Moving an apartment might seem much easier than your typical house move, however, this is not always the case.

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Moving an apartment might seem much easier than your typical house move, however, this is not always the case.

While apartments are typically much smaller, there are different obstacles that can come into play and easily turn your move into a nightmare if you don’t prepare properly. Buildings come with narrow hallways and sometimes even multiple flights of stairs, which can make your apartment move a completely different experience.


to start?

Sit down and figure out the layout of your move. Is there a loading dock that needs to be reserved? What about your building’s elevator? Does your management require a certificate of insurance? Your favorite San Francisco local movers should have all of this information beforehand, so they can provide you with a proper quote and estimate for your move.

Are there too many knick knacks to pack? In that case, you better start thinking about hiring your local movers to pack you up as well. This will save you a lot of time that you can use to focus on the logistics of your move and make sure that everything is as smooth as possible once moving day actually comes.

How many movers do I need?

If you are moving from a building with an elevator, then you shouldn’t be worrying too much about the efficiency of your move being at stake. As long as everything will fit inside your elevator after disassembly, your apartment movers will be in and out before you know it.

However, if you have some flight of stairs added to the equation, it might slow down your move, costing you more money than an extra pair of hands. If your moving specialist has recommended an additional mover on the job, they might be suggesting this so it can be easier on you and your valuables as well.

Some buildings also have narrow hallways that are hard to navigate. With our local movers, you won’t have to worry. Do however, let your moving company know about this so they are aware before your move takes place and can plan everything accordingly.

With tricker apartment moves, less is definitely not more. At the end of the day we all have the same goal - completing your move in the fastest and easiest possible way.

How to cut costs when moving my apartment?

If you are moving your apartment on a budget, there are different ways you can save up money even when moving with professional apartment movers. This, of course, requires some work on your end before the actual move takes place. Most moving companies will offer to disassemble and reassemble your furniture - this is where you can save time and money. By having everything disassembled by the time your local movers arrive, all that is left for them to do is wrap everything and load the truck.

Another tip is to have everything ready to go by the entrance of your apartment. This way, your movers will simply load the elevator quickly a few times and be on their way to your new location.

If your apartment isn’t really near the elevator, try to have at least your boxes located as close as possible. Again, saving any time means saving money with movers by the hour.

Reserving your elevator for a specific time slot for your move is the best way to ensure your movers won’t be waiting around and wasting time, which is why you need to make sure a reservation is made as soon as you’ve booked the date and time with your company.

What should I

ask my movers?

Before booking with any San Francisco moving company, you need to make sure they can accommodate your move.

If your building needs a certificate of insurance, you need to ask the company if it can be provided and if it’s going to be an extra charge. Professional San Francisco Movers provides their customers with certificates free of charge!

Ask for their arrival windows. Every moving company has a different policy. Ask which arrival window you can reserve for your move so you can coordinate everything with your building. You don’t want to hire movers in the afternoon and later find out that you are allowed to move out only in the morning.

Do they have floor protection? Some buildings require protection of their flooring, and it can often be quite specific what they require for your apartment movers to bring to the job. Ask your potential moving company if they can accommodate this request. You don’t want to find out on the day of your move.

Parking permits. Usually, the customer is required to obtain a parking permit before the move, and your local mover can definitely assist you with any questions that you may have. However, you do need to have this handled ahead of time so you can be sure that everything stays on track on the day of your move.

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