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Moving From An Apartment To A House? Make Sure You’re Prepared!

Buying your first home can be an exciting process, but many people may realize they were not as quite prepared for homeownership as they had previously thought. There are a number of things to take into account when moving out of your apartment into a home. You should consider these guidelines as you move forward with this process.

Set Money Aside

lovely home at sunsetOne thing that many new homeowners are unprepared for is the countless expenses that come with owning a property. When renting an apartment, addressing a water leak, damaged appliance, or something similar is as easy as calling your landlord. In a house, it’s your responsibility to take care of all of those things. If your dryer breaks down, you have to address the repair or get a new one.

Invest In Yearly Inspections

Fireplaces, furnaces, HVAC systems, and the like all need regular maintenance to stay in the best shape possible. Spotting any damages or buildup ahead of time is always the best option, and it could save you from even bigger issues down the line. All in all, getting these regular care is the smartest and most cost-effective option. You also won’t have to stress about things breaking down at inconvenient times.

Get To Know Your Home – And The Neighborhood!

Knowing where things like your electrical box, main water valve, and water heater are can save you a lot of stress down the line. If a fuse blows, you won’t have to feel around in the dark until you find the breakers. If you’re experiencing a water leak, there’s no time to waste looking for the shut-off valve.

But don’t just get to know your property… get to know your neighbors, as well! Get their contact info and try to make some friends. Whether you’re going out of town and need someone to look after the house, need them to grab a package that was dropped off, or something else, having someone nearby to rely on can be a big help.

Consider Getting Projects Done Early

If you know you want new floors or different paint on the walls, getting this work done before moving everything in will make things easier in the long run. Why move all of your furniture in only to move it all out again for a project? Think of everything you want to accomplish and try to get as much done as you can before moving day arrives.

Ready To Start Your Move? Rely On Us!

Got your checklist all taken care of? Then, it’s time to start packing things up! Here at The Mobile Attic, we offer month-by-month renting options, so you can invest in a moving container without stressing about strict deadlines or late fees. We also offer a variety of sizes, so you won’t be paying for a bunch of extra space when moving things out of your apartment.

We pride ourselves on being flexible, affordable, and upfront, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any and all of your moving or storage-related needs. We’re here to help!

What Fits In My Storage/Dumpster Container?

When you work with The Mobile Attic for your storage and dumpster needs, you will realize we have various size options to choose from. This is to ensure the utmost convenience for our customers but figuring out which units best suits your needs isn’t always an easy task. Many people find themselves overestimating how much room they need, which causes them to pay for space they don’t even use. While some people experience the opposite problem and find themselves struggling to fit everything in.

Because of this, we’ve come up with some guidelines for you. Ensure your new move, project, event, or renovation goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible with our tips before committing to your next rental.

Storage Unit Guidelines

colorful containers The three sizes of storage containers we carry are 8’x12’, 8’x16’, and 8’x20’. If you are moving out of a small space, then the smallest option is adequate. They usually hold around 2 bedrooms and 1 living room worth of things – the typical size of your average apartment.

If your space is around the size of 3 bedrooms, then you’ll want to move to the next size up. An 8’x16’ unit is ideal for those with bigger furniture items, big electronics, pianos, and such. Finally, our biggest unit is reserved for the big awkward items that won’t easily squeeze into a smaller sized container. If you have more than a few big objects to move, this would be your best option.

Keep in mind that our 8’x20’ containers cannot be moved when packed to their fullest. They can easily hold around 5 rooms full of items, including big appliances, couches, and beds, but they are only meant for storage in these instances.

Dumpster Rental Guidelines

Dumpster rentals come in two different sizes: 10-yard and 20-yard. The 10-yard option is more appropriate for smaller remodeling jobs and minor cleaning jobs (such as clearing out a shed, garage, attic, yard, or something similar), dirt removal, and other do-it-yourself tasks. Keep in mind that the unit will need to be placed on your property. If you don’t have a lot of room outside your home, then a 10-yard dumpster might be more ideal.

Still not sure what you need? Think of it in terms of pick-up truck loads. A 10-yard dumpster will hold around 3 truckloads worth of debris, while a 20-yard unit will hold twice as much. If you are cleaning out multiple rooms of your home, or if your construction project is bigger than your average bathroom or bedroom renovation, then a 20-yard dumpster is a more appropriate choice for you.

We Are Flexible, Affordable & Ready To Meet Your Needs

It’s not always easy to find a company you can rely on time and time again, so when you find a team you can put all of your trust in, then you better stick with them! That’s why so many homeowners throughout Nashville and its surrounding areas continue to turn to us for all of their storage and dumpster needs.

We guarantee you won’t find better prices, better service, or better products anywhere else. Call today, and let’s get started!