Tips and Resources
Marathon Moving is committed to helping its customers achieve a stress-free relocation.
Making a Difficult Process Easier
At Marathon Moving, we have developed a moving calendar to help keep you on track, packing tips to help guide you through the packing process, and moving tips to help make sure you are ready on move day. Below we have also listed the top 5 things not to miss to make sure your move is a success. Lastly, we have compiled a list of industry professionals whose ethical standards and quality are as high as our own. We have listings of professionals that can help in all aspects of your relocation. Please take a minute to view our recommendations listed to the right.
The Top Five
The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville as well as the Town of Brookline all require permits, if parking on the street is necessary. If you live in a more suburban area of these places and can arrange with neighbors to reserve the spots in front of your home, then a permit may not be necessary. But if the moving van is unable to park in front of the residence, this will increase time taken to complete your move and generally be more costly than a permit.
Reserving The Elevator
Many office and large apartment/condominium buildings require tenants/owners to reserve an elevator for use in moving in or out. You should contact your building management company to reserve the elevator as soon as you have determined your move date, since another tenant may be planning a move for the same day.
Gas Appliances and Ice Makers
Gas appliances and water lines to refrigerators need to be disconnected and have the lines capped. Your mover will not be able to move these appliances without this having been done in advance of your move date.
Do you know where the shipping bolts are? Without these bolts, the washer can be damaged during your move. If you do not have the bolts, you should call the store you purchased the washer from and request new ones. Many companies also allow you to order the bolts directly from their website.
Load and Hold
Many movers believe that they will be allowed to attend a closing with a move in progress and then continue to the offload of their new home. With today’s stricter lending standards this is not frequently allowed and movers have to be out of a home completely 1 hour prior to the closing. This requires a load and hold scenario where your shipment is loaded the day before your closing and delivered the day of closing in the afternoon or the following day. You should speak with your real estate attorney to determine if this will be necessary or if they can write in a lease-back option into your purchase and sale.