Apartment Moving Checklist: 8 Things To Do Before You Move

Apartment Moving Checklist: 8 Things To Do Before You Move

Moving to a new apartment always feels like an exciting experience. You get to live in a new place, meet new people, and the best of them all - you get to rent out a more spacious and good looking apartment in which you can decorate your way as well.

When we think about this all, we get a sudden adrenaline rush and then count days. However, amidst all the excitement, there come problems that only arise because a lot of us don’t pay attention to them. Yes, I am going to talk about things that you need to include in your apartment moving checklist when moving to a place of your dreams.

To be precise, the list below is a compilation of things that people usually come to face after they have shifted. And once they do realize the impact of them, it is already late. Hence, it is advisable to go through each and every aspect of the apartment moving carefully.

Setting Up Utilities

First and foremost, you simply cannot live without in any fancy or ordinary apartment for as long as utilities like cable and internet, water and sewer, gas, electricity, satellite, security system, trash, and phone are set up according to your desires. Therefore, it is your job to ask the tenant about the situation of all the utilities and if there is any problem, you should have it fixed way before you move in - just for your own comfort.   

Cleaning The Apartment

More often than not people tend to trust the apartment owner for its cleanliness without ever realizing that it can be a big risk for your own health and safety. So before you move in with your furniture, clean and disinfect the apartment thoroughly.

Extra Set of Keys

Another point that is more associated with being lazy is to have an extra set of keys at all times with you. Doing so wouldn’t cost much and taking care of this little but very important fact would save you from being locked out of your apartment one day.

Purchasing Furniture As Per Your Apartment’s Dimension

This relates to one of the biggest mistakes a person can make and once done, no furniture moving company can also save you from it. You need to take measurements of your apartment in advance and then purchase furniture which you can easily move inside it. Besides that, most of the apartments are also on the upper floors, and moving the heavy items through the stairs can become a problem.

Meet The Neighbors

Living in an apartment technically means living with the people whose quarters are attached to you. So, if you want to adjust quickly and wish to know the surroundings well, especially in the case of long-distance moving then you need to make the first move with neighbors.

This will not only make you feel relatively safe in the new community but you never know you might even win someone’s heart in the neighbors.

Buy A Toolbox

You cannot call someone to hang wall decor or do the smallest of fixtures. This is where owning a toolbox helps a great deal. If you have the wrenches, hammers, and screwdrivers, you can easily manage the basic modification tasks of your home.

Trash Pickup Days

This is one piece of information that you should directly ask beforehand either from the apartment owner or the neighbors around. In the early days of moving, you will create a lot of mess around the apartment and it is important that you don’t do any delays in recycling the waste in order to keep your apartment super clean.

Painting

It all comes the right colors of your wall that will light up the whole space. The usual practice leads people to focus more on the color combination and then following the tutorials on Youtube to paint the walls of the apartment on their own (of course after getting permission from the owner) but that again leads a lot of room for errors. Your walls must be colored perfectly and that is the reason why you should account for the expense of it in time.

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