You finally found the perfect place for yourself, and now you feel that all your troubles are behind you. We hate to be dream crushers, but this is merely the beginning. The tedious things are yet to come and they come in various forms. However, as annoying as this process is, we all must go through it when it’s time to move. The key lies in good organization and time management. Nonetheless, some people have difficulties when it comes to organizing themselves and keeping track of the list of things that need to be done. This is where we come in with a few tips on how to deal with the whole process properly.
Pack your stuff
The first thing you need to do is take care of your stuff. Don’t let yourself be fooled by thinking you’ll pack later or on the way and that it’s simple. It’s never simple and it’s never as short and easy as you may think. There is a whole bunch of hidden items and they are more numerous than one can even imagine. So, instead of procrastinating and lying to yourself, get a bunch of bags and boxes for your stuff and start packing. You’ll soon realize there’s a lot to do.
Clean the new place
As soon as you get the keys to the new apartment and as soon as it’s free, you should go and clean the whole thing. The first cleaning needs to be before you bring your things as they will just be in the way. Also, this has to be the most detailed cleaning of all. You’ll need to roll up your sleeves and make sure to clean that place top to bottom. It’s both hygienic and smart to do in order to get rid of all the dirt and the traces of someone else living there. Moreover, it’s your first step towards making the place feel yours.
Most people tend to underestimate the amount of stuff they need to move. This often results in a mixture of panic and despair upon realizing it’s just too much. This is why many people hire movers to take care of their things. Surely, there are ways you can do it yourself, but it takes a lot of time and energy, and it usually ends up being too difficult or expensive. Luckily, there are efficient and reliable budget trucks you can hire and make a compromise between saving money and making the move easier.
Research the new neighborhood
Make sure to check out the hood and locate the nearest grocery store, pizza place or a gym, as well as local bus stops. Get acquainted with your new route to work or school, as well as your favourite cafés and the city center. There’s quite a list of things to be checked out, so perhaps you can think of your weekly routines and put everything on paper as bullet points. This way, you’ll be able to cover all the basics you need during your first period of life in the new flat.
Clean the old place
Unfortunately, before saying goodbye to your old place, you need to leave it in good condition or as you found it before you were moving in. It should be clean and tidy. Unfortunately, you need to clean both the old and the new place. Depending on your arrangement with the previous landlord, perhaps you’ll have to repaint the walls and fix or replace some pieces of furniture. Regardless, you have a responsibility towards the old place, as well and you shouldn’t forget that.
All in all, moving to a new apartment is a huge hassle. It involves a lot of work and a lot of stress. Luckily, it’s usually for a joyous occasion, so have that be your light motif, and it will make it easier for you to endure the transitioning phase. Stay organized and make sure to do everything in the shortest possible period just so you’d be done with it sooner rather than stretching it out. You’ll soon be over the moon once everything is settled and you’re ready for the new chapter of your life.