Moving into an apartment and need some tips? Our expert movers and packers have put together a list of five important moving tasks you should do before, during and after the moving process.
Measure, measure, measure. If you’re moving from a bigger place to a smaller apartment, you’ll need to make sure the furniture you own will actually fit. Get a measuring tape and measure the length and width of the following.
- night stand
- dining room table
- free standing pantry
- coffee table
- end tables
Then go ahead and measure the dimensions in your new apartment where you think you’ll be placing each of these items. Don’t forget to measure the door frames! One of the worst problems on moving day is having the mover arrive with your big comfy couch and not being able to fit it through the front door!
Book an elevator. If you are currently living in an apartment, you will need to book an elevator so the moving company can bring everything down from your current place. If you are moving into an apartment, you’ll also need to book an elevator so the moving company can bring everything up to your new place.
Talk to your building manager. Some apartments have rules about when you are allowed to move in. For example, only between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Or perhaps there are certain days of the week when moving is not allowed. Be sure to get a list of all the rules and guidelines and follow them carefully. You don’t want to start your new life in your new apartment by getting off on the wrong foot with the building manager!
Find the garbage and recycling bins. After you move in, you’re going to have a lot of garbage and recycling to take out – all those packing peanuts, bubble wrap, cardboard moving boxes and more. Sometimes we put off getting rid of it and let it pile up in a corner, thinking to ourselves, “I’ll deal with it later.” Having a nice and clean new apartment is important to your well-being, physically and emotionally. You don’t want to be tripping over the recycling and clutter takes it toll on our mental health. The best thing to do is throw everything away as soon as the movers leave. That way, you won’t put it off for days and weeks.
Find your storage locker. In the same vein as throwing away garbage and recycling when the movers leave, you’ll want to store all your extra possessions in your storage locker. Seasonal items like holiday decorations, summer camping gear and other such items should be stored away as soon as possible. If you’ve practiced proper box labelling techniques, you’ll be able to easily find these boxes and stack them in your storage locker neatly.
If you follow these five tips, your apartment move will be no hassle at all!