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Where to Shop for Apartment Essentials in Rensselaer

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, March 03, 2020

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If you’ve just moved to the area or this is your first apartment, you’re likely in need of some furniture, décor, and living essentials for your new place. Our large apartments feature a balcony or patio, a breakfast nook, and large walk-in closets, so there is plenty of space to decorate and make yours.

To help the transition to your new home go smoothly, we’ve put together a list of our favorite places to find furniture, décor, and other home goods.

Where to Shop for Your Apartment

Target

625 3rd Avenue Extension

Just 5 minutes from Partridge Hill is Target. Know for their on-trend and affordable furniture and home goods, this is a great place to start if you’re in need of a lot of items. You’ll find everything from towels and shower curtains to furniture like dining chairs and tables. Shop their kitchen department for affordable utensils, pots and pans, small appliances, and more!

HomeGoods

102 Van Rensselaer Avenue

Similar to Target, HomeGoods stocks a variety of furniture, bedding, kitchenware, bath items, and décor. As an off-price retailer, you’ll find name brand items at discount prices, meaning you can furnish your apartment for less! We love heading to HomeGoods to find those finishing touches, like pillows, candles, and artwork.

Habitat ReStore in the Capital District

70 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY

You may have to do some digging, but the Habitat for Humanity store can feature some high-quality furniture at great prices. With a little paint and elbow grease, a lot of the furniture can be transformed into something that fits your style perfectly. Habitat for Humanity has been known to have a great selection of desks, dressers, kitchen tables and chairs, and TV stands.

Pottery Barn

1 Crossgates Mall Rd Ste A205

If you want to purchase an investment piece or two, head to Pottery Barn. The upscale furniture store sells bed & bath items, tableware, lighting, home goods, and furniture. The pieces always feature the latest trends and styles and will make your home feel truly luxurious. You can also purchase custom designed items such as an armchair or couch for furniture that is exactly what you’re looking for.

At Home

161 Washington Ave Ext

Whatever you need for your apartment, you’ll likely find it at At Home. Rugs, pillows, home décor, patio furniture, bedding, kitchen and dining, and so much are all under one roof. The variety of design styles ensures you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at an affordable price. With one of the biggest selections of home goods in the area, you could spend an afternoon picking out the perfect items for your new apartment!

A new apartment is an exciting opportunity to create a space that reflects you and your style. Any of our 1, 2, or 3-bedroom layouts can act as the perfect blank slate to create a home that truly feels like yours. Contact us today to learn more about Partridge Hill or to schedule a tour.

How to Have A Successful Moving Day

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Person holding a moving box

Congratulations on finding your new apartment! A new place is always exciting. It’s a chance to start fresh, decorate a new home, and make new memories. Before any of that happens, though, you have to move. And moving is never fun.

While we can’t make it more enjoyable, we can help make the process a little easier. After reading through our tips for moving you’ll be an expert at packing, moving, and unpacking.

Tips for Moving Apartments

1. Declutter Your Apartment

You’ve likely been in your current apartment for at least a year, possibly way longer! During that time, you’ve inevitably acquired a lot of stuff; some things you can’t live without and others you haven’t touched in a while. If you haven’t used an item in a year or more, let it go. You likely won’t use it ever again.

If you have the time, consider selling your items online using Craigslist or Facebook. The extra money will be useful if you plan on hiring movers. It can also be used towards paying for boxes and packing supplies. If you’re short on time there are many organizations that will accept your donations. 

2. Make A Moving Checklist

A moving checklist will keep you organized and on-track throughout the moving process. It should include everything you need to do before moving out, the day you’re moving, and once you get into your new place. Common things to put on the list include hiring movers, changing your address, returning your keys, forwarding your mail, and setting up utilities at your new apartment.

3. Start Packing As Soon As Possible

Try as you may, you can’t move overnight. Moving requires a lot of preparation, including starting to pack ASAP. Start with seasonal items and then move on to items you only use on occasion. Things like books, clothing, serving dishes, decorations, and (most of) your kid’s toys can all be packed a few weeks before the big move.

4. Learn how to Pack the Right Way

With that said, learn how to pack the right way. This includes knowing what size move you have, organizing your items, and planning a packing order. Having a strategy will make packing seem like a much more manageable task.

Click here to read our tips for organizing and packing for a move..

