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Category: Fun Times

An Ode to Harvard Stadium

As December draws to a close and 2017 approaches, it is time for our year-end review. Companies use this period to review sales, growth and customer approval ratings. The data gathered allows us to track progress, monitor productivity, and benchmark future goals in order… Read More

#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… Read More

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 Gentle Giant, we believe that recognizing hard work and celebrating success is an important factor in building a positive work… Read More

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… Read More

A Healthy Workplace is a Fun Workplace

When Larry O'Toole and his teammates from the Northeastern University rowing team started Gentle Giant in Boston in the early 80s, they treated moving like a team sport. Word of the Giants running during moving jobs spread around Boston, and… Read More

How to Host a Terrific Yard Sale

Hosting a yard sale is a fun and productive way to de-clutter before a move. Bruce Littlefield, author of Garage Sale America, shares his tips on how to make your yard sale shine. Be proactive. When you find something in… Read More

Gentle Giant Participates in 2014 Fight for Air Climb

Gentle Giant recently participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb. These events take place in cities across the country and are unique fundraising events for the American Lung Association. This unique "vertical road race" challenges teams of… Read More

Giant Alum: Hillary Saeger, Rowing Champion and Former Packing Specialist

This month, we are featuring multi-medal winning rower and former pack and prep specialist, Hillary Saeger. She is the niece of our founder, Larry O'Toole and worked out of our Boston warehouse in 2007 and 2008. Like many of our… Read More

Giant Alum: Blake Evitt, Former Mover and Parkour Expert

Growing up in Somerville, Blake Evitt was always familiar with Gentle Giant’s famous purple trucks. It wasn't until he was home for a Christmas break in college that he applied to start working at the Boston moving company. “I thought… Read More

Meet the Giants: Beverly Branch Manager Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw started his career at Gentle Giant in a similar way to other legendary Giants. After graduating from college, he was looking for a challenging job that would keep his mind sharp, put some money in his pocket and keep him… Read More