Moving Household Appliances

November 19th, 2018

household appliances in green background

When you are moving, everything is just extra difficult for you and everyone involved. You literally must plan everything from the beginning and try to follow that plan as much as you could. If you think that packing your clothes or your kitchen items are hard, wait till you have to pack and move your large appliances to your new home. The process of moving appliances requires a great deal of planning and lots of extra precautions. These huge household appliances need more than just brute strength to be safely moved from point A to point B.

A lot of movers don’t tend to move with their household appliances for a couple of reasons. One is that they already have new household appliances included in the new place they are moving in to. Second, the household appliances they currently own are somewhat outdated and are inefficient anymore. In addition to that, the place that they are moving into might have a different set-up, which won’t allow the current appliances to fit as nicely. There are more reasons why people do not tend to move with their appliances, but these are the main ones.

Here are a couple of tips and tricks to move your household appliances to your new house safely.

Get proper equipment first!

As I have mentioned earlier, moving appliances requires a great deal of planning. A part of this is getting the necessary equipment to allow safe and easy move for your large appliances.

  1. Make sure to purchase or rent a high-quality dolly. This is something you cannot afford to forget. A dolly will be your extra person in this difficult time.
  2. Straps! Do not forget to acquire some appliance straps for when you are moving those big appliances
  3. Sliding Pads are the next helper you are going to need. These will allow you to slide the appliances without damaging your floor.

Refrigerator

Moving this big household appliance is a process. Although when done right, it’s just all about the heavy lifting and proper moving. There are just a couple of things you have to keep in mind.

  1. Make sure to disconnect your refrigerator to its power supply a day before you are moving.
  2. Take out all removable parts and empty the content!
  3. Clean the inside thoroughly and let it dry.
  4. Coil and tape the cord so it won’t be hanging out while you are moving.
  5. Before loading it up on the dolly, use the straps to secure the doors and keep it from opening.
  6. You don’t want to damage your appliance and have oil leaking inside it so make sure to keep it upright on all times.
  7. Once you’ve settled in, keep it unplugged for at least a couple of hours to make sure the oil is stabilized.

RARE Moving and Storage has a team of highly-experienced professionals when it comes to moving appliances. Combined with our skills and proper equipment, we move huge and large household appliances of all types safely and efficiently.

Winter Moving Tips

November 7th, 2018

cars parked in the snow

Most people plan their moving dates during the summer season mostly because kids are out of school or in camps which makes it easier for parents to focus on packing the household. Also, the weather allows them to move freely and there are technically less dangers in the road, especially if moving far away. But sometimes, you get that unexpected promotion and you decide to move during the winter season. Although it is possible to do, there are a couple of things to consider before doing so.

Listen up!

First thing to consider is the weather. The temperature is going to drop really bad especially if you’re in Boston or moving to Boston. Best thing to do is to put aside a bunch of layers for your moving date. Layers are better as opposed to wearing one thick winter coat. You will be lifting a lot during this time and your winter coat will be in the way while you are doing so. Layers allows your body to be free, plus, if you get a little heated up while you are lifting, you can always remove one layer of clothing to get you back in the groove.

Secondly, consider packing your things the second you know when the moving date is. It is way easier to pack your stuff in advance you can be more organized, especially if you have more than one room to pack. Our advice is to dedicate an hour or two a day per room to packing. You can get a lot more done this way instead of allotting a day or two for the entire house.

Once those things are done, next thing you want to consider is your drive and this includes your path going to your vehicle. Winter season’s cold temperatures causes the driveways to ice, so you have to keep in mind to clear the path of ice and other obstacles before moving stuff to your vehicle.

Who are you going to call?

In any season, consider hiring Rare Moving for our services. Our professional team of movers are experts in their jobs and are here to help your move to be as easy as possible. We will be with you every step of the way, from packing to driving to unpacking. This is why we won Best of Boston Moving Companies in 2017.

How to Protect Your Antiques While Moving

July 10th, 2018

mona lisaWhen moving, there is always the risk of your items being damaged during transport. Therefore, we recommend that you have your items professionally packed with proper supplies. Many people have artwork and antiques that are irreplaceable and need to be treated carefully.

Get Antiques Appraised

Have all antiques professionally appraised before the moving process begins. Make sure you take plenty of pictures of them before the move. If something happens during transport, you need evidence of what your belongings looked like.

