You did it! You finally did it!
You’re moving out of your Los Angeles apartment and into your very own house! This is a huge milestone in your life and the feelings you’re experiencing are probably similar to that of a whirlwind.
We know moving can be hectic and things can be forgotten, but when you upgrade from an apartment to a house — there are things you’ll forget that you didn’t even realize you needed.
But don’t you worry. We’ve got your back!
1) More Space, More Lights
Unless you’re living a lavish lifestyle in a penthouse apartment, chances are your new home is going to be bigger than your apartment. With all of this newfound space, there’s going to be a need for more light to illuminate that space.
Sure, newer homes might have a ceiling filled with recessed lighting (fingers crossed that’s what you have), but there are a TON of homes that don’t have enough lighting built directly into the home. This lack of lighting can make tasks difficult to complete during the evening and nighttime.
With that being said, you’re going to want to add some more lighting yourself. This can be in the form of adding a few simple table and floor lamps OR investing in additional lighting in the ceiling (fixtures or recessed bulbs).
2) Tools For Fixing What Your Landlord Used To
Remember the good ol’ days of calling your landlord to fix the sink, doorbell, thermostat, etc.?
Those days are long behind you since you are now the King (or Queen) of your palace! This means you’re going to have to brush up on your handyman skills. In order to do that, you’re going to need a set of tools.
Invest in a set of tools equipped with different types of screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, drills, hammers, levelers, measuring tape, etc. These tools will allow you to fix things around the house as they break — unless you have the money to call a repairman every time something breaks…
(Remember, Google is your best friend to help you fix things along the way!)
3) New Alarms For Your Safety
In your old apartment, your landlord was required by law to have the appropriate smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed and inspected.
In your new home, this is YOUR job now. Many homes will have these alarms already installed, but they can either be too old or the previous owner took their carbon monoxide detector with them (smoke detectors are usually built into the ceiling or wall).
Inspect your current detectors, replace any that are too old or defective, change the batteries of ones that are still good, and purchase additional units for other rooms in the house.
You should also look to invest in a security system to protect your family and home from possible burglars and intruders.
Upgrading from a Los Angeles apartment to your very own house is a major accomplishment — so be proud of yourself.
We’re here to provide you with information to make your move as seamless as possible, and of course, we’re always here for when you need people to help you move!
We’re one small phone call away from bringing our truck over with the best movers you can imagine!