Getting Your Belongings Moved Securely…

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There’s nothing more disappointing than having the movers unload a treasured furniture item at your new home, only to discover that it’s been damaged in transit. That sound of tinkling glass beneath the quilts means there’s something bad about to be revealed.

You won’t have to worry about this happening when you rely on the professional residential and commercial movers at A-Okay Moving and Storage in Columbus, GA. Our moving crews are trained in the best ways to pack your items beforehand so they are protected; and to secure them correctly in the truck so they won’t shift around or tip over. It’s what we do.

We handle your treasured possessions while they’re in our care as if they were our own.

Our Columbus, GA moving service features:
• Affordable rates and free, friendly custom quotes
• Convenient operating hours to accommodate your schedule
• Clean trucks equipped with dollies, padding and other tools of the trade
• Expert disassembly and reassembly of your furniture items
• Long distance and interstate moving
• Licensed and Insured

Got questions about our moving services or ready to schedule your move? Call us today at 706-568-8211.

Your Secure Storage Solution

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To store your stuff for a week, a month or a year – or more!

Assigned overseas? Inherited a house full of furniture from your maiden aunt? Regardless of why you need items stored, you can call on A-Okay Moving and Storage in Columbus, Georgia to take that stuff away and store it safely until you’re ready to have us return it.

Our Columbus, GA storage facility is secure and well-maintained, so you’ll know your household items will be well taken care of. And our storage services are provided with the same level of customer service and caring professionalism that we employ when moving your goods across town or across the country.

Forget the stress of having to arrange everything you own in your new home after a big move. Let A-Okay keep the overflow while you work out the arrangements. Your blood pressure will thank you, and you will thank the moving and storage pros at A-Okay in Columbus, Georgia.

Questions about our moving and storage services? Need a hot shot courier service to handle an across-town delivery? Call us today at 706-568-8211.

Get moving boxes from your local liquor store

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Pay a visit to your local liquor store (that’s where you can buy the aforementioned wine) to see if they recycle their used boxes. If so, ask if you can grab a handful so you’re saving a little paper in your moving journey.

Just make sure the boxes are very gently worn and that you only use them to hold lightweight items like linens and towels. You don’t want to deal with ripped boxes and broken valuables on the big day.

Create a master moving to-do list

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When you move homes, you inevitably end up having 600 different things to do and remember. Don’t let all these tasks and important reminders, no matter how seemingly obvious, slip your mind.

Write them down somewhere. Put them in the Notes app on your phone, in the to-do list app Wunderlist that professional organizer Anna Bauer recommends, or go old-school with a giant yellow legal pad.

No detail is too insignificant. You just remembered the name of the little bookstore in town that will accept your used novels? Write it down.

Not sure which novels to donate? Here’s how to decide what books to keep or get rid of.

You stuck that extra screw from the broken drawer next to the sink? Take note.

You have to return your cable box to your provider at least one day before you leave? Jot it down.

Pick the right moving day

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Hire your movers at least a month out so you can plan accordingly. If you have a flexible schedule, play around with potential moving dates and try to find the cheapest time of month to make an appointment.

Moving companies are busiest on weekends, so if you can skip the Saturday chaos and schedule your move for a Tuesday, you might get a significant discount.

Set aside stuff to sell

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You probably have a few items you no longer want, but would love to get a little money for. If that’s the case, set these items aside and determine where you can sell them.

If it’s furniture, Craigslist or AptDeco might be your best bet. If it’s brand name clothing, you could try Poshmark or a local consignment store.

For specialty items like a gently used Coach purse or your collection of 90’s Beanie Babies, get on eBay.

Once you have everything sorted, set a date on your calendar to visit the nearest Buffalo Exchange or craft descriptions of the items you plan to sell online.

Schedule a free donation pickup

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Save yourself a trip to your local Goodwill and schedule a free MakeSpace pickup. In addition to picking up and storing practically anything (including furniture), we’ll also pick up your donation and drop it off to Goodwill — at no extra charge.

Pro Tip: If you’d like to donate to a different charity, use donationtown.org to schedule a free pickup at your home.

All you have to do is put your giveaway items in boxes and leave them on your doorstep.

The good men and women of Donation Town will then pick up your stuff and deliver it to a local charity of your choice.