Does the thought of moving send shivers down your spine like few other life events? You’re in good company. Recognized as one of life’s top stressors, moving doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Luckily, our team at Simplified has mastered the art of moving in Boston. We’re here to help!
WHEN TO MOVE IN BOSTON
Wondering when to move? Or more accurately, when not to? Boston, with its plethora of colleges, sees September 1 as the busiest moving day of the year. Besides, peak moving season coincides with summer. Not only does this mean it’s the busiest time to find a mover, but it’s also the priciest. Therefore, planning ahead is essential.
PARKING – DON’T SKIP THE PERMIT!
In Boston, moving requires parking permits. Most moving companies will handle this for an added fee. Don’t even attempt to move without a permit. Not only could your moving van receive citations that you must pay for, but the move might not even happen.
HIRING MOVERS – CHOOSE WISELY
How do you determine the best moving company for your needs? How do you find the most reliable? At Simplified, we secure moving estimates, client referrals, and offer expert advice on movers we’ve partnered with before. Furthermore, we’ll guide you away from less reputable options.
FINDING PACKING SUPPLIES
Planning to pack yourself? There are numerous resources for boxes and packing supplies to fit your budget and specific packing requirements.
DOWNSIZING & TRASH REMOVAL
Most moves require significant purging. Many people divide their unwanted items into two piles – donate and trash. We’ll take your donations to top nonprofits, and responsibly recycle or trash the rest.
SWITCHING OVER YOUR LIFE
Moving in Boston means ensuring the rest of your world follows you. This includes switching utility accounts, changing addresses, updating insurance, and finding new local services like a dog walker. If these tasks seem daunting, our team can step in.
CONSIDER SIMPLIFIED MOVES
If you’re planning to move in Boston, our Simplified Moves program could be your best choice. It might just be the easiest decision you make during your move.
Moving doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Plan ahead, and ensure nothing is overlooked to minimize move-related stress. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Ready to make your move? Schedule your free consultation today!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published February 8, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.