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Top 5 Ways To Find The Best Moving Company For Your Move

Posted by Mark Machesky on Oct 25, 2015 6:22:28 PM


Finding a moving company to move your whole life to your new home is stressful, but it does not have to be difficult. Thankfully, with the magical world of the internet, everything you need to find, research, and select a moving company is accessible through your computer and phone. 

Finding the best mover is not always about finding the best estimate given to you. In fact, this is the number one mistake that a lot of people make when selecting a mover. The majority of reputable moving companies will be very close to each other in terms of price, it is the outliers that you have to look out for and be wary of. There are a number of helpful websites to guide you in your search for a moving company. We have listed the top 5 reputable sites most helpful to you and your search.  

 

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The Best Ways To Save Money When Moving in Boston

Posted by Mark Machesky on Aug 27, 2015 11:45:27 AM


The Best Ways To Save Money When Moving In Boston

Boston is one of the most expensive cities to live in. The real estate prices seem to climb every year and the rental market is just as bad if not worse. Because of this, it is important to save money when and where you can. Moving is also expensive, but there are ways to save money and eliminate needless spending if you know what to look for. Below are some helpful tips to save money when moving in Boston. 

1. Get Rid of Items You No Longer Need

Moving costs are almost always based on the list of items you actually have to move, whether your move is charged based on the hour, volume, or weight. This is why it is important to make sure you actually care about the items you are moving, before you pay to have them moved. For this reason, a move or relocation is the perfect opportunity to go through that basement or spare room you have been putting off for so long. 

Remember you can deduct some items from your taxes if you donate them to charity. A great thing  about charitable organizations is not only are you doing good for your community, but most of them have a pick up service available where they will come to your home and pick up large items that you are donating. 

2. Start Early

One of the best and time tested ways to save money on a move is to start early. Not only does this allow you more time to get as many quotes as you possibly can, but you also have access to the "first-comer" rates for whatever day you want to move. This is extremely important on highly demanded moving days like August 31st and September 1st in Boston for example. 

It also allows you to start planning on what you will need for materials early. When you consciously aware of the boxes and materials you need, you can get the from unusual sources in order to save money. One great place to look is the office you work in (If you work in an office). They often have an abundance of boxes from shipments coming in that they just recycle and will never use again. 

**TV Boxes** All LCD TVs and Plasma TVs need to be placed into a proper box. Having a proper box is crucial as it is the only way to ensure adequate protection for your tv. A lot of people want to wrap the TV in bubble wrap and this does hardly anything to protect a tv from damages. Keep in mind your items are stacked together when inside the truck. Having an appropriate box not only allows movers to do this, but it also helps support and protect your tv during the loading process. 

3. Try To Avoid Days That Everyone Else Also Wants To Move

Growing up my father used to buy firewood right at the start of the summer if it was available. When I was younger I asked him why and he said , "because no one is thinking about needing wood for the winter yet, and prices are low." This made more sense to me when I discovered the law of supply and demand. Supply and demand applies to so many different things in our economy and the moving industry is no exception.

Demand for moving services is at its highest in Boston during the summer months, especially August. People usually move during this month because they have no choice. Due to the number of universities in the area, leases for apartments usually end on Aug 31 and begin anew on September 1. Homes sales also rise during summer months, creating even more demand. When everyone else around you wants the same thing you do, prices are high. Just look at Iphones. It is best to move during off season months if you can, which is anytime form October to April. 

4. Check to See if You Can Deduct Some Expenses From Your Move

Even if you are not getting help from your employer for your relocation, you can always look into getting a deduction on your federal and state taxes. As long as your relocation was work-related, meaning you moved to start a new job or a move was necessary for the current job you have, you should at least get some form of a deduction. Check your state website to learn more about moving deductions. You can find information for federal reductions here.

5. Check The Insurance Policies You Already Have Before Buying Additional Insurance

Insurance for protecting your items is often the most misunderstood portion of your move. To put it simply, you have a few different options when it comes to insurance. You can elect the minimum liability coverage that is free, you can purchase additional full replacement coverage (The most expensive option), or, you can investigate whether or not your homeowners or renters insurance policy will cover your goods while being moved. 

Renters and/or homeowners insurance is the first place you should start. If that avenue doesn't work out, the next step would be to find a third party insurance company. Do not forget to ask yourself if you even need additional insurance in the first place. 

**Note**  Most insurance companies will not cover certain items, even if you purchased insurance from them. The most common misconception is about items made of press-wood, like IKEA furniture. Also note that insurance companies will not cover items packed inside boxes that you have packed yourself. As with everything with moving, always ask if you do not know.

