5 Top Tips for Moving College Students

5 Top Tips for Moving College Students

Moving, in general, is a very stressful and disorderly process, and when you add moving for college into the mix, you’ve got your hands full. Picture this – the big day has arrived, and you feel prepared, you feel calm. No this isn’t a dream, its reality for those who assemble a bulletproof plan for moving. Move in day will creep up on you and soon it will be right around the corner. Don’t worry, Meehan’s Family Moving has provided you with 5 top tips for moving college students!

1. Arrive a day early

Standstill traffic, younger brothers and sisters fighting and stressed out parents does not sound like the ideal moving situation. Especially if you are traveling a long distance, arriving a day before move-in day will give you time to recuperate before the heavy lifting starts. You may even be able to avoid the lines before move-in day by picking up school essentials a day early.

2. Less is more

The last thing you want to be focused on is a family reunion when you are attempting to haul and unpack college supplies. Make sure to bring only the essential members for this college expedition. The hallways are narrow and the living spaces are practically shoeboxes, so the fewer people, the more area you have to settle in.

3. Pack appropriately

As semesters change, so does your wardrobe. If it’s December and around 20 degrees out, you will be fine leaving your shorts and sandals at home. The key is to pack what you need and nothing more. College spaces are cramped and crowded so freeing up as much space as possible is ideal.

4. Be smart with your luggage

Just because a huge suitcase can jam pack a lot of things easily, does not mean that it is the smart way to pack. The most important aspect to remember is that college isn’t home and many of your things won’t fit. Pack your clothes in trash bags, already on hangers or use duffel bags that can be easily folded and placed into small spaces.

5. Have tools handy

Rummaging through the endless boxes of clothing and toiletries to find that one roll of tape will just make the moving process that much more stressful. Make sure you have a small kit of tools that are easily accessible for any on the job fixings. Be sure to put antibacterial wipes or cleaners to wipe off any surfaces that need extra attention.

College moving made easy with Meehan’s Family Moving

Moving your student for college can be made stress-free with our top of the line moving company. We’ll take care of the essentials so you can soak up every last minute of your farewell. Meehan’s Family Moving is your local moving company that is there to support you from packing to unloading. We will do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. Call us at (561) 904-6000 or contact your local movers here for a free quote!

Moving Senior Parents into Your Home

Moving Senior Parents into Your Home

Maybe you’re moving to change things up or to live closer to family, or maybe even to live in warmer weather. The reasons may be endless, but we found that the most prominent reasons why seniors are moving are because of health issues, a need to downsize, and to be closer to family.

Health Issues

Seniors might be relocating solely because of changes in their lives, whether that is a reduction in cognitive function, mobility, or their personal health. Some of these seniors find themselves in critical conditions with obvious complications that require the help of another individual or medical professional. There are also other medical issues that are not as severe but still bring complications. Though health issues like diabetes or a recent bone fracture are milder conditions than the severe medical issues, seniors could use another person’s assistance here and there to make sure that their health is taken care of. Other issues of this sort include arthritis, hearing loss, and allergies.

With whatever medical issue you or a senior may have, big or small, it is important to fully understand it. This will help in relocating the senior as medical conditions must be addressed and nurtured. Moving a senior member of our society also involves moving medical records and switching personal physicians. These aspects should be considered just as much as any other aspect of a big move!

Downsizing

A large number of seniors are moving to downsize. They’ve found that their houses are too big for just 1 or 2 people after living in the same place through decades and life stages. However, downsizing is a bittersweet process for a senior. It is emotionally stressful, but also an exciting next step as it a new beginning.

It is natural to collect overtime. The stress kicks in when you need to figure out what to do with all of the furniture, antiques, clothes, knick-knacks, and more, that the new home will not have room for. They must figure out how to sort, sell, and organize the things they no longer want or need. They also have to figure out what to preserve or honor and how to best do this with their personal items. With this process comes a need for help from friends and family. Seniors need another person to help make these big decisions, just like anyone else. But because they are moving, this might be more stressful for them after living in one place for so long. Some easy ways to start include holding an estate sale, donating reusable items, hosting an online auction, or hiring a removal and clean-out service.

