Choosing a Moving Company

May 29th, 2019
collage of moving truck

We know moving is tough, and many of you don’t move enough in your lifetime to make it second nature; we’ve heard horror stories from our clients about previous moving companies, who were either unprofessional, expensive, unreliable, or all three. We are here to help avoid these types of companies, and to select a professional moving company, like Boston Rare Movers!

First off, be sure to pick a moving company four to eight weeks before your moving day; that way you’re not scrambling last minute, and so you can find the cheapest and most reliable company out there. If you wait too long, the good companies will be all booked up. As soon as you have a moving date in mind, start researching moving companies; keep in mind that moving companies are often busy on Fridays and at the end of the month, so plan accordingly!

Then, think of what you need from the moving company; make a quick list of all the things you need help with from the moving company. This list will help us (because let’s face it we’re a very reliable moving company!), offer more accurate quotes because we will know exactly what you need from us, how many crew members we will need, and what supplies we need to provide. Some examples include:

  • Moving Date(s) that work best for you
  • Are you moving Locally, Long Distance or Internationally?
  • Will you need help with Packing, and do you need Packing Supplies?
  • Are you going to Pack Yourself?
  • Are you Moving Valuable or Fragile Items?
  • Do you need Insurance?
  • How much “Stuff” are you Moving?

These are just a few of the things you should have figured out before you even begin to move; if you figure out your move date, and what you need from your moving company, you will find yourself two steps closer to an easier, less stressful moving day!

Boston Rare Movers is an experienced moving company, who offers local, long distance and international moves to customers all over Massachusetts and the country! For a free quote, please give Rare Movers a call at 617-825-7273!

Preparing Your Items for Storage

May 15th, 2019

 Whether you are moving or just trying to reorganize your home, renting a storage unit is a perfect option for those trying to store items. With hundreds of options around the state of Massachusetts, you should be able to find something that it is conveniently located and cost-effective. However, being a limited space and all, renters should plan ahead before tossing everything inside the storage unit. There are numerous ways to prepare your items for storage. Read more about them below.

Decide which items go in the storage

To save money in the long run, carefully decide which items you really need to toss in your storage unit. Obviously, the more items you need to store, the bigger the storage unit you have to rent. If you are no longer using it and is not valuable enough to be kept, consider donating or selling the item instead.

Create an inventory list of items

Moving or reorganizing your home can be a hassle or chaotic. A good idea to make sure that you remember which items are in the storage unit is by creating an inventory list of all the items you plan to store.

Label Your Boxes

Using cardboard boxes for your belongings is always a good choice but do make sure that the boxes are study enough to withstand long term storage. The only downside of using cardboard boxes is that they all look alike on the outside and you cannot really tell what items are inside. Make sure that you put labels on your boxes and list down items that are inside.

Or Use Clear Plastic Bins

Better alternative? Clear plastic bins are great for packing belongings in storage units. This way, you can see what is inside of each container and you don’t have to guess in the future. Taking out items from your storage unit in the future should be easier.

Place Items Inside Strategically

Because storage units have limited spaces, you have to come up with a plan to organize all your belongings in the space. Store items that you are more likely to retrieve in the near distant future in the front of the unit and things that you know you will not be needing for awhile in the back.

Rare Moving and Storage can help you throughout the process. From packing to moving to storing your belongings, Rare Moving is here to help! If you are looking for a company that can help you with all your moving and storing needs, call us now or visit our website to learn more about our services.

Angie’s List Award

April 18th, 2019
Angie's List award 2018

Rare Moving & Storage is very happy to receive this award from Angie’s List. Our goal is to provide excellent personalized service through our versatile moving solutions and we are pleased to know that we are achieving this goal.

What does it mean to receive a Super Service Award from Angie’s List? Well, it means that our customers continue to trust us in providing excellent service. The award is given by Angie’s List but the winners are determined by the customers and their reviews. Businesses need a minimum number of reviews to qualify and to win it.

As always, we are striving to provide a better experience to our customers which is why we value all the feedback everyone has given us. If you are thinking of moving anytime soon, give us a call and we promise to give you the service that you deserve!

How To Save Money While Moving Out

March 26th, 2019
man saving money

Moving is a difficult endeavor that involves a lot of work and money. Although moving will always inflict damage on your bank account, there are ways that you can minimize the expense without risking the safety of your belongings. Read more below for the most common tips!

Plan out the entire process

Planning out and strategizing each step in the process can help you save time and money in the long-run. With each step carefully planned out, you can allocate your energy and money to the important things.

Pack your belongings

With packing taking up a major part in your move, you’d want to hire a professional moving company to pack your belongings for you. The downside is, they can be a bit pricey. If you are really on a budget, consider packing all your belongings yourself. If you live in a relatively larger space, try dividing the task to different individuals in the household.

Look for Free Boxes

Moving will most definitely involve a lot of boxes and cartons for your belongings. There is definitely no need to buy new boxes and cartons for your move. A lot of supermarkets, department stores, or retail stores usually throw away used boxes regularly.

Sell and Donate the Things You Don’t Need

Moving to a new place doesn’t mean you have to bring everything that you currently own. Sometimes, you have to decide to leave some things behind such as appliances or furniture that you know won’t be necessary in your new place. This is another great way to reduce the load on your move and would definitely help cut down costs on transportation

Purchase moving insurance

This may look like a step back from the main theme of this blog but purchasing insurance can give you huge savings should anything break and all for a small price up front.

Rare Moving and Storage is here to help you with your move! We understand that moving can be expensive, so we tailor our services based on your wants and needs. If you are looking to move, call us now and get a free estimate!

Moving Tips – Seniors

March 4th, 2019
old couple dancing

We all know how stressful moving is. It is never a one-day event but a long stretch of planning to be able to move successfully, without hiccups. The moving process may feel overwhelming and it seems that the list may look endless, but with proper planning and allotting days to really focus on what to do can do so much! On top of all that, special plans need to be considered when moving with seniors as they can’t handle the same amount of stress as you do. For seniors, any move can be stressful.  Read more below for some tips on what to do when moving with seniors.

Starting Early

You want to prepare for your move as early as possible. By being focusing on areas that need more attention such as those filing cabinets you have in other rooms or the garage. By taking the time to focus on that area, you can just collect those items as your moving date creeps closer.

Break tasks into smaller task

Moving or downsizing is a large task to check off the list so you would want to break it down into smaller tasks to make it more possible to get done. One way of doing so is by picking a small area of the house first or making a list of priorities you want to tackle first.

Ask for Help

Moving is stressful for any individual and no matter how big the move is, you probably need some help. Ask for help from some family members or friends that can help you load and unload boxes. If you can’t get anyone to help you, make sure to set aside a part of the budget for some professional movers, such as Rare Moving.

Rare Moving Storage has a team of professional movers who are highly-experienced in packing and moving for residential and commercial places. If you are planning on moving and need help, call us now!