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How to move into an apartment

Moving into your appartmentIf you are intending to move into an apartment then there are a number of challenges that you will need to take into consideration beforehand.  Moving into an apartment is different to moving into a house – there are elevators, stairs, building rules, close neighbors and tight parking spaces to think about.

The first tip if you are making a move into an apartment is to make sure that you have some assistance.  You will need at least two people to move large items; even then, carrying and lifting heavy objects can cause falls, sprains and even serious back injuries.  It is always best to call on the services of a professional moving company.

You need to think about the layout of the corridors, elevators and stairways in your apartment.  Measure these corridors, elevators and stairways as well as your own possessions to make sure that you will be able to get all your items into the apartment to begin with.  To save time it is best to do this while you are packing so that there are no delays on the actual day of the move.  Again, stress can be avoided by having professional movers complete this task for you.

Whether you hire a moving company or move yourself and rent a truck, you need to ask the building management about parking and, if possible, reserve a large enough space for a moving truck.

Lance Grooms

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