Whether your parents, friends or professionals help you move, plan ahead of time to make arrangements. Since moving entails transferring and lifting heavy materials you’ll most likely need a handful of people to help you. Renting a moving truck can help transfer large items from one place to another without having to rely on other people’s vehicles.
A great start to the process of moving is selling or donating items that you haven’t worn or used in the last 6–12 months. You could either stage a garage sale or donate them to the nearest Salvation Army or Goodwill. Donating these items will reduce the amount of stuff you have to move, and in some cases you might end up with extra cash.
Your television, computer, internet router, and sound system will be easier to set up when you can reference the pictures you took before packing them up
Group your items together by room. For example, put all of the kitchen items in boxes together. Label the boxes by room so when you start unloading you can place each box in the correct room. This will also be helpful when unpacking.
Fragile items such as your tv, desktop computer, dishware, and other breakable items should be packed with sweatshirts or towels to keep them from scratching or breaking
If you are moving across the city, pack an overnight bag with all of your personal items, including a clean change of clothes. This way you won’t have to dig through piles of boxes, and you’ll be fresh and ready to go.
Don’t waste time taking clothes off hangers only to unfold and rehang them later. Group together similar clothes and divide them into sections of 10-15 hangers. Use 30 gallon trash bags that have a drawstring. Take the trash bag and make a small hole in the middle of the bottom of the bag. Pull hangers through the hole and pull the trash bag over the clothes. Pull the drawstring on the bottom to secure the clothes. If available, take twisty ties and tie the hangers together. This prevents any hangers from sliding down into the trash bag.
Visit your local United States Postal Service store to change your address for free. You can also update your address with USPS online or over the phone; however, there is a $1 fee to verify your identity. The USPS keeps a record of your old residential address and will automatically forward mail to your new address for six months.
If you have notified us that you will be moving out of your unit, a rental agent may show your apartment to others wishing to lease the property.
Call in to schedule your move out inspection at least one week in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts. Other than July 31st and/or August 15th, inspections will normally be made between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Download our moving out and cleaning instructions to make your inspection a success.