5. Make a First Night Box

After not going to be able to move and unpack everything in your new place in one day. For that reason, make a first night box so you have the essentials easily accessible. In the box you should include the following:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Any necessary personal care items
  • Clothes for the next day
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Clean linens for your bed
  • A bath towel for each person
  • Pajamas
  • Basic tool kit
  • Disposable utensils and dishware
  • Any necessary chargers
  • Medications

6. Clean Before Moving Out

This seems like extra work, but it will save you money and frustration. If you don’t clean before handing over your keys money will likely be deducted from your security deposit to pay for a professional cleaning service. Remember to clean appliances, the floors, ceiling fans, dust, sweep the balcony, and vacuum out the pantry.

Moving to Partridge Hill

Moving is quite the process, but once you’re in your new apartment at Partridge Hill it will all be worth it! Learn more about our 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments and schedule a tour today. We can’t wait to show you around!

Signs It’s Time for a New Apartment

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, January 07, 2020

plant and mug on a table next to a couch

It’s that time again! You’re due to renew your lease soon and you’re wondering if you want to stay or go. When you first found your apartment, it may have been love at first sight. It was in the perfect location, the rent was the right price, and the layout couldn’t have been better. Now, however, things are different. You can’t put your finger on it, but something is making you consider moving to a new place.

If you’re contemplating moving out, consider these five things to help determine if it’s the right choice.

5 Signs You Need A New Apartment

You Have a Bad Roommate

If you and your roommate don’t get along and they intend to renew, that’s your cue to leave. Even if you and your roommate are still friends, your lifestyles may not be conducive to living together. One of you may be messy while the other prefers things to be a Monica Geller level of clean. Or maybe you like to have people over a lot while they prefer a quiet space to come home to. Either way, it’s time to move on and move out.

Your Apartment is Noisy

Some noise now and again can be expected, but if you find yourself constantly telling your neighbor to keep it down, maybe it’s best to find a more serene apartment. Noise can also come from construction happening outside, traffic, or that roommate we mentioned previously.

If you can’t move to a new apartment for a few months, there are several ways to reduce noise in the meantime. File a noise complaint with your landlord if your neighbors are the source of the problem. If construction or traffic is the problem, white noise may be able to drown out the noise until you find a new apartment to call home.

Lack of Storage

It no surprise that you’re going to acquire some new items throughout your time at your apartment. New shoes, decorations, and small kitchen appliances all take up space. The problem arises when you have no space to store these items. When you’re microwave has a permanent home on your kitchen table or you’re storing shoes in your car, it’s time to reconsider your situation.

There’s Nowhere to Park

Picture this: you’re driving home after a long weekend visiting your parents. You’re tired from the drive and just want to crawl into bed. Except there’s no place to park! You’re now forced to park a quarter-mile from your apartment and you, and your suitcase, have to trudge home. It’s frustrating and something you shouldn’t have to put up with.

When you start searching for your new place look for one with assigned parking, a large parking lot, or one with designated visitor parking so you know there will always be room for you.

There’s a Lack of Security

You deserve to feel safe in your own home, and if you feel anything less than that you should consider moving. If your apartment doesn’t feature a gate, an intercom system, or double locks on unit doors you have reason for concern.

Thankfully, a lot of apartments these days understand the need and want for multiple levels of security. The previously mentioned features are becoming standard which is great for everyone!

Reasons to Move to Partridge Hill

At Partridge Hill we’re focused on providing our residents will highly desirable amenities and features. Our community is spread over 9 peaceful acres and is conveniently located near many of the area’s popular employers and destinations.

 All residents at Partridge Hill have access to the following:

  • Private, covered balconies and patios
  • Security intercom entrance
  • On-site maintenance
  • Additional storage space
  • Ample parking

Get in touch today to schedule a tour and find your new apartment!

How to Make Your Home Guest Ready

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, December 03, 2019


The holidays are here and it’s time to turn on the charm and host your friends and family. While space may be at a premium, there are still ways to make room for overnight guests in your apartment. Hosting a dinner or having friends over for coffee? We have some tips on how to be a good host!

Be Our Guest

Tip No 1. Have Some Serving Essentials

Everything looks better when it’s on a fancy cheese board or platter. Invest in a set of matching wine glasses (drinking wine from tumblers should be reserved for college) and pick up a cheese board and a nice knife. Guests will feel more welcome knowing you put some time and effort into preparing for their visit.

If any of your guests have food allergies, be cognizant of them and prepare accordingly. Not sure of any dietary restrictions? Just ask! No one likes to show up to a party and realize there is nothing for them to eat.

