How to Move Into a High Rise Apartment in Chicago

In Chicago, one of the most common types of residences are apartments or condos in high rise buildings. While there’s a myriad of high rises gracing the Chicago skyline already, more are being built every year to meet the city’s demand. This means more moves into high rise buildings. However, it’s a different (and slightly more difficult) experience than moving into an apartment that is closer to the ground. Whether the move will be done through stairs or an elevator, the following tips are provided to those looking to move into a high rise building in Chicago. 

  1. Prepare to take less with you. Usually when moving into a high rise apartment, depending on the size of the apartment, you will likely have limited space for storage or furniture and belongings that fit better in larger homes and spaces. Taking less stuff also means fewer trips up and down the stairs or elevator! Prior to moving, sort through all of your belongings and either donate, sell or throw out what you no longer need or want. If you’d like to keep some larger items, Burrows Moving & Storage provides storage as well.
  2. Get help or a luggage cart. Carrying boxes up the stairs and in between floors is not only dangerous but exhausting. Call upon a friend or two to help you pack, move and unpack. Enlisting friends and family for moving day not only provides extra eyes for safety and helpful hands for support, but they can also help to keep you sane amidst the chaos! If your building has an elevator, an additional support will be luggage carts. Rent or borrow one for the day. Take advantage of the elevator and load up your cart with as many boxes and bags as possible during each trip.
  3. Hire a moving company. Moving up from the ground floor has its hassles and headaches that only moving companies know how to manage. A qualified and knowledgeable Chicago mover will have plenty of experience moving people into high rise buildings. Moving companies, like Burrows Moving & Storage, know how to pack, carry and re-assemble large furniture and boxes in a manner that is not only organized and quick, but also efficient and safe! This makes moving into a high rise apartment in Chicago much easier for you. 

The purpose of these tips is aimed at providing you with a seamless and stress-free move. High rise buildings, with all of their amazing amenities, have their complications associated with moving, especially due to the varying amount of floors between the ground and your new apartment. By preparing to take less with you, getting help and a luggage cart, and hiring a moving company, you’ll enjoy the moving experience and be able to start living in your new high rise apartment in no time!