Let’s face it; Nobody wants to move on September 1st. Especially around Boston, it’s not a matter of choice but a requirement. A majority of leases run from September 1st through August 31, and as such, there is an extraordinary demand for moving services on these dates. While we admit that the ramifications of this can be far-reaching, we have a few tips that will help you get through this move.
1. Plan Your Move Far In Advance
The biggest and most common mistake that people make when trying to move within Boston on September 1 is not giving enough preparation time. Even if you don’t know where you’re moving to yet – book a moving company or reserve a truck so you don’t get shut out. You can always change or cancel your appointments if you need to, but they won’t be so easy to come by as the date approaches.
2. Find Out If Moving In Early (Or Moving Out Late) Is An Option
Nobody wants to have to pay rent at two locations at the same time. However, if you can make arrangements for an early move-in (or a late move-out), you can save yourself a lot of stress. We can vouch from experience – taking a week to complete your move is a lot less daunting than trying to get it all done at once, especially on such a busy day!
3. Obtain Parking Permits Early
We strongly urge all customers to get parking permits for their move when it’s just a regular date. On September 1st, there’s a lot of moving trucks going around, and parking can be exponentially more difficult. Furthermore, if a neighbor gets a permit for your street address, permits are no longer available for that address on that date. If you know you have to move, make plans to get your permit early so that you don’t get shut out on the permits. You could face parking violations and a much longer and tougher move from not taking this precaution.