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Relocating? Pack Efficiently for a Pleasant Move

Chosen your dream apartment? Now it's time to plan the move, choose a reliable moving company, and start packing. Below you'll find helpful tips for each step. Good luck!

 

Moving to a new apartment is an exciting step, and you will end up significantly improving your quality of life, but the process can be exhausting if not done correctly. Here are some tips to help you pack easily and move securely, so you start your new life on the right foot.

Living in Boxes: How to Pack Effectively

  • Start packing two or three weeks before the moving date, and use this opportunity to get rid of useless items.
  • Make sure you have enough boxes, packing tape, bags, etc.
  • Plan where each item will go in your new home, and check out the closets, shelves, and storage options ahead of time.
  • Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to.
  • Clearly mark boxes containing fragile items or electronic appliances.
  • Wrap fragile items in newspaper before packing them.
  • If you have children, let them help! Give each child a box for their personal items.
  • Number each box and prepare a detailed list with the contents of each box.
  • Pack a bag for the day of the move which includes important documents, medicines, baby gear, and other essential items.
  • If you don't have the time, use professional packers to help you out.

 

Caution, Fragile: How to Choose a Moving Company

  • Do your research, ask for recommendations from friends and family, and make sure that the company you choose is reliable and professional.
  • If you have unique items that require special preparation, like a piano or a display case, notify the moving company and confirm that they have the right people and equipment for the job.
  • Make sure you receive a quote from the moving company prior to the move. It should include the moving date, both addresses, and the contents. A serious and reliable company generally asks to come to your home to see the contents before providing a price quote.
  • Discuss the cost of insurance for expensive items when you move. Insurance companies offer many types of policies, which are based on the financial cost of the items. Sometimes the moving company will also offer this type of insurance.
  • Before the movers leave, go over your list and make sure that all the boxes have been unloaded.

 

A New Life Begins: Setting up Your New Home

  • Make sure your new home is clean before you start unloading the boxes.
  • Tell the moving company where each box should go.
  • Start by unpacking the most essential items in each room.
  • Set up shelves and cabinets, but don't hang pictures or decorative items until after everything is completely unpacked and arranged.
  • Recycle the packing material to help protect the environment.

 

We hope you enjoy your new home!