Posted in: Moving Posted on: Dec 31st, 2014

A Renter’s Guide to Moving to Greenville, South Carolina

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Greenville regularly ranks near the top of magazine’s “best of” lists. It’s been named one of the best cities for young professionals in the US, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and one of the best job markets. For those reasons, moving to Greenville, South Carolina makes sense. Whether you’re moving from a long ways away or have called SC home for years and are just moving into the urban area, here a few tips to help make your move as easy and convenient as possible.

Loading and Unpacking

Getting the moving truck loaded and on the road is just half of the battle when you’re moving. If you decided to load and drive the truck yourself, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck unloading it on your own once you get to your new place. Hiring a moving company that offers furniture moving and unloading, such as Upstate Movers, can really save your back. Odds are, you’ll be tired from doing the heavy lifting you did while getting ready for the move and will appreciate the help of a pro moving team upon arriving to your new place.

Taking Care of the Details

The big benefit of working with a full-service moving company is that these services typically take care of all the details, such as bringing the truck, packing, and loading. But, if you’re doing your move at least partway on your own, you’re going to have to figure out what to do about the truck yourself. If you’re moving from another state or another city, make sure the truck your rent has a drop-off location near your new place. The U-Haul in Greenville offers 24-hour drop-off, so you can return the truck whenever you’re ready. The location also offers storage, which can come in handy if you realize you no longer want some of the belongings you brought from your previous home.

Handling Utilities

When renting in Greenville, South Carolina, you’re likely to want to get your new place connected as quickly as possible. Luckily, when it comes to Internet, television and phone, you have several options in the city, such as Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, and Verizon. Your options for connecting your electricity include Duke Energy and Laurens Electric Co-Op.

Decorating Tips

If you want to put the finishing touches on your new place, but don’t trust your eye for design or if you want to make your new home look as polished as possible, it might be a good idea to hire an interior decorator. When looking for a decorator, choose a trained professional whose aesthetic is similar to your own. Experience is also important. Some designers in the area, such as the pair of decorators at Tate’s Design, have nearly 40 years of experience.

Moving to a new place is always a challenge. But, once you feel at home and comfortable in your new apartment, you can start exploring what the city has to offer. Don’t put off unpacking and decorating, as the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll feel at home.