Housing prices in the Boston area are continuing to climb very rapidly. This has resulted in a number of people needing to relocate to more affordable housing. If you’re planning to move in Boston this summer, here are some tips for you:
Schedule Your Move As Soon as Possible
To save money on your move, you’ll want to schedule it during the low-demand portion of the summer. This includes the middle two weeks of June, July, and August. Additionally, mid-week moves are more affordable than weekend moves.
Absolutely need to move during the busiest times of month? Schedule your move early to ensure availability.
Neighborhood Moves Still Require Careful Packing
When you’re moving a relatively short distance, there’s a tendency to skimp on some of the packing protocols and moving best practices. This is a mistake. Your favorite things are fragile and expensive whether you’re transporting them 5 blocks of 500 miles.
This means you’ll still want to use moving blankets to cover and protect your furniture. It means you’ll still want to pack all of your possessions in the appropriate moving boxes. Avoid using recycled boxes, because their previous usage means they’re more vulnerable to being crushed and damaged. Garment boxes are a smart decision for anyone who has invested in their professional and personal wardrobe.
Moving on Your Own: Learn About Small Load Moves
For solo movers who have only minimal possessions, choosing a small load move makes sense. Ideal for roommates switching addresses, college students, busy professionals and others who travel light, small load moves are a smart way to save money. Pay only for the truck space you need and can use.
Make Smart Use of Secure Storage
If your plans aren’t completely settled or you’re not sure how everything is going to fit into your new place, talk to your Boston moving company about what secure storage options are available. Having a convenient, safe location to keep the things you won’t need immediately at your new address can help make moving in easier.