Moving to a high-rise apartment unit has its benefits. You get to enjoy the building’s amenities while appreciating everything there is about living a minimalist lifestyle. Not only that, but it also requires a lot less work in terms of maintenance than a typical house. The process of moving in, however, presents certain challenges. The key is to plan everything carefully to minimize delays and other unforeseen circumstances.
Plan Out Your Space
Be sure to plan out your space ahead of time so that your belongings will fit into your new apartment. You may want to ask your building manager for a floor plan. Remember that you don’t have to plan out every last detail – just figure out where the big furniture should go by measuring and placing them in the floor plan to determine if they will fit. You should also measure doorways, particularly the ones that curve to check if your furniture will fit through them.
Downsize Your Belongings
Keep in mind that most high-rise apartments are much smaller than your average house, and you may have less space to store your furniture. The space tends to be limited to offer many other amenities. For this reason, you will need to declutter or downsize your belongings to fit into your new residence. Aside from selling or donating your things, you may want to consider investing in a storage unit or a portable container.
Prepare Parking Permits
Every high-rise apartment has its own set of rules that tenants should follow. This may also include city rules that apply to your move. Before moving day, don’t forget to apply for parking permits or street-use or curb permits to avoid violations that may result in you paying fines. If your building does not have a parking space with enough clearance, you will need to reserve a space for the unloading process. Consider contacting the city’s traffic and parking division first as you plan your move.
Take Safety Precautions
Unlike moving into a house or other apartment buildings, high-rise apartments require you to bring your items through common interior areas. Make sure to take safety precautions around doorways and other edges to prevent injuries or damage. You may also opt for a bumped-up level of moving insurance to protect the building from possible mishaps. When hiring professional movers, ask if they are insured and acquire the proof for your building manager.
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