Whether you are moving into a new city or just moving across the block because you can now afford that nicer apartment, moving into a new apartment can be a fun and exciting time in your life. With so many significant details to plan, it can be easy to forget about some important aspects of your move. Here are some tips from the professionals to avoid mistakes people commonly make when moving into a new apartment.
4 Important Details to Remember Before Moving into Your New Apartment
- Don’t Pack Everything
When you get into the swing of things packing, it can be hard to stop and you might get carried away packing items you’ll need during your move or won’t need at all once you move into your new place. Don’t pack junk or things you no longer use, and make sure you have all the essentials you need on hand during your move. Don’t store away your key documents deep underneath other items in boxes. Create space in a dedicated duffle bag for essentials including simple things such as a change of clothes, toiletries, computers, and personal documents. Think about what you will need right away in your new home. Keep this duffle bag or box separate and label it “do not pack.”
- Cancel Recurring Charges Early
One month before you move into your apartment, make sure to cancel your gym membership if you are moving into a new neighborhood. People oftentimes forget to do this early enough when they are moving and incur unnecessary costs canceling later. Cancel your gym membership and other local memberships or subscriptions. Many places require a 30-day notice.
- Change Your Address Two Weeks Before Moving
Even if you are moving within the area, car insurance rates can change from neighborhood to neighborhood. Make sure to call your agent ahead of time to keep your coverage up to date. In addition, change your address early with the U.S. Postal Service online to ensure that all your mail arrives at your new home and isn’t sent to the wrong address.
- Collect Your Records
If you are going to be changing doctors, daycare centers, veterinarians, etc., make sure to collect your records from all these places. Use the opportunity when picking up these files to see if these specialists have any recommendations for people to work with in your new area.
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