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Lucky Moves: Tips for a Smooth St. Patrick’s Day Move

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You’re a tough one if you’re thinking about moving on St. Patrick’s Day. Lucky for you, we provide moving service every day of the year.

So let’s see, you decided on the date, and it happens to be on the 17th of March. It really is a day filled with festivals, parades, lots and lots of beer, and all-green everything everywhere. So yeah, it might be a bit of a challenge to convince your friends to help you move when there are so many other, ahem, “important” things to do, like hitting up the local pub for some green-tinted brews.

But hey, if you can manage to move on St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll have a great story to tell. Just make sure to have plenty of green beer on hand to bribe your friends with!

It just takes a little preparation and a great team (“coughs Roadway Moving”) by your side to survive the move. So put on your best shamrock hat, and read on for tips on how to survive a St. Patrick’s Day move without losing your mind (or your lucky charms).

St. Patrick's Day Parade in NYC

1. Navigating the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Maze.

The first thing you need to do is schedule the time for your move so you should think about things like when and where the parade takes place in your city. In NYC it marches up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street. It starts at 11am so you should schedule your move early! And we mean crack-of-dawn, rooster-crowing early. Or even after the parade. Either that or we’ll have to move you in a helicopter (don’t worry we will add it to our fleet one day!). So trust us, without the helicopter, the last thing you want is to be stuck in the middle of a parade, surrounded by floats, as you try to carry a couch up a flight of stairs. And please don’t assume that the parade will be at the same time and place as last year, there’s nothing worse than being ready for the move, only to realize that you’ll probably get trapped in your own home.

If all else fails though, just embrace the chaos. Who knows, maybe you’ll make some new friends trying to catch that couch that’s falling down the stairs, decked out in a green top hat and a fake beard.

Plus you won’t need to worry about crowds and traffic because, don’t mean to brag, but Roadway Moving’s always on time. And if you don’t believe us, believe those better on-time delivery than Amazon rates (Sorry Jeff).

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2. Kick back and let us Shamrock your move.

Our team of expert packers will carefully pack up all of your belongings, making sure to label everything clearly (so you don’t accidentally end up with your neighbor’s collection of leprechaun figurines). And when the time for the move comes, our skilled movers will safely transport your items to your new home – all while you sip on a cold one and enjoy the glory of the holiday.

With our moving services, you won’t have to worry about a thing – that’s our job. So go ahead, eat that corned beef sandwich, down that pint of Guinness, and let us shamrock your move.

pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

3. We’ll help you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (or at least your lost keys)!

It’s not uncommon for things to go missing during a move – in fact, it would be odd if something didn’t go missing. But don’t worry, we’ve got a keen eye for hidden treasures. As we’re packing up your belongings, we’ll keep an eye out for anything that looks like it might be valuable (and we’re not just talking about your grandma’s antique teapot).

Lost your favorite pair of earrings? Don’t sweat it – we’ll look through everything until we find them. Can’t seem to locate that diamond necklace? Leave it to us – we’ll track it down faster than a leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day. Oh boy, we’re on fire with the puns today.

And once we’ve found your hidden gems, we’ll make sure to bring them right to you (no need to search for that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow). So sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting – we’ll make sure your move is as smooth as a pint of that Guinness you’re sipping.

Tip: Check your pockets while decluttering, you might find some money there. Who needs a leprechaun when you’ve got some old trousers and a little bit of luck?

Pro tip: You can even show us a picture of your ex – that way, if we happen to stumble upon any more evidence of their existence (like those old cinema tickets you’ve been hiding), we’ll know to either toss them or tuck them away in a safe spot.

4. Let’s cure that Post Move/Parade Hangover.

And that’s a wrap! Congratulations!!! Now it’s time to celebrate! But fair warning: after moving with Roadway, you’ll be so busy poppin’ champagne and toasting to such an amazing move that you’re practically guaranteed a hangover.

So, what’s the best way to cure that post-move headache? A hearty breakfast would be the winner (think greasy bacon and eggs), plenty of water, and for the finale, nothing says ‘I moved like a boss’ quite like a morning mimosa.

And if you’re really feeling like your head might explode, don’t worry – we got you. Just give us a call, and we’ll send over a team of movers armed with Gatorade, Advil, and plenty of sympathy.

Roadway Moving's blue truck

5. Blue is the new Green!

But wait – what if you’re not feeling the green vibes? Fear not, my friend, because we have a solution.

Did you know that the original color of St. Patrick’s Day was actually blue? That’s right – before the green revolution, the streets were all about blue-colored everything. And what color are Roadway’s trucks and uniforms, you ask? You guessed it – blue! Some would even say it’s destiny…

So, if you’re not into the whole green thing, no worries, neither are we. Just show up on your moving day wearing your favorite blue, and we’ll fit right in.


From moving trucks, best on-time delivery, to even hangover tips and let’s all admit it – some amazing puns; Roadway Moving really does have it all. So not only are you guaranteed to have a stress-free, smooth move, you’ll actually have fun doing it. So if you’re ready to party, give us a call and once and for all, let’s Shamrock your move!

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