Loneliness

As the size of the household grows smaller, the feeling of loneliness grows larger. When the process of moving is brought up, it is important to remain empathetic the entire time. Understand that although digital communication has grown tremendously, some seniors have impaired hearing or seeing which makes this online communication more difficult. Often, seniors will have a caregiver but this relationship is not one that provides a deep and engaging connection. These factors are just some of the contributions to a senior’s loneliness.

Many studies have found people who are 55+ move closer to family and friends who, a lot of the time, have relocated. Just being near someone familiar brings back a sense of community and intimacy. As humans, we deeply value our relationships, which is why seniors often want to move closer towards family or friends when their household number shrinks.

Not a One-Person Job

Moving is far too large of a task to handle it all by yourself. With Meehan’s Family Moving, you can trust our family-owned business to handle your move with care and diligence. Meehan’s Family Moving understands the importance and possible difficulties in each unique situation. As a third-generation moving specialist, Meehan’s Family Moving is prepared for all kinds of moves that will leave you feeling confident and stress-free. Visit our website to get a free quote!

Leaving Florida? Here Are 3 Tips When Moving To A New State

Leaving Florida? Here Are 3 Tips When Moving To A New State

Relocating to a new state can be exciting, but it can also be extremely stressful. There’s so much to be done, and it never feels as though there is enough time for everything. Unless you’re a superhero, it can difficult to balance all of these new changes along with an interstate move. Meehan’s Family Moving wants to help make this transition more comfortable for you with these three tips.

1. Start Packing

– Preparation is the key to success when it comes to moving. Don’t wait until the last week before you move out of state to get started on packing. This process can be more stressful and time-consuming then you imagine. Begin going through your stuff and be realistic about what you’ll be bringing with you. Don’t delay your move as you pack up the last few boxes on moving day.

2. Declutter Your Space

– Long distance moving is calculated by the distance and weight of your items. Shed some of the dead weight and save yourself some extra cash. Anything you want to leave behind can either be sold or donated if you prepare ahead of time. Ideally, this prep work could begin in the months leading to the big move before things get too hectic. So declutter and rid yourself of extra baggage that will only cost you more money to move.

3. Get Moving Insurance

– Insurance coverage can be a lifesaver if your property were to be lost or damaged in a long distance move. Protect your assets and look into different coverage plans in preparation for the big move. In the worst case scenario, this can help you recuperate any monetary value of your property. Keep in mind this will not be able to replace anything of sentimental value. Do your research and go with a moving company with excellent reviews right off the bat to lower your risk. Here at Meehan’s, we know that some things are simply irreplaceable.

We’re With You Every Step of The Way

At Meehan’s Family Moving, we know you have a million things to do so let us take this extra load off your hands. As full-service residential movers, our goal is to make your journey as stress-free as possible. Call us at (561) 904-6000 or visit us here to get a quote for your long distance move.

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Palm Beach County

1. The Weather Can Be Bizarre

Have you ever heard the expression, “When it rains, it pours?” Here, it can pour on one block and be magnificently sunny one block over. South Florida counties are prone to wet summers, and Palm Beach County is no exception. Summers can reach blistering temperatures, and humid air often turns into thunderstorms in this tropical climate.

However, this is not to say that Palm Beach County weather is all storms and gusts. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Fall and winter in Palm Beach County are particularly beautiful, with low temperatures that dip into the 50’s and highs that reach 80 degrees. If you’re making the move to Palm Beach County it’s safe to say you can leave your winter coat behind.

2. The Landscape is Diverse

Palm Beach County stands out among other South Florida counties for a variety of reasons, but something particularly noteworthy is the variety of landscapes it offers. On the eastern edge of Palm Beach County you’ll find gorgeous sandy beaches that are complimented by a thriving nightlife – Delray Beach and West Palm Beach offer fantastic beaches that sport seaside towns full of shopping and restaurants.

