Unloading a moving truck in an apartment complex is no easy task. You can't pull up in the driveway and begin unloading things. And many times, you have stairs, neighbors and other obstacles to contend with. Here are a few tips you should follow when unloading a moving truck to help make the process a little bit easier.
Find Out Where You Can Park the Moving Truck
Ask the management office before your moving date where you will be able to park the moving truck to unload it. Some complexes have spots for unloading and loading moving trucks. Others require you to reserve spots the night before. Yet others don't have any space and require you to park on the street outside of the complex. Figuring out where to park when unloading your truck can be stressful, so figure this out before your moving day.
Measure the Stairs
When you are moving into or out of an apartment complex, measure the width of the stairs, the height of any handrails and the amount of space you'll have around curves. This can be helpful when carrying large items, such as couches or mattresses. The last thing you want to do is begin carrying a mattress sideways only to realize it won't fit around the curve. Then you have to go back down the stairs, carry the mattress in a different position and start all over. Know the dimensions and how you have to carry each item from the beginning.
Be Mindful of Neighbors
Lastly, when you are moving into an apartment complex, be mindful of your neighbors. Many complexes have hours during which you can and can't move. Find these hours out and move only during them. If the complex doesn't have set hours, try to avoid moving too early or too late as you may disturb sleeping neighbors, which isn't the best first impression. Also, children may be playing in the complex so always be on the lookout for them and try to work around them the best you can.
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