Whether your new Philadelphia apartment is located across the street, or across the country from your current residence, moving is undeniably a stressful for everyone. There’s so much to be done before the final box or bag is unpacked, that it is easy to overlook the many small, intricate details add up when you get to your moving date.
We have a lot of experience with moving and wanted to share some tips and tricks for a smooth move:
Keep Track: If you’re shipping items via FedEx, DHL or USPS, keep the tracking numbers provided by the shipping company with you, as you may need to locate this number when contacting your moving company
Bedtime: Try and pack all your sheets and towels in one easily accessible bag or box so you can easily find them for your first night in your new apartment.
Freshen up: If you’re bringing your refrigerator, take the extra time to fully clean and dry the inside — mold and mildew can easily create a mess. Fresh-ground coffee, baking soda or charcoal are all recommended to “keep things fresh”.
Pack Smart: Put your heaviest items in smaller boxes; and place your lighter items in your largest moving boxes.
Protect your valuables: If you have particularly valuable or sentimental items, like fine art or jewelry, or a family heirloom, pack it carefully and take with you in your car. We all have irreplaceable objects and even the best-intentioned movers won’t know what is most important to you. You can put sheets, pillows, towels, and blankets between framed photos or art to keep the safe from damage.
State of Your Plates: Dining plates should be packed on end vertically, rather than flat and stacked.
Very Important Personal (VIP Items): Pack your toilet paper, toiletries, snacks, drinks, soap, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, basic cookware, paper towels and cleaning supplies that you will probably need as soon as you arrive in your new Philly apartment — pack these stuff last so they are the first to come off the moving truck.
Lighten up: Remove light bulbs from your lamps.
Label: Write your name and new address on the boxes and which room the contents of your boxes belong too. It’ll help keep you organized on arrival.
Pet Smart: Ask a friend or family member to watch your pet at his or her place on moving day. Pets can be a major distraction during a busy move and won’t be comfortable until things settle down.
Power Plants : Sunrays are stronger when reflected through glass car windows, so don’t press your plants and shrubs against the glass.
We are always so excited to welcome new residents to our Philadelphia apartments! We want your move-in day to be as stress-free as possible. By following these simple tips and tricks, you will be on your way to a smooth move!