Summer is here, and this is also the hottest season for moving companies in Boston. This is because, for most people, moving involves children. This means, moving when school is out.
If you plan to move between Memorial Day and Labor Day, here are some things you need to know. Demand is huge this time of year, and most moving companies are stretched pretty thin. Therefore, the earlier you can contact a moving company when you are moving in the summer, the better. Particularly if you are moving during the end of June or the end of August, these are the peak times during the peak season. If you are moving during either of these times, you need to call the moving company as soon as possible for available dates. Then, give those dates to your mortgage company to set the closing as opposed to setting the closing on any random day. In fact, many closings are near the end or on the last day of the month, which are also the most expensive days to move; the end of the month are also the days that are less available.
If you have flexibility in your move, we suggest scheduling it after the July 4th holiday to July 25, or from the 4th of August to August 20th. These are the two periods of the month where you will see the most availability. Most moving companies also have a tiered rate system, so the busier moving days are more expensive. so on these days, you will also find the best rate. As previously mentioned, the end of the month is the busiest time of year.
For more information on moving in the summer, contact Marathon Moving.
The Allston-Brighton Area in Boston stretches from Kenmore around Boston University Campus all the way out to Chestnut Hill in Newton and the Boston College Campus. It has Cambridge on one side and Brookline on the other. Because it is surrounded by Boston College and Boston University, a lot of students end up moving into and out of the Allston-Brighton area. In fact, this is the heart of the student population in Boston.
One consideration for students who are moving is that college students all want to move at the exact same time. This means, as a student, you have to do a lot of planning. Those who plan ahead and make a moving reservation are the one who will have the best results when they move. You don’t want to be leaving it to the last minute or you will have less than positive results.
Next item on the list of considerations when moving is parking permits. Those students who apply for their parking permits first will get their permits. If you wait to the last minute, the city may have begun to restrict parking permits for many of the days because demand is so high.
Lastly, for those students who decide to move on their own and rent a truck, remember to stay off Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive. Every year, there are students in rented moving vans stuck under the bridges and overpasses.
However, many students choose to hire a moving company when moving to college. Even though these moves are price sensitive, and may not have things of as high value as those who own a home, a student should still take the same care in hiring a mover. Be sure that you are dealing with a licensed moving company, that the moving company is ensured and that you check in on the reputation of the moving company. If you don’t do your due diligence, you may get a price that is three times that which you were quoted, causing you to pay much more for less.
For more information on college student moving, contact Marathon Moving.