How to be Prepared to Move in the Georgia Heat

Let's be real. Moving is not fun. Plain and simple. 

It requires a lot of planning, boxes, and tape It forces you to get rid of things, and do not get me started on the heavy lifting! 

Living in a warm area, especially in the summer, it’s a lot to move in the heat and everyone tends to feel dehydrated and fatigued quickly. If you do have to move during the hottest time of the year, there are a few tips to help you prepare for your move. 

Purge

One of the biggest tips I can offer when it comes to moving is to purge as much as you can. If you haven’t moved in a few years, you realize how things have started to pile up. I tend to always find doubles of a few things I didn’t even know I had laying around. Believe me when I say there are a few things you’ll want to get rid of right away such as your high school prom dress or anything that you were hoping to have fit by the time of year. Honestly, donate it to a Goodwill or neighbor to save yourself the hassle and it’ll help to pay it forward to someone else. 

Create Piles

If you have an idea of when you are moving, try to create a plan to have a smooth and successful move. This means taking time to get everything in order. One of the first things you can start to do is create three piles of items. In the first pile, will be items that you’ll want to keep and pack away to be moved with you. Items such as valuables or sentimental ones go into this pile. The second pile is items that you want to donate. They can be things that you might even have used one time or too many things that don’t hold much value to you anymore. The last pile is items that can sell on various social media platforms such as Facebook Market, eBay, or Poshmark. 

Go Room By Room

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when preparing for a large move. I like to take a few boxes and label the box by the room. I’ll start by going from one room of the house to the other, putting anything that I see in one of those three boxes. A helpful tip is to pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter things in larger boxes. Also, create a "necessities" bag that you’ll need to take with you if you are staying somewhere overnight before moving out of your home. This can include a toothbrush, toothpaste, charges, towels, hand soap, shampoo, and any feminine products. You can also have a room with sheets, paper towels, screwdrivers, an emergency first aid kit, a coffee and coffee pot, toilet paper, and a suitcase of clothes. 

Hire The Right Real Estate Agent

Moving is stressful but also making sure that when you move into the right home, all your paperwork is finished and signed. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, hiring a real estate agent to assist you in all of that is so important! David Stroup Jr. with Maximum One Realty is so great! He knows Georgia so well and can find you exactly what you are looking for. David has a wealth of knowledge, persistence, and wonderful customer service to make each transaction as smooth as possible so all you need to do is focus on the big move and nothing else. 

Stock Up On Snacks And Water

If you are moving, you’ll want to make sure everyone is hydrated and has enough energy to help with the move. Grab a few cases of water for the big day as well as cater in food so you aren’t having to cook anything for yourself and your friends. This also is helpful for professionals should you hire a crew to help you as well. I’m sure everyone will feel extremely welcome and grateful to you. Do your best to stay out of the home while everyone helps to pack and move the items out of your home. If you have small kids, hire a friend, neighbor, or babysitter to keep them occupied. 

Moving can be stressful for everyone involved. Do your best to prepare, plan and if need be, hire the professionals to help you with this timely work. Write down your move date and set aside time during the morning, night or weekends to pack up your items, sell or donate and purge up what you don’t want to take with you. 

Happy moving!


xx,

Amanda


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