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Leaving Georgia? Use a Relocation Checklist to Stay Right on Track

People move from one place to another all the time. In fact, according to Forbes, 40 million people relocate within the country every year for any number of reasons. Baby boomers, for example, usually move to places with warmer climates and/or towns with lower costs of living. Still others leave their areas of residence to attend college or for higher paying jobs or business opportunities. No matter what the reason, you need a relocation checklist to help you stay right on track, especially if you are moving out of state.

Why Do You Need a Relocation Checklist?

While moving from Georgia to another state may be less overwhelming than relocating to another country, it can still be an extremely grueling task. After all, you still need to plan and organize everything to make sure you don’t lose anything of value or damage your furniture and other valuables in the process.relocation checklist

Proper planning also keeps you from running into some common but easily avoidable problems. With a plan in hand, you don’t have to worry about running out of packing supplies and materials, sustaining injuries while packing or moving or spending more than expected for the move. Aren’t these reasons enough to convince you that you need a relocation checklist for a successful out of state move?

Some Key Takeaways When Planning to Move Out of State

  • Start planning two or three months before the move. Start planning early so you’ll have enough time to do all the things you need to do before the Big Day. By planning your move in advance, you can have more than enough time to sort through your stuff, have your valuables appraised for insurance purpose, and prepare formal notifications about your change of address (for the S. Postal Service, your utility companies, bank, credit card providers, insurance company, publications and government offices). This is also the best time to start looking for the right moving company.
  • Begin packing one month before the move. Ideally, you should start packing some of your non-essential items at least one month before the move. Make sure all the boxes are secured and labelled accordingly.
  • Start disposing unwanted items two or three weeks before the move. There is no sense bringing all your old stuff to your new home, so consider holding a moving out sale to dispose of items you no longer want or need. You can donate your unsold items to charity.
  • Make sure everything is in order a week before moving day. Aside from finishing your packing, you should also prepare your pets and confirm your reservation with your chosen moving company during your final week in your old home.
  • Do final checks the day before you move. You wouldn’t want to leave anything of value behind, so do a final sweep the night before moving day.
  • Be ready for moving day! Make sure there is someone who will take charge of the loading and unloading process and answer any questions the movers may have. Remember, there is no room for foul ups, especially when you’re moving out of state!

Moving out of state can be an exciting but nerve-wrecking adventure so plan your move accordingly to make the most from the experience. If you don’t have the time to pack and move your belongings to your new home or business location, trust Best Deal Movers to do it for you. We can take the hard work out of your hands so give us a call at 678-771-5599 or send us an email at info@bestdealmovers.com or use the contact form in our website.

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Moving Tips and Tricks for Relocating to Forsyth County on a Shoestring Budget

moving tips and tricksAre you thinking about relocating to Forsyth County but hesitant to make a move for financial reasons? Well, worry no more! You can move into a new house or apartment in Forsyth County without exceeding your budget with the following ingenious moving tips and tricks.

Moving Tips and Tricks When Moving on a Shoestring Budget     

While relocating to a new house or apartment can be a rather expensive affair, there are several things that you can do to significantly cut your costs. Here are some suggestions that you may want to consider to accomplish your goal.

Be a Pack Rat

It’s great if you have started saving packing materials and padding items (boxes, Styrofoam, bubble wrap) for several months before the Big Day. If not, use the time you have to ask family and friends for used empty boxes. You can also find free moving boxes at your local liquor store, your favorite grocery store, large malls, outlets and classifieds websites.

Make Extra Money by Downsizing

If you are moving to a new house on a limited budget, taking all your belongings with you can be one of the worst things that you can do. As you will notice from the moving estimates provided by your chosen moving companies, the heavier your stuff is, the more expensive the final price will be.

Additionally, it will be such a chore to move all your things. So, do yourself a favor. Collect the things you don’t need or want, sell them to make some extra cash and donate the rest to charity. Take only what you need for your move to Forsyth County.

