8 Things Not To Forget When Moving

January 27th, 2020

Moving is a stressful event, but sometimes it is just part of life. With all the hustle and bustle that comes with it, you may forget some simple tasks. Use this checklist to keep you on the right track when you’re packing and making arrangements.

Make Sure to Change Your Address

You can change your address by registering with officially registering with the post office. The USPS will forward your mail for a year after moving. Let the post office you are moving around 30 days before you move. They will make sure your bills and other priority mail makes it to your new residence.

Cancel Your Utilities and Home Services

Call your utilities in advance to let them know the last day you’ll be needing them. This can include your cable, phone, water, electric, lawn care, pest control, cleaning services, and home security. Make sure to coordinate these with your moving date so you don’t end up going a few days without basic necessities.

Update Insurance and Registration

Let your insurance representative know that you are moving. This includes insurance for home, car, life, and health insurance. Moving to a new state or city can change the prices you are currently paying. When updating your car insurance, don’t forget to update your car’s registration as well.

Tell Your Employer

If you are doing a local move and not leaving your job, make sure you let your job know. They will need to update company records.

Clean Your Space That You’re Moving Out Of

After everything is moved out of your current home, make sure to clean and vacuum. It may not be a bad idea to hire a cleaning service to do it. Less stress on you, and it will be spotless. If you are renting, this will ensure you get back your security deposit. If you are selling your home and it’s still on the market after you leave, this can be a big selling point to potential buyers.

Updating Online Accounts

If you are a regular online shopper, make sure you aren’t having your purchases sent to your old address. This is a good time to update your address with your online banking, doctor portals, and other things that you use online.

Walking Through Your New Space

Once you get to your new home, do a walk through of the space to make yourself familiar with key features in the house. Be on the lookout for carbon monoxide detectors, electric panel, smoke detectors, and sump pump if there is one. Make sure they’re all working.

Contact RARE Moving & Storage

RARE Moving & Storage wants to make your move easier. Give us a call at 617-825-7273 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.

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!

Moving Day Checklist

April 9th, 2015

Moving is so stressful, which is why Boston Rare Movers does everything they can to ensure a smooth and efficient move for all clients! To make your life just a little bit easier, we composed a Moving Day Checklist to help you stay organized during a very hectic moving day.

Step One:

Organize boxes into two categories: things you want packed and things you do not packed. When we arrive, make sure to tell our moving crew which boxes should be loaded in the truck, and which ones should not. That way any important paperwork or products you need right away won’t be packed in the truck.

Step Two:

Keep the kids entertained! Make sure you have a box or some sort of bag that contains items your kids need/items that will keep them busy during the move. You want to make sure you keep these items close to your kids so that they are entertained during and after the move.

Step Three:

Dump the trash and get rid of flammable items. Get rid of as much trash as possible before the moving day. During the move, trash will start to build up between snacks, lunch time and other miscellaneous things, so see if you can use your neighbor’s trash during moving day.

Flammable items cannot be loaded onto the truck, and should be disposed over before or during moving day. For a complete list of flammable items, please give Rare Movers a call prior to moving day, and we will provide you with products we are unable to transport.

Step Four:

Reserve a parking space for our moving truck at both your old location and your new location. This is an important step, as the distance between the truck and the location of your home will determine how long the move will take. If we are located right outside your front door we will be able to load and unload boxes a lot quicker and more efficiently.

Step Five:

Clear all walkways and stairways. Make sure there is a clear path from your front door to our truck, to avoid any major accidents!! This includes removing floor mats, rugs, plants, low hanging wind chimes, etc.

With these five items checked off during moving day, you will find that your moving day just became a little less stressful! For more useful tips or to schedule a moving day with Rare Movers, please give us a call at 617-825-7273.