs to be done and working with them will ensure a worry free move.