10 Tips to Make Moving to Santa Anna Apartment Homes Easier
The holiday season is completely underway and the New Year is just around the corner. If you’ve been looking to move at the start of the New Year, but just can’t seem to find that luxury apartment you’ve been searching for, then look no further than Santa Anna Apartment Homes in Weslaco, Texas.
Our amazing community offers residents a resort style pool, clubhouse, on-site gym, a bark park, 24-hour maintenance, outdoor cabana and grills, garages, and plus our prime location means we’re near dining and entertainment areas, schools, and Expressway 83.
So whether you’re moving in from just across the street, or the other side of the country, consider the following 10 tips to minimize the stress of leaving one home for another.
- Make plans in advance.
Plan in advance whether you’ll be having friends or hired professional help you with the move. Even if you plan on doing it all by yourself, you’ll likely need a moving truck, which means you still have to make some arrangements. Whatever you decide to do, give yourself plenty of planning time in case any inconveniences pop up.
- Start packing early.
Don’t wait until the last moment to pack. Start as early as possible with small, unused items and save “must-have” items until the end.
- Have a garage sale.
Moving provides a great opportunity to get rid of all that “junk” and unused items you’ve been collecting. Have a garage sale, put items up on EBay or Craig’s List, and donate to charities such as Goodwill. You’ll end up with less to move and some extra cash.
- Mark your boxes.
This is a huge time saving tip. Mark every box with their destination and put all items related in the box together. For example, put all your kitchen items together, your living room items, and bedroom items together, then mark them accordingly.
- Use old clothes to wrap fragile items.
Bubble wrap can get to be very expensive. Instead, consider using some old clothes to wrap around dishes and other breakable items.
- Boxes shouldn’t shift.
Make sure that each box is packed solid and that no items are rattling around inside. If items are shifting inside, this could lead to something fragile breaking. You’ll also want to ensure that boxes are properly sealed and nothing is left open. A sudden stop can send valuables hurling around in your moving van.
- Don’t throw out the hardware.
When you start taking down items like curtains, shelves, and TV wall mounts, you’ll want to keep all those brackets, clamps, screws, and other hardware safe for when you put them back up in your new place. Keep all of these small items safe in plastic ziploc bags and identify their use with a permanent marker.
- Vacuum seal clothing.
Consider buying vacuum seal packs for your clothes. This will help to clear out all of that extra space in between clothes, which means fewer boxes to transport.
- Keep important papers on you.
This tip is especially important if you’re moving across country. Place all of your legal documents, contracts, passports, etc., in a single envelope and carry those on you.
- Take pictures of your apartments.
Take good pictures of your old apartment before you leave in case of security deposit disputes. You’ll also want to take pictures of your new apartment before you move in for the same purpose.
Are you ready to start your New Year off with a bang? Well then, start your packing, because Santa Anna Apartment Homes currently has only 8 units left.
If you’re ready to settle into the premier luxury apartments of Weslaco, then contact us today at (956) 678-4444.