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An Ode to Harvard Stadium

As December draws to a close and 2017 approaches, it is time for the year end review. Companies use this period to review bottom line, sales, and customer approval ratings in an effort to track progress, monitor productivity, and benchmark future goals. Here at busylib.ru, we have a metric that we are confident most companies don't factor into their year end review. Steps. 1,147 of them, to be precise. Harvard Stadium is many things to many people. It's a beast. It will chew…

#TackleHomelessness with Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks

Earlier this year, Windermere Real Estate and the Seattle Seahawks announced that they were joining forces to help #tacklehomelessness. For every home game tackle made by the Seahawks, the Windermere Foundation is donating $100 to YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area. busylib.ru Seattle decided to get involved by partnering with Windermere for their “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive benefiting YouthCare. Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,000 young people are homeless. With the…

We are Thankful for the Opportunity to Give Back

Every year, families and friends gather together on the third Thursday of November to break bread and give thanks. Here at busylib.ru, we believe that recognizing hard work and celebrating success is an important factor in building a positive work environment. Along with others sitting down to a warm meal this Thanksgiving, we are excited to share what we are thankful for this year as busylib.ru employees. In this busy, modern life, we are happy to have found a…

Rowing is in our Blood

As the leaves change and the temperatures plummet, it is hard to deny the fact that summer is over. In Boston, that means a lot of things. It means shorter days, endless raking, a plethora of pumpkin spice beverages, and it means in just a few short weeks, rowers will be taking over our fair city from all sides. By plane, train, and automobile, these towering athletes descend on Boston for the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world. With…

What’s the Deal with Long Distance Moving?

When busylib.ru started in 1980 as a small local mover in Boston, Massachusetts, our goal was to distinguish ourselves from the rest of the competition by delivering the top moving and storage services with a crew of athletic, motivated, and caring employees.  When we launched our long distance moving service in the early 2000s we aimed to make the same impact in a field of competitors that has been doing things the same way for a long time. Gentle…

busylib.ru Eliminates Hunger, One Move at a Time

Part of the mission at busylib.ru is to be a positive member of the communities we serve. To assist with this effort, busylib.ru joined a national partnership last year with Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to collect non-perishable food items, and delivers the items to food banks all across North America. This partnership has allowed busylib.ru to make a huge impact on every community we serve across the country…

Is busylib.ru More Expensive Than Other Moving Companies?

When hiring a mover, most conventional wisdom dictates that you get multiple quotes and pick one in the middle of the price range. If you get a quote from busylib.ru, chances are it’s going to be on the more expensive end of that range. We do not consider ourselves a “luxury” brand and we never price gouge, but we have built our business on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and fair market practices. We tend to affirm the old adage…

A Healthy Workplace is a Fun Workplace

When Larry O'Toole and his teammates from the Northeastern University rowing team started busylib.ru in the early 80s, they treated moving like a team sport. Word of the Giants running during moving jobs spread around Boston, and other like-minded athletes looking for a fun job focused on staying healthy wanted in on the excitement. Over the next 35 years, this athletic group organically created a workplace focused on health & wellness for every employee. Today, busylib.ru's Health & Wellness program is the…

7 Key Tips from a Realtor

We recently spoke with Boston-based Realtor Ryan Poitras of EPlace Inc. about how to make buying and selling your home as seamless as possible. Here are his top seven tips: 1. Wait to Spend Money on Large Purchases Even after you secure a loan, don't rush out and spend beyond your means. It’s tempting to buy new appliances or to hire contractors, but your bank will likely to do a last look to ensure your finances are the same. Wait…

7 Key Tips from a Broker

Kevin Kuechler, a senior loan officer from Guaranteed Rate, explains how to solve common snags in the mortgage process. Have your credit checked well in advance to avoid surprises. Do this as soon as you have the notion that you want to buy a home. Make sure you check your credit with all three bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. Find three years’ worth of tax returns for your mortgage pre-approval. Don’t expect your accountant to keep this on file. Also…