New year, new apartment, and a whole world of possibilities. Whether you’re moving out on your own for the first time or downsizing to smaller living arrangements, apartments and provide a great option for the new year. We’ve got a lot of great and new options in the Tri-Cities, WA. But when it comes to packing and moving to a smaller space, apartments are not without its share of challenges. How do you squeeze your sofa through the door, up the stairs and into your living room? Even the thought of it makes you want to avoid it altogether! But not to worry! Our expertise at Larsen Transfer is accommodating even the most unique living spaces.
Here are some great and useful tips for moving into an apartment for the new year.
Easily Load Furniture with Handles
If your drawers have handles or knobs that stick out, unscrew them and place the handles on the inside. This is a great way to easily pack furniture and prevent the hard handles from damaging or scratching other items during the move. Keep in mind you can also use drawers to safely pack other smaller items during the move, like special linens or fragile items.
Color Code Boxes
Keeping everything organized is difficult and knowing what box goes where is harder when you don’t have a system in place when moving in to your new apartment. Buy color code stickers easily available at any home retail store and place them on the boxes corresponding to each room. When you move into your new apartment you’ll know immediately which box goes where.
Use your Towels and Sheets
Ins certain circumstances you can easily and safely wrap and pad fragile items with towels and linens. Fold the towels twice over, and place one on top of the item and one on the bottom for extra coverage. Need sturdier packing materials? Shop with us.
Measure Each Room
To ensure everything fits inside your new living spaces take accurate measurements of each room in your new apartment to find out what you can fit inside the rooms before you start moving your furniture. This is especially true if you’re downsizing to smaller living spaces. Compare those figures to the dimensions of your furniture. You should also take inventory of how much storage you have for things like clothes, shoes and winter items. If space is limited you may need a new cabinet or dresser.
Optimize Your Space
Your new space may be smaller, but there are different things you can do to optimize and get the most out of your space. Use walls to install things like shelves for storage and hanging items. Buy multipurpose furniture like ottomans and other hollow seating you can use as storage. Placing love seats and chairs in the middle of the room will make your space seem larger as well.
Hire an experienced mover for your apartment move
Our expertise at Larsen Transfer is accommodating even the most unique living spaces. We want to make your move the smoothest and most glitch-free one yet! Before no time, you’ll be lounging back in your recliner and enjoying your new apartment space. Contact us today for a quote, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we share other useful moving and storage tips!