If you live in the Boston area, you know September 1st is a hectic day around the city and in each of the suburbs surrounding Boston. With so many families, students, and professionals moving into new homes on this date, Boston, and Greater Boston are sure to be packed with traffic and clutter. Whether you’re already a local or you’re new to Massachusetts, there are surely things everyone learns about the city on move in day. Avoid some unfortunate surprises and read our guide before moving in on September 1st!
- No Trucks on Storrow Drive! – If your route recommends you to use Storrow Drive and you’re using a moving truck, seek an alternative route. Every year there are multiple trucks that get stuck on bridges on Storrow Drive. Not only will you back up traffic but you’ll lose significant moving time that will be hard to make up!
- Bring Quarters – At some point throughout the day, you will likely need to park your car or moving van either at your destination or at a coffee shop during a pit stop. Most parking is metered so come prepared with quarters in case you need them.
- Lean on Others for Help – Whether you’re doing the move alone or trusting a local moving company to handle your move, ask for help! Moving alone or with two people is extremely difficult. Call a few friends or a trusted moving company to help you with the countless tasks you’ll need to complete throughout the day.
- Explore Your Apartment and Neighborhood Beforehand – Make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before showing up on moving day. If you can, get a lay of the land and take measurements to make sure your furniture will fit. Being prepared before you arrive with your belongings will make move-in day much easier.
MacDonald Moving Services, Inc. offers comprehensive moving services to Greater Boston areas such as Newton, Brookline, and Dedham MA. Whether you’re moving to the Boston area from just around the corner or across the country, we have you covered. Contact us today to get a quote on your move!