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So You’re Moving to A New Apartment

Living in an apartment can be great if you like the area and your neighbors. But a lot of the time, it’s hard to tell just how great it will be until you move into the apartment complex. It may take a while before you learn just how loud, smelly or even dangerous your new place really is. And, unfortunately for new residents, it usually takes the extreme heat of the summer and the freezing cold of winter to truly test the reliability and responsiveness of landlords

There are many situations that justify – and even mandate – moving to a new apartment. For those situations, these tips will keep the change fast, easy, and flawless.

Protect Your Possessions

The smaller the move, the easier it is to get moving, one might think. But as easy as moving into an apartment may seem, all the dangers of a normal move still exist. All of those breakable vases and teacups are still very fragile; all of the heavy boxes are still difficult to carry up the stairs. For specific tips on how to pack breakable goods, see other blogs on this website or consult a moving company. For help on the heavy lifting, many local Tucson movers would be happy to help.

An important tip for apartment movers to remember is maintaining protection against theft. Living in a population-dense, enclosed space like an apartment complex makes theft very easy. In the time that a mover spends leaving her car or moving truck, and taking a break in her old apartment, or even simply contemplating how to move the next big box, thieves have all they time they need to nonchalantly walk over to an unlocked car or open-backed truck and make off with expensive possessions. To guard against this danger, have a friend keep watch or simply remember to keep a lock on your items, wherever they are, whenever they will not be closely monitored.

Change Your Mailing Address

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, you have likely received someone else’s mail. Don’t be that Joe Schmoe whose mail is being sent on a daily basis to Jane Smith. She doesn’t want to renew any of your magazine subscriptions, or buy from your favorite store catalogs, and she absolutely will not be paying your bills! Stay on top of your move and change your address in the appropriate time frame. You can do this by visiting a postal service center, and you can often make the change free of cost online, too.

Changing your mail addresses can do a lot of good. Not only does it circumvent the serious problems by not receiving a “Dear John “ letter or an important hospital bill; it also keeps sensitive information out of strangers’ hands, avoiding very real danger and even identity theft.

Don’t Forget the Basics

As mentioned in the first bullet point, there are many tips and tricks instrumental to an efficient move. Consult a local moving company for expert advice. Many blogs and even respected news outlets feature how-tos and helpful guides. Be inquisitive and take a positive outlook: by spending some time just thinking about the move and planning what steps are right for you, whether that’s asking parents to help, hiring a moving company, or consulting friends, a positive experience will surely result.

Apartment moves don’t always result from emergency situations. Rent might increase, amenities may deteriorate, and the neighbors you once loved might just move out and be replaced by less friendly residents. Luckily, the metroplex of Tucson offers its citizens many options when the time comes to relocate. You might be just down the street from a complex with superior amenities, a more convenient commute, and a more economical price of rent. Don’t let a simple apartment move hinder you from calling the perfect apartment home.

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