Big cities – the dream for most young people who want to experience life to the fullest. However, while they are appealing, they also have their own challenges. One of the main things that you will notice almost instantly, is that you will have to settle for a small apartment (at least in the beginning).
Quite often such apartments are walk-up. That means there is no elevator. If you don’t have a lot of stuff with you, that won’t be a problem. However, even a single couch, or a better bed that you may want with you, will be an issue to move up the stairs. Don’t worry though, in terms of experienced movers Chicago has something to offer. We from H2H Movers are here to give you a few tips.
Tip #1: Re-evaluate What You Need With You
Many people don’t realize that they do not need all that much things when they move into their new place. Most apartment have pretty much everything you may need. So instead of going around shopping for tons of useless furniture, first check if the apartment has that already.
Of course, you may want something new or more comfortable, but that may not be the best choice in the beginning. Yet if you definitely cannot go without your favorite bed, then go ahead with our other tips.
Tip #2: Help Is Crucial
One would hope that such an advice is quite obvious, but often people consider themselves to be superheroes. Even if you don’t have a huge piece of furniture to move, you like have clothes and personal belongings stuffed into boxes that still need to be moved. Now imagine how it would feel if your apartment is on the fourth (or even fifth) floor and you have to move everything on your own.
Even a single pair of extra hands will cut down the workload in half for each of you, so consider calling at least one friend. With a couple more, you will be doing a quarter of the work still!
Tip #3: Leave It To The Pros
Big items are not easy to move, even if you have an elevator. Attempting to do it on your own (even with friends) is a definite no-no. Not only can you hurt yourself because of the weight, but you can also damage the furniture, and cause further issues down the line.
This is why at some point you may simply need the help of professionals. They are trained in such things and know how to carry heavy items across many flights of stairs. Even if the job seems simple, there are many techniques that need to be involved in order to do it properly and safely, not only for the workers, but for your items as well.
So while moving to a walk-up apartment is not the easiest thing in the world, you should also not be discouraged to do it. There are ways to do it and we are always here to help!