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Secured Climate Storage: For the Stuff That Kind of Matters

When you move you might need secured climate storage.

 

It’s storage for the stuff that you can’t sell but also don’t want in your house. Think of it as the island of misfit toys but instead of unwanted Christmas gifts it’s Grandma’s collection of porcelain cats that for some reason her ghost will never forgive you if you throw out. Or, the couch that has sentimental value to you but not your S.O. Or, clutter that has potential. Or the One Ring, because going to Mordor didn’t fit in with your moving budget.

No matter what the reason you’re keeping your items, secured climate storage is the best place to put the things you’re not quite sure what to do with yet. Not any storage will do. There are key things to consider when deciding what kind of storage your items need.

Make Sure It’s Clean. That means making sure your storage unit prevents racoons, rats, termites, and other harmful critters into your space. Nothing is truly worse entering a storage unit that has been infested with unwanted guests contaminating your furniture. While there are things you can do on your own a good self-storage facility will contract with a pest control professional who visits regularly. It’s extremely important to prevent infestations because pests can do plenty of damage to tenants’ belongings.

Make Sure It’s Secure. Secured climate storage facilities should be just that: secured. You should use cylinder locks which have no exposed hasp to be cut by bolt cutters.secured climate storage

Also, check to see if the facility you are talking to has installed alarms on each door in their facility so they can know the exact time of day that every storage unit is accessed. To de-activate the alarm on a unit, the customer keys in their personal passcode. If an unauthorized entry occurs, the alarm will sound, immediately identifying which unit has been entered.

Most facilities these days have at least a few video cameras on the site. Make sure that the facility you rent from has more than just a few, and that their cameras are covering as much of the property as possible. Finally, make sure that they are digitally recording the video 24 hours a day.

Decide on Short Term or Long Term. Short term and long term commitments look very different regardless of the situation. When storing belongings for short periods of time, it is usually okay to pack them closer together. When storing belongings for longer periods of time, however, providing extra space not only for ventilation, but also for a walkway so you can get to your items is also vital. For belongings that you may need to access regularly, consider leaving enough space in your unit for an aisle. Then, be sure to arrange those belongings along the aisle for easy access. (Here is a how to guide on organizing your storage unit.)

When it is not practical for you to take all your belongings with you after moving in to a new home or office, or if the move will take longer than expected due to a delay in house closing, you may need to store anything you leave behind in a safe and secure storage facility. If this is the case, you can always trust Best Deal Movers to keep your precious belongings protected for as long as you need them to be. We’ll even do professional packing so your items are safely and neatly stored.

 

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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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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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Household Items You Didn’t Know You Can Use For Packing

Before we begin packing, we usually plan what packing materials to buy based on our household items. But what most of us don’t realize is that there are some packing materials you can use from your household items! So, before you contact packing and moving companies for help, read this list first and see how you can help the process:

Clothing and Towels

While some of us think of the best way to pack clothes and towels without consuming too much space, some actually use it to pack other items! This is a good option to protect fragile materials since it can provide cushion. Towels, socks, clothes and other fabric materials can be used for protection, but make sure you wrap something over them to avoid catching dirt. You can use them to cushion boxes well.

Baskets

Picnic baskets can provide better protection than boxes since they are sturdier and harder. While they may be small, they can still provide better protection for small items provided you got a good cushion, since this can minimize movement. Of course, you won’t have enough baskets to replace boxes so you should still contact your local moving company for boxes supplies or tips.

Newspapers

Newspapers are next to useless once the day of publishing passes. But if you’re moving, newspapers can provide great help and is a versatile packing material. They can be used to wrap small or large items, to wrap mirrors to avoid damage and accidents in case of breakage, as well as to use as stuffing or filler for hollow items or boxes.

Mattresses and Pillows

These items provide the utmost protection for fragile items when used as a cushion. They can easily absorb shock and vibrations thus avoiding breakage for fragile items. Instead of trying to find a place to pack them, use it to protect your other items and you will save more space. But then again, it’s also wise to wrap them with something to avoid dirt.

Straw

The common problem with packing jewelry is it getting tangled; or worse, being lost. One way to ensure your jewelry won’t get all tangled or lost is to use a straw. Just slide them in, secure the clasps of the jewelries, and you’re good to go. No more tangled necklaces and bracelets or earrings without the other pair.

Packing can be easy, fun, and cheap with a little creativity. You certainly can get help from professional moving services provider for packing and moving, but it can be more fulfilling to do a few things on our own that most people don’t even think about.

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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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