Move-In Tips

move in tips

We’re happy to share a few move-in tips to help you settle in and reduce potential issues. 

Pre-move-in Inspection
  • Before moving in, walk through the apartment to document any pre-existing issues. Taking photos is a good idea.
  • Locate fire extinguishers and emergency exits, and familiarize yourself with the building’s evacuation plan.
  • Begin packing several weeks in advance to reduce stress and last-minute chaos. Start with items you use least.
  • Before unplugging electronics, take photos of the connections. This will make setting up easier at the new place.
  • Keep personal documents, jewelry, and other valuable items separate and transport them yourself if possible.
  • Pack a box or bag with the essentials you’ll need immediately upon arrival: toiletries, change of clothes, basic kitchen items, medications, important paperwork, chargers, etc.
  • Label boxes clearly, indicating both contents and the room where they belong.
  • Hire a reputable moving company or solicit help from friends and family. 
  • Protect your furniture with pads or blankets to avoid damage during the move.
  • Load items you’ll need first (like bedroom and kitchen essentials) last, so they’re the first off the truck.
  • Set up the essential rooms first, like the bedroom and bathroom. This will make the first night more comfortable.
  • Find the main water shut-off valve and circuit breaker.
  • Understand the process for reporting and addressing maintenance issues. Maintenance Request Form 
  • Get a basic toolkit for minor installations.
  • Mirrors visually expand spaces and can be both functional and decorative.
  • Room dividers are useful in studios or open floor plans to create distinct areas. They can be foldable screens, bookcases, or curtain partitions.
  • Outdoor rugs, fairy lights, plants, and comfortable seating can make it a cozy extension of your balcony or patio living space.
  • Before making significant changes or renovations, check with the property management about allowable modifications.
  • Use removable wall hooks or adhesives to prevent damage if hanging items. 

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