By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert
It’s no wonder why many apartment leases expire and begin in June. Many people choose this time of year to move because it coincides with the end of school or upcoming summer plans. Plus, apartment renters who move in June stand to benefit from more hours of daylight and a greater chance of pleasant weather.
If you’re one of the many renters who will begin a lease in a new apartment this month, you no doubt want your move to go as smoothly as possible. Too often, however, unexpected issues arise that add stress or lead to major problems on moving day.
Here are two ways you can anticipate common moving day issues to enjoy a smooth move:
1. Don’t be too quick to accept moving help. Keep in mind that people who help you with your move gain easy access to your personal belongings, including your valuables and important documents. So, only accept someone’s help if you’re confident that you can trust the person. Read more about why this simple tip is so important.
2. Ask logistical questions to avoid unpleasant surprises. One of the most important ways you can prepare for your move is by getting answers to questions about your new building. If you don’t have all the information you need, you may have to reschedule your move at the last minute or face some other inconvenience that will only add to your stress. For example, do you know where your moving truck can park? Are you required to use a certain entrance or elevator for moving? Here are more key logistical questions you should ask your landlord, manager, or super to help keep the stress out of moving day.