-->
Moving Apartment Guide


Moving is perhaps one of the most complicated parts of life for many as there are many intricate processes with many steps. That could be why when you look around at all the stuff you need to take to your new home, you have no clue where to start and start to have a meltdown. Don’t panic just yet. Moving home might seem like a daunting and huge task, but there are proven ways to help make moving day easier – it doesn’t have to be super stressful and give you sleepless nights. Get ready with our handy tips!

Start early. Packing always takes longer than you expect, and packing a little each day is much less stressful than trying to do it a few days before the move or even all right before your movers arrive. The sooner you begin the packing process the better and less stressful for you. You should start planning for a move about two to three months before your move day. The more belongings you are going to move to your new home, the earlier you should start packing.

Establish a moving budget. Include the cost of hiring professional movers or truck, packing materials and anything that you’ll require for the move and stick to the budget.

Declutter and donate. Before you start packing, it is a good idea to go through all your things and decide which items go with you and which to be given away. Every single item that goes into a box represents a dollar sign, thus you’ll need to spend some time to declutter your apartment before you start to pack. You don't need to waste time and money packing up items that you'll never use again, so trash or donate anything that you don’t need to move along with you.

Be organized. You may want to pack room by room and label the boxes by the room. For example: Brian’s Room, Brenda’s Room, Master Bedroom, Kitchen, Storeroom. When you arrive at your new place, you can ask the movers to move the boxes to the respective rooms.

Create a central place for important documents and information. Keeping everything in one place, whether online or in a file folder makes it easier to find as your home gets disrupted with packing and unpacking.

Make arrangements with all your utility companies. Cancel them in your current place and set them up in your new home.

Packing fragile items. It's not only glass or chinaware that get damaged if packed improperly. Make sure you take the time to wrap, pad and protect everything by planning out enough time to get the job done right.

Whether you require a local mover, an interstate or long distance moving company, you can look at prices to move your apartment at Shiply, a platform that has hundreds of thousands of registered shipping and moving companies. The Shiply website has a ratings system that gives you the benefit of reading the reviews and feedback from previous customers. And you may even receive quotes that are often up to 75% cheaper than usual rates.

With the above checklist for moving into your apartment, we hope that you can embark on your relocation adventure in a breeze. Remember to plan ahead, stay focused and have fun!