What should I do on move-in day?

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So you finally picked which of the Orlando apartments you are going to call your new home, and now you looking forward to getting to move in. Those of us who have been through a move-in day before know more or less what to expect. For those who haven't gone through this essential apartment experience or are looking for tips to make things go a bit easier, you came to the right place. Let's look at some ways you can make your next move-in day the best one yet.

Now since you are moving into one of the apartments in Orlando, you will be subject to the crazy weather Floridians have become accustomed too. If you are a resident if this state already, then you know what I am talking about, but for those of you who don't, let me clue you in.

Florida tends to have rapidly changing weather; particularly during the summer, which is when most Orlando apartments gain new residents. If you are one of these summer move-ins, I would highly suggest getting started early in the morning. Almost every day of summer in Florida starts with sunny skies until the midafternoon, when the rain comes in hard. No one likes to move things in the rain, so heed my advice and make sure to check up on weather reports often.

If you are moving in during the winter, the weather should be less of a problem. Rain is more predictable, so you should be able to avoid it by keep tabs on the weather reports. You may run into a cold front though, so make sure that you wear the right clothes for the right temperature. Florida can become surprisingly cold.

Moving on, let's talk a bit about the parking situation on move-in day. Parking and any parking restraints will vary heavily based off of which of the Orlando apartments you are moving into. Some are more lenient, allowing you to park right near your door, while others may have certain zones for residents moving in. Make sure to contact the office of whatever apartment complex you are moving into so that you know what to expect on move-in day. You don't want to start your first day with a ticket.

Now let's talk a little bit about vehicles, which can heavily impact how easy a move-in day goes. If you are moving a lot of large furniture, and you can't fit it into your car without disassembling it, you may want to consider renting. Companies like U-Haul are all over the place, and allow people to rent trailers, moving trucks, and more. It isn't very expensive, and will save you a lot of time putting your new home together.

The final piece of advice I can give you in regards to moving into Orlando apartments is to make sure that you check your unit before you move anything in. Most apartment complexes will ask you to look for any damage in your apartment that may have been left by previous residents. It allows the apartment complex to keep a proper record, so that the right people are charged instead of you. I recommend doing this before you move anything in, as it is much easier to see any marking or damage without the clutter of all your stuff.

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