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Moving Out of State to an Apartment

Moving Out of State to a New Apartment: A Comprehensive Guide by Rose Moving & Storage

Moving out of state can be a daunting task, especially when it involves relocating from an apartment. At Rose Moving & Storage, we understand the unique challenges that come with apartment moving, and we’re here to make the process as smooth as possible for you. Below, we’ve compiled a resourceful guide to help you navigate the transition with ease.


Helpful Hints for Apartment Moving:

  1. Start Early: Begin the packing process well in advance to avoid last-minute stress. Create a timeline and prioritize packing items based on their necessity.
  2. Declutter: Take this opportunity to declutter your belongings. Dispose of or donate items you no longer need or use. This will not only streamline the moving process but also reduce transportation costs.
  3. Secure Packing Supplies: Gather sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and other necessary supplies. Utilize small boxes for heavy items and large boxes for lightweight belongings to prevent overloading.
  4. Label Everything: Clearly label each box with its contents and destination room. This will expedite the unpacking process and help movers place boxes in their respective rooms upon arrival.
  5. Notify Utilities and Service Providers: Arrange for utility disconnection at your current apartment and setup at your new residence. Notify service providers, such as internet and cable companies, of your relocation to ensure a seamless transition of services.
  6. Hire Professional Movers: Consider enlisting the services of a reputable moving company like Rose Moving & Storage. Professional movers can efficiently transport your belongings, providing peace of mind throughout the relocation process.


What to Look for When Moving Into a New Apartment:

  1. Location: Choose an apartment located in a convenient and safe neighborhood. Consider proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, schools, parks, and public transportation.
  2. Budget: Determine a realistic budget for rent and utilities based on your income. Factor in additional expenses such as security deposits, application fees, and moving costs.
  3. Amenities: Assess the amenities offered by the apartment complex, such as laundry facilities, fitness centers, swimming pools, and parking options. Determine which amenities are essential for your lifestyle.
  4. Lease Terms: Carefully review the lease agreement, paying attention to lease duration, rent increases, pet policies, and maintenance responsibilities. Seek clarification on any ambiguous clauses before signing the lease.
  5. Security Measures: Prioritize safety by evaluating the apartment’s security features, including door locks, surveillance cameras, and lighting. Choose a well-lit and secure building to ensure your peace of mind.
  6. Tenant Reviews: Research tenant reviews and ratings of the apartment complex to gain insights into the living experience. Pay attention to feedback regarding management responsiveness, maintenance quality, and community atmosphere.


Contact Us

By following these helpful hints and considering essential factors when moving into an apartment, you can make informed decisions and enjoy a seamless transition to your new home. At Rose Moving & Storage, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional moving services to ensure your relocation is stress-free and successful. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive moving solutions tailored to your needs.

Everything was perfect! The delivery crew were efficient, careful, and accommodating. I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to post this review on your website:

This was my first experience with a moving company, and I had heard all sorts of horror stories about moving companies! Rose Moving and Storage was recommended to me by a trusted source, so I gave them a call. From my first contact with Jim Stafford to my last contact with Judith Rodriguez, everything was PERFECT! I had two moves to organize, one in-state and one to another state. Jim came to see me, then sent two reasonable quotes. From that point on, Judy kept in contact with packing information, the times for each pick up and delivery, and my final costs. All of the movers were exceptional: efficient, careful, and pleasant to work with. They all went the extra mile to be sure that everything was delivered safely and placed appropriately. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with Rose Moving and Storage, all of their employees, and their exceptional service.


Great move from MI to SC. Rose/Allied was the best price vs Mayflower and United. Salesman Jim Stafford was friendly and helpful, estimated our total weight to within 300 lbs! The driver/crew chief who did our move was Billy and we can’t say enough good thing about him. Very professional and courteous, hard-working, and very careful with our belongings. We had them pack too and they are super cautious and expert packers. Moving is such a pain - but Billy made it as stress-free as possible. I give them my highest recommendation!

Blake Wilms

Brad was stellar as on WED during the loading and unloading.
This was a smooth move even with all the extra steps to cross the border into Canada, and unload in 2 locations.
Thanks again for the incredible service from start to finish.
I am so pleased with the entire process at Rose moving.

Kristen B.

Professional, flexible, accommodating and friendly!
I can't thank the Rose team enough for their support installing and removing an enormous event installation. The team worked for days, at all hours of the day, to help complete a large scale, time sensitive project. From the back office, to the onsite leadership and their team of movers, everyone was a pleasure to work with. They did a quality job with smiles on their faces. I couldn't recommend a group of movers any more! A job well done!

Allison D.

Rose Moving was excellent, start to finish! Jim was so easy to work with and assured us every step of the way. The moving staff were all very professional, arrived on time and worked amazingly quick and efficient! The move went perfect! What a pleasure to work with Jim and Team! We'd highly recommend Rose Moving.

Angela H.

The experience with Rose Movers from the quote, to you with all your help and logistical planning, and to the movers, was easy with no hitches at all. I would recommend you all to anyone planning a move.

Rick and Sue Markley

They showed up on time for the packing and delivery. Everything arrived in excellent condition. The furniture was placed exactly where we wanted, as were the boxes to be unpacked by us. Beverly was wonderful about keeping us informed. Dave and his helpers did a fantastic job.


They showed up on time. They did what they said they would do. They delivered on time, as they said they would do. Everything was perfect. Thank You, Rose / Allied team you are the best. Thank You!

Mike & Bev

We have traveled to many continents before retirement and this crew is the best. They are presently loading the first container to Europe. Very professional, prompt and considerate. Compelled to recommend even while in process.

Fernanda F.

Everyone at Rose moving was a pleasure to work with. They made you feel very comfortable though out the whole process. Very professional.


We have used Rose Moving twice now. Both experiences were great. Jim was friendly and helpful in quoting the jobs and always answered any questions promptly. The movers handling the jobs were all professional and courteous and they took great care with all of our property. I would definitely recommend Rose Moving!

Sara D.

Our move experience was great! The crew who loaded our stuff to put into storage was extremely professional. The team lead even saw the stress in my face and put me at ease by saying, "Don't worry, this is easy! It'll be great!" That really helped! The crew who unloaded our stuff was top notch as well. Jim and Beverly were both very responsive and great to work with. I definitely recommend Rose!


From start to finish Rose Moving handled it all. What could have been a very stressful move could not have gone smoother. All of our belongings arrived in perfect shape. The movers at both homes were very professional and made sure they placed the furniture exactly where you wanted it.

Homeward Bound

Very responsive in scheduling my move and coping with changes. Movers were outstanding for both pick up and delivery. Competent professionals. I would absolutely recommend them.

Ohio Move

Having a 20+year partnership with Rose Moving & Storage, they have always provided Holcim with fast, trustful, and economic services. Their entire staff will work with you to determine the most effective and efficient solution for your warehousing needs. With a passion for performance and precision, you can be assured of their reliable yet flexible customer service at all times.

Holcim US Inc.

We were very pleased with Rose handling our move. Our treasures spent 10 months in their warehouse waiting for our new house to be ready and they all arrived safe and sound. Beverly and Jim were wonderful to work with. I thought the crew that moved us out was wonderful...but the crew that moved us in was even better. If we were to do this again, we would definitely use Rose, they are the best!

Ohio Move II