So, you’ve finally decided it’s time to move house. 5 Tips For Apartment Moving To Save Your Budget, and Your Back Whether you’re moving across town or across the state, though, moving is always going to be a huge pain. Good planning can go a long way, though, which is why it’s important to keep the following tips in mind.
Tip #1: Pack Gradually
You don’t always have a generous amount of time when it comes to moving apartments, but it’s important to stagger out your packing instead of just trying to do it all in a single, dedicated block. Start with the stuff you don’t use or won’t need (wall hangings, pictures, etc.), and work your way down so that you aren’t inconvenienced during your day-to-day, but are ready to go when it’s time to load up.
Tip #2: Keep Your Essentials Marked
Most of us know to keep an overnight bag of clothes, toiletries, and other essentials for our first few nights in the new place, but most of us forget to mark where all of our other essential stuff is. Our towels, our bed sheets, our extension cords, etc. So grab a plastic tote, and put all of your basics in there (chargers, towels, etc.) so that you have enough to get by until you unpack the rest.
Tip #3: If You Don’t Need It, Don’t Move It
Moving is a great time to clean out our clutter, and to downsize stuff. If you’re finding stuff you forgot you had, don’t take it with you. Those jeans you haven’t worn in three years, or that bag of old phone cords you tossed in your closet half a decade ago? Get rid of them, you don’t need them.
Tip #4: Save Your Back, and Replace Some Stuff
Moving is already expensive, but when you’re looking around your place at your bigger, bulkier items, ask if you really want to bring them with. Do you need that table with the bent leg? That couch you’ve been saying you were going to replace for ages? The further you’re moving, the bigger a hassle these things will be. Sometimes it’s better to just get a local replacement, rather than move what you’ve got already. Especially if you can get it delivered.
Tip #5: Nail Down Your Dates
Everything is about timing when it comes to apartment moving. When do you need to be out of your old place, when will you be able to move into the new one, what time does the moving van need to be picked up or returned, when can your friends make it out. It’s a lot of scheduling, so make sure you nail it all down well in advance to minimize your stress. Get a calendar, and make notes, it really helps.
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