Are you moving into a new apartment sometime soon? If so, you’ve got some things to do to get ready! In this article, we’ll go over a brief list of things to do before your upcoming relocation. Getting these things done early will help ensure that your relocation into your new apartment is a smooth and successful experience. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Get Renter’s Insurance
Most of the time, renter’s insurance comes at a minimal cost and protects your belongings from covered events like fire and theft. However, if you’re moving to a part of the country where floods or earthquakes are a common hazard, you may need separate insurance policies for these covered events.
To decide which insurance policies are best for you, read your policy carefully and determine the highest risks. If you don’t see a covered event on your policy, speak to your insurance agent to find out about additional coverage.
2. Turn On Utilities
You’re going to need power, water, Internet service, natural gas, and more. Some of these utilities may be covered under your lease, while you must pay for other services. Find out from your property manager or landlord which services are covered under your lease – or read your lease to find out.
Your landlord or property manager can tell you which companies to contact to turn on utilities. Then, contact your utility providers several weeks before you move to arrange service activation. This will give the utility companies ample time to turn on their services. You don’t need to turn on services far in advance, but have them turned on at least two days before you move in to give yourself a buffer and ensure that services will be active when your relocation occurs.
3. Downsizing? Get Ready
If you’re moving from a big apartment or house to a smaller one, plan to downsize. Get rid of things you don’t need—declutter to condense what you own into a smaller space. Get rid of more significant pieces of furniture and plan to buy smaller, more compact, and space-efficient pieces of furniture when you move in.
If you need storage, get it. Sell items you no longer need or donate them to charity. Decluttering and downsizing take a lot of time, so do so now if you haven’t started decluttering yet! Give yourself enough time to get through the process efficiently.
4. Find Out Moving Requirements at Your New Apartment
Talk to your new property manager or landlord about any special rules you may have to follow when moving in. For example, your new town may require you to get a parking permit for your moving truck. The apartment where you’ll be living may limit your use of the elevator or need you to move in during certain hours. Know this information ahead of time to make moving into your new home a success.
5. Find Professional Movers
Hiring professional movers makes relocating easier. If you need movers for your upcoming relocation, start now. Movers can get busy at the height of the moving season, and that can make finding movers more stressful when the time comes. To avoid a problem, start researching movers as soon as possible. Vet multiple moving companies to help you find the right movers for you.
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