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Emergency Moving

How Humboldt helps you when you’ve had an emergency in your home

Humboldt is one of several moving companies in Boston but one thing that sets us apart from others is our emergency services division. While the majority of our days are spent helping customers move into new homes or to new cities, our emergency services crews are hard at work reducing the stress of homeowners that have suffered a catastrophic event in their homes. We have helped customers around Greater Boston that have had fires, floods, ice dams, wind damage, and other storm damage to their homes. As you might imagine, when your home suffers extensive damage, you may need

Home Staging Tips For A Quick Sale

We get it, you love your furniture and everything you have placed in your home over the years. We all have our own individual tastes and styles, but what we like might not be for everyone. And that’s why, if you are planning on selling your home this spring or summer, it’s a great idea to consider staging your home. What is "Home Staging"? Staging a home is about creating a new atmosphere and vibe to help your future buyer see all the possibilities that your home can offer them. In short, its putting your home in the best

Spring Forward : Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

Get ready to SPRING forward!  Daylight Savings starts Sunday, March 10th.  This weekend is also a good time to take these steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. On average: 7 people die every day from a home fire. 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day. Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year. Test Smoke Alarms : Take a few minutes to test and replace smoke alarm batteries if needed. Push the test button on each alarm to ensure the alarms are working. It is also a great time to

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Winter Fire Hazards Around The Home

We have helped countless families in the past few years that have fallen victim to a house fire and the stress involved is in many cases, immeasurable. There is nothing more frightening than a house fire. A house fire takes on a life of its own and within moments, a fire can take over an entire structure, and leave a family devastated by its damage. According to the US Fire Administration, part of FEMA, over 50% of all house fires in 2016 were the result of cooking. Close to 10% were because of heating issues and over 6% were

Fall Back : Change Your Clocks & Change Your Batteries

Get ready to FALL backwards!  Daylight Savings starts Sunday, November 4th. This weekend is also a good time to take these steps to make sure your household is prepared for emergencies. On average: 7 people die every day from a home fire. 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day. Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year. Test Smoke Alarms : Take a few minutes to test and replace smoke alarm batteries if needed. Push the test button on each alarm to ensure the alarms are working. It is also a great time to

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4 Tips To Keep Your Summer Cookout Safe

There is nothing better than a Saturday on the deck with friends and plates of great smelling food all around to make a weekend complete. The only thing that’s makes these days better is to make sure everyone is safe. At Humboldt, we not only move families that might be moving because of a new job or maybe they are buying a larger home. We also work with families that have experienced a tragedy such as a house fire and need our help immediately. While the causes of these fire vary, in some cases, it can be from outdoor

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How To Restore Furniture After A Home Disaster

New Englanders see everything from rain, to wind, to snow, to enormous tides and the damage to go along with these conditions. We have had everything from entire homes knocked off their foundations to trees going through countless homes so far this year. When trees do invade your home, they can cause much more damage than just the house itself. That tree can cause substantial damage to what is in your home. And the same goes for water and fire. When your home experiences a flood or you have personal items dented, scratched or broken, the damages can add

Where Should I Put My Furniture During Construction?

If you are like many homeowners, you most probably have more than enough furniture in your home. Where should it all go when you are embarking on a home improvement or restoration project such as replacing or refinishing your floors? Or even more extensive such as a full remodeling job? Here are a few tips for what to do with all that furniture during construction. Store Furniture Off Site The best way to make sure your furniture doesn’t get damaged during a remodeling job is to store it off site. Get it out of the home and into a safe

How To Prepare For A Winter Home Emergency

One week the weather casters say we’ll have a winter full of snowstorms, and the next week, they all say it’s going to be a mild winter. The week after that, all snow, all the time. It seems that we never know what we’re in for when it comes to winters in New England. But one thing we do know as a moving company in Boston. We have to be prepared for anything. New England weather in the winter can throw just about anything at us. Snow, rain, sleet, sunny days and more. Throw in some of these factors

Holiday Home Safety Tips

From the children all the way up to us adults, we pretty much have one thing on our minds during the holiday season - having fun! However, taking just a little time to think about safety around the home can go a long way in preventing a whole host of unwanted circumstances. Here are our "Holiday Home Safety Tips" that will hopefully put you at ease during this time of year. Weather If you live in New England then you know that one day, it can be 60 degrees out and the next day you can have snow on