September 1st, also known as Allston Christmas is coming right up, and people all over the city are preparing to move into their new home. If you’ve never moved in Boston before, then here's what you need to know before you get started.
Reserve Your Transportation Early
Unless you’re coming from out of town, moving vans are likely reserved by the start of August. Other times of the year aren’t so bad, but September 1st is a high volume day. Make sure to reserve early so you aren’t left without transportation.
You can never have too many boxes.
At the end of the day, it’s better to have too many than not enough. They don’t take up too much space until they’re assembled, and if you don’t need them there’s a good chance your neighbor will. Don't forget tape and other supplies as well.
When it comes to IKEA furniture, be wary of disassembly, most of it wasn’t made to be taken apart more than once. Be extremely careful with keeping all of the small hardware parts safe and organized, as they are the easiest to lose, and without them the furniture will be useless.
The Golden Rule
The heavier the item, the smaller the box should be. Remember to package and label all fragile items separately. It’s much easier to carry heavier items when they’re in smaller boxes. Save the larger boxes for things that are lighter, but hard to carry on their own. Never over-pack a box.
Traffic & Parking
This is a hectic time for everyone, and this means that traffic and parking are at their worst. The best thing you can do? Be patient, plan ahead as much as possible, and allow for plenty of extra time.