Stylish moving / change of address cards and e-cards

So you’ve sold the house and booked the moving company.  Now you’re ready to announce your big move in style!  Whether you want to use old-fashioned snail mail or the speed of e-cards, there’s a variety of cute moving cards and moving e-cards on the market or for free!

Moving cards and moving e-cards are a great way to show off your new home or announce your change of address to your friends and family.

Paper moving and change of address cards

We put together this Pinterest board to inspire the creation or purchase of your own moving cards:

 

"We're Moving" cards on Pinterest

 

“We’re Moving” cards on Pinterest

Moving and change of address e-cards

If you want to go the cheaper route, these free e-cards will brighten your friends’ and families’ inboxes.

E-cards from Punchbowl

Moving e-cards

E-cards from U-Pack

Animated e-card

Animated e-card from Hallmark

Your friends and family aren’t the only ones who need to know about your move!  Double check against our list of agencies and institutions to inform of your address change.

Once you’re happily moved in, learn how to host the perfect housewarming party.

Olympia Makes Room For Better Living at Howard University

Howard University dorms
Dormitories at Howard University

Howard University, located in Washington DC, first hired Olympia Moving & Storage in April 2012 for a small project on their NE campus.  Since then, Howard University has used our services to remove old furniture from eight dormitories.

In August, we were called in to remove the contents from over 600 dorm rooms across the campus.  After twelve trailer loads and working non-stop through three very hot days, Howard’s dorms were cleared and ready for some much needed remodeling.

More recently, Howard hired Olympia Moving to come back to their campus and empty an additional 200 dorm rooms.  We were asked to accomplish the task in a two day window and on short notice.   Howard’s campus staff was supposed to be taking a much needed vacation, but was asked to come in.  Remarked one staff member, “I wasn’t too happy about having to work today, but when I saw Olympia arrive to work on my building, I knew it would be a short day.”  Once again, we completed a large project under budget and before deadline.

Do you need help preparing for a renovation or another type of commercial move? Please feel free to contact Rob Weeks in commercial business development at [email protected]ng.com or visit this link to set up a free estimate.  We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss our services with you.

Harvard Business Publishing benefits from Olympia’s versatility

Harvard Business PublishingHarvard Business Publishing, located in Watertown, MA, first hired Olympia Moving & Storage about a year ago for a small internal move. Since then, HBP has used our services numerous times including some large and unique projects.

Perhaps the most unique was when HBP asked us to clean and organize their “very full” 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Having completed similar projects for other large companies, our crew was ready with a plan. Over the course of three days we inventoried, organized, and stocked all the materials in the warehouse. In addition, we removed 7,000 lbs. of unwanted items to a recycling center.

The crew even got creative. Surplus cubicle panels were used to create more useful areas within the warehouse, including a bike corral for employees. It was a challenging task, but Olympia met it on time and on budget.

More recently, Harvard Business Publishing hired us to help with an internal “re-stack” of over 300 employees. We moved all the employees’ belongings to their new location and disconnected, moved, and reconnected each employee’s computer. We also broke down, moved, and re-built a large number of cubicles within the office. All these services were performed simultaneously over two weeks and were once again finished on time and under budget.

If you’re thinking about a commercial move, please feel free to contact Rob Weeks in commercial business development at [email protected] or visit this link to set up a free estimate.  We’d welcome the opportunity to discuss our services with you.

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How to Prep and Protect Furniture for Moving

A new Olympia crew member in training to learn the right way to wrap furniture

Before you start bringing your furniture out to the truck:  stop!  There’s still a few steps you need to take to make sure your home and furniture will get through the move damage-free.  Here are some precautions the professionals at Olympia Moving take every time to prep and protect furniture for moving.  You can adopt these tips like a pro if you’re moving yourself, or you can make your life much easier and get an estimate for full-service moving.

– The first step is to make sure you have the right materials.  You can purchase shrink wrap, bubble kraft,  disposable furniture pads, and tape from many moving companies.  You can find the order form for free materials delivery from Olympia Moving here.

– Disassemble as much furniture as possible, including beds, futons, and dining sets.  This will make your furniture less bulky and easier to move.  Keep organized by putting all the corresponding bolts and screws in a plastic baggie and tape it to the furniture piece.

– Shrink wrap your furniture.  Not only is this a cheap way to keep your furniture clean in the truck, but it keeps drawers shut in transit.  Alternatively, tape drawers shut so they don’t fall open.

– For fragile items and furniture with sharp corners, wrap the furniture in old blankets or furniture pads.  This prevents damage to the piece and protects your new or former home if the furniture bumps into floors and walls on its way out.

– Also consider taping furniture pads to walls and railings inside your home.  This is especially relevant in tight spaces like stairwells where furniture can scratch or gouge the walls as you move it through.  Maybe you can get your security deposit back!

– Once your furniture is in the truck, prevent large pieces from shifting in transit with straps and bungee cords.  Some rental trucks already come with these supplies, or you can request them.

Also be sure to check out these articles to prep for your move:

Tips on Packing Pictures and Mirrors

6 Essential Tips for Packing Fragile Items