Moving Day Strategies
The dreaded September 1st Boston apartments for rent move-in date is fast approaching, and now’s the time to get together your move-in strategy for the day. Follow the strategy tips below on how to streamline the moving process, and make the day go by with the least amount of stress as possible.
Be Packed and Ready to Go BEFORE Moving Day
You need to be prepared to successfully conquer Moving Day. You don’t want to be packing things up last minute, as this can lead to disorganization and not remembering where or what you packed. So begin organizing boxes days or weeks before the move, and this will definitely save you a great deal of time. Carrying stacked boxes to a moving van is efficient, but stuffing clothes into grocery bags on your way out isn’t.
Another advantage to planning ahead allows you to sort through the items that you no longer want or need, thus saving you from unnecessary packing and unpacking. Why spend all the effort packing and moving when you are just going to throw it away?
Get Friends Involved and Assign Roles
Once you have determined the move-in date for your new Boston rental property, enlist the help of friends and family to get you moved in. The more people you can get, the faster you will be able to move in: and if you have 3-4 strong movers, moving the particularly heavy items will be a lot less taxing than just having your parents help.
Also, determine who will be doing what BEFORE you begin to move. The stronger movers should handle the large items, and those less strong can handle smaller boxes or help you clean as you move in: which will be HUGE time saver later.
Move Heavy or Large Items First
Moving is exhausting, and it’s easy to get worn out. But it’s better to get worn out AFTER moving the large, heavy objects into your building. These are typically furniture items, and should be moved first: after you get these in, the rest of the lighter-weight moving will be easy. Well, easier.
Stair Strategy / Elevator Use
Use the elevator whenever possible, if one is available in your building. You can also save trips by carrying as much as you can – safely – up the stairs, but don’t waste time and energy carrying items that can be transported via elevator.
With over a week left until move-in, make the most out of your time and get started on your moving strategy!
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