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Moving To Suwanee, GA?

You Made The Right Decision!

Moving to Suwanee, GA can be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made, especially if you are looking to establish your business or are planning to raise a family. When Suwanee residents and business owners tell you that their community exudes an undeniable charm like no other, they are definitely telling the truth. Suwanee is an exceptionally vibrant, business-oriented and family-friendly community so this is the place you definitely need to be.

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Protect Your Identity When Moving: 5 Top Tips to Consider

No matter what your reasons are for moving to a new home, this life-changing event can be filled with excitement, anticipation, and a lot of back-breaking work. Unfortunately, this can also leave you vulnerable to identity theft, especially if you let your guard down. Don’t let this happen to you.  Here are some tips to help you protect your personal information during a move and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.

Tips to Protect Your Identity and Prevent Theft When Moving

 

  • Submit a Change of Address Form. Aside from submitting a formal Change of Address Form to your local post office, make a list of all the organizations and businesses that send you mail on a regular basis (e.g. your bank and other financial institutions, insurance companies and healthcare providers, utility companies, schools, publications you subscribe, etc.) and notify them of the address change.
  • Protect sensitive documents. Don’t leave any personally identifiable information in the dumpster. Identity thieves can easily use this information against you. To be safe, put all your sensitive documents (e.g. birth certificate, Social Security cards, financial documents, stock certificates, insurance policies, wills, etc.) in a locked box or online vault and keep them with you during the move. As an added precaution, shred documents you no longer need.
  • Be present. Your mere presence during the duration of the move can deter theft and help ensure that things are being properly taken care of.
  • Monitor financial statements. Monitor your bank and credit card statements for any signs of suspicious activities during and after the move.
  • Use a trustworthy moving company. Not all moving companies are created equal so do your research to find one that you can trust. Take time to read online reviews and ask for recommendations from family and friends who have recently moved. For best results, choose a company that is fully licensed and insured, has an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau, and has been recognized as a leader in the industry.

 

Remember, you can prevent identity theft when moving. For more tips on how you can enjoy a more affordable and stress-free move, download a copy of “The Ultimate Guide to Moving”, a comprehensive guide that provides helpful tips in planning and organizing your move.

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Moving Tips: How to Save Time When Moving

Moving requires a huge chunk of your time. For starters, you need to spend time planning, organizing and packing your belongings. After that, you need to move your stuff to your new residence, unpack and arrange them accordingly, and then get rid of all the packing materials.

However, most people don’t have time to spare. Most of us have so many things to do we need to make every second count. Thankfully, there are ways to save time when moving. Here are some simple tips that can help you achieve your objective.

Have a plan.

Make a list of the tasks you need to accomplish in preparation for the big day and identify your priorities. To ensure a smooth and stress-free move, download a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Moving by Best Deal Movers, LLC. This free ebook provides a detailed plan to help you through the moving process.

Set reminders.

Put your phone to good use. Set reminders to stay on track of everything you need to do in preparation for the big day.

Stock up on packing materials.

You wouldn’t want to run out of materials when you are packing your things so make sure you have ample amounts of moving boxes, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, and packing tape. However, you don’t need to worry about these things if you requested a full service move.

Hire a moving company.

You can take the stress out of your move by hiring a professional moving company. However, keep in mind that not all moving companies are created equal so take some time to do your research before hiring one.

Map out a floor plan.

Having a floor plan can help you save a large amount of time since your belongings can be placed directly in the room they belong to as they are unloaded from the truck. This can also help you save a considerable amount of money, especially if the company is charging an hourly rate.

Moving doesn’t need to take a lot of your time. With a little planning, you can get everything ready in time for your move. 

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Best Deal Movers and The Place of Forsyth County: Every Move Can Help a Family in Need

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Best Deal Movers and The Place of Forsyth County: Every Move Can Help a Family in Need

Best Deal Movers is thankful every day for each of our clients. To celebrate Thanksgiving and share the holiday spirit, we are donating $5.00 to The Place of Forsyth County for every move during the month of November.

Supporting a Worthy Cause

After supporting Northside Hospital’s Breast Care Program which aims to eradicate breast cancer by providing digital mammograms and breast diagnostic services to underinsured women, Best Deal Movers decided to support another worthy cause. This time, it has chosen The Place of Forsyth County, a non-profit social service organization that has passionately served residents of Forsyth County since 1975.

The Place assists resident families with emergency basic needs (food, clothing, financial aid and other support services) during difficult times, and operates a thrift store onsite that provides affordable merchandise to the public. In addition, The Place also started a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the underemployed and unemployed prepare for and secure jobs.

The Place accepts donations in cash or in kind, and also encourages people to volunteer their time to help people who are going through difficult times and make a difference in the lives of their Forsyth county neighbors. For more information on how you can be of help, please visit their website at http://theplaceofforsyth.org/.

Every Move Can Help a Family in Need

We can’t think of a better way to show our gratitude than to give back to our community while our family helps your family with all of your relocation and storage needs. Together, we can do great things!

