Choosing a Moving Company

May 29th, 2019
collage of moving truck

We know moving is tough, and many of you don’t move enough in your lifetime to make it second nature; we’ve heard horror stories from our clients about previous moving companies, who were either unprofessional, expensive, unreliable, or all three. We are here to help avoid these types of companies, and to select a professional moving company, like Boston Rare Movers!

First off, be sure to pick a moving company four to eight weeks before your moving day; that way you’re not scrambling last minute, and so you can find the cheapest and most reliable company out there. If you wait too long, the good companies will be all booked up. As soon as you have a moving date in mind, start researching moving companies; keep in mind that moving companies are often busy on Fridays and at the end of the month, so plan accordingly!

Then, think of what you need from the moving company; make a quick list of all the things you need help with from the moving company. This list will help us (because let’s face it we’re a very reliable moving company!), offer more accurate quotes because we will know exactly what you need from us, how many crew members we will need, and what supplies we need to provide. Some examples include:

  • Moving Date(s) that work best for you
  • Are you moving Locally, Long Distance or Internationally?
  • Will you need help with Packing, and do you need Packing Supplies?
  • Are you going to Pack Yourself?
  • Are you Moving Valuable or Fragile Items?
  • Do you need Insurance?
  • How much “Stuff” are you Moving?

These are just a few of the things you should have figured out before you even begin to move; if you figure out your move date, and what you need from your moving company, you will find yourself two steps closer to an easier, less stressful moving day!

Boston Rare Movers is an experienced moving company, who offers local, long distance and international moves to customers all over Massachusetts and the country! For a free quote, please give Rare Movers a call at 617-825-7273!

Preparing Your Items for Storage

May 15th, 2019

 Whether you are moving or just trying to reorganize your home, renting a storage unit is a perfect option for those trying to store items. With hundreds of options around the state of Massachusetts, you should be able to find something that it is conveniently located and cost-effective. However, being a limited space and all, renters should plan ahead before tossing everything inside the storage unit. There are numerous ways to prepare your items for storage. Read more about them below.

Decide which items go in the storage

To save money in the long run, carefully decide which items you really need to toss in your storage unit. Obviously, the more items you need to store, the bigger the storage unit you have to rent. If you are no longer using it and is not valuable enough to be kept, consider donating or selling the item instead.

Create an inventory list of items

Moving or reorganizing your home can be a hassle or chaotic. A good idea to make sure that you remember which items are in the storage unit is by creating an inventory list of all the items you plan to store.

Label Your Boxes

Using cardboard boxes for your belongings is always a good choice but do make sure that the boxes are study enough to withstand long term storage. The only downside of using cardboard boxes is that they all look alike on the outside and you cannot really tell what items are inside. Make sure that you put labels on your boxes and list down items that are inside.

Or Use Clear Plastic Bins

Better alternative? Clear plastic bins are great for packing belongings in storage units. This way, you can see what is inside of each container and you don’t have to guess in the future. Taking out items from your storage unit in the future should be easier.

Place Items Inside Strategically

Because storage units have limited spaces, you have to come up with a plan to organize all your belongings in the space. Store items that you are more likely to retrieve in the near distant future in the front of the unit and things that you know you will not be needing for awhile in the back.

Rare Moving and Storage can help you throughout the process. From packing to moving to storing your belongings, Rare Moving is here to help! If you are looking for a company that can help you with all your moving and storing needs, call us now or visit our website to learn more about our services.