Follow these tips to make your move into low-income senior apartments a breeze.
Have you decided you’d like to move into a senior living community in Milwaukee, WI? Congratulations on making the next step to living a relaxing, carefree lifestyle! The thought of packing all of your belongings and moving into a new community may seem intimidating at first, but taking things one step at a time can help make your move less stressful and more exciting.
Consider these five tips for your move from a house into low-income senior apartments in Milwaukee, WI:
Visit Before the Move-In
A crucial step to making your move successful is to become familiar with your new home. Schedule an appointment to visit Granville Heights Senior Apartments so you can see firsthand what your new community and our low-income senior apartments for rent are like.
During your tour, make a note of floor plans, storage space, and amenities. Doing this will help you start planning what you can bring and what you may want to sell, donate, or give away if you need to downsize to move into an apartment. Granville Heights Senior Apartments offers the following amenities:
- A fitness center, so you don’t have to bring personal exercise equipment
- Access to discounted cable and internet services for your computer and TV
- A hair salon onsite, so you don’t have to go far for hair appointments
- Storage in your apartment, with additional storage available
- 24-hour emergency maintenance that is available on call
Granville Heights is also cat-friendly, so be sure to pack all of your furry friend’s toys and treats!
Make a List and Plan
After you’ve visited Granville Heights, begin planning. First, make a general list of what you’ll need to bring to your new apartment (furniture, cookware, etc.), and what items you know for sure you want to keep. This helps to keep you organized and highlights what’s most important.
When you nail down the date you will be moving, make a plan for the months leading up to the move-in, including:
- When you will start packing and downsizing, if necessary
- Dates for events such as securing a moving truck
- Who will be involved – friends and family can help you move or pack, so plan the days that those people are available
Declutter and Downsize
As you prepare to move into our low-income senior apartments, you may have to downsize if you’re coming from a larger house.
You have several options for decluttering: donate your items, sell them online or in a garage sale, or give them to a friend or family member.
Next, clear out your closets and pantry. Donate old clothing to a thrift store, and bring non-perishable items to a food pantry. You can also recycle some things, but make sure you dispose of items such as old electronics properly.
Prepare for Moving Day
Anything that you aren’t selling, donating, or giving away will need to be packed to move into your new apartment. Start small by committing half an hour or so each day to sorting and packing. Keep in mind that it will take some time for you to be prepared for your move, and that’s perfectly fine!
There are a few other vital steps to making sure you’re prepared for move-in day, including:
- Transferring your prescriptions – doing this in advance helps ensure you’ll have access to your medication when you need it.
- Keep essential documents in a single place, such as a safe or secured folder – make sure this stays with you the entire move in case you need something.
- Pack a day-of bag – include your medication, a change of clothes, your phone charger, and other essentials, so you have everything right at hand when you arrive at your new apartment. This way, you don’t have to go digging through boxes to find your pajamas or toiletries that night after you’re all moved in.
Focus on the Positives
Downsizing to an apartment is a significant life change. However, it comes with many positives — you don’t have to worry about maintenance at Granville Heights Senior Apartments or yard work. A smaller space is much more manageable. And, you’ll meet a fantastic community of neighbors at a similar stage of life as you, who are always ready for coffee on the patio or a potluck in the community kitchen.
If you have any questions about our low-income senior apartments for rent in Milwaukee, WI, contact us today. We’re happy to help you schedule a tour of Granville Heights Senior Apartments, show you floor plans, or talk more about onsite amenities.
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