Moving apartments can be stressful, especially if you haven’t moved in a while. While everyone’s moving experience is different, there’s still a good amount of work involved to making your move a smooth and stress-free one. At Quality Services Moving & Delivery, we’ve helped hundreds of people successfully move their belongings from one apartment to the other. While there are several things you can do to ensure your apartment move goes well, below are a few tips from our moving professionals.
Gathering Packing Supplies
Before you begin sorting through your personal belongings in preparation for the big move, make sure you have the necessary packing supplies including boxes and packing tape. There are many places to purchase moving boxes and tape, however these moving essentials can add up to quite a bit of money. If you want to avoid these additional moving costs, try asking friends if they have any spare boxes or tape laying around. You may also be able to find spare moving boxes at your work office, since many companies order office supplies in bulk. To totally bypass the inconvenience of purchasing moving supplies, consider hiring a professional moving company to assist you in your move. At Quality Services Moving & Delivery, our experienced movers will bring all of the moving essentials with them so you don’t have to worry about picking up boxes and moving tape.
Take Measurements Of Your Furniture
While everything you currently own may fit wonderfully in your current apartment, there’s a good chance your new apartment may not provide the same amount of space. It can be easy to make assumptions and forget to measure your large pieces of furniture, so make sure you take the time to do so before moving into your new apartment. If you have a large sectional couch, make sure your professional movers will be able to squeeze it through the doorframe at your new apartment. The last thing you’ll want is to arrive at your new home, only to learn you can’t keep the furniture you worked so hard to move.
Pack Like You’re Going On Vacation
To successfully prepare for your big apartment relocation, make a note to set aside the essentials you’ll need for the first week after your move. This can include things like clothing and toiletries, which should fit perfectly in any standard carry-on suitcase. When all of your other household items have been packed and moved onto the moving truck, all you have to do is grab your suitcase and drive to your new home. Since you’ll already have your daily essentials with you, you won’t have to worry about digging through various boxes to find things like toothpaste, shampoo and bed sheets.
Label Your Boxes
Unmarked boxes are no fun to deal with when unpacking. If you plan on doing most of the packing yourself, make sure you take the time to properly label your moving boxes. The most common method to marking boxes requires a black permanent marker where you label each box by the room you packed it. While this method provides some insight as to where to move the box at your new apartment, it doesn’t get into the specifics of the items inside of the box. Feel free to go into further detail with your labels, making a note of important items in each box so you know where to locate everything at your new place.
Take Advantage Of Your Closets
When you first begin to load your boxes into your new apartment, take advantage of the closets throughout your new space to avoid cluttering up your home right away. Instead of randomly placing boxes anywhere they’ll fit, take the time to fill the closets in each room with boxes first. This will provide you with more room to unpack while offering you more space to freely move about your new home.
Quality Services Moving & Delivery is proud to be a leader of quality moving services throughout Virginia. Whether you plan on moving across state or across country, our professional movers can help you safely pack and move your belongings to your new home. Contact our movers online today to learn more about our moving services or give us a call!