There is nothing quite like the feeling you get moving into your first apartment. You started by spending hours finding the right place, paid all deposits, paid your rent, and set your move-in date with your new landlord. So far, so good, you’re off to a good start, but there is still plenty left to be done. As one of the nation’s top long distance moving companies, Republic Moving & Storage has helped countless people make the move into their first apartment, and now we offer you these tips to help make your move go smooth and stress-free.
1. Know the Layout of Your New Apartment
Chances are good that your new landlord gave you a quick tour of the apartment to give you at least some idea of what you are renting. Now that you have the keys and the lease has been signed, it’s time to survey your new kingdom. Grab a tape measure, a pencil, and a notepad, oh and your cell phone with its camera. Take pictures of the rooms, draw pictures, write down the measurements of each room. This will help you determine if your furniture will fit and where it will go before you move it. The more you know in advance, the easier it will be to move everything in.
2. Make Sure Everything is Turned On
When the landlord showed the apartment, most, if not all, of the utilities were turned on. However, this doesn’t mean they will still be on when you get ready to move in. Be sure you contact each utility company, electric, water, gas, internet, cable, and have everything turned on in your name before move-in day. If you have to schedule installation times for things like the phone, TV, and the internet have them come the day after your household goods arrive. Not only will they not be in the way of the moving company, but you can be sure you are there to avoid any missed appointment fees. Long distance moving companies like Republic will schedule your move-in date and time to help you plan any installation appointments necessary.
3. Know Who You Are Hiring
Of all the things you can do to make sure moving into your first apartment goes smoothly, making sure each of the long distance moving companies is listed with the BBB, have an excellent reputation (you can use the internet for this), and that they are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. When you hire Republic Moving & Storage, you have the benefit of hiring a team of the finest expert movers to get the job done. For more information, contact Republic at (619) 317-0163 and let us help you move into your first apartment.