Tips for Moving To Your New Apartment
January 20, 2016
Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting adventure for many. The prospect of having a new space to call your own and new amenities to enjoy are no doubt fun to think about, though the moving process is rarely part of the excitement. Moving all your belongings is a tiresome and lengthy ordeal, but there are tricks to make the move easier and less stressful.
Write a Master Plan
Before you do anything else, make a list of everything you have to do and how much time you have to get it done. This includes large furniture pieces you made need help with, purchasing moving items, things to giveaway, and other errands that must be completed within your moving period like managing your utilities. The master plan will serve as an organized guideline to ensure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible.
Toss it. Donate it. Sell it.
It may be the most dreaded part of moving, but you should get rid of clutter early on. All those items you’ve had hidden in the back of your cabinets, drawers, and closets for ages need to once again see the light of day. As a rule of thumb, if you have not had a use for it in a year, then you don’t need it. Sort old clothes and equipment by what you can throw away, donate, and sell. This way you can focus on the things that you’ll need in your new home.
Gather the Right Moving Supplies
To save money on moving boxes, stop by your local Costco, Sams, or similar stores to ask for packaging boxes that will no longer be in use. If you’re planning on placing some of your items in storage, opt for plastic boxes and vacuum-packed bags. Finally, if you don’t have access to a large enough vehicle for moving, hire a moving truck or consider using moving containers in the process. Make sure to be fully packed and ready to go when they show up at your door step.
Protect fragile items by stacking them or using towels and clothing as cushion. Remember to number and label your boxes to keep track of your personal items and for easy unpacking. Then pack in layers with heavier items on the bottom. You’ll want to have access to essential items you’re likely to use first in your new home.
A smart mover will take pictures of their old apartment once everything has been moved out as well as pictures of their new apartments before everything has been moved in. This provides photographic evidence to both landlords in case of property damage or security deposit problems.
Take It Easy
The most important thing to remember when moving is to take it easy. Organize the moving process so it doesn’t affect your daily routine too much if you need to work or go to school. Take a few days off to get everything done with plenty of help from friends, family, or professional movers. Focus on enjoying your new apartment once you’re all settled in.
Santa Anna Apartment Homes boasts a range of attractive amenities for those looking for luxury apartment living in Weslaco. With a staff offering premiere customer service, we’ll help make the moving process easier.