Tip No 2. Create an Instant Guest Room

If your apartment only has one bedroom, or if your second is acting as an office, you can still create a guest room. A pull-out couch will transform your living room into a guest room in just a few seconds. Keep some extra pillows and a set of sheets on hand for a hotel-like experience.

Tip No 3. Decorate Mindfully

While frivolous to some, if you entertain guests frequently you should decorate your space with them in mind. A bar cart is stylish and keeps your liquor, serving ware, and other entertaining necessities all in one place so you always know where they are.

A couple of footstools can act as a coffee table when it’s just you and then as extra seating when you need it. They can also be easily moved aside when it’s time to pull the couch out and go to bed.

Tip No 4. Clean the Bathroom

The least glamorous tip on this list, but also the most useful. A dirty bathroom is unpleasant and could put guests off from visiting you again. Scrub the toilet, wipe down the counters, and clean the mirror. Make sure there are toilet paper and soap in addition to a towel for guests to dry their hands. For an added bonus, light a candle so it smells nice!

Tip No 5. Clean the Kitchen

Equally as important as a clean bathroom is a clean kitchen. The kitchen is often where people gather so you want to ensure the counters are clean, there are no dishes in the sink, and the floors are swept.

Tip No 6. Have Some Games Ready to Play

The majority of people love a good game! Whether it’s a board game or a deck of cards, it’s a good idea to have something available. They can be great icebreakers if a guest brings a friend that is new to the group. They’re also just fun to play once dinner is done and people are having dessert.

Tip No 7. Add Some Final Touches

Lastly, add a few finishing touches so your guests truly feel welcome. Light a candle or turn on your diffuser, make room for coats and shoes, and fluff those pillows. Some good music is also a nice detail to include.

Love to entertain but your current space is too small? We offer one, two, and three-bedroom apartments that will give you the space you need. Explore our floor plans or get in touch today to schedule a tour!

How to Budget As a Couple When Your Significant Other Moves In

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, November 05, 2019

man playing guitar next to woman holding a phone

The day has officially arrived. It’s the day when your significant other moves in and the two of you take the next step in your relationship. While picking out furniture and cooking dinner together is exciting, learning how to budget as a couple isn’t.

Chances are one of you makes more than other, has more debt, or likes to shop more. These are all factors that need to be considered when determining a budget and how the two of you are going to split expenses. At the same time, it’s important to remember that you’re two, unmarried individuals with separate incomes and goals. So how do you budget together while keeping things separate?

Budgeting in a Relationship

Determine Your Goals

Now that you’re living together, you need to discuss both short and long-term goals. Do you want to save for a new couch or TV? Are you hoping to get married and buy a house one day? All these things need to be discussed and planned for so you’re financially ready to take the next step.

You should also take some time to discuss personal financial goals. Does one of you want to pay off student loans or a car within the next five years? Or maybe even start a business! Accomplishing these things will require financial sacrifice in other areas of your life.

Know Each Other’s Financial Status

Just as your partner now gets to see you first thing in the morning, they also get to know about your financial health. Discuss credit score, any debt either of you may have, monthly payments, and salary. When the time comes to apply for a different apartment or buy your first home, you don’t want to be caught off guard by unknown information.

Split Expenses Based on a Percentage

If you were living with a roommate, you would probably split all shared expenses 50/50, regardless of who makes with what. With a significant other the situation is different. You’re building a life with them, not fighting over who bought the toilet paper last.

It is highly unlikely that you both make the same amount of money. Instead, decide on a percentage of income you both feel comfortable contributing. You can also decide who is responsible for what bills. One of you pays the Internet while the other pays the energy bill and you both contribute a percentage to the monthly rent.

One thing that’s not recommended is to combine finances or co-sign a line. If things go south, figuring out how to dissolve the joint account could get messy. Apps like Venmo, Facebook Pay, or writing a good, old fashion check make splitting bills easy.

Consider Your Savings

If you do decide to try joining your expenses, start with a savings account you both contribute to. This money can be used for new furniture, a vacation, or even date nights.

If you do decide to save money together, make sure you also save money in an account that is just for you. Building upon your own accounts and assets is important to achieve personal financial goals or to have if the relationship doesn’t go as planned.

Money Problems are not Relationship Problems

The moment you start to nickel and dime each other is the moment problems begin to arise. There is no reason to fight over who bought hand soap last or whose snack is whose if you’re both contributing your fair share to the important stuff.

