Move in day is exciting and very busy for everyone. You and several hundred other people will be moving in over a few days, so being organized, on-time and patient are important in making this day go as smoothly as possible. Below is the basic outline of what you’ll do once you arrive at the property.
- Find a spot to park. Please be courteous. Parking can be an issue with 900 residents, moving trucks, parents, etc.
- Please come to the clubhouse during your move in slot. There may seem like too many people and tasks, but as long as your file is complete and you have your ID and first month’s rent ready you will be in and out promptly.
- Check in at the cyber café. Here you will receive your move in folders, as well as a checklist that will guide you through the move in process.
- Complete paperwork, if applicable.
- Pay your first month’s rent and sign up for an account on RentPayment.com
- Pick up your keys!
- Fill out your move in inspection form once you’ve gotten settled into your unit (This will be in your move in folder). Please note any damages you find. This must be completed & turned in to the office within 48 hours from the time you picked up your keys to move in. (A move-in inspection form is NOT a maintenance request – it is used only to document the condition of the unit at the time you moved in.)
- Submit maintenance requests, if needed. The move-in inspection form is NOT a maintenance request, and only serves as documentation of the condition of the unit when you moved in. (Any emergency maintenance will be handled first. We will always strive to handle maintenance issues ASAP, but the first few days will be handled in order of severity, so please be patient.)
First Month’s Rent
You can only pay your first month’s rent by check. Its a good idea to bring an extra blank check just in case (if you mess up a check you have another and it won’t delay your process)
Once again, please contact the office to make sure your file is 100% complete before moving in. One thing to remember: We may still be missing items from the guarantor as well. If you are unsure as to whether your file is complete, please call the office and we will gladly assist you.
What to Bring on Move In Day
- Government-Issued photo I.D.
- First month’s rent (If paying by check, it’s a good idea to bring an extra blank check just in case.)
- If you are not here to physically move in, please make arrangements to have your first installment paid on move in day before 5pm in order to avoid late penalties or an accelerated lease.
- Your utilities are set up prior to move in. You will receive FREE extended cable and High Speed internet. We do not provide a landline in the unit.
What to Bring for Living at the Woodlands
Here’s a list of items we suggest you consider bringing with you
- Alarm Clock
- Extension Cords
- Mattress Pad
- Under Bed Storage
- Desk Lamp
- School Supplies
- Trash Can
Electronics & Accessories
- DVD Player
- Cell Phone Charger
- Surge Protector
- Shower Curtain
- Shower Caddy
- Toilet Paper
- Medical Supplies
- Plates/ Bowls
- Can/Bottle Opener
- Chopping Board
- Coffee Maker
- Cups & Mugs
- Dishwashing Supplies
- Measuring Spoons/Cups
- Pots & Pans
- Paper Towels/ Toilet Paper
- Aluminum Foil/ Zip Lock Bags
- Cleaning Supplies
- Laundry Supplies
- Tool Kit
Below are some helpful links to local goods and service for move-in.
Change Of Address
The USPS offers mail forwarding services so you can make sure all your mail gets forwarded to your new address at the Woodlands.
However, if you are moving from another apartment complex, you may not be able to change your address through the USPS. Generally, the USPS considers apartments to have a single address and mail forwarding is not available because they do not divide mail based on the unit number – ALL mail addressed to every unit would be forwarded. Instead of using the USPS move out form, change your address with the sender.