MOVING TIPS

At Marathon Moving Services, our goal is to make your move as stress free and easy as it should be. Here are some moving tips you can take note of for your next move.

Tip #1

Avoid using small tedious boxes and try to use full size moving boxes.

Tip #2

Have all boxes closed and sealed on the top and bottom with tape to prevent items from falling out.

Tip #3

Wrap pictures and have them boxed and sealed. Put them together by size.

Tip #4

Have TVs and monitors packed prior to the movers arriving. We are not liable to any damages to TVs that are not boxed.

Tip #5

Be sure to have lampshades packed together in a sealed box. They are too fragile to move alone.

Tip #6

Books should be packed tightly in small sealed boxes due to their weight.

Tip #7

Clothing may be left in small dresser drawers. Medium/Large dressers need to be emptied. Hanging clothes should be boxed in wardrobe boxes. We cannot move clothes unless they are boxed or bagged.

Tip #8

Remove pendulums from clocks or have them secured tightly to the base of the clock. Wrap and pack small clocks in boxes.

Tip #9

Have any refrigerators and freezers you plan to move empty (food, shelves, pans, trays) when movers arrive.

Tip #10

Have washers and dryers disconnected. We do not assemble/disassemble any appliances. Pack any loose parts separately in a place you will remember.

Tip #11

Have all fragile articles packed and secured separately in durable boxes.

Tip #12

Drain all oils and gas from lawn mowers and any other gas powered tools. We will not move flammable aerosol cans, paints, thinners, guns, ammunition or any hazardous materials.

Tip #13

You should keep all valuables (jewelry, watches, money, expensive artwork, legal documents, etc.) in your immediate possession & should be moved by the owner.

Tip #14

We can’t move any pictures, table lamps, computers, VCRs, stereo equipment or other fragile items unless they are packed properly in boxes.

Tip #15

If you are capable and willing, have beds, tables and etc disassembled prior to the movers arriving. This will save a good amount of time they would be spending using tools.

Tip #16

Make a designated area for items and furniture that are not to be moved. 

Tip #17

Try to make sure everything that can fit in a box is boxed. When movers are only dealing with furniture and boxes it makes the move much more smooth!

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Truly – it's your never-ending support that's what keeps us going.

