Four Big Moving Day Mistakes

February 23rd, 2015

Preparing for a move is stressful enough, don’t add to the stress by making the following mistakes:

  1. Transferring Utilities: Before you move to your new location, be sure to transfer utilities, otherwise you will be without electricity and heat! There’s nothing worse than moving on a Friday, and settling in your new home without lights! We recommend transferring over the utilities a week in advance to your move, just in case!
  2. Nor Signing up for Insurance Policy: It is important to sign up for mover’s insurance, here at Rare Movers, we have a great insurance program. As careful as we are, accidents happen during the move, and if anything is damaged during your move, having an insurance policy will help cover some of the damage. If you don’t sign up for an insurance policy, and something breaks, let’s say your TV, you will be stuck footing the bill! So we recommend investing in our insurance policy!
  3. Procrastination: Waiting until the last minute to start packing is never a good idea! You do not want to be stuck packing and organizing everything the night of the move; it’ll cause way too much stress. You should really start packing little by little a few months in advance to your moving day! Start with seasonal items, and as you get closer to the moving day start packing the more essential, everyday items. Waiting until the last minute to pack boxes will only stress you out even more than you already are!
  4. Unorganized: When packing boxes, take the extra time to sort them and label them based on the room they belong to; example: keep kitchen items together and label the box “Kitchen Supplies”; this way unpacking becomes a lot easier!

Moving is stressful, if you avoid making the above mistakes, your move will go a lot more smoothly! When you choose Boston Rare Movers as your moving company, we will help ensure a smooth and stress-free moving experience!

For more information or for a free moving estimate, please give Boston Rare Movers a call at 617-825-7273.

Moving Shopping List

February 10th, 2015

We have compiled a list of some of the necessities you will need during the first week of living in your new home; you will find that the bare essentials are missing from your new home: paper towels, toilet paper, food, etc. In order to avoid this, we have come up with a list of items you should purchase before the move, pack them into boxes and load them into your own car. That way they will be easily accessible when you move into your new home.

Here’s a basic list to reference:


  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Plates
  • Cups
  • Snacks
  • Utensils
  • Firs aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Extension Cord
  • Map
  • Medication

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Broom
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Trash Bags
  • Scrub Brush

Children Needs:

  • Toys
  • Diaper Supplies
  • Wipes
  • Extra Blankets
  • Clothing

Pet Needs:

  • Leash
  • Collar
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Food & Water Bowls
  • Liter Box
  • Pooper Scooper


  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape Measure
  • Box Cutter
  • Pen/Marker

This is just a general list, use your discretion when shopping for your needs!

For more information regarding  moving tips, or to schedule a free moving estimate, please give Rare Moving & Storage a call at 617-825-7273