Six Tips for Moving Into a New Condominium
Moving Into a New Condominium
1. Plan Ahead
- Create a Move-In Timeline. This should include things such as deliveries of new appliances, furniture, art installation, etc.
- Make a floor plan of where your larger belongings are going to be placed, including furniture, electronics, and art!
2. Get Familiar with the Logistics
- Is there parking for the moving truck at the date/time you’re planning to move in? Having a truck waiting around for parking can cost you money!
- Is the building elevator reserved for your scheduled move in? Is it padded? Speak with your building’s property manager ahead of time to reserve an elevator.
- Are the hallways clear to and from your unit? Some buildings have multiple ways to get to a unit. Make sure the hallways you are using are clear and the most efficient way to bring items up.
3. Get to Know the Building Staff
- Property Manager – Your building’s property manager practically runs the show at your building and taking a few minutes to get to know them can make your move a lot easier. Ask about Move-In Procedures, including COI requirements, and where trucks can park and unload.
- Maintenance Staff – Your building’s maintenance staff can make your life a lot easier. Taking a minute to get to know them could make a world of a difference when trying to get small things taken care of in a new place.
- Valet – If your new building has a valet, ask about parking when trying to unload. If you must make multiple trips with your car, they may be able to reserve a spot for you.
4. Don’t Just Sign – Check the Paperwork
- Make sure your moving company provides a detailed inventory of all items during packing. During delivery and move-in, make sure to check off this inventory as it comes in. Don’t sign until you have verified that you’ve received everything, and it is in the same condition as when it was packed!
- Photograph any damaged items for your records.
5. One Room at a Time
- Unpacking one room at a time can be less stressful. Seeing one room complete at a time creates a sense of accomplishment and progress versus having open boxes all over the place. If possible, Setting aside days or blocks of time, large enough to complete an entire room can keep you on track and motivated!
- Unpacking your daily essentials first can make your life a lot easier if you are not going to be unpacking everything in one day.
- Unpack the kitchen second. With all of this moving, you’re going to get hungry!
6. Call Bellissima Luxury & Fine Art Services!
- Installing your fine art should be the final task on your move-in plan. Once furniture and fixtures are in place, allow time for the residence to return to optimal climate conditions (temperature and humidity) to mitigate the risk of damage to your art. Before installation, consider placement of each work, from a risk mitigation perspective; including environmental elements such as direct light, temperature, salt air, and human elements such as traffic and vibration. Our trained art handlers will ensure that your valuables are professionally transported and installed in your new home!
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