6 Smart Tips to Make Moving an Apartment Easy
Summer is the perfect time for moving an apartment! Ask any expert and they will probably tell you it is also the busiest time of year for professional movers. Moving is a strenuous task that requires a lot of planning in advance. So, if you are planning to relocate during the next few months, here are a few tips to make your transition a smooth one.
1) Decide on a Moving Date
Believe it or not, your moving date plays a great deal into a move. Make sure the date selected is available for professional movers as well as for friends or family members who will be helping. If possible, choose a date which falls on the least busy day of the week. Most people move around the beginning or end of the month, so try avoiding these times.
2) Start the Packing Process Early
Don't wait until the last minute to start your packing. Get started right away. Arrange for fragile items to be shipped by expert packers. The packers will ensure the safety and proper delivery of all your valuables. Professional packers are trained to secure all items with proper protective padding. Boxes are also labeled. Remember, for your own convenience pack an overnight bag with all your essential items. Any items that you will need to use first in the home are best packed in clear plastic containers and transported along with you.
3) Turn Power On/Off
Once you get your move-in date, phone your power company to arrange for services in your new apartment. Power can be changed over at your convenience. However, be sure your move date is a definite go before having it transferred.
4) Photograph Electronics
Take pictures of the wiring of your electronics. Taking pictures will help you hook your electronics back up properly once you are in your new location.
5) Take Photos or Video Old/New Location
After cleaning out your home, take photos or make a video of what you are leaving behind. Pictures or a recording video can help defend you against false claims of damages. Also, be sure to take pictures when moving into your new location as proof of the move in condition.
6) Don't Stress/Take Breaks
Don't over do it during your big move. Take time to relax and enjoy your new place. It is easy to become overwhelmed. You have nothing but time to decorate, unpack, and get your new home in your desired condition.
To find out more about how to make your apartment move a smooth and safe transition, please contact us today! We can move your belongings to you new apartment!