5 Tips to Make Moving in to your New Boston Home Painless

Moving into a new Boston Beacon Hill condo or downtown Boston high rise condo can be stressful, especially if you are moving across the country and need to keep things organized. That is why we wanted to provide you with 5 simple tips to make moving into your new Austin home painless.

#1 Use Colored Duct Tape to Color Code

Oh the many uses for duct tape. Go and get a different color of duct tape for each room in your new Boston Midtown condominium that you will be moving into.  Assign a color to each room, and as you pack, label your boxes with that color of tape and write with a sharpie to label them with the room and what is in each box.

#2 Trash Bags for Hanging Clothes

Instead of taking your clothes off the hanger, boxing them up, and re-hanging them when into your new Boston high rise condo, keep them all on their hangers and use a large garbage bag to keep them all together. Group a bunch of clothes together on hangers, bag them from the bottom up, and tie the

#3 Wrap Everything!

Make sure to wrap all of your valuables! It is so easy for things to get broken when moving, and so important to make sure everything is carefully cushioned. You can use newspaper, old phone books, bubble wrap, clothes, socks, towels, and more. Get creative!


‍#4 Packing with Plastic Bins

Pack your items that will be in storage, the garage, or the basement in large plastic bins. This is great for decorations from holidays, camping items, auto supplies, and more. This will make it easy to transfer them into the designated areas and sort through them when you get more time after you have moved everything critical into your home.

#5 Find a Trusted Local Storage Unit

A lot of times we accumulate more than we can store in our houses, and having a storage unit can help with a lot of stress when dealing with too many things in the house. Finding a trusted storage unit can be a toss up, but look for one that has deals and discounts, and great customer storage. Extra Space Storage will give all the clients that move into a storage unit their first month free, and 20% off a moving truck rental, so that might be a good place to start looking!

Don’t let moving get you down, just remember to stay calm and stay organized! These moving tips should help relieve some of the stress that comes with moving into a new place.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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