Arriving at your new place
You've made it through the apartment search and the move-out, and now you're sitting outside your new Dallas apartment waiting to move in. Whether you've hired professional movers to help you with the process, or you're doing it on your own, moving in to a new place can be just as much of a hassle as moving out!
However, there are some things you can do to make things easier:
- Spend some time in the empty apartment: if you're hiring movers, make sure that you schedule their arrival a little after yours. If you're moving on your own, try to schedule the move for at least one full day after the previous residents have moved out. You want to get a chance to spend some time in the apartment when it's still empty. That will give you time to clean up any areas you feel need work, and you can even paint or do other decorating before all your stuff arrives.
- Put boxes in their place: when you're moving all your stuff into the apartment, try your best to put things where they belong. Although you're not going to be unpacking while you're moving, you should be looking ahead – you only want to move that box or that table once! This is when the organizational skills you demonstrated while moving out will come into play.
- Invite some friends: do you live on the tenth floor? How many trips are you going to have to make up and down those steps if you're on your own? Don't be afraid to ask for help – especially if you haven't hired some professionals. A good move will only take a couple of hours, the move of someone who insists on doing it all alone could take a couple of days!
- Make it your own: just because it's your new apartment, doesn't mean it has to look that way. Start making your house your home as soon as you move in. Whether that means throwing a party to have all your friends and family over, or spending a weekend painting and hanging your favorite pictures, make the place comfy.