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The Marathon Moving Podcast

Are you planning a move in the near future? This podcast provides expert moving advice & tips from Marathon Moving Co. Whether it's a small apartment, large household, a one-person office, or an entire company moving cross town, cross country, or overseas, Marathon Moving's tips will provide valuable insight and information for a pain-free move. 

Hosts:  Paul Nelson, Owner/President of Marathon Moving Co, and , show moderator.

Please check back weekly to listen to our newest episode. Each week, we post a new moving and/or storage topic to answer all your burning questions. If you need us to elaborate on anything you listen to here, please call us at 617-325-1832 or you can email us at info@marathonmoving.com.

Thanks for listening!

EPISODE 81 - Brookline Movers, how to plan your move in Brookline Mass


Duration: 04:50

Episode Notes:If you are living in or moving to Brookline Massachusetts, this podcast reveals all the essential items you need to consider when planning your next move.

EPISODE 80 - 3 Key Tips for Planning a Summer Move


Duration: 05:10

Episode Notes:The days are getting warmer, the kids are getting antsy as the last day of school nears, and many homeowners are stockpiling boxes for their upcoming move. Yep, summer is just around the corner so it's time once again to talk about summer moves.

EPISODE 79 - Essential Moving Advice for Movers in West Newton MA

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Duration: 03:56

Episode Notes:Since last November we have been marching all over Newton Massachusetts discussing many interesting moving facts for the residents living in various villages around the Newton area. Today we will conclude the Newton Movers series with the West Newton area.

EPISODE 78 - Tips for Moving Waban Residents in Newton Mass

Duration: 04:15

Episode Notes:We began our Newton Movers series last November and have uncovered many interesting moving facts for residents living in the Newton area. With just a few villages to go, in this episode we will discuss the Waban area.

EPISODE 77 - Moving Challenges in the Oak Hill Area of Newton MA

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Duration: 05:29

Episode Notes:We are making our way through the various villages surrounding Newton Massachusetts, discussing the unique moving challenges people face when planning a move. In this episode, we be examine the Oak Hill area.

EPISODE 76 - Moving in the Spring Saves Time, Money, and Hassle


Duration: 06:33

Episode Notes:The first official day of Spring was March 21st and while it didn't really FEEL like Spring in the Northeast, we knew in our hearts and minds that warmer weather was just around the corner. As the last of the snow banks melt into this years lawn, it's time to discuss Spring moves.

EPISODE 75 - Newton Movers: Planning a Move in the Nonantum Area


Duration: 05:13

Episode Notes:In our last podcast, we learned that Newtonville has pretty diverse homestyles and looking at the map, Nonantum borders Newtonville. In this episode we learn about the differences Nonantum has and we cover the primary concerns one should consider when planning a move in Nonantum.

EPISODE 74 - Newton Movers: Moving Tips for the Newtonville Area


Duration: 04:03

Episode Notes:We are deep into a series where we are discussing the unique moving challenges facing homeowners in the various villages surrounding Newton Massachusetts. In this episode, we examine the Newtonville area.

EPISODE 73 - Newton Movers: What Newton Upper Falls Residents Need to Know


Duration: 04:29

Episode Notes:Continuing with our Newton Mass. Movers series..today we head up river to cover the Newton Upper Falls area.

EPISODE 72 - Newton Movers: What Newton Lower Falls Residents Need to Know


Duration: 03:38

Episode Notes:Moving along smartly in our Newton Mass. Movers series..today we cover the Newton Lower Falls area.

EPISODE 71 - Moving to Newton Highlands? Important tips you need to know


Duration: 03:37

Episode Notes:Many residents of Newton Massachusetts enjoy upscale living and colonial style homes. If you are moving to the Newton Highlands area, the tips in this episode could really help you have a successful move.

EPISODE 70 - Newton Movers: Key tips for moves in the Newton Corner area


Duration: 04:23

Episode Notes:If you are moving in or out of the Newton Corner area of Newton Massachusetts, this episode tailor made just for your move.

EPISODE 69 - Why Winter Moves are Such a Great Bargain


Duration: 04:34

Episode Notes:Brrrr...can you feel the chill in the air? Ubiquitous holiday decorations everywhere you look? Yep, it's winter. And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just behind us, we're all in the mood for a deal so today Paul and I are going to discuss why moving in the winter might just be one of the best deals you're going to get this year.

