Moving into a new apartment means getting rid of stuff that you might not need anymore, as well as finding the items that you do need. With a little planning, you can accomplish the move in an affordable manner and enjoy your full and furnished apartment with as little stress as possible.
Moving into a new apartment costs money, and it’s easy to blow your budget on excess spending if you’re not careful. If you’re moving into your own apartment for the first time after having lived with a roommate, you might not realize that you need almost everything for the kitchen since all the cutlery and dishes belonged to your roommate.
Here are some of the items and projects you may wish to accomplish before you move into your new Albuquerque apartment.
Focus on the Essentials First for Your Albuquerque Apartment
Even if you’re moving from a college dorm room into your first apartment, you probably already own some items that will fit nicely in your apartment. It’s helpful to make a list before you move into your new home. As you take an inventory of the items you already own, you’ll probably find that you already have several items that you don’t need to buy for your new place.
My First Apartment offers some good advice on important items you’ll need if you’re living alone or moving into your first solo apartment:
“…Plates and silverware. Homes don’t have paper plates and that’s what you’re building or yourself. Plus, it’s bad for the environment.”
You may also find that you need to replace or change some items you own to accommodate your new apartment. For example, if you’re moving from an apartment with lots of carpet to a place with hardwood floors and tile, you might need to give up you vacuum and switch to a mop, broom, and dustpan.
Don’t Forget the Miscellaneous Items
Many items you’ll need for your apartment don’t fit into a neat category, and forgetting something random like the cleaning supplies for the kitchen or the laundry detergent can mean buying something at the last minute. Last-minute purchases can cost more than items you’ve bought with a little planning. If you get laundry detergent before you move into your new apartment, you can find a bottle on sale and save money.
Similarly, you can purchase all of the other miscellaneous items you might need in the month before you move, which means you can probably save some money on the experience. Here are a few of the miscellaneous and random items you may need to buy for your new Albuquerque apartment:
- Box fans or standing fans (great for saving money on cooling costs).
- Cable internet items like a router and the necessary cords.
- Storage units and plastic bins for organization.
- Notepads and pencils for jotting down notes and shopping lists.
- Surge protectors and extension cords for electronic.
You may also wish to create a basic tool set with items like flathead screwdrivers, Phillips-head screwdrivers, a hammer, and other small items. Remember that you may need to put some nails into the wall to hang your pictures when you move in, and having tools on hand for that and other tasks is helpful for getting you settled.
Enjoy Your New Albuquerque Apartment at Alvarado Apartments
Moving into a new apartment is an exciting experience, and you’ll love living at Alvarado Apartments. Our unique community features, excellent amenities, and great downtown location mean you’ll enjoy your apartment every day whether you’re staying in for the evening or heading out for some fun in town. If you’re not yet a resident of Alvarado Apartment Homes, we encourage you to get in touch for more information on availability and to arrange a tour.