Moving into a new place has stress written all over it. There are papers to sign, boxes to pack, people to coordinate, bills to change over to your new address – and that’s all before you actually get to move into your new place. Once you’re in, it’s a whole other world of difficult. You have to unpack, organize, decorate, and get settled. Then again, it’s all about perspective. Getting into a new apartment rental doesn’t have to be the most stressful thing in the world. You can make it fun with a little bit of planning and some help from your friends!
Preparing for Your Move
The first thing you’ll want to do is get started nice and early. Give yourself a month or so to get everything packed up and ready to go. Once you’re ready to start packing, make sure that you’re doing it in an organized way. Label EVERYTHING (colored permanent marker makes this job a lot more fun) and make sure to cushion your valuables. It’s also a good idea to download some apps for your phone during this period that can really help you. Check out the Moving Day app for a place that you can make an inventory of everything that you’re moving. You can print from it and create barcodes so that everything is ready to go when you are – and you have a running list of everything that you’re moving for security purposes. It also wouldn’t hurt to download an app that will help you with your to-do list for moving. It’ll help you remember to cross those “t’s” and dot your “I’s.”
It’s finally here! You’re ready to move into your St. Mary’s apartment rental. Now all you need are some friends and trucks to get moving. Talk to friends a couple of weeks in advance about helping you move. Be sure to offer them pizza and (possibly) adult libations afterwards to make the process easier. If they know something is in it for them, they’re much more likely to stick to the commitment. When you’re ready to get moving, designate someone to delegate and keep track of what’s going out and coming in to the new place. Have them direct so all of the boxes end up in the right rooms. When everything’s in, take a few minutes to kick back and enjoy that pizza. You’ve earned it!
Getting Unpacked in Your New Apartment Rental
The main things you’ll want to unpack (so make sure they’re readily available if you’re directing) are bedding, toiletries, and clothes you’ll need right away. Consider eating out for a couple of days or making something simple to avoid having to unpack everything the night that you move in. Unpack a little bit at a time, making sure that you get the most important things out first. Relax and enjoy this step – you’re in your new place and now is when you sent the foundation for your rental term! Make sure that you don’t waste all of your time unpacking, though. Get out and explore the community and St. Mary’s County. You’ve earned the right to have some fun!
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