14 Things To Do Before Moving In Or Out

Changing apartments can be exhilarating, intimidating, a design challenge, a shopping trip and many other things. If you're switching up spaces, Apartment Therapy has a two-part, seven-points-each checklist you should read a good deal before the end of the month.

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A parent who's great at nagging will cover many of these bases for a younger mover, but Apartment Therapy's checklists have some good, time-tested advice on moving in and out. Here's one tip each from the "out" and "in" lists:

Clean out the oven and fridge: We always like to leave the apartment how we found it (which means cleaning the oven and the fridge). Schedule these tasks at least a month to two weeks before you move since they can be time consuming. You can line the oven with tinfoil to protect it from future spills.

Consider your outlets: Once you have those heavy pieces of furniture in place it won't be as easy to move them to put in a multi-plug plug.

What's the first thing you do when you know you're moving out, or when you arrive at your new place and the movers (or friends and/or parents) have left? Tell us your tales of experience in the comments.

Renters: 7 Things to Do Before Moving Out

7 Things To Do Before You Move Out [Apartment Therapy]


    Perhaps "7 Things To Do Before You Move Out [Apartment Therapy]" should read In not Out?

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    From my personal experience, the first thing that I do after the removalists have left would be to look for a clean change of clothes. Hence, I often have an essentials-box that contain all the necessities I would require on the day of the move itself. They include a pair of pajamas for the night, toothbrush and paste, socks and so on. Every member of the family has their own box including our pets (food bowl etc).

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