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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Move

Mail delays, service disruptions, and business closures have become more common in 2020, so it’s a good idea to plan a few months ahead if you’ll be moving to a new apartment this fall. Take a look at the following tips for making your move go smoothly.

Find Your New Apartment

The first step in any move is choosing a place to live. That’s now easy to do, thanks to virtual apartment tours. 82 Flats is renting for the fall, and we offer virtual tours and online leasing, as well as in-person appointments, so you can make your moving arrangements in the way that’s most convenient for you.

Book the Moving Truck

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or choose to hire help, make sure you secure your spot for moving day well in advance. Know what you’re getting for your money, read the contract carefully, and make a backup plan for the unexpected. If you’re renting a moving truck, ask what your options are, should a surprise snowstorm occur on moving day.

Update Your Address

With every move comes paperwork. As soon as you know your new address, start updating your information. A good first step is setting up a change-of-address form with the post office – you can do that in-person for free or do it online for $1.05.

Don’t forget everyone else who needs your current address: your employer, credit card companies, car insurance provider, subscription services, the pharmacy, etc. If you have a pet with a microchip, make sure you update your address information with the microchip monitoring service, too!

Start Packing

Start packing well before you think you should. Starting early will help you pack more logically and avoid those catch-all boxes and bags that get thrown together at the last minute. Begin your packing with the items you won’t need between now and your move, and use the extra time to carefully consider what you want to move with you. Moving is the perfect opportunity to pare down a bit, so before you pack something, ask yourself if you really like or use it enough to bring it with you.

Looking for Your Next Home?

If you’re looking to make a move this fall, make 82 Flats your first call. Our conveniently located northside Indianapolis apartments feature upscale finishes and top-notch amenities. Contact us now to schedule your virtual tour: (317) 483-0177.