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How to prepare for moving to Atlanta from NYC


Moving to Atlanta from NYC means that you need to prepare for everything that a long-distance relocation might throw your way. There will be a lot to do, so it is best to start early. You might want to enlist the services of a professional moving company, such as U.Santini Moving & Storage if you want to have a much easier move. Professional movers will save you a lot of time and energy that you can otherwise direct towards more important matters. Speaking of which, we’ve prepared a small list of the most important things you need to do prior to your relocation.

Moving to Atlanta from NYC – How to prepare?

And here is the list:

  • Organize and create a moving checklist
  • Declutter!
  • Hire a professional moving company
  • Prepare your office for the relocation
  • Rent a storage unit when moving to Atlanta from NYC
  • If you are performing a DIY move get moving boxes and packing supplies well in advance
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Create a moving checklist well in advance.

Organize and create a moving checklist when moving to Atlanta from NYC

The first thing that you need to do is to organize everything. You can’t just dive headlong into a long-distance move, after all. Or, you can, but you will have a much harder time of it. The best tool you have at your disposal is the moving checklist. Simply creating this list is going to provide you with numerous thoughts on how you can best organize your efforts. The way you go about it is you first write down all of the tasks that you know you will need to accomplish. Things like transferring medical records, finding the best moving company, finding someone to take care of your pet, etc.

If you are relocating your business to Atlanta, there will be a couple of extra steps. Things like creating a moving committee, holding meetings, and so on, will be added. And, of course, finding the best commercial movers NYC to conduct your move is something that needs to be on the list, as well. In fact, that might be the first thing you want to do. You can have your movers provide you with some expert, situational, advice on your relocation. They know what they are talking about and their insights might prove invaluable.


Whenever you are facing relocation, there will be items that are best left behind. The process of selecting those items is called decluttering, and you will do well if you go through it. Your move will be cheaper and easier because there will be fewer items to pack and unpack. You can even recoup some of the losses if you sell the unnecessary things. Of course, you can also look into storage Brooklyn solutions if you simply can’t let anything go. The easiest way to go about this process is if you organize your items into three “piles”. Call them however you want, but let’s say that one is “Bring”, another is “Maybe” and the last one is “Unnecessary”.

Simply go through all of the items in your home and place them into these piles. Of course, you don’t actually need to create the piles themselves, writing where the things go on a piece of paper will do. Once you finish the original sorting, you will need to do a few more passes. Do that until your “Maybe” pile is as small as possible. Then just bring those items along, always better that way.

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Organize a yard sale and sell items that you don’t need anymore.

Hire a professional moving company

Long-distance relocations all but require assistance from a moving company. The driving distance is simply not manageable for most people. Not to mention all the lifting, carrying, loading, and unloading that will be required. International moving companies NYC can do all of that work in a fraction of the time it would take an inexperienced individual. Do note that the best companies have a lot of work during the moving season and you might want to call early to guarantee the date that you want. And on that note, if you can manage to conduct your relocation in the off-season, you can enjoy lower prices and more flexible dates.

Prepare your office for the relocation

Commercial relocations require special consideration and preparation. You will need to prepare a lot of things if your business is going to be up and running as soon as possible. Which is what every business owner wants. Time is money and by spending time early, you will save a lot more later on. You need to make sure that everyone who needs to know knows, and that you have the list of all the suppliers/contacts in Atlanta before you can safely relocate. Building a list of contacts usually takes a lot of time, and you want to ensure that you have time for other activities once you arrive at your new office. Your time will be even more valuable in the first few weeks after the relocation, after all.

Rent a storage unit when moving to Atlanta from NYC

If you have a lot of items that you are unsure if they can fit in your new place, renting a storage unit is an excellent solution. Or perhaps you want to remodel your home before your items arrive. Having a storage unit handy will also enable you to be more flexible with your travel schedule, as well. You don’t need to be at your new home when your movers arrive if you have a storage unit.

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You should rent a storage unit if you need to store some of your belongings.

If you are performing a DIY move get moving boxes and packing supplies well in advance

Finally, if you decide that you want to go through the relocation on your own, you will need to sort out all your containers and padding as soon as possible. This will save you a lot of money on those supplies, as you can spare the time to get free moving boxes from local stores, and you can search for people that are selling cheap moving materials online. When moving to Atlanta from NYC, you will want to cut down on costs whenever possible. And finding these supplies early is a great way to do so.

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