Living in an apartment differs from living in a house, so it makes sense that moving out of an apartment is a different process, too. There are certain things you will need to know about apartment moving so you don’t get delayed or frustrated in the process. To keep from being overwhelmed, follow these apartment moving tips:
Organize - Any move requires organization. Apartment moving is no different. Establish a procedure for packing and allow yourself plenty of time. You likely have accumulated more stuff than you realize. Determine the number of boxes you need. Once packed, label them clearly so you know exactly where to put them in your new place.
Donate - Be strict about getting rid of old things you no longer need (or cannot fit into your new place). Goodwill and Salvation Army will accept donations of furniture, household items, electronics, clothes, and often much more. You can also choose to sell the items yourself at a yard sale. The more stuff you get rid of, the less you or your apartment movers will have to transport to your new apartment.
Rent - Instead of making several trips in a car to move your belongings, consider renting a truck or moving van. If your move is a long one, multiple trips are probably not feasible anyway. You will be relieved when you make just a single trip rather than multiple ones.
Ask - Moving into and out of apartment buildings can be challenging, especially if they don’t have elevators or the stairwells are especially narrow. Don’t be shy about asking for help (or even hiring apartment movers). Help from friends and family can get you into your new apartment faster, enabling you to feel less stressed and more secure. Don’t wait until the last minute, though. Give your helpers time to prepare. If you decide to hire apartment movers, do your research to find a reputable company. If you have a building with an elevator, see if you can book it for an hour or two to help your move go more quickly. Some buildings provide this option.
So, if you’re feeling anxious about settling into your new apartment, use these moving tips to lessen your burden and avoid frustrating complications.