Things To Think About Before Moving
So you’re moving into your new apartment at the Valora at Homewood. This is an exciting time, for sure, but there are several things to think about before you’re able to comfortably relax on your couch watching Netflix. From the big things like finding the perfect piece of furniture and securing a mover to the small things like packing shower curtain rings, there is a lot to think about before you move into your new place. Below is a list of important things you should have top of mind before you make that big move
Make sure You Pack Everything you Need:
Moving can be a fun and exciting time because it gives most a chance to start over. Many who move are able to free themselves of clutter by getting donating or throwing away old clothes and furniture as well as various knick knacks that you may want to leave behind and not bring to your new place. This is usually where most people decide to start! However, this Assumes you’ve found your apartment.Go through everything and get rid of anything you don’t want to bring with you. Then make sure to pack up everything else. Labeling the boxes will help you unpack later but the best feeling is finally being free of all that old cumbersome clutter!
Find a Moving Company
Now that you have everything packed up neatly into boxes, it’s time to figure out how to get it from point A to point B. Of course, you could load up your car and drive your things over to the new place. However, hiring a moving company reduces stress and simplifies the moving process. Professional movers will make sure that your boxes and furniture makes it safely to your next destination and (hopefully) damage free! Some professional movers even offer unpacking and boxing services, which is a great benefit that helps save time and frustration.
Say Your Goodbyes
If you’re moving out of state or just far away, then there is a fair chance that you are leaving some people behind that may have been important to you. Make sure to schedule time to say your goodbyes to your loved ones and close friends. Given how chaotic moving can be, this step is often times a forgotten step.
Cancel/Transfer/ Activate Utilities
Make sure that you cancel your utilities if you’re moving out of the service area or transfer your utilities over to your new address. If you’re moving to a new State or city, make sure you contact your utility provider to ensure you will have power and water once the move is complete. One of the worst feelings is receiving a bill for electricity usage that you didn’t even use! Covering your utility needs before you move will help the transition process tremendously.
Make sure that all Move in Fees are Paid
If you are moving into a new apartment, there may be some fees that need to be paid before you can move in. Make sure these are handled to keep from adding unnecessary stress to the move. As well, overlooked payments can result in a more expensive move further down the road. So ensure you’ve made all the right payments before your move-in-date!