Moving Furniture Safely & Painlessly

July 30th, 2019
man holding up a couch

Moving your furniture around while you settle into your new home or office is a fun and exciting process, but one that has the potential to leave you hurting. It’s important to take measures to move your furniture safely to avoid damage and injury.

Proper Way of Lifting

You should make sure you follow proper lifting practices by lifting large and heavy items gradually with your knees while keeping your back straight. Lifting with your knees will limit strain on your back muscles. It’s better to lift furniture with someone else to evenly distribute the weight. Carry furniture at angles to maintain better control while walking it to its proper place in your new home, especially when going up and downstairs. You can also make inexpensive ramps and use straps to move your furniture. Straps allow you more control when lifting with your forearms and shoulders.

If you are struggling to move a box or piece of furniture too heavy to lift, use a dolly. Dollies are available at most home improvement stores and can be beneficial to have around after a move because they put heavier items on wheels and further encourage better lifting habits.

Why Rare Moving?

The easiest way to move your furniture around is to hire a moving company. Professionals will be able to move without damaging your property or injuring themselves or others. Rare Moving & Trucking will gladly assist you with your move. We will wrap your furniture to protect from scratches and tears and safely move it from place to place and pack your belongings efficiently for harmless transport. Rare Moving & Trucking can also provide you with a free estimate for our packing, moving and storage services. Call us at 617-825-7273 or use our contact form to start your stress-free moving experience!

Top 5 Tips For Moving This Summer

July 19th, 2019

Well, it’s summertime and the busiest time of the year to move into a new home. With the heat and workload, this can be a hard, stressful task to pull off, but with our list of suggestions, you should be able to move no problem!

Plan Ahead

Summer is the prime time for moving and the busiest time of the year for movers, so plan accordingly! The best moving companies will be booked well in advance, so don’t hesitate to book them early. Give yourself plenty of time to pack and clean your old place as this can be the most time-consuming task when moving. Summer is a time of fun, but moving into a new home may have to take priority over the excitement of the summer. Planning far ahead of your move will make the whole situation a lot less stressful for you and the movers.

Beat the Heat

If possible, it’s best to book your moving company for early in the morning as that’s the coolest time of day in summer. Getting things packed up in the truck while it’s still relatively cool is a great way to beat the heat. Remember to stay hydrated! This seems like a simple instruction, but many people forget or just simply don’t make time to drink some water in between packing and unpacking their moving trucks. If you’re doing any strenuous activity, especially in the heat, wear light clothing so you don’t end up overheating. Heatstroke is a real danger when moving in the summer, so take the precautions and run with them!

Take Care of Your Belongings

Remember, it’s the summer and it’s going to be very hot when you’re moving. Take care of yourself but also all of your belongings when you’re packing. The heat is going to get trapped in the boxes you pack and may result in melting some of the items you’ve packed such as candles or any wax products. Certain things won’t fare well in the high temperatures, so keep that in mind!

Keep Your New Home in Mind

This one is great for getting your mind off of the stresses of moving and onto the excitement of your new adventure ahead! Instead of thinking of how many stairs you’ll be climbing up and down in a day, think about every opportunity for your new home, and maybe even your new home town offers.

The second part to this is to keep in mind what you actually want and will use in your new house. If your previous home was cluttered with things you never used, donate or recycle them! Why keep what you never reach for, right? So keep your new home in mind and think, “will I really need this fourth spatula, or can I live without it?”

Do Thorough Research

Research what moving companies will be right for you to work with. Moving in the summer is stressful enough, so make sure you’re using a company you can trust. Compare different rates, fees, and even insurance options available from each moving company.