Whether this is your first apartment or you have moved in out of different apartments several times, it’s always exciting to start out all over again in a new place. You can’t wait to paint and decorate and really make it your own. However, before you move start decorating and buying those new curtains and bedsheets, there are a few important things that you shouldn’t forget to do before moving in (besides just calling a long island moving company).
The williamsburg luxury apartments may look move in ready and spotless, but it’s always a good idea to scrub down toilets, bathtubs, and sinks. You never know how often the previous renter cleaned the apartment before you. Bacteria and germs could be lurking on surfaces, and you certainly don’t want to get sick while trying to get all your stuff moved in and organized. Use a cleaner such as Lysol that is known for disinfecting and killing germs so that you can ensure a healthy living environment from the beginning.
Check for bugs and rodents
You should always have an inspection for bugs and rodents. A pest control company knows what to look for and where these pests like to hide. If there is an infestation found and your apartment needs to be exterminated, your landlord will be responsible for picking up the tab. To make life easier, you should have this done before moving in, so you don’t have to cover furniture or move your furniture around. Once the fumigation is completed, open the windows to air out any toxic chemicals and smells.
You should clean and disinfect the fridge before putting any of your food inside. Germs and bacteria, such as salmonella could breed in there. With an empty fridge comes a good time to unplug and move it so you can clean underneath. Spills and old moldy food left behind may cause an unpleasant smell as well as attract bugs and rodents. Stock your refrigerator with newly purchased items. During a move, especially in warmer climates food can spoil. If the refrigerator looks like it is on its way out and in really bad shape, ask the landlord to replace it. If you don’t want to bother with new furniture and appliances you can always research furnished apartments for rent.
Change your locks
You never know how many people the previous tenant had given access to. Call a locksmith to install a completely new set of locks and keys on all entranceway doors. Share the key only with people you trust so they can get into your apartment in case of an emergency.
Hire a moving company
If you have a budget to hire a moving company, it can be a relief in having to lug heavy furniture. This is especially beneficial if you live on a top floor. Always opt in for insurance in case any damage occurs during the move and you can be reimbursed.
Check out the neighbors
Before you even consider putting a deposit on an apartment, you should ask to see the apartment before and after normal working hours. If you are a non-smoker and your neighbors who live below you smoke, this could be a problem. Taking a visit at different times each day can assess the noise levels, atmosphere and overall vibe of the entire apartment building and if each tenant is considerate of one another’s privacy.