Did get your first apartment? Congratulations! Having your own place where you can do what you want is great! But you can only achieve this if you move right?
Generally, moving can be demanding, especially if one has never done it before and are not even sure what to expect. So, if you come under this category, then Bivocalbirds present you these following five tips that will surely help you through the process.
1. SAVE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR YOUR APARTMENT MOVE
It’s a fact that moving going to cost much more than you think. You might know you have to pay a security deposit and first month’s rent. Apart from this, you might have to pay a variety of move-in charges. These charges might combine an application fee, administration fee, and a pet deposit if you have one. Therefore, be sure to clarify this with the apartment community or landlord if there are any type of additional costs including parking or storage fees too.
And when you are using a moving service, you will have to pay them too. You will also need extra bucks to buy specialty boxes, wrapping material, markers, and packing tape. And if you are using the help of friends and family, in return you might want to provide food, right? Those delicious pizzas aren’t cheap, especially if you have a whole crew of hungry humans helping you on moving day. You might also want money available on moving day for stocking your fridge and buying necessary items that went missing during the move, believe me, it happens all the time! and of course, how can we forget about cleaning supplies.
2. KNOW HOW TO PACK A BOX
The very first thing you have to do before you start your packing your box is to make lists. Write everything down and check items off as you pack them one by one. Also, make lists as you pack your boxes so that it will be easier for you to know what went where. Don’t forget to label each box. If you don’t you will end up having to open and sort through every single box to find your towel.
3. READ YOUR LEASE AGREEMENT AND ASK QUESTIONS
We know its tempting to scroll or flip through to the last page and sign your name but you need to read your lease agreement. They have some very important information and if you don’t read it carefully, you could accidentally violet your lease or put your security deposit at risk. The lease agreement lists everything you are allowed and not allowed to do in your leasing period. Make sure you read your leasing agreement so, you know what you are signing for and also don’t hesitate to ask questions to clarify everything.
4. HAVE THESE NECESSITIES ITEM PREPARED WHEN MOVING INTO A NEW APARTMENT
Here is the list of some things you might need on day one, category by category:
• Towels and washcloths
• Toilet brush
• Toilet bowl cleaner
• Trash can
• Toothbrush holder
• Mattress and mattress pad
• Sheets, blankets, and pillowcases
• Hanger for the closet
• curtains or blinds if there aren’t any provided
• A laundry basket
• Plates and bowl
• Mugs and glasses
• Some pots and pans
• Cutting board
• Dishwashing liquid
• Measuring cups and spoons
• Plastic storage containers
• Kitchen trash bags
• Trash can
• All-purpose cleaner
• Broom and dustpan
• Clips and rubber bands
• First-aid kit
• Laundry detergent
• Cooking oil
• Pasta sauce
5. ASK FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO HELP YOU MOVE
If you planning to use the help of your friends and family, make sure you ask them well in advance. Because if you decided to ask the day before the move, it will be quite possible that you might not find anyone available.
If possible, it will be better if you move on the weekends. That will make it possible for more people to available for help. Provide food, snack, and drinks when your friends will get tired. This will help keep energy levels and spirits up. It will be better if you provide a few pf your friends’ favorites.
If you can’t find or don’t have anyone to help or you will be moving out of state, don’t worry! Bivocalbirds especially provide packer and moving facilities for you. You can get more information about this facility by contacting our customer care service.
We know moving into your first apartment is a big stage. And we wish to make your move as easy as possible. So, you will have a seamless experience during the whole process.
We hope, these tips will help you navigate the moving to your first apartment. If you like the information, do like and share this with your friends and family who are also getting ready to move their home.