Moving house is never an easy task. Sorting, packing, relocating, and hiring the right people for the job, can often seem overwhelming. Downsizing from a house to an apartment is even harder without the right tools at your disposal. This guide will help you have an organised, easy move, and cut out the guess work involved in moving house.
The first thing you will need to do is get organised! You will have to decide what is coming with you to your new apartment. This step is very important when moving from a house to an apartment as You most likely won’t have a double garage or large storage cupboard available.
Next you will need to decide what to do with everything that you aren’t taking with you, whether you plan to sell it, give it to charity, or throw it away. Most people own a few things that they don’t use anymore, but are still in good condition. A great way to get rid of these items, and get a little extra cash, is to host a garage sale, or even sell them online.
Another thing you will need to consider is finding some creative storage solutions. The size and lack of storage opportunities of an apartment calls for creative ideas of where and how to store your things. Using multi-functional furniture is a great space-saving way to store your belongings. Furniture with storage underneath or decorative baskets that can double as a place to store kids toys are great for this.
Hiring out a storage space or asking a friend with a large garage or unused tool shed to store some things for you are also great options.
The next thing you will need to do is make sure all your furniture will fit. Your apartment will most likely be smaller than the house you’re moving from so you will need to decide which room you want each piece of furniture in. Then you will need to measure the rooms and the furniture to ensure that it will all work.
You will also need to take into account how you will move the larger pieces of furniture. Take into account that apartment buildings will have narrow staircases and small elevators. Some of your furniture may be too heavy to lift up many flights of stairs or too bulky to manoeuvre. A wrong decision may lead to your moving day becoming a moving weekend, damage to expensive pieces of furniture, and even the walls of the apartment building at your expense.
At this point, consider using a crane hire company to take the stress and heavy lifting of your move out of your hands such as Mighty Cranes. Mighty Cranes is a professional and precise Brisbane crane hire company specialising in lifting and shifting heavy furniture.
A precise crane lift will have your oversized possessions, like your couches marble table or your grand piano, into your apartment within millimetres of where you want them, undamaged.
You may also want to tell the property manager what day you will be moving to ensure availability of the elevator or staircase that day.
Okay, so now you’re completely prepared to plan and execute a seamless transition from living in a house to apartment life. Now enjoy the stunning views, increased security, and on-site amenities of apartment living.