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Reduce Stress With These Moving Tips In Indianapolis

March 27, 2024
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You can visualize yourself relaxing around the pool in your new apartment community, basking in the sun with absolutely nothing to worry about. But Then your daydream stops rapidly with the dreaded realization that you still must move. Even though moving is, undoubtedly, a major undertaking, it doesn’t need to be as bad as you think. Abide by these moving tips in Indianapolis and see what you can do in advance and on moving day.

Before You Move: Planning Ahead Is Crucial

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You vaguely recall a proverb about preparation being instrumental to success. But you’ve never been much of the plan-ahead-of-time type. Nevertheless, it may be time to make an exception for your Indianapolis move. Some preliminary planning will help greatly in making your moving day as streamlined as possible. Here are several tips:

  • Shop around. Moving is stressful, and so is spending too much. Do yourself a favor and obtain several quotes for moving services or rental trucks. Find the best deal and, if it makes sense, move at off-peak times like during the week or mid-month.
  • Get better organized. Instead of writing on all boxes, cut down on your time and trouble with color-coded stickers. Utilize one color for each area. You’ll appreciate this simple tip later.
  • When in doubt, get rid of it. You know your spacious new apartment has plenty of square footage, but that doesn’t mean you must move everything you own. If you haven’t worn an article of clothing in a few years, get rid of it. The less you have, the more effortless it’s going to be to move.
  • Take care of utilities. This activity should be at the top of your to-do list, which, incidentally, is a wise thing to have. Ensure you know a forwarding address for final bills. Regarding your new address, supply it to your HR team at work, the post office, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, subscription services, and whoever else needs it.

How To Keep Organized And Focused During Your Move In Indianapolis

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When the time comes to move, relax and take a deep breath - that’s your initial suggestion. You’ll handle your Indianapolis move unscathed, but you can help it go smoothly by abiding by these additional suggestions.

  • Make sure you finish packing the day before. If you’re naturally a procrastinator, make this the one time you don’t wait until the last minute! Not much will hamper you or aggravate you more than being unprepared. Besides, you won’t want movers or friends sitting around and waiting.
  • Pack a cooler of snacks and drinks. Moving is hard work, and you’ll need an energy boost. Having it ready will help circumvent unneeded stops at the convenience store.
  • Charge your cell phone. You without question need to charge your smartphone before moving. This vital implement is your primary form of communication on a hectic day. You’ll use it to direct movers, get directions to your new home, speak to loved ones, and more.
  • Clear a path to give loaders easy access. Is there enough clearance to move the couch without getting tripped by something sitting on the floor? Make certain individuals helping you move have clear access to boxes, furniture, and additional things that should be loaded.
  • Work smarter, not harder. Instead of dumping your rolling luggage into the rental truck, fill them first. Sturdy wheeled options can hold a lot - you know this from the too heavy baggage fines you’ve received when flying.
  • Find a pet sitter. If you have someone looking after your dog, ask them to come over early or the previous day. Don’t fret; you and your four-legged friend will be ready to enjoy your new pet-friendly community in short order.

Find Your New Indianapolis Apartment At The Edge Apartment Living

Before you start planning your move, you need to find a new spot to live. You’ll appreciate your new apartment at The Edge Apartment Living in Indianapolis. Arrange a tour today to see our well-designed units and community amenities. If you have questions about what’s available, simply dial 463-345-4399 to speak with one of our helpful leasing representatives.