If you have found the dream apartments that you have always wanted, with your application having been accepted, lease signed and initial payments made, no doubt you must be a happy person now. Perhaps, you now reckon there is nothing more to worry about. However, there is a lot more that needs to be done before the moving date, to ensure a successful move. Some of the things that need to be done before the moving date include:
· Confirm the details
Contact the management company to find out wherever the apartment is ready for you to move in. Find out when you can collect the keys and the time you will be allowed to occupy the promises. Furthermore, find out from the management whenever the apartment is clean and move-in ready. You do not want to arrive at your new premises only to find loads of litter and junk strewn all over the property and bathrooms looking dirty.
It is equally important to get measurements for the properties doorways and corridors to determine how well your furniture will be able to get through. Having prior knowledge will help you make alternative arrangements- depending to reconstruct your stuff or hire a contractor to fix what needs fixing.
· Hire movers
If you are interested in a stress-free and safe move, it is advisable to consider hiring a moving company. Make sure to do your research before hiring a mover to avoid getting disappointed. It is advisable to hire a company with a good reputation. A good company is highly recommended for its motivated and experienced moving team. Therefore, you can expect your move to be connected within the stipulated timeframe and budget, without unnecessary inconveniences. In addition, find out when the movers will be bringing along additional packaging boxes and tape to package your items.
· Utility & cable setup
It is important to contact your utility and cable company at least 2 weeks prior to the move in order to effect the necessary changes by transferring your accounts with your providers. The earlier you initiate the process the better it is for you; otherwise, you will be forced to wait for an installation appointment for a long time.
· Blankets, toolbox & cleaning supplies
These three items come handy in ensuring a successful move. A few of your old blankets can be used to cover large furniture items from scratches. Although any professional moving company will bring along some wrapping materials, old blankets can offer additional protection. A toolbox, consisting of a hammer and a few screwdrivers, can come handy in disassembling / assembling items quickly, while cleaning supplies can be used to clean up key areas.