Moving more inland, Palm Beach County becomes more rural. Home to some excellent schools for your young ones, you’ll only ever be a few minutes drive from classes to the shore.

Most uniquely, Palm Beach County does include the northern edge of the Everglades National Park. Between various wetlands, such as Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee and Green Cay Nature Center, and the tip of the Everglades outside of your front door, peaceful walks and exciting wildlife are always nearby.

The Streets Are Bustling

Some people hear the word “traffic,” and immediately assume it’s a bad thing. However, do you know why Palm Beach County streets get a bit busy? It’s because the county features growth every year, with more people fluctuating in to stimulate the economy and add their own flavor to the county.

Between schools, entertainment, dining, shopping and wildlife, there is always somewhere to go or something to do in Palm Beach County. Since you’ll be sharing the road with just over 1.4 million Palm Beachers, a bit of congestion is expected here and there.

The upside? Palm Beach County streets are meticulously maintained. With most main roads featuring upwards of four lanes lined with flourishing palms and tropical plants, even a slower drive is a gorgeous drive. Additionally, major roadways such as Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike make getting from Point A to Point B a whole lot quicker.

Dive into Palm Beach County

Are you making the move to Palm Beach County? Welcome! Bear this information in mind as you get adjusted, and contact the team at Meehan’s Family Moving for help settling in to your new place.

Give us a call at 561-708-4639.

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3 Things to Consider when Choosing a Cross-Country Moving Company

Moving is one thing, but moving cross-country presents a whole new set of challenges and stressors. It takes more time, more money, more organization, and more help, so when choosing a moving company for your big move, what should you look for? Stick to these three tips and you’ll be in trusted and able hands during this stressful time in your life.

1. Check for their licenses and insurance. For an out-of-state move, look for the US DOT number which has been approved and distributed by the United States Department of Transportation. Once you see that they have one, check that it is valid using the DOT database. For California moves, it’s called a Cal T license, so make sure to look for that instead. On that same website, you can check if they are currently insured so that you will not be responsible if anything were to happen. A bonus would be if your personal items were covered during the move, but if not, you could always reach out to an outside insurance company.
2. How long have they been in business? Do they have reliable reviews? Choosing a company with many years of experience under their belt means that they have stood up against the competition and have proved themselves to be a responsible and reliable moving company. Additionally, check some online review sites or testimonials to see if they have any specific strengths or weaknesses.
3. Ask what their rates include. Out of state moves can get expensive very quickly, making it extremely important to get your budget in check. Do their rates include gas? Does it change based on the season or days of the week? This is also something you can look at reviews for—any hidden charges will be first and forefront in negative reviews.

As third generation moving specialists and over 10 years in the business, here at Meehan Family Moving we understand how stressful moving can be. We’re here to make your move—whether local or cross-country—as easy as possible. For movers you can trust, call 561-708-4693 or visit us online at www.meehansfamilymoving.com.

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6 Tips For A Painless Long Distance Move

Moving is daunting, but moving out of state can cause a whole host of anxieties that can seem a little out of control. It could appear impossible to fit 10+ years of accumulated stuff into boxes and drag it across the country, but people do it all the time! With these simple preparation tips, moving out of state will be much more manageable and relaxed.

Create a To-Do List

Even the act of creating a list can calm anxieties and make your list of things to get done seem less intimidating. Bonus points if you create a calendar to-do list, meaning you give yourself a few tasks each day to break it up over the course of a month or so. Some things we suggest you put on that list: electricity, cable, dates for each room/section of the house to pack, when and how you are getting to the new home, etc.

Clean House

This could be the most important step. Most of us can be put under the hoarder category; we keep every little thing because “we might use this in the future.” While that may be true, it’s best to get rid of things that you haven’t used—or seen—in the last 6 months. You most likely won’t need it or even know that it’s gone in the first place. Getting rid of these little things really add up and make packing much more succinct and organized.