If your relationship is built on a solid foundation of trust and communication, there is no reason to count pennies. Discuss money regularly so you can avoid fighting about cash flow and who owes who.

Have an Exit Plan

No one wants to think they’re relationship will end, but it is a possibility. Keep bills and accounts in one person’s name only so they’re easier to transfer if necessary. Ensure you have enough saved to pay for an apartment alone if need be. A breakup falls within the category of financial emergency.

Moving in Together

If you and your significant other are ready to move in together, contact us today! Our apartments are perfect for couples. Close to local restaurants, nightlife, parks and more, you’ll be excited to call Partridge Hill home.

5 Ways to Start Saving Money Now

Partridge Hill - Friday, October 04, 2019

Finance plan to save money

Saving money is always a good idea, but it can be difficult to find a balance between having fun and knowing when to cut back on your spending. Whether it’s for a new car, a new sofa, paying off student loans, or to have an emergency fund, having a plan to save will help you reach your goal faster. With a few easy swaps you’ll be able to save cash without feeling like you’re sacrificing your current lifestyle. You’ll be able to say ‘hello’ to that new car in no time!

Easy Ways to Save Money

Treat Yourself (Less)

When you’re eyeing a new shirt in the store, or even that gourmet pint of ice cream, it’s easy to use the treat-yo-self mentality as a reason to buy it. Everyone deserves to splurge on something for themselves once in a while, but once in a while can easily turn in to once a week. When you treat yourself often those special items or dinners out start to feel less special. Focus on saving and only treat yourself every few months.

Download an App

These days there is an app for everything, including budgeting! Many apps allow you to connect your bank account and credit cards so you can manage your monthly expenses in one place. See how much you’re spending, when bills are due, and set monthly budgets for categories like clothing, fast food, beauty, and entertainment. Seeing how much your spending in plan view will encourage you to cut back.

Make Your Favorite Meals at Home

You know that Chicken Parmesan from your favorite restaurant? The one with the yummy cheese that comes with a side of garlic bread? Learn how to make it at home! Cooking dinner instead of eating out is a simple way to save a lot of money. Dinner out is often two or three times the cost of making the same meal at home! Cooking is also a great activity to do with your spouse, friend, or roommate and you may even discover you have a true talent for it.

Spend Some Nights In

Going out is a lot of fun, but the bill can add up quickly. Trips to the movies, your favorite bar, a concert, or brunch with the girls all cost money that could be used elsewhere. Instead of declining the next time your friends invite you out, invite them over instead. Host a potluck, game night, movie night, or just enjoy catching up without having to yell over the noise of a crowded bar. If you want to get out of your apartment for the afternoon consider a free activity. Hiking, going on a walk, volunteering, or playing Frisbee at the local park are all free of charge!

Move Money to Your Savings Account

At the end of the month check on your budgeting app and see how you’ve done. If all went well, you should have some extra money in your bank account. Now is the time to move it to your savings account so you aren’t tempted to spend it.

The more you continue to make small changes, the more money you’ll accumulate in your savings account. Buy one less latte a week, bring lunch to work, and repair the hole in your coat pocket instead of tossing it out.

Was renting an apartment on your list of things to save for? Our apartments are spacious, conveniently located, and affordable! Check out our floor plans or schedule a tour today!

September Events in Albany

Partridge Hill - Wednesday, September 04, 2019

September events in Albany, New York

Summer may be winding down, but the events happening in Albany are not! September’s event calendar is full of exciting activities, cultural events, and food and drink festivals that you won’t want to miss. For a quick rundown of the September events in Albany, check out the list we put together down below.

Albany Events

Retro Video Game Night

Visit City Beer Hall every Thursday night from 8-10 PM for Retro Video Game Night! Two screens are available at the bar for casual play, no quarters required! The City Beer Hall also has a large selection of board games. Old school video games and craft beer – it’s the best of both worlds for adults!

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise of Albany

If you’re new to the Albany area this is a great activity to get to know the Capital Region. Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River from 1 – 2:30 PM on Friday, September 6th. A Hudson River Historian will be on board to narrate the cruise while you enjoy drinks and snacks!

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Jazz lover or not, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival is an annual event you won’t want to miss. Enjoy acclaimed musical guests, great food, vendors, kids activities and more all for free! The event takes place on Saturday, September 7th at the Corning Preserve Boat launch. The festival is rain or shine so come prepared!

