A Guide to Moving on September 1st: Boston Edition

August 26th, 2019
moving day with boxes

September 1st is the biggest moving day in Boston year after year. There’s a high demand for leases that start on September 1st so if you’re planning a move, you surely aren’t alone. Navigating a move in Boston of this day will take a little more skill than a traditional move. Follow these simple tips to ensure you (and your belongings!) make it to the new location safe and sound.

Plan Early

The earlier you can plan your move for September 1st the better. Since it’s such a popular moving day, moving companies get booked out months before the actual date. If you decide to try and navigate the move yourself, you’ll need to reserve a rental moving truck at least a few weeks in advance. If you are able to find a moving company to take on your move at the last minute, it will come at a high price.

Packing for the Move

Being packed and ready to go on moving day is essential. Have all of your belongings boxed up and ready to be loaded into the moving truck when it arrives. Double-check with the moving company if they’re able to take fragile items such as a flat-screen TV. Minimize the move by decluttering unwanted items as you pack. After all, your new location should be a fresh start!

Get Your Move-In Time

Figure out when you’ll actually be able to move into your new space before you book the movers. Unfortunately, your move-in time may not match up exactly with your move-out time. Once you know what the times for move-in and move-out are, you can move on to the next step.

Reserve Storage

If there’s a day or two in between your move-out and move-in times, you’ll need to reserve storage. Talk with your moving company to find out if they’re able to store your items at their facility. If not, it’s time to find a storage unit.

Plan Parking

Parking in Boston is never fun, especially with a giant moving truck. Visit the new location to determine where the movers will need to park for the unloading process. Speak with the building manager to make sure your moving time won’t conflict with other’s trying to move in or out on the same day.

Moving on September 1st is a challenging experience, to say the least. Having the help of professionals will make it a much smoother and less stressful day. Start calling movers today and get your plans put on the schedule!