Combing two Household doesn't have to be difficult.
Combining two households into one TriBridge apartment can be easy and enjoyable for both parties – whether you are new roommates or newlyweds! Organization and priorities are the keys. This Stress-Free Guide to Combining Two Households into One is simple, but will put you on track for success.
- Get organized! Go through each individual apartment and clean up and clear out everything that isn’t needed for the combined household. This should include removing items that have only taken up space but haven’t been used for long periods of time. Box up and secure keepsakes that will be stored, instead of displayed, and seriously consider dumping anything you don’t anticipate using within a month of the new move.
- Prioritize! Combining households means you may have two of some things, and just plain not enough room for others, so you have to decide which items are non-negotiable. If you have two sofas, donate the one you won’t be taking well before your move.
- Yard Sale! Organizing and prioritizing will uncover some unwanted items that can be sold at yard sale.
Did you have to combine two households into one when you moved into your TriBridge apartment? Share your tips with us in the comments!
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Once you’ve signed the lease for your wonderful new TriBridge Residential apartment, the next step is to look for some mover to get you here! To help, we’ve collected a few great moving tips from Real Simple:
Check out these tip to help you find the right movers to help you move into your new TriBridge apartment!
- Get recommendations! Researching potential movers online is great, but sometimes the best thing to do is to ask your friends, family, and coworkers who they’ve used.
- Get it in writing. If a prospective moving company won’t give you a written estimate or sign a contract, then don’t use them. This one is non-negotiable!
- Call the FMCSA’s Safety Violation and Consumer Complaints. This 24-hour a day hotline is a great way to discover problems that other people have had with your prospective companies. Give them a call at 888-368-7238 to help you narrow down your list!
Check out 12 Steps to Hiring a Mover for even more tips on how to make your transition into your new TriBridge Residential apartment as smooth as possible!
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Grab your tape measure and get the dimensions of your furniture and prospective apartment to avoid issues during move in.
Have you ever seen the “homeless sofa”? Every once in a while in an apartment community, you’ll find a frantic posting on the message boards about a sofa that needs to be sold because it won’t fit through the doorway. Sometimes, you even see the abandoned furniture in a stairwell with a note of “please take me”. It’s a terrible feeling to start moving into a brand new apartment that you love only to find out the furniture that you also love can’t fit. To avoid this pitfall, it’s important to get your measurements and dimensions down. Here are a few tips to help you through:
- Measure your large furniture pieces. Do not guess as to their size; get actual concrete measurements. Take these measurements with you as you tour apartments.
- Don’t be afraid of seeming strange when you measure an apartment. While apartment floor plans often showcase the actual measurements for rooms, they don’t show you the measurements for your door frame. Measure the frames to ensure that your furniture will fit through.
- To ensure that your furniture will fit within the floor plan, map it out on paper. Use graph paper or a ruler to sketch out the apartment, then sketch in your apartment.
Taking measurements will help you avoid heartache that sometimes comes with moving into a new space. Find an apartment in one of our TriBridge communities
that fits your needs and your furniture.