Your boxes are packed and the paperwork is finished for your new apartment. Moving day is just around the corner. Are chaos and drama inevitable parts of moving day, or can they be avoided? They can, with these handy moving day tips from your friends at ApartmentSearch! Read the rest of this entry »
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There’s no question that renting a furnished apartment can save you major hassle, but if you’ve never rented a furnished apartment you may have some questions. For example, what do you actually need to bring? Will there be a shower curtain? Silverware? Lightbulbs? Your answer will depend on your specific furniture rental package and preferences, but we can help guide you with some general tips for things to pack and things to sell or leave behind. Read the rest of this entry »
Summer is here and everything is heating up! From the sidewalks to the pool (to the stress of moving) it can be tough to keep your cool. Summertime means that moving season is in full-swing. Before you set yourself up to suffer through the heat, ease the burden of your move with these top summer moving tips: Read the rest of this entry »
Breakable items are always one of the biggest challenges on a moving checklist. You want to make sure your china, crystal, and other treasured belongings arrive intact. Never fear: You can do it. It just takes some planning, time, and care. Our moving checklist can help.
Get the goods. The first step of your moving checklist should be to get the right materials. You’ll need bubble wrap, packing peanuts, craft paper or newsprint, and sturdy boxes as well as tape and a marker.
Pack housewares. Gather your dishes, glasses, and decorative items as the next step on your moving checklist. To start, put a cushioning layer of peanuts or bubble wrap in the bottom of the box. Place large or heavy items such as serving bowls in first; lighter items go on top. Wrap each item in paper or bubble wrap. Don’t pack boxes too tightly. Fill any empty spaces with peanuts.
Pack framed art and mirrors. Next on your moving checklist, use masking tape to make an X across the glass on each picture and mirror. This will help keep glass from shifting and breaking.Use bubble wrap to wrap frames, and tape securely.
Pack fragile lamps and lampshades. This step of a moving checklist can pose a challenge. First, remove lightbulbs and lampshades. Wrap lamp bases in bubble wrap and pack them in boxes if possible. Place lampshades in individual boxes with enough packing materials to prevent them from being jarred.
Label everything. As the last step on your moving checklist, take the time to clearly mark all boxes “Fragile” or “Glass.” Also write which room each belongs in. This will save time when you arrive at your new home.
Now that you have a moving checklist for your fragile items, maybe it’s time to find that new apartment you want. We can help you locate great Seattle apartments, Dallas apartments, Phoenix apartments, and Austin apartments. Then you just have to pack and go!