6 Things To Avoid When Moving Into Your New Apartment

First, you research online. Secondly, you make a visit in person. Thirdly, and most importantly, you finally find the apartment of your dreams. And when you find the perfect apartment to call home, it’s often easy to forget one big step–the move. When moving into your new apartment, even as luxurious and dreamy as Bradford Luxury Apartments and Townhomes, the stress can quickly surmount.

Because moving can feel never-ending, it’s no surprise that many people make some mistakes along the way. Luckily, we are here to save you the frustration that comes with making those moving mistakes. Continue reading to learn more about some of the most common moving mistakes. In addition, we will share how to avoid them. With these tips you should be able to get through your move without a hitch.

  1. Not Asking Enough Questions To The Movers

Many moving companies only insure items that they pack themselves. Not knowing critical information like that often goes unsaid during the moving process. Unfortunately, in the erratic nature of moving, sometimes you make presuppositions about a moving company’s procedure without stopping to learn the details.

How To Avoid #1

Ask a multitude of questions before hiring a moving company – and keep asking them until you’re sure you are comfortable with all of the policies. Ask how their process works if there are lost or broken items, and when additional fees may occur. Then, once you have the agreement in your hands, read all of it in full so that you know what you’re agreeing to before you sign on the agreement.

  1. Not Allowing Enough Time

One of the biggest moving mistakes we hear about from new residents is people who think moving can be done on a whim. This leads to packing at the last minute, throwing things in boxes with little sense of organization and an overall unpleasant moving experience.

How to Avoid #2

Make a schedule. Before you start packing a single box, write out a schedule of when you will pack and move the items in your home. Start a few weeks out from your final moving day in order to give yourself plenty of time. Then, break the task out into organized chunks. Tackle storage areas first, as they’re often the trickiest things to pack. Then go room-by-room to keep the process organized.

  1. Packing Boxes Too Heavily

We understand the impulse to load boxes until they’re chalk-full. After all, fewer boxes means fewer trips to and from the moving van. However, overloading boxes is one of the moving mistakes that isn’t good for you or your belongings. On one hand, it could be an injury risk. On the other, the weight of your items could cause the box to break.

How To Avoid #3

Conventional wisdom states that, for your safety and the safety of your items, moving boxes should never exceed 50 pounds. Keep that figure in mind as you pack up your home. Additionally, pack heavier items – especially things like books – in smaller boxes. That way, you’ll have a built-in stop gap.

  1. Not checking your inventory sheet

At the end of a long moving day, it’s only natural to want to send the movers away as fast as possible so that you can get started on the unpacking process. This impulse often leads to people signing off on their final inventory sheet – a list of everything that the movers moved into your new home – without checking to see that all their items are accounted for.

How To Avoid #4

Check and double-check to make sure all of your belongings have arrived safely before signing off on your inventory sheet. If something is missing, make sure that it’s found before signing anything. Your signature releases the moving company of responsibility for lost or damaged items so make sure you have everything you need first.

  1. Neglecting To Double Check The Delivery

At the end of a long moving day, it’s only natural to want to send the movers away as fast as possible so that you can get started on the unpacking process. This impulse often leads to people signing off on their final inventory sheet – a list of everything that the movers moved into your new home – without checking to see that all their items are accounted for.

How To Avoid #5

Check and double-check to make sure all of your belongings have arrived safely before signing off on your inventory sheet. If something is missing, make sure that it’s found before signing anything. Your signature releases the moving company of responsibility for lost or damaged items so make sure you have everything you need first.

  1. Stressing Too Much

There are so many moving parts (no pun intended) when relocating into your new apartment. It’s simple to think about all of the things that can go wrong and how timing can play such a crucial role in your move. Checklist after checklist, worry after worry, it’s commonplace to stress over every aspect.

How To Avoid #6

Remember that you’re moving into a great new place; and remember to have fun! Order a pizza, grab your favorite beverage, invite over some friends and make your move an experience. With all of the stress that can pile up during a move, it’s easy to overlook the joy that you’re about to experience in your brand new place. Don’t forget to hang up the “Home Sweet Home” sign and exhale. Make your move enjoyable.

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