Advice from Your Local Moving Company – Moving into Your First Apartment
Posted on: July 18, 2018 | by: admin
Moving into your first apartment is quite an achievement. It took you a lot of looking around to find the perfect place. You’ve paid the deposits, month in advance rent, and let your new landlord know when you plan to move in. This is a great start, but there is so much more to do before you move if you want it to be a pleasant and successful one. As a moving company who has helped countless new tenants moving into their first apartment, at Hall Lane we have learned a lot about making this type of move. Our team offers these tips to help make your move a good one.
Take Some Time to Learn the Layout of the Land
When you first showed interest in the apartment, chances are good you got a quick walk-through to provide you an idea of what it looks like on the inside. Now that you have signed the lease, your new landlord will take you on a more thorough pre-move inspection. This is the time to have a tape measure in hand as well as your cell phone camera. Measure the rooms to help you get a better idea of how well your furniture will fit, take pictures of rooms, closets, cabinets, and windows. The more details you have, the easier it will be to plan ahead for where your furniture and other items are going to go.
Contact Your New Utility Companies
Keep in mind that just because the power, gas, and water were all working when the landlord showed you the apartment doesn’t mean they will still be on when you are ready to move in. Be sure you contact each of the utility providers to have them all turned on in your name starting on the day you move in. Schedule things like internet and cable TV installation for a few days after you move in. This ensures you don’t miss the appointment and end up paying a penalty fee. Working with an expert moving company like Hall Lane means having a scheduled move-in date and time, letting you plan your installation appointments more accurately.
Do Your Homework
One of the more critical steps you can take to make the move into your first apartment is to find the right moving company. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to know which one to pick. Look to make sure the company you select is listed with the Better Business Bureau, and that they are licensed, bonded, insured, and have the appropriate DOT licensing. By working with a professional moving service such as Hall Lane, you have the advantage of an expert at your side to make sure your move goes smoothly.