Moving Apartments: 3 Things You Need To Know

When it comes time to move apartments, it is important that you prepare for the big move, so when it occurs, you are not in a bad spot. You don't want to be caught in a situation where your furnishings and other belongs are in jeopardy.  One of the most important things you will have to do is the prep work. This will ensure that you have a happy move, and you end up in your new apartment with things just the way you would like them laid out.

Find An Insured Moving Company

The first thing you will want to do is make sure that you hire a moving company that is insured. This will protect both your property as well as you from any problems that might arise. For instance, should the movers happen to damage the elevator or bang up the entryway hallway, while they are moving in to your new apartment building, you won't have to deal with the problem of the landlord asking you to pay repairs. The movers will be insured, and they will be responsible for any sort of damages. This insurance will also protect you, in the event that something of yours drops and breaks.

Pack Your Fragile and Valuable Items Carefully

Even if you get an insured mover, it will be prudent to pack your items very carefully. You want to make sure that your materials, especially the materials that are irreplaceable for sentimental reasons, are packed securely. So, get the best packing materials you can: packing popcorn, foam wrap, etc. This will make sure even things that are not "irreplaceable" but are just favorite items, plates, glasses, and other fragile items, won't get broken.

Plan For Bed Bugs In Advance

Finally, one of the most important things you can do is to plan for and prevent bed bugs. This is one of the most vital things that anyone using a moving service needs to do. You should get an encasement for your mattress so that it doesn't pick up bed bugs while it's in transit. Many moving vans will have tiny bed bugs hiding in the corners from prior moves.

However, it's also important that you plan out what you will do should bed bugs get into your new apartment, or if they are there to begin with. In this situation, the only thing you can do is contact a bed bug expert, and have them perform bed bug treatment. Unfortunately, bed bugs are not something that you can deal with yourself. It requires the assistance of professionals who know exactly how to fumigate and exterminage every single last one of them, so you can enjoy your new apartment.