EPISODE 68 - Moving in Newton Centre-What Newton MA Movers Need to Know


Duration: 05:07

Episode Notes:For the last few episodes, Paul and I have been discussing moving tips for people living in villages around the Newton area of Massachusetts. Today, we will discuss moves in the Newton Centre area.

EPISODE 67 - Moving to the Chestnut Hill Area of Newton MA? This is for you


Duration: 04:49

Episode Notes:Paul and I are in a new series dealing with moving tips for people living in villages around the Newton area of Massachusetts. In this episode, we will discuss moves in the Chestnut Hill area.

EPISODE 66 - Newton Movers: Moving Tips for the Auburndale Area of Newton


Duration: 05:00

Episode Notes:Last episode, Paul and I started a new series on moving in and out of Newton Massachusetts where we gave some essential moving tips for this iconic town. This week, we start our deep dive into the various villages that make up Newton Mass with a discussion on the Auburndale area.

EPISODE 65 - Newton Movers: What you need to know about moving in Newton MA


Duration: 04:49

Episode Notes:This episode kicks off a new series on learning and understanding all the things you need to know about moving in and out of the various villages that make up Newton Mass.

EPISODE 64 - 3 Reasons Why Planning a Move in the Fall is a Great Decision


Duration: 04:03

Episode Notes:The leaves are starting to turn, the mornings are getting cooler, school buses are racing through neighborhoods whisking children away for the day...yep, it's Fall! And it's a great time to move.

EPISODE 63 - Boston MOVERS: All you need to know about a Dorchester move


Duration: 05:13

Episode Notes:Over the last couple dozen or so episodes, we have been dissecting the intricacies of moving in virtually every section of Boston. Today we conclude that series as we discuss planning a move in Boston's Dorchester area.

EPISODE 62 - Boston Movers: Moving in and out of the Roxbury Area


Duration: 06:13

Episode Notes:A few weeks ago we covered West Roxbury. In this episode, Paul discusses how Roxbury differs from West Roxbury when planning a move.

EPISODE 61 - Boston Movers: Moving in Hyde Park--What You Need to Know


Duration: 03:52

Episode Notes:Hyde Park borders Roslindale and when we covered that episode, we learned that Roslindale is a dichotomy where on one side you have many single family homes with wider streets and more parking, and on the other side, you have a lot of multifamily homes with tighter roadways and less parking. Learn about the nuances of moving in the Hyde Park area in this episode.

EPISODE 60 – Boston Movers: Hot Moving Tips for the Roslindale area


Duration: 05:37

Episode Notes:Roslindale sits in between West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain and seems to have some of the characteristics of both areas, which means the challenges of moving in and out are even greater. This episode breaks it all down for you.

EPISODE 59 – Boston Movers: West Roxbury Moving Made Simple


Duration: 04:10

Episode Notes:West Roxbury is very much like a suburb of Boston and is out of the way of the tourist scene. Moving in this area is a bit simpler that other areas of Boston but there are still things you need to know when planning a move there. This could be the best 5 minutes you've ever researched on moving in and out of West Roxbury.

EPISODE 58 – Jamaica Plain Moving Tips That will Save Time, Money, Hassle


Duration: 06:02

Episode Notes:This is another installment in our Boston Movers series. This time we discuss the things that make Jamaica Plain unique, particularly the architecture and provide tips on planning a smooth move in the Victorian-style homes there.

EPISODE 57 – Boston Movers: The Ins and Outs of Moving in Mission Hill


Duration: 05:23

Episode Notes:Continuing on with our all-out effort to break down the nuances of moving in and out of Boston's myriad and different neighborhoods, today Paul and I are going to talk about planning a move in the Mission Hill area of Boston.

EPISODE 56 – Boston Movers: Moving in and out of South Boston


Duration: 04:30

Episode Notes:South Boston's tight Irish community has been made famous with major films like Good Will Hunting and The Departed. The demographic and personality depicted in those films has changed over the years but the difficulties of moving in and out of South Boston has not. Tune in to get Marathon's tips for a successful move.

EPISODE 55 – Don't Get Burned by Your Summer Move -- Tips You Need To Know


Duration: 04:09

Episode Notes:As the summer heats up, the moving industry is also experiencing its hottest season. Today, Paul and I are going to discuss the most important things you need to know if you plan on moving your household goods between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

EPISODE 54 – Boston Movers: Moving in and out of the Allston-Brighton Area


Duration: 04:56

Episode Notes: In this episode, Paul and I discuss the challenges of Moving in and out of Boston's Allston-Brighton area.

