The most wonderful time of the year is here again! The signs of the season are everywhere: old mattresses piled on the sidewalks, gridlocked streets filled with rental trucks, and a near-crash for a truck on Storrow Drive. Olympia Moving & Storage is still in the midst of our busiest weekend of the year. In addition to the 40 moves we’re completing daily, you can find us working on the Northeastern campus, moving thousands of new and returning students into their dorms.
Whether you were moving with Olympia or not, we wanted to help everyone have a merry Boston moving day. We posted PSAs on the back of the iconic Olympia trucks, reminding drivers that they can NOT bring trucks onto Storrow Drive. Olympia also created an Allston Christmas survival guide, with advice from the experts to make a September 1st move a success. Olympia has conquered over 25 Allston Christmases, so we know how to navigate the chaos.
With 79% of Boston leases turning over on the same date, it certainly is chaos. According the Boston Globe, more than 138,000 students return to the city and about 2,000 U-Hauls will be on the road this weekend. You can count on the citizens of Boston to document the experience.
Funniest Tweets and Instagrams Allston Christmas 2018
Garbage, as far as they eye can see
— [footage not found] (@llinsalata) August 31, 2018
— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) August 31, 2018
— jenna calderara (@jenrara) August 29, 2018
— Karen (@karenraveb) September 1, 2018
Rental trucks galore
— jord (@JordoOlard) September 1, 2018
— Rebecca Santos Seetahal (@RebeccaSeetahal) September 1, 2018
When a Uhaul wasn’t an option, some found innovative solutions
— sean behan (@seanbeh3) August 31, 2018
Just saw two ferrets being transported in a cage. Happy allston Christmas!!!!
— NicVenguer (@NicVenguer) August 31, 2018
And a Merry Allston Christmas to all. May your UHauls be Storrowed with care pic.twitter.com/AgOaGTOqge
— Xander Miller (@XanderBOS) August 31, 2018
Introducing the storrow-drive-friendly moving truck pic.twitter.com/t2dDUHrKLG
— Cardi B Goode (@EricPHuston1) August 24, 2018
There were a few close calls
— Mark Garfinkel (@pictureboston) August 27, 2018
Close call tonight! #AlmostStorrowed
— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) August 31, 2018
— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) August 31, 2018
But it turns out bridges on Storrow aren’t the only danger
— Roy Butt (@rbutt14) September 1, 2018
The city and local companies tried to lend a hand
Merry #allstonchristmas @COB_ONS is posted with @BostonPWD @bostonpolice D-14 with welcome to Boston packets with local information and guide to @CityOfBoston Services. Come visit at 100 Brighton Ave, #Allston pic.twitter.com/Hxs4zvRRUM
— Warren O'Reilly (@AllstonBrighton) August 31, 2018
The best gift on Allston Christmas? A flight far away from it. Stop by our moving truck at Rose Kennedy Greenway from 12-2 PM and Southie from 5-7 PM for your chance to win a flight outta here. https://t.co/Fqj9rXv0XW pic.twitter.com/txhdK5LMmz
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) August 22, 2018
And of course, some much-needed memes
— Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) September 1, 2018
— Christian (@csann) September 1, 2018
If you need to move in Boston any time of year, Olympia Moving & Storage is here to help. Give us a call at 617-926-5555 or get an instant quote on our website.