Moving is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you are moving into your first apartment or moving from one to another, it can be quite difficult. Many times, you never realize how many things you own until you start putting them into boxes. When you plan to relocate,you should always make a plan and start as soon as you possibly can.
Here are some more tips for moving into an apartment.
When you know where you are going, start to measure and plan out how you want to layout your furniture. Make sure that your furniture is going to fit in your new apartment. You should also measure the doorways, hallways, and elevator (if you have one), to make sure that you are going to be able to move everything in easily.
This can also help you to determine if you can take everything that you own with you. You might need to downsize, especially if your apartment is much smaller than your other one.
Moving is a great time to get rid of things that you never use. Most people have way too many things. Maybe you have gained weight and you are holding onto clothes that you hope you will get to wear again someday. You might have switched jobs and have a different uniform, yet you can’t bear to part with your old uniform.
If you have children, this is a great time to get rid of clothes that no longer fit and toys that they have outgrown. You may even find some of your own things that you never use anymore.
Think about having a yard sale or garage sale (or even a few of them). If you find a few things that you have to get rid of, you might want to have a yard or garage sale and make a little bit of money while you are at it. If you have a lot of things that you want to sell, it may be worth it to join a community yard sale, even if you have to buy a space. These generally bring a lot of shoppers to you, which can really help you get rid of your things.
Think about hiring a professional moving crew. Though many people bribe their friends with beer and pizza, you might really want to consider hiring a professional crew. Professional movers are great at what they do. They can get the furniture out of your old place and into your new one much easier than you ever thought possible. Some of these even come in and pack your boxes, saving you a lot of time.
However, you need to book them as early as possible. As soon as you think about moving, you should start looking at companies. Many are booked full for several weeks so you have to book as early as possible.
Don’t forget about your mail. It is important to file a “change of address” form at your local post office so you don’t miss any important mail. This should be done at least two weeks before you move in or as soon as you know.
Moving isn't easy. However, once you know where you are going, you can start to plan even more. You can measure to see where your furniture can go and what you can do with the space. This may be a good time to see if everything that you own is important to you. You may be able to start to part with some things. By having a yard sale, you could even make a little extra money during this time.