EPISODE 53 – Boston Movers: Moving in and out of Boston's Chinatown


Duration: 05:57

Episode Notes:This episode covers everything you need to know about moving in or out of Chinatown in Boston.

EPISODE 52 – Boston Movers: Moving in and out of Boston's South End


Duration: 05:30

Episode Notes:Moving in and out of Boston's South End involves many of the special moving considerations we've discussed in previous episodes. Things like needing a parking permit for the truck, scheduling the move well ahead of time, and working with a move coordinator to plan the move. In this episode we discuss some of the other special considerations for planning a move in the South End.

EPISODE 51 – Boston Movers: Commercial Moves in Downtown Boston


Duration: 05:13

Episode Notes:There aren't a lot of personal residences in Boston's downtown and Financial District so movers are mostly doing commercial business moves. This episode discusses primary considerations for planning a move in this area.

EPISODE 50 – Boston Movers: Moving Tips for Boston's Fenway Area


Duration: 04:33

Episode Notes:There's a lot going on in the Fenway area of Boston. The challenges of moving fall right in line with some of the other areas of Boston we've been discussing in this podcast recently. In this episode, Paul gives special moving advice for people in the Fenway area...tips beyond the ubiquitous parking permit requirement.

EPISODE 49 – Boston Movers: Moving in Boston's Charlestown Area


Duration: 05:52

Episode Notes:Moving in Boston's Charlestown area can be quite challenging given the extremely tight streets and undulating roads. In this episode, Paul discusses the importance of finding the right mover when moving in and out of Charlestown.

EPISODE 48 – Boston Movers: Moving Concerns in the Back Bay Area


Duration: 05:09

Episode Notes:While the Back Bay is certainly historic, it is not the oldest part of Boston. So do Boston Movers still run into the same problems as some of the older communities?

EPISODE 47 – Boston Movers: Key Tips for Planning a Move in Beacon Hill


Duration: 05:35

Episode Notes:Let's face it. Boston is a fantastic city to live in. Great history....lot's of things to see an do... But moving in and out of certain parts of the city can be quite challenging. Today we are going to discuss planning a move in Boston's historic Beacon Hill area.

EPISODE 46 – Boston Movers - Planning a Move in Boston's Northend


Duration: 04:20

Episode Notes:Boston movers in the Northend of Boston face particularly daunting challenges when moving in and out of tight streets, historic buildings, and seasonal events that clog streets. The tips in this episode will help you plan for a stress-free move.

EPISODE 45 – Everything You Need to Know About Moving in the Spring


Duration: 03:16

Episode Notes:You may not realize it from all this crazy winter weather we've been having but Spring really is just around the corner. So today, Paul and I are going to talk about planning a household goods move in the Spring.

EPISODE 44 – Moving Antiques: The 3 Most Important Tips You Need To Know


Duration: 04:35

Episode Notes:If you are about to move expensive antiques, you MUST listen to the tips in this podcast to ensure your treasures are adequately protected and ensured.

EPISODE 43 – Shipping fine art -- how best to protect your treasures


Duration: 05:10

Episode Notes:One of the things people are most concerned with is damage to their most expensive and cherished pieces. Moving fine art like paintings and statues is no exception. Listen to our best tips for protection.

EPISODE 42 - Should you ship an outdoor playset with your household goods?


Duration: 03:48

Episode Notes:So you have a nice outdoor playset for the kiddos and now you have to move. Should you ship it with your household goods? Tune it to help you make an informed decision.

EPISODE 41 – Can you ship a motorcycle with a household goods shipment?


Duration: 03:25

Episode Notes:Over the past 4 episodes we have covered unique situations in the moving industry like moving wine, pianos, pool tables, and automobiles. Continuing on with this mini series on moving specialty items, today we will discuss motorcycles.

EPISODE 40 - How do you move an automobile during a household goods move?


Duration: 02:56

Episode Notes:In this episode, we will continue the discussion on moving specialty items. In recent episodes, we covered things like moving wine and pianos. Today we will discuss moving automobiles.

EPISODE 39 - Who should move your pool table--a mover or billiards company?


Duration: 03:11

Episode Notes:So, it is time for you to move your pool table but who is going to do it? This episode breaks it down for you.

EPISODE 38 - Why winter might be the absolute best time of year to move.


