The thought of moving can be very exciting at times and also very daunting. To make sure that your move goes as smooth as possible, here are some tips to help avoid common moving mistakes.
1. Measure, Measure, Measure…we can’t stress this enough! If you have an extra wide couch that you just can’t live without, make sure that it fits not only in your new living room but actually through the door. Sometimes the doorways of certain properties, especially older properties with lots of character and charm have very narrow hallways and door frames. We suggest bringing a measuring tape when viewing a property you are interested in renting.
2. We all like having water and electricity right? Before moving, ensure that your water and utilities are transferred into your name by your specified move-in day. This is super easy to do and you will just need to contact your local service provider and present them with a copy of your lease agreement. Not sure who your service providers are? Your management company will be able to provide you with this information. Just ask!
3. Always get Rental Insurance….you just should! At CPM we actually require this of all of our tenants and here’s why. For a small monthly fee, you can obtain this insurance which actually protects your personal belongings such as electronics, musical equipment, furniture, etc. should an issue occur in the property and your items are damaged. Property owners are only responsible to fix the property itself, they aren’t responsible for any of their renter’s personal items. Trust us, it’s more affordable to pay for Renter’s Insurance than have to replace your prized possessions!
We hope you find this information useful. Happy house hunting!
~ Ansley & Ferris