Spring Cleaning Tips – Make Your Move Easy

It’s spring, and that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning.

March 20th marked the official first day of spring – though some of us in New England are a little hesitant to say winter is officially over.

Just because we aren’t sure about the weather doesn’t mean we can’t start our Spring cleaning!clean house

At Olympia we think that feeling organized is one of the best feelings, just come by and look at our weekly checklists. What some people underestimate is how helpful pre- and post-move cleaning / organizing can actually be, so we thought it would be a great idea to go over some quick tips to start your spring off fresh.

Pre-Move Cleaning

Before you begin packing you’ll want to evaluate if you can downsize. Moving can be pricey, so why pay to move something you don’t need anymore? You’ll also want to take your new space into account. If your new place is smaller, you may be forced to part with some furniture.

Doing a deep clean before you list will be sure to make your listing photos shine and appeal to more buyers. If that seems like a lot of work you can even bring in the professionals to do the cleaning for you.

Post-Move Cleaning

Unfortunately not everyone is a good neighbor when they move, so there’s a good chance that there will be some unwanted items in your new home.

Give yourself a fresh start!

Rather than push past residents’ memorabilia to the depths of the basement, why not get rid of them so you never have to worry about it again? A lot of cleaning companies offer deals for pre or post move cleaning and you may be able to find a deal by doing a quick search in your area.

What Do I Do With All This Extra Stuff?

There are so many options when it comes to getting rid of unwanted items. Instead of throwing your things in the trash, consider donating your unwanted items to local organizations. There are a number of organizations looking for different types of goods but make sure you check their website for restrictions on what can and cannot be accepted. You can also check out this furniture disposal directory from Wayfair!

Okay, But How Do I Keep My Home This Tidy?

One of my favorite wind-down activities is going through my belongings once a month and making a decision about how necessary they are. You don’t have to be moving to tidy your home and feel more organized – We love this list of 50 items to remove from your home today from our friends at Ditch The Clutter!

If you think you’ll have a harder time staying on top of things you may want to consider professional help from a company like Flying Prince. Flying Prince is a full service, green, cleaning company that aims to provide top of the line service at an affordable rate while looking out for the environment. What better way to start off your spring than with a company that provides cleaning, organizing services, and recycling/compost programs?

Have questions about cleaning for a move or want more information?
Give us a call today at 800.222.4744 and we’ll get you started.

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Olympia Moving Launches Online Client Portal

Olympia Move PortalIn an industry that under-utilizes technology, Olympia Moving & Storage has a track record of leveraging technology to deliver better results. The Boston and Washington DC moving company’s latest innovation is The Olympia Move Portal, an online dashboard where customers can log in to track and manage their move.

Olympia Moving & Storage is the first local moving company to offer their customers this level of transparency into the moving process. From the moment a client initiates a move with Olympia Moving & Storage, they receive a log in to view dates, addresses, and details. Clients can also e-sign, download move-related documents and interact with their moving quotes and inventories.

The portal also provides a resource center with helpful tools and tips to ensure a successful relocation and avoid surprises on move day. Clients can message their assigned move advisor, access how-to videos, and update their address with subscriptions and the USPS.

“Timely information about a move isn’t just a convenience, it’s a necessity and a huge stress reliever,” says Michael Gilmartin, Founder and President of Olympia Moving & Storage. “Our goal with The Olympia Move Portal is to simplify planning, make our client communication seamless from start to finish, and provide a more green approach. Ultimately, we want our customers to feel confident on move day, knowing exactly what to expect.”

Olympia Moving & Storage worked in partnership with Moveware, a leading provider of software for the moving & storage industry, to develop the Olympia Move Portal. “Olympia Moving have consistently proven to have a vision for what they want our technology to do for their clients and have been extremely involved and helpful in our software development,” says Ramiro Quiros, North American Manager for Moveware. “The Olympia Move Portal is the most recent innovation from that collaboration. We believe the results are outstanding and will have a transformative impact in client satisfaction.”

Olympia Moving anticipates that the portal will become a standard for the industry in years to come; and has plans for additional technological developments to help realize efficiencies and evolve their service offering.

Olympia Moving & Storage has been relocating Boston and Washington, DC area families for more than 23 years. In addition to the Olympia Move Portal, the Olympia relocation experience features a crew of well trained relocation professionals, a personal move coordinator, specialized concierge services, and countless resources to prepare their clients for moving day.

Do you want to move with a company that uses technology to make your relocation experience easier? Click here to request a free, no obligation moving estimate or give us a call at 800.222.4744.