Relocating to Boston: What’s the Best Way to Move All Your Stuff?

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Once you’ve found your new condo in downtown Boston, the next step is preparing for the move. You may be overwhelmed by the entire process and asking yourself:

“How will I transport my grand piano?”

“What if I have a gap between my move-out and move-in days?”

“Can I really get my sofa up the narrow staircase in my new brownstone?”

“How will I fit my furniture in the elevator for two?”

These are just a few of the questions I get when it comes to moving. Trust me, I’ve heard them all. And I have years of experience serving clients right here in Boston. While the process may seem daunting, the move will be worth it!

There are many different moving services to consider when relocating to a new condo in downtown Boston. I would encourage you to do your research and decide which option is best for you. Some options include:

  • Hire a moving consultant – A consultant will arrange for movers, oversee packing, switch utilities, and coordinate the entire move. If you can afford the consultant’s price tag, you almost always guarantee yourself a stress-free move!
  • Hire a moving company – The benefit here is that the movers, of course, will do all the dirty work that includes packing and heavy lifting. These professionals are also licensed, trained and insured to transport your valuables and can also provide all of the supplies you need to pack up your current home. Pricing can vary greatly between carriers so make sure you request several quotes. I can recommend a few of my clients’ favorites, too.
  • Reserve portable storage units – These units, also called pods, are delivered to your home and after they are loaded they are transferred to your new home for unloading. This is perfect for situations where you have a gap between move-out and move-in dates because it ensures that your belongings are safely secured while you wait.
  • Rent a truck – Renting your own truck is probably the most cost-effective option of all, but make sure you have plenty of moving manpower. Line up family and friends to help with the move ahead of time. Make your move a fun one for all!

In addition to helping you find your Boston condo, I can help with your move. Take a look at my relocation services page!