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At Home Bound Moving Co., we understand that moving into your first apartment can be a daunting task. That's why we've partnered with Unpakt to provide you with a comprehensive first apartment checklist, organized by room, to ensure that you have everything you need to make your new home comfortable. From a can opener to a pot and plate, it's easy to overlook the bare necessities, but with our checklist, you'll have a good start to life on your own and won't have to worry about missing anything important. Don't wait until you're missing essentials to realize their importance, check our checklist before moving out.

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Selecting Furniture:

When furnishing your first apartment, there's no need to spend a lot of money on new, expensive furniture. Instead, you can find many of the major items you need from friends and family, or by shopping at garage sales, on Facebook, Big lots, or Ikea. However, be sure to exercise caution when purchasing used furniture, especially beds, to ensure they are clean and free of pests like fleas or bed bugs. These unwanted guests should not be on your list of things to bring into your first apartment.

Boone, NC Biglots Website:

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Charlotte, NC Ikea:

(Home Bound Moving Co. of Boone, NC delivers from Facebook, Marketplace, Ikea of Charlotte and Biglots of Boone, NC and West Jefferson.)


To ensure a smooth move-in process, it is advisable to prepare your new space before you begin the moving process. Some steps you can take to make this happen include fumigating or exterminating the new house, replacing the locks (or adding additional protection depending on the parameters of your lease), cleaning and disinfecting the fridge, attaching power strips to power outlets, taking measurements of each room, setting up utilities in advance and changing your address at the USPS website. This will allow your movers to unload easily and you to settle in comfortably.

Additional action:

  1. Assemble your bed as soon as it arrives so that you can rest easily after a long day of moving.

  2. Document the condition of the property and save copies or send to your landlord.

  3. Put boxes away in their designated rooms.

  4. Introduce yourself to your neighbors as you come across them.

  5. Take a walk around and get to know your new neighborhood."


To make the moving out process as easy as possible, follow these steps:

  1. Start decluttering and getting rid of unwanted items months before your move.

  2. Sell furniture that you don't love or wish to replace.

  3. Make necessary repairs to return your apartment to good condition.

  4. Notify your utilities of your move-out date to prevent accidental charges.

  5. Enlist the help of friends and family to pack everything.

  6. Hire a team of professional movers to make the actual move easier. By following these steps, you can set your home up well the first time around, which will simplify things later. Enjoy your new home and the process of settling in!"

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