What you need to know for your apartment move

Moving day can be stressful, especially if you’re moving into an apartment. (KCTV5)

Moving day can be stressful, especially if you’re moving into an apartment.

You have the property and other residents to consider. And if you plan to use movers, here’s how you can do so efficiently.

You Move Me Operations Manager Jason Terkelson said if you’re planning to use a moving company to move in or out of an apartment, there are a few things to keep in mind.

“There’s definite ways to maximize efficiency and minimize cost,” Turkelson said.

If you want to save money, be sure to plan ahead.

“It’s all by the hour. So, there’s a one-hour minimum, built in 15-minute increments. So anywhere you can cut time, would save you money in the end,” Turkelson said.

One way to speed things up is to limit the distance the movers have to walk by securing a parking spot for them.

“If they have a parking spot available out front, I would suggest parking your own personal vehicle there the night before. Then when the moving truck gets there in the morning, they can move their own vehicle and put the truck in the spot. That way they’re as close to the front door as possible,” Turkelson said.

Also, make a plan for the elevator if you have one.

“If they want to reach out to the leasing office and see if they do have an elevator available, see if they can get it reserved for the time of moving,” Turkelson said.

Even having your door propped open can help your movers.

“If you’ve got a doorstop or something to keep the door open or hold the elevator open, that way it’s not going up and down if you can’t reserve it, that way you can hold the door open so the guys can just go in and out,” Turkelson said.

Last, if your apartment building requires codes or keys for entry or exit, make sure your movers have everything they need upon arrival.

If you have to continually buzz them in, there's a good chance the system will slow down.

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