Duration: 02:55

Episode Notes: In this week's episode, we acknowledge the frigid time of year and talk about winter moves.

EPISODE 37 - Moving a Piano: which type of piano mover should you choose?


Duration: 03:39

Episode Notes: In this episode, we're going to talk about moving pianos and which type of mover you should be looking to hire for the move.

EPISODE 36 - How not to whine about your wine shipment.


Duration: 03:13

Episode Notes: If you plan on shipping wine with your next household goods move, make sure you listen to these important tips.

EPISODE 35 - How much should YOU be tipping your mover?


Duration: 03:11

Episode Notes: Tipping in America is pretty common for anyone providing a service. Does the same hold true with your moving crew? Tune in to find out.

EPISODE 34 - It's Fall! Why this might be the BEST time of year to move.


Duration: 03:02

Episode Notes: Amusement parks are great but going in the middle of summer when there are huge crowds, long lines, and hot weather really takes the fun out of it. Fall is a much better time to go AND move. Listen and find out why.

EPISODE 33 - Moving in or out of a rural area? 3 tips you must hear


Duration: 04:07

Episode Notes: In last week's episode, we covered special considerations one must take when moving in and out of a major city. In this week's episode, we will be in the same vein but talk about rural American moves.

EPISODE 32 - Moving in or out of a big city? 3 tips you must hear


Duration: 04:50

Episode Notes: In this week's episode, we are going to cover special considerations one must take when moving in and out of a major city.

EPISODE 31 - Downsizing Move Tips for Seniors


Duration: 04:18

Episode Notes: In our last episode, we talked about special considerations empty nesters must keep in mind when planning a downsizing move. Today's topic is in the same vein but rather than empty nesters, we will talk about senior moves.

EPISODE 30 - Downsizing Move Tips for the Empty Nesters


Duration: 03:57

Episode Notes: In the next series of episodes, we're going to talk about special considerations one must keep in mind when downsizing. Today's topic is going to center around the empty nesters who decide to downsize after the kids leave the house for good.

EPISODE 29 - Even MORE Tips on How to Avoid Moving Scams


Duration: 04:17

Episode Notes: In our last episode, we discussed eye-opening tips on how to avoid being scammed with a bad quote. This week we are going to talk about even more ways to avoid being scammed by an unreputable moving company.

EPISODE 28 - Don't Fall Victim to a Moving Scam


Duration: 03:45

Episode Notes: In this week's episode, we're going to talk about how to avoid being scammed by an unreputable moving company passing out bad moving quotes.

EPISODE 27 - What is the best type of moving quote for Interstate moves?


Duration: 03:17

Episode Notes: In last week's episode, we discussed quotes for local moves. In this week's episode, we're going to talk about getting estimates for interstate moves.

EPISODE 26 - What is the best type of moving quote for local moves?


Duration: 03:22

Episode Notes: In this week's episode, we're going to talk about getting estimates for local moves.

EPISODE 25 - What options does a consumer have for moving insurance?


Duration: 04:22

Episode Notes: In our last episode, we covered the basics of moving insurance. In this episode, we talk about the various options out there for additional insurance to cover the consumer's household goods.

EPISODE 24 - How does a Moving Company's Insurance Protect the Customer?


Duration: 03:42

Episode Notes: So your mover says they are "Insured" but what does that mean to the person shipping their household goods? Tune in to find out.

EPISODE 23 - Best practices for labeling office equipment during a move


Duration: 04:41

Episode Notes: In last week's episode we learned the most effective ways to move office filing cabinets. In this week's episode, we're going to focus on the best practices for labeling office equipment during a Move.

EPISODE 22 - Filing cabinets: which need to be emptied & which can be full?


Duration: 03:01

Episode Notes: In last week's episode we focused on moving large office items like desks, bookcases, and credenzas. In this week's episode, we're going to focus on the all-important filing cabinets.

EPISODE 21 - Moving Office Desks, Credenzas, and Bookcases: Best Practices


Duration: 04:49

Episode Notes: In last week's episode we talked about Crates vs Boxes, Which one is better during an office move? The crate won out as it does an excellent job of packing up all the small office items. In this week's episode, we're going to focus on moving the large office items like desks, bookcases, and credenzas.

EPISODE 20 - Crates vs Boxes...which stacks up better for an office move?


Duration: 04:07

Episode Notes: In last week's episode we talked about How to be fully prepped and ready for an office move. In this week's episode, we're going to discuss Crates vs Boxes, Which one is better for moving an office?