No matter how big or small your project is, you can always count on Best Deal Movers for a 100% stress-free move. Call us today at 678-771-5599 or email us at bestdealmoversllc@hotmail.com and let us help you with all your packing and moving needs.

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Tips for Moving With Children

Moving to and around Atlanta can already be stressful and tiring. Once you add kids to the mix though, your stress (and theirs) can quickly double if no preparation has been done. The process of change may not be as easy to absorb for your little ones and you need to pull off your move while causing the least amount of anxiety for them. Here’s how!

Set Good and Proper Expectations

Younger children might not understand what moving really means. Take the time to explain to them why you are moving, what is going to take place before and on moving day, and when to expect everything to happen. Be sure to let them know that movers are coming to help with a truck and some equipment. This will prepare them mentally and reduce panic attacks. There are also some great children’s books about moving. Ask your local librarian or bookseller for help in finding these books.

Explore the Area of Your New Home in Advance

Use the internet with your children to explore the new places and activities there will be near their new home.The greater Atlanta area has so many things for families to see and do, and offers lots of welcome information and services!Let the move become an exciting adventure for your kids!

Have a Goodbye Party

Give your kids a chance to say goodbye to the people who matter to them the most. It is best to do this before the day of the move due to the already hectic activity of the day. Keep the party upbeat and invite family, friends, or favorite classmates. Create memory boxesso your children and their guests can add treasured mementos, photos, and contact information to it. This will bring your kids great comfort, and make sure the boxes are decorated so that they can be found very easily in the new home.

Enlist the Help of Family, Friends, or a Babysitter

Maneuvering furniture and boxes around children can be dangerous for everyone involved. This can also cause your move to take a lot longer as well. The movers will need to go slower in order to watch for kids that may cross in front of them while moving heavy or tricky items. If family or friends are not availableto watch your children on moving day, it may be a good idea to hire a recommended babysitter who you know will do well with this type of situation. Your investment in a babysitter just may save you money in the long run.You can compare it to a higher moving bill due to a longer move because movers had to constantly slow down or stop to avoid children in their pathway. Of course, your children’s safety and happiness are important factors in having a successful move.

Give Them Tasks

Kids usually enjoy the process more if they’re a part of it. Put them in charge of some age-appropriate tasks such as carrying their own backpacks with items that are important to them. These backpacks can stay with them all day and come with them to the new home. The items in the bags will bring them continuity and a calming sense of security. Get them involved but keep it simple and safe.

Provide Entertainment

Kids can get bored easily. Make sure you have them include in their backpacks things that will hold their attention and keep them entertained during moving day. These might include books filled with stories, activities, or pictures to color, a few matchbox cars, a small doll, or electronic devices. Choose items that will keep them safely out of the way of movers as they maneuver furniture. Also, don’t forget to include snacks and drinks. A prepacked lunchbox or cooler might do the trick nicely on moving day.

Stay Calm

Try not to show signs of stress and panic. Kids can pick up on your feelings easily and can tell if you’re not having a good experience. They will begin to feel the same way in turn. Let them see you smiling and talking cheerfully with your Atlanta movers, and stay calm as much as possible. Remember that you set the tone of the move for your children.

Your Secret Weapon

Moving with kids can be fun and exciting too, provided you prepare them and yourself for the big day. Besides reading this list and following its tips, you are now ready to pull out your secret weapon! Call Best Deal Movers for any Atlanta moves, local or long-distance. We offer you a one stop place for all your packing, moving, and storage needs. Best Deal Movers is family-owned so we understand about putting the needs of a family first. We’ll be your secret weapon in alleviating the stress of moving. Call 678-771-5599 for a free quote and let our family help yours!

 

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Make Money From Your Move the $mart Way!

While a relocation can create some expenses, there are ways you can actually earn money from it! The most common way is through a garage or yard sale.

This is probably a favorite because it’s a way to sell your clutter rather than tossing it in the garbage. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, right?

Here are some tips to pull off that sale the $mart way:

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Tips To Make Packing with Your Atlanta Moving Company a Breeze

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Packing your things before moving to Atlanta, GA can be daunting. A lot of aspects need to be considered and the thought of it might be intimidating for you to even start. But don’t worry, we’ve listed tips on how you can make the packing process a breeze:

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How to Handle Job Related Moving in Atlanta, GA

The reason people move may vary. Some wants a bigger house, some move to lower rent expenses, and others want a better living environment. But another reason of moving that is common is because of a job. Companies, in some instances, would demand people to move to another location, usually near the workplace. We, as an Atlanta Moving Service knows that job relocation is stressful, whether it’s with a current job or moving to find a new job. Here are some tips to make this transition nice and easy.

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Checklist for Moving Out of Your Parents House

Moving out of your parents’ home can be an exciting part of adulthood. This means more freedom, and also, more life lessons. But it wouldn’t be all fun and games. Moving to your first apartment can be a lot harder than you expected so please read on to get some tips to prepare!

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