Regardless of the how big or small your apartment moving needs are, or whether you’re moving to Malibu or from Studio City there’s plenty of work involved in getting your belongings from point A to point B. It can be an overwhelming, stressful process but is made easier with preparation and a moving company Westwood. We’ve gathered some helpful tips to get you set in the right direction.
Ask Questions and Get Packing
One of the very first things you’ll want to do when preparing for a move is to ask the right questions. If you’re moving to a new apartment, get in touch with your landlord and ask all of the questions you feel will make your move easier. This can include things like: where the best location to park a moving truck would be, what amenities are available to you at your new place, the best way to pay your rent. Knowing what your new place offers can allow you to prepare for any out of pocket expenses. For example, you may learn that the only parking available is off street or in a garage which means having some change available to pay the meter on move in day.
On of our biggest and most important suggestions is to get packing sooner than later! If you spend a few weekends boxing and bagging up smaller items you will be glad you did it when the big day comes. This is especially true for those of us who have spent multiple years in a previous residence. If you are the type of person to collect knick knacks you may end up with a lot of random or unused items that have been hiding in closets and cabinets long forgotten. It’s nothing to worry about, a lot of us forget that we own things especially when they are out of sight. So, starting to pack earlier will give you a better idea of what kind of inventory of goods you have and need to organize.
Renters Insurance and Utilities
If you don’t already have renters insurance, now is the time to sign up for it. It can be essential when needing to protect your belongings from damage or burglary as well as leaks, fires and other incidents. A lot of renters insurance comes in at under $30 a month which can be great for those that want to have full coverage of expensive electronics and furniture without breaking the bank.
You should also take the time to set up your utilities before you move in. You don’t want to be unpacking in the dark after all! Usually things like your water and sometimes your heating are included in the rent but if not you should look to set up electricity, cable, internet and gas if needed. You can set these up before you move in my giving the providers your intended move in date
Hire a Moving Company
Our last tip shouldn’t come as a shock: hire a moving company Westwood! It may seem like unnecessary expense for some but if you have large furniture items or a lot of stuff to shift you’ll want to call the professionals. With a moving company to help you out, you won’t have to rely on friends and family to get your couches, bed, dressers, tables and nightstands into a moving fan. You can depend on the experience and reliability of the pros at Elite Moving and Storage to help you transport your belongings safely. Give us a call today to set your moving date: (888) 693-9080.