A Bachelor’s Guide: Moving Into Your First Condominium Unit

For bachelors, real estate can be an excellent investment. Through real estate, they can set up a pad according to their lifestyle—whether that leans on the carefree side or the quiet way of solo living.

Plus, real estate is considered one of the safest and most popular investment options to venture into since property values rarely fall, and when they do, the trend is typically only for a brief period. This also applies even during a crisis – like the COVID-10 pandemic – which is why finding the right real estate investment for you will always be worth it.

For example, if you plan to purchase a condo unit, you can decide whether you want it to be for personal use or lease. Being single lets you choose between the two without having to consider the needs of someone else.

Either way, you’ll find that as you sign the dotted line on the purchase of your new property, you’ll experience one of life’s most fulfilling moments. Yes, owning a property can be a great achievement.

Moving into a condo unit is both an exciting and challenging process, more so when you’re single. The feeling of having a new home to call your own is unbeatable, but when the time comes to actually move, things could also get stressful.

Regardless if it’s your first or fifth, owning a new space always requires preparations for a less hassle transition. It’s normal to run into some roadblocks while organizing your relocation. 

If you’re a bachelor, keep reading to learn how to make solo living a smooth process.

Tips for Bachelors When Preparing to Move into a Condo Unit

  1. Prepare administration requirements and learn the regulations

Sit down, take a highlighter, and go over your condo documents again before repainting your new living room or stacking your bookshelves.

Upon turnover of your condo unit, you may need to submit particular documents and settle a move-in fee. It’s best to double-check the final requirements with your agent or developer to avoid moving-in delays. 

As you revisit everything, take the time as well to check other vital aspects of condo living such as the rules and regulations that apply to residents.

  1. Ensure your safety within the premises and be aware of your new community

Your safety and security are crucial considerations, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. As such, you should contact your real estate agent to learn more about the condo’s security system. 

To begin with, you must select a condo unit that will provide reliable security for you and your valuable possessions. You might want to inspect if there are functional CCTV cameras in strategic areas such as the gate, lobby, elevators, and hallways.

  1. Figure out the most essential furniture to move in first

Take measurements of the rooms before moving in. This will let you see if your existing furniture will fit. You might also need to buy a few basic pieces of furniture. If you’re on a budget, you won’t go wrong with investing in a decent couch and bed. You could also check thrift furniture shops to find good bargains.

  1. Repaint the walls for a refreshing ambiance

Changing the paint on your walls and ceilings is a simple and inexpensive home design trick. There’s no need for costly furnishings or decorations, just like a minimalist interior design. 

Look for color combinations that evoke positive feelings and attitudes. For example, blue is associated with productivity, so it’s ideal for your study or work area. Shades of green that express tranquility and wellness may be appropriate for your bedroom. The color red is recommended for dining areas since it stimulates appetite.

  1. Look for plumbing leaks in the pipes

A thorough inspection of pipelines for possible leaks should be on your to-do list. If you didn’t get the opportunity to do so during your site visits, see to it that you do so before bringing in any personal belongings. You may inquire with the condo maintenance staff for assistance. It also helps to install leak alarms beneath your kitchen or bathroom sink that will notify you if there is water leakage.

  1. Schedule a comprehensive cleaning before moving in

The exact date of your move-in is not the right time to do the floor scrubbing. Cleaning the unit ahead of time is ideal.

Although the condo building management is likely to have the entire facility ready for your relocation, you may wish to add your personal touch by rearranging your equipment in the living room or setting up the kitchen appliances. If you have the time, this is also a good opportunity to consider some minor renovations.

  1. Declutter by getting rid of stuff you no longer need

You now have a better sense of which belongings to bring and which to leave behind after you’ve prepped your new home. Always remember that condos have limited room, so your old, large oak wood desk is unlikely to accompany you anymore. This is a perfect time to declutter and let go of things that are no longer of use. Get a box (or several boxes) for the stuff you’ll be keeping and those you’ll be giving away.

  1. Designate a spot where you can unwind

Designate a “recharging area” on the day you move into your new pad; this will be your place of peace and calm whenever you need a break from the stress of daily living. This could be the corner just beside the window or the balcony if your property has one. Here, you should be able to refocus by meditating, playing soothing music, viewing the surroundings, or enjoying a beverage.  

Get Moving

It is not an easy feat to move into a new home.  To complete all your relocation responsibilities, you may need to take a few days off work. There is a lot to pack, unpack, and furnish. Refer to these tips to help streamline the process. Being organized and strategic with your preparations will greatly minimize the hassle of moving.