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In the event of a disaster or other unforeseen event, having an up-to-date home inventory is key to making an insurance claim. It is this inventory which will help establish the replacement value of your possessions. Your renter’s insurance policy may require a listing and valuation, as well, when you sign up. The list should also bring some peace of mind as a record of the most valuable things you have in your apartment.

What do you need to list?

How do you get a handle on a big inventory list? One approach is to start with large items and move progressively smaller. You might also compile your list room by room.

Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting new chapter in a person’s life. But moving day itself can also be incredibly stressful. As anyone who's moved can tell you, little tips to make the process easier are greatly appreciated.

So, with that in mind, we've provided you with some of the most useful tips and tricks to use next time you move to a new apartment.

9 Apartment Moving Hacks


It's time to pack it in! That's how you might feel by the end of your packing process, but if you plan ahead and know how to tackle your move, it can be much easier than expected. Try these packing tips to make sure you are ready in time for your big day.

Don’t leave off a strategy for packing your moving truck until you’re half-way through the job. For a smooth and safe relocation, arm yourself with these helpful packing tips before you begin to load up the truck. Stage your stuff It makes sense…

how much time it takes to move

Wish you could look into a crystal ball and find out exactly how long your move will take? Constructing a ballpark estimate for your moving timeline may be more doable than you think — no magic tricks necessary! These moving…

downsizing to move

Downsizing is both freeing and stressful. It's never easy to pare down a lifetime of memories, and most of us tend to associate our belongings with events and the people we love. Here are some downsizing tips to help make sure you don't make any mistakes, but pare down enough to happily move to a smaller home or apartment.

best season to rent

If you have the flexibility to make a strategic decision about the time of year to search, choosing the right month could save you a few headaches and even a few dollars. Though the ideal time to rent an apartment varies according to a number of factors, here are a few details to consider.

Moving can be an incredibly stressful time, as you pack, move and unpack your belongings. What makes the whole experience more stressful, however, is being unprepared. Really, moving should be exciting-- after all, you're getting a whole new place just…

Standing in your apartment, you might assume that you’ll need to pack up everything in a truck when moving. You’d be wrong! There are many things items that you should keep with you, or not move, such as some hazardous chemicals. Here are some guidelines on what not to move. [find-an-apartment]