Tips for Moving Electronics

April 28th, 2015

TV’s, televisions, video games and other electronic devices are expensive, and we would hate to see them damaged during your big move; so here are some tips that will help you properly pack and transport these devices carefully and successfully!Capture

  1. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for transporting devices; they know better than anyone how to properly protect their devices. If you still have the manual, give that a read through, otherwise check out their website and see if there is a customer support number you could call!
  2. If you held onto the boxes, they would be perfect for packing! But we understand how hard it is to keep boxes, as they cause clutter, just know your devices won’t fit as nicely in packing boxes as they would in their original box!
  3. If you don’t have original boxes, use the following materials to protect your priced electronic devices: sturdy boxing, newspapers to wrap around the device, tape, scissors, and markers to properly label each box.
  4. When you’re disassembling electronics with a lot of codes, be sure to label each cord to where they connect to the device; you should use color coordination, too, that way when you’re unpacking, you can easily reassemble these devices.
  5. Again, check with the manufacturers of your computer, TV and other electronics to see if they should be stored in climate controlled units.
  6. Wrap all electronics with some sort of linen or clean paper to protect them from dust.
  7. Also use tape to seal these boxes to keep dust and other dirt from getting inside your electronics.

These are just a few of the tips we have for packing and transporting electronic devices; for more information or to schedule a free moving estimate, please give Rare Movers a call at  617-825-7273

Moving Day Checklist

April 9th, 2015

Moving is so stressful, which is why Boston Rare Movers does everything they can to ensure a smooth and efficient move for all clients! To make your life just a little bit easier, we composed a Moving Day Checklist to help you stay organized during a very hectic moving day.

Step One:

Organize boxes into two categories: things you want packed and things you do not packed. When we arrive, make sure to tell our moving crew which boxes should be loaded in the truck, and which ones should not. That way any important paperwork or products you need right away won’t be packed in the truck.

Step Two:

Keep the kids entertained! Make sure you have a box or some sort of bag that contains items your kids need/items that will keep them busy during the move. You want to make sure you keep these items close to your kids so that they are entertained during and after the move.

Step Three:

Dump the trash and get rid of flammable items. Get rid of as much trash as possible before the moving day. During the move, trash will start to build up between snacks, lunch time and other miscellaneous things, so see if you can use your neighbor’s trash during moving day.

Flammable items cannot be loaded onto the truck, and should be disposed over before or during moving day. For a complete list of flammable items, please give Rare Movers a call prior to moving day, and we will provide you with products we are unable to transport.

Step Four:

Reserve a parking space for our moving truck at both your old location and your new location. This is an important step, as the distance between the truck and the location of your home will determine how long the move will take. If we are located right outside your front door we will be able to load and unload boxes a lot quicker and more efficiently.

Step Five:

Clear all walkways and stairways. Make sure there is a clear path from your front door to our truck, to avoid any major accidents!! This includes removing floor mats, rugs, plants, low hanging wind chimes, etc.

With these five items checked off during moving day, you will find that your moving day just became a little less stressful! For more useful tips or to schedule a moving day with Rare Movers, please give us a call at 617-825-7273.