Atlanta Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 05, 2019

How to Move Out Your Ex Like A Pro

MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As professional movers in Atlanta, we have helped people to move for all types of various reasons. Sometimes, the reason is a happy one, and in some cases, it's due to a tough event such as a separation, death or break-up. We definitely are not here to pass judgement, but instead to provide some pointers we've gathered over the years of assisting individuals to move following a break-up.

Moving in with each other is a trial run; a test of whether you and your significant other can tolerate one another when you are in close proximity everyday. Many couples pass with ease, but some... well, some don't. If you are in this second group, and you need to make sure that your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend gets out and keeps out, then it's essential that you be sure you don't miss a trick on the subject of the moving out process in Atlanta.

In order to be certain they cannot play the, "Well, I found myself in your neighborhood, and recollected I still had some stuff to grab," card, then you should observe these tips.

Tip #1: Get Organized

Whenever you reside with another person, your things will probably mix. In spite of this, when you've broken up, then it is time to re-draw those lines making it apparent whose things are whose. Therefore, go room by room, and place all your ex's things to the side. This is probably going to be harder than it sounds, both as a result of feelings linked to the items, and because you will end up continually preparing a listing of stuff you now have to replace. Nevertheless you should do it swiftly, and efficiently. Tear the band-aid off all at once, and the hurt will certainly fade away quicker.

Tip #2: Get It Out of Your Home

After you have all of your ex's belongings in one location, don't simply stick it in a closet, or leave it in a extra room. You need it out of your home, so you can breathe for a while and also distance yourself from the memories.

Don't pitch it out the window or drop it on the curb (gratifying as that might be, depending on your circumstances). Yet, find their belongings a place outside of your house. Keep it with one of your ex's best friends or move it to their mother's home. In case all else fails, hire a professional mover in Atlanta and obtain a storage space. Give your ex the key to the storage locker so that they can go get it when they are ready for it. But don't allow it to sit in your home; the last thing you want when trying to pick up and move forward is an elephant remaining in the room.

Tip #3: Get Them A Different Place to Live

One more thing your ex may drag their feet on is identifying somewhere to live, since you have separated. And of course, locating a house is no picnic, specially when you are doing it alone. Which is why, though you have lots of other stuff to do, you must help locate a spot for them to go.

Whether it means searching for another apartment that's open and in their budget range (on the other side of town) or speaking with your pals to determine who can use an extra roommate, make sure you don't allow the grass grow under your ex's feet. You will want them on their way with their belongings, and if they have somewhere to go, they will not pull the guilt trip that you're just kicking them out onto the street.

Tip #4: Do Not Backslide

Separating is tough, there is no two ways about that. But if you have to do something, it is important to take definite actions toward finalization daily. If you do not possess the time, or the stamina, to pack up all things in one day, then pack a single area each day or contact a moving company in Atlanta that will help with the packing and moving. If you can't drive around the city looking into rental prices, don't fret, there is the magic of the smartphone as well as the Internet. Send out a couple of email messages or maybe place a handful of calls.

The important thing is that you are advancing, rather than just remaining where you are... or worse still, expecting everything to just fix itself.


Request a free quote

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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.
Read more

Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)