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Tips For Moving Into A Studio Apartment

Published by Chris Townsend

Tips For Moving Into A Studio Apartment

Just like any other living space, a studio apartment offers advantages as well as challenges when moving. While some of the drawbacks may be obvious, such as a smaller place to live, many of the advantages may not be realized until after you move in. Some of these include lower bills, living without roommates, cheaper rent, and in most cases, a fairly good location and neighborhood to live in. If you plan on moving into a studio apartment in the near future, consider these following tips to help you get situated and enjoy your new living quarters.

Explore Your Options

If you live in a medium to large city, you’ll likely have plenty of options when looking for a studio apartment. Just like any other time you’re looking for a new place to live, take your time to find the right fit for your life and living requirements. Prices and locations vary just as much with studio apartments as they do with full size apartments and homes. Make sure you pay attention to location when looking too as it’s often one of the biggest benefits of having a studio apartment, outside of the financial savings. Living in a smaller space may provide you with an opportunity to live a nicer part of town or downtown area that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Also make sure that whatever furniture you plan to bring with you will fit comfortable in the studio. It might be a good idea to bring along furniture measurements when you’re viewing potential studio apartments.

Maximize Space

Space is at a premium in a smaller apartment or studio, which means you need to be very conscious of how to make use of it to enjoy the lifestyle and comfort you’re hoping for. Furniture that folds away is a great way to make full use of the space, particularly if you have a dining room table that can be collapsed to take up less space. Higher ceilings offer more room for shelves and storage and you can even find some creative ways to make use of the extra space by storing and stacking things vertically. Things like a trunk or ottoman can also double as furniture and storage, which can make the studio feel more like a living space and less like a storage unit.

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Figure Out What You Need

It goes without saying that you’ll only want to bring what you need and can fit in your apartment. This may mean you need to downsize in some instances. Take careful stock of your belongings and furniture and try to eliminate anything that takes up too much room or things that you no longer use. It can be helpful to make a list of what you need, starting with the most essential items like a couch, table, or bed. From there, you can move on to smaller items when assessing what stays and what goes. As we mentioned above, taking measurements can be helpful for when you’re viewing an apartment to make sure everything fits as planned.

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Consider A Storage Unit

If you do find yourself in a position where you have more stuff than you can take with you, but you don’t want to get rid of, you may want to look into a storage unit. While it is an ongoing monthly cost, storage is generally pretty cheap and can be found relatively easily. If you have questions regarding how to go about finding a storage unit, take a look at our post about how to choose a storage unit.

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Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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