Apartment buildings often have systems in place for move-in day, but it is important to plan ahead and be prepared for the challenges that may come with moving into an apartment.
Here are some tips to make move-in day as easy as possible:
Book the elevator in advance
Most apartments require the elevator to be booked in advance for a move. Sometimes, during the typical move-in and out days around the beginning and end of the month, elevator availability may be limited. Can you imagine showing up with a moving truck but nowhere to put anything? Often elevators can only be booked for a few hours at a time, so it’s important to plan ahead and be on time.
Apartment living requires apartment furniture
Movers today are lucky that there are a lot of great resources like Apps and Websites to help create a floor plan for free, to help you ensure your furniture will fit into your new apartment. Sketching out a rough floor plan with measurements of your current furniture will show you whether or not it will fit. Your massive sectional or King Sized bed might not make the cut, but it’s better to know beforehand than on move-in day!
Storage locker? Measure it
If you are lucky enough to have a storage room included with your apartment, consider measuring it in order to maximize the space. All too often apartment storage rooms become disaster piles of bent boxes and clutter. With proper measurements, you can purchase bins and shelves that fit to keep your items organized and easy to access. By creating as much space in your storage unit you can also use it to decrease clutter in your apartment over time.
Hiring a moving company? Tell us everything!
While helping with a move, it is crucial for our customers to give us as many details as possible in advance, so we can help ensure a painless and efficient move for everyone involved. If there is no elevator, or you have furniture that requires special instructions, giving us a heads up means we can properly prepare.