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Tips for Moving into an Apartment in the City


A woman on a balcony after moving into an apartment in the cityThere’s something exciting about living in a big city. But, the actual move into the city tends to less thrilling. If you are planning on moving to an apartment in a busy city, like Atlanta, GA, try out these moving tips!

Moving into an Apartment Checklist

Get Rid of Unnecessary Items

The cost of living in a city is generally higher than living outside of the city. It is important to understand that you might not be able to afford the same size of apartment that you once had. Before moving into your new apartment, spend time sorting through your belongings to determine what you should bring to your new home. Be prepared to part with the items that will no longer fit in your home.

Look into the Your Moving Route and the Surrounding Areas

The last thing you want is to make a wrong turn and end up having to maneuver a large moving truck through narrow streets. Before your move in day, know what obstacles you may face on the commute to your new apartment. If the road is too narrow or there is a large hill, movers may charge you extra or refuse to make the move for fear of damage.

Know the Parking Rules

Parking in the city is no easy task. It is important to know parking rules as early as your move in day. The last thing you want is for you or one of your movers to get a ticket or towed while trying to move you into your new home. When you live in the city, it is a good idea to always have cash and change for parking.

Talk to Your Landlord

Before your move in day, ask the landlord if there is any recommended time of day for moving. If you live in an incredibly busy part of the city, it may be smart to move in the middle of the day so you won’t hit rush hour.

Have a Layout in Mind

Take advantage of the move-in help while you have it. Before moving into your apartment, have a general furniture layout in mind.

Know What Equipment You Will Need

If you have a lot of large items to move, rent a dolly to help with getting the items from the truck to your apartment. If you hired movers, give them a heads up of any other equipment you may need.

Storage World has Apartment Storage Options

If you are moving to an apartment in the city, consider using a storage unit to store some of your seasonal or hard-to-part-with items. If in the future you decide city living isn’t for you, your items will be waiting for you in your storage unit. Storage World has storage facilities in Decatur, GA and Panthersville, GA, close to Atlanta, GA. We have storage units ranging in a variety of sizes, including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!


Staging a House: 5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home


A living room area of a home staged for an open houseWhen done properly, home staging can help your home sell faster. Home staging involves arranging a home in a certain way to make it appealing to more buyers. Home staging can be a lot of work, but when you do it right, your hard work will pay off.

The Home Staging Tips You Should Follow

  1. Declutter Your Home: No matter how much work you put into staging your home, it won’t appeal to potential buyers if it is too cluttered. Taking the time to declutter your home will go a long way to make it look neater and more organized. When staging your home, you have to remind yourself that when someone moves to a new house, they are looking for a new start. If their new start looks like it’s going to be just as cluttered and disorganized as their last home, they will not be interested.
  2. Space Your Furniture Strategically Around the Room: While many people think that pushing the furniture up against the wall creates a more open layout, this isn’t always the best option. Your goal with home staging is to create a room and home that someone could see themselves living in. Put your furniture into groups so when a potential buyer enters the home they will clearly know where conversation will be held. Moving the furniture away from the walls also helps to create a clear flow of traffic throughout the room.
  3. Don’t be Afraid to Change Your Home: A color, design or decoration that worked for you may not work for the average home buyer. While it can be painful to change up your home, doing so can make it more attractive to potential buyers. When deciding what to change in a room, try to view it from the perspective of a potential buyer.
  4. Use Proper Lighting: Many homes do not have enough lighting in them. A proper amount of lighting creates a warm, welcome and happy environment. For best results, use both overhead and table or wall lighting.
  5. Finish Up all Unfinished Projects: As a homeowner, it’s easy to start a project that quickly falls off your priorities list. Has your bathroom been only half-renovated for the last three months? Take the time to finish it. Before staging a home, wrap up any unfinished projects. Any potential buyer will only see these projects as something they’ll have to invest in and complete later. Additionally, the potential buyer may also see it is an opportunity to negotiate for a lower price on your home.

Storage World is Your Home Staging Storage Solution

Decluttering a home with the intent of staging it is no easy task. Typical storage locations like closets, the basement and the garage are not good storage locations because the customer will be touring these areas. Instead, consider renting a storage unit to help with decluttering. A storage unit is a smart storage solution for decluttering your home because not only does it let you store your items out of sight of the potential buyers, it also lets you start moving items out of your house early. This can save you valuable time when you move out of your house.

Storage World has local storage units throughout Jonesboro, Stockbridge and Decatur, GA ready to meet your storage needs! We offer various self storage specials, making a storage unit rental with Storage World the clear choice! Are you interested in learning more about a self storage unit rental? Contact one of our storage facilities today!


Make Your Move Easy by Using this Moving Day Checklist


A young couple moves boxes into their new home after completing a moving day checklistMoving is stressful, there’s no denying it. Packing, determining the moving timeline, hiring movers, finding new stores and pharmacies… it seems like the work is never done. The day of your move doesn’t have to be stressful though, if you’re prepared. Create a moving day checklist to stay organized the day of your move!

Top Moving Day Tips to Help the Day Run Smoothly

  1. Dress Accordingly: The day of the move is going to be an exhausting and strenuous day. Wearing the right clothing will help you be more comfortable. Make sure to wear clothes you can easily move in and comfortable shoes, even if you hired movers. You may still end up moving smaller boxes, and the last thing you want is to slow down the moving process, or get injured, due to your attire.
  2. Eat a Good Breakfast: Along with dressing accordingly comes eating a nutritious breakfast. It will be impossible to deal with the stress of moving day if you are hungry, and you don’t want to feel nauseous or weak while you’re trying to move. Take the time to have a proper breakfast to help you maintain your strength throughout the day.
  3.  Make a Moving Day To-Do List: More likely than not, little things will come up that you need to remember to do. On a day as stressful and busy as moving day, it would be easy to forget to do something. Making a list of things that need to be done the day of your move will keep you organized and mitigate stress.
  4. Pack a First Night Bag: After a long day of moving, you will not want to dig through your boxes in search of items you need before bed. Pack a bag for your first night at your home filled with any important items you will need. This box should include things like toiletries, medicine, a shower curtain and towels, clothes and chargers.
  5. Enlist Help: Don’t underestimate the amount of help you will need. Consider having a moving party and offering to provide the pizza if your friends help you move. If you have a lot of heavy items, save those for the movers and concentrate on moving light and delicate items yourself.

Get a Head Start with Self Storage

If you have items that you want at your new home but are not using at your current house, consider storing them in a storage unit. A storage unit is a smart way to get a head start on packing for your move, while giving yourself more self to pack boxes. Seasonal decorations, clothes and other items can easily be stored in a storage unit and not missed for a few months. Storage World has various sized storage units available, perfect for storing a few miscellaneous items all the way up to the contents of multiple rooms. Contact us with any questions or to set up a tour!


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