Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting change of pace. Whether you’re moving into your first place or just looking for an upgrade, there are many details to consider when taking over a new space. To make the transition a little smoother, we have compiled a list of helpful tips and advice to make your new abode feel like home.
Packing your belongings
Packing up years’ worth of clothes, decorations, furniture, etc. is never a simple task. However, with the right technique, moving out of will be a piece of cake.
When it comes to moving furniture, consider the furnishings provided at your new place. Is it fully furnished, partially furnished, or completely bare? Research the amenities your complex provides prior to moving in. Give yourself an adequate amount of time to sell or store heavy furniture, if needed. Talk with your new leasing team about what you’re allowed to switch out in your space for items you already own, like large appliances such as washers and dryers.
For smaller, box-sized items, it is imperative to plan ahead of time. Do a heavy clean-out of clothes, kitchen supplies, and decorations that you feel are weighing you down. If you don’t use it now, don’t take it with you. Moving is about starting fresh; use this time as an opportunity to rid yourself of unwanted clutter.
After you’ve decided what to keep, color-coordinate your boxes based on where they will be stored in your new place. Use sticky notes, labels, or colored tape so you know where to put boxes for easy unpacking and accessibility.
Decorating your new space
Personalized touches transform your new place into a home. Once you’ve unpacked your belongings and have at least the bare bones set up, check out home stores for decorations to liven up your environment. Stick to a theme for each room, coordinating pieces based on their function, color, and size.
Simple artwork, decorative pillows, tapestries, and colorful wall art can instantly brighten up a room and make it your own. There is also a multitude of DIY decorating ideas on sites like Pinterest if you want to try your hand at personalized crafts.
For more decorating tips that won’t break the bank, check out our previous blog here.