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Are you moving into a new apartment and looking for some tips and tricks to ensure that you make the most of it? Well, you came to the right place! There are many ups and downs that come with moving to a new apartment.
It’s exciting that you are moving into your own space in an area that you choose. In your new apartment, you finally have the freedom you’ve always dreamed of. However, it could also be stressful to have all the pressure on you not to make any mistakes, which could become more significant problems in the future.
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1. What to do after moving into a new apartment
To help create an organized and visually appealing apartment, we recommend choosing a color palette. A color palette is a group of colors that will inspire all your purchases, including appliances, furniture, and décor.
This will also lead you to the next step, choosing what type of interior design is suitable for your liking. Some designs could be antique, modern industrial, mid-century, boho, eclectic chic, etc.
Remember to be unique and choose what you like because this will be your space. Your approval and comfort are more important than what’s trending or other’s opinions.
If you’re unsure of what to go with, we recommend creating a vision board by hopping onto Pinterest or Google Images. You can make a collage of things that inspire you.
2. Lookout for renters’ insurance
Are you living in apartment rentals? Renters’ insurance, if available, can become a significant investment.
Usually, it could be as little as only $20 per month. This will help you not have to worry about your belongings should anything happen to them. This insurance can also come in different names.
Be sure to check with your landlord to find the best possible solution to protect your belongings.
3. First apartment budget and list of everything you must purchase
Budgeting is one of the most essential parts of the moving process. You don’t want to spend your money in the wrong places, especially when there is so much to purchase.
We recommend splitting your budget into specific categories such as furniture, appliances, décor, kitchenware, and other large groups. You could also budget by room, such as creating a budget for the bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen.
Once you created a reasonable budget, write everything you need to purchase under every category. This will help you avoid any unnecessary purchases.
4. Figure out your mail situation
No one wants their mail delivered to their old location, especially in another city, state, or country. Before moving into your new apartment, make sure you make the necessary changes with the government, your I.D., and any websites you regularly purchase from.
Also, figure out your mail situation on your new apartment.
Is there a community mailbox center where you retrieve your mail? Do you need to sign up when first moving in? Or does your apartment have a mail slot in the door? Perhaps the doorman stores package when you are away, or you can rely on a neighbor to pick up any packages.
There is also the risk of your mail being left outside your building. If so, you might want to consider making a P.O. box to ensure that your mail and packages are safe. These should be investigated before moving into your new apartment.
5. Meet your neighbors
Although this may seem obvious, it is something that new apartment owners usually overlook. It would be best always to meet your neighbors, who live on top, bottom, left, and right. By doing so, you will be able to find out who your neighbors are.
Are they an old couple, a student, anyone who makes you feel unsafe? Should you keep quiet during the day, will they mind if you host parties with loud music? Can you become good friends with your new neighbor?
This will make you feel a part of the community. By considering other’s needs, you will be doing your neighbors and yourself a favor in the long run!
6. Things forgotten when moving into an apartment
Your new apartment may not be the most spacious place. It is essential to consider how much space you’ll have for storage and your items.
This may also help determine if you need space-conscious furniture, such as a bed with drawers, installing shelves on the wall, a folding desk, or considering a minimalist design.
Good luck and happy moving!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.