So, you recently moved into your new apartment to start a new life but have no idea what to do next. Are you wondering what the next step in settling into your new home is? Don’t worry – there are a few essential steps before finalizing the process of moving into your new apartment. Here are 5 things to do after moving into your apartment.

1. Making your Moving Checklist

Your moving checklist should be the highest priority. You’ll want to make sure every box is marked and accounted for during transportation. No matter if it’s in your car or a moving truck, every little piece of personal belongings should make their way into the apartment with no problem. The only way to do this is to ensure everything is packed away nicely and everything ends up inside. Once everything checks out and the conditions are in working order, you can focus on other important matters that needed to be addressed.

2. Setting Up the Utilities

It is easy to be swept up in the idea that once you have your very own apartment, everything will be set up and ready to go. However, moving into an apartment does not guarantee that utilities such as water, gas and electricity will be working right away. In fact, if someone used to live in a room that you rented, there is a chance that the previous owner may have forgotten to cut off service with their providers, leaving you in an awkward position of losing service. It’s important that you get the information from property management on whom to contact for the utilities and set up the new service for your apartment.

3. Changing Your Address

When moving to your new apartment, the last thing you want is your mail being sent to your previous residence. To avoid that situation, the simple fix is changing your address to your current residence. This can be done with the U.S. Postal Service, either online or in person, whichever you prefer. Not only will the process freeze any mail being sent to your previous address, it will also forward your mail to your new address for at least two months before everything is finalized. Make sure any important services that have sensitive documents are notified of your updated living situation before settling down.

4. Rental Insurance

It is important that you protect yourself from any unforeseen events – and having insurance is the best safeguard for those kinds of situations. If you already have renters insurance, make sure that all your information is updated according to your new living situation (address and property type included). If you don’t have renters insurance, consider getting one that can cover events such as theft, natural disasters, water-related damages and much more.

5. Get to Know Your Surroundings

Once you resolved all the most important matters relating to your apartment, you can breathe a little bit before moving on to the biggest step of all: getting to know your community. Don’t be a stranger and introduce yourself to your neighbors. Your neighbors can be your best friends and could prove very helpful in settling into a new place, as well as give a few pointers on what goes on around town. It is also important to get acquainted with any markets, banks, police and fire stations that are close by so you don’t have to travel far.

Ready to Rent to an Apartment?

If you are looking for apartment rentals in New Jersey and have no idea where to settle down, then consider renting an apartment from Woodmont West. Our Mount Arlington, NJ apartment location has a wide variety of luxury amenities and accommodating floor plans for potential residents to choose from. It’s important that you feel at home and we at Woodmont West will do whatever we can do to help your transition to apartment living. If you have any questions, concerns or want more information about what we offer, contact us at (844) 264-4733 and we’ll be glad to assist you.