For many people in the greater Denver area, leases follow the academic year and that means many people will be moving out of their apartments and into new units. However, if you’re still living in your first home away from your childhood house, you may not know what to expect during the move-out process. Though an experienced Colorado moving company will help you relocate quickly and easily, there are still a few things you need to do to prepare for the move. Here’s what you need to know about moving out of your first home.
Cleaning Is Your Responsibility
When you move out, you’re required to clean out your apartment for the landlord. In most situations, this includes wiping down all surfaces, vacuuming, fixing minor damage like holes or scratches in the paint, and washing the windows. However, it’s important that you read and understand the move-out terms of your lease agreement before turning in the keys. You may be expected to have the carpets professionally cleaned or the floors refinished in order to get your security deposit back. Failure to adhere to the exact terms of the lease agreement may result in the security deposit being withheld. Keep in mind, you can always hire a professional cleaning company to get rid of the gunk.
Go Through Belongings Before You Pack
Even if you’ve only lived in an apartment for a year, you’ll still have a lot of excess stuff that you don’t need to move with you. Take the time to go through your belongings before packing them up and donate what you don’t want to keep. The fewer items you need to move to your new place, the more affordable your move will be. If you have items that are still in great condition, consider hosting a garage or yard sale and make a bit of money back on your belongings. It might not be much, but every cent helps when you’re planning a move.
Hiring Pros Saves You Time
When you’re moving from your first apartment, pinching pennies is still incredibly important. However, contrary to popular belief, hiring professional movers often saves you money compared to handling the transition yourself. When you rent a truck, you have to pay additional insurance costs, cover the cost of fuel and mileage, find friends willing to help you load the heavy stuff, and pay the rental fee itself. On top of all that, you’re responsible for driving that large truck on high-traffic roads. Instead, save yourself the trouble and contact a professional moving company to handle the packing and driving for you.
Moving out of your first apartment can be an emotional and stressful time. Spare yourself the hassle of moving out on your own and let the professional movers at Eden’s Moving and Services help you move your belongings to your new home quickly and painlessly. Our dedicated staff will take care of your belongings the entire way, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. Schedule your free no-obligation estimate today and let our movers make your relocation as seamless as possible. Call 1-877-887-8248 to discuss your move today.