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What to know about moving in Minneapolis
Luckily, you can take steps, like gathering all necessary documents, donating unwanted items, and creating a home inventory, to make your transition to a new home more stress-free. It’s important to research the type of move you need and moving companies’ services, pricing, and customer reviews. There are many reputable moving companies in Minneapolis that will make moving day a breeze.
Before moving day, have a plan for the movers to know where the truck can park, as well as the easiest access points to your property. Clear any small items or debris from the walkways in your home so that the movers can easily navigate your old and new home. Try to anticipate any trouble areas such as tight corners or winding staircases so that you can show them to your movers when they arrive.
If you’re not sure about parking, ask your moving company. Local companies benefit from knowing Minneapolis well, so they can likely find a suitable place to park and load up your belongings.
On average, the cost of living in Minneapolis is around $1,658 per month.1 Depending on your home size, location, and other variables, this number can change. This monthly average places Minneapolis at number 35 on our list of most expensive US cities.
While it’s far from the cheapest city in terms of cost of living, it‘s a significantly cheaper place to live than some similar-sized cities such as Miami, Florida ($1,835 per month), and Oakland, California ($2,416 per month).
Forms and permits vary depending on your move, but if you are moving into an apartment, condo, or an area with a homeowner’s association, you will likely need a certificate of insurance (COI) to begin unloading your items at your new home. Check with rental offices or your point of contact at your new property to see what will be needed. Licensed, local Minneapolis moving companies will offer pre-bundled insurance, but try third-party moving insurance if you want more robust coverage.
Minneapolis requires parking permits for street or public parking.2 This can cost anywhere from $0.50–$1.00 per foot per day depending on where you’re parking, so if you anticipate having to park on the street or a public area, be sure to talk to your moving company and get a permit if you need it.
If you aren't parking in a public space, you and the moving company will be responsible for finding a place to park during the loading and unloading process. This may be more difficult in densely populated areas like Uptown, so be sure to have a plan in place. If you’re moving to or from an apartment complex, there are probably designated loading and unloading areas for your building.
If you’re storing items on the street in a storage container, you will need a permit. Talk with your moving and storage container company to make sure a permit is acquired.
Be sure to have your COI handy if you’ll need to show it to your new property managers. If you’re new to the area and are moving in cold weather, dress warmly! Ensure that your movers have a path clear of any ice or snow so that they can work quickly to get you to your new home.
While boxes should already be packed and marked, it’s helpful to let your movers know exactly where you want your items in your new home. More often than not, movers are happy to help even if you change your mind about the placement of certain items. When you treat your movers well, moving day flies by, and you’ll find yourself in your new home in no time.
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- How to Secure Your New Home or Apartment
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