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The very first thing you should do when moving to an Orlando apartment is set up a budget for yourself. How much can you afford to spend in the move to an Orlando apartment? Whether you're coming from out of state or just switching cities in Florida, moving to a new apartment can be expensive. There are a few different scenarios to consider: If you're planning to sell all your belongings before making the move to an Orlando apartment, that extra cash could come in handy. Also, you'll have less boxes to move and can possibly get away with skipping a moving van. If you're moving across the country to your new Orlando apartment, you can box up all of your stuff and drive in a rented U-Haul, or you can pay to have your belongings shipped via the United States Postal Service. Either way, you're going to need to invest in boxes and tape, plus possibly furniture covers and bubble wrap. Let's not forget that you'll have to pay for gas while driving to your Orlando apartment. Depending upon your budget, you could also possibly hire movers to wrap and pack your belongings for you, then deliver them to your new Orlando apartment. This can be a good option if you have a lot of furniture you're worried about moving to your Orlando apartment. If your Orlando apartment isn't as spacious as your previous place, you may need to look into getting some sort of storage space. You're also going to need to purchase cleaning supplies to make sure your previous apartment is in top shape when you move out--that way you'll receive your full security deposit back. If for some reason you don't receive your security deposit back, be prepared to pay for the damages. Also, if you painted your previous apartment, you'll most likely be required to paint it back before moving to your new Orlando apartment. Most Orlando apartments will make you put a security deposit down, and some may even make you pay your last month's rent up front, as well. You'll also want to set aside some money for paint and any new furniture and knick-knacks you'll want to update your Orlando apartment. All in all, moving to an Orlando apartment doesn't have to be costly if you plan well. Make sure to have enough money to cover moving expenses, but also set aside some money in case you run into any snags. You don't want to ruin your first Orlando apartment by not being prepared!