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July 18th, 2018

Moving From a House to an Apartment

Moving from a house to an apartment is very common. There are many reasons why people move to apartments from houses. Some of the reasons may be wanting to deal with less upkeep, save money, or maybe they just a personal preference, either way the change offers a fresh start on creating a new home. A huge perk for a move to an apartment is having community amenities. Enjoying access to pools, clubhouses, fitness centers and more are just a few upsides people are willing to trend them in for. If you’ve never made this kind of move before it can seem kind of overwhelming. Here are a couple of tips you can follow to help your move go a little more smoothly.

Make Your List, Check It Twice
Moving is stressful enough as it is, so planning your move last minute isn’t a very good idea. If you are able to, you’ll definitely want to plan ahead. As soon as you’ve made the decision to move you should start a list of what is going to the new place, and what is going to the next garage sale. You may change your mind about which side of the list certain things go on, but that’s okay. Allowing yourself time to get things together will help you slowly organize everything so that by the time your actual move day comes around, it will be a simple and smooth move. Anything you don’t plan to take can easily be sold, donated, or thrown out ahead of time.

Preparations for Kids and Pets
Moving your kids, or pets to an apartment can be rather complex. Both children and pets can be very sensitive to change, so it’s important to consider all the changes they will be dealing with and make adjustments. If your furry pup is going from a yard to a patio, or to be a house dog, be sure you take in the proper measurements for this transition. It might be a good idea to do training to ensure they are properly house broken, or training for obsessive barking. It’s also important to help your kids with any adjustments they will be dealing with that they weren’t while you were in a house. Things like possibly having a smaller place, a new community, and having closer neighbors are all things you should prep your child for. Their adjustment will come easier if they know what they’re dealing with a head of time and have time to adjust.

Measure If You Can
Be sure that all the furniture you are taking to your new apartment home can actually fit in there. If possible, you should take measurements of the rooms in your apartment or check out the floor plans on the apartment’s website. It may be necessary to get smaller pieces of furniture or take less furniture over to your new place. Measuring will also help on moving day with things like trying to figure out how to get your large couch or bed frame into the doorway. Measuring can also assist when you decide how you want to decorate your new apartment, allowing you to map out where you might want things to go.

Moving can be tricky but following these tips can make the world of a difference and help you tremendously. If you start doing these simple tasks ahead of time you can turn a stressful move into a new and exciting adventure. These easy steps will have your new apartment feeling like a home in no time.

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