If you’ve lived in houses for most or all of your life, downsizing to an apartment can be a bit of an adjustment. Whether you’re retiring, need a smaller place for financial reasons, or just want to free yourself of having to maintain a house and property, an apartment can be just the right fit – if you’re prepared to downsize and know what to expect on moving day.
The following are just some of the many things you’ll need to consider before moving into an apartment for the first time. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call our trusted team of removalists in Brisbane.
What will Fit & What Should be Moved into Storage?:
Before moving day, you’ll need to make a floor plan for your apartment to determine the pieces of furniture and other belongings that will fit the space. If you’re moving from a house, it’s highly likely that you’re going to have a lot less square-footage, and so some items may need to be stored, sold or donated. Measure each room and the hallways to see what it is that you have to work with, because you may discover that the set you used in the living room at your house is just too large for your new place. And, don’t forget to measure the doorways in the apartment, as well, as they may be smaller than what is typically standard for a home.
Unless you’re planning to sell off or donate all of the items that won’t fit in your apartment, you may want to look into securing some extra storage space. Many buildings provide each apartment with a small space for additional storage (typically in the basement of the building). Before moving day, be sure to check the size of this space and where it’s located because it may be a lot smaller than you think and it may not be a safe or secure place to store valuables. For simplicity sake, hire removalists in Brisbane that are able to accommodate your storage needs, as well.
Moving Day Logistics:
Regardless of whether you’re hiring professional movers or plan to do the move yourself, you’ll want to check out the building beforehand to see just how moving day will go. Is there a service elevator you can use or will you need to climb a flight of stairs with furniture and boxes? How large are the doorways and hallways in the building and will all of your furniture fit as-is, or will you need to do some disassembling? The more you can figure out before moving day, the more efficient your move will be.
Save yourself the headache on moving day and hire a team of expert removalists! Brisbane residents have been enjoying stress-free and affordable moves with our help for several years now. Give us a call for a free estimate!