What to do the First 24 Hours in Your New Apartment


The first 24 hours in your new apartment are important. Not only is this your first impression of your home, but it will set the tone for the rest of the time you spend there. Make the most of your first day in your new home so that you can enjoy the rest of your time there!

Do a Onceover

It is always a good idea to do a quick onceover before your begin bringing your furniture inside. Give hard to reach places an extra wipe if needed, so that you will not have to deal with the hassle of reaching over furniture once you have everything organized.

Start with Your Furniture

Consider bringing all of your furniture into your apartment, and assembling them in the rooms you need them in before you bring in all of your boxes and accessories. This will help keep you organized, plus you’ll have more space to assemble furniture! If you do not have time to build all of your core furniture pieces, place them against a wall in their corresponding rooms so that they are out of the way. Try to at least build the beds so that you have a nice place to sleep at the end of your first day!

Organize Your Boxes + Keep Track of Your Essentials

Like your furniture, place all boxes in the rooms where they will need to be unpacked, so that you stay organized and know where everything is going. This will also help you tackle one room at a time, instead of sorting through boxes all in one room later on. Make sure you know where your essentials are so that you can have them on hand during the first few days of unpacking. These items may include toiletries, coffee, first aid supplies and more! Consider using our “Open me First” checklist to help you know what to pack, and what you should open first.


Get to Know Your Neighbours

Take a walk down the hall, chat with fellow residents in the lobby, take your pup to the dog run if your property has one, and try introducing yourself to your new community.


Tackle One Room at a Time

If you still have time during the day, try to finish unpacking at least one room. Whether you get everything out of boxes for the kitchen or finish organizing the living room, tackle one room at time to keep moving at a steady and organized pace.

This article was written by our friends at CLV Group, click here to read more of their blogs!

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Rich Elliott

The author Rich Elliott

Rich is the Marketing Director at RentMoola, he enjoys rugby, food, and his pet Corgi Prince.

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