Dallas Apartment Moving

Approximately 1.35 million people live in Dallas, a bustling North Texas city that’s home to various housing styles ranging from sprawling mansions to symmetrical craftsman-style homes. Apartments are likewise plentiful in Dallas. You’ll find high-rise condominium buildings in neighborhoods such as the Arts District, Uptown, and Downtown Dallas. Loft-style apartments, popular among young professionals because of their typically open floor plans, are prevalent in trendy areas such as Deep Ellum and Oak Cliff. If you’re planning on relocating to an apartment in Dallas, keep the following considerations in mind to help make your move as smooth and as stress-free as possible.

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When Is the Best Time to Move?

Generally speaking, winter is the cheapest time to rent an apartment in the USA, something to think about when you’re in the initial stages of searching for an apartment. However, if you’ve already signed a lease or purchased your apartment in Dallas, when is the best time to move? The answer can depend on several factors. Summer is the most popular season for moving, particularly for families with children since this means the kids won’t need to have their education disrupted, which would most likely be the case if the move was made in the middle of the school year. Also, moving in summer means your kids are free to help you with the task of settling in, plus they’ll have time to explore and make new friends before school starts.

Many people prefer to move to their new apartment in the spring or late fall. For one thing, the weather is cooler and makes moving a more pleasant experience. Spring temperatures range from a low of 42 to a high of 84 while average fall temperatures hover between 64 and 80, much more agreeable than the summer heat that can go as high as 96. For another thing, moving companies are less busy and usually won’t be charging their peak rates. Some people also wait for cooler weather before moving if they have electronics, computer equipment, plants, and other items that are at higher risk for damage from heat. Weekends and holidays can also be busy; it’s generally advisable to make your move in the middle of the week or the middle of the month.

Know Your Building’s Moving Policies

Before moving out of your old apartment and prior to moving in to your new one, it’s a good idea to learn about your building’s policies. This is particularly important if you plan on hiring a moving company since many apartment complexes have regulations covering professional movers. Most apartment buildings in Dallas, for instance, will ask your mover to present their credentials. It’s also worth remembering that movers may be restricted to using only the back stairwells or certain elevators, or to park their trucks only in designated spots. These and other policies can affect your movers’ ability to work quickly and efficiently. It’s likewise important to check if your apartment building allows moving in or out only at certain times of the day. If this is the case, let your movers know of this and other policies in advance so they can plan accordingly.

DIY vs. Professional Movers

People with a strong network of friends and family who are willing to help and have access to a truck might not need to hire a moving company. However, for many people, the money saved on DIY moving isn’t worth the effort, stress, and time of moving themselves. Renting a truck, filling it with gas, arranging your belongings so they fit in the truck, loading and unloading—these are just some of the challenges you’ll have to wrestle with if you opt for DIY moving.

Hiring a professional moving company, on the other hand, can relieve much of the hassle that comes with moving apartments in Dallas. Highly regarded movers such as Muber Me, for example, offer full moving services that cover more than just the physical transportation of your belongings. In addition to packing your items safely and securely to ensure the minimum risk of damage, they can also perform move-out cleaning so that your old apartment is left the way your lease requires it. 

Are you moving from a 3rd-floor apartment to another 3rd-floor apartment in Dallas? This is a daunting task if you’re a DIY-er, especially if your building doesn’t have an elevator. With professional movers, however, you can relax because they’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. As part of their service, they can also unpack your items from boxes, reassemble furniture that were disassembled prior to moving, and install your appliances in your new apartment.

 


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