Don’t Buy Padding Items

Don’t waste any of your hard-earned dollars in buying padding materials. Instead, use items you already have (shirts, sweats, towels, rugs) to wrap your breakables and other fragile items. You can also use your bedding and blankets to cover heavy furniture, and use newspapers and waste paper for wrapping and filling extra spaces in boxes.

Register Your Change of Address

Did you know that you are eligible for over $500 in moving-related coupons when you register your change of address with the U.S. Postal Service? Go ahead and register your new address. It’s a great way to save on your moving costs!

Ask for Help

If you’re really strapped for cash, you may want to start packing once you have confirmed the final moving date. However, going through this alone can be an extremely exhaustive task, so you may want to enlist the help of your family and friends. This alone can help you save as much as $30 per worker per hour! It can be a fun way to save money and spend time with the ones you love.

Choose the Best Moving Company

While hiring the services of a moving company can take a huge chunk of your moving budget, they can help ensure a fast and efficient move and keep your valuables safe throughout the entire process. However, please be aware that not all moving companies are created equal. Choose one that provides the most outstanding and affordable service. If you want to be sure that you are making the right choice, go for Best Deal Movers, one of the most trusted moving companies serving the state of Georgia.

Moving on a shoestring budget can be a big challenge, but it can be done – if you follow these moving tips and tricks and hire the best movers in town. Whenever you need help getting ready for your move, call us at 678-771-5599, send us an email at info@bestdealmovers.com or use the contact form in our website. You may also want to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Remember, you can trust us to provide you a great moving experience at a great price!

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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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Best Movers’ Tips for Newlyweds

As you commit to joining your lives, it’s time to join your homes as well. Many newlyweds are taking on the challenge of a first-time move right on the heels of big wedding expenses and stress. Finding the best movers for your needs may not be at the top of the list but is still important. Find out why…

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12 Tips for an Office Move in North Fulton

Moving an entire office can be more stressful than an ordinary move. For one, it takes more planning and there are a lot more people and factors involved.

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Being the New Neighbor in North Fulton

When you are moving in to Roswell, Johns Creek and Alpharetta you can count on Best Deal Movers as your moving company, but it’s up to you to be a good new neighbor in North Fulton. Being new to an area can be hard but, it is important to make a good first impression.

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8 Common Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Are you packed and ready to move?

Ah yes, the date is coming close. Are you prepared for your move? Moving can be both exciting and stressful. Coping with the anxiety surrounding your big day can be further complicated when you have a family, pets and house full of furnishings. So let us offer a little advice on the 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid when getting ready for your big moving day.

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Tips for Finding the Best Movers

Ready to move and need the best movers possible?

In a previous article of ours How to make a Moving Budget…” we talked about the importance of making a moving budget. While budgeting for your move is an important step, when it comes to our personal belongings and valuables it is hard for us to be so willing to let others handle them. You only want the best of the best moving your stuff.

Here are some tips to help you find the best movers in town and ensure that your belongings are in good hands.

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Moving To A New School

How To Help Your Child Adjust Moving To A New School

 

We’ve discussed previously the trials of unexpected relocation—maybe it was a last-minute decision or unforeseen changes in circumstance. An unanticipated move on your own or with your significant other is a difficult process. Add children to the mix and you have a new layer of stress and responsibilities—especially if it’s a midyear. The idea of not only moving to an unfamiliar place but also moving to a new school might be daunting for a child. You will want to provide your child a safe space while also ensuring a smooth transition for them.

For younger kids, you may need to describe relocating. Explain the process in the simplest terms. For tips on getting the conversation started, check out these recommended reads for preschoolers and elementary schoolers. A visit to your new home ahead of the moving day could quell fears and anxiety about the place and even give your family a chance to meet the neighbors.

