The densification of Greater Vancouver, especially within the downtown area, continues to grow with the ever expanding population. To accommodate the influx of new residents condominiums are popping up at every turn. As each year passes our Vancouver moving company moves households – be it individuals, young couples, empty nesters, or entire family units – into condos at a greater rate than the year previous. Throughout the new era we have become one of the most well versed movers in the condo moving process and in today’s blog post we thought we would share a few valuable tips with you so that your next high-rise relocation goes without the slightest hitch.
5 Tips to Moving into a High-Rise Condominium
1. Book the Elevator ASAP
Depending upon the month you may be competing with a slew of new building residents moving in and old ones moving out on the very same day as you. The minute that you have signed the papers be sure to book the building elevator for your moving day as early as possible so that it accommodates your schedule instead of being at the mercy of those that did so ahead of you.
2. Inquire About Absolute Deadlines
While it is a nice thought for those moving into a condo without the aid of a professional mover to assume that they will complete the process during the time slot (the elevator) allotted to them, it’s highly unlikely. Often, people squeeze what they can into the time available and then follow-up later in the evening or a day or two after to move in remaining items. Some have yet to purchase new furnishings and assume that they can do so (and then move them in) post moving day. It may not be as easy as you think. Ask building/strata management if there is an absolute deadline for moving big furniture into your suite. They may restrict such a thing. To be safe, move the “bigs” in immediately on moving day so that when the clock runs out you’re only left with the “smalls” that can easily be transported through the lobby and elevator without disturbing residents.
3. Prospect the Building Blueprint
Knowing the lay of the building is one of the most important considerations. Prospect all entry ways and loading docks, measure the width of the doorways and sharp corners in the building so that you can determine whether or not your exceptionally wide sectional sofa, bed, and/or entertainment center can make its way from the entrance of the building, into the elevator, and into your suite without being taken apart first.
4. Request a Copy of the Suite Floor Plan
You of course have seen your condo before moving in but requesting a copy of the floor plan with help you determine well in advance where you will place furnishings when you move in. That way, when the day arrives you can bring your possessions through your front door and plop it right into the spot that it will stay, minimizing the work load that comes after you close the door for the day and begin the unpacking process.
5. Ask About the Building’s Own Moving Supplies
Many buildings have tools available that can help you move in, such as dollies and carts. They may not be forthcoming with the information so it doesn’t hurt to ask well in advance. Anything to ease the process makes sense.
In theory moving into a condo should be a quick and easy process given the fewer household possessions that come with living within limited square footage. However the time constraints and building regulations tend to shift that balance. That’s why more and more people are turning to professional movers for condominium moving. If you are looking for a sure-fire way to move into your next condo please contact Best Choice Moving – your condo relocation expert.