On the Move: Bedford, MA

Olympia Moving & Storage helps thousands of families in the Greater Boston annually. In our “On the Move” series, we look at a day in the life of our crew, and the range of services they provide.

On the Move | Bedford Moving Services

Moving From: A cozy residential neighborhood in Lexington, MA

Moving To: Close to center Bedford, MA, a quaint town west of Boston

When: July 2018

Lexington & Bedford Moving Services

This client was moving from a 5-bedroom home in Lexington to a new house in Bedford. One of Olympia’s moving consultants, Ida, planned the move to take place over 5 consecutive days.

Each day the Olympia team performed a partial pack, load, and deliver, moving room by room. Each room in the Lexington home was packed and then delivered into the Bedford home one by one, over the course of the 5 days. This plan minimizes the stress of moving for the family. It allows them to remain in some rooms of the home in the midst of the move, and settle into the new home in stages.

The crew was led by Gabe for all 5 days to ensure continuity.

Using a Professional Organizer for Your Move

For this move, Olympia worked in conjunction with a professional organizer. This is the best option for customers who want the complete moving experience without lifting a finger. As Olympia delivered each room to the new residence, the organizer was on site to unpack the boxes and expertly put away the contents. Therefore, the family had completely set-up rooms when they moved into the new home, minimizing interruption in their lives. Olympia is happy to work with your professional organizer, or recommend one, to assist in your move.

Special Items Moved

One of the items the client needed moved was an all-in-one gym equipment system. Olympia worked with one of our partner specialists to disassemble and reassemble the gym equipment so our crew could move it safely. The client also had a marble top that needed to be crated for in-transit protection.

Luxury Moving Services

If you have any expensive artwork or other valuable items that are a part of your move, Olympia will be able to safely and securely transport your valuables. We often build custom crating, moving gym equipment, and transporting pool tables. Any specialty moving service you need, we will execute.

Moving large houses like this one takes a longer time to plan and execute. Call your movers well in advance to lock your dates in place and start the planning process. Take into consideration that the summer is the busiest time of the year for moving companies, and schedules fill up faster.

Looking for a Bedford moving company, or a Greater Boston relocation? Give us a call at 800-222-4244 or fill out our form online for a free moving estimate!

Protecting Furniture During a Move

Making sure nothing gets damaged is one of the most stressful parts of a move. It’s easy to think that solid items like tables and couches could not possibly break, but it’s important not to overlook protecting furniture during a move.

What You Need to Wrap and Protect Furniture

Before you get started, make sure you have these key materials. You can usually purchase these items from your local moving company, Uhaul, or hardware store:

  • Moving blankets
  • Rolls of shrink wrap
  • Many rolls of packing tape
  • Basic tool kit
  • Mattress bags

Protecting Tables and Chairs

To move a dining room or kitchen table, remove any leaves from the table top and wrap them separately.

The legs are the part of large furniture that damage the most! Avoid this by unscrewing and removing the legs. Make sure to keep all the screws safe in a plastic bag taped to the bottom of the table. If the legs fit well  together, wrap them in one blanket. If they are carved wood or have any detailing on them, wrap them separately for good measure.

To move chairs, set them on top of a moving blanket and fold the sides up onto the seat of the chair. Then fold the top over the chair back and the bottom up, securing the whole thing with tape.

Wrapping Upholstered Furniture

To move upholstered furniture, it is important to protect them from rip, tears, and stains. Use large pads or moving blankets to fully wrap a chair or couch. If the legs are detachable, you should detach them and wrap them safely into the chair so they stay together. Use packing tape to secure the pads around the chair or couch. If you hire professional movers, they will do this for you and supply all the pads needed to get all your furniture from point A to point B safely.

To pack a mattress you should wrap it in a plastic mattress bag if possible, and close the openings with packing tape. The plastic will keep bugs and dirt off of your mattress while it’s in transport and protect it from tears. Again, movers should have special bags for all your mattresses when they arrive to load the truck.

Protecting the Bedroom Furniture

Deconstruct wooden bed frames as much as possible, with the panels individually wrapped. Metal bed frames should be taken apart unless they are soldered together. If this is the case, wrap the frame in moving blankets so it doesn’t scratch or dent anything it comes in touch with in the truck or storage unit.

Wrap dressers with their drawers inside to avoid internal damage. Firmly secure all the drawers in place with moving blankets and tape. If its not too heavy, you can leave clothes folded in the dresser. Filling it will keep it from bumping around.

Protecting Furniture is Important!

If you are protecting furniture yourself, make sure to spend the time to do it right. It is easy to overlook, but not protecting the furniture is the cause of stress after the move. If you want to avoid broken parts and scratched table tops, spend some careful and quality time wrapping and padding your furniture.

When you hire Olympia Moving & Storage, you don’t need to worry about any of this. Wrapping and protecting furniture is part of every one of our moves. We provide all the pads, plastic wrap, and tape. We also have partial and full packing options available to add on to your move.

If you’re ready to hire a moving company, give us a call toll-free at 800.222.4744 or fill out our form online for a free estimate.