You’ve found the perfect place to live and you are all set and ready to move in! Here are some tips for making the move a smooth and stress free transition.
1. Connect your utilities –
Make sure everything is connected before move in. Trying to move boxes in a dark space would be rather challenging. Check with the Landlord to find out which utilities are available at your location or contact your local city office. Do a little research if there are multiple companies to choose from to make the best decision regarding service, pricing, etc.
2. Label boxes with the area they belong (kitchen, bedroom etc) -
Doing this will allow boxes to be placed in the correct rooms with no questions asked. Pack necessities (toiletries, utensils, etc.) at the top of the box and make sure they get unloaded first. Once everything is in the correct room then unpacking will be much easier and you will be able to get to your necessities right away.
3. Forward your mail –
Contact the United States Postal Service to forward mail either on a temporary or permanent basis. The change does take between 7 and 10 days and can be done online, by telephone or by filling out a paper form. More information is available on this website www.usps.com.
4. Check with building manager on best spot to unload, elevator access, other building info –
Make sure to park in a location that is not blocking traffic or causing danger to others. Some larger furniture items may not fit in an elevator so be sure to scope out the distance to stairs as well. Remember keys to any secured area so that security doors do not need to be propped open.
5. Plan easy meals and beverages –
If you followed tip #2 then your necessities are right on top of your kitchen box and you should have everything you need for a quick meal. Quick and easy meals and beverages (pizza, bottled water, etc.) ease the stress of preparing anything yourself. Plus, ordering in and eating on the floor makes for a great memory of your new place. Have numbers to your favorite places handy or find a local phone book.
Following these 5 tips will prepare you for a pleasurable moving experience. Now that you are all moved in you can start enjoying your new space!