Are you going to move to another state? Whatever reason you have to relocate, it is great news. Although you may be a little worried about moving into an apartment, there is a chance for you to start making new friends, get used to your new workplace or new marital status. Anyway, before you actually settle there, you have to relocate your property to your new place. Trico Long Distance Movers offers you its services to make your move as easy as possible. We are a reliable moving company, capable of handling all types of long-distance moves.
Don’t hesitate to contact our experts to get some useful tips regarding your move. They know the whole moving procedure and all the tasks that have to be done to avoid any trouble. We will be glad to assist you in your relocation. Since you are moving into an apartment, you don’t need as many things as you currently have. However, it requires a lot of thinking about which belongings you will need since there is not much room for all of the items you own. Here are some tips to help you decide what things to relocate.
Measure the Apartment
When moving into an apartment you must know the exact size of it to make sure everything you bring inside will fit. That way, you will know what things to declutter before you get there.
Make three different groups while sorting out your belongings: keep, donate, and toss. Keep the items that will be useful and functional. If some items have sentimental value to you and you can’t transport it to your new small apartment, give the items to someone you love: a friend, a colleague or a family member. They will be glad to have them. If there are still too many items, you would like to keep, and you aren’t sure whether they will fit into your new place, consider getting storage. They will be safe and protected from any bad influences of time and weather there.
Color your Rooms
If there are just one or two rooms, coloring them in two different favorite bright colors will give you an illusion of space. If it is just one room, separate one part from another one with a curtain. Add some bright elements to brighten up your apartment. Be creative and add some small sweet items to personalize your new place.
How to Store Stuff
Since bulky furniture is probably out of the question, your stuff can be placed on the shelves, one above another one. Versatile furniture is the best solution. There are stackable boxes for holding items to consider, too.
Start Decluttering Your House
When you are moving into an apartment, some things will inevitably have to go. So start decluttering your home as soon as you can. You are going to have to do this to be able to sell your house anyway and ready it for showings. Two rules to follow when downsizing is to:
- Go digital with as much of your paper documents as you can to save up on precious space
- Give away, sell, or just plain throw out anything you didn’t use in the last year.
Sell on Craigslist
Don’t be fooled by Craigslist’s simple design, and the site is one of the best places to sell furniture.
- To post all of your pieces of furniture for sale on Craigslist, you have to click on the “post to classifieds” button that you can find in the upper left corner of your city’s homepage.
- Select “for sale by owner,” and then you are going to be directed to tell the people what you have for sale. From there, you can give them more details about the furniture and then them the price. Potential buyers will get in touch with you via email.
To effectively sell items on Craigslist, check in on your post and if you see that you have not received any bites, try reposting your listing a week or so later to place it higher in the search results. Always include several high-quality photos that clearly show your piece of furniture, and be detailed when describing the dimensions and what condition it is in.
Giving Items Away Through Freecycle
You can donate any items that you no longer have a use for when moving into an apartment by using the services of Freecycle.org, which is a nonprofit online network consisting of millions of members that are collectively the biggest gifting community on the planet.
To donate through Freecycle, all you have to do is join your local Freecycle community and then post your offer. Any groups or individuals that are interested in the offer will get in touch with you over via email. After you have decided who to give it to, all that is left is to arrange the exchange.
Selling on Facebook’s Marketplace
Another great place to sell your things on the internet is Facebook Marketplace, which enables you to sell items straight from your Facebook account. While you’re moving into an apartment and find yourself with too many items, someone, somewhere just bought their very first house and has a lot of empty rooms that they need to furnish. Thanks to the internet, it is easier than ever to find someone who will find a use for the items you would prefer not to throw out.
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