The city of Houston is a wonderful place for apartment dwellers. Proximity to jobs and schools is a top perk of apartment living. When you factor in seemingly endless shopping, dining, and recreational options, it’s easy to see why so many families and individuals choose apartments as their place of residence.
Apartments come with unique challenges, especially when it comes to moving. But don’t let that worry you — Ameritex knows a thing or two about moving apartments. In fact, it’s our specialty!
Check out this infographic and keep reading to find out our helpful apartment moving tips.
Apartment Moving Tips
Proper documentation is one of the most important apartment moving tips. Your security deposit can even depend on it!
Get everything in writing, every step of the way. Comb through contracts. If your landlord, realtor, or moving company promises something, make sure it’s on paper. And always keep paperwork with you in a folder, where you can easily access it.
Take pictures of the old apartment after you move out, as well as the new one before you move in. This gives you proof if there are any questions about damage.
Take the time to correctly pack your belongings. Doing so will save you time and stress in the long run.
- Downsize and organize. Go through everything you own and make piles to pack, sell, and donate.
- Pack and label correctly. One helpful idea is to use a color coding system.
- Organize by room instead of by type. When you arrive at your new apartment, organize your boxes in the rooms where you will unpack them.
Pack an Essentials Box
It’s a bad idea to get to your new apartment without the immediate comforts of home. Make sure to fill a box with essentials, and bring it with you for your first night.
Here are some basics for your essentials box:
- Shower curtain
- Necessary linens
- Change of clothes
- Electronics and chargers
- Coffee maker
Prepare For Moving Day
A few simple preparations will ensure your move goes off without a hitch.
- Change your address with financial and government institutions, utility companies, care providers, and subscriptions.
- Measure furniture, rooms, halls, and doorways to ensure that your large items will fit.
- Reserve parking and elevator use for the day of your move.
Hire Professional Local Movers
Will you be hiring a moving company? It’s critical that you use honest, knowledgeable local movers. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure to research your options.
Houston Apartment Movers
Ameritex Movers is the best choice for your apartment moving experience. With over 15 years moving apartment residents in Houston, we’re familiar with all of the major apartment complexes in and around our city.
We know that apartment moves are different from other types of moves. Our moving crews can handle the challenges that may arise with elevators, parking, or tight hallways and doorframes.
To find out more or to schedule your Houston move, call 713.484.6683. We’re happy to walk you through even more apartment moving tips.