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Five Tips to Prepare for an Easy Move-in Day at Your New Apartment

Five Tips to Prepare for an Easy Move-in Day at Your New Apartment

Five Tips to Prepare for an Easy Move-in Day at Your New Apartment

It’s almost move-in day, which might mean that you are stressed out and overwhelmed about getting all of your belongings into your new apartment. However, you are also probably excited in anticipation of an exciting new adventure in our apartments in Wilmington, NC. When you live on your own as a renter, you will be able to benefit from all the freedom and new experiences ahead. However, you first need to move in. These are a few tips to make sure that move-in day goes smoothly as you make your way to your new apartment.

Deep Clean Before You Move in Belongings

Anytime you move into a new apartment that has had previous renters, you will want to deep clean the place.  Be sure to do this before you move any of your belongings or boxes into the place.  Bring in only the cleaning supplies and work your way through each of the rooms.  Sanitize, scrub, and disinfect all of the surfaces and prepare any organizational materials to make it easier when you do start to unpack.

Unpack the Essentials First

When you first move into your apartment, you will be staring at blank walls and empty cabinets.  The first thing you'll want to do is unpack the essentials.  You may even find yourself in need of the household essentials as you are prepping and unpacking the remaining items.  Unpack the cleaners, paper products, and bathroom essentials first.  This way, if you don't completely finish unpacking everything the first day, you still have the things you need.

Label Boxes

If you have an apartment with different rooms, you want to keep the materials in the rooms that they will stay.  When you have a living room, you want to keep the electronics, movies, and entertainment boxes in this room.  Take your clothes boxes into your bedroom or closet.  This way, you'll save time travelling back and forth by unpacking exactly where the belongings will go.

Ask for Help

Anytime you are planning for a big move, you should try to enlist help from friends and family.  If you are lucky enough to get help, be prepared to assign tasks.  One way to efficiently utilize the help of friends is to assign them to unpack a specific room.  This will help the entire apartment come together much faster.

Give Yourself Time to Relax

If you don't get to every single box on the first day, take a deep breath and relax.  Unpacking an apartment can take time and strategy.  Instead of rushing the process, you will want to be aware of where everything is and make sure it's all in the right place.  This will help make your life easier later.

These are a few tips that can help you make a smooth and simple move-in day at your new apartment. Once you get settled in, you can enjoy the perks of independent living and enjoy all the amenities at our apartments in Wilmington, NC.

Contact us to schedule a tour of our apartment complex and find your new home today!

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