Properly Pack Antiques

Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap, then packing paper. Contact your local antique dealer for all cleaning and packing information if you are uncertain about some of your antiques. Make sure you clearly boxes as “Fragile!”

Point Out the Antiques

On your moving day, you are helping to orchestrate your move. Make a point to point out the antiques and valuables to the moving crew and be clear about expectations. Make sure you stay present, should the moving crew have any questions about your antiques.

Supervise Unloading

This is the time that many accidents happen! The moving job is close to being finished, and many people drop their attention. Make sure everything is securely unloaded and carefully placed in their final destinations.

Simple Tips for a Smooth Move

April 5th, 2016

The best tip to stay organized and sane during this hectic time in your life is to create a checklist for before and after your big move! Some obvious moving tips can be overlooked so Rare Moving and Trucking is here to help give advice and make sure your move goes smoothly as possible!

Take Notes: Make note of your shipment registration number and keep it with you so in case you have questions about your shipment, you can call your movers with any questions.

Bed Ready: Designate one packing box or drawer of a dresser for sheets and towels so you won’t have to look through everything you packed on the first night in your new place. Keeping the essentials, you’ll need for that first night in one box will also help you stay organized!

Fridge: Don’t forget to clean and dry out your fridge before moving out of your current place! Put a hand full of baking soda or fresh coffee beans and place it inside the fridge to keep the interior smelling fresh.

Pack Heavy-Pack Light: Pack your heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter items in larger ones.

Give Out Your Number: Before your movers get to your destination residence, give them a phone number where you can be reached if needed. Also, it’s a safe bet to provide them with an alternative phone number just in case they can’t reach you.

Packing Plates and Records:  Pack your plates and album records vertically rather than placed flat, and stacked on top of each other. This will help you save on some space and well as protect your items better.

Bare Necessities: Remember to pack all the necessities that you will need for the first couple nights at your new residence! Some items you should pack are toilet paper, paper towel, telephone, toiletries, snacks, coffee, soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, and cleaning supplies. Make sure these necessities are packed at the front of the moving truck so it’s one of the first boxes unloaded.

Bulbs: Make sure to unscrew your bulbs before packing your lamps!

Memorize Your New Address: You and your children should practice writing your new address on all your boxes so all of you can get acquainted with your new street and town.

Relax: Leave the moving to the professionals and relax. Look forward to the new opportunities, experience, and home! Get a good night’s rest before the pickup and delivery days and stay calm throughout this hectic process!

With these tips you’ll be able to have a more organized and smoother move day! If you are in need of professionals, contact Rare Moving and Trucking at 617-825-7273 for our reliable moving services or use our contact form for a free estimate!

Storage Tips When Moving

September 21st, 2015

Are you worried your precious cargo is getting ruined every time you move? Organizing your things efficiently inside your moving truck will make your move much easier and less stressful. Here are a few suggestions that you can use when storing your items in your moving truck when loading and unloading so the process can go as smoothly as possible!

  • Loading the heaviest items first is key! This will help keep your truck stable on the road and storing items that you need frequently during the ride should be kept in the front of the unit, where you can have access to the items easily. Also make sure you have the right size truck for your moving trip!
  • Load your items into the truck quarter at a time while packing it as tight as possible from the floor to the ceiling. For extra security, you should secure each quarter with rope tied to the tie-down rings.
  • Place heavy appliances such as sofas, refrigerators, large cabinets against the front wall of the truck. Then load chairs, tables, and bookcases, and light items towards near the back of the truck.
  • Make sure to use protective covers on mattress and sofas. Try to stand large, flat objects like mirrors, mattresses, box springs, and tabletops vertically against the truck walls and tie them down firmly.
  • Wrap your fragile items like mirrors and pictures with protective padding and store them in the end. Try to have all the right packing materials in advance so you are prepared for anything!
  • Lighter boxes should be stacked on top of the heavier, bigger ones.
  • If you have valuable papers and items, carry it with you so they don’t get lost or damaged.

These simple tactics will guarantee help you plan out your moving when you are unloading and loading your truck! If you just want a hassle free move without the worries of damaged items and loading & unloading the truck, just call Rare Moving & Trucking! Give us a call at (617) 825-7273 to set up an appointment and we will do all the work so you can have a smooth move.