Moving into your first apartment is one of the most exciting things you can do as a young adult. Not only are you getting a taste of true independence, but you’re also able to control the way your space looks and feels. While finding the right apartment can be a challenge, moving to your new home for the first time can be even harder. Your trusted Denver movers want to help. Here are a few things you need to think about when moving into your first apartment.
Don’t Take Everything From Home
Unless you love everything in your childhood bedroom, there will likely be some items that you’ve either outgrown or no longer need. Rather than packing up everything and sorting through it at your new apartment, work to get rid of those items before moving day. For items from your childhood, you may want to go through them with your parents. While you may not want to keep them, they may still have some sentimental attachment to those items. Rather than cause distress for your loved ones, ask them to make the final decision. If they want to keep them, the items can stay at their house.
Get Renter’s Insurance
Before you move your first piece of furniture into the apartment, make sure to purchase a renter’s insurance policy
to protect your belongings. If a fire destroys your furniture or the apartment floods due to a burst pipe, that insurance policy will help pay for replacements and help you get your life back to normal more quickly. Unlike homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance policies cost an average of 20 dollars a month, making the coverage affordable, even when you have other expenses to worry about.
Make Sure You Have the Necessities
While your dorm room or shared apartment may have had all the furnishings you needed to live comfortably, your new apartment may not. Before you move in, take inventory of the items that are included as part of the lease. If there’s furniture, you won’t have to bring your own. However, you will likely need to provide dishes, utensils, toiletries, and other necessities.
Hire a Moving Company
If you’re moving multiple pieces of furniture and countless small boxes, getting that entire load to fit in the back of your car can be almost impossible. If you’re moving out of state, the journey can be even more difficult. Instead of paying too much to ship box after box through the post office, hire professional movers to transport your belongings. Once your items are packed in their boxes, you’ll be able to relax while the moving team handles all of the heavy lifting and unloading for you. You’ll never have to worry about injuring your back right as you move into your new home and you’ll even save yourself the stress of driving a large moving truck down potentially unfamiliar roads.
Getting ready to move into your first apartment? Let the team at Eden’s Moving Services help you get where you need to go, whether you’re moving in Denver or across the state. Contact us today for a free no-obligation estimate