There are numerous benefits of living in an apartment, one being that it’s easy to pack your belongings in a day since it’s smaller than a standard house. Rooms tend to be closer together, allowing you to get from one area to another quickly. Here are a few tips that you can follow to make your apartment move as easy as possible.
Make a list of everything you need or want to take with you before you plan to move. A good idea is to walk through the home to see what you can leave behind and what you need to take with you to your new home. Make a list of the more substantial items that you can sell or donate before you take the time to load them on a truck to bring to your new home.
Unless you have a big family, you’re not going to be able to move everything in a day by yourself. Make arrangements with family and friends who can help you move everything from your old apartment to your new location. Find as many people as possible who have a truck so that you can get as much moved in one trip as possible. Alternatively, hire a local moving company by the hour for assistance with loading, unloading, and driving the moving truck. Most movers will also help you pack.
One Room at A Time
Since apartments are usually smaller in size, you can start in one room, pack everything into boxes and go to the next in a short time. If you have enough people to help you, then two or three people can work in each room until everything is packed. Avoid thinking about the entire apartment. If you concentrate on small areas, then you can get more accomplished because you’re only dealing with that room. Once one room is packed and cleaned, close the door so that you don’t have to go back inside.
Large Rooms First
The larger rooms of your apartment probably have the heaviest furniture and appliances that need to be packed on the truck or in the van. The common living spaces are also usually the ones that have the most items that need to be packed, such as silverware, the crockpot and toaster, dishes, and decorations in the living room. If you know that you only have one day to pack, then consider packing everything you don’t need from the kitchen beforehand so that it’s ready to go out of the apartment.
You don’t need to pack everything. While you’re going through drawers and closets, get rid of the stuff you no longer need. This will reduce the amount that you must take with you to the new location.
By following these steps, you can have your apartment packed up and ready to go in no time. Don’t forget to give your space a thorough cleaning afterward to ensure you get your full security deposit back.