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Moving can be stressful, but it does not have to be. If you take the proper steps of preparation and execution, your life can be significantly easier during a move. How? Let me explain. First of all, everyone is different, so you have to make sure that you know your strengths and weaknesses. If your weakness is organization, maybe really focus on that before the movers come. If you cannot lift a box to save your life, outsource it. Whatever your ‘weakness’ is, admit it and find a solution to make it better and easier on you.
That’s really all life, in general, is about. Finding your strengths, focusing on them, and then getting help when it comes to your weaknesses. I will say that moving is a bit different because it’s not an everyday situation, so you might not know what your weaknesses are. In that case, go through my list of 5 ways to have a stress-free move and just walk through the motions. If you notice that you are absolutely awful at a certain step, find help. Easy, right? Let’s start talking about the ways to help you have a stress-free move:
In order to make the overall packing and moving process seamless, you really do have to declutter. Uncluttered Simplicity says, “There are many benefits of decluttering before you move. Such as:
•You’ll save money. The less you have to move, the less it will cost to move it.
Your home will be easier to stage (if you are selling).
•You will have less to unpack in your new home.
•Your new home will be easier to organize/clean.
Out of these reasons, saving money is by far my favorite! As I said, we learned our lesson the hard way by thinking we needed to take everything with us the first time around. I still shudder when I think of the money we wasted on that move!”
There are so many benefits when it comes to decluttering before you start packing. A great tip that she gives is to declutter while you are packing, as well. There are times where you will skip over to miss and item or two. If you have a “trash” or “donate” box along with your packing/moving boxes, you can declutter a second time, which will help you unpack faster and more efficiently once you get in the new house.
Pack Over Time
Packing over time is always so much easier than rushing to pack at the last minute. It not only allows for more of a stress-free experience, but it also allows you to really take the time to go through each item and figure out if you truly want or need it, or not. Go Marie Kondo style and find out if the item brings you joy and adds to your life. More than likely, there will be quite a bit that does not bring joy to your life. Packing over time also lets you enjoy your life, without having to be glued to your old house and moving boxes. You can take the process slow and steady, without getting overwhelmed.
Hiring help for your moving experience is the number one way to reduce your stress and have an overall stress-free move. Just think about it – once you declutter and pack up, you are able to go out and enjoy life with your friends instead of having to lift heavy boxes and potentially risk hurting yourself by doing too much. Not everyone can lift a couch, but moving companies, like Atlanta Peach Movers can and will. Save your time, energy, and back by letting them do the heavy lifting for you.
Atlanta Peach Movers is Atlanta, Georgia’s premier full-service moving company. They have over 30 years of proven experience, a fleet of 38 vehicles, and thousands of satisfied customers. Atlanta Peach Movers offers residential, commercial, long distance, white glove, and even international moving services, as well, which shows that no job is too big or too small for them. They believe in doing an excellent job at a fair price – without hidden charges or fees – and they always strive to earn your trust during the moving process.
Every single one of their employees are professionally trained, as they go through an extensive training program unlike any other. They say, “We call it “Peach University,” an on-site training facility where our moving staff receives intensive instruction and practice in the careful handling of our customer’s belongings. Every employee is thoroughly trained before ever participating in a move, and all employees are required to revisit the training facility for continued instruction throughout the year. We have one the lowest claims percentages in the country because we make sure our professional movers do the job right the first time.”
President and CEO of Atlanta Peach Movers, Orlando Lynch, has worked non-stop since 1987 “to become one of the most recognized and respected leaders in the Southeast relocation industry and to create not only Georgia’s largest moving and storage company, but the region’s best, with an unwavering emphasis on customer service and quality.” His hard work and effort with Atlanta Peach Movers has been rewarded with many awards and honors such as being named the “2012 Affiliate of the Year – Atlanta Board of Realtors”, and “2011 Vendor of the Year” by the Women of AT&T – Atlanta Chapter, as well as being named the “2010 Supplier of the Year” by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.
Clean or Renovate Before Moving
If you are moving into a home that you need to clean or renovate (you should really clean any new home you move into), do it before you move. It’s so much easier to get your renovations done before you actually move in, so that you do not have to worry about your furniture or other items getting ruined from paint, etc. For cleaning specifically, you are going to want to give your home a really good clean. In fact, I always recommend hiring someone to do this for you AND also either replacing all carpet in the home, or getting someone to give it a really good deep clean. In addition, you should always get your air ducts cleaned. You never know what might be in there and the health of your family depends on it! Make the moving process just a bit easier by waiting to move until after your renovations or cleaning processes have taken place.
When it comes down to it, not everyone loves moving, so just have fun with it. Blast the music, goof around, have friends help you, and maybe even have a pizza party. Moving is just a temporary situation, so if you have fun with it, you are set! I will say, though, that they best way to have fun (in my opinion) is to go out for pizza while Atlanta Peach Movers are doing the heavy lifting for you! 😉