I give this young man more than just 5 stars if I could. He was so professional and understanding. Patient, kind, on time! His team, I recommend and will use again! I appreciate him moving my son and so willing to change the date at the last minute.
Dawn Corner
Dawn Corner
19:06 19 Feb 24
I loved Milt and his team!!They were hired to move my furniture to my new home as I thought I could get the "small stuff" in my SUV w/no problem as my new home was near by. Milt said we'll move anything you want and pack it for you. So the three man team got busy and moved everything!Bags of garden soil, planter boxes, plants, a cement sailboat you name it they packed it.They arrived on time at 9:30AM and we were at the new house and were finished unloading at 1:00!They were very professional and personable. We had a great time!They took very good care of my fine art pieces and all my treasures.I highly recommend Marathon Movers.
Bonne Maixner
Bonne Maixner
01:42 09 Feb 24
The team at Marathon moving services are professional, friendly, and hardworking. They provided excellent service during my recent move. They are very knowledgeable and have an amazing ability to neatly store things and move them without incident. I would highly recommend their services.
Dana McCattry
Dana McCattry
15:05 08 Feb 24
I would highly recommend Milton and his team. Everyone was so careful packing and moving my precious household items. They were on time and never wasted a minute of my time.
Shelley Graham
Shelley Graham
02:15 06 Feb 24
Wonderful service, very efficient! We had a limited time to move and they found time to fit us in and handled our items with care. Great service!
angelica phillips
angelica phillips
16:07 05 Feb 24
I had the best experience with Marathon Moving Services ! The entire staff were very friendly and professional. They moved at an astonishingly fast and efficient pace which really helped me out a lot. I will definitely be using than again and so should you !
Dinasia McLaughlin
Dinasia McLaughlin
03:09 05 Feb 24
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Milton Whitaker
Milton Whitaker
22:44 04 Feb 24
They were easy to book and were on time and text when they finished loading the truck and were on their way and text when they were almost to our place. The movers were friendly and very efficient. I would highly recommend them.
Amy Hartman
Amy Hartman
20:36 11 Jan 24
Great service! Very professional.
Peter Torres
Peter Torres
02:27 08 Jan 24
The team was friendly and efficient. The cost was a value, and I felt compelled to tip them all for the above and beyond effort they gave.
Bert Voight
Bert Voight
12:57 12 Dec 23
The owner and his workers are amazing. My move went smoothly. They packed all of my belongings and placed them in the correct rooms at the new location. They are professional and pleasant. I recommend this company and would use them again without any hesitation.
Mary Styles
Mary Styles
19:56 30 Nov 23
Absolutely wonderful moving company!!! I will definitely be using them again for future moves!! Very efficient and took very good care of my daughter’s belongings!! HIRE THEM FOR YOUR MOVES!! Thank you!!!!
Pamela harris
Pamela harris
15:25 21 Nov 23
The guys were on time they were efficient. They were a pleasure to be around high spirits. Lots of work being done. Lots of laughter as well.
Slimy Gang
Slimy Gang
19:32 16 Nov 23
Very responsive owner. Professional, hardworking team. Highly recommend
Capella Cleaning
Capella Cleaning
00:00 15 Nov 23
These guys are moving Ninjas. Never stayed in 1 place and was always on the move. Never delt with a more professional group of guys.
Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson
12:24 30 Oct 23
Marathon Moving was definitely a lifesaver. Milton and his team was nothing but professional and took great care in moving my things.I made a mistake with my reservation but needed my things moved and Marathon Moving was able to accommodate me that day. Responses are prompt and professional. 10/10 would use again.
nicole gatbonton
nicole gatbonton
20:27 29 Oct 23
Milton and his crew are the best out there! They helped us on 3 different occasions. This included packing and moving & then just moving furniture from one room to another. They were always on time, professional & did an amazing job. I highly recommend them for all of your moving needs!
Krista Sherman
Krista Sherman
13:52 21 Oct 23
These guys are absolutely amazing!! They are hard working, respectful, energetic, and fun to be around!!
kristina owens
kristina owens
15:19 19 Oct 23
The crew of two were professional, friendly, polite, respectful and knowledgeable with all things moving. They successfully troubleshooted transferring a 15 foot Native American ladder down 3 flights of stairs. After 30 years of military moves, Marathon Moving is one of our best experiences. Highly recommend!!
Cara
Cara
01:41 17 Oct 23
Very personable and took great care of our stuff and did everything so quickly! Will be calling them to help us again in 6 months! Thank you!
Susanna Stickle
Susanna Stickle
17:38 05 Oct 23
These movers are some of the best in the business!! The movers were prompt, courteous, friendly, prodessional, and careful with our belongings. Would definitely recommend! Also, the service was reasonably priced, with no hidden costs!!
Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman
11:55 02 Oct 23
Such an amazing, stress free move! I had a schedule mishap and the owner resolved my issue with no hesitation.A 4 hour move was quickly reduced to 2 hours!! Exceptional service, with no breaks or scratches. Thank you!
Victoria Bell
Victoria Bell
16:58 22 Sep 23
I would HIGHLY recommend Marathon Movers to anyone!!!!! If you want efficiency choose them!! This company met my expectations and beyond! They are very professional and respectful! Great group of employees! They moved my furniture with care and delicacy! They were prompt and very well mannered !
Rainelle jackson
Rainelle jackson
19:53 21 Sep 23
After my past moving experience this moving company was a breath of fresh air! They were on time, professional in appearance and how they conducted business. They took time to see what needed to be moved and worked accordingly. Any concerns after the move in it was addressed immediately and satisfactory.I would use them again and can honestly say, I recommend them for your next move. JW
Judy Watson
Judy Watson
20:18 20 Sep 23
We have moved houses several times and NEVER had a good moving experience until we used Marathon Movers. Milton personally promised me we would have a great experience and he more than lived up to his commitment. His team was great and very courtesy. I HIGHLY recommend them for all your moving needs.
