Quotecall

Tips for Moving into an Apartment

Moving into an Apartment
Erik Scheetz
Erik Scheetz
May 7, 2015
Table of Contents

You've found the perfect apartment, and you're in the planning stages for your move. Although you might not think moving into an apartment or condo is as difficult as moving into a house, you'll face some unique challenges that you might not in a house.

Here's how to meet those challenges as you begin planning your apartment move in San Antonio

packing house plants into a box

Are There Stairs?

One of the difficulties of moving into an apartment is hauling items upstairs, and if your apartment is on the second story and requires a trip up the stairs, you'll need to let your professional movers know so they can budget the right amount of time for the move.

Check to see if your apartment complex has a service elevator you can use. The doors are wide, and the elevator is often larger than the elevator used by residents. You might also take a look around the property to see if there are any entrances you can use that won't require steps into the first floor.

Get Out Your Measuring Tape

Unless you're willing to construct some sort of frightening system of pulleys, there's a good chance some of your largest pieces of furniture won't fit around corners or up the stairs. Don't wait until the day of your move when the crew from your moving company gets stuck in the stairwell, and you realize your wrap-around couch won't fit.

Take a measuring tape to large items in your present home and measure the small corners and doorways of your new apartment building. Local movers can often get furniture around tight corners by turning items on their sides, but sometimes items are simply too large to fit.

______________________________________________________________

Contact Texas Best Moving and Storage for professional apartment movers in San Antonio - 210-764-6683

______________________________________________________________

Consider the Size of Your New Apartment

If you're moving into a larger space than what you're living in now, congratulations on the larger home! However, if you're going to have a little less room in your new place than you did before, you'll want to think about whether your full service movers will be able to fit everything in the new apartment.

Moving is a great time to rid yourself of extra items anyway. Have a garage sale or donate the furniture that you can't fit into your new apartment. Even if your new apartment isn't drastically different in size, getting rid of some old things when you move is a good idea anyway.

Have a Plan for Box Placement

If you're dealing with some small rooms, it's important to have your movers in San Antonio unload the boxes so you can unpack them easily. The best way to accomplish this is to have the boxes placed in the room where they belong rather than in a single big pile in the living room.

Apartment Moving Tip: Before moving day, pick up some colored or numbered stickers to label the boxes. Then, place a number or colored piece of paper at the entrance to each room to signal where the boxes should go during unloading.

Speak and Plan With Your San Antonio Movers

Your best allies during your move into an apartment are the San Antonio movers who you hire. Discussing all of the potential pitfalls and speed bumps associated with your move will make sure everything goes as planned on the big day.

Your contact at the moving company will probably ask you all the requisite questions for specifics about your move, but it can't hurt to volunteer as much information as possible in the planning stages. The best way to approach your move is with lots of planning and communication with your moving company.

Erik Scheetz
Erik Scheetz is founder of Texas Best Moving and Storage. Erik has over 15 years of experience in the moving business and has built Texas Best Moving and Storage with pride and integrity in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker with many years of experience. Texas Best Moving and Storage has strived to offer the best customer service and moving experience for every customer on every move.
lato

"*" indicates required fields

MM slash DD slash YYYY
Origin Address
Destination Address
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Search by Category

Search For more helpful Resources

The latest from the Texas Best blog

the type of people who live in san antonio
Discovering Downtown San Antonio: A Comprehensive Guide
June 19, 2024
Downtown San Antonio is a vibrant and historic area that offers a wealth of […]
Read more >
san antonio texas
Best Small Towns and Neighborhoods Near San Antonio
June 17, 2023
Which would be better - to live in a bustling city of non-stop excitement, […]
Read more >
Packing Tips and Tricks for Your Move to San Antonio
May 11, 2023
If you have a move to San Antonio coming up, you’re likely looking ahead […]
Read more >

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Read What Our Customers are Saying About Us

Diane McHughDiane McHugh
19:05 06 Dec 23
Texas Moving has helped us move multiple times and they never disappoint. They are conscientious, careful, polite, AND fast! They listened and checked in as to the completion of the job. Thank guys. . .again!
Allan AubertAllan Aubert
20:27 10 Nov 23
Awesome, friendly experience. Took very good care of our furniture. Price was very reasonable.
Carlos AlcalaCarlos Alcala
23:30 18 Aug 23
Very professional experience.
Christina TeresaChristina Teresa
23:51 12 Aug 23
My mom and I used them for both of our moves. They were super nice and very professional! I highly recommend them!
Justice N.Justice N.
21:12 17 Jun 23
They assisted in packing my apartment and moving it, quick and efficient. Great people to talk to and to be around. We worked with both Jon and John, they tackled the hard situation of moving in Texas heat and no ac in our apartment with no complaints and got everything moved over to out new place faster than I expected. Definitely will be using their services again in the future!
Andrew KleinAndrew Klein
06:54 02 Nov 22
Julian and John were great. They took very good care of my belongings and completed my moved within the amount of time I had estimated. They drove safely to the destination and were very polite, answering almost everything with "sir." That was just the move. I had a major family medical emergency near Austin the Sunday before my move and Guillermo was compassionate and helpful in adjusting my move to the times that suited me. After 4 days of exceptional stress, I had a moment of frustration and abrasively responded to something Guillermo said and he didn't flinch. I'm pretty OCD about my stuff but it looks to have all made it without damage to anything. 10/10 Excellent work
js_loader
Read More reviews

Ready to book your move or get a quote?

4.3 stars based on 328 Reviews
lato

"*" indicates required fields

All Fields Are Required

MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Copyright © 2024 Texas Best Movers.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram