Marathon Moving Lucas McGary appeared on Real Estate Radio Boston last Monday, September 26. Check out his interview with Rick Scherer and Ali Alavi below:
It is not everyday you get to pack a room full of 1,000 pairs of Air Jordan’s! Call us now for all your moving and packing needs! #BostonMoving #Packing #AirJordan
Simon and Haratio may have forgotten their rain jackets on move day but Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy were nice enough to loan them some Official Boston Police rain gear to stay dry! Thanks for your hospitality and all the best with your new home.
This sprawling landscape and spectacular hilltop home has finally come together! With a long list of sponsors from the area’s best in home design, the show is now open to the public for tours through October 9. Once again this year Marathon Moving is happy and proud to be a sponsor.
September 14-October 9
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Tickets are $25 and all proceeds directly benefit Boston Children’s Hospital—the project’s non-profit partner for the 4th consecutive year. Tickets may be purchased online ahead of time at bostonmagazine.com/designhome or on site. Both cash and credit will be accepted at the door.
This self-guided tour will take you through the home with a Buyer’s Guide which lists out room by room all of the items in the home provided by our sponsors. Also, new this year, visitors will be able to bid on silent auction items in the home, all benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital. Guests may bid on the donated items from various sponsors in the home either online at bostonmagazine.com/designhome or onsite during their visit.
Virtual Design Home is LIVE. You can take a digital tour of the home featuring sponsors hotspots, professional photography and sponsor information at bostonmagazine.com/designhome.
Don’t miss it in the September issue of Boston magazine which is on newsstands. This features a 48 page section dedicated to Design Home and gorgeous photography and additional information about the home.
We always enjoy setting up our customer’s game rooms! Enjoy the many years of family fun. #pooltables #movingmemories #bestofboston
Raldy must played a lot of Tetris growing up! Call us now to ensure your goods are loaded expertly and carefully for your move! #safemovers #bestofboston #bostonmoving
And sometimes after delivering customer’s to their new home they let the crew drive their pristine 1929 Model A Ford. Thank you Mr. O’Brien for making Haratio’s day! #localmoving #bestofboston
Real Estate Radio Boston would like to extend a warm thanks to Marathon Moving for making it out to the Millennium Tower networking event. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
We are also proud to announce Real Estate Radio Boston’s newest supporter, Marathon Moving! Marathon Moving has been moving Bostonian’s around the city since 2000.
We hope to see you at the next Real Estate Radio Boston event!
After all, whether transitioning from Allston to Brighton, Back Bay to Beacon Hill, or North to South End, the same logistical struggles like finding storage space, packing, cleaning, and battling traffic on route plagues us all.
We heeded the call of panicked movers and consulted one of Boston’s largest moving companies — Best of Boston winner, Marathon Moving. Here’s their expert advice for a better move between living spaces:
Tip 1: Find Reputable Movers
Marathon Moving suggests Boston-area residents on-the-move research moving companies prior to contacting one directly. Try getting direct referrals from your realtor, mortgage broker, co-workers, or neighbors. You can look online for help in vetting movers and access sites like Better Business Bureau at BBB.org, Angie’s List, and Yelp can be good resources, but you should avoid sites that allow companies to contact you or offer to provide quotes from multiple moving companies.
Tip 2: Plan Ahead
Marathon Moving suggests planning ahead with a moving calendar and contacting a mover 6-8 weeks prior to your move date. This will allow time to schedule an in-home estimate with multiple firms, receive and review quotes, and then schedule the mover of choice. This should also give enough time for those moving into or from Boston who require parking permits and or elevator reservations to arrange for these as well.
Tip 3: Declutter
Don’t try to pack as you declutter. Go through your entire home — storage areas included — and identify the items you won’t need in your new home. This will allow you to start early so there’s plenty of time to set up pick-ups or drop-offs to charities, friends, family, consignment stores, or the dump. You may find great joy in finding a second home for all your things! Plus, it can reduce your tax bill and moving costs.
Tip 4: Be Prepared
If you’re packing by yourself, give yourself enough time. Start in the storage areas or least used rooms in your home. Use professional packing materials and watch tutorial videos online to learn tips from the pros. If you’ve hired your mover to pack as well, you should go through the areas they will be packing to remove personal papers, currency, and jewelry. These items generally aren’t covered by moving insurance so it’s best if they can be moved by you.
Tip 5: Be There
It’s always preferable for you to be there on moving day. Having your attorney represent you at closing, having a sitter for the kids, or someone to watch your pets are great ways to reduce stress and keep you focused during the move. Being there and being available to answer questions for your move crew will help make for a smoother process.
It’s your move now, Boston: Contact Marathon Moving today for more expert tips and start preparing for your new digs without all the hassle.
Downsizing and preparing to move can be a very stressful time. However, if you are an empty-nester moving into a smaller home or condo or a renter that’s moving into a smaller apartment, there are ways to lessen that stress.
Whatever the reason for downsizing, one will inevitably have to give up some possessions. To help with the transition, use the following five tips to meet the challenge of creating a new living space head on.
No. 1: Make a list. First off, you should always write a list of the items you simply cannot or will not live without. Doing this will make it easier to rid yourself of the items you are on the fence about or never really cared about. However, always be reasonable and take into consideration what will and will not fit into your new living space.
No. 2: Know the new space. Get a feel for the size of a new space by comparing it to rooms of equal or similar dimension in the former home. If a former bedroom is of a similar size to the new bedroom, there’s not much to consider. Conversely, if a new living room is approximately half the size as the old one, one will most likely need to get rid of that extra sofa or chair, among other items.
No. 3: Subdue sentimentality. Some possessions you just can’t bring yourself to leave behind. However, there are others that might only be sentimental to certain degrees but are simultaneously unnecessary. Start with kitchen items. Nobody really needs two sets of steak knives, for example, or a dozen mixing bowls of various colors. And when moving into a home that doesn’t have a garage or a very small one, it is time to rid oneself of items such as extra ladders or anything else not needed or of use anymore.
No. 4: Have a garage sale. The simplest way to get rid of those unnecessary items is to have a garage sale. This not only saves the trouble of having to pack things up for storage but puts money in one’s pocket.
No. 5: Go green. For any items you could not sell or don’t want to store, this is a golden opportunity to go green and help the environment or a person in need. Almost anything can be recycled, reused or donated instead of being discarded. Just like you have found a new home, so can your old possessions.