Boston is unlike any other city in the nation as there are thousands of professionals and students moving in and out of the city each year. It doesn’t sound bad, but for it’s small size the amount of relocations in and out of Boston makes it difficult. Moving around the city with even a small amount of furniture can be a huge hassle, especially if you aren’t familiar with the streets. One can lead you to a dreadful rotary and the next will lead you to a dead end, and don’t even get us started on the dreading “Storrowing” of box trucks unlucky enough to make it onto Storrow Drive. Before leading up to your moving day, make sure to get important information that can affect your moving process such as traffic information or the weather, especially if you will be moving inside the city.
While your general route is important when planning you’ll move you’ll want to be conscious of other people moving around you, especially if you’re unlucky enough to have to move on September 1st. Boston streets are narrow and crowded and you’ll want to be careful not to block others to avoid getting off on a bad foot with your neighbors. Another very “Boston” moving issue is narrow staircase. Be sure to do your due diligence when moving into a new apartment and measure everything you can. The last thing you’ll want is to have to get rid of your brand new couch just because it doesn’t fit up the staircase in your new building. Last but not least, you’ll want to be sure to get all of your parking permits for your origin and your destination so that you can avoid long walks or having to park on narrow, crowded streets. This is the cardinal rule for moving in Boston, and especially the North End as parking is a hassle is regular sized vehicles, let alone large trucks.
Sound like a lot? It is. But Mastodon Moving can help!
Our team of professional movers knows Boston by heart. Wherever your location is, rest assured that we will know the best route and traffic information prior to the moving day and we’ll even handle getting your parking permits so you don’t have to worry about them. We have well-prepared teams with the necessary equipment to move one home to another, no matter where they may be and if you have furniture that won’t be able to fit through the narrow doorways, we can find a way to hoist that thing up through a window. We also provide craning services for big furniture such as pianos. Lastly, Mastodon has a wide array of vehicles to use with moving. For places like the North End, we have medium-sized trucks that fit perfectly in the streets!
At Mastodon Moving, we’re here to help your moving easier! Request a moving estimate online or give us a call at 774-421-9004.