If you’re planning to move, you’re not alone—May through September are the busiest times for movers. Sometimes, you may not have realized you were planning until relatively last minute. This can create a lot of stress and make things difficult during the big move. You have to keep your calm and focus on the prize: a new apartment! Let’s take a look at some ways you can make your moving go smoother.
1. The Planning Phase
This is an essential step even if you don’t have much time. Take a notepad and write down all the specifics like the address of the new apartment, what the exact move-in date is, and so on. Reminding yourself of all the important details helps you stay on track. This is also a good time to start doing some preliminary packing and cleaning. If you can pack a few boxes a day, you’re on a good path towards having everything done by the time the big move comes along.
2. Reservations and Deadlines
Make sure you give yourself enough time to book a mover if you need one. As mentioned, this is the busiest time of the year for movers, and sometimes they can end up being fully booked. That said, don’t settle for less just because you’re moving on a schedule—be sure to shop around and find out who will give you the best deal or who has better online reviews.
You should also begin setting hard deadlines for yourself, like specific times you want certain things packed or areas cleaned. Having set up a date with a mover makes it much easier to figure out when everything needs to be done by.
3. Get Moving
The last things you will pack are likely the things you use most—kitchen necessities like plates and silverware, linens and bedroom essentials, and all of your toiletries. Make sure all of these items are labeled clearly and obviously. You don’t want to end up in your new apartment without knowing which box is which. This is also a good time to ask some friends to help you out, as even if you take advantage of a professional moving service, it might be nice to have some friends help unpack and get you situated in your new apartment.
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At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!