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Moving into a new apartment can be a surprisingly satisfying experience, especially if it’s your first time doing so. With that being said, it can also be frightening moving into a new environment where you don’t know the area or the people who reside in it:

Meet Your Neighbours

Meeting your neighbours is an incredibly rewarding step in the journey of comfortably moving into a new space. Chances are, they’ve lived there for a considerable amount of time, and are able to provide you with all sorts of useful information about your new building and local area. This can be regarding building amenities, cozy restaurants, or beautiful parks to explore. Better yet, meeting your neighbours will greatly help your new apartment feel like a home. Being able to recognize and depend on people who live in your building is a wonderful feeling, and will make you a part of a growing community.

Try New Things

Have you had the urge to break out of your routine by creating new experiences? Moving into a new apartment is the perfect remedy for this! Not only do you have a new apartment to decorate with your personal expressions, but you have an entirely new area to explore. If you have the urge to discover the history of your new area, many of our downtown apartments are in prime locations right down the street from historical sites such as the Rideau Locks and Parliament Hill. 

Give Your Apartment Local Flair

Looking to give your new home a new look? Explore local furniture boutiques and markets! Each store will provide a unique style to spice up your new apartment, and usually at an affordable cost.

Bonus Tip: If you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom or balcony, read our blogs on sharpening those spaces! 

Declutter Your Space

As ridiculous as it sounds, moving into a new space is the perfect opportunity to get rid of all the clutter from your previous residence. Consider donating anything you don’t need to local charities or thrift stores. Furthermore, ask your neighbours if they would like anything. After all, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. You may find that after years worth of build up, getting rid of any unwanted items is the sole thing you’ve needed to make your new apartment look its best!

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