Tips for Moving into an Apartment
Apartment living comes with its own set of challenges. While it’s impossible to foresee if there will be any hiccups along the way during your move, it doesn’t hurt to plan for any potential challenges in advance. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, moving can be an inconvenience. There are ways to minimize the stress when you leave one home for another. When moving into an apartment, consider the following tips.
Make Arrangements in Advance
If you are moving into an apartment, chances are you will need to book the elevator in advance. You want to make sure that you are not competing with another incoming or outgoing resident. Elevator booking is typically only for a short period of time, usually around two hours. Take advantage of this time to move large furniture. Measures items like couches, and bookcases ahead of time to make sure they fit and are easy to maneuver in and out, that way if they aren’t, you can make other arrangements.
If you’re moving into an apartment, you’re might be downsizing. You want to make sure that all the furniture you plan on moving is going to fit in your actual apartment. If it doesn’t fit, it’s just going to be a waste of time to move it to your new destination.
Sketch out a floor plan of where you want everything to go in the apartment. In addition to measuring the furniture, measure doorways and remember to account for stairways and narrow corners. You may end up having to sell or donate items that you will be unable to move. If you end up having to purchase new furnishings, consider easy-to-assemble furniture so you have an easier time getting everything in and out of an elevator and into your new residence.
Utilize Storage Facilities
It doesn’t make any sense to pack closets and attic space full of boxes containing excess items that you thought were absolutely necessary when in reality, their contents will only get used sparingly. Consider making use of a storage unit. Your apartment complex may have individual units in the basement or you might want to rent one. Use shelves and clear totes so you can neatly organize your possessions without cluttering up your space. Holiday decorations, tools, and sporting equipment will stay organized and out of the way until they are needed.
Label All Moving Boxes
It can be overwhelming dealing with all your moving boxes and you might get lost in the midst of it all, especially right after you’ve set up all your furniture. To keep everything accessible and safe, clearly label your boxes and identify one location in each room to place them. From there, you can go through each box at a later time while keeping everything neat and organized. Labeling the contents of each box and consider using different colors to acknowledge which are more important than others, what needs to get unpacked first, and which items are fragile.
Moving into an Apartment – Coordinate with Your Moving Company
Tell the moving company you hired about your moving plans and it will make the transition into your apartment much smoother since you’re all on the same page. Inform them of the timeframe you booked for using the elevator, tell them about any awkwardly sized furniture or fragile items they’ll be transporting, if you have any special instructions for where you’d like your boxes unloaded, and where you would like your things placed.
Meelheims Transfer and Storage has over 50 years of experience and knows how to get the job done. We have a proven reputation for professionalism and efficiency. Whether your move is local or long distance, we have you covered. When you are preparing for a big move, contact Meelheims Moving and Storage.