Making the switch
Once you've found your dream Dallas apartment, it's time to start considering the move itself. Moving is one of the most difficult and frustrating things you can do, unless you're well prepared.
There are a lot of little things you can do to make your move easier. If you're not interested in doing it yourself, you can find a moving company to do the heavy work for you. Then all you'll be left with is the technicalities of setting up your new place and changing your address.
However, if you're going to make the move on your own (well, at least enlist a couple of friends) there are some important basic steps:
- Survey your surroundings. How much stuff do you have to move? How many expensive or delicate objects are you dealing with? You need to determine how much you need in terms of moving supplies, how many trips it might take, the size of truck you'll need, as well as any special circumstances that might arise due to things such as delicate objects.
- Enlist some help. Whether it's some family and friends, a moving company, or a rental truck, make sure you have all the people and vehicles you'll need to make the move easier. If you're hiring a company or a truck, make sure to interview the people and research their track record. Nothing ruins a new apartment like a broken kitchen table!
- Make necessary arrangements. Are you moving far? You'll have to make travel and accommodations arrangements. Going to take a couple of days to complete the move? You'll have to make deals with the people who currently reside there as well as the people who are moving into your current place. Renting a truck? You'll need to figure out where and when you'll pick it up and drop it off. Make sure you take care of all the arrangements you'll need to make the move go smoothly.
- Don't forget the move-in. Moving out can be a hassle, but you also have to be prepared for the move-in. Enlist help from more friends and family so that all your stuff get at least close to where it needs to be!