Don’t Be Shocked: Electronics & The International Move

As one of Boston's top international moving companies, we talk to a lot of people who are planning moves to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America. Many times, people are curious about how they can save money on their international moves. One simple tip is to be very strategic about your electronics: don't ship appliances and other technology overseas that are incompatible with that … [Read more...]

The Expat’s Challenge: Who Wants All My Stuff?

"I'm so excited to be moving to Moldova," Amy said. "This is a real chance to do good work helping people." The Boston native has landed a job with an international health organization, and will be focusing on helping the people of Moldova enjoy easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables. "The only thing I'm not sure about is who in the world is going to want all the stuff I'm not taking with … [Read more...]

Boston Pack And Ship Braintree 5 Star Review

This company exceptional.   We have had an absolutely fantastic experience with Boston Pack and Ship in moving some treasured belongings to Florida.   Initially placed a call and spoke with Ryder who, based on our discussion, emailed us a quote the  next day.   It was very reasonable and stayed the same throughout the completion of our move.   Their staff is outstanding.   Two gentlemen came to … [Read more...]

Life Should Be an Adventure. Moving Your Stuff Shouldn’t Be

Okay, we'll admit it. We read this HuffPo article about a young family living a nomadic expat lifestyle and we turned a little green with envy. Well, not absolutely green. Not emerald green. Maybe a little chartreuse around the ear lobes - after all, who doesn't want to have globe trotting kids and romantic evenings in Rome and all that stuff? Adventure is wonderful - but the logistics of … [Read more...]

Boston: Here’s The Secret To Stress Free Copier Returns

"Running a small business is a constant balancing act," Meredith said. "There are a million things to keep track of, and everything's important."  The busy insurance professional was taken by surprise recently when the lease for the copier her agency was using came to an end. "I'd just assumed that they'd send somebody to come pick it up, but they said, "Oh, no. That's your responsibility. Read … [Read more...]

Thinking of Joining the Expat Community? The Best & Worst Destinations

Whether it's for reasons personal, professional, or political, more and more people are moving internationally, joining the expat community by taking up residence in a country other than their homeland. If you're thinking about making this choice for yourself and your destination hasn't been decided for you by your employer, it's good to know which countries are most welcoming to expats - and … [Read more...]

That $100 Shipping Hack You’ve Heard Doesn’t Always Work

Lots of people have been talking about Melia Robinson's success in shipping her stuff from NYC to San Francisco for just $100. It's certainly a creative cost-containment strategy, but it doesn't work for everyone and every long distance move, and we'd like to take a moment to explain why. First: Melia gave away a lot of her stuff before she moved - namely her furniture. Sometimes this is a … [Read more...]

Boston: Here’s The Secret of Shipping Electronics Safely

"My sister really needs a laptop for college," Amiee said. "I've got this one I'm not actually using all that much anymore, but I don't trust the Post Office. I just know if I throw it in a box and ship it, it's going to be damaged - or it will never arrive at all." Sound familiar? Many people have anxiety about shipping electronics. That's not surprising. We love our gadgets, but have to admit … [Read more...]

Choosing a Packaging Service in Boston: Avoid Disappointment & Breakage

"Owning my own business has always been a dream of mine," Lucille said. She creates beautiful stained glass lampshades. Each one is one-of-a-kind, a unique piece of art. "And thankfully, the internet has made it possible for me to connect with customers all around the world. But getting my lampshades safely to them has turned out to be quite an undertaking." The packaging service Lucille used … [Read more...]

Boston College Students: The Time To Set Up Your End of Semester Move is Now!

Classes are winding down and before you know it, colleges and universities all over Boston will be hosting their graduation ceremonies. Underclassmen who are moving back in with their parents or further afield for summer jobs or internships, as well as graduating seniors, are all facing the need to get out of dorm rooms, apartments and condos quickly. The easiest and most efficient way to make … [Read more...]