Tim Murray
Tim Murray
22:11 17 Sep 23
These guys are fantastic!Worked hard to get our huge, heavy couch down 3 flights of stairs and quickly worked to carefully wrap and transport everything else. Best movers we’ve seen in the area!!!
Mariana O'Leary
Mariana O'Leary
19:12 15 Sep 23
Marathon Moving Services was very professional and really amazed our office staff! They were on time, efficient, respectful, and very courteous. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a group of great movers!!
CPG Helpdesk
CPG Helpdesk
18:25 14 Sep 23
These guys are the best! On-time, professional, courteous, and efficient. Highly recommend their company.
DestinyChild Hood
DestinyChild Hood
16:44 07 Sep 23
This is our 2nd time using Marathon. Both times were great! They were punctual and very courteous. Treated our things with care and were careful with everything. Wrapped and handled our things as if they were their own.
Nancy Baxter
Nancy Baxter
16:45 24 Aug 23
I would like to acknowledge the stellar service received by Marathon Moving Services! This was our first endeavor with the company and the experience was exceptional from the start. Milton and his crew were right on time and completed the move at record speed without any mishaps. In addition, the prices are untouchable by any other mover in Hampton Roads. This is the only company to hire for the best-ever move! Thank you!
Tara Bartos
Tara Bartos
17:50 22 Aug 23
Milton and his team were quick, professional, and went the extra mile on my move! So grateful for them and the care they took in my vintage/antique furniture. A family member already has them booked for another job!
Jennifer Panton
Jennifer Panton
02:11 20 Aug 23
These guys moved a couch that would’ve given me so much trouble in less than 20 minutes and a few more big pieces of furniture. They were so polite and professional, an overall amazing experience!
Ashleigh Pollock
Ashleigh Pollock
04:33 19 Aug 23
Milton and his team were exceptional. I needed help to move into an apartment after moving from another state. I can’t wait to use them again for my big move. They were very accommodating as to where I wanted to put the furniture. They were happy and smiled through the whole process. They will make my next move much easier.
Charlene Brummundt
Charlene Brummundt
20:40 15 Aug 23
Needed a few pieces moved between floors. A small job but needed the muscle. Crew was professional friendly and caring of our furniture pieces. Even helped us rearrange a few pieces. Definitely will book again, highly recommend.
Sue Sivertsen
Sue Sivertsen
18:40 14 Aug 23
Milton and his crew were absolutely amazing!! First, Marathon was the only company to get back with me in a timely manner, when I first started researching. Second, the rate was very economical. When I called Milton with my never-ending questions, he was pleasant EVERY time. On the day of our move, they were there in the time frame they said. He and his crew were very hard-working and efficient. I honestly see why they are called Marathon. They moved at an extremely fast pace moving things from our storage to our home. They even moved a refrigerator from our house to the curb. This was the very best experience I have ever had with a moving company. I will not hesitate to use them again, if I need to. I highly recommend Marathon Moving Service.I only took one picture because I was so floored with their professionalism and pace.
Lynette Boone
Lynette Boone
02:52 14 Aug 23
Great team!They are fast and careful with your important things.
Nightshift
Nightshift
04:04 13 Aug 23
The guys at Marathon Moving Services were great from the time of contact to the end of the move! Milton cam out to look at the apartment and give us a quote, and was able to do so on the spot. The movers arrived on time and got right to work. Despite it being rainy and dreary, they worked hard and handled everything with care and professionalism. At the new place, they made sure that they were able to get all of our necessary furniture up a very narrow staircase. Needless to say I was impressed! They were reasonably priced, and I would recommend them to anyone who has moving needs!
Jessica Plank
Jessica Plank
18:54 08 Aug 23
Very professional they did an excellent job, will recommend to friends and family. Thanks
Dolores Alvarez
Dolores Alvarez
19:48 03 Aug 23
Efficient, friendly and professional.
Dr. Rodney David Smith
Dr. Rodney David Smith
19:34 03 Aug 23
They arrived and started work right away. I told them what needed to go in the POD and they did it without a lot instructions. They were great.
Linda DR
Linda DR
19:35 02 Aug 23
Great experience with Marathon Moving--1 bedroom apartment from Williamsburg to Richmond. Team was terrific and super fast, and Milton was a pleasure to work with. Would use again.
Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.
16:38 02 Aug 23
Marathon Movers are the best. My quote was almost a third of another carrier. The movers were on time, professional and I certainly recommend Marathon Movers! I would give 10 stars!
Lydia Whitaker
Lydia Whitaker
15:08 02 Aug 23
Hello, My moving experience with Marathon Movers was excellent. The men were on time and went right to work moving my things. I will call them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a mover.Thank you R.Blalock
RUTH BLALOCK
RUTH BLALOCK
22:40 31 Jul 23
We had an exceptional experience with Marathon Movers! Milton and his crew, Zo and Victor, were phenomenal in moving our entire office. They were professional, courteous, and incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. They worked tirelessly for 5 hours without slowing down. I highly recommend them and will undoubtedly use their services again in the future. A top-notch team indeed! Don’t hesitate calling them, you will be happy you did.
Shelby Schneider
Shelby Schneider
01:14 23 Jul 23
These guys are nonstop for the time they are there, took zero breaks and kept moving. Couldn’t be more pleased with their professionalism and hard work. Would definitely recommend!
George Nicholls
George Nicholls
16:11 19 Jul 23
Awesome moving services these guys don't take any break really work to make the customers happy an complete the job respectfully and professionally
Victor Jackson
Victor Jackson
23:04 17 Jul 23
Milton and his team were amazing! They were quick, efficient, polite, responsive, and completed our move flawlessly! We were extremely impressed! Would definitely recommend!
Meghan Hughes
Meghan Hughes
20:22 17 Jul 23