Call the Moving Company in Columbus, GA That Cares

quick-moves.jpgA-Okay has the skills and experience to do your moving job right.

The professional movers at A-Okay Moving and Storage have the skills, experience and resources to take care of your Columbus, GA area move – whether it involves a single sofa or the contents of an entire house. We are fully licensed and insured so you can rest easy knowing your move is in capable hands.

Our moving company has served Georgia residents for years by providing local and long distance moving and storage solutions to meet their needs, delivered with care and efficiency. We also feature long-term storage solutions, overseas shipping for our military customers and Columbus, GA area express delivery and courier services.

A-Okay Has Everything Needed for Your Successful Move
Our movers have experience handling all types of furniture, from hide-a-beds to china cabinets. They know how to carefully pack your goods to see that they arrive undamaged at your destination. Our moving vans are clean, spacious and equipped with the necessary padding and safety equipment.
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We’ll Move Your Business in Columbus, GA too!

Are you planning to relocate your office? Count on A-Okay Moving and Storage to take that thankless job off your hands. We’re pretty sure your employees have more important things to do than load up their cars with workstation dividers and computer gear – that’s what we’re in business for!

Concerned about the cost? A-Okay Moving and Storage in Columbus, GA offers free custom quotes for commercial moving services. We think you’ll find our prices to be more than competitive and an excellent value when you consider the quality of our moving services.

We offer a 10% military discount – call today to schedule your move or request a free estimate: 706-568-8211.

Get It Sold: 10 Tips From a Home Staging Pro

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They say you only get one chance at a first impression. So if would-be buyers have already sidestepped your bursting-at-the-seams closet or shuddered at your dreary laundry room, you can’t undo it — but you can do some strategic home staging before the next house-hunter shows up.

Barb Nazzaro, a professional house stager who runs A Simply Staged Home, in Natick, Massachusetts, insists that it’s essential to stage. “When people walk into a house, they form an opinion almost instantaneously.” There’s a knee-jerk reaction that happens, she says; within seconds, buyers either adore the place or want to flee. And while homes in hot neighborhoods may sell themselves, Nazzaro says any home can benefit from staging to bump up the asking price and help speed a sale.

“People see gorgeous homes on television and want exactly that for themselves,” Nazzaro says. And, she adds, just as you wouldn’t wear sweatpants to a job interview, your home needs to put its best foot forward. Moving represents a fresh start, and if your home isn’t clean and doesn’t evoke a peaceful feeling, potential buyers will bail.

Here’s how to make your house gorgeous for its time in the spotlight:

1. Purge the hallway closet.

2. Edit the china cabinet.

3. Liven up the laundry room.

4. Tidy the kitchen cabinets.

5. Scale back on photos and wall hangings.

6. Add a bed skirt.

7. …And while you’re at it, change your comforter or duvet.

8. Round up the kid stuff.

9. Beautify bedroom closets.

10. Don’t forget the basement and the attic.

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.