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Make Your Move Easier With These Moving Tips In Indianapolis

March 27, 2024
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You can picture yourself taking it easy next to the pool in your new apartment community, basking in the sun’s rays without a care in the world. But you then snap out of your daydream with the cold realization that you still need to move. While moving is, without a doubt, a significant enterprise, it doesn’t need to be as bad as you expect. Follow these moving tips in Indianapolis and see what you can do in advance and on moving day.

Before Moving: Planning Ahead Is Essential

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You faintly remember a proverb about how being prepared is critical to success. But you’ve never really been much of the plan-in-advance kind of person. Nevertheless, you might want to make an exception for your Indianapolis move. Some planning will help greatly in making your relocation as smooth as possible. Here are some tips:

  • Shop around. Moving is often unnerving, and so is spending money. Give yourself a break and request multiple estimates for movers or rental vans. Find the best deal and, if it makes sense, move at off-peak times like on a weekday or mid-month.
  • Organize your items. Instead of hand-written descriptions on all boxes, reduce your time and trouble with color-coded stickers. Use one color for each space. You’ll thank yourself later.
  • When in doubt, toss it out. You know your spacious new apartment has plenty of square footage, but you don’t need to move everything you own. If you haven’t put on something in several years, donate or toss it. The less you have, the easier it will be to move.
  • Cancel and set up utilities. This chore should be near the top of your to-do list, which, by the way, is a wise thing to have on hand. Ensure you supply a forwarding address for any remaining bills. In regards to your new address, provide it to your HR team at work, the post office, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, subscription services, and anyone else that ought to have it.

How To Keep Organized And Focused Throughout Your Move In Indianapolis

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When the time comes to move, relax and take a deep breath - that’s your initial recommendation. You’ll handle your Indianapolis move intact, but you can streamline things a bit by abiding by these extra suggestions.

  • Make sure you finalize packing the night before. If you’re typically a procrastinator, make this the one time you don’t wait until the last minute! Not much will hamper you or frustrate you more than not being set to go. Besides, you don’t want the moving crew standing around and waiting.
  • Pack a cooler of refreshments. Moving is physically draining, and you’ll need something to eat and drink along the way. Having it close by will help circumvent unnecessary stops at the gas station.
  • Charge your mobile phone. You absolutely need to charge your phone before you move. This vital tool is your chief form of communication on a busy day. You’ll utilize it to direct movers, get directions to your new community, talk to family members, and more.
  • Clear a path to provide those helping you unobstructed access. Is there enough clearance to move the couch without getting tripped by something? Make sure individuals helping you have easy access to furniture, boxes, and additional things that should be loaded.
  • Make use of rolling baggage. Instead of dropping your rolling luggage into the moving truck, load them up first. Heavy-duty wheeled luggage can hold a number of items - you are aware of this from the too heavy baggage fines you’ve gotten when traveling.
  • Hire a pet sitter. If you have an individual watching your dog, ask them to arrive early or the day before. Don’t fret; you and your four-legged friend will be able to enjoy your new pet-friendly community in short order.

Move Into Your New Indianapolis Apartment At Penrose on Mass Apartments

Before you can plan your move, you must find somewhere to live. You’ll love your new apartment at Penrose on Mass Apartments in Indianapolis. Schedule a tour today to view our well-designed units and community amenities. If you have questions about availability, contact 317-661-4399 to talk to one of our attentive leasing representatives.