RARE Moving & Storage: Best of Boston 2017

May 14th, 2018

Best of Boston 2017 “An honor and a privilege,” says Kamaul Reid, founder of RARE Moving & Trucking Company, and Dorchester-native. With over 20 years of experience navigating furniture through Boston’s narrowest streets and apartment hallways, Kamaul specializes in Boston.

While he can’t compete with the larger, national chains, Kamaul is confident that he’s found his company’s niche, “We cater more to the city, and we’re smaller.” RARE Moving’s relatively small size allows it to be much more agile than their competitors, who often give their clients a two to three week window for delivery on interstate moves. The strategy, while cost effective, pushes the frustratingly long wait times to the clients. RARE Moving delivers in as little as 24 hours.

Reid also contracts with nonprofits that help people to move into and out of homeless shelters, as well as battered women shelters. While not as profitable as his other work, those jobs account for nearly ten percent of his business, and is a testament to how deeply he cares about his Boston neighborhoods.

RARE Moving & Storage are influencers in their community, hiring local workers as a way of investing in the community. “They recycle money back into the community,” he says. Most of the 40 employees at RARE Moving & Trucking come from Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.

His loyal customers and great reviews have expanded his business to include 40 employees, 7 trucks, 2 forklifts and a 25,000-square-foot warehouse and office space in Braintree.

Customers can fill out a form on the RARE Moving & Storage Company website, with customers typically receiving a phone call with a quote within an hour.

Prepare for Your September 1st Move!

August 23rd, 2017

September 1st is Boston’s unofficial moving day, with 70% of leases beginning. It can be a stressful day to move, but Rare Moving & Trucking has some tips to make the day as painless as possible!

Plan ahead. If you need to park a van or UHAUL, you may need a permit. This is based on the neighborhood you are going to be moving to, and reservations for trucks fill up fast.  If it’s an option, see if you can move early or late. You’ll still need to fill out necessary paperwork and acquire permits, but you might be able to dodge the crowd. Traffic restrictions may be in place for your new or previous neighborhood, particularly in Allston/Brighton, Fenway and Mission Hill. A full list of restrictions for this moving season are available on the City of Boston website. Residents of Boston should also look at Boston 311 to request inspections. You must post permit signs on your new street at least two days before you move in a legal parking spot.

Don’t wait until the day of to pack. The only belongings that should remain unpacked are essentials that you will be using that day. If you hire movers or ask friends to help you move, you’re inconveniencing everyone and are more likely to hit peak traffic. Throw out any belongings you feel unsure about beforehand to expedite the moving process, and make sure all trash is properly disposed of. If you are using a van or UHAUL in the Fenway area, avoid Storrow Drive. The low bridges will cause your truck to get stuck, causing potential damage to your belongings and increasing traffic jams throughout the area.

If you are looking for movers this September, contact Rare Moving & Trucking. We will move your belongings efficiently and provide free estimates prior to your move. Call us at 617-825-7273 or use our contact form to start your stress-free moving experience!

My Summer Moving Experience

September 8th, 2016

As we all know in New England, especially in Boston, August is known to be the peak season for people moving to new homes. With students coming back to school, young professionals and adults alike all usually have their leases end near the end of August which makes it even more necessary to reserve reliable movers ahead of time! As an independent woman living by herself, it was crucial for me to get movers that were efficient and affordable. Luckily, I found Rare Moving & Trucking who was timely and has exceeded my expectations!

After researching various moving companies last minute in August, I decided to go with Rare Moving & Trucking since they gave me a quick response back and was the most cost effective for me. I even got a FREE estimate off their site! On August 31st, the second busiest day to move in Boston, the Rare Movers came an hour earlier than our said time. This was perfect since I got to have an earlier start on moving into my new apartment and we got to beat some of the rush hour traffic. I had two movers who were friendly and moved my things effectively without any problems! We communicated very well as to where my things were going to go for each room and they made sure everything was safely placed in my new apartment.

Overall, this was the best moving experience I have ever had and will definitely be contacting Rare Movers if I ever need to move again! The movers knew exactly what to do when loading the truck with my things and were great listeners which are hard to come by these days! Contact Rare Moving & Trucking for your next relocation at 617-825-7273 or use their contact form for more inquiries about their moving services!

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Spring Moving Tips

May 12th, 2016

Just like the seasons, the process of moving is all about change. Spring is known to be a time for rebirth or renewal. It is also an ideal time for people to move and start their new beginnings, here are some tips to prepare for your spring move!

Weather: New England has fickle weather in the spring so make sure to check the weather forecast closely. Turn the spring weather into your alley on your big day by preparing for spring storms or strong winds just to be safe!

Competitive price: to attract more customers, movers have not yet charged the highest rates in the spring. Compared to a summer move, you will be able to find a good deal for your move during the spring time. It is also easier to move at this time compared to the winter since you won’t have to worry too much over road conditions or ice.

Spring allergies: Pollen allergies are common in the spring, so make sure to keep your allergy medications close by during your move. Try to avoid hours where pollen density is high usually from 5am to 10am.

School: If you have children, then spring is a great time to move since you won’t have worry about taking them out of school since they have spring break. If they are transferring to a new school, moving during the spring will have minimal disruptions to their routine.

As you can see, spring is the most ideal time to move and start you’re a change in your life! If you are in need of professional, reliable movers this season contact Rare Moving & Trucking at 617-825-7273 or use our contact form for a FREE estimate!

How to Move with Pets

December 11th, 2014

Are you moving with pets? Sometimes this can be quite a challenge; here are some tips on how to move your pets in a pet-friendly way!

Prior to Moving Day:

The safest practice when moving your pet is to use a crate; a lot of owners don’t use crates for their pets, so putting your cat or small dog in a crate for the first time can be quite the shock for your little animal. So we, after referring to ASPCA, recommend introducing your pets to their new crates weeks in advance to moving day; come moving day, your pets will be familiar with the crate, saving you a car ride free of whining!

On Moving Day:

When moving day arrives you should follow these tips to ensure a smooth transportation for you and your pet:

  • Take your dog for a walk right before you begin to travel to the new location; you don’t want to have to clean up a mistake inside your car!
  • Also make sure your pets’ tags are updated with an address and your contact information just in case they get lose, especially if it is a house cat.
  • Be sure to bring a portable water bowl and some yummy treats. You should also consider packing some toys too, especially if you’re moving puppies or kittens; it’ll help keep them busy!
  • If you’re traveling far, and you’re going to be staying at a hotel, make sure the place you are staying at is pet friendly.

We are one of Boston’s most trusted moving company; we always make it our goal to create a smooth and stress-free moving experience for all our clients. To schedule a free moving estimate, please feel free to give Rare Moving & Trucking a call at 617-825-7273.