When you have the life of a flight attendant or a pilot, you may travel up to 20 days out of the year. With so many days away from home, simple errands are difficult to run. Trying to move into a new apartment will be a task and a half, as it requires finding a new apartment and getting all of your items into the home. If you are a flight attendant who needs to move into a new home, here are some tips for getting things done on the fly.
Find apartments with a virtual tour
While you may have time to search for apartments on your layovers, it can be difficult to make appointments to see the places. Go with apartments that have online tours that permit you to see different areas of the property as well as a 3D tour of the apartment. Being able to look at the common areas, the apartment, and pull up a street view of the apartments on the internet will give you good information for making final decisions on each apartment.
Get movers to bring things on your day off
As you can most often choose your days off as a flight attendant, select a block of at least three days off to move. Hire movers to come in on the night before your day off to start packing your items up into a truck. This will allow you to make full use of your time off. The very next morning, have the items delivered to your brand new apartment. Have the moving company unpack and set up any large items such as sofas, bookshelves, and beds. The small items you can move around and unpack yourself during your days off, even if you have to do them little by little.
Place all of your work items in the front closet
If you have a closet in the front of your home, such as a coat closet, place your uniforms, work luggage, and flight attendant tote bag with the required FAA and airline required equipment. Keep the closet clear of any other items so that if you get a call from scheduling, you can get ready and leave your home as quickly as possible. After you are completely unpacked, keep these items in the front closet of your home so that they are easy to load and unload when you are headed on or off duty.
For more information, contact a moving company.