When you move from an apartment to a house it is a big change. You don’t understand the real difference until you realize you don’t own a lawnmower, or have anything to fill that basement with. Upsizing is always nice but you should be aware of a few items to make your transition go more smoothly.
One of the most exciting changes when moving from an apartment to a house is that you will have your own yard!
- In the summer you’ll get to plan your garden, landscape the yard to your own liking, but keep in mind you are in charge of the upkeep of cutting the grass and raking the leaves too.
- When the snow hits you’ll need a shovel and ice melt on hand to make sure the sidewalks are safe for your family.
- The kids are going to love the room to run around and you’ll finally have room for a play structure for them.
9 Tips for Apartment Moving
The ins & outs of Apartment Moving can present some unique challenges due to limited space. GoGetter’s Top 9 Apartment Moving Tips can make your day go smoothly.
- book the elevator
- hire your movers
- pack in advance
- clean up once you’ve moved out
Do You Have….
- gardening supplies
- shovel and ice melt
- furnace filters
- trash cans and recycle bins
- artwork and pictures to decorate the walls
Go Getter can pick up and deliver any of the appliances you need.
Unlike apartments, most houses don’t come with built in light fixtures in every room. Usually only the kitchen and bathrooms already have lights. Be prepared to buy one or two light fixtures so you don’t stub your toe at night.
When you live in an apartment, some or all the utilities are included in your monthly fee. Now that you own your own house you have to pay for those all on your own. You’ll need to be more aware of running the tap and turning off lights when you go out. You will need to also set up accounts with the following utility providers:
What to do with that space!
Coming from an 800 square foot apartment to a big three-bedroom house with a basement is going to be a very exciting change. You can create rooms that appeal to you with all that space.
- Entertainment room – with that new TV you wanted
- Kids playroom
- Games room – complete with new pool table
There is no need to rush and buy that pool table though. You may want a games room, but you just bought a house so you probably don’t want to incur any more debt at the moment. Extra space is a good thing – embrace it.
When you do buy that pool table though, call us to help you move it.