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9/1 Essentials : 10 Tips for what to do on Moving Day | By Maya Michalewicz

No one likes moving, but if you are living in Boston then it is almost inevitable you’ll be doing a Sept. 1 move at some point. With moving day almost here, there are some Boston basics (ie: Do not take moving trucks on Storrow Drive) and some insider secrets (Getting a City of Boston parking permit). 

Plus, we’ve compiled a list of 10 other tips & tricks that people often overlook:

  1. Putting aside a bag for your first night: Nothing is worse than spending a day moving and then having to go through boxes until you find your toothbrush or pj’s. Make sure to also throw in toilet paper and soap so you don’t have to run out to the store. 
  2. Purge before you move: Moving is a hassle enough, don’t have extra things with you if you don’t need them. Trust us, moving will be that much simpler without those sweaters you haven’t worn in the past 3 years but kept in your closet. 
  3. Label boxes: This goes hand-in-hand with taking inventory. It’ll be much easier to unpack if you know what is in each box. 
  4. Take inventory: Count how many boxes you have to ensure everything makes it from point A to point B. 
  5. Clean your apartment to avoid deductions from your security deposit: Vacuum, Swiffer, and remove all of your items to avoid any sort of fee.
  6. Measure your new place to make sure everything will fit: The worst is dragging a couch up the stairs just to find out that it doesn’t fit in the apartment. 
  7. Hire movers to ensure you have people to help you move: Save yourself a headache and hire movers to do the work for you – we love piece by piece! If this isn’t an option, bring your strong friends to come help you – and be sure to take them out to dinner to thank them after!
  8. Change over utilities: Utilities are something often forgotten, but you don’t want to be paying the next person’s electric bill. Set a reminder in your phone to transfer over your utilities to your next home. 
  9. Purchasing renter’s insurance: If you’re renting, often purchasing renter’s insurance is part of the policy. It’s affordable and covers the cost of personal property, liability coverage, and temporary housing if you need to file a claim. All-in-all, even if it is not required, it’s in your best interest to have that security blanket. Lemonade is a great option! 
  10. Update mailing address and billing address: You don’t want to lose important information in the mail because you didn’t transfer over your mailing address! This goes with friends and family too – send out an email or text blast to update everyone on your move. 

It’s a stressful time, even more so in Boston with everyone moving, so don’t overwhelm yourself and if you are still looking for a 9/1 rental, don’t worry, we’ve got more units available that you can tour today!