Whether you have just left the nest, are fresh out of college, or for one of many other reasons moving into your first apartment can be an exciting experience. By the time you look for a furniture moving company to help you move in, you should already have scheduled the move in date with your new landlord, had all the utilities turned on and made sure everything is ready for the big day. Here at Priority Moving, we have helped countless thousands of first-timers move into their new apartments. We have this advice for those taking this huge step:
Once you have signed the lease and have the keys in hand, it’s time to step into your new apartment and take a good look around. In most cases, your landlord will do walk through inspection before you move in. But, do this look around either by yourself or with a helper. Take measurements, snap a few photos, and get a good lay of the land. This will help you plan what items you have are going into fit into your new home before you contact the furniture moving company.
The chances are good that when your landlord showed you around your new apartment, the utilities were turned on. That doesn’t mean they are still going to be on when you move in. You need to find out from your landlord which of the utilities will still be on and which ones you need to have turned on in your name. To make things easier for everyone, never schedule things like cable or internet installation on move-in day. You could miss your scheduled installation appointment and have to pay an extra fee, or they could be doing their job while the furniture moving company team is trying to bring everything into your apartment.
Hiring the right furniture moving company is critical to making a successful move. With so many companies to choose from, you should be aware that not all companies are the same. Be sure the company you choose is listed with the Better Business Bureau and that they have all the appropriate licenses, insurance, and bonding. Take the time to contact Priority Moving at (858) 256-4808 and talk to one of our moving experts today. Let them set an appointment for your free estimate so we can create a customized moving plan for your move.