Boston, Massachusetts is a major city. It’s large enough to make some people feel overwhelmed. If you feel like you need to move and get out of Boston, or your employer is relocating you for work, you’re going to need a lot of help. Long distance moving is not really something you should do on your own. Even if you have a lot of good friends who are willing to help, someone still has to drive a truckload of possessions to the new home. It’s just better to hire movers to do it.
Usually, the movers arrive on the morning of your move. There’s at least two movers, but it can be as many as six or eight. Count on at least two to help you load their truck. They will typically help you pack too, if you’re not completely boxed up yet. Then they load everything they can onto the truck and secure it so it doesn’t move around every time the truck goes over a bump.
Once you reach your far off destination, the movers unload the truck. If you have labeled the boxes for each room in your home, the movers can place the assigned boxes in the correct rooms. They will not stay to help you unpack, but if you need to return to your previous address for another load, they can and will do that. Generally, it’s a good idea to hire a crew with a big enough truck to manage the entirety of your possessions on a single trip.
Long distance movers do not kid around about distance when they advertise. If you live on the East Coast and need to move to the West Coast, they will do that. They can quote you a price for the services and miles required to get you to the next residence no matter where it is.