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How to Make Your New Apartment Feel Like a Home

You have just moved into a new apartment. Boxes are everywhere, furniture is in rooms, and you don’t know where to start. If you follow these basic guidelines from these Detroit apartment movers, you should be settled in your new home quickly.

Clean surfaces and any appliances that need it

You can never be sure that there aren’t any bacteria on surfaces or inside appliances, so it’s a good idea to do some cleaning before deciding to place food in the kitchen or get a shower/bath/use the toilet. Plus, if there is a clothes washer and dryer installed, it might be a good idea to clean the insides of each.

Start putting furniture where you would like for it to be

Assemble your furniture and place each piece in its proper place in your new apartment. Start with your bed before moving onto everything else, from bookshelves to entertainment centers, etc. You will need a place to sleep, and all other furniture can come second. It is essential that everyone in your household gets a good night’s sleep. Weekend move-ins followed by a school/work week will take their toll if you don’t focus on everyone’s health.

Put boxes in the rooms where they are supposed to go and prepare your daily items

Consider your morning routine and have things prepared for the next day. Do you start out the day with a cup of coffee or a full breakfast? Do you have out toiletries and clothes that need pressing? Unpack essentials and have them in the rooms where they need to go. It will save a lot of time the next day if you don’t have to root through boxes to find what you need.

Don’t use power tools or appliances that would annoy your new neighbors late at night the first night

You don’t want to make a horrible first impression on your neighbors by making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. Wait until daylight hours to do anything that makes a lot of noise, like hanging art, vacuuming, etc.

Try finishing one room the first day before it becomes too late.

You might want to focus on the bedroom first. If you have additional time, move to the kitchen and bathroom. Those are the most commonly used rooms in the home and should be the higher priority than anywhere else. Sleep, food, and cleanliness are more important than catching up on your favorite show or video game.

You should now be equipped to move into your new apartment. It may seem daunting at first, but as long as you approach it strategically, you should have no problem making your new place feel like home.

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