Moving Day Mistakes

August 26th, 2019
man making a mistake

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.

A Guide to Moving on September 1st: Boston Edition

August 26th, 2019
moving day with boxes

September 1st is the biggest moving day in Boston year after year. There’s a high demand for leases that start on September 1st so if you’re planning a move, you surely aren’t alone. Navigating a move in Boston of this day will take a little more skill than a traditional move. Follow these simple tips to ensure you (and your belongings!) make it to the new location safe and sound.

Plan Early

The earlier you can plan your move for September 1st the better. Since it’s such a popular moving day, moving companies get booked out months before the actual date. If you decide to try and navigate the move yourself, you’ll need to reserve a rental moving truck at least a few weeks in advance. If you are able to find a moving company to take on your move at the last minute, it will come at a high price.

Packing for the Move

Being packed and ready to go on moving day is essential. Have all of your belongings boxed up and ready to be loaded into the moving truck when it arrives. Double-check with the moving company if they’re able to take fragile items such as a flat-screen TV. Minimize the move by decluttering unwanted items as you pack. After all, your new location should be a fresh start!

Get Your Move-In Time

Figure out when you’ll actually be able to move into your new space before you book the movers. Unfortunately, your move-in time may not match up exactly with your move-out time. Once you know what the times for move-in and move-out are, you can move on to the next step.

Reserve Storage

If there’s a day or two in between your move-out and move-in times, you’ll need to reserve storage. Talk with your moving company to find out if they’re able to store your items at their facility. If not, it’s time to find a storage unit.

Plan Parking

Parking in Boston is never fun, especially with a giant moving truck. Visit the new location to determine where the movers will need to park for the unloading process. Speak with the building manager to make sure your moving time won’t conflict with other’s trying to move in or out on the same day.

Moving on September 1st is a challenging experience, to say the least. Having the help of professionals will make it a much smoother and less stressful day. Start calling movers today and get your plans put on the schedule!