Common Mistakes People Make When Moving

January 26th, 2015

Moving is tough, especially if you’re a first time mover! Check out some of the most common mistakes people make while moving, and try your hardest to avoid them during your move:

  • A lot of people pack heavy heavy objects in boxes; this is just asking for trouble! Packaging boxes can only hold so much weight until they buckle, so if you’re choosing to pack yourself, make sure to pack boxes lightly!
  • Not measuring room sizes of your new home; sometimes the furniture that fit in your old home, won’t fit in your new home! If your new home is smaller than your old home, it may be smart to sell your old furniture and purchase new furniture! Don’t wing it and just expect everything to fit!
  • Packing flammable or explosive materials…don’t do it, it’s dangerous!!
  • Not labeling boxes; it may seem like a pain to label every single box, but you will be thankful you did it when unloading boxes in your new home. Labeling boxes will help keep you organized and will make the unloading and packing process so much easier!
  • Forgetting to notify the US Postal Service of your new address. Before you move, be sure to notify the postal service and provide them with your new address, otherwise you won’t be getting your mail!

These are just some of the most common mistakes clients have made when moving!

For more moving tips or for a free estimate, please give Rare Moving & Storage a call at 617-825-7273.

Moving With Your Car

January 12th, 2015

Moving with your car can be difficult, especially if you’re moving to another state. If you’re moving multiple cars, the difficulty level doubles!

Our first advice is to see if you can lighten the load; ask yourself if you really need two cars, or if you really need to move your current car to your new location.

If you’re on the fence, here are some things you can do to help you make your decision:

  • Does your current car fit the climate and driving conditions of your new address? If you’re from Boston and you’re moving down south, to let’s say Florida, do you really need that big SUV? Probably not, maybe you can sell it and buy a more suitable car once you’re down there.
  • Check the emission and safety standards of the new state you will be living in; if your car doesn’t meet their standards, it won’t be worth moving with it. The best decision in the particular case would be to sell or donate your car, since it’s condition isn’t up to standard.
  • Be sure to check the insurance policies for the new state/region you’re moving to; insurance policies vary from state to state and from region to region, you could be paying double in your new location for your current vehicle. Before committing to bring your car, check the insurance policy for your vehicle, and if the premium is too high, it might be beneficial to sell or donate your car.

If you follow these steps, and you decide to move with your car, you have a couple of options available to help get your car to your new location:

The first being drive it yourself; if you decide that you want your car, and you don’t mind making the trip, you can drive to your new location. This option is perfect for people who are not traveling too far.

The next option is singing up for our car moving services; this will be a little more pricey because (like all moving companies) we charge by the weight, and as you know a car weighs a ton!

For more information about car moving services, or our long distance moving services, please give Boston Rare Movers a call at 781-817-6066.