Moving into a new apartment is an amazing experience, and it is one that should be exciting and happy. It can also be a little nerve-racking if it is your first time moving into your own place. What if you have too much stuff? What if you don’t bring something that you really need? Luckily, moving into an apartment is not the same as moving to a deserted island, and most things that you really need but don’t have you can get eventually. It is nice to know that you’ve got the basics covered before you turn the key in the lock that first time, however. Here’s a list of several important things you may not have thought of (things beyond the obvious clothes, furniture, linens, etc.) that should bring with you to your new apartment.
As a renter, there will likely not be very many things that you need to fix or DIY yourself, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t handy to have a toolbox, especially on move-in day. If you’re going to be assembling (or re-assembling) furniture, you will likely need a variety of tools, from screwdrivers to wrenches. Your toolbox should also include a tape measure (measure twice and only have to try to fit that sofa through the door once), a flashlight, extra batteries, and a level.
A Fire Extinguisher in Your New Apartment
Your apartment might come with a fire extinguisher, but just in case it doesn’t, it is always wise to bring one with you. Clearly, in the event of a fire, it would be handy to have, but it is also an important tool to have on hand for general peace of mind. Depending on the size of your apartment, you should probably have more than one (at minimum, you should have one in the kitchen), and you also need to make sure you understand how to use them and that they are not out of date.
Photos Of Loved Ones in Your New Apartment
Having the faces of people you love in your new space can make it feel more homey and comfortable. If you’re moving in with a roommate, these photos can help you to feel like you’ve carved out your own space a little bit by adding your important faces to theirs.
Something That Smells Good
Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, so bring something with you that smells like happiness for you. Perhaps it is an air freshener that smells like the one at your old home, or a candle that smells like summertime at the beach. Having something nearby that elicits happy feelings can help get over the emotional hump after move-in is over (if there is one).
Finally, get yourself something fun to celebrate this new stage in your life. Fun doesn’t have to mean impractical – in fact, “fun” varies from person to person. Whether it is a new piece of art, a mug or tool for making coffee, or something else, if it is “fun” for you, it will be a good way to celebrate.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!