You’ve finally done it; you found an apartment all your own. It’s time to move out of your parents’ house and into your own place for the first time. Whether you’ll be moving in with a roommate, a significant other, or even if you’re living on your own, here are a few tips you need to know to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
- Figure out what essentials you need: If you’re moving from a bedroom into an apartment, there’s likely plenty of household items you don’t own yet, but will need fairly quickly once you get to your new home. Make sure you’ve got a plan for buying kitchen essentials like pots and pans, bathroom necessities like a shower curtain, and other easily overlooked items.
- Budget ahead of time: In all the excitement over having your first place and figuring out your budget for rent, you might forget to budget for the move itself. Moving can sometimes be expensive; the moving industry brings in over $12.6 billion every year. Make sure that you set aside enough money to cover moving expenses, so you don’t get to your new apartment in a rough financial situation.
- Hire professional moving services: You might think you and your future roommate will be able to handle the move yourselves with the help of a few friends, but this is one of the most common moving mistakes to make. Check what moving company options are available near you so you don’t end up in need of moving services at the last minute. It might seem like an unnecessary step, but professional moving services can keep you from getting stuck in a bad spot on the day of the move.
Looking for a moving company to help you get set up in your first apartment? Contact PDX Movers today to schedule your professional moving assistance. PDX Movers can help with both interstate and intrastate moves, so whether you’re moving to a new state or just around the block, PDX can help the move into your new home go smoothly.