EPISODE 19 - Moving Your Business? Best Tips for Planning an Office Move


Duration: 04:21

Episode Notes: In last week's episode we talked about commercial moving and how to minimize downtime when moving an office or a business. In today's episode, we're going to talk about How to be full prepped and ready for an office move.

EPISODE 18 – Special scheduling considerations for office moves


Duration: 04:11

Episode Notes: In our first 17 episodes, we discussed a wide variety of moving and storage topics that primarily related to residential moving. In our next series of podcasts, we will be discussing topics related to commercial moving. In today's episode, we're going to talk about special scheduling considerations when planning an office move.

EPISODE 17 – Don't pack your son: How to limit stress when moving with kids


Duration: 04:36

Episode Notes: In this week's episode, we're going to cover similar tips movers with children should consider when planning a move.

EPISODE 16 - Don't pack your cat! Things to think about when moving pets


Duration: 04:43

Episode Notes: Do you own pets? In this episode, we discuss important things to think about when moving "Sparky the Dog" or "Snowball the Cat".

EPISODE 15 – Protect your gear: the best ways to get your high dollar electronics ready to ship


Duration: 05:46

Episode Notes: Are you an audiophile, computer geek, or TV hound? In today's episode, we're going to talk about how to get all your expensive electronics items ready for a move.

EPISODE 14 – When is an Onsite container my best option?


Duration: 05:15

Episode Notes: An increasingly popular option for DIY movers is to rent one of those large containers they plop down in front of your house so you can move household goods yourself. Marathon breaks down the DOs and DON'Ts of the onsite container option.

EPISODE 13 - When is self storage my best option?


Duration: 04:07

Episode Notes: So you decide you need to self-store versus store with your mover. You won't want to miss our essential tips to ensure you select the best possible storage facility to protect your household goods.

EPISODE 12 - When should you store your household goods with your mover?


Duration: 05:21

Episode Notes: When should you store your household goods with your mover?

EPISODE 11 - Moving Your Shed and Garage: Essential Tips You Can't Miss


Duration: 05:33

Episode Notes: So, you've got a garage or shed full of Mowers/blowers, shovels/hoses, soil and fertilizer. Marathon delivers essential information on how to get them ready for a move.

Episode 10 - Lower Your Stress on Moving Day: How to Prep Outdoor Items

Episode Notes: Yard furniture, planters, and BBQ grills. What to do with yard items to get them ready for your move?

Episode 9 – Those Dastardly Appliances--Essential Tips on Moving Them


Duration: 06:06

Episode Notes: Are you moving appliances? Here is what you need to know BEFORE you move them. Marathon will cover washers, dryers, refrigerators, and ice-makers among others.

Episode 8 - The Most Common Household Items Your Mover Will Refuse to Take


Duration: 5:38

Episode Notes: There are common household items you may want your mover to pack and transport but they WILL NOT move. What are those items you ask? Tune in...

Episode 7 - Save BIG Money on Your Interstate Move: Our Top 3 Cost-Saving Tips


Duration: 5:15

Episode Notes: Are you planning an interstate move in the near future? Don't miss our top 3 tips to save you BIG TIME cash.

Episode 6 - Top 3 Cost Savings Tips on Your Next Local Move

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Duration: 3:50

Episode Notes: Local moves don't have to cost you a small fortune. These simple cost-saving tips can put cash back in the bank.

Episode 5 - Is Your Mover Reputable? Here's How to Find Out.


Duration: 6:10

Episode Notes: Moving is stressful enough. You don't need an unscrupulous mover taking you to the cleaners. Here's how to determine if your mover is reputable.

Episode 4 - Are moving and shipping estimates guaranteed?


Duration: 4:37

Episode Notes: So you're planning a move and you've received an estimate from a mover. But is that estimate guaranteed?

Episode 3 - Will my valuables be protected by insurance if I pack them?


Duration: 2:32

Episode Notes: Many people think their valuables are better protected if self-packed. But does insurance cover them in case of loss or damage? Paul Nelson from Marathon Moving answers the question.

Episode 2 - What is a Move Broker?


Duration: 4:03

Episode Notes: In this episode Paul will explain what a Move Broker is and when/if one should be used.

Episode 1 - Why do I need to buy insurance if my mover is insured?


Duration: 8:03

Episode Notes: Paul Nelson of Marathon Moving discusses why people need to buy moving insurance and what options are available.

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