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Your Ultimate Apartment Moving Checklist For Indianapolis

December 20, 2021
Exterior photo of The Verge Apartments in the fall season.

You have a lot to consider when you move to a new Indianapolis apartment community. A to-do list will help things go smoother. It helps you remember every task, stay on schedule, and feel less overwhelmed. With a goal of making your next apartment move less of a burden, we’ve compiled these important details for your apartment moving checklist in Indianapolis.

8 Weeks Before Your Moving Day: Get Prepared

A white bedroom inside of the Echo Park Bloomington Apartments. 

Don’t wait to the last minute! Your moving day will be less stressful the more in advance you prepare.
  • Plan your steps. Follow our tips to start your Indianapolis apartment moving checklist and add more things to it as you think of them.
  • Notify your current community. Most leases call for advance notice of usually 30 or 60 days before you move.
  • Review what your current landlord requires when leaving, such as a final walk-through and proper cleaning. Be sure to include these on your checklist.

6 Weeks Before Relocating: Make Moving Day Plans

You’re now ready to plan the day of your move and schedule movers.

  • Finalize any loose ends concerning your new Indianapolis apartment community. Confirm agreed-upon arrival date, double check the steps you need to take, and complete any documents that still need to be signed.
  • Hire professional movers or rent a truck. Make a reservation now to help guarantee you get the date you want.
  • Arrange childcare or a pet sitter for the day of your move to keep kids and animals safe.

2-4 Weeks Before Your Move: Pack

Inside of a fancy bedroom at the Waverly Apartments. 

Packing well in advance will reduce your stress as you get closer to moving day. Put your belongings into one of three categories: keep, give away, or throw away.
  • Assemble moving boxes and other supplies.
  • Start boxing up non-vital goods and getting rid of trash. Don’t forget to label boxes!
  • Repair any damages you are responsible for in your prior home to get your deposit back.
  • Amend your tenant insurance policy with your new home.
  • Submit paperwork to update your address and request mail forwarding from the USPS.
  • Line up the shifting of your utility services or start new billing arrangements for gas, electricity, internet, etc.
  • Update your employer, financial institutions, and others of your change of address.
  • Find where the most convenient shopping, hospital, and other attractions are in your new neighborhood.

1 Week Until Your Move: Tackle Final Details

This week will be demanding yet exhilarating as you make your final preparations.

  • Reaffirm your moving service or truck rental and make sure they have addresses and directions for the day of your move.
  • Box up your final items. Put together items for a small piece of luggage for your first night or two in your new place, and figure out a safe way to stow precious items or personal effects like passports to keep close at hand.
  • Clean your old place as you finish packing. .
  • Get your new keys and do a walk-through of your new home. Identify and inform management of all maintenance concerns.
  • Visualize where your couches, tables, and other large pieces will incorporate into your newly acquired apartment's layout.

Moving Day: Keep Your Checklist Close!

Overhead shot of the Union Flats Apartments. 

Your day has arrived! It will be hectic, so you should have your Indianapolis apartment moving checklist handy to help you stay focused.
  • Drop off your kids and furry friends with sitters for the day.
  • Work with the moving crew as they load and unload the moving van or truck. Be sure to tip them and take care of any outstanding charges.
  • Complete the closing walk-through at your old apartment.
  • Check that you have utilities up and running along with fully functional smoke alarms.
  • Set up the bare necessities at your new home, such as beds, toilet paper, and snacks.

Put Touring The Edge Apartments On Your Apartment Moving Checklist For Indianapolis

You have to find a new place before you start planning your move. Have you seen The Edge Apartments? Our Leasing Specialists are here to give you an on-location or video tour of our lovely complex and help you find the ideal apartment layout for you. Put us on your checklist and reach out to 463-345-4399 or plan a tour today to see what we have to offer.