Apartment Moving Checklist: What to Do After You Move
The hard part is over! You’ve made the decision to downsize and have already started the process of moving to your new space. So, what’s next? While the biggest decisions are behind you, you still have some work to do.
Having an apartment moving checklist before you move is valuable to keep things organized, but what you might not realize is having a separate apartment moving checklist for after you move is just as important. Luckily, we’ve got you covered!
Apartment Moving Checklist for Your New Space
If you’ve lived in your home for the vast majority of your adult life, you might not remember everything you need to consider when you move into your new apartment. A checklist can keep you organized and help you start enjoying your new space right away.
Below is our list of top priorities to help you start enjoying your newfound freedom right away.
- Get your utilities up and running – If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to arrange to have all necessary utilities moved over to your name. If you move into an Upside apartment, an Upside Manager will coordinate all of this for you so that everything goes into one easy monthly bill.
- Unpack the essentials first – Packing up your entire life into boxes can be a struggle. Luckily, you don’t have to be in as much of a rush to unpack them. Make sure you unpack the things you need to live functionally in your new space. Unpack your kitchen, bedroom, and office spaces first. From there, you can tackle items box by box at a pace that works for you. After all, you should start enjoying your new life immediately.
- Update your address – Whether your family and friends helped you move or not, sending an email update with your new address is always helpful. Also, contact the U.S. Post Office to update your address online or in person at your nearest branch. You may also need to contact other government agencies, including the Social Security Office, Veterans Affairs Office or the IRS.
- Get a new license – While you don’t have to be in a major hurry to change your license, if you’re moving to a new state, like the sunny beaches of Florida, you might be excited to make it your new home. Research ahead of time to find out what proof of residency you will need to provide when updating your driver’s license or ID card.
- Transfer medical records – While you might be in excellent health, it never hurts to be prepared. Getting copies of your medical records will ensure you’re prepared if and when the time comes that you need to select a new primary care provider.
And, of course, the most important thing to do when you move to your new maintenance-free retirement apartment is to start having fun and exploring your new surroundings. This part is easy when you choose Upside because our Upside Managers will help you make the most of each and every day by helping you build a life that you love on your terms.
Upside is proud to take everything you thought you knew about senior living and turn it on its head. Since our inception, we’ve provided active older adults with dynamic living options that offer maintenance-free, active lifestyles in intergenerational communities. We offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom units that let retirees downsize to their comfort level while staying front and center for all the hustle and bustle of city life.
Learn more about our unique approach to senior living and start living the retirement life you’ve only dreamed of having. Contact us today to speak with a Home Advisor.