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Tips for the Easiest Condo Move Ever

Mar 19, 2020 | Greeley Moving

Okay, so the title’s a little misleading. If you’ve ever moved anywhere before, you know full well that it’s far from easy. There are tons of things to consider,  from the number of boxes and bags you need to the move-in date, to what Greeley moving services you’ll use. 

If you’re planning to move into a house, you’re awarded a little freedom. So long as the previous owner is moved out, you can move-in according to your own schedule — no permissions needed. Getting set up in a condo is a whole different beast. Movers in Greeley have to deal with narrow halls, tight doorways, managing the elevator, and getting the go-ahead from building management. If you head in unprepared, you’ll be sure to have a headache by the time you’ve placed your last box. 

Thankfully, your move doesn’t have to be so stressful! There’s no guarantee that your move will be one hundred percent easy — planning and hauling all your stuff is bound to leave you a little winded — but these tips will definitely help ensure your experience is a positive one. 

Here are all the things you need to consider when you’re planning a condo move-in. 

Register with Your Building Community

Before you start anything, head over to your building manager’s office and make sure you’re a registered resident. This will make things easier in terms of getting in and out of the condo prior to and during your move-in day. You’ll also need to be a registered resident in order to book off the elevator.

Typically, all you have to do is talk to the manager and provide your purchasing or lease agreement as proof that you’ll be living at the condo. You may also have to fill out an information form, providing the various ways in which you can be contacted. This is also usually the time where your buzzer code is set up. You’ll want to make sure you have your phone connected to the buzzer system — it’s way easier to let up your move-in team or any delivery services.

Don’t Forget to Book the Elevator

The number of people who forget to book their condo’s move-in elevator is astounding. If you’re planning a move, it’s imperative that you speak to your building management to book the elevator for your big day. Elevator rules vary between condos, so it’s essential to contact the building to get informed on where you’ll need to go. 

Some condos have move-in elevators that are completely separate from the main lobby. If this is the case for your new residence, you’ll likely have an easier time booking the elevator. Some building communities don’t require you to book out the elevator since it isn’t one that residents normally use. However, it’s still a good idea to call your building for a heads up — you don’t want to end up having the same move-in day as another new resident.

In other condos, the move-in elevator is also a lobby elevator. These almost always require booking, since a move during an inconvenient part of the day can be quite a nuisance to other residents. Building communities often restrict move-ins with these elevators to weekdays between 9 and 5, when most residents are away at work. Be extra careful if you’re planning your move during the weekend, as some condos don’t allow move-ins or elevator bookings on Saturdays and Sundays.

Some people prefer to wing it and move-in without booking the elevator. This is a huge mistake that could cost you your reputation as a neighbor. It also won’t win you any favor with the building management. Have you ever tried to get down to your condo lobby to get to work on time, only to find that it’s being hogged by a couple of eager movers trying to squeeze a sofa out of it? Yea… point made.

Schedule Your Deliveries Carefully

Are you planning on dressing your condo unit in new furniture? Chances are, you’re probably getting a few items ordered straight to your new place. When it comes to condo move-ins, deliveries are a less labor-intensive way to get big items like beds and sofas up to your unit. They usually come in pieces or flat packed, meaning your Greeley moving company has less to lug through your condo. 

Deliveries are convenient, but it’s important to devise a plan on how and when these items make it to your unit. Big deliveries will likely require elevator time, so order well ahead of time and plan accordingly. The concierge may be willing to accept smaller packages for you, but be mindful of the fact that some delivery companies require your presence to give up the goods. If you’re using movers in Greeley for your already owned items, handling deliveries on the same day of your move can be a lot. Consider taking a day off before your big move and scheduling your deliveries for then.

Set Up a To-Do List

Utilize this list to make sure you’ve completed everything you need to before, during, and after your move:

  • Get registered with the condo community or property manager.
  • Set a move-in date and book the elevator at least a week before your move.
  • Measure the entryways, from the front of the building to the rooms of your unit to make sure your furniture items will fit.
  • Check-in with your delivery teams and Greeley moving services to make sure everything is scheduled properly.
  • Update your concierge on your move-in plans and who will be arriving to help you that day.
  • Pack an overnight bag complete with toiletries for your first few nights. 

So long as you abide by these rules, you’ll be more than ready for your condo move! If you have any questions on how to make a smooth transition to your new home, ask your Greeley moving company for more tips.