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Downsizing, Moving Your Aging Parents to a New Home

They changed your diapers. They taught you to ride a bike. They cried at both your graduation and your wedding. Your parents have done an incalculable amount for you over the years and shaped you into the adult you are today. But as we age, roles tend to be reversed; it is now your turn to take care of your aging parents the way they took care of you. One of the first steps to ensuring your aging parents enjoy their twilight years is by helping them in downsizing their home. Without kids in the house, it makes good sense to move to a property more suited to their space and abilities. If you are facing moving your aging parents in North Fulton, Best Deal Movers will be happy to help.

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3 Biggest Moving Mistakes People Make

A lot of things can go wrong during a move. However, things can easily get from bad to worse if you commit some of the most common mistakes most people make when moving. So, how do you prevent being put on a Youtube video of moving fails?

Here Are The Three Biggest Moving Mistakes To Avoid:

  • Winging It

Improvising your move with very little preparation is one of the worst things you can do. Aside from causing undue physical stress, winging it can also increase the risk of injuries and accidents, and may lead to unexpected costs. So, instead of leaving everything at the last hour, start planning and organizing your things at least two months before the move. This can give you an idea whether you’ll need the help of a reputable moving company.

  • Not Getting Rid of Things

Some homeowners don’t purge their things before they pack. This is a definite no-no. Remember, moving can be an expensive and laborious affair if you bring everything to your new home. So, take the time to go through your things and get rid of everything you haven’t used in the last year. What should you do with them? You have three choices – donate, sell or discard.

  • Forgetting to Pack an Open-Me First Box

You are setting yourself for a dreadful move-in day if you forget to pack an open-me first box so make sure everyone in the family has his or her own personal survival kit to help them get through the first day and night in your new home. This should include items you might need during the move (e.g. tool set, extra bulbs, flashlight) and other personal items (bedding, dishes, toilet paper, toiletries and shower essentials, medications, pet food and supplies, etc.).

Remember, you can take the stress out of the move by avoiding the worst moving mistakes most people commit. 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 During the Holidays: Top Tips to Consider

Moving during the holidays comes with its own unique set of challenges. Between all the things that need to be done, would it be possible to fit in such a huge endeavour into your already crammed schedule? It may seem like an impossible task to accomplish but you can make it work with a little planning and commitment. Here are some suggestions that you need to consider if you plan on moving during the busy holiday season.

Start planning.

Make a list and prioritize what needs to be done. Make sure you include all your holiday must-dos and wants, and squeeze in some time to do your packing.

Pack early.

Don’t wait until the last minute before you start packing your things. Designate a location where you will stage all your moving boxes and start de-cluttering your home room by room. After paring down your stuff, start packing the non-essentials (seasonal clothes, books, extra beddings, etc.).

Don’t go crazy with the decorations.

Just because you are moving to a new home doesn’t mean that you can’t put up your holiday decorations. You still can. However, avoid putting too many ornaments on your Christmas tree since you may have to take them down again the day before the move.

Choose the right moving company.

Contact your preferred moving company as soon as you learn your closing date to schedule your move. To make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, choose a professional and dependable moving company such as Best Deal Movers for your local or long distance move.

 

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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Quick & Easy Guide for Doing Household Inventory Atlanta, GA

When you’re on the process of moving in Atlanta, GA it is necessary for you to take a closer look at all the things you own and do an inventory. While this may sound obvious, a lot of people may not see the benefits of doing so. Here, we’ve listed several benefits of conducting full household inventory and a comprehensive guide to help you do the same!

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