New Apartment Owner Tips And Tricks To Help You Get Settled

Becoming a new apartment owner can be stressful. Why wouldn’t it be? It is the first time you are either on your own or have a place to call your own. Moving in is another story. When you are moving in, you have the general mindset that your new apartment is move-in ready. That may be the case, but oftentimes it is not. What happens when you finally get your keys and walk through the door of your new apartment and see that it is far from being in the condition that you were expecting? There are stains on the carpet. The walls are chipped with paint, and the kitchen cabinets are damaged beyond repair. Now you have to worry about taking care of fixing up the condition of your new apartment, in addition to moving into it. To make your experience of being a new apartment owner is better than this, here is a list of tips that can lessen your stress when settling into your new home.

1. Inspect

Imagine how upsetting it would be to walk into your brand-new apartment, on move-in day, and find it in a condition that is much less what you were anticipating. Not only are you already worrying and thinking about unpacking all of your boxes, but now you have to worry about fixing the place up. No one wants to walk into their new apartment and see stained carpets, broken cabinets, or chipped walls. To avoid having this experience, I highly recommend scheduling an inspection day. Inspecting your soon-to-be home beforehand is the ideal thing to do, regarding moving. That way, you are able to see the condition of your apartment, yourself, before moving in. If it is not in the condition you expect it to be in, then you now have time to make arrangements to correct it according to your standards.

New Apartment Owner Tips And Tricks To Help You Get Settled

2. Setting Up Utilities

No one wants to go through the hassle of setting up their utilities on the day they move in. Spending long hours on the phone and talking to customer service representatives on move-in day. It is just too much of an inconvenience. An easy way to avoid this headache is to set up your utilities before moving into your new apartment. To set up your cable, you will have to contact your cable company (Xfinity, DIRECTV, etc.), and have them transfer everything to your new apartment location. This is, typically, an ideal thing to do because when it is time for you to relax after moving in boxes all day, you are already set up and ready to watch your evening shows. When setting up your PG&E and water, it is the same process as setting up your cable. Lots of hours on the phone, talking to customer service representatives.

New Apartment Owner Tips And Tricks To Help You Get Settled

3. Move Boxes Into Their Rooms

When moving into your new apartment, you usually want to already have an idea of where you want everything. Bowls, cups, plates, silverware, pots, and pans in the kitchen. Toiletries and towels in the designated bathrooms, and blankets and linens in the hallway for storage. Placing the labeled boxes, if you did label them, in the appointed rooms helps speed up the process of moving in. All you have to do is unpack and put away the items. This way you do not have to worry about going through the process of trying to find the correct box to store and put away in the chosen room. It is all about saving yourself the time and the hassle.

New Apartment Owner Tips And Tricks To Help You Get Settled

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