Helping Kids Mentally Prepare

 

  • When discussing with ymoving to a new schoolour kids about an impending move, a word of advice: Do not think aloud. Tell your kids when you are certain the move is on.
  • Plan some special going-away events that will help your children say goodbye to their current home and anticipate their new one.
  • Tell your child that your family has a new opportunity, and make them feel part of this exciting chapter in your lives. A good beginning somewhere else is helped with a positive goodbye.
  • Although it is probably a hectic moment, make time for your kids to have fun. Let them have sleepovers or go to their favorite spot downtown. Let them make the most of it.
  • Enlist the help of your current school, too. Talk with the teachers and administrators; tell them that you will be moving. Ask if you can do anything to help your child say goodbye.
  • Get yourself involved in the new school. Find out ways your child can get plugged into activities they’re excited about at their new school.

Having a smooth moving process is essential as well. You don’t want to stress over the details of packing and unpacking while helping your child adjust to moving to a new school. Best Deal Movers can make this transition easier for all parties involved. Best Deal Movers can handle the entire process from packing to unloading so you can focus on helping your child adjust to the new challenges they might face moving to a new school.

If you need affordable and flexible short or long-term storage solutions for whatever reason, you can always count on Best Deal Movers to provide you with what you need. Call us today at 678-771-5599 or email us at bestdealmoversllc@hotmail.com and let us take care of all your storage and moving needs.

 

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How to Cope With Moving Anxiety

Moving Anxiety: When You’re Forced To Let Go

Moving anxiety can escalate the stress of relocation.

Before I moved back to Georgia my life, to put it mildly, was a mess.

I had recently experienced gut-wrenching breakup, my last semester of college left me mentally and physically drained. I was weighed down with a feeling of loss because I would never see most of my friends again. I had planned to stay in Birmingham but the job I had lined up fell through. I didn’t have the financial means to continue living in the beautiful city I had grown to love and see as home.

A week before my departure I sat alone in my small apartment, surrounded by accumulated clutter and a James Dean poster that had never been hung. I wondered how I was going to manage getting everything organized to go back to Atlanta.

I was face to face with raw, intimidating moving anxiety.

Even when you’ve created a timeline, budgeted your moving costs, and organized your boxes, relocating is a difficult task. Add emotional stress and the lack of control—perhaps economic crisis or divorce—and everything feels more complicated, more difficult, and even more overwhelming.

It’s not all doom and gloom. There are steps you can take to ease moving anxiety.

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When facing the challenges of a move in a time of stress it’s important to take care of yourself first before trying to tackle boxes, timelines, budgets etc.

Don’t Be Hard On Yourself. It’s easy to tell yourself, “I can’t do this.” Or to dwell on the choices that may have gotten you to this point. You have to give yourself a break and go from ‘no’ to ‘know.’ Language is a powerful thing, and has great influence on how we deal any circumstance. So instead of saying, “No, I can’t do this,” ask yourself, “I know I’m having trouble organizing—what can I do to make it easier?” Instead of, “No I can’t move this sofa,” ask yourself, “I know moving this sofa will be difficult—what is the best way to tackle the problem?” Before you realize it, you’ll have a pen in hand, jotting down lists, taking inventory, and getting your move on the right track.

Purge. No, not like the movie—please, NOT LIKE THE MOVIE. I’m talking about your stuff. There is a book called “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” that did alter my whole approach to organization in a very real, very intense way. However, if you’re on a time crunch or just don’t like reading I can give you a quick footnote: Purging feels GOOD (again not like the movie). That doesn’t mean throwing everything away. Donating to Goodwill is a great way to get a tax deduction. You can put cash faster in your pocket and host a garage sale. Purging can be a great way to relieve stress and ‘detox’ your life. I can honestly testify burning that stupid James Dean poster my ex gave me was best form of stress relief.

Ask For Help. Your friends can do more than haul boxes. They are there for emotional support. Saying goodbye is never easy especially when it is under difficult circumstances. Yet asking for help when facing moving anxiety can relieve the tension—possibly even make things a little fun.

If you have to leave quickly and indiscreetly Best Deal Movers can help.  Give our office a call and speak with one of our moving specialists; we are sensitive to awkward and difficult situations. We will move you as privately as possible to avoid attention. Be sure to check our PACKING SERVICES and FAQ website sections for help with being prepared for our full service moving crew’s arrival; being well prepared will make your move quicker and quieter!

 

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