What should I do when moving in?

Move-in day isn't so far away for residents moving into Jacksonville apartments. It is an exciting but stressful time; no one in particular enjoys the prospect of moving large pieces of furniture, especially if you have to travel up stairs. Some of us would rather hire people to do the moving in for us, but for the rest of us doing it the old fashioned way, there are some things that are worth noting on move-in day.

The first thing you should do on move-in day for Jacksonville apartments is to look at the weather. Nothing ruins a move-in day quite like bad weather, and unless all your furniture is wrapped you most likely will not want your drawers filled with rain water. While weather in Florida can be rather unpredictable at times, it is always worth effort to be prepared. Let's just hope the meteorologists are right for once.

Now, in terms of moving your stuff into Jacksonville apartments, there are some things that you might want to be aware of. If you have a lot of things to move and you don't have a big enough car, you may want to look into renting a U-Haul. At U-Haul, you can rent a moving truck, cargo van, pickup truck, or trailer. Not only will you have more than enough space for large items such as mattresses and dressers, but you won't have to waste time playing Tetris with furniture in your car.

Another thing that you should look into for moving your furniture is the parking. Depending on which of the Jacksonville apartments you are moving into, the parking situation will vary on move-in day. Some complexes are more lenient on allowing you to park, while others may require you to get passes from the office. All apartments are different, so make sure that you look into the specifics of parking on move-in day in order to avoid getting a nasty ticket.

Now that you have all your stuff in your new place, there is still at least one more thing that you should do. Jacksonville apartments, like any other apartment complex, will hold you responsible for any damages that take place in the unit during your stay. In order to avoid any unnecessary charges, you should go around and look for any damage that might have been left by the previous tenant before you set up all of your furniture.

Look for marks on the walls, carpets and doors; also, check out any appliances that come with the unit, such as the refrigerator, for damage. If you are able to find anything wrong with the unit, you should take a picture and take notes. Many apartment complexes give you forms to fill out if you find any damage so that they have it on record, but you should keep your own record as well just in case. When you move out, this action may save you a lot on potential fees.

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