Basement Packing Tips for Your Next Move

December 16th, 2020

When you are in the process of moving, packing up the spaces in your home that is used for storage can be difficult. Whether you use your basement for storage, as a finished living space, or both, it can take a while to pack up. Here are some tips for getting your basement ready for your move.

Declutter Your Space

Before packing up anything in your basement, you should go through it to see if there is anything you want to donate, throw out, and keep. If you’ve lived in this home for a while, chances are you have accumulated a lot of stuff. This way, you aren’t lugging junk to your new home that you won’t end up needing. A lot of the time, people moving are looking to either downsize or get a fresh start. Take only what you need with you!

Have a Yard Sale

If you find items in your basement that are worth selling, you should consider having a yard sale or sell things on Facebook Marketplace. This way, you can make some cash, and others are able to put your belongings to use. These items should be in good condition. Otherwise, it would be best if you tossed them. 

Get Moving Boxes and Supplies

After you figure out what you are bringing to your new place and organize everything, it’s time to pack it all up. You will need boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and anything else that will keep your belongings safe and sound on their way in the moving truck.

Packing Your Basement

Pack your items by where you will need them. If you will be using your new basement as a living area and storage, sort out what will be kept away and what will need to be unpacked. This way, you will be more organized once you reach your final destination.

Prep Your Basement

Before you leave for your new home, be sure your current basement is set to go for the next people moving in. You should make sure everything is turned off. Your water heater and other electrical equipment are typically stored in this space. Turn off everything until the new owners are able to move in. This can save a lot of money and prevent any flooding, fires, and other damages to the home.

Contact RARE Moving & Storage

RARE Moving has the best team of movers you can find in the Boston area! We can help you pack and move your basement efficiently. Contact us to learn more about our packing and moving services. Call us today or get a free estimate by filling out our form!

Essential Tasks To Do After You Move

December 15th, 2020

After you get your move said and done, there is still a lot to do. Most of the difficult part is done, but getting yourself situated in your new space may take some time. What are some of the key things you still need to do once you get to your new home?

Organizing Your Space

It’s hard to get comfortable and settle in right away once you move. There is a lot to do! Once all of your belongings are brought to your new space, you should take the time to organize them. Make a list of where everything needs to go, what is going in the attic or basement, and determine storage options. 

Start Unpacking

Unpacking is a lot more relaxing than packing. You already got to your new place, and now you get to enjoy putting everything away in its new spots. Once you have everything organized by the room it’s supposed to be in, start opening up those boxes! Start with boxes you know you will need that day. That can be anything from bathroom items to your bedding. Save kitchen stuff for later because you can always order food. 

Learn Your New Space

New homes will take you a while to get wholly acclimated to. Figuring out a new space can be fun and exciting! It’s a chance to start fresh and have new beginnings. Take the time to explore your home and learn the ins and outs of the place you will be spending a lot of your time. You don’t want your mail going to your old residence, especially if other people live there now. Head to your local post office or go online to change it. You want to get this done as soon as possible!

Registering Your Car

Along with changing your address for your mail, you have to change it to register your car in the right place. Say you have street parking and need a sticker; you won’t be able to get one without registering your vehicle to your new address. Otherwise, you will be considered as someone committing insurance fraud.

Changing Your Address

Something you might not have thought of before moving day is changing your mailing address to your new place. If you have never moved before, this can be something often forgotten.

Contact RARE Moving & Storage

RARE Moving is here to help you tackle your move! Our moving team is ready and able to make the process go smoothly. Contact us to get a free estimate or to learn more about our moving services. Call us today or fill out our contact form.