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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Slick Move, LLC; 1st Edition edition (February 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615182003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615182001
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Slick Move Guide - A Review Posted By Tim Johnson On September 17 In Moving it's my experience that people who are moving come in three distinct varieties: 1. We don't need no stinkin plans : These folks just kinda wish their move happens but put off planning til the day before moving day. It never ends well. 2. Please don't scam me : These folks are mostly concerned about finding a good moving company, but they don t put much effort into the rest of their move. They don't get scammed, but they don't enjoy an efficient move. 3. The Planners : They plan every aspect of their move to the finest detail. These meticulous folks might be annoying to the less organized among us, but they get the job done. I recently came across a book that would appeal to The Planners, as well as the Please don't scam me group (the non-planners will never be bothered with reading a book on relocation. Jodi Velazquez book Slick Move Guide is a nice read because it doesn't overwhelm you with tips and guidance, yet it gives you just enough information to help you succeed in every facet of your move. Finding Movers: A comprehensive backgrounder on the moving industry, and how to go about finding moving companies you can trust. Her 25 Questions for the Moving Companies is particularly good. I doubt many people will actually ask all 25, but even if you ask a majority of them, you ll know a great deal about the company and it will help you make an informed decision. I also think it serves as a good checklist to use after you a choose a moving company, to ensure you're aware of all the particulars of your move. Packing: A lot of good tips, with green-friendly advice specifically marked as such, with a Things to Buy List that's particularly thorough and helpful. There's a wealth of information on how to pack a variety of different items. There are also storage tips (which are useful because most moves involve storage#, checklists to track your progress, planning your move, a very helpful 10 things to do before moving day, and a list of items to take care of at your new home. What I like most about the book is that it includes real-life examples from the author's move. That's critical: it's much easier to learn from someone else's experience #both successes and failures), and in that, Velazquez' book is a winner whether you're moving, or know someone who's moving. -- Relocation.com Review by RetirementLiving.com February Newsletter New Book: Slick Move Guide Slick Move Guide was written for those who are planning a move, whether it be to a retirement destination or for a career-related purpose. Author Jodi Velazquez has written this book based on her experience of moving five times in six years. It is written for those who want to plan every aspect of their move in detail. While it doesn't overwhelm you with tips and guidance, it does give you just enough information to make your move a success. The book provides a lot of information about the moving industry and how to go about finding moving companies you can trust. She lists 25 questions to ask when you interview a moving company. There is also a wealth of information about how to pack a variety of items. Velazquez devotes a whole chapter to researching your destination, including getting to know the area, and the cost of healthcare, utilities, insurance, traffic, neighborhoods, education, taxes and transportation. --Relocation.com

After much research, South Hills Movers has determined the Slick Move Guide to be the best and most helpful moving guide. We offer it to our clients because it offers excellent advice and tips on how to make your move efficient in every aspect from the time that you decide to move until you are in your new home.' - South Hills Movers --South Hills Movers

Jodi Velazquez Is Interviewed As An Ultimate Expert on the subject of relocation and featured in Woman s World Magazine April 24, 2014 Edition. --Woman s World Magazine April 24, 2014 Edition

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After much research, South Hills Movers has determined the Slick Move Guide to be the best and most helpful moving guide. We offer it to our clients because it offers excellent advice and tips on how to make your move efficient in every aspect from the time that you decide to move until you are in your new home.' - South Hills Movers

More About the Author

Jodi Velazquez was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Robert Morris University with a bachelor degree in marketing communications with an emphasis on writing skills. After graduating, Jodi left Pittsburgh to accompany her husband who accepted a job in Texas with the government. In Texas, she worked for the local paper as a graphic artist and briefly in the editorial department. After two years, her husband received a promotion and the couple moved to New York. There, Jodi worked as an account executive selling television commercial time for a cable company. After three years and the birth of their first child, her husband again accepted another promotion and they left for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was in Philadelphia that their daughter of 19 months was diagnosed with type-one diabetes. This brought a hardship transfer and they moved back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After their return to Pittsburgh and the birth of their second child, Jodi began writing the Slick Move Guide.
After writing and self-publishing the Slick Move Guide in 2007, she began marketing the book to various organizations and corporations. A major home builder purchased hundreds of copies but the real estate market was declining. She began searching for other industries with a need for the product. The Slick Move Guide was originally written to help families that are personally financing their own relocation. Trying to think of what families move often, she began marketing the book to sports teams for the players and their spouses/partners/families.
One of the teams placed a large order and she realized there was a need. Player development directors liked the idea of a consumer written guide for players who were entering or departing from their team. She established a relationship with several player development directors of major sports teams. They began offering suggestions, mishaps and dilemmas that players encountered, to add to her book. After two years of compiling this information, she released a customized version, Slick Move Guide Professional Athlete edition in 2012.
Although the book was developed with sports professionals it's also of value to anyone who may be making a career transition for the first time or multiple times. One of the differences between the Athlete edition and the original Slick Move Guide is that vital inside information that pertains to an athlete's unique situation such as moving quickly and possibly temporarily for your career has been added.
Both guides are easy to read, and offer eco-friendly packing advice and explain how to choose a quality mover. These spiral-bound, lightweight workbooks contain valuable, stress reducing timelines. Jodi has made moving your possessions inexpensive and stress-free!

