A big step in the “adulting” process is moving from a standard dorm room to an apartment, on- or off-campus. You’ll be getting more space, a new neighborhood and more independence. You’ll also be in charge of furnishing and decorating a larger space. When preparing to move into your first apartment, make sure you follow these packing tips!
First off, you’ll need a bed and a mattress. When looking for bed frames, keep an eye out for frames that have built-in storage in case you have smaller closets. Make sure you have some bins handy for closet and under-bed storage, as well as a shoe rack to conserve floor space. A good rule of thumb to follow: you can never have enough hangers.
Are you going to be living with roommates? Before moving in, talk to your roommates about the plan for communal items such as plates, silverware, and cookware. If your apartment is not equipped with a microwave, decide who will be in charge of purchasing one, or if you are all going to chip in.
Your primary common area will have the most to move. Arrange movers to come to transport furniture such as your couch, coffee table, and television. Large furniture can be difficult to move, and moving pieces on your own can lead to damage to your walls, floors, and hallways. Hire professionals with good references and knowledge of moving through narrow apartment buildings.
If your apartment doesn’t come with as much storage as your dorm room, you’ll need to make arrangements to hold your things for the time being. If you don’t have a lot that won’t fit into your new residence, OnDemand Storage has the perfect solution for you! Our virtual storage units mean you won’t need to lug things back and forth between a self-storage facility. You’ll never need to go to the unit yourselves! We provide full pickup and delivery service throughout the Boston area and move people and groups from dorms to apartments regularly.