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March 17, 2020

4 Cost-Saving Tips for Moving to Atlanta

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Whether you're doing it yourself or employing a professional moving company in Atlanta, moving is not just traumatic, but expensive. Odds are conserving a little cash when you can, is more than advantageous. Here are several ideas that can help decrease your expenses when moving to Atlanta.

Reduce Your Belongings

A popular trend today is minimalism: An intentional approach to life which cuts down on the amount of "things" inside our life. When it comes to moving, shouldn't you make your fresh start, even more tidy by de-cluttering and downsizing the number of stuff you are moving?

Some commonplace types of things that you may consider getting rid of consist of:

· Gently used apparel

· Out of date products (for example cosmetics, foods, etc.)

· Old electronic devices

· Ruined home furnishings

· Containers and bottles

· Receipts

· Magazines/Papers/Books

· Destroyed playthings, tools, as well as other broken things around the house

· Put away collectibles

· Non-functioning appliances

Certainly, the concept of just trashing a number of these belongings might boost your blood pressure but you don't automatically have to dispose of them. It is possible to give electronic devices to schools or any other charitable groups. Books may be passed to universities, libraries, or schools. And because most us have far too many outfits, chances are you are not going to feel bad about giving some of those only-worn-once items of clothing to a nearby charity or consignment retailer.

On the other hand, when you have a number of pieces of value, you'll be able to counterbalance some of your moving expenses through holding a garage/yard sale. It will not only reduce the items you'll need to move, but you're going to feel a lot better realizing you're genuinely beginning clean inside your new home.

Drive Your Own Automobile

Having a moving company in Atlanta move your vehicle may well be an unnecessary cost to you. If you choose, rather, to drive your own vehicle, it comes with several bonuses. First off, you'll be able to carry a load of several of your more precious items that might not be well suited for a moving truck such as indoor plants or other personal belongings. Next, driving to your new place allows you to observe the surroundings and get to know the region you will be transferring to.

Needless to say, driving your individual car might not be the most doable choice in each and every circumstance (including when there is more than just one vehicle, for example) whereby, it is critical to look for a moving company who is competent with these kinds of moves.

Pack a Few Things Yourself

Depending on if you are carrying out a local or long-distance move and how much stuff you have, the expense of packing can vary greatly. It is possible to considerably decrease the cost of your relocation by packing several of your belongings by yourself.

We suggest having a first-day box packed with basics you should have for the new residence, the very first day you arrive. This is something you need to pack for yourself because you know best, the things you will most need that initial night in your new residence.

Other things you can think about packing include:

· Towels/Bed linens

· Pillows

· Books

· Pots and pans

· Clothes

· Toiletries

· Cleaning supplies

· Pet supplies

· Toys

· Knick-Knacks

When packing your personal items, be sure to use good quality containers, strong tape, and a marker to put in writing the contents of the boxes so that you understand which room or living area they should be in. Most moving companies in Atlanta feature several levels of packing service, so be certain and converse with your mover to determine which level will best meet your requirements and also your price range.

Mind the Time

Were you aware that professional movers generally charge different prices with respect to the time of the year? It’s true, throughout their busy season, May through August, a peak season upcharge is utilized. Naturally, the time of the year you move, may not be a thing you can pick for a variety of factors but when you can, think about a move during the slower seasons - from September through April - when demand is usually lowest.

Moving can be an exhilarating time and conserving money on the charges is just one approach to ensure it is even better. If you would like to get more information concerning A-1 Freeman's moving services in Atlanta, get in touch with us right away to learn more about how we can assist you in getting to wherever you are heading.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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