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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Moved College Students to New Apartment in Cambridge MA

December 2nd, 2014

Four Harvard University students were moving to a new apartment in the Cambridge MA area, due to a rodent infestation in their old apartment! They needed to move quick, so they booked our moving services once they found a new apartment to move into.

This new apartment was located on the very top floor of a three story complex, so we knew this would be a challenge, a challenge we would meet and exceed with great success!

The four students each had queen sized beds, one big couch, two love seats, three big screen televisions, kitchen table, and a dining room set. We told them to pack as much things as they possibly could before we arrived on moving day; these things included: clothes, dishes, pots & pans, pretty much all of the smaller items that could fit in a box. We asked them if they needed us to provide them with packaging supplies, and they said they had their own.

It’s important to be as prepared and organized as you possibly can before the big moving day; you don’t want to spend the night before or the day of the move, packing up boxes! This should be done at least a few days before the move!!

We also asked the students to reserve a spot for our truck as close to the front door as possible; you should reserve a spot as close to the front entrance for both the old and new location!

The spot for both the new and old apartment, was reserved for us, so we were able to quickly and efficiently load and unload the truck.

We made sure all of the items made it to the new location safely and in the same condition they entered our care with. Despite the apartment being located on the top floor of the apartment building, we were able to make excellent time, and we finished the move within the estimated time and budget! Our movers are all very experienced, and most of them have had to carry couches and beds up a few dozen flights of stairs!

To schedule an appointment with Boston Rare Movers, please give us a call at 617-825-7273. We are looking forward to helping you move, and providing you with a stress-free move experience.