Set a Budget

The expense of moving can add up pretty quickly—between flights, gas, moving companies, internet, cable, electric, etc., you could end up blowing your funds out of the water. By setting a budget, it is much easier to keep track of how much you’re spending so you can keep everything in check, causing less economic stress on you and your family.

Find A Moving Company You Can Trust

Your stuff is important to you, and we get that. As a family business, we understand that the little stuff can mean the most to you. Finding a moving company that you can trust relieves a bulk of the stress that comes along with moving. Pick a company that will treat your stuff like it’s their own.

Pack Smart and Don’t Procrastinate

Remember when you were in school and procrastination was a way of life? The same principle applies to packing—pack smart and pack early to make moving out and moving in as calm as possible. Pack similar things together and start as early as possible to avoid stress.

Keep An Emergency Bag

As much as we don’t want to think about it, accidents happen. Maybe your car breaks down mid-move or your plane has a technological issue and has to hold off from boarding until further notice; no one wants to be without clean clothes. Try to make the best out of a bad situation by packing a bag with the essentials. Such a small detail can make a big difference in your sanity and comfort when travel plans get derailed.

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Did You Know? Meehan’s Family Moving Offers Furniture Moving Services

If you’re gearing up for a move, you’re likely thinking about all the things on your to-do list. As you prepare for your move, you have to consider a range of things. Whether it’s picking the neighborhood you’ll move into or deciding a timeframe for your move, it’s a process that requires a lot of planning.

But how will you move your furniture? Sure, some pieces can be moved without much effort, but other pieces of furniture will need to be disassembled and reassembled. If you’re moving somewhere in Palm Beach County, reach out to Meehan’s Family Moving for furniture moving services

Our team will make it easy to move even the largest pieces of furniture. We can take apart your large furniture pieces and put them back together once your things are transported to your new home. Whether it’s a bed frame, large chest of drawers or something else, Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help.

It may seem overwhelming to disassemble all of your furniture, and if you don’t have professional help, it can be a bit challenging. Using a company furniture moving service will take away any moving-related anxiety and make things much easier in the long run.

All of your furniture is protected during your move. We offer transit protection and carefully wrap all of your belongings to ensure they arrive in one piece. Additionally, our services aren’t one-size-fits-all. We get to know you and become familiarized with your needs, so you’re never stressed out by our services. We take the stress away!

Whether you’re moving all of your belongings or planning a smaller-scale move, Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help you. We’re third-generation moving specialists, and you’ll feel much calmer when your belongings are in our experienced hands. Call us at 581-904-6000, or click here to request a free quote.

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Benefits of Hiring a Family-Owned Moving Company for Your Next Move

We all dread the six-letter word: Moving. One word can bring so much anxiety and stress to an individual or family. At Meehan’s Family Moving we can help make your move stress-free from start to finish. Read on to learn why you should hire a family-owned moving company.

Family Values

We pride ourselves on the fact that Meehan’s Family Moving has been around for over 50 years. We understand the importance of treating your valuables like our own. It’s important to our family business that we deliver the same stability and commitment for every move.

Experience

Reputation is everything, and in today’s world it’s important to be transparent. Every move is backed by our experience and reputation in the community. Meehan’s Family Moving has been in business for over three generations. We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable and stress-free experience for your move.

Professional

Our staff is friendly and courteous, and it’s of the utmost importance to our company that we treat our customers like family. We listen to your needs and put our customers first. We treat your valuables with the respect and care you deserve.

Equipment

We have the latest software such as internet-based tracking and supplies to make your move easy and worry-free. Whether you’re moving into a one bedroom apartment or sprawling estate, we have a range of crew that can help with all your needs.

Cost-Effective

Often times using a family-owned moving company is less expensive than corporate. Why? Using a family-owned moving company may not have the corporate and franchise fees that bigger companies incur, so those savings go right down to you! Meehan’s Family Moving is licensed and insured, leaving you feeling secure and knowing your valuables are protected.

