If you’ve never moved house before, this text was written especially for you.
Moving house is a huge – but gratifying – challenge. It’s worth noting that every help is welcome, especially if it’s the first time. The keywords for those who are moving are “planning and organization”. This is quite important if your new home is in a condominium, since you’ll have to respect established schedules and undertake an operation that doesn’t disturb your new neighbors. Therefore, the first step is to know the days and times allowed for the move.
You can get this information from the doorman or the building administrator. The official communication to the administration allows the use of a specific elevator and support from the doorman or the custodian. If possible, have a written permission for the move. Also check out the times when you can move the furniture around.
The same goes for hanging pictures or using noisy equipment, such as drills or vacuum cleaners, for instance. Speaking of moving things around, be careful of the halls, elevators and pillars of the building, because the transportation of your belongings may do damage to the condominium, creating unnecessary expenses for one who is already investing in the move. Therefore, pack the furniture carefully, especially the sharp edges.
If your furniture needs hoisting, or you need to reserve a parking space in the street for the moving truck, consult the condominium administrator. Never make a decision without previous permission, saving time but possibly spending money for repairs to the building.
Even with all these tips, do you still feel unsure about the move? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. To that end, an important step is hiring a specialized moving company, thus avoiding stressful situations, or the feeling of helplessness in these situations. Besides packing and taking your belongings to the moving truck, they transport them safely and set everything up again in the new home.