5 Tips and Tricks to Help Make Moving Day Simple
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Moving is one of the top 3 most stressful things anyone can do in their life. Thankfully when you move into your new Camden apartment home, our amazing teams try and help make the transition as easy as possible with online rent payments, checklists of items to take care of prior to move-in day, and thoughtful welcome gifts with move-in day essentials! In my recent move from Austin, Texas all the way to LA, I found the following tips to be essential to a stress-free packing experience:
- Sell items you no longer want or need
Moving is the perfect time to get rid of things you no longer use or want!When cleaning out your closet, a good rule of thumb is if you have not worn in within the past year, get rid of it! As for furniture or larger items you can evaluate if they still bring you joy and if they will fit in your new space!Also, check out re-sell apps such as OfferUp or Poshmark to sell your gently used items or you can always donate your items to a local Goodwill.
- Buy 2x3 more boxes than you think you need
Save yourself the time from running back and forth between your home and Home Depot and buy more boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, etc. than you think you need.Trust me – you’ll use it!Most places will allow you to return items you did not end up using, so even if you buy too much you can always take back when you do not use.
- Pack in sections
Living in the space you are trying to pack can be tricky.Pack the items you do not use often or need first.This could be books, DVDs, or off-season clothing.Whatever you won’t need to access during your move.This will also help give you satisfaction to make progress along the way!
- Label in detail
If you take anything from this blog – this is it!Label everything in detail!Try to be as specific as possible so that when you begin to unpack you know what goes where.An example would be:
Bedroom: Sheets & linens & purple vase
This way you know the easiest strategy to unpack once you are in your new place
- Pack a travel bag
Most moves cannot be done the same day, and having a travel bag with shampoo, pajamas, etc. is very handy!Even if you are moving within the same city, this bag is smart that way you don’t have to go digging for the box where you packed your toothbrush!
Hopefully with these five tips, your next move will be a breeze! Wherever your move is taking you, Camden is there! We are located all over the country, so check out these helpful blogs on transferring from one Camden to the next!
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