The Eagle Lines Moving Blog
Topics: how to prepare for your move
If you asked me about the most common questions I get asked on a regular basis from my time spent in the moving industry, instantly two stand out from the rest. The first being, "How long does it take for my stuff to be delivered?" And the second most common question always relates to moving insurance. From what types of insurance options are available to what does my insurance cover? We wrote a blog about how long, long distance deliveries take related to the first question here.
There are two days late summer that are dreaded by everyone living within Boston. Already bad morning and evening commutes are worse on these days, and driving through neighborhoods like Allston, Brighton, and the Back Bay feel like driving through an abandoned highway on a Walking Dead set. The days I am talking about are of course, August 31st and September 1st. These two days are created by what I like to call, "The Perfect Storm." Sorry about all the movie puns.
Your Top 10 Best Websites for Moving
Moving is one of the most common experiences that everyone has or will experienced at one point in their life or another. Did you know that on average, people move 11 times during their lifetime? Who knew, right? Now I know what you are thinking but I am here to tell you moving that many times does not have to be a bad thing.That is why we have listed the best resources to help you with your move.
Because moving is such a stressful process, there are literally millions of websites you can find on the topic. Not all information and content is the same however and some websites share and explain information much better than others. There are also other sites that may not seem so obvious when moving like Waze or USPS but they are important none the less.
Boston's neighborhoods are great. Boston is a city large enough to offer a ton of things to do but is also small enough that, no matter where you are located in the city, you are close to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Even though it sounds perfect, some Boston neighborhoods do provide quite the challenge for moving and the Boston movers that assist you in your relocation.
Moving out of state forces you to consider other things that you would not normally need to think about it if you were moving locally. Not only are the charges different, but you also have to plan ahead for the delivery as you do not receive your items on the exact day you want them 99% of the time. Long distance deliveries also work differently, because movers will transport your items in a tractor trailer rather than the box truck your items were most likely picked up with.
Here at Eagle Lines, our movers are no strangers to inclement weather. Moving in the cold is unpleasant enough, add a little snow or rain into the mix and you only add to the number of possible things that can go wrong. Eagle Lines has done a lot of moves during inclement weather, including the snow storms last year, and the down pours we had at the end of September. If you have hired a professional mover for your relocation, you most likely have nothing to worry about. But there are some things you can do though to help the movers complete your move faster, ultimately saving you money.
Preparation Is Everything
Chances are you have been researching moving companies online and have come across a few links that deem the process of moving to be stressful. No kidding. For most of us moving is inevitable but the more you know about how the whole process works the easier it is.
At Eagle Lines, we strive to make the moving process easier everyday and one thing we have learned over the years is that, no matter what your move entails, knowledge about the process will help you receive the best terms and rates for your move. This is especially true for long distance moves, because it requires much more planning than a local move.
Long Distance moves require much more planning because delivery windows and the higher costs associated with them. We have listed some steps below that you can take to save yourself time, money, and headaches.
Recently I was giving an estimate to a woman who brought up a lot of great questions for long distance moves. One of the questions she asked that stood out to me was, "Why is your estimate so much lower than all of the other estimates I have received?"