Entries by Audrey Trieschman

What Size Truck Will Your Client Need?

What truck size will your client need? Advising your clients about securing the correct truck size is critically important; Household Goods does not provide trucks for clients. When in doubt, rent a larger truck. Here’s a guide to various truck sizes:

Safety Initiative – Anti-Tip Anchor Kits

Did you know that every two weeks a child dies when a television, piece of furniture, or an appliance falls on him or her? It’s easy, inexpensive, and only takes a few minutes to save a childAs part of a new safety initiative, we are now providing furniture anti-tip anchors with dressers, bookcases, and other large […]

Household Goods Agency Advisory Committee

We had a great response to our survey and request to join our agency advisory group. Our first meeting was held at the end of February. We discussed the challenges that arise from the need for clients to transport furniture from Acton to their homes. A wide range of agencies were represented, and many actionable […]

Spring Break with Copper Penny Flowers

On March 27, 30 people gathered to take part in a virtual flower-arranging class presented by Copper Penny Flowers, a Concord-based florist, as a fundraiser to support Household Goods. The event was part of Household Goods’ 30th anniversary event series. Copper Penny Flowers’ owner Jennifer Eaton demonstrated how to arrange and secure a springy hand-tied bouquet, ready […]

Challenge Met! $100,000 Build the Way Home Matching Challenge

Update: Thanks to many generous supporters, the Build the Way Home Matching Challenge has been met. Previously, a generous Boxborough family offered a $100,000 Matching Challenge gift to help fulfill the last leg of the $2 million Capital Campaign to complete the Build the Way Home initiative. Originally the Challenge was to end March 31 […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the New Addition to Household Goods

On March 31, Household Goods held its groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on our building addition. State Senator Jamie Eldridge, Representative Tami Gouveia, Representative Dan Sena, Sandy Niles, Trustee of The Manton Foundation, Mike Kuza of Middlesex Savings Bank, and Alison Burns of Enterprise Bank joined  the Household Goods Capital Campaign Steering […]

Remembering Mark Sigman

We are sad to share news of the death of Marcel “Mark” Sigman, one of Household Goods’ very first full-time, all-in, trailblazing volunteers. Mark retired from a distinguished career at Digital Equipment Corp in 2001. While searching for something to do next, he happened to meet Barbara and Ira as they were picking up a sofa at […]