Do’s and Don’ts for Moving into Your First Apartment

Moving into your first apartment is similar to committing to your first relationship. It’s a huge step that is exciting and terrifying at the same time. If you’ve already found an apartment and scheduled a move-in date you are likely already wondering what it will be like to have your own apartment. Don’t get too caught up in the excitement, because the moving process will be a daunting task if you don’t take the time to plan.

In this article, we will cover some do’s and don’ts of moving to help you get organized and move more efficiently into your first apartment.

Do Look at Your Apartment’s Layout

If you’ve already signed a lease, there’s a good chance you already know what the apartment looks like. Doing a walk-through isn’t just essential to determining whether or not you like the apartment and the neighborhood, it’s also an important part of the moving process. Knowing the layout and some dimensions will help you when you are shopping around for furniture, curtains and other décor pieces. Taking photos is always helpful.décor pieces. Taking photos is always helpful.

Don’t Procrastinate

Packing may not be the most fun part of moving, but it’s still necessary. Try to remain organized during your first big move and pack as early as you can. Begin a few weeks before your schedules moving date with the nonessentials. Closer to the moving date you can pack the rest of your essentials.

Related Article: How to Pack a “Moving Essentials Box” Before Your Move

Do Get Familiarized with the Rules

Does your new apartment building require you to reserve the elevator for moving? Is there a deposit or moving fee that you will have to pay? Look over your lease and speak to your landlord prior to moving so that you know exactly where you need to go and who you need to speak to when coordinating a moving company and moving truck for your move.

Don’t Let Yourself Get Disorganized

When you are making a big move you will have to keep track of quite a few things. Some things to consider are:

What do you already have?

What will you need to buy?

Do you need to hire movers?

When can you go pick up your apartment keys?

The list goes on and on, but those should help get you started. The most effective way to do this is to gather all of the necessary information in one place so that it’s ready for when you move. There are even apps that will help you make a moving plan, such as Moving List and Moving Planner.

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Don’t Hesitate To Ask For Help

Moving is not easy and it’s definitely not something you should do on your own. Ask your friends and family to help you so that this process is a little easier to get through. Do your research and hire a top notch moving company in your area.

Related Article: 9 Questions to Ask Your Moving Company

Don’t Forget Basic Moving Supplies

Cardboard moving boxes of all sizes, dish packs, packing tape, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, stretch wrap, and more. It’s possible these moving supplies are provided or for sale with your moving company for added convenience.

Do Have Fun!

Moving can be stressful, especially when you are moving into your first apartment. But that doesn’t mean you have to allow stress to overshadow your exciting new adventure. This is your first apartment, which means it’s time for you celebrate! So have a fun time!

If you need help moving into your first apartment, give Few Moves Moving Company a call.


Call us at 919-999-6201 for Raleigh moves or (910) 512-6999 for Wilmington moves or request your free estimate.