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Essential Steps When Moving into a Rental Home


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Are you moving into a rental home? If so, careful planning will help ensure a smooth transition. Preparing for the move, hiring a mover and setting up your new home are all part of a successful move. Here are some tips for moving into your new rental.


Prepare for Your Move

A well-executed move begins with downsizing. Sift through your belongings, and then donate or sell the items you no longer need. This will lighten your load and reduce moving costs.

Next, it’s a good idea to create a comprehensive checklist of moving-related tasks. This will help ensure you don’t overlook important details. To get started, you can refer to the Appleby Moving and Storage checklist.


When it comes to packing, it’s important to be strategic. Start early and focus on one room at a time. Be sure to use sturdy boxes with plenty of padding for fragile items. Label each box clearly with its contents and the room where it belongs.


Additionally, notify any relevant service providers and the post office about your move. Schedule to have the utilities at your current address disconnected and arrange to have the connections set up at your new home. You should also consider obtaining tenant insurance.


Finally, be sure to hire a reliable moving company. In Ontario, Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. can provide a seamless and stress-free experience.


Moving Day

On moving day, prepare a bag with the essentials you’ll need when you arrive at your new home such as toiletries, a change of clothes and snacks. Also, make sure you keep your important documents, jewelry and valuable items with you rather than loading them onto the moving truck.


Before leaving your old home, perform a final walkthrough of every room to ensure nothing’s left behind.


If possible, be present for the loading and unloading of your items. This way you can ensure movers are alerted to which items are fragile and guide them on where to place boxes and furniture.


Unpack Your Belongings

Unpack essentials first such as your bedding and kitchen items. This will make your first night in your new home easier and more comfortable.


Also, be sure to conduct a thorough inspection of the rental property. Note any pre-existing damage and document it to avoid disputes when you move out.


Set Up Your Rental Home

Arrange your furniture and decorate your new rental according to your preferences. Personalizing your space will make it feel homier.


Double-check that all utilities are connected and functioning properly. Report any issues to the respective service providers.


Finally, introduce yourself to your new neighbours. Friendly relationships with the people who live nearby will contribute to a positive living experience.


Simplify Your Move

To ensure a successful move, hire Appleby Moving and Storage Ltd. In addition to our comprehensive moving and storage offerings, we provide packing services and a range of packing supplies to help streamline the process. To book your moving date or learn more about how we can help, contact us today for moving services in the Golden Horseshoe region including Oakville, Burlington and Milton.

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