Apartment Move in Tips from a Property Management Pro
Posted September 11th, 2015 by Rachael Fischer
Whether you’re a parent sending your child off to college or someone moving into their first apartment, moving can be a daunting task; from the apartment hunt to the move. But just because you’ve unpacked the last of the boxes doesn’t mean it’s over, there are still some things to remember and apartment move in tips to take to heart.
It’s important to know that a loved one is safe and settled in their new surroundings, even if they’re just down the street, so we spoke with a Boston property manager and compiled some apartment move in tips.
- Lock your doors and windows especially those that are easily accessible to unwanted intruders. Windows on the first floor or basement levels should always be locked.
- Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from outside your apartment.
- Know your neighbors and keep an eye out for them and their property. Don’t let strangers inside the building, this goes for when you are entering/exiting and when people buzz you via the intercom.
- Packages are typically left in the foyer and subject to being open or stolen, if it’s something important send it requiring a signature.
- Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
- Poor housekeeping leads to unsanitary conditions, contributing to pest problems. Some new residents have little or no furniture, and thus are inclined to pick up infested items off the street or buying secondhand, bringing in new pests. Should you suspect you have a pest infestation it is important to report it to management right away to prevent the spread if bugs or vermin.
A new city comes with new places to explore and new practices to put into place, so help your loved ones transition safely and informed with our move in tips!
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