1.) It’s always a good idea to request a move in check list from the property staff of the apartment. Do a quick but thorough inspection of the entire apartment and document every observation. When move out time comes this will prevent you from being responsible for any existing damage.
2.) Review the measurements of the apartment (including doorways) to ensure all of your furniture will fit! There’s nothing more frustrating than paying to have your beautiful sectional moved only to find out it will not fit into the door!
3.) Talk with the property staff to determine if there’s anything special you need to know about moving. Some properties only let residents move in on specific day or times to prevent your moving truck from blocking the road. Find out if there is a service elevator that you may be able to use if needed.
4.) I always recommend not grocery shopping at least a week prior to move day! It’s never fun to have to move a refrigerator full of food!
5.) Another great idea is to pack an overnight bag containing all of your essentials. After moving day, you may be too tired to unpack and you’ll be very happy to find all of your toiletries and a change of clothes in easy access!
6.) If you have pets, see if a friend can watch them for you on moving day. With the door being open all day as your belongings are moved in and out, your pet may easily get out and in new surroundings they may not find their way back!
While moving seems like a daunting task, with proper preparation you’ll be feeling at home in your new apartment in no time!
When hiring professional movers, many people still decide to do the packing and unpacking themselves. That is definitely a fine option and your movers will be happy to answer any questions you have or offer any suggestions. Remember, they do this for a living and will let you know that it’s not a good idea to pack all of your books in a big box.
Oftentimes, when customers pack themselves, they do not realize that this includes properly packaging things like lamps, mirrors, and pictures. If you do decide to hire a professional to pack, here are a few things you should know.
Most movers will not pack perishable items, so be sure your refrigerator is cleaned out or you have coolers ready to move any extra food yourself.
Movers should not pack any flammable or combustible products.
It’s a good idea to take any important documents with you (passport, social security cards, birth certificates, etc).
You will want to identify any items that you will need as soon as you get to your new home. That way the movers can properly label them as “open first” boxes.
You do not have to take clothing out of your dresser drawers. The movers can move the drawers with your clothing. However, if you have fragile items in drawers, please remove them so they can be packed separately.
Hiring movers can make your move a breeze! Sit back and relax as they handle it all for you!
Moving is said to be one of the most stressful times of your life. To pack up everything you own and start over in a new place is scary. Moving really can be a nightmare. There are so many different movers in Charlotte, NC that you can choose from. How do you know which ones are reputable? Charlotte is a city that is growing so fast and has so many people moving to it, I've heard tons of horrifying stories. I remember one story where a woman had recently bought a brand new house in Charlotte. She told me she found some Charlotte movers off Craigslist. She figured she didn't have anything worth much and it was the most cost effective way. When she moved out of her apartment, the movers packed all of her cleaning supplies in a box. She didn’t realize that the movers placed the box on top of brand new carpeting at her brand new home. When she went to unpack it, the bottle of Clorox inside had exploded and leaked, leaving a huge white spot on the carpet. Sadly, since the movers were just some guys off Craigslist trying to earn extra money, she had no recourse.