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.
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.
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.
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.