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Moving With No Elevator – Tips & Tricks

The only way to ensure that your move goes in the best possible manner is with proper planning and organization, especially if you have little to no experience on the subject. In today’s time, it can be very hard to take care of the whole process with ease as most of us simply work long hours in order to save up money. In addition, if you have kids, the list of tasks you need to take care of during the week is often endless. However, there are certain situations that can complicate the move even further. Moving with no elevator is one of them. Luckily, there are several tips and tricks that can help you move in the best possible manner.

Some people might argue that moving with no elevator isn’t too much of a problem, implying that all you need to do is ask some friends for Help. However, moving by yourself or with a group of friends with no elevator can be very dangerous and result in severe injuries. So, if you plan on moving with no elevator and want to learn about the best tips and tricks, check out the following text below.

A Staircase In A Residential Building

Declutter

Do you wonder how to speed up your move? Decluttering is a step in the right direction. First of all, even before you start planning the actual move, we highly recommend that you declutter and get rid of anything you don’t use. The same goes for outdated items that can’t be put to good use. Remember, fewer things mean fewer trips back and forth. Besides, if you decide to hire a professional moving and storage company, they will charge less.

There are a couple of ways how to declutter before the move. Throwing a yard sale is one of the best tips for downsizing when moving (you can even make some money while decluttering). You can also donate the stuff you don’t need to charities and unprofitable organizations, or simply throwing them away which should be only done with old and very damaged items. Now, some family members often don’t understand that decluttering can ease the move, so it would be best to explain to them why you should get rid of certain items. The best way to do it is by comparing moving prices.

In any case, before you start planning and organizing the move, we highly advise you to declutter. Not only will you have fewer things to move, but you’ll also have a clearer mind and eliminate any possible stress related to the subject.

A Woman Declutters Before The Move

Get Help

The last thing you want to experience on a moving day is finding out that your friends canceled and you’re left on your own. That’s why it is important to ask reliable people for help like your close friends, family members, or even colleagues. However, make sure to double-check with them whether they are capable of helping with the issue. It would be best to have a “rehearsal” move meaning that you should take a look at the stairs and try carrying lighter pieces of furniture up and down to get to know the surroundings. Also, remember to ask the people who are helping you whether some of them have health issues like a sensitive spine, knees, etc., because packing and moving heavy items can result in various injuries. So, getting help is certainly one of the best ways to avoid injuries when moving.

So, if some of your friends mention a health problem, don’t be mad because they can’t help. Instead, find them a lighter task if they really want to help you with the move in any way possible. However, finding help isn’t always easy. Moves aren’t usually available on the weekends when many people travel and rest, especially if they have worked long hours during the week.

Consider Hiring Movers

As we already mentioned earlier, finding help isn’t an easy task, especially if you don’t have that many friends and family nearby. So, what to do then? We recommend hiring professional local movers to help with the issue as long as you have enough money to cover the cost. Also, make sure to hire a truly professional company, as there are numerous shady companies out there. Ask family and friends for recommendations or simply use Google. Oh, don’t forget to check out reviews. We understand that you want to save up as much money as possible but keep in mind that packing and moving heavy items by yourself or with inexperienced help can result in severe injuries and, in some very unlucky cases, even death.

Movers Carrying Furniture Up The Stairs

Disassemble Furniture

When we say very heavy items, we are usually referring to large and bulky furniture pieces that sometimes can’t even fit in the elevator. So, you can imagine what would happen if you carried it using stairs. What to do then? Your best bet is to disassemble large furniture pieces into smaller parts. Not only will you have no problems carrying it, but you’ll also avoid damaging your property, and the risk of injuries is almost nonexistent. However, if you are feeling confident, have enough helping hands, and don’t want to disassemble and assemble furniture, there are ways to ensure that the piece can be carried thru the hallway by measuring the piece and the width of the walls in the hallway.

But we recommend disassembling it even though it might seem like a boring task. If you don’t know how to disassemble furniture properly, professional movers can, without a doubt, help you out with that.

Tips and Tricks

Suppose you are moving into a building with no elevator. In that case, the only way to get your stuff up is by using stairs which is perfectly fine when you are moving just cardboard moving boxes even though it can get tiring on your legs, especially for those moving to some of the higher floors. Unfortunately, when moving furniture, especially large and bulky pieces, it can be very easy to scratch and damage the walls. The same goes for the pieces you are carrying since you can damage them easily. To lower the risk of these complications, make sure to wrap and pad the furniture you plan on carrying.

Also, what to wear on a moving day is a legit question. Don’t forget to wear the right shoes and clothes, and use additional moving equipment for a safe and smooth move, like furniture dollies or pads, which can help you a lot.