New York State Hops and Harvest Festival

The Hops and Harvest Festival features the best of fall in Upstate New York! Enjoy an impressive line-up of craft beer, fall activities including a pie-eating contest, lawn games, hope presentations, and glass etching. The Dawg Trio will be at the event playing a signature mix of bluegrass, gypsy jazz, Latin rhythms, and klezmer music. Oh, did we mention the event is free?!

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Thousands of people travel to Glens Falls and Queensbury for the Adirondack Balloon Festival every year. From September 19th through September 22nd, you can attend festival and enjoy seeing hundreds of hot air balloons take flight. Admission is free and activities include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, kids activities, hot air balloon rides, a craft fair, music performances, and so much more! Arrive early on Saturday or Sunday to see the flight of up to 100 balloons!

Antique Truck Show

Car enthusiast won’t want to miss the 30th annual Hudson Mohawk Antique Truck Show on September 21st and 22nd. Each year nearly 300 antique trucks arrive from New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Canada for spectators to enjoy. Gates open at 8AM and admission is only one dollar. During the truck show there is also a large flea market and swap meet.

Thomas Rhett at the Times Union Center

See country superstar Thomas Rhett at the Times Union Center on September 21st at 7 PM. Rhett will be joined by Dustin Lynch, Russel Dickerson, and Rhett Akins for a spectacular night of country music. Bring the family or gather a group of friends for an evening you won’t forget!

September isn’t the only month for exciting events and festivals! There is always something happening in the Capital Region, making it impossible to be bored. Looking to move to the Capital Region? Set up a tour today, we’d love to show you around Partridge Hill.

The Best Cat Breeds for Apartment Living

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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At Partridge Hill we love your cat as much as you do! They’re a friendly face to come home to after a long day and can easily adapt to our busy lifestyles. Still, some cat breeds are better suited for apartment life than others. Let’s take a look to see what some of the best cat breeds for apartment living are.

What Makes a Good Cat Breed for Apartments

When you’re looking for your new furry roommate, there are several traits to consider and look for.

  • Adaptable, easygoing disposition
  • Soft-spoken
  • Doesn’t need be to highly active to be happy
  • Not overly territorial
  • Sociable
  • Is okay with being alone for up to eight hours at a time

You should also consider your own lifestyle when thinking about which cat breed is the best. If you have people over often make sure the cat you choose is okay, and even enjoys, new people. If you often go away on the weekend choose a cat that can go more than 8 hours being alone. While some cats are okay being left with enough food and water for the weekend, other’s need human interaction as well.

Best Cats for Apartments by Breeds

The following breeds are known to thrive in an apartment setting. While personalities and temperaments will vary, in general these breeds are good options.

  • British Shorthair – Known to adapt well to apartment life. Quiet and friendly and ideal for those looking for a cuddly pet.
  • Persian – Persians are a good fit for those who live in apartments but who are home often. They also provide grooming on a daily basis to prevent mats in their fur. Their placid demeanor and affectionate personality make it worth it though.
  • Russian Blue – The Russian Blue breed is affectionate but independent, making it well suited for working singles. They can be shy but are loyal to their owner and love to play!
  • Ragdoll – Ragdolls are laid-back and have a gentle temperament. They make a good lap cat and aren’t particularly demanding. They should be kept indoors only, which makes them ideal for apartments.

Adopting a Cat

If you choose to adopt from a shelter (a decision we fully support), try to pick a cat who is over the age of 3. By this time their personality will be fully formed and the shelter staff can help you find a cat that suits your lifestyle. Adopting an elderly cat is also a good option as they tend to be particularly calm. They would love a warm and welcoming home to live out their lives!

If you are away a lot, consider adopting two cats. They can keep each other company while you’re gone, and you’ll receive twice the amount of love and affection once you return.

Find the Cat that is Right for You

In the end, it’s not the breed as much as the personality that is the most important factor. Whether you’re working with a breeder or shelter staff, be honest about your lifestyle so they can help you find a cat that is right for you.

Need a new place for you and your cat to call home? Our pet friendly apartments will be perfect for you and your cat. Contact us today for current availability and to schedule a tour.

7 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

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Between trying not to burn the chicken and making sure the rice isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pot, cooking can be a stressful activity! While trying to manage several things at once, it’s easy to put a hand towel or food too close to the stove and not even realize what you’ve done. The next thing you know the smoke alarm is going off and your stove-top is on fire.

