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How To Apartment Move Without Making Enemies
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Moving into a new apartment can be stressful. Making enemies of your new neighbors adds to that stress of moving. Let’s explore how to make moving less stressful and not create enemies of your neighbors.
Plan: Careful planning and organization is the key! Getting a moving company to move you takes much of the stress away. Apartments will often have coupons from moving companies that are a percentage off or includes one hour free. Take advantage of these offers. I moved twice in the same year and the first time I had friends help. The second time I hired movers and it was extremely easy and well worth the $120!
Knowing ahead of time that you are moving will give you time to save and look around for a good moving company. Packing will also be less stressful if you start early. Pack what you least use and put everything in boxes. Little nick knacks carried in baskets or clothes in trash bags create more loose ends to wrap up and someone having to carry the items. Boxes can be moved with a dolly to be loaded on a truck.
Packing a kitchen requires boxes, paper and bubble wrap. In the place of bubble wrap, try using your sheets or towels! Your plates and cups are protected and will arrive at your new address safe and sound! Do not make the boxes too heavy to lift as this will lead the way for more accidents of dropped boxes. Moving boxes with a dolly will prevent accidents and back pains.
The kitchen is usually the last room packed. Keep out just enough equipment to get you by for two weeks and begin packing up that room! Pack the bathroom and bedroom the very same way. Leave out just enough to live on for two weeks and pack up the rest of the room. This will relieve the stress when moving time approaches. The last thing you want to be doing is packing while loading up a moving van.
Moving yourself verses a moving company – Ideal moving situations are to have a company move you. Some of these companies will even pack parts of your house for you because they like everything in boxes. Moving companies equal less stress for you as you only move some personal items. I have had good luck with moving companies and they never take more than a few hours. Of course, this all depends on how far you are moving. Look around and compare prices of moving companies, sometimes the pricing can be quite different!
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