How to Move with Pets

December 11th, 2014

Are you moving with pets? Sometimes this can be quite a challenge; here are some tips on how to move your pets in a pet-friendly way!

Prior to Moving Day:

The safest practice when moving your pet is to use a crate; a lot of owners don’t use crates for their pets, so putting your cat or small dog in a crate for the first time can be quite the shock for your little animal. So we, after referring to ASPCA, recommend introducing your pets to their new crates weeks in advance to moving day; come moving day, your pets will be familiar with the crate, saving you a car ride free of whining!

On Moving Day:

When moving day arrives you should follow these tips to ensure a smooth transportation for you and your pet:

  • Take your dog for a walk right before you begin to travel to the new location; you don’t want to have to clean up a mistake inside your car!
  • Also make sure your pets’ tags are updated with an address and your contact information just in case they get lose, especially if it is a house cat.
  • Be sure to bring a portable water bowl and some yummy treats. You should also consider packing some toys too, especially if you’re moving puppies or kittens; it’ll help keep them busy!
  • If you’re traveling far, and you’re going to be staying at a hotel, make sure the place you are staying at is pet friendly.

We are one of Boston’s most trusted moving company; we always make it our goal to create a smooth and stress-free moving experience for all our clients. To schedule a free moving estimate, please feel free to give Rare Moving & Trucking a call at 617-825-7273.

Moved College Students to New Apartment in Cambridge MA

December 2nd, 2014

Four Harvard University students were moving to a new apartment in the Cambridge MA area, due to a rodent infestation in their old apartment! They needed to move quick, so they booked our moving services once they found a new apartment to move into.

This new apartment was located on the very top floor of a three story complex, so we knew this would be a challenge, a challenge we would meet and exceed with great success!

The four students each had queen sized beds, one big couch, two love seats, three big screen televisions, kitchen table, and a dining room set. We told them to pack as much things as they possibly could before we arrived on moving day; these things included: clothes, dishes, pots & pans, pretty much all of the smaller items that could fit in a box. We asked them if they needed us to provide them with packaging supplies, and they said they had their own.

It’s important to be as prepared and organized as you possibly can before the big moving day; you don’t want to spend the night before or the day of the move, packing up boxes! This should be done at least a few days before the move!!

We also asked the students to reserve a spot for our truck as close to the front door as possible; you should reserve a spot as close to the front entrance for both the old and new location!

The spot for both the new and old apartment, was reserved for us, so we were able to quickly and efficiently load and unload the truck.

We made sure all of the items made it to the new location safely and in the same condition they entered our care with. Despite the apartment being located on the top floor of the apartment building, we were able to make excellent time, and we finished the move within the estimated time and budget! Our movers are all very experienced, and most of them have had to carry couches and beds up a few dozen flights of stairs!

To schedule an appointment with Boston Rare Movers, please give us a call at 617-825-7273. We are looking forward to helping you move, and providing you with a stress-free move experience.