Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or your fifth, you may be worried about the moving process. A little advance preparation and organization can go a long way toward making your next moving day a smooth one. Check out the tips below to discover how you can reduce stress and disorganization and make moving into your luxury apartment an experience you might just enjoy!
Create a Checklist
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed or worry that you might forget to address something during your move. One of the best ways to keep your thoughts organized and limit stress is to create a moving checklist. Separate checklist items by category, such as questions you’d like to ask about your new apartment, services you’ll need to schedule (e.g., renting a moving truck or turning on utilities), items you want to bring with you, and necessities you plan to purchase after your move.
Purchase Renter’s Insurance
Even if you don’t own a home, insuring your personal property against disaster is important. If you currently have renter’s insurance, let your insurance company know the details of your move as soon as you have them. This will ensure a seamless transition between your old apartment and your new one. If you don’t currently carry renter’s insurance, it’s time to go shopping—check online or make some phone calls to find the best policy for your needs. Oftentimes your rate will depend upon your apartment’s safety features, so make sure to take note of these factors before finalizing your agreement to ensure you get the best deal.
Organize Your Packing
Spread out the packing process over time to reduce stress. Begin by packing the items you use least frequently, including seasonal equipment and holiday decorations. Label each box with a number and keep a master list of box numbers and contents for easy unpacking once you’ve reached your new apartment. Taking your time with your packing will ensure you don’t feel stressed or overwhelmed by your move, and give you the leisure to pack every item safely and securely. When you begin packing the items you use on a regular basis, make sure to put necessities into a “priority box” that will be opened first in your new home. These necessities should include bedding, toiletries, medication, small appliances and chargers, a few sets of clothing, cleaning supplies, and any pet supplies you may need.
Downsize Your Belongings
Moving into an apartment is a great time to downsize your belongings. As you pack, set aside items you no longer use. Throw away clothing and items that are worn beyond their useful lifetime, and consider donating other items that are in good shape to a local charity or thrift shop. Reducing the amount of clutter in your current home will not only make packing and moving easier, it will also provide you with a blank slate in your new apartment so you’ll have room to create a new personalized space.
Are you ready to move into your new luxury living space in Houston’s Alta Heights? Contact us online to find out more about pre-leasing options and reserve your future home today. You can also find floor plans, neighborhood information, and a list of our apartment features on our website.