“Maybe I will miss the snow and ice,” Gwendolyn said. “Who knows? We’re going to be in that gorgeous California sunshine. It’ll make up for it.” The eighty-three year old Boston native is moving, along with her companion of many years, Stanley. “The only issue is we have so much stuff. Some of it’s going to my kids, some of it’s going to Stanley’s children and grandchildren. There are some things we’re sending to my alma mater. And there’s a painting that needs to go to my sister in Detroit.”
What promised to be an overwhelming task became much simpler once Stanley did a search for packing and shipping services in Massachusetts. “I’m always telling him to get off that damn phone,” Gwendolyn said, “but I guess this time it worked out. We found a really friendly bunch of people who worked with us to get everything packed and shipped out. Everything was boxed up for us, labelled, insured, and delivered right where it needed to go. They even built a wooden shipping crate for the painting!”
Stanley, a man of few words, did mention that he really enjoyed being able to check the tracking information from his phone. “It made me happy to know my books had gotten to my granddaughter,” he said. “She’s a mystery buff just like me, and there are some really good ones in there.”
Downsizing is a challenge no matter how old you are. If you’re faced with a mountain of possessions you’d like to ship to family and friends, one life hack to help make it simple is to work with a packing and shipping service in Massachusetts. They can handle the whole job, from packing your items in strong new cardboard shipping boxes, labelling and insuring your shipment, and coordinating with the freight carrier with any special delivery instructions you may have.