Spring time in Boston might be the best time of the year. As the temperatures rise, you can expect to see the city come out of it’s cold winter thaw; sailboats soaking up the sun on the Charles, Landsdowne Street coming alive when our World Champion Boston Red Sox are in town, patio decks filling up with people enjoying the weather… it really is a great time to be in Boston. It can also be a great time to plan your move, as long as you follow a few key rules.
1. Obtain a legal parking space
As the city springs to life, it can just get tougher and tougher to find a good parking space. If you’re in a moving truck, it’s only worse. Make sure you do whatever you have to do to secure a parking space for your move. If you’re moving to a place with a commercial loading zone, or loading dock, you will most likely need to make a reservation for your moving date and time. If you have a driveway, you should be in the clear, as long as it is wide enough and doesn’t have low hanging branches or wires that the truck might hit. For everyone else, you’re going to want to obtain a parking permit from City Hall. Permits must be obtained at least three days before your move, so plan accordingly.
2. Try to avoid major events
Patriots Day sounds like a great day to do your moving. It’s a Monday that a lot of people don’t have to work. However, with the Boston Marathon taking place on that day, getting around anywhere from Boston all the way out to Framingham can really be tough. We would recommend getting your moving done by the Sunday before that, and you can utilize the day off to do some unpacking or other tasks relating to your move, that don’t involve driving!
Aside from Marathon Monday, you really should check to make sure there aren’t any other major events. With the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs, you can expect it to be difficult to get around the North End whenever there is a home game. And now that the Red Sox are in full swing, you know that the Fenway area is going to be tough to get through whenever they’re at home. If you’re moving near either of these places, you’ll want to try to avoid doing your move whenever there is a game at home.
3. Be prepared for all kinds of weather
We’re now just about one month into spring, and we’ve already seen the weather run the gamut. We’ve had days pushing 80° without a cloud in the sky, we’ve had lots of torrential downpours, and we’ve even had some freezing rain and snow. You most likely won’t know what the weather will be like when you’re planning out your move, so it’s a good idea to have some plans in case we’re facing some dirty wet stuff. You might want to consider some Masonite Floor Protection, or even have a backup day just in case it’s really bad. Our movers will go out in just about any weather conditions, but movers can’t be held responsible if any damages occur due to exposure to rain.