Moving to Your First Apartment in the Financial District

by | Aug 16, 2018 | bay area movers

The Financial District in San Francisco is a cluster of towering buildings that provide an amazing architectural backdrop for diverse individuals in business suits and tourists going about their day. Every year, more and more people from all over the world come to visit or live in San Francisco in search of new experiences and job opportunities. If you are one of these people who are about to move into an apartment in the Financial District, then there are a few things that you have to consider to make the process enjoyable and unforgettable.

For one, you might want to look at hiring local Bay Area movers who understand the roads and exits surrounding the Financial District.  At Good Green Moving, we have local movers who have been in the business a long time and are well-trained to navigate San Francisco safely. The last thing that you want is to get lost and ruin your first memory of your moving day. Here are other helpful tips when moving to your first apartment in the Financial District.

  1. Spruce the Place

The apartment that you’re going to live will most likely be painted a uniform color by your landlord. While it is perfectly reasonable to go away with what’s available, it also doesn’t hurt to put a bit of your personality to the wall color of an apartment that you’ll probably live for a year or so. Just make sure that you ask for permission from the landlord first.

Alternatively, make a call or request to your landlord a few weeks before moving with Bay Area movers if you can suggest a color. This will save you time, money, and energy. When you move in, you’re all set to unpack all your things. Besides, you do not have to worry about tenting your furniture and appliances because the wall would have dried by the time you move in. The movers can unload all your items at the right place in your new apartment.

  1.   Set up All the Utilities

If you are renting an apartment, the landlord would have taken care of setting up some of the basic utilities like water, electricity, phone, and gas. If you use additional services like cable, internet, and a security system, you need to take care of them and make your calls to schedule installation dates as soon as possible. If you have a busy work week ahead, you might not be able to carve enough time to accommodate the professionals who will install your utilities.

  1.   Buy Cleaning Supplies

When you move, make sure that you bring along some basic cleaning supplies. Excluding combustible materials, you should pack extra rugs, cleaning cloths, mops, and a good vacuum. Visit the nearest store where you can buy several cleaning materials like disinfectant spray bottles and soaps. Before you unpack your things and put them in shelves and drawers, make sure that you first clean and wipe the surface thoroughly.

  1.   Explore the Neighborhood

Spend some time exploring your neighborhood. Map out streets where grocery stores, hardware stores, parks, hospitals, museums, cafés, and pharmacies are located. If you are going to work in the Financial District, find out the best way to commute and take note of how much time it would take to go to work and back to your