How to Plan a Successful Moving Day

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Congrats! You’ve just landed your dream apartment. Before you can enjoy all of your new apartment’s amenities and services, you’ll need to plan on how you’ll move into your great, new space. There are a lot of great tips and tricks for you to use to plan your successful moving day. Let’s discuss the best practices you should follow to alleviate the stress and hassle that comes with move-in day.

Plan a Move-in Date Early On

This sounds like something you may not have control over, but you do! You can work with the property management team to discuss lease terms and move-in dates. You’ll be surprised that many people don’t know they can plan their move-in day well in advance. Be a proactive planner by first deciding when you intend to move in and then go from there.

Setting a move-in date far in advance will help you overcome any unexpected hurdles. It also gives you some structure, so you can work backward from the planned date. Also, if anything pops up, like booking that moving company last minute, you can quickly and easily rearrange your plans.

Write a To-Do List

If you’ve moved out before, you understand that moving day can quickly become chaotic. From loading boxes onto a truck to final vacuuming of your old apartment, you’ll want to make sure you create a list of all the things you need to do one last time. Start by including items on your digital or paper to-do list which could include:

  • Checking closets and cabinets for items you may have missed.
  • Final vacuuming or cleaning, including the refrigerator, microwave, oven, cabinets and even dryer vents.
  • Turning off all the lights or setting the thermostat.
  • Locking up for the last time.
  • One last walkthrough to make sure the apartment is in good shape for the next tenants.
  • Leaving keys with the landlord.

Decide if You Need to Hire a Moving Company

Hiring professional movers or getting people to help is one of the most stressful parts of planning your moveing day. There are pros and cons to each option. So, we suggest looking at prices and availabilities to determine the best option for you. If you don’t have anyone to help you, need to move a ton of stuff, don’t have prior experience, or are on a time crunch, hiring a moving company may be your best option for a successful moving day.

Professional movers will not only do the heavy lifting for you, but, in some cases, they’ll also provide you with the moving supplies you need like boxes, tape and moving blankets. Before you book, be aware that rates vary by location, day of the week and time of day. Do your research and read reviews because you want to hire movers that will handle your belongings with care and be will be respectful by showing up on time. If you need moving company recommendations to make your move successful, contact Rosetti Properties. Our property management team can help you find a great company for your move!

Be Ready Before the Moving Truck Arrives

If you decide to go with a moving company, always make sure you are packed and ready to go before they arrive. If you have kids or pets, it is best to get someone to watch them while you move out. This will allow you to focus on all the moving pieces to your departure. There may be some fragile or important boxes that you need to keep track of and the less distractions, the better!  Also, it’s key to pack an essentials bag where you can store all the items you may need for the night you move and a few days after. This ensures you can find your toothbrush and pajamas while also getting a good night’s sleep!

Your essential moving bag includes things like your wallet, phone, important documents, medications, and a couple of changes of clothes. Pro tip: Keep sandwich baggies on hand for any screws that the movers need to take out of your furniture. Also, be sure to have cash on hand to tip your movers, it’s recommended about $20 per mover.

Do A Final Walkthrough

Trust us, one last walk around your old apartment will save you lots of time and stress later on. If you forget something, it may be difficult and costly to get it back, especially if you move out of state. So, go through your cabinets, closets, drawers, and even outdoor spaces one last time. The best way to explain this is: If you brought it when you moved in, you should make sure you take it out when you leave!

Contact Rosetti Properties Today!

Our dedicated staff is here to help! So, if you’re thinking about or moving into one of our residential properties, trust that we’re here to help make your transition smooth. It’s Rosetti Properties belief to provide exemplary service and maintenance to all of our current and future residents. You can view our available properties online or call us at (518) 869-5587 today.