Moving into a new apartment is a bittersweet experience. You will get sentimental with all the memories shared in your old apartment. But looking forward, it is an exciting and refreshing experience because you get to start a new life. Moving into a new apartment opens up new opportunities for you to grab.
Setting all the drama aside, moving into a new apartment is a fascinating yet stressful process. Despite the bittersweet feeling, it can be dragging, especially when you move into a new apartment at the 11th hour.
Fortunately, this article will guide you to make the moving experience an easy one because, in this article, we will tackle what to prepare when moving into a new apartment. Follow the article until the end so that when the time for you to move into a new apartment comes, you know how to do it with ease.
Do a Checklist and Plan Every Move
It is much better to be fully armed and ready in situations like this. Having a checklist helps. It prevents you from forgetting something during the duration of the moving in process. It greatly lessens the hassle of moving into a new apartment. Besides having a checklist, it is also essential to create a step-by-step process in chronological order. It is like having a map. You will never get lost, and you can move into your new apartment in the most efficient way possible.
The checklist must include all your things packed up (make sure to label the boxes), contact number and nature of transaction of the services you will avail, and location of the essential nearby amenities. The step-by-step process must start with packing and must end with unloading. Steps in between packing and unpacking include transportation of your things, labeling the boxes used in packing, formal agreement with the landlord, including all the specifics, and many more.
Heed this warning. If you do not have any checklist or step-by-step process, then you will end up always in a rush. Sometimes doing things that are not at your own pace will sometimes get messy.
Settle All Bills on Your Previous Apartment
Settle all your debts in your previous landlord. Moving into a new apartment is like a restart button in life. Everything is fresh and new. When you settle your debts, it will give you financial credibility, which is essential when meeting with your new landlord. Aside from that, it is smothering when you have a debt to your previous landlord in a natural sense.
You will have no peace of mind because it makes you anxious when you keep remembering all the debts in the past. In that case, moving into a new apartment does not give off a fresh start vibe; it is like you are a fugitive.
Pack All Your Things the Right Way
In movies, packing all your stuff before moving into a new apartment can get dramatic. Is it the same in your case? Before you get all teary-eyed, make sure to pack your things in the most suitable way possible. Always check the box; make sure they are still rigid and not dilapidated. Sort your stuff as fragile, clothes, appliances, pet stuff (dog beds, collars, and toys), edible, liquids, and many more. Also, labeling the packed things after sorting is a must.
Locate the Nearest Amenities Prior to Move-in Date
For you to avoid confusion when you want to go outside of your new apartment, know beforehand the best coffee shops, grocery store, and laundry service provider.
For the coffee shops, it must be appealing to your eyes and peaceful enough to be your next favorite place to chill. For the laundry service provider, it must be clean, safe, and not so pricey. They must have modern-day services such as wash, iron, and deliver and laundry pickup and delivery.
Clean your Previous Apartment
Do not be douche! You must be grateful for all the things that happened in your old apartment. As an act of gratitude, the least you can do is to clean your old home. It does not hurt that much, okay?
Your former landlord will find a new renter of your old home as soon as possible. If your former landlord spotted all the dirt you left, it would reflect poorly on you.
Clean your New Apartment Before Moving-in Date
This requires extra effort. But this initial cleaning will benefit you. It does not mean general cleaning. Just eradicating some dirt and dust will lessen your job after unloading and arranging all your stuff. It will make decorating your new place easier!
Generously Tip the Workers you Hired
If you are tired after moving into your apartment, then the workers you hire are twice as tired as you. If you have some extra bucks, please tip the workers generously as a bonus for their efforts.
Change Your Address
Changing your address when you settle down in your new home is a must! Why? Because there might be mails and packages shipped to your old address, which is such a hassle for all parties involved. So the moment you settle in, please change your address to the current one to avoid such issues.
Know Your New Neighborhood
It is essential to know your new neighbors because you came from different walks of life and your job as a responsible neighbor is to know and respect all the differences. It may be cultural or personal preference, but the point is that if you just try to understand them on a deeper level, then there will always be mutual respect among your new neighbors.
Indeed, moving into a new apartment is like the culmination of closing old doors and opening new ones. Job well done! You are about to enter a new chapter of your life. Make the most out of it.
Now that you learned the fundamentals of what to prepare when moving into a new apartment, it’s the perfect time for you to enjoy the latest chapter of your life. I do hope you get a full grasp of the article. If yes, then you are now fully prepared to move into your new home.