Moving In Day at Laureate – Tips, Tricks, and How-to’s
It’s that day you’ve been looking forward to: move-in day at Laureate! Starting off in a new home is always an exciting time, but also challenging and potentially confusing. But worry-not, we’re here to help you out with some practical knowledge on making your move-in experience smooth, worry-free, and efficient.
Plan Ahead – Before you start packing up your belongings, make a plan to help you stay organized and avoid last-minute stress.
Declutter and Donate – Go through your belongings and decide what you want to keep, sell, donate, or throw away. This will make your move easier and help you start fresh in your new space.
Measure Your New Space – Make sure you measure your new apartment before you start packing to help you determine what furniture will fit and what you’ll need to purchase or leave behind.
Hire Movers or Rent a Truck – Decide whether you want to hire professional movers or rent a truck and do it yourself. Consider your budget and how much time you have to move. Hiring movers can be more expensive, but it can also save you time and effort. If you decide to rent a truck, make sure to reserve it well in advance and ask friends or family members for help with loading and unloading.
Pack Efficiently – When packing, make sure to label boxes with their contents and the room they belong in. Pack fragile items with care and use bubble wrap or newspaper to protect them. Make sure to also pack a box with essentials you’ll need on the first day in your new apartment, such as toiletries and a change of clothes.
Set Up Utilities – Make sure to set up your utilities before you move in. This includes electricity, gas, water, internet, and cable. Contact the appropriate companies and arrange for service to start on the day you move in.
Change Your Address – Don’t forget to change your address before you move. This includes updating your address with the post office, your bank, credit cards, and any other important accounts.Meet the Neighbors – Once you’ve moved in, take the time to introduce yourself to your neighbors. This can help you feel more comfortable in your new community and create a sense of belonging.