Moving Into An Apartment Building
Apartment style living has become very popular and convenient for many different demographics of people these days. Whether you are a millennial that only requires a small footprint, or a retired couple that travels a lot and just wants to lock the door and go, apartments are appealing for many reasons. Here are some things to consider when moving into an apartment building.
This is one of the most important aspects of moving to an apartment building. When moving into a building with a large amount of tenants, it’s important to have some coordination with the building you’re moving into ahead of time. Talk to the building management company and reserve an elevator and a parking space for the truck the day of the move. If you are moving at the end of the month, make sure you book these well in advance. The end of the month is the most popular time of month for moving, so chances are you will be booking a long with a number of other tenants. Book early to ensure you get the day you want.
Make A Floor Plan
Most apartment building units are small, so regardless of how much furniture you have you will want to make a floor plan. This is especially important if you are downsizing from a house or a larger apartment unit. If you are downsizing, it is ideal that you go through all of your belongings before you move and get rid of what you don’t use or don’t need anymore. Donate stuff to charity or have your friends over to go through it and claim what they want. Either way, do this beforehand so you do not pay to move it.
Get A Storage Unit
It may seem like another expense, but trust us, it’s worth it. If your apartment unit does not come with a storage unit, ask your landlord or the building management company if there are any for rent in the building. Most buildings also have a bulletin board in a common area, for example near the mailboxes. Other tenants will often post things for rent/sale here, including storage lockers and parking spaces. If you cannot find one in your building, you may want to consider getting a local storage unit for any offseason items you may have whether it be Christmas decorations, your car’s winter tires, seasonal sports equipment like golf clubs, or seasonal clothing.