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This book is a quick read; I just skimmed/read it in under 2 hours.
M. Palasik
Again, it seems so simple, but so often it's the little things that get overlooked, and all those little time and money savers really add up!!!
N. Manjerovic
The timeline in the back of the book is extremely helpful with keeping you on track while moving.
D. Gillis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Palasik VINE VOICE on January 9, 2011
Format: Spiral-bound
This book is a quick read; I just skimmed/read it in under 2 hours. That's a good thing for a book about moving! However, just reading about moving gives me a headache! :)

The author provides some valuable information about preparing to move and actually moving, especially for those who haven't moved before/in a while. She uses a very personal tone throughout the book, which makes it easy to read.

I especially liked the first part of the book about checking out the area you are moving to when you are considering moving. There were some points in there that I hadn't thought about last time we moved.

My fiance and I moved 6 months ago from Ohio to Mississippi and we will be moving again in 6 more months (probably just as far or farther). We moved ourselves by renting a truck and driving ourselves and will probably do that again in 6 months. While there wasn't a whole lot *new* that I learned from this book, it affirmed what we were doing and opened my eyes to other options I had not considered.

The box number sheet (with a copy included in the back of the book) is definitely something I will be implementing in our next move.

There were a couple of typos I noticed in the book, but nothing major and since this is more of a "how-to" than a novel, they're not that big of a deal. The spiral binding is also great so that it can be read/seen while doing other things, like packing! Great book, highly recommended if you haven't moved before. The author covers all bases if you are moving to/from a rental to moving/to from a house.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Little Tank on December 24, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I was delighted to see that the author donates part of the proceeds from this book to research on Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 was diagnosed in their daughter when she was 19 months old.)

This is a well-written guide with significant numbers of practical hints, tricks and tips. (She could have used an editor/proofreader but that's not fatal to the book.) There are pages one can photocopy to assist with the move, too (like Box Content List) - very helpful! The book would be valuable even to those using professional packers/movers - you'll end up having to pack at least SOME things yourself!

The fact that it's spiral bound is also a benefit - you can flatten a page to photocopy, which is a good deal. Some of us will, however, have less than 7 or 8 weeks to plan out our moves, and she does base her time lines on that two-month spread. But you can figure it out anyhow - just that copying and using those pages may be a bit less helpful straight-up. For those who pay attention to such things, she includes eco-friendly tips, too.

This book might be a little basic for some, but it's great even as a reminder of what you already knew, plus some newer tips/tricks that may help the reader.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MariGrace on March 26, 2012
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Both my husband and I have been reading this book and have
found it to have many helpful ideas. We're moving
after 43 years in our home and we needed hints and help
to make the move easier. We like this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Manjerovic on January 22, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
Whether you're moving a short or long distance, the Slick Move Guide is page after page of helpful hints and stress-relieving checklists. You may have moved before, or think that moving is common sense, but I was so surpirised by all the little details that I hadn't even considered!!

In our case, we didn't move far, but our move required us to rent for several months and put most of our belongings in storage. This book covered everything, right down to the best way to pack our storage unit!

We finally moved into our new home on muddy/snowy February day, and managed not to trash the clean flooring by using the "two carriers stay inside" method. Again, it seems so simple, but so often it's the little things that get overlooked, and all those little time and money savers really add up!!! Highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Serendipity on February 18, 2014
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It can be said that Slick Move Guide Secrets...is largely common sense, but there really is a bit more to it. I’ve learned a lot from the 12 or so moves in which I’ve been an active participant. Nearly all of the moves were paid by the company corporate movers, so I learned how to pack and how to label and how to last pack first hand.
Now, however, my current situation is very different: I'm moving as a widow --no hubby’s help or expertise (book give initial list of points to consider and resources to find the info I need)…from a FARM –I have a barn’s contents to sort and pack (tips given are helpful). I may need to store many or most of my items on either end of the move. The suggestions are a welcome. Also, I really appreciate having lists available to me to think about and adjust, rather than having to spend extra time grinding one out from scratch.

Nonetheless, I gave the guide 4 stars instead of 5 because I disagreed with some of the author’s advice:
1. I don't like how the author packs dishes. To save money, use plastic grocery bags. Use newspaper for bundling and as compression “wads” in between bundles/items already wrapped. I use plastic grocery bags or packing paper to wrap a plate, then bundle 3-4 plates/bowls together with 1-2 sheets of newspaper. I pack cups and mugs with ½ sheet packing paper, rotating so the bulk of the paper wraps the handle.
2. NEVER pack items into glasses unless they really "belong" with that item specifically: you’ll risk losing the item in the paper mess when you unpack – and the item will likely not belong in the kitchen, so you’re already cluttered. Pack these into a shoebox using a bag or ½ or ¼ sheet of packing paper for each item. Put filled shoebox into the regular-sized packing box.
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