Moving can be a stressful time for anyone, so why make it more difficult on yourself by having extra items to deal with? These are some great ways to remove extra items from your house.
Selling your items online
Selling online is a great option not only to help remove unwanted items, but also is a great way to make money. There are several sites online that can help you such as Craigslist and Ebay. Sort through some of your unwanted items and find things that would be sellable like Toys, Tools, and Furniture.
Sell your items at a moving sale
Moving sales are another great way to get rid of items. Sort through your things that you don’t need or want and set up tables for the sale. It’s always get to keep record of the things that are sold and have a cash box, for safe keeping.
Give away to friends and family
Still unsure how to get rid of your unwanted belongings? Why not ask friends or family? A great way to help you save time is to use social media sites like Facebook. Make a post and tag friends and family to see who might want your items. You never know who is looking for what.
Donate to a charity
Donating to a charity is also a great option. Once everything is sorted and gathered, it’s a great idea to take your items to your local Goodwill. They will be more than willing to take items off your hands. Also you can use your donations for a tax write off.
If everything else fails, recycle your items. This can be a good option if items are worn out and are in no condition to sell or give away. Look your local recycle center here!
Moving can be a stressful time. Whether it be in the fall or summer. You’re worried about this and then, and freaked out about your time restraints. Why not cool off, by listening to some great summer tunes? Here are my top 10 summer tunes for your move.
“Sunny Afternoon,” The Kinks
This Kinks anthem of Summertime leisure is a rock n roll classic! Great
to get you relaxed.
“Rockaway Beach,” The Ramones
A Punk Rock classic in it’s own right, this Ramones ode to Summertime should always get multiple plays.
“Dancing In The Street,” Martha & The Vandellas
Yet another Summer anthem, with it’s classic Motown beat is always a go too.
“California Girls,” The Beach Boys
The California Rock band’s ode to the women of California was later covered by David Lee Roth and became a major hit!
“School’s Out,” Alice Cooper
This rebel rocker about the last school bells is a classic. Nothing says “Summer” like this classic tune.
“Vacation,” The Go-Gos
The Go-Gos pop anthem about Summer Vacation is a great tune to get you in the SummerTime mood!
“In The Sun,” Blondie
This great rock anthem from NYC’s own, is a sleeper hit! It’s a great tune to get you in that Summer state of mind.
“Rock Lobster,” The B-52s
Athens Georgia New Wavers weird yet fun pop song about beach fun is an earworm. You will have a hard time getting this tune out of your head!
“Summertime,” Sam Cooke
The 60’s Soul Master’s Summertime tune is relaxing and comforting. It’s romantic and one of the great R&B songs of the decade.
“(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave,” Martha & The Vandellas
Another tune from The Vandellas! It’s got that classic Motown sound that hits you in the gut and keeps you moving!
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Oh the joys of moving! TWO MEN Atlanta has been in the neighborhood for over 14 years. Our staff understands how daunting move prep can be. We’ve got a few tips on a smooth pack:
Label everything. We mean everything.
Color coordinate all rooms and boxes in advance. Printables, colored duck tape or markers work wonders.
Have an extra set of keys made for a loved one. Fear no more, an extra key is only a call away.
Hire professionals. TWO MEN Atlanta packs and unpacks all day, everyday! Our packers are full-trained to best care for your belongings.
Keep a trusted adult onsite. Neighbors, deliveries, move teams, UberEats, family friends are all expected to visit your home while packing. Our movers will communicate thoroughly, but a trusted loved one is always a good option.
Sharpies are crucial. Expo markers, art supplies and the usual suspects laying around the kitchen may wipe off between locations. Sharpies stay on boxes, y’all!
‘Tis the season to celebrate! Right before Christmas, everything speeds up. Before Christmas vacation, New Year celebrations and spending time with loved ones, TWO MEN Atlanta wants to slow down. We’re so proud of our front-line staff’s hard work, time and efforts.
“Mike and Rashad the movers were great! They got everything moved so quickly and safely! Will definitely be using again!“
-Jessica (Avondale Estates)
“I would definitely recommend Two Men and a Truck to my friends and family for their moving experience[s].”
“Two Men and a Truck saved our move during the Snow Blast in Atlanta Dec. 2017! Our two workers were great. Fast and efficient with time on the job. Great attitudes and willing to help with the move anyway possible. Atlanta to Acworth move. Thank you for a job well done.“
“Arrived on time, pleasant and efficient. Work [was] completed properly and quickly.“
Many thanks to our front-line staff who work tirelessly every day. We love hearing about your move experiences. Merry Christmas from the TWO MEN Chamblee!
TWO MEN Atlanta would love to help move your family forward. However, if you find yourself moving last minute or unable to plan out a move date, our staff have a few tips to help! Transitioning to a new home can be a production. Make sure you’re prepped and ready with these simple tricks:
-have an uplifting playlist and speakers charged
-pack 3 meals + water in a cooler
-make sure your moving transportation arrives within 1 hour of scheduled departure*
-leave 2 complete outfit changes in a day-of-move car bag
-pack toiletries, shower supplies, medication, vitamins and blankets for each family member
-dog treats, tethers and/or fencing
-friends to come by at 12pm/6pm/9pm with snacks and beverages
Deep breaths. You can do this! TWO MEN Chamblee works in the rain. So, good news- we can help! Let us know if you need us
Our second annual give back with PAWS Atlanta and Ahimsa House was a success. With the help of 16 awesome community partners, we collected 8 barrels and 2 pallets worth of donations! Tomorrow, 11/21 we’ll be posting live delivery feed to make sure pets in need get supplies they need in time for Thanksgiving.
Ahimsa House and PAWS Atlanta had different wish list needs. We’re so happy our collection partners were able to gather exactly what these awesome shelters needed.
Many thanks to our 2017 community partners for their wonderful donations.
TWO MEN Atlanta is proud to support Ahimsa House for the second year in a row! Movers for Mutts aims to give back to shelters, rescues and pets in need all over the Metro Atlanta area. For our ITP and DeKalb communities, Movers for Mutts can keep a furry friend who’s family are victims of domestic violence out of harm’s way. Join us by becoming a local partner!
If you’re interested in becoming a collection site for Ahimsa House, DM us on Twitter! Not active on social? Leave your contact info in the comments section or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO MEN Atlanta is proud to partner with local non-profits, businesses and community members during their relocation process. Oftentimes, businesses reach out to us to help set-up, break down or pull items to the right location. Get more fun out of your event by following these key event rules:
Plan months in advance. Better safe than sorry is an understatement. Making sure vendors, event staff, tent companies, set up and breakdown are all scheduled is a good first step.
Have 2-3 point persons. Volunteers, vendors, sponsors, attendees and event staff (etc.) will all have questions and concerns throughout your event. Streamline this by making sure multiple people are available for questions/concerns.
Start walky-talky mode during set-up. Before the masses arrive, get your communication lines going. If not everyone has walky, make sure everyone has an external battery (and cell charging cord) for their phone.
Bring a ridiculous amount of water. Bet on much less free time than you’re everyday life allows.
Ask for help. Volunteers from local 501c3s, schools or college students looking for extra credit can be a huge weight off your team’s shoulders. Having designated runners, check-in stations and vendor unload/load times are a huge plus with extra volunteers.
Know a few event coordinators who need our help? Leave their email in the comment section, email us @ email@example.com or DM us on Twitter! Party and event planners: which tips work best with your teams?