With a new year comes a fresh start, and what better way to start fresh than with a new apartment! Moving into a new place signifies a clean slate, and is the perfect way to kick off the new year with something that makes you excited for the year to come. If you’re planning on moving into your first apartment in the new year, we’ve got some helpful tips for you!
Don’t Put Off Packing
While nobody really enjoys packing, it’s probably the most crucial step of a big move. Although it may seem like organizing everything before packing takes extra time, it will save you a lot of time while unpacking in your new place. Start by packing things you aren’t using at the time, including out-of-season clothes and new utensils and supplies you’ve bought. This allows you to start a few weeks early without accidentally packing something you need. Organize boxes by room and remember to label every box to make move-in day as smooth as possible.
Do Know The Layout
While it’s best to see the apartment in person and get a good look at the space, sometimes it’s just not possible with your schedule. If you aren’t able to visit the apartment before moving in, you want to at least have a good amount of pictures of the unit and the layout. If you can visit the apartment yourself, bring along a camera and measuring tape to know dimensions for curtains and tight hallways. If you aren’t able to see the unit, ask your landlord or someone you know the area to try to get the measurements for you- they will be very beneficial to have before move-in day!
Don’t Leave Everything Up To Chance
Organization is an essential part of moving. Even if you aren’t usually a very organized person, you must make an effort to keep your moving checklist as complete and up-to-date as possible. You’ll need to keep track of things you’ve packed, things you still need to purchase, plans for movers or a moving truck, and keep up communication with your landlord. Keep all of this information in one place, whether it’s a spreadsheet or hand-written notepad. There are also many apps that are great for organizing everything for your big move.
Do Have Fun!
While planning for a move can seem extremely stressful, remember to remind yourself of all of the exciting opportunities that 2018 and your new apartment will bring. Moving into a new apartment is a big deal, and it should be celebrated!
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