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What to do before moving into an apartment?

Moving into a new apartment can be stressful. You have to get things like bedding, kitchenware, and toiletries, and you need to know what your credit score is for the lease agreement. It’s important to also find out who your neighbors will be before moving in so that you don’t end up with noisy people living next door or an upstairs neighbor with kids running around all day long!  And then there are the little things that most people forget about but are vitally important. The article will offer some tips on what you can do before moving in, and there will be a checklist at the end of the article, you can use that to tick off everything that needs doing so that you’re not rushing around trying to get everything done on your first day!

The apartment search

It’s important to take care of the apartment search ahead of time. This means doing your research and finding rental properties that meet your needs. You should also be mindful of the places that require a minimum income or credit score, as these may not allow you to rent a property.

Checking your credit score

One of the first things to do before you move into an apartment is get your credit score. Your credit score will help you figure out what type of deposit you’ll need, what type of rental agreement you can sign, and how much rent you can afford. You can get your credit score from a number of different websites, but the most common two are Experian and Equifax. Visit this link: for details.

Understanding the lease agreement

It’s important to read through a lease agreement thoroughly to know exactly what you’re signing up for. I had a landlord who told me the electricity would be included in the monthly rent, but then you’d get a $200 or so bill at the end of the year. Before moving out, make sure you clean your place, turn in your keys and pet deposit if applicable, and figure out how much your security deposit will be returned to you.

Packing for moving day


Preparing for moving day can be a daunting task. It’s always a good idea to start packing at least a week in advance. Pack items that you use daily, as well as items necessary for your new location (like kitchenware). When the moving truck arrives on moving day, don’t forget to pack and leave unpacked anything that could be considered temporary. Also, before you move in, it’s beneficial to take inventory of what you’re about to bring into your home. This will ensure that you know how much storage space you’ll need.


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog about what to do before moving into an apartment. We know it can be a stressful time, but with these helpful tips and pointers, we’re confident that your new home will become the perfect place for you to call ‘home’. If there’s anything else we can help with don’t hesitate to get in touch! One of our team members would love to hear from you.