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How to Take the Stress Out of Moving to a New Apartment

Moving can often be a stressful time. At Ocotillo, we want our future residents to enjoy a smooth moving process so they can feel at home in our apartments, faster. Check out a few steps to take to avoid stress when moving to your new home.

Update Your Address

It's important to update your address with the local post office to ensure that your mail will be forwarded to your new residence. Avoid the headache of lost mail by visiting the post office in person, or filling out a Change of Address form online to make sure that your bills and other important mail arrive at your new apartment. You'll also want to contact your bank, employer, and the DMV to have the mail delivered to the right address.

Hire Movers

You can make the process of moving considerably easier by having an extra set of hands to help you do the heavy lifting. Hire professional movers that can help you pack up your personal belongings and transport them safely to your new home. Different types of moving equipment and tools will be used to lift heavier items and reduce the risk of an injury and make it easier to move your items up and down any stairs.

Purchase the Right Materials

If you choose not to hire professional movers, you'll need to purchase moving supplies such as moving boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and markers to label everything. Trying to save money? You can pick up unused cardboard boxes from grocery stores to save money and even use clothing that you already own to wrap dishes or fragile items.

Hire a Pet or Baby Sitter

One of the most common challenges that comes with moving is trying to watch a pet or child during all the commotion. Kids can easily run out the front door or get into boxes as you move while pets are prone to escaping when doors and outdoor gates are left open on moving day. Hire someone to watch over their well-being to ensure that you can get more done when relocating to our apartments near Dripping Springs.

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