Moving into a high-rise building may feel like an adventure, particularly if you've never enjoyed the view from a home that touches the sky. Maybe you're moving from the suburbs to the "big city" and have chosen a skyscraper as your new home. Perhaps you're upgrading from your humble apartment to a luxury condo. To ensure the best experience possible as you arrange the relocation with your moving services, here are a few things to consider.
Consider the Time You Need Moving Services
When you discuss your moving estimate with your movers, you'll usually discuss things like the amount of possessions you need to move and the day your move needs to occur. However, when you're moving into a high rise, it's important to be aware of the best timing for your move, too.
For example, those elevators will probably be full of morning commuters from seven to nine in the morning, so starting your move during the morning rush may end up making your movers take extra time as they wait for the elevator and navigate around other tenants.
You'll want to ask your management company or landlord if service elevators are available for moving. These elevators often have large doors and ample space inside for transporting large pieces of furniture. Making arrangements in advance helps keep your moving costs low.
Tip: Scope out the parking situation at your new home. Make sure there's a place to park the truck for a few hours.
Hire Professional Local Movers to Help
When you moved out of your parents' house for the first time, you probably fit just about everything you owned into the old beater your parents bought you in high school, or you borrowed your friend's truck and tossed everything in the back.
Now that you're moving into a high rise and probably have more possessions, it's time to call a Dallas moving company who can handle transporting your furniture and heavy boxes. A high rise move needs to be efficient and fast. Your friends might be very willing to help, but things can get hectic when you're trying to get everything up to the 30th floor.
Tip: Make sure you let your local movers know as much as possible about your upcoming move. Most moving companies have different guidelines when it comes to your estimate, and they'll want to know details like whether stairs are involved or if there are any unusual requirements.
Think About Furniture Locations
Local moving companies are efficient when it comes to loading and unloading your boxes and furniture, but you can make things a lot easier by figuring out where the major pieces of furniture go before your move-in date. Will all your current bedroom furniture fit in your new place?
You might want to think about donations or selling some furniture if it looks like your new floor plan won't accommodate all of your possessions. If your new home requires long distance moving, you might be able to reduce your costs by selling some furniture before the move.
Tip: Take some measurements of your new place and your furniture. Don't get stuck on moving day with your local movers unable to get your giant wrap-around couch through the doorway and down the entryway of your new home.
Don't Leave Things Until the Last Minute
There is often a little extra planning required for a move into a high rise because of elevator arrangements, parking issues, and the complexity of getting all your possessions to a condo or apartment that could be hundreds of feet from the ground.
One of the issues that impacts most moves is the procrastination bug that hits virtually everyone. It's easy to assume that long distance moving companies don't need a lot of help when they arrive to pack your things, but you can make moving day a lot less stressful with a few to-do lists.
Additionally, it's often important to call cross country moving companies early because they book swiftly during the high season (the summer). Even if you're moving during a time when moving companies aren't usually very busy, there's no reason to wait until the last minute to make sure you'll have a professional crew ready to help you move on your big relocation day.