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Boston Moving Guide: Essential Dos and Don'ts for a Stress-Free Relocation

Focus Real Estate
Aug 8 4 minutes read

If you're planning a move in Newton, Jamaica Plain, or neighboring cities in Boston, there are essential dos and don'ts you should be aware of. At Focus Real Estate, we understand that moving can be both exciting and challenging, and we want to help you make the process as smooth as possible. In this blog, we'll provide valuable tips and advice for a successful move during August. 


  • Plan Ahead for a Smooth Move: August is a popular moving month, so it's crucial to plan well in advance. Start by creating a detailed moving timeline and checklist to stay organized throughout the process.

  • Book Movers Early: Due to high demand, moving companies tend to fill up their schedules quickly in August. Secure your preferred moving company well ahead of time to avoid last-minute hassles.

  • Stay Hydrated: August can be hot and humid, especially during moving day. Stay hydrated and provide water and refreshments for your moving team to keep everyone energized.

  • Protect Your Belongings from Heat: Certain items, such as electronics and delicate belongings, can be sensitive to extreme temperatures. Take precautions to protect them from heat damage during transit.

  • Take Advantage of Garage Sales and Donations: Before moving, declutter your belongings and consider holding a garage sale or donating items you no longer need. It lightens your load and can even earn you some extra cash.


  • Don't Forget to Notify Important Parties: Make a list of organizations and individuals that need to be notified of your address change, such as utility companies, the post office, and your bank, among others.

  • Avoid Moving During Rush Hours: Traffic can be intense during this time of year, especially during peak hours. Try to schedule your move during off-peak times to avoid delays.

  • Don't Overpack Boxes: Although it might be tempting to fit as much as possible into one box, overpacking can make them too heavy to lift safely. Keep the weight manageable to prevent injuries.

  • Avoid Leaving Packing for the Last Minute: Summer moves can be hectic, so start packing early and tackle one room at a time. This approach will reduce stress and ensure you have everything ready in time.

  • Don't Neglect Your Pets: Moving can be stressful for pets, so create a safe and comfortable space for them during the process. Consider boarding them or arranging for a friend to look after them on moving day.

Conclusion: Moving during this time of year requires careful planning and preparation. By following these dos and don'ts, you can make your move a successful and enjoyable experience. If you need expert advice or assistance during your move, contact our Newton office at 43 Lincoln Street, (617) 916-1147, or our Jamaica Plain office at 34 South Street, 617. 676. 4082, for a free consultation. Our team at Focus Real Estate is here to support you every step of the way. Happy moving!

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