From College to the Real World
Moving on from college life to your first job and apartment is a big transition loaded with tough decisions to make. Use our tips to help make this transition smoother and guide you along the way!
Decide What You’re Taking With You
Between your belongings in your dorm room and childhood bedroom, decide what you’ll be taking with you and what will stay behind. Be sure you have a list or mental note of which items are coming with you so you can be aware of space and which items you’ll need to purchase.
Looking for an Apartment
If you haven’t already found an apartment, it is best to start looking three months before you plan on moving in. Maintain an understanding of your priorities for your new apartment whether they are location, laundry options, size, or another feature. If you’ll be living with roommates, be sure to communicate these preferences so everyone is on the same page.
Shopping for Your First Apartment
Shopping for your first apartment can be overwhelming, especially if you need a lot of items but the key to doing this effectively is to be prepared and plan ahead. Hold off on shopping until you know where you’ll be living so you can properly plan with the space you have. Always purchase your most important furniture items first, such as a mattress and bed frame, so you are able to plan the rest of your bedroom around these items.
Hire the Right Moving Company
Choosing the right moving company can ease a lot of the difficulty of the moving process. Do your research, looking into the various options in your area and reading their online reviews. You can also contact each prospective moving company you’re considering and request a free estimate on your job. MacDonald Moving in Bridgewater MA offers a range of services including helping you move into your first apartment. With decades of experience, we’ve helped countless recent college graduates move into the next chapter of their lives but don’t just take our word for it, check out our testimonial section to see what we’re talking about!