Meehan’s Family Moving: A Family Company

We understand moving can be a stressful time, that’s why Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help! Our local or long-distance services can ensure you have support from packing to unloading. All furniture is blanket wrapped for extra protection, and our experts will handle your personal belongs with the same attention as if it was our own. Call 561.904.6000 today for a free estimate.

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Here’s How To Move During The Holidays in Palm Beach County

If you’re in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Wellington or somewhere else in Palm Beach County, you’re likely enjoying our mild fall and winter weather. You may also be preparing for a move. Moving during the holiday season may seem like an impossible task, but if you prepare for any possible complications, you’ll be ready for anything the move may bring.

Donate Unused Things

It’s always a good idea to donate things you aren’t using, but the holiday season presents a perfect time to declutter and give things away. You’ll have fewer things to move, and you’ll also help out families that may be struggling during the holiday season. Go through all of your things as you begin to pack, and set aside any belongings you haven’t used in a while. Take them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army, which will also help you get in the holiday spirit.

Decide On Decorations

If you’re usually festive during the holidays, you may be feeling glum about missing out on house decor. It’s possible to decorate both your old and new home during the holidays, as long as you’re willing to make things a bit more minimalist than usual. You can get a small Christmas tree for your old home as you pack, and you can put together a box of decorations for your new place.

Hire Professional Movers

You already have so many things on your to-do list this holiday season. Make the transition easier by hiring a professional moving team. A moving team will make the move less stressful and your holiday season feel normal, even with a huge stressor.

The team at Meehan’s Family Moving wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. If you’re planning a move in the Palm Beach area, give us a call at 561-904-6000, or request a free quote here.

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5 Things To Know Before Moving Down to Florida For Winter

If you’re considering trading northern winters for balmy days and sunny skies, we don’t blame you. The average temperature in Palm Beach in January is 66 degrees, more than 30 degrees warmer than the average temperature in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Sunshine State to escape the snow every year.

Whether you plan to stay for a few weeks or a few months, you’ll be packing up your belongings to prepare for your time in paradise. Logistically, you’ll have to figure out what to pack and how to move it. Here are five things to consider before moving to Florida. .

1.Take Care Of Your Home

Unfortunately, you can’t bring your entire home with you. So what will happen to your property when you’re gone? You don’t want packages and newspapers to pile up, because anyone who sees your porch will know you haven’t been home in a while. Consider rerouting your mail and deliveries to your temporary address and pausing any subscriptions.

Additionally, you need to think about who will take care of your home when you’re out of town. If you have any kind family members or neighbors who wouldn’t mind looking out for you, ask them now. You’ll need someone local to help, whether it’s shoveling snow or checking to make sure nothing bad has happened to your property.

2. Know What You Need To Bring

Don’t bring everything you own with you. Not only will it make the moving process easier, but it will also stop you from becoming needlessly stressed. It’s a good idea to bring certified or original copies of important documents like your birth certificate, social security card, passport and insurance information.

3. Save Some Shopping in Florida

If you’re used to a cold climate, you may not have Floridian essentials like sunscreen, flip-flops and bathing suits. You don’t have to buy everything beforehand, though. You’ll have a much easier time buying things once you’re settled in Florida, and it’ll also give you fewer things to pack.

4. Research Your Temporary City

Get excited about wearing shorts in December and going for weekend swims. But make sure you’ve done your research to prepare for life in Florida. Will you be staying long enough that the state will expect you to get a Florida driver’s license? You’ll also want to make yourself aware of local hospitals and police stations in case of emergency.

5. Hire Professional Movers

Consider hiring professionals to make this a smooth transition. Professional moving companies may be associated with permanent moves, but a good company can help you through any kind of move. You’ll be stress-free about your trip down south, and you’ll have help settling into your winter abode.

If you’re moving to the Palm Beach area for winter, give Meehan’s Family Moving a call. We are third-generation moving specialists who do the work for you. Reach us at 561-904-6000, or request a free quote here.