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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving into a High Rise Building

At DFW Fireman Movers we often are asked about the length of a move in apartments and in high-rises and how this relates to the cost of the move.   We make our clients aware that moving to or from an apartment, condo, or high-rise, the cost of that move can potentially be higher. This is not because we charge any kind of special fee or surcharge for these residences. It simply takes more hours to complete the work.

Additional Time Means Additional Money

So why does it usually cost more to move if you live in an apartment or high-rise? It is fairly standard practice for movers to charge per crew member per hour. Therefore, the longer a move takes, the more the total move is going to cost.  Using stairs, elevators, or restricted areas or loading bays require additional time. In general, elevators are the slowest element of a move because they require more time and energy to load and unload then move to the truck.

Moving Day Tips

Generally, apartments and high-rises are more expensive to move, but there are some ways to ensure the move goes as quickly, smoothly, and cheaply as possible.

Call for Reservation

Some high rise buildings have policies require that you contact the owners first before moving in. Failure to do so can lead to heavy fines that might inconvenience you and further complicate the whole process. Therefore, you have to call the owners of the building to reserve some things like elevators and docks. In some cases, you are required to make parking reservations beforehand. Ensure you evaluate the parking capacity of the place and determine whether it will contain the moving company truck.

Avoid Weekends

Especially in apartments or high-rises, the parking lots and loading bays can become very crowded on the weekends. This results in movers having to park far away or waiting around for extended periods of time for a slot to open. This will significantly slow your move down and end up costing you a lot of unnecessary money. If possible move midweek for a far less crowded and quicker move.

Purge

If you’re moving to an apartment or condo from a home it’s likely not all of your belongings will fit in your new space. Before you begin packing, go through each room and see if there are any belongings you could sell, donate, or put in storage. Pro tip: If you haven’t used something in the past year, it’s time to let go. For seasonal items, think about putting them in storage. This will not only save space but will shorten your move, saving you money in the long run.

Hire Movers

Hire a moving company to take off the pressure and stress of moving your belongings all by yourself.  DFW Fireman Movers has the experience of moving into high rise buildings and can offer expert advice along with much-needed equipment.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Marcia M.

    Thanks for making our moving day easy!!!

  • David

    The team introduced themselves to my wife and me. They were very careful with the items and the house. They worked very fast and carefully, Take care & be safe.

  • Brad H.

    Thank you for the response. The guys on the crew were awesome both times we used them to move. Will highly recommend to anyone.

  • Dana K

    Thanks for your services……we were very pleased with the movers that you sent.

  • Lisa

    Your guys did a fine job today! They were very courteous and respectful young men. Thanks for a smooth move!

  • Angela S.

    Great job on our move, by the way. Everyone was very courteous and hardworking.

  • Mike T.

    Anthony,

    I wanted to take the time to let you know that your men today who moved my wife from Weatherford to Ft. Worth were the BEST MOVERS I have ever had in my 55 years of life. They were genuinely nice, polite, fun, and did an incredible job moving all of my stuff on a very humid day! You have 3 great workers and I would heartily recommend your company to anyone!

    Thank you!

  • Thanks S.

    Things went great this weekend with Marcelo, Victor and Rick. Got everything done in a timely manner.

  • COURTNEY JOHNSON

    SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS

    We hired fireman movers to help us move into our new home. They showed up and were very professional as well as courteous to moving items that were very important to us. In the future I will defnitely be using these guys again and I recomend them to all of our friends who are looking for an upstanding approach on moving.

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    ALLEN, TEXAS

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    ARLINGTON, TEXAS

    We hired fireman movers to help us move into our new home. They showed up and were very proffesional as well as courteous to moving items that were very important to us. In the future I will defnitely be using these guys again and I recomend them to all of our friends who are looking for an upstanding approach on moving.