Relocating certainly has its challenges, but when it comes to moving into high-rise buildings, things can get a little trickier.

One of the main reasons why high-rise buildings are challenging is the limited room and means of access. In addition, they have very different and strict rules for tenants. Before you move, research if you need to make a reservation in advance and learn about the moving process in depth.

To facilitate your moving experience, FlatRate gathered the essential things you should know when moving into high-rise buildings:

1. Reserve the elevator in advance.

Find out how many elevators are in your building and when they are available for moves.

Some buildings use only back elevators for movers, which means you will need the management’s permission to use them.  Sometimes, back elevators are only allowed access during particular hours: make sure you check this prior to your move date to avoid any issues or delays.

2. The less you move the better.

Moving into high-rise buildings is a process that involves multiple trips up and down elevators or stairs — meaning that after a few hours, you might feel exhausted.

In order to optimize your time and save your body from some trouble, pack smart and make sure you’re only bringing the essentials. Get rid of all those unnecessary boxes, decorations, and old furniture you promised you would years ago.

3. Reserve a Luggage Cart

Most buildings have luggage carts ready to help move tenants, but they will likely not offer them unless you ask.

Speak to your building’s manager and reserve a cart for yourself at least a day or two before the moving day. A luggage cart can make the moving experience much more efficient and quick. Exploit the elevator and load up!

4. Gather Friends & Family to Help 

The more friends and family members to help you with the move, the better. Moving into high-rise buildings usually takes longer than moving into regular buildings or houses. Aside from that, you will want to keep your moving costs at a minimum.

5. Hire Professionals

With full moving and storage services, FlatRate can easily improve your moving experience by doing all the hard work for you. Trust us, we know moving into high-rise buildings isn’t easy and after years of doing it, we’ve learned all the tips and tricks to make your transition as smooth as possible.

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