Similar to any kind of move, high rise moves are also quite challenging. Unlike in a residential move, high rise moving involves a lot of careful planning and coordination that should be done ahead of time.
Fortunately, our company, moveON moving is located in Las Vegas, a bustling city, so we have a great amount of experience when it comes to high rise moving.
We are approved to move in and out of many of the popular high rise apartments in the city such as Turnberry Towers, Newport Lofts, Regency Towers, Sky Las Vegas, Soho Lofts, Veer Towers, and many more.
Here are some useful tips so our high rise movers can relocate you successfully.
Notify the Condo Association of your move date
This applies to your current place as well as to the new unit where you’ll be moving into. Doing this will give you enough time to do all the necessary requirements each building may have.
It’ll also help you to avoid getting penalized or fined for not adhering to the rules. Plus, it’s common courtesy, so you won’t be an inconvenience to anyone.
Know your Buildings Rules for Moving in
Every high rise apartment building has their own policies or a set of rules and regulations when it comes to moving in or moving out.
As a tenant, whether new or old, it’s important that you know all these to avoid having problems during your move. This includes knowing about the various safety regulations. Also, make sure to comply with all of them.
For instance, some high-rise buildings would require you to reserve one of their elevators ahead of time so it won’t cause any inconvenience with the other tenants.
Another, is using a freight elevator which is normally located in the back therefore avoiding the public areas.
A good tip is to make sure you know where the freight elevator is. This information will come in handy in case you’re planning to move in large furniture into a condo.
High Rise Insurance and Safety Regulations
To protect their tenants and the entire building management, high rise condominium administrators would often have strict requirements when it comes to safety and security.
This is beneficial in case there would be any injuries, accidents or damages that happens during your move.
They require the new tenant to get a Certificate of Insurance from the Moving Company which shows that your movers are insured.
Therefore, it’s absolutely vital that you ask your moving company if they have provided their movers with this document before you start moving.
Due to this, the high-rise building managers would normally not allow you to move with only your family and friends. You need to hire an expert moving company with insured movers if you want to relocate into any high rise building.
In general, it’s always best if you fully understand your building’s safety rules and regulations prior to your move.
Reserve Parking Permits for your Movers
Ask the building management where your movers can park their trucks and whether you need to get a permit for loading and unloading your items.
The common practice is that building admins would voluntarily put up blankets on the walls of the elevators. This will protect them from getting scratched or chipped by sharp furniture edges.
However, moveON moving always provides blankets to secure the edges of your furniture or appliances. This will not just protect the public property of the building, but it’ll also safeguard the walls when moving furniture into a high rise.
What to know about High Rise Living
If you’re from the suburbs and would like to downsize to living in a high-rise building, there are several factors to think about.
First, the logistics of the move will be very different. As mentioned earlier, there are policies and procedures that you need to follow. Plus, you will be required to hire a professional moving company to help you do the job.
Second, is the lack of parking space. For example, most high rise buildings offer parking space for an additional fee. This means, you probably won’t have a spacious garage of your own once you move into your unit.
Third, is having a smaller living space. Suburban houses definitely provide bigger living areas compared to a condo unit. For example, everything that you’ve put in your garage might not even fit in your new unit so you need to consider selling some items or getting a storage unit.
On the other hand, if you have been moving from one unit to another, you already know how hard it is to bring up large furniture to your place which affects the way you choose furniture for your apartment or condo unit.
Looking at all these elements, it’s really crucial to learn how to declutter properly. Check out all your belongings inside your house. Separate the things that you use every day and those which you only use occasionally.
Afterwards, using a sticky note, write down how often you use them. Some good advice; if you haven’t used an item for more than a year, then it’s probably time to give it away or sell it for extra money. This also applies to your wardrobe too, clothes, shoes, accessories.
Next, go over all your items as you pack them. Be practical. Ask yourself, “Will these fit in my new unit?” or “Do I really need this?”. This includes every item in your house, including all the things stored up in your garage or storage unit, if you have one.
Now let’s move on to the bigger stuff – appliances and furniture.
Before you start moving, ask the building manager for floor plans to your unit. You don’t have to be an engineer or an architect to understand whether your furniture would fit into your unit or not. Studying the floor plan would give you an idea in terms of measurement and sizes.
Measure the width and height of each doorway as well as the turning angles from the corridors to the bedrooms. You have to know whether your bed or couch would fit through the entryways of your unit. In addition, check if your furniture pieces can be taken apart so it’s easier to move.
For items that you think may not fit into your place or those that you don’t really need, it’s best to sell, donate or give them away.
Call Reputable High Rise Movers
Getting help from experienced high-rise movers would definitely make your move safer, faster and hassle-free.
Choosing a moving company that’s approved by most high rise buildings is a great advantage. As a client, it’s important that you know what kind of services are included in your moving quote. You should also be aware of any additional expenses for using elevators or several flights of stairs which are mandatory for moving heavy items.
You’ll know if your moving company is professional when they would walk you through the entire moving process while providing you with a comprehensive and detailed written estimate. Plus, they’ll also work alongside you, every step of the move until you’re finally settled in your new unit.
We at moveON moving have years of experience when it comes to high rise moving. In fact, we are a certified high-rise mover in Las Vegas. Our team will work with you through the entire process from pre-planning until the actual move. Call us today and get a free quote. Let’s discuss how to make your high rise move in Las Vegas stress-free.