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Selling This Summer: The 4 Quickest Storage Solutions

Whitney Davis

Whitney was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia and is a third generation REALTOR®...

Whitney was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia and is a third generation REALTOR®...

May 3 5 minutes read

If you’ve been thinking about selling, it may be time to speed up that decision. Low inventory and low mortgage rates are still creating the conditions for a seller’s market this season. When homes hit the market, they generally go fast. 

While this is great news for potential sellers, there’s something that may be in the way of being able to jump into the market — literally. We’re talking about stuff in your home. Whether you’re dealing with decades’ worth of memories or just the everyday pile-ups that pop up in rooms (and in closets), clutter can complicate the selling process.

For one, clutter makes it difficult to even think about selling due to just how overwhelming and time-consuming it can be to deal with. Second, clutter makes rooms feel smaller and overwhelms buyers so that even in a hot market, your home may not get what it’s truly worth. Third, clutter is just a pain to move.

The best solution to all of the above is the simplest: Put (most of) it in a storage unit and get it out of your way. For some, these companies drop off a big storage container to you and then pick it up when you’re finished to store it in their facility. Other companies simply pick up your boxes to store in an offsite facility or help you move it to your new location.

Here’s an overview of a few of the more popular services:

PODS

You’ve probably seen the big PODS-branded white containers in driveways around your neighborhood before. There are different sized PODS available, ranging from ones small enough for a studio’s worth of items all the way up to a two-bedroom home. (If your home is larger, you may need to arrange for multiple PODS.) When you’re done, the company picks up the PODS container and stores it in one of their offsite facilities or brings it to your new place. Good to know: You may need to get a permit to “park” a PODS container.

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U-HAUL U-BOX

Similar to PODS, U-Haul U-Box drops off standalone containers to your driveway so you can pack at your pace. You can arrange for the U-Boxes to be delivered to U-Haul’s offsite storage facility or your new home. However, the main difference is that U-Boxes are all standard size (U-Haul states that each can hold about a room’s worth of items.)

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Local Moving Companies

If the idea of packing and moving everything yourself seems overwhelming, consider hiring a local company with experience and proven success! Our clients (and our families) have trusted personal belongings with these local movers and would recommend them again, anytime.

Barnes Van Lines

Whether you're searching for a full service moving option or a storage facility to help you de-clutter, Barnes Van Lines is a top notch local provider, with the experience to back up their slogan, "Small enough to care, Large enough to meet all your moving and storage needs". Packing help is also available, where Barnes Van Lines professional movers will basically do all the work for you. If you’re more of a DIY-type, you can also store your items in their climate controlled storage facilities. Barnes Moving Lines provides award winning services for short distance moves and long distance relocations (even out of state). This local moving company is conveniently located along Hwy 61 between Carrollton and Villa Rica.

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All-Star Movers

When you're making a residential move in Georgia, you can count on All Star Movers for all your packing and un-packing needs for a hassle-free experience. With 30 years of stellar service under their belt, the team at All-Star Movers knows exactly what you'll need to keep your move organized and as stress-free as possible! Need a piano moved, too? No problem. They offer a wide range of moving services, so whether you're the DIY type that just needs the hired hands to transport and deliver items or you're looking for a complete residential moving service with packing included, this team can do it all. 

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Not Sure Where To Start?

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