Tips on Moving to Monarc
Planning a move to Monarc soon? We’re thrilled to welcome you as a resident to our fantastic luxury apartments in the heart of downtown Miami! As exciting as moving can be, we know the whole process can be a bit stressful. Packing, figuring out what to discard, whether or not to use movers--there’s lots to consider leading up to the big day! To make your move to Monarc as seamless as possible, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks for moving that should help make the whole operation run as smoothly as possible. Read ahead to learn more…we can’t wait to welcome you home!
Pre-Plan Your Move
It can be helpful to plot out details of the move as much as possible before the official day. Depending on the timeline of your move, creating a checklist for important tasks can help keep things on track without overwhelming. Be sure to add details to the list such as finding movers, updating change of address information, scheduling installation of utilities, and securing renter’s insurance. At Monarc, we request that new residents complete and submit a Certificate of Insurance to management if planning to use a moving company.
Schedule Move-In Day Details
Ahead of moving day, be sure to schedule key pickup and lease agreement signing with our leasing office. Please note that key pickup and move-in may occur at different times, so it is a good idea to double check the time/date beforehand. Feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns regarding move-in.
Pack With Ease
Packing can seem a bit daunting at first, but we have some great tips for easing the process! Begin by decluttering your space, assessing what belongings you will toss, keep, sell or donate. Then, let the fun begin! We recommend getting a hold of some high quality moving boxes if possible--they’ll hold up better throughout the move and ensure your things arrive safe and undamaged. If timing permits, it’s a good idea to break packing down into small sessions, starting with one hour chunks at a time and taking breaks as needed. Take care not to overpack boxes, aiming for no more than 50 pounds per box, and to place heavy items in smaller boxes and vice versa. Fill in empty space in boxes with bunched up paper, padding, or bubble wrap to keep items from breaking.
Color Code Your Boxes
When packing, it can be helpful to color code boxes to assist in categorizing what room each box belongs in. Colored masking tape or multi-colored packing labels can get the job done. Then, mark off each room in your new Monarc apartment with colored tape or labels to make it clear where each box belongs. We also suggest labeling each box with its contents and corresponding room to avoid confusion on moving day.
Research & Schedule Movers
Finding help on moving day is essential to making sure all goes well! If hiring movers, you’ll want to be sure to research ahead of time to find the right fit for you. Most moving companies in Miami offer free moving day price estimates, so use the opportunity to compare options. Check out FlatRate Moving, Father & Son Moving, or Pro Movers here in Miami.
Tips for the Big Day
The big day is here and it’s finally time to enjoy all that life at Monarc has to offer! To avoid extra stress on move-in day, try creating a game plan by determining ahead of time which items and boxes should be moved first and which can be loaded into your new home last, directing movers as necessary. It’s a good idea to pack a bag with all essential items necessary for the day of arrival so they’re on hand when needed. Lastly, download our RentCafe resident app for easy online rent payments, and for managing maintenance requests and receiving building notification updates.