Moving in general is stressful. But moving out of an apartment complex or condo building brings about unique challenges. Properly preparing for the move can help to ease these challenges and help to make moving day as stress-free as possible. Here are three common mistakes that people moving out of apartments or condo buildings make and how you can avoid them when it comes to your moving day. 

Not Scouting Out Parking Spots

One of the first mistakes that is commonly made by those moving into or out of an apartment or condo is failing to scout out the parking situation. When you are moving into or out of your own home, you have a driveway or space in front of your home where a moving truck can be parked to be loaded or unloaded. But you don't have this space in an apartment or condo complex. In some cases, you may be able to reserve parking spaces the night before the move, and in others, you may need to park on the street nearest the building. Always talk to the management office to find out whether reserving spaces is allowed and then scout out what your options are before you arrive with a large moving truck and nowhere to place it. 

Failing to Reserve an Elevator

Did you know that condo buildings and apartments often have a service elevator? And many times, these buildings will allow their tenants or owners to reserve the elevator if they are moving in or out. Unfortunately, this is not common knowledge and many people fail to reserve an elevator because of this. This is important because it helps to ensure you are not sitting around waiting for an elevator that may be filled with other tenants or condo owners. This makes it easier and more convenient to move your belongings in or out. 

Neglecting to Measure Openings

The last mistake that people commonly make when they are moving into or out of an apartment or condo building is neglecting to measure openings and then comparing these openings to the size of their large pieces of furniture. Some of the openings that should be measured include door openings, stairwells, and elevators. This can help you determine whether pieces of furniture can be fitted through doorways or openings or whether they need to be taken apart or broken down to fit. This can reduce the amount of labor you have to do to get your belongings out and minimize damage to furniture that is caused by trying to squeeze them through tight spaces. 

Moving day can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. In addition to scouting out a parking space for your moving truck, reserving elevators and measuring openings, hiring a local moving service can help to make your day go without a hitch. Contact local moving services like Walsh Moving & Storage as soon as possible to discuss your moving needs and to reserve help and a truck today.