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Metro Vancouver Moving Tips: Moving into High Rise Apartment

Every relocation process has its challenges, and there are some moves more difficult to organize, such as moving into a high rise apartment building.

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It is a bit more different than the other moves for a few specific factors that you should consider for your relocation. So here is some tips on how to move into a high rise apartment building.

How to Move into a High Rise Apartment Building

  • Move less items. If you have lived in a house or a large apartment – certainly now you will have to downsize. This is good in three ways.
    Firstly, when you have less stuff for relocation, you will pay less for the moving itself. So walk around every room and premise in your current home and see what you can let go of. If you don’t want to do this think about renting a storage.
    Secondly, if you have just a few boxes to carry up to your high rise, you will do your move quicker because your Metro Vancouver movers will be done in shorter time.
    And thirdly, with less luggage to relocate you can avoid the extra costs some moves apply. These are charges that may be for going up the stairs if the elevator is not available.
  • Check with your landlord if you can reserve the elevator for the time when you are going to be moving in to your high rise condo. If there is more than one elevator in your building, you can ask to have one of the elevators reserved for a couple of hours.
  • You can also hire a luggage cart to save time and money. Load it up with boxes and you will have to go up an down when moving into your high rise apartment fewer times.
  • Get some people to assist you. That will make your move into a high rise apartment even quicker and a bit more safer as you can watch over each other and help each other.
  • Taking items to more floors is more time consuming and more expensive. How to move furniture into a high rise is another tricky question. Besides reserving dollies and struggling with staircases you have one other much simpler option – call on your Metro Vancouver movers. Get free quotes for moving from several different Metro Vancouver moving companies (at least). That way you can compare prices and services offered by Metro Vancouver movers. When you get your quote remember to ask what is included in it, what isn’t and what are the costs of the extra services that your Metro Vancouver moving company offers.
  • To find a reputable Metro Vancouver mover you should check the company’s reviews with the BBB website. There are things some Metro Vancouver moving companies won’t tell you, so you need to get the information yourself. One of those things are the extra charges applied. Also, check on consumer reports those Metro Vancouver movers have.
  • Also make sure that the furniture will fit through the door and into the rooms of your new home. Otherwise, you might have paid for it to be transferred in vain. It is good to measure the size of furniture and have the size of your next home with the rooms in it. You will need for your penthouse apartment move or your moving into high rise to make a plan. Distribute the furniture you want to take to the different rooms, see what will fit and what will not and make sure to get rid of the things not to be taken enough time in advance before the moving day.
  • Most buildings will allow you to have your pet in, provided that some size restrictions are complied with but before move in check that.
  • If you are intended on making some renovations, make sure you are clear on what you are allowed to do and when. Some buildings allow renovations done only by licensed contractors and only during the working hours of the working week.

Also, speak with the previous owner/ tenant of the apartment to inform yourself of issues that have not been solved yet (leaking roof, problems with plumbing, etc.) so you can also prepare in your budget the possible finances for that. Hopefully these tips will guide you better on how to move into a high rise apartment building. Good luck with your moving!

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