While accidents do happen, there are several things to be mindful while cooking to prevent kitchen fires.

How to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Stay in the Kitchen 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, unattended cooking is the number one cause of cooking fires. If you have to leave the kitchen for whatever reason, turn the stove off and move any pots and pans to a cool burner. 

Keep the Stove Top Clear 

Move anything that can catch fire away from the stove top. That means oven mitts, towels, napkins, dry pasta, and other dry food items. 

Put on Your Cooking Clothes 

Okay, not really, but make sure you’re wearing close-fitting clothes and roll up your sleeves. Loose clothing can come into contact with burners and open flames easier than you think. If you have long hair put it in a pony tail or up in a bun. 

Wipe up Spills 

Grease fires are incredibly common and hard to control! Clean your stove every time you cook and wipe up any spills as soon as possible. 

Don’t Overheat Oil 

Oil that is too hot can start to smoke and bubble up, causing it to spill out of the pan and ignite. As a quick reference, butter has a smoke point of 350 degrees F, canola at 400 F, olive oil at 410 F, and peanut oil at 450 F. Want to know more? Check out this helpful guide

Wait for Grease to Cool 

Pouring hot grease into your trashcan can quickly become a disaster. Wait for it to cool before tossing it in the garbage. You can also pour it in an old food can or container and harden it in the freezer. 

Keep Your Smoke Detector Working 

If a kitchen fire does occur, a smoke detector is your first line of defense. At Partridge Hill, we recommend testing the smoke detectors twice a year to make sure they’re functioning properly. If your smoke detector is not working properly, call the maintenance staff to schedule an appointment for service.

Dreaming of a new kitchen to cook in? Our apartments feature large kitchens perfect for cooking up your favorite meal or baking a delicious dessert. Contact us today to schedule your tour.

Moving Hacks for the Big Day

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Ask anyone if they enjoy the process of moving and they will tell you “no.” It’s time consuming, hectic, expensive, and strenuous. There are about 20 other adjectives we could use to describe moving, but we’ll stop there. Fortunately, there are several genius hacks to make the process a little bit easier.

Color Code Your Boxes

We love a good color-coding system. Adding a bright piece of colored tape to each box will help you quickly figure out which room each box belongs in. When you get to your new place, place a piece of tape on the corresponding doors. Any family or friends who are helping you move will be grateful for the handy system. Without having to ask where each box goes the process will go a lot quicker.

Pack Your Suitcase

This one is so obvious and yet so easy to forget. Pack any suitcases or luggage with just about anything that will fit inside. We recommend shoes or books. Bonus points if your luggage has wheels – heavier items will be much easier to move this way.

Put Hanging Clothes in Garbage Bags

Don’t waste your time taking all of your clothes off of the hangers. You’re just going to hang them back up in your new place so what’s the point? Instead, put a garbage bag over the clothes and then lay the clothes on top of a flat surface inside the moving truck, such as a table or couch. When you get to your new apartment just hang the clothes up and take the garbage bag off. Voila! You’re halfway to being unpacked.

Protect Breakables with Soft Household Items

Forget the packing peanuts and bubble wrap, use towels and blankets instead! This will save you space when packing in addition to being a more environmentally friendly solution. If you run out of towels and blankets you can place a pillow at the bottom of a box for some padding.

Bag Up All Items That Can Spill

Imagine opening a box after a long day of moving and seeing that a bottle of olive oil has spilled everywhere. We’d understand if you just threw the whole box away, contents and all. Prevent this from happening by putting any item that can spill in a Ziploc bag. This includes cooking oils, hair care, skin care, perfumes, and lotions.

Tape Cables to the Electronics They Belong To

Avoid the frustration of finding the right cable for the TV by taping it to the TV before moving. Neatly wrap up any headphones, phone and tablet chargers or other small wires and place in a bag. You’ll be grateful you won’t have to spend an evening untangling wires.

Keep A Box of Valuables and Important Documents Near By

God forbid the moving truck gets lost you will not want anything valuable in there! Pack up all of your expensive jewelry, valuables, and important documents into one box and keep it close by. Your trunk is probably the safest place. Don’t take the box out of your trunk until everything else has been moved into your apartment. This way you can keep track of it at all times. 

Large private entries and accommodating property managers makes moving to Partridge Hill easy! Contact us today to learn more about the community and schedule a tour.

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