Moving your bed, television, dresser, and tables up to a third level apartment is a daunting task. If the apartment building has no elevator, moving into a unit with only stairs can make things more difficult. Let’s understand some important tips to make your move into an apartment a little easier.
Minimize moving volume
As a first step, we recommend that you get rid of as much of the furniture and things that you will obviously no longer use. If you want some good advice, you need to declutter before moving, sell your worn out or old furniture or donate what is usable to different associations.
If your furniture is too damaged or too worn, drop it off at your local waste disposal center! You can also shop around the garage sales!
Disassemble your furniture to move it up the stairs
To move your furniture more easily on the stairs and to avoid carrying too heavy furniture, be efficient: Disassemble your furniture! Keep all the screws and hinges in separate and labeled bags and tape them to your furniture, so as not to forget their place!
Use compressible bags
Another great tip is to put your large and bulky items in compressible bags. These can be quilts, cushions, pillows or blankets. This is an incredible space saving approach and you will have fewer boxes to carry up the stairs!
Ask for help
If you can move the entire contents of an apartment without an elevator yourself, we congratulate you. But it is certainly difficult to do so. Make your move easier by asking for help. Compare moving quotes from removalists Adelaide, it may be more affordable than you think. If you prefer a DIY move, ask friends to chip in, one friend can help you carry heavy items, while another can help you up the stairs. Ask them for a dinner night or some beers in return.
The right moving box
Make sure you seal your moving boxes. To prevent your boxes from opening and unpacking on the stairs, close them well with strong tape.
Choose the boxes that will accommodate your belongings properly. For example, arrange your books upright in a book box, or use a box with compartments to store dishes. These precautions will prevent you from seeing your cardboard tear under the weight in the middle of the stairs!
Wear the right clothes
You are not making a moving fashion statement, so choose clothes based on comfort and safety.
You should wear closed-toe shoes that have a good sole so that you can easily go up and down stairs when handling heavy objects. You probably won’t want to wear your tightest skinny jeans, either.
Even if it’s 90 degrees outside, bring gloves. Carrying tables, chairs and other wooden objects to your apartment can leave you with injuries. So protecting your hand will be beneficial. It will also enable you to handle heavy objects with a stronger grip.
Wrap your furniture
When you carry tables, chairs, dressers and other sharp objects in a furniture lift, there is a risk of furniture damage. Protect them from possible damage by wrapping them in bubble wrap, blankets or other soft cloth.
Hope these precautions and steps will help you have a safer move to the third level of an apartment.