Tips for Moving into a Second Story Building
Got plans to move into a second story building? Are you starting to sweat wondering how you’re going to tackle such a multiple-story feat? No worries. With the right mover behind you and a well-thought-out plan, you can do it. When moving into an apartment or condo that’s located on the second floor or higher, you may be stressing about getting that huge couch up a couple of flights of stairs without incurring damage.
Plus, carrying boxes and furniture up several flights of stairs can be strenuous on your furniture – and your body. Here’s what you need to know to move into a second story building.
Buy the Right Supplies
First, purchase quilted moving pads to drape over banisters at turns in the stairs. This will keep your furniture from getting scratched. If you don’t have the money in the budget for that, you can use old household blankets if you don’t mind them getting dirty.
Create a Plan
It’s imperative that you have a plan with your moving team on how things will go on the day of the move. Someone will have to stay at the bottom to unload and hand off boxes to another person, who will then bring the furniture halfway up to yet another person who will bring those boxes into the apartment.
Sound tiring? It is. You could save yourself a lot of time and hassle by just hiring movers. They will take care of all the logistics, but you still have to have a plan. Let them know ahead of time of any cramped spaces, tight hallways and narrow staircases. Your movers should also know the layout of your existing home, too, so they can best plan for moving stuff out of there and into their trucks.
This is why it’s so important to have movers come to your home for an in-person quote. This will give them the opportunity to take measurements and come up with their own plan.
Reserve an Elevator
Some apartment buildings will allow you to reserve an elevator for the time of your move. This will make the process go much smoother and faster, so inquire about this beforehand. Now, you don’t have to share the space with other residents, which means you can fit more stuff into each trip and you will save time.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear shoes that you will be comfortable in all day, especially if your apartment building only has stairs and no elevators. The sneakers you choose should have a good tread so you don’t slip when transporting heavy items.
Bottom line is, the best thing you can do for yourself, your furniture and your sanity is to hire a moving company when relocating to a second-story building. You will thank yourself later!
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