Some Food for Thought on Moving to Your First Apartment


Are you planning on moving into your first apartment? This is a big step for people and there are a lot of things that you should consider before you move into your first apartment. Here are some things that you should think about before you move to make sure that your first move is a good one.

Where Are You Moving and With Whom?

How many people do you know with “nightmare roommate” stories? At least one or two, mostly likely. This is probably because they didn’t take time to consider just who they were moving in with before they did so. Don’t move in with someone on a whim. Make sure that you know the person who you are planning on having as you roommate so that at least it isn’t a surprise when you come home to find them drying their underwear on the balcony railing.

As long as you are taking time to consider who you are moving in with, the where is just as important. Don’t move out for the sake of moving out. Make sure you have a plan. If you are moving for a job or school, make sure to pick an apartment in a place that is close to where you will be going on most days. Try not to set yourself up with a long commute if you can help (and afford) it. Don’t choose a place based on the internet ads. Make sure to check out both the apartment and the area that it is located in. Many times a nice apartment is located in a neighborhood nobody wants to live in.

What is your Time Frame?

This can include both your move out time as well as how long you are planning on spending at this apartment. If you are moving for a job, you may plan on spending more time in a new place than if you are moving in for college or graduate school. Knowing how long your plan on staying can help you to better coordinate with your roommate to ensure that you are not left searching for a sub-let at the last minute. 

Check Out the Reviews of Your Rental Company or Land Lord

A good way to know what you are getting into when you sign a lease is to check out the reviews for the company or the land lord that owns the property. Remember that people are more likely to leave a negative review than a positive one as you read though them, but you should be able to see warning signs from the reviews. Don’t rent with someone who is going to make your rental experience difficult.

If you are looking for movers in the Kamloops area, consider hiring Pioneer Moving and Storage! We can help your move into your first apartment go smoothly. 

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