Now that you have just found an apartment in Chicago, you are more than likely anxious to move into your new home. However, there are many things to consider before you move into your potential apartment that should be addressed before you move in. Familiarize yourself with a few important steps on What to Do Before You Move Into an Apartment in Chicago.
- Find Out the Moving Time For Your Building: Some buildings have restricted hours and will not allow you to gain access to certain areas for you to begin moving. It will be extremely disheartening to find out when your moving into your apartment that the elevator is locked down because its closed for the weekend.
- Check the Prior Utility Bills: Checking the prior utility bills is an excellent way to find out an estimate of how much it may cost you to live in a particular apartment. It is recommended you check these bills so that you know what your budget should be in the coming months
- Check Cell Phone Reception in Your Apartment: This is a factor many people forget about before they purchase their apartment and they immediately regret it afterwards. Always check to make sure that your apartment is suitable for cell phone reception, so that you are able to make phone calls and contact your friends and family.
- Always Explore the Community: Exploring the community is a great way of finding out the logistics of the area you are planning to move. Look around your neighborhood and see what kind of people live there, where is the nearest grocery story, who are your neighbors, are their any available amenities, and where are the centers for shopping, transportation and commerce.
- Do a Checklist With the Owner: Doing a checklist with the owner prior to moving is a very important step. This way you can note any previously existing damages in the unit so that you are not responsible during and after the moving process, in case these damages are discovered later on and you receive the blame. Make sure that your checklist and inspection is done with the owner or a member of the building management so that they are aware.
- Check on the Pet Policies: Some buildings have no dog or pet policies that restrict renters and landlords from owning or keeping pets within the premises. Make sure that if you have a pet, you take note of these guidelines before renting the apartment.
We hope that these tips are helpful to you, and that you take them into consideration before you move into your apartment in Chicago. You can view the video below for more information, and if you require moving services you can contact us. At the Professionals Moving Specialists, we hope to meet any of your moving requirements, and provide you with affordable and efficient service.