 


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The Biggest Challenges when Hiring a Moving Company(And How to Solve Them)

Posted by Mark Machesky on Aug 7, 2015 10:24:47 AM


Challenges During The Moving Process

Moving is difficult. No one knows that better than a moving company. But there are solutions to a lot of the problems that arise during the moving process, and with a little know how and planning, they can be easily implemented. 

Listed below are some of the most common problems individuals face when looking for movers, comparing movers, and the moving process. By knowing more about the industry, you can make better decisions and make your move as stress-free as possible. 

The moving process is essentially two phases: Phase 1 being the preparation stage, 2 being the move itself. Lets break it down by each phase. Now this blog is long, so you most likely do not have time to read it all. Each section is broken down by a heading so you can find the info you are looking for quickly and easily. 

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PODS: Why You Shouldn't Write Off A Boston Moving Service

Posted by Mark Machesky on Jul 11, 2015 7:01:19 PM

POD Or Mover?: How To Decide

PODS or Portable On Demand Storage has many uses and depending on your needs may be the perfect solution for you. They have been used as a temporary storage while a home is being renovated and they also allow you to move yourself without arguably having to experience the worst part of moving which is the travel to your new home, especially if you are going across the country. PODS aren't always the best decision when it comes to your relocation though, as they can pose just as many challenges as they can benefits.

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Your Guide to Summer Moving

Posted by Mark Machesky on May 31, 2015 6:26:30 AM

Everyone wants to move during the summer and warmer months. For anyone who has experienced New England winters, it is not hard to understand why. Moving through two feet of snow seems fun to no one, and the housing market is really at its peak during the summer months (Although there is a great argument as to why you should sell your home in the winter here).  

Regardless, the reality is the demand for moving services is high during the summer months and this not only drives up prices but also reduces availability. There are steps you can take to avoid not being able to get the exact day you want to move, as well as save money.

 

 

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Understanding Moving Insurance

Posted by Mark Machesky on Apr 10, 2015 10:34:00 AM

If you have ever used a professional moving service before, you probably are somewhat familiar with the insurance options that are available to you. A good moving consultant will be able to explain the different options you have for insuring your possessions and will be able to explain to you both the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Not every insurance option is right for everyone, so it is important when hiring a professional mover to understand the different options available to you. Remember, no matter how much insurance you do or do not have, it is always a great idea when moving to use proper packing materials.

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So, You Need To Move

Posted by Mark Machesky on Apr 7, 2015 10:13:46 PM

With more and more people looking to move as the weather starts to heat up, we thought it would be a great opportunity to provide some helpful tips to prepare you for your upcoming move. After all, everyone in the Boston area deserves a little warmth after the winter that we have just had. If you want to avoid another winter like last year, you are going to have to move. Boston is a great city but unfortunately we do have a long, hard winter season. 

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No Help From Yelp

Posted by Mark Machesky on Mar 24, 2015 8:56:59 PM

 When choosing a moving company in Boston, how do you know which one to choose? 

The best way to find a mover is through friends. You know them, you trust them, and they are comfortable enough with you to share their true experiences when using a moving company. Also, if you are a pleasant person, they wouldn't want to lose you as a friend by referring a horrible company to you.

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Finding the right Boston Moving Company

Posted by Mark Machesky on Mar 20, 2015 12:11:32 PM


Why Eagle Lines should be your Boston Mover

Finding the best Boston mover in the area can be difficult. There are so many choices to choose from, it is hard to separate the companies that are honest and reputable from the companies that should be avoided. There are of course customer review sites available to help aid you in your choice, however many of these websites are unreliable due to a lack of accountability. Some reviews you'll see on Yelp for example, come from individuals who never moved with the company in the first place! Because of this, the best resources available when choosing a moving company are accredited sources like the Better Business Bureau and determining whether or not your Boston mover is fully licensed and insured. 

Below are some of the top reasons why Eagle Lines makes for a great Boston mover. 


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Understanding First Available Delivery Dates

Posted by Mark Machesky on Mar 10, 2015 4:31:00 PM

When moving to a different state (Moving Long-Distance), it is important that you understand how moving services ship your items. By understanding how they plan and operate, it will help you not only choose the best mover that suits your needs, but it will also help your moving consultant because you will be knowledgeable enough to ask the right questions so you can receive the right answers. 

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Welcome to Eagle Lines moving blog. The one stop shop for everything moving. Here you will find useful tips and articles related to anything in the moving industry. Save time and money utilizing the information you find here and create a stress-free move!

 

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