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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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Moving Budget: Creating Your Template

Whenever you’re planning a move, the first thing you should do is create a moving budget.

Most people who move feel they don’t have time to set up a moving budget, however, not preparing financially could cost you more in the long-run. Small items such as buying a new shower curtain, sheets or restocking your shelves after you move all adds up. I recommend setting a budget first, before you do anything else.

Create a Moving Budget Template

Software programs are probably the easiest way to create a budget template; Microsoft Word or Excel are the best programs to use, with Excel allowing you to use formulas for easy calculations. We’ve provided a pre-made moving budget courtesy of military one source.

If you’d rather have something more portable or if you don’t want to spend the time setting up a document on your computer, purchase a bookkeeper’s record book at your local office supply store. You may need to make a few adjustments to the column titles or entry boxes, but it will provide you with the basic outline of expense tracking that you’ll need.

Moving Company Expenses

If you’re hiring a moving companymoving budget, you’ll need to include the following amounts:

Moving Company Fee: Includes fuel charges and labor. Ask for estimates from three and even if you haven’t decided on which company you’ll choose, add the highest quote to your budget.

Additional Insurance: If your items are worth more to you, you may need to add this on to your total moving costs.

Extra Services: Could include preparing appliances, moving a piano, etc. Ask the moving company for quotes if these services apply.

Extra Charges: These may include accessorized charges, expedited service charge, flight charge, long haul charges, long carry charges and shuttle service.

Claims/damage costs: you may not need to include an amount here, but to be safe, add in a 5 percent contingency rate based on the total moving company fees.

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Make the Most Out of Your Loading and Unloading Services

Making the most out of your loading and unloading services might not be what you think.

Removing your furniture from your current residence and transporting them to your new home without damaging them can be an extremely daunting task. This is one of the reasons why people actually need to prepare themselves emotionally for the tedious uphill challenge of moving. If you feel the same way, you need to know that there is a better, more convenient, and more affordable way to make sure your furniture reaches its destination without incurring any damages. How can you do it?

By hiring the services of a professional moving company, whose owner, Mary Becker, won the 2016 Business Persons of Excellence.

So what can you do while Best Deal Movers handles all your loading and unloading services (oh and your packing too)?
Have. Fun.

I firmly believe you can make anything fun. Especially, when you’re working with a licensed moving crew who can take care of all your packing, loading, and unloading services. So while Best Deal Movers handles all the craziness you can kick back and make the most out of your move.

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Celebrate. Maybe you’ve lived in your house or apartment for a long time—it has sentimental value. It’s time to remember all the good times. Order a pizza, buy the finest, cheapest champagne, and reminisce on all the fantastic memories you had in your living area. Maybe create a slideshow of all the good times you had in your house or have your roommates share their favorite memories from living together in your special place.

Relax. You’ve done all the hard work. Maybe it was doing well on an interview for a higher paying job and now you can move into your dream home Or, maybe you’ve gone through a difficult challenge in life and it is time to downsize and make a fresh start. Whatever the case might be, while Best Deal Movers handles your loading and unloading services, you can now find ways to relax and center yourself before moving to a new area.

With Best Deal Movers you can make the most out of your loading and unloading services in the best way possible.

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Four Things You MUST Unpack First

When I moved into my apartment, after an entire day of lifting heavy boxes and furniture, all I wanted to do was sleep. Unfortunately, I cheated myself, because I didn’t have an “Unpack First” box. Thus, I was without essential items that would have made finally getting some rest a lot easier. Instead of crawling into my comfy new bed I had to drive in the middle of the night and buy these five items to get me through the day.


Toilet Paper. We don’t really think about it when we’re packing. It’s all about the big stuff – couches, plates, etc. Don’t forget your TP in the Unpack First box!
Silverware.  Pots, pans, and plates are all well and good but it’s hard to eat without a fork or knife isn’t it? 
Shampoo/Soap. 
After a day of heavy lifting you’ll want to hop in the shower. Instead of rummaging through boxes to find your soap put them in the first box along with . . .
Charger. Yes, don’t let your charger to your computer or phone get lost in the mix! An Unpack First box should have essential technology items so you can reward yourself with a post moving Netflix binge watching. I recommend Stranger Things.

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Moving To Atlanta

Atlanta, Hotlanta, Hollywood of the South, Hip Hop Capital of the World, The Snowpocalypse City of 2014 . . . whatever you want to call us, we’re proud people from around the country are moving to Atlanta.

Very rarely these days do you meet Atlanta natives. There are more reasons than ever to start a life in the and it’s not just because we invented that sweet Dixie champagne.

So why is everyone taking the change? There are lots of reasons. In fact, we made the reason why EVERYone is moving to Atlanta easy for you with this handy infographic.

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So, thinking of moving to Atlanta, Greatest City on Earth? Let Best Deal Mover’s Help! We’ll move you anywhere in the Atlanta so you’ll have more time to experience everything our fantastic city has to offer.

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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. 

You may also like to read the following blog posts:

Moving Tips for People with Disability

Moving Boxes: Should